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February 5, 2015 Can You Afford Not Being Sustainable? (Part I)

Source: Huff Post

The answer to this question is threefold, and should become evident through the examination of the definition of sustainability, the investigation of global trends (Part II) and through tangible examples (Part III). But, let's...

February 5, 2015 Four steps to elevate your sustainability storytelling

Source: The Guardian

When it comes to corporate transparency, times are changing. Gone are the days when a company could be considered a leader simply by publishing an annual report. Today’s stakeholders want to truly engage with your company’s...

February 5, 2015 Are We Past the Point of No Return When It Comes to Inequality'

The Huffington Post - When the world's leading economic policy makers, academics, and businesspeople met in Davos, Switzerland for the îWorld Economic Forumî, they did not substantively address policies that would...

February 4, 2015 Accountability is must for corporate governance’

Source: The Hans India

Corporate governance is nothing but ensuring that a firm runs on sound lines through adoption of fair and ethical practices, besides assuring investors of good returns, said Krishna University Vice-Chancellor V Venkaiah on...

February 4, 2015 How Well Do You Know the G4 Reporting Guidelines'

Environmental Leader - The îGlobal Reporting Initiativeî has unveiled the GRI G4 Exam, a first-of-its-kind opportunity for sustainability professionals to demonstrate their knowledge of the G4 sustainability reporting...

February 4, 2015 The climate-change debate, simplified

Source: StarTribune

Another way to think about the question of whether climate change is caused by humans is to simply look at how we’ve changed the landscape. (First understand that carbon dioxide or CO2 causes warming, regardless of the source,...

February 4, 2015 When global warming means more snow

Source: The Week

At first glance, asking whether global warming results in more snow may seem like a silly question because obviously, if it gets warm enough, there is no snow. Consequently, deniers of climate change have used recent snow dumps...

February 3, 2015 The FCC is going to make a proposal that will change the internet for the better

Source: Business Insider

The FCC plans to unveil a new proposal later this week that will regulate the internet as utility and forbid internet service providers (ISPs) from intentionally slowing down internet traffic, according to reports from The New...

February 3, 2015 Caterpillar: A Blood In The Streets Moment?

Source: Yahoo

Shares of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), the heavy equipment maker, have fallen hard over the past six months from a perch above $111 to their current price just below $80. That nearly 30 percent decline qualifies as a...

February 3, 2015 Cities that meet air standards in China: 8

Source: CNN

Hong Kong—Only eight Chinese cities met the country's air quality standards in 2014, according to China's Ministry of Environmental Protection, although this was an improvement on 2013 when just three made the grade

February 3, 2015 Earth's Dashboard Is Flashing Red—Are Enough People Listening?

Source: National Geographic

As scientists and much of the public differ on the causes of climate change, the planet keeps getting warmer … and the effects are adding up.

February 2, 2015 U.S. investors more interested in socially responsible funds

Source: Reuters

U.S. mutual funds that invest in companies they view as socially responsible are posting better returns, spurring advisers to pitch them to their clients. Managers for these funds, known sometimes as "sustainable, responsible...

February 2, 2015 Seven Reasons Cheap Oil Can't Stop Renewables Now

Source: Bloomberg

Oil prices have fallen by more than half since July. Just five years ago, such a plunge in fossil fuels would have put the renewable-energy industry on bankruptcy watch.

February 2, 2015 2014 Was the Hottest Year on Record - 135 Years in 20 secs,

Source: Bloomberg

Deny this. The animation below shows the Earth’s warming climate, recorded in monthly measurements from land and sea over 135 years. Temperatures are displayed in degrees above or below the 20th-century average. Thirteen of the...

February 2, 2015 New study says Great Barrier Reef could be dead by end of century

Asian Correspondent - Scientists under the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) have agreed a limit of 2C if the earth is to avert catastrophe. CSIROâs principal scientist, Kevin Hennessy, said the...

January 30, 2015 Study: Climate change to bring more nasty La Ninas

Source: USA Today

Extreme La Niñas could become more frequent because of global warming, according to a study out this week in the British journal Nature Climate Change.

January 30, 2015 How to leave a mark through investing

Source: The Astorian

Impact investing is not going to replace government or be a panacea, but it’s one of a number of new tools to address social problems. If you want to leave a mark on the world but are unsure of how to do it, I’d say take a look....

January 30, 2015 Inequality should be at the forefront of a debate on the minimum wage

Source: The Guardian

The release of the Productivity Commission’s issues papers into the workplace relations framework is set to reignite the industrial relations (IR) debate. And given the minimum wage looks to be in the commissions’ firing line,...

January 29, 2015 Unsavory: The Problem With Angry Vegans Who Push and Preach Their Ideals

Alter Net - Like îMichael Pollanî, I agree that people should aim to âEat food, not too much, mostly plants,â because this is ideal for human and habitat health. But letâs get real. We live in a...

January 29, 2015 "US Corporate Governance: Boards of Directors Remain Under the Microscope"

Source: JDSupra Business Advisor

For a number of years, the message for directors of U.S. public companies has been that their decisions face greater and greater scrutiny. While some of this enhanced scrutiny has come from federal and state governments,...

January 29, 2015 Best ways to profit from beaten-down energy stocks

Source: CNBC

An investor could drive themselves to the point of paralysis trying to figure out the exact moment for an opportunistic energy stock investment. One day the oil prices are back up 5 percent—signaling a "bottom" has been...

January 29, 2015 British belief in climate change on the rise, research finds

Source: The Guardian

Britons are more likely to agree the climate is changing than at any time in recent years, with nearly nine in 10 people saying climate change is happening and 84% attributing this somewhat or entirely to human activity, new...

January 29, 2015 Why It's So Hard for McDonald's to Change

Source: Bloomberg Business

McDonald's is an industrial wonder. It's the biggest restaurant chain in the world, measured by sales, with some 14,000 locations in the U.S. and 36,000 globally. That's the problem. Executives proudly refer to "the system,"...

January 29, 2015 Does Globalization Cause War?

Source: The World Post

The argument that globalization does not necessarily lead to peace is a pretty easy one to make, the usual example being that German-British trade was going brilliantly right up to World War I. Arguing that globalization leads to...

January 29, 2015 Climate models don't over-predict warming, Nature study shows

The Age - The researchers chose the 15- and 62-year intervals because they are the durations referenced most often by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, which focuses particularly on accelerated warming...

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