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August 7, 2014 Our Dysfunctional National Government Is Incapable of Building a Sustainable Economy

Source: The Energy Collective

My Columbia University colleagues Bill Eimicke and Alison Miller recently joined me in authoring a new book entitled Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to A Cleaner Economy. If all goes well, Jossey-Bass publishers...

August 6, 2014 Reporting for Duty: 5 Questions with GRI CEO Michael Meehan on Sustainability

brandchannel - A leading organization promoting sustainability reporting, the îGlobal Reporting Initiativeî (GRI) is working hard to create a sustainable global economy that combines long term profitability with...

August 6, 2014 From the Daily: What the frack'

Michigan Daily - Since hydraulic fracturing â a complex procedure to extract natural gas from underground shale â began in Michigan about 50 years ago, approximately 12,000 wells have been fractured in the state....

August 6, 2014 Is It America's Job to Save China's Environment?

Source: The Motley Fool

China has a major air pollution problem on its hands. Its air is essentially filled with the ash that comes from burning coal to generate power and make steel. Chinese citizens are tired of the filthy air they breathe and want...

August 6, 2014 Blog Posts: corporate sustainability

WRI - The îWorld Resources Instituteîâs Sustainability Initiative seeks to align the Instituteâs business practices with its mission. Walking the talk on sustainability, a new report discloses our 2012 GHG...

August 5, 2014 Me to the EPA: Increase Renewables, Limit Carbon, and Protect Coal Miners

Union of Concerned Scientists - My prepared remarks are below. Testimony of Dr. Jeremy Richardson at EPAâs Public Hearing on Carbon Pollution Standards for Existing Power Plants, on behalf of the îUnion of Concerned...

August 5, 2014 Is It Time to Take the Economy Off Life Support'

Wall St. Cheat Sheet - The pulse of the economy is throbbing, if the latest economic indicators are anything to go by. îThe Conference Boardîâs Leading Economic Index (LEI) and Coincident Economic Index (CEI),...

August 5, 2014 Our Weird Energy Politics

Source: National Review

What is it about the weather that compels our government to ineptly dictate how we produce electricity and consume energy? This a worthwhile question to ask on August 4, the anniversary of the day in 1977 that President James...

August 5, 2014 Corporate transparency: why honesty is the best policy

theguardian.com - Similarly, the îWorld Resources Instituteî has helped establish a cloud-based service that maps day-to-day changes in global forest cover. For an investor with exposure to the palm oil industry or...

August 4, 2014 Editorial - EPA’s plan on climate change is necessary as Congress does nothing

Source: Washington Post

THE ENVIRONMENTAL Protection Agency began marathon public hearings July 29 on its new climate-change plan. “This week,” the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Frances Beinecke predicted before the sessions, “we’ll hear loud and...

August 4, 2014 Op Ed - Taxpayers Should Oppose Proposed Fracking Ban

Source: Santa Barbara Independent

The Central Coast’s energy industry is vital to the economic health of the region — producing thousands of jobs and millions per year in tax revenue. Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is an important technology in our...

August 1, 2014 General Motors and the Breakdown of Corporate Social Responsibility

Source: HighBrow Magazine

Over the last number of years, with concerns about what our rapidly changing climate might mean for the future of the planet, people across the globe have been engaging in discussions of ways to increase sustainability. ...

August 1, 2014 Sustainability leadership is more than a slogan

The Business Journal - Action determines leadership. As the îBusiness for Social Responsibilityî report points out, this is particularly important today. We live in a time of flux and disruption. Natural disasters,...

August 1, 2014 Pursuing Energy Failure, Again and Again

Source: National Review

Energy policies are faddish. From the energy-independence moonshine of the corn-ethanol scam to the latest 645-page slate of regulations the EPA wants to inflict on the domestic electricity-generation sector, the supposed threats...

August 1, 2014 What integrated sustainability really means

Source: gREENbIZ

For more than 20 years, I've been among those promoting a more integrated approach to sustainability. It's not just about the environment and resources, I keep reminding people. It's about systems: understanding their...

July 31, 2014 The Unfinished Business Of Health Care Reform: Real Access To Innovative Medicines

Source: Forbes

A year ago in this space, I wrote about the importance of adherence – patients taking prescribed medicines as directed. I cited an independent study by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, which estimated that...

July 31, 2014 Greenspan Says Stocks to See ‘Significant Correction’

Source: Bloomberg

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said equity markets will see a decline at some point after surging for the past several years. “The stock market has recovered so sharply for so long, you have to assume somewhere...

July 31, 2014 Market Structure Map - Missing Volume

Source: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

Weak volumes would seem cause for concern. It suggests a lack of consuming. It’s happening more on the NYSE than the NASDAQ. In 2009, the NYSE averaged 2.6 billion shares daily, about $82 billion of dollar-flow. In 2014 so far,...[more]

July 30, 2014 Obamacare's Smoking Gun Fires Again

Source: Bloomberg

Last night, the Competitive Enterprise Institute broke a heck of a story: A video showed Jonathan Gruber, one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act, supporting the plaintiff's argument in Halbig v. Burwell.

July 29, 2014 The Energy Angle: Why Hillary Clinton is Right about Putin

Source: Fuel Fix

Both energy companies and consuming countries who still think appeasing Russian President Vladimir Putin will solve their long term problems need to think again. Hillary Clinton’s tough talk about why we must stand up to energy...

July 29, 2014 What is corporate governance?

Source: Business and Leadership

The word governance comes from a Latin word – gubernare – which means to steer. Cicero wrote “he that governs sits quietly at the stern and scarce is seen to stir”. Thus my colleague, Dr Collette Kirwan, has conceptualised the...

July 29, 2014 UN and its Auspices Bear Responsibility for Global Warming Hysteria

Heartlander Magazine - No actual proof, as it is understood in science, exists." Patrick Moore is critical of the UN's îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) for claiming "it is extremely likely" that...

July 28, 2014 Op/Ed: Despite Big Leaps, CSR Still Has a Long Way to Go

Triple Pundit - Yahoo Canada published a list of the worldâs 25 most profitable companies last year on its finance page, and those institutionsâ respective CSR marks dug up from îCSRHubî are utterly...

July 24, 2014 How to make the most of your sustainability Master’s degree

Source: GreenBiz

I'm a recent graduate with a bachelors in environmental management, and am now looking at whether I also need a masters. I'd like to work in corporate sustainability, so have been investigating Green MBAs and CSR courses at...

July 24, 2014 Market Structure Map - Take and Make

Source: Tim Quast, President, ModernNetworks IR LLC

What if exchanges stopped paying fast traders to set prices? Oh, you didn’t know? Read on. Off Salt Island in the British Virgins is the wreck of the HMS Rhone, a steamer that sank in an 1867 hurricane. Even if you’re a...[more]

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