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April 14, 2016 Market Structure Map - Making Water

Source: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

In the stock market, some firms call themselves “liquidity providers.” The term suggests they’re creating something somebody else needs (here we depart sharply from making water). Liquidity by definition is the availability of...[more]

April 14, 2016 Is it organic' When lifestyle choices have gone too far

Source: SBS.com

The farmers’ market idea of 'purity' and the promise of 'natural' and 'simple' supermarket products and 'wholesome' tonics is troubling

April 14, 2016 5 Ways Sustainability Helps Companies Act More Like Startups

Source: Triple Pundit

More than a popular buzzword, innovation is the essence of a startup. Steve Blank, the co-author of “The Startup Owner’s Manual,” defines a startup as an organization that “works to solve a problem where the solution is not...

April 13, 2016 Earth Day 2016: A Historic Day For Earth's Future

Source: Forbes

Earth Day in 2016 will be one to remember for its significance on a global scale climate agreement between two economic powerhouses. The Earth Day movement, started in the 1970?s by John McConnell, has since seen billions take...

April 13, 2016 Don't confuse evading taxes (immoral) with avoiding taxes (perfectly legal) (Commentary

Source: Sycrause.com

Last week I pointed out that the U.S. had fared pretty well from the leak of the Panama Papers. There are Americans named who hold offshore accounts, to be sure, but so far, they seem to be random people with a bit of money, not...

April 11, 2016 GE chief exposes Bernie’s lies about ‘corporate greed’

Source: NY Post

We at General Electric were interested to read comments Monday by Sen. Bernie Sanders, who claimed that GE is among the companies that are supposedly “destroying the moral fabric” of America.

April 11, 2016 When traditional culture meets modern corporate sustainability

Source: Huff Post

The modern corporate responsibility movement is maturing. Evidence continues to build showing that sustainable business practices can help to mitigate risks and enhance opportunities

April 11, 2016 There are still far too many unanswered questions and dodgy data being used in the greenhouse gas debate

Newcastle Herald - The scary forecasts of runaway heating are based on complicated but narrowly-focussed carbon-centric computerised global circulation codels built for the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)....

April 11, 2016 Water in IR Communications Today

Source: Alphasense- Pamela Styles, principal, Next Level Investor Relations LLC

Water is a prominent “Hot Topic” in the rapidly evolving ESG / Sustainability field. I recently used AlphaSense to look for evidence of its current impact on traditional Investor Relations (IR) communications to the broader...

April 8, 2016 General Motors: The Problem Is Greater Than A Faulty Ignition Switch

Source: Forbes

Forbes - What keeps CEOs up at night' It's not that they know, but what they don't know. Such is the case in which General Motors newly appointed CEO Mary Barra finds herself. According to reporting by New York Times reporter...

April 8, 2016 Who Owns The Debate In The Tale Of Panama?

Source: Forbes

Regardless of an organization’s or an individual’s actual guilt or involvement in unlawful activities, firms should take account of this new context and adapt their behaviors accordingly.

April 8, 2016 Israeli water solutions can help world, author says at Cal Poly

San Luis Obispo Tribune - Water innovations will save lives and make a better future for our children. Siegel, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, has published essays in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the...

April 8, 2016 What's More American: Democratic Socialism or General Electric?

Source: The Street

Chances are, you've put a General Electric (GE - Get Report) light bulb in a lamp before. Or baked pizza in a GE oven. Or flown in an airline powered by a GE engine.

April 7, 2016 BBC Bias, Brexit, The EU, Bilderberg And Global Government

mintpressnews.com - One of the BBC’s flagship news programmes has shown a “strong” bias towards Britain staying in the European Union (EU), a media monitoring group claimed last week. From the 13th of January to the 11th of March...

April 7, 2016 War on BPA: Recent campaign is not the first go-round for Campbell Soup Co.

Plastics Today - 18, 2012, issue of Forbes magazine. It was written by contributor Jon Entine, a self-described skeptic who writes about science, public policy, media and NGOs. His article reveals â??what happens when...

April 6, 2016 Scrutiny on officials worldwide increases in offshore leaks

Source: Washington Post

LONDON — Iceland’s prime minister became the first major figure brought down by the leak of millions of records on offshore accounts as the scrutiny intensified around officials from other countries, including Ukraine’s president.

April 6, 2016 What To Sweat About If Your Name Is In The Panama Papers

Source: Forbes

So I was both disappointed and relieved when I started looking into the Panama Papers. The disappointment is that The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has not made the documents from the law firm Mossack...

April 6, 2016 Stanford study: California moving toward more extreme weather

Source: Daily News

Stanford researchers who studied trends in the atmospheric circulation patterns that affect California’s rainfall have found that conditions linked to the hot, dry weather during our latest drought have become more frequent in...

April 6, 2016 Excessive, Wrong-Headed Regulation of 'GMOs' Stifles Innovation And Slows Economic Growth

Source: Forbes

Arguably, the underlying disease is the panoply of anti-innovation policies, actions and attitudes of the Obama administration, which has been an outlier–to the high side–of “economically significant” regulations (those that are...

April 5, 2016 How Much Would It Cost For State And Local Governments to Actually Fully Fund Their Pensions?

Source: Forbes

Overall, state and local governments dedicated just 4.1% of their spending to pension contributions in 2013.

April 5, 2016 Can Calpers Live With Responsible Returns?

Source: Bloomberg

The California Public Employees' Retirement System recently opened a new chapter in socially responsible investing (also known as environment, social and governance, or ESG, investing) when its investment committee decided to...

April 5, 2016 12 entrepreneurs who are changing the world

Shelby Star - The World Economic Forum announced their newest class of Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurs of the Year this week. The list recognizes 12 entrepreneurs whose social good enterprises are changing the global...

April 4, 2016 Why Companies Shouldn’t Hide The Financial Risks Of Climate Change

Source: Huff Post

The threats posed by climate change could become as ubiquitous in companies’ financial reports as their earnings and sales information, if Michael Bloomberg has his way.

April 4, 2016 Fury Over Fracking = Book Review

Source: NY Books.com

What should we think of a corporation that undertakes research on one of its products only to discover that its use could be damaging—and then tries to conceal the potential dangers of that product’s use? An investigation...

April 4, 2016 4 Climate Change Facts Everyone Should Know

Source: Inquisitr

“Earth-orbiting satellites and other technological advances have enabled scientists to see the big picture, collecting many different types of information about or planet and its climate on a global scale.”

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