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January 5, 2016 2015 was the year that …

Source: GreenBiz

It’s been another stimulating and exciting year in the world of sustainable business — both breakthroughs and baby steps. Although progress can seem plodding, there’s a sense that sustainability, and particularly climate change,...

January 5, 2016 1001 Reasons Why Global Warming Is So Totally Over In 2016

Source: Breitbart

Climate change is over. It’s a busted flush. The alarmists now have all the credibility of bewildered Harold Camping followers shivering on a mountaintop the morning after the night before, looking all shifty and embarrassed as...

January 5, 2016 2016 Outlook: Can Berkshire Snap Its Losing Streak?

Source: Seeking Alpha

Over the past year, the calls are starting up again. Buffett is stuck in the last century, and his investors are missing out on the latest and greatest new developments in the tech and biotech arenas, among others. That's what...

January 5, 2016 Long on The Big Short

Source: Larry Checco

If, like me, you went to see the movie The Big Short over the holidays and didn’t walk out of the theater apoplectic—especially if your world was turned upside down as a result of the housing bubble and Great Recession that...[more]

January 4, 2016 The Top 10 Strategic CIO Issues For 2016

Source: Forbes

The toughest job in corporate America, says Oracle CEO Mark Hurd, is the CIO’s. While I agree with Hurd’s assessment, I also believe that business-minded, forward-looking CIOs have an incredible opportunity to play leading roles...

January 4, 2016 Three Resolutions Every Leader Should Make For The New Year

Source: Forbes

The new year is finally upon us, and that means it’s time to talk about resolutions. I’ve always been a fan of setting goals at the beginning of each year because it provides a wonderful opportunity to reflect and focus on...

January 4, 2016 Looking at the environment from many angles

Source: Sudbury Star

With the Conference of the Parties (COP21) recently wrapped up in Paris and increasing attention being paid to climate change, The Star asked Buchanan a series of questions about his work and the way forward in building...

January 4, 2016 Why Don’t More Companies Invest in CSR?

Source: Triple Pundit

“Why don’t more companies invest in CSR?” I had a friend ask me this exact question. The question led me to reflect on the many different arguments companies make against investing in corporate social responsibility (CSR)....

January 4, 2016 How Iceland Drilled For Renewable Energy And Struck Tourists

Source: Forbes

PARIS—The president of Iceland credits renewable energy for reviving the tiny island nation’s economy after financial collapse. Geothermal energy provided the baseload Iceland needed to recover, said President Ólafur Ragnar...

January 4, 2016 Winning World War III, Climate Change Edition

Source: Clean Technica

The impacts of climate change have long crossed the line of plausible deniability and we are now deep into a period that has all the hallmarks of a world war in terms of human suffering and the destruction of infrastructure and...

December 31, 2015 End Of Fossil Fuels Won't Come Too Soon For Millions Breathing Toxic Air

Source: HuffPost

Fossil fuels' days are numbered. That's a good thing given the toll that burning coal and oil takes on our climate and health. But especially for the people of Beijing -- and Delhi and Tehran, among other cities currently choking...

December 30, 2015 The Top 5 Corporate Sustainability Stories of 2015

Source: Forbes

2015 was a roller-coaster year for business and sustainability around the globe, with Google, Unilever, Tesla and Shell making headlines. Momentum built from the , through the Sustainable Development Goals and ended with the...

December 28, 2015 Fighting climate change requires more than soothing fantasies

Source: Waahington Post

On climate change, curb your enthusiasm. It’s not that the recent international conference in Paris didn’t take significant steps to check global warming. It did. Nearly 200?countries committed to reduce their greenhouse gas...

December 28, 2015 Chipotle's Sustainability Hypocrisy Could Eclipse Its Food Poisoning Fiasco

Source: Huff Post

The number of recent food poisoning cases linked to the fast-food restaurant soared this week to more than 500 with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcing 6 additional cases in four more states: Pennsylvania,...

December 28, 2015 Europe's Energy and Electricity Policies are a Bad Model

Source: Forbes

It’s quite telling that COP21 took place in Paris. Western leaders, environmental groups, and international institutions are convinced that Europe is the model for the rest of the world to install more renewable energy and...

December 28, 2015 7 Great Environment Longreads From 2015

Source: Mother Jones

From California's nut boom to the green guru of professional sports, it's been a great year for longreads about the environment here at Mother Jones. In case you missed them (or you just want to read 'em again), here are some of...

December 28, 2015 2015, the year that was: Environment + Energy

Source: The Conversation

Environmental news, as a rule, doesn’t deal in triumphs. So the sight of leaders holding their arms aloft in celebration after clinching the historic Paris climate agreement will stand as a defining image of 2015 – a moment of...

December 28, 2015 2015 in Review: Animal Antibiotics

Source: Food Safety News

It’s difficult to summarize what happened on the animal antibiotics front this year. There were lots of pledges, lots of discussions and lots of reports, but not very many actions. Still, we still wanted to recap what happened in...

December 28, 2015 Hope as we look away from 2015 - The effect of these overdue steps will be felt over the next few years. At the World Trade Organization, India delayed its ratification of the trade facilitation agreement struck at the Bali...

December 28, 2015 19 for ’16: Biggest sustainability hopes for 2016

Source: GreenBiz

Now, for the next installment of our three-part VERGE series, we asked VERGE leaders a second question: "What’s your biggest hope for sustainability technology in 2016?"

December 28, 2015 Prospects For The Oil Market - What Is Market Structure Telling Us As We Head Into 2016?

Source: Seeking Alpha

It has been a rough year for the energy markets in 2015. Crude oil opened in January of this year at over $50 per barrel on the active month NYMEX crude oil futures contract

December 28, 2015 The GMO Issue: False Claims, Pseudo Analysis And A Politically Motivated Agenda

Source: Counter Currents

Counter Currents - the World Trade Organization, the World Food Program, the Millennium Challenge, The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and industrial giants like Yara Fertilizer,...

December 24, 2015 Chipotle's Sustainability Hypocrisy Could Eclipse Its Food Poisoning Fiasco

The Huffington Post - Chipotle's troubles have undermined its public claims that it uses safer and higher quality organic and local ingredients when available. Its chief financial officer John Hartung said during a recent call...

December 23, 2015 Poll: Post Paris Deal, Most Republicans Back Action on Climate Change

Source: NewsWeek

A majority of U.S. Republicans who had heard of the international climate deal in Paris said they support working with other countries to curb global warming and were willing to take steps to do so, according to a Reuters/Ipsos...

December 22, 2015 Understanding the Debate Over Inequality, Skills, and the Rise of the 1%

Source: Harvard Business Review

Ask CEOs about income inequality and stagnant wages, and you’ll inevitably hear about skills. The argument goes like this: Workers today face global competition and even the threat of automation. Those who can work with...

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