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Phys.org - Climate model simulations by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) showed similar results: as the climate warms, temperature differences in mid-latitudes decrease, and so does temperature...
March 30, 2015 Fed rate hike may be warranted later this year: YellenSource: Business Insider
SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Federal Reserve is giving "serious consideration" to beginning to reduce its accommodative monetary policy and a rate hike may be warranted later this year, although a downturn in core inflation or wage...
OSLO/WASHINGTON - The United States will submit plans for slowing global warming to the United Nations early this week but most governments will miss an informal March 31 deadline, complicating work on a global climate deal due...
March 30, 2015 Sustainability: Five steps for managing Europe's forestsSource: Nature
Europe's varied climates support some of the most biodiverse woodlands on Earth. More than 40% of the continent's land area is wooded. In the north, evergreen forests host Norway spruces and Scandinavian pines; around the...
March 27, 2015 Biggest Polluters to Miss Climate DeadlineSource: Bloomberg
Ahead of the March 31 target, only the European Union and Switzerland have unveiled plans, representing about 10 percent of global emissions. The U.S. has promised to hit the deadline. The rest of the world’s major economies,...
March 27, 2015 9 Reasons Your Sustainability Communications FailSource: Environmental Leader
Sustainability leaders have to talk – a lot. Sometimes they speak at conferences, other times they speak to clients, or they might even write a guest article for a website. Regardless of the audience or platform, if you’re in...
March 27, 2015 The Only Thing Oil Analysts Can Agree On Is DisagreementSource: Bloomberg
Standard Chartered Plc’s Paul Horsnell forecasts oil will rise to $90 a barrel in the fourth quarter. Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Francisco Blanch predicts $58. Six months ago, they were just $1 apart.
March 27, 2015 Guess What's Destroying the Middle Class?Source: Bloomberg
Perhaps the biggest question in American political economy right now is why middle-class wages have been falling. There are three main hypotheses. Roughly, these are: Robots, unions and China.
March 26, 2015 The Four Filters of ESG PerformanceSource: Forbes
Michael Muyot, president and founder of CRD Analytics, a leading provider of independent sustainability investment analytics, is an acknowledged leader in sustainable investing. He has developed a unique set of tools that are...
March 26, 2015 The Fed Still Needs to Figure Out How to Raise RatesSource: Bloomberg
For all the talk about when Federal Reserve policy makers are going to raise interest rates, they haven’t quite figured out how to do it.
March 26, 2015 How much of the world's fossil fuels can we burn?Source: The Guardian
The much-quoted three numbers of climate change have raised awareness of the simple fact there’s far more fossil fuel than we can burn and the more we extract, the greater the risk of climate catastrophe – but they don’t tell us...
March 26, 2015 Factories in U.S. Feel Pain of Rising Dollar, Slump in OilSource: Bloomberg
Orders for American-made durable goods unexpectedly dropped in February as manufacturers absorbed the damage inflicted by a rising dollar and slumping energy production.
March 26, 2015 Saints Beat Sinners Again for Best Stock PicksSource: The Guardian
New Morgan Stanley research shows that whatever sustainability is, it seems to be working
March 25, 2015 Americans' Rating of Environment Inches Up to Record HighSource: Gallup
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Half of Americans rate the overall quality of the environment as "excellent" or "good," the most positive views of the environment since Gallup began asking this question in 2001.
March 25, 2015 Corporate Sustainability: First Evidence on MaterialitySource: Working Knowledge, Harvard Business School
The relatively new class of corporate investments known as sustainability investments has attracted the attention of firms, institutional investors, academics, and societal advocacy groups. This paper examines in depth how such...
Source: Wall Street Journal
LONDON—Oil markets were volatile on Wednesday with major price benchmarks diverging as investors weighed a weaker dollar against expectations that U.S. oil supplies will hit a fresh record. Brent crude for delivery in May rose...
Source: Triple Pundit
Historic droughts, record snowfalls, and the incidence of “superstorms” and other highly anomalous weather seem to be making a stronger impression, and having a greater impact, on those invested in publicly-listed companies....
March 25, 2015 ESG Criteria Important for Majority of InvestorsSource: Plan Sponsor
A majority of institutional investors consider ESG criteria when making alternative investment allocations, according to research by LGT Capital Partners and Mercer.
March 24, 2015 Unsustainable AmericaSource: US News
Consumer preference is shaping up as a powerful force to promote environmental sustainability. Many consumers have shown themselves willing to choose sustainably produced and environmentally friendly products, particularly when...
March 24, 2015 7 Ways Private Equity Is Gaming Your PensionSource: Bloomberg
Kentucky high school history teacher Randy Wieck is on a lonely mission to discover the whereabouts of the 12 percent of each paycheck he and 74,800 other educators are putting into a state pension fund. He’s especially keen to...
March 24, 2015 Welcome to the 'Double El Niño' — and more extreme weatherSource: PRI.org
We’re about to experience a “double El Niño” — a rare weather phenomenon that climatologists had warned about several months ago.
March 24, 2015 Clinton: US Needs Solutions to Income InequalitySource: ABC News
Approaching a likely presidential campaign announcement next month, Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that income inequality and wage stagnation are problems that go hand-in-hand and the nation needs creative solutions to...
OPEC will not take sole responsibility for propping up the oil price, Saudi Arabia's oil minister said on Sunday, signaling the world's top petroleum exporter is determined to ride out a market slump that has roughly halved...
March 23, 2015 Corporate Sustainability – The Board’s Role in Oversight: Protecting a company’s social license to operateSource: The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
MCC: People often think of corporate sustainability activities in terms of environmental, energy or corporate philanthropy-related issues. How does NACD define sustainability?
Currently, some 50 million or so Americans suffer from nasal allergies, but the number is going up, and researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Germany say a pair of pollutants linked to climate change could be...
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