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March 2, 2015 Wal-Mart's pay hike will have massive ripple effects in America

Source: Business Insider

After decades of shop floor and political campaigning, US retailers are finally beginning to increase their minimum wages. While the increase is benefiting millions of workers across the country, its driving force is market...

March 2, 2015 Most Americans see combating climate change as a moral duty

Source: Reuters

A significant majority of Americans say combating climate change is a moral issue that obligates them – and world leaders - to reduce carbon emissions, a Reuters/IPSOS poll has found. The poll of 2,827 Americans was conducted in...

March 2, 2015 7 Sustainability Secrets That Will Save the World

Source: Huff Post

In preparing to deliver the closing lecture to Hofstra University's Model United Nations Conference, I realized that I knew seven sustainability secrets that could save the world that I wanted to share with attendees. I came up...

March 2, 2015 Global water solution critical to preempt looming conflicts

Terra Daily - Prepared in association with the îGlobal Water Partnershipî and Canada's McMaster University, the report says the success of global efforts on the scale required rests in large part on a crackdown on...

February 27, 2015 Oil rebounds, with Brent set for biggest monthly gain since 2009

Source: MarketWatch

Crude-oil futures rebounded Friday, with Brent crude set for its biggest monthly gain in nearly six years, ahead of U.S. rig-count data due later in the trading day, and Chinese official manufacturing numbers expected over the...

February 27, 2015 Economic models provide insights into global sustainability challenges

Source: Purdue Univerity

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Using models that blend global economics, geography, ecology and environmental sciences is essential to understanding how changes in trade and natural systems in one part of the world affect those in...

February 27, 2015 New ‘UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework’ is first comprehensive guidance for companies to report on human rights in line with UN Guiding Principles

Source: Boston Common Asset

(London and Boston) - A group of over 60 investors from Europe, North America and Australia, with $3.9 trillion of assets under management, have today urged leading companies to use new guidance to help them “know and show” their...[more]

February 27, 2015 New IRS Scandal Hearings Reveal 32,000 More Emails, Possible Criminal Activity

Source: Forbes

In new Hearings of the Committee on Oversight & Government Reform on February 26, 2014, J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General, said he is investigating possible criminal activity at the IRS. The hearings also revealed...

February 26, 2015 Federal jury orders Apple to pay $532.9M in patent dispute

Source: SF Gate

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has been ordered to pay nearly $533 million by a federal jury that found Apple's iTunes music store uses software that infringes on patents held by a Texas company.

February 26, 2015 Battle for Our Future: Sustainability vs. Innovation

Source: Huff Post

Show your average chief innovation officer or chief marketing officer the corporate social responsibility (CSR) plan from the chief sustainability officer and they are unlikely to get that excited.

February 26, 2015 Al Roker Tells Larry King: Snowstorms Are Due to Climate Change

Source: Eco Watch

It’s almost taboo for TV weather forecasters to connect the extreme weather patterns we’ve been seeing to climate change. And if they’re not ignoring it, it seems that too many of them are openly denying it.

February 26, 2015 What We Heard, and Didn't, From Yellen's Remarks to Congress

Source: ABC News

Over two days of testimony to Congress, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was grilled on everything from the direction of interest rates to the health of the economy to "Audit the Fed" legislation supported by Republicans.

February 26, 2015 New York surveying banks on cybersecurity defenses

Source: SF Chronicle

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York financial regulators are considering tougher cybersecurity requirements for banks to mandate more complex computer sign-ins and certifications from the contractors of their cyberdefenses, the state's top...

February 25, 2015 Climate Change Will Hit America in the Breadbasket, Scientists Say

Source: NBC News

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Climate experts have seen the future of America's breadbasket — and from their perspective, it doesn't look pretty. "I don't want to be a wheat farmer in Kansas in the future," said Harold Brooks, a senior...

February 25, 2015 HSBC, tax and why good companies do bad things

Source: ft.com

HSBC was surely hoping for a better start to its 150th anniversary than its chief executive Stuart Gulliver calling its behaviour a “source of shame”.

February 25, 2015 Communicating sustainability is a subtle attempt at doing good

Source: The Guardian

Soft power. That was the term coined by Harvard professor Joseph Nye some 25 years ago to describe how America could influence the world through the marketing might of its global consumer brands rather than its military clout.

February 25, 2015 GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT ALLIANCE ISSUES SECOND INTERNATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF THE SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT LANDSCAPE

Source: GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT ALLIANCE

WASHINGTON, DC —The global sustainable investment market has grown substantially in both absolute and relative terms, according to The Global Sustainable Investment Review 2014, a report released by the Global Sustainable...[more]

February 25, 2015 Stocks close at record highs following Yellen's Hill remarks

Source: USA Today

Stocks closed at new highs Tuesday as investors reacted positively to remarks from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Greece won EU approval for its proposed budget reforms. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 92.35...

February 24, 2015 Industrialized Countries To Start Unveiling Climate-Change Strategies This Week

Ecosystem Marketplace - On Wednesday, the European Union will unveil its post-2020 climate-change strategy, kicking off a 40-day period during which most industrialized nations are expected to upload their strategies to the...

February 24, 2015 Companies turning to social media to communicate sustainability

Source: Blue and Green Tomorrow

Global companies are increasingly turning to social media to communicate their sustainability initiatives to the public, according to a report from Sustainly. The trend comes as consumers are taking more factors into account when...

February 24, 2015 Duke Energy fined over $100 million for environmental violations

Source: Reuters

Duke Energy Corp has agreed to pay a fine of about $102 million for environmental violations related to a power plant’s coal ash spill into a North Carolina river last year and the company’s management of coal ash basins in the...

February 24, 2015 Will Corporate Social Responsibility Adapt or Die?

Source: TriplePundit

Much of the reason for this is that the CSR professionals (myself included) have not done a good job of helping corporate divisions like Finance, Engineering, Operations, R&D, etc. to understand why CSR is important for them.

February 24, 2015 Greek Reform Proposals ‘Sufficient,’ EU Official Says

Source: Wall Street Journal

BRUSSELS—A list of proposals submitted by the Greek government on how to overhaul the country’s economy appears to be in line with the principles set out by eurozone finance ministers, a European Commission official said Tuesday,...

February 23, 2015 Yellen to shed light on market's biggest mystery

Source: CNBC

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen is set to testify before the U.S. Senate and House, respectively. Investors will likely be listening with keen ears, hoping for a hint about when the Fed will finally...

February 23, 2015 Food Industry Sustainability Strategies and Practices Report

Source: PR NewsWire

Sustainability in the food industry is a major strategic issue for all stakeholders involved in the food supply chain, from agriculture, ingredient manufacturing, product manufacturing, packing, and distribution, to the...

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