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November 24, 2015 Transparency and Integrity: They’re prerequisites for supply chain sustainability

Source: Supply Chain Management Review

Regardless of the motive, environmental and social supply chain sustainability requires a level of transparency, and ultimately integrity, that is only beginning to be recognized.

November 24, 2015 Weather disasters occur almost daily, becoming more frequent: U.N.

Source: Reuters

Weather-related disasters such as floods and heatwaves have occurred almost daily in the past decade, almost twice as often as two decades ago, with Asia being the hardest hit region, a U.N. report said on Monday.

November 24, 2015 Pfizer to buy Allergan in $160 billion deal

Source: Reuters

Pfizer Inc on Monday said it would buy Botox maker Allergan Plc in a deal worth $160 billion to slash its U.S. tax bill, rekindling a fierce political debate over the financial maneuver. Read more at...

November 24, 2015 Bloomberg derides state, federal action on climate change

Source: Capital New York

Former mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday expressed little faith in the ability of state and federal elected leaders to make progress on climate change, saying that business, consumers and mayors will have a much greater impact.

November 23, 2015 Markets will be cautious ahead of potential bombshell from the US Fed tomorrow (Monday)

Source: Forex Live

The US Federal Reserve meet tomorrow(Monday) and markets will remain cautious as to potentially impacting rhetoric/action in advance of the regular FOMC meeting in December

November 23, 2015 The Paris Climate Summit Is A Step Closer To Solving Global Warming

Source: The Science Times

There have been 138 world leaders that confirmed in attending the fast approaching climate talks in Paris. Just a week ago after the incident that claim at least 130 lives, a big event is about to happen in the city concerning...

November 23, 2015 How to Communicate Sustainability at a Brand Level

Source: Sustainable Brands

SB ‘15 London’s third and final afternoon kicked off with a colourful session with Matthew Yeomans, founder of Sustainly, a knowledge consultancy and advisory platform based around bringing together the worlds of sustainability...

November 23, 2015 Euro survives first attack on $1.06

Source: Reuters

The euro was marginally steadier in early trade in Europe on Monday after hitting its lowest in more than 7 months in Asian time, traders with interest from options markets repelling a first attack on $1.0600.

November 23, 2015 Oil declines on supply glut, cut in U.S. oil rigs caps falls

Source: Reuters

Crude oil futures lost ground on Monday in early Asian trading, as the global supply surplus pressured prices, but a cut in the number of U.S. oil rigs for an 11th week in the last 12 limited the falls.

November 23, 2015 Selling sustainability: Business culture more effective than 'green' products

Source: Edie

Companies should stop 'selling' sustainability and focus on creating products and brands that have green credentials embedded as a core value, industry experts have argued.

November 20, 2015 Schooled in Sustainability

Source: Politico

How one professor and his class are changing the way Charlotte uses energy. Politico Magazine visited one of Cox’s classes to see how they’re helping Charlotte embody a new phase of sustainability practices. Read more:...

November 20, 2015 China breaks up $64 billion underground banking: state media

Source: Reuters

Chinese authorities have uncovered the country's biggest underground banking case involving transactions totalling more than 410 billion yuan ($64 billion), official media reported, part of a drive to combat illegal capital...

November 20, 2015 US: The Case Against General Electric

Source: Corp Watch

GE has a lengthy record of criminal, civil, political and ethical transgressions, some of them shocking in disregard for the integrity of human beings. Here are a few examples: In 1995, with the establishment of a Presidential...

November 20, 2015 Fairly upbeat U.S. data highlight economy's resilience

Source: Reuters

New U.S. applications for unemployment benefits fell last week while a gauge of U.S. economic activity rebounded in October, signs of a healthy labor market and economy that could give the Federal Reserve confidence to raise...

November 19, 2015 Fed officials again flag December; see smooth rates liftoff

Source: Reuters

Federal Reserve officials on Wednesday continued to flag December as a likely time for interest rates to rise after seven years near zero, with two expressing confidence they will be able to pull off a rate hike smoothly despite...

November 19, 2015 Walmart is slapping itself on the back for sustainability but it still has a way to go

Source: The Guardian

It’s been 10 years since Lee Scott, the then-CEO of Walmart, publicly set the giant retailer on a path towards sustainability. In an influential speech, “Twenty-First Century Leadership”, Scott pledged that the company someday...

November 19, 2015 Big Antarctic ice melt scenarios 'not plausible'

Source: BBC News

Scientists say the contribution of a melting Antarctica to sea-level rise this century will be significant and challenging, but that some nightmare scenarios are just not realistic.

November 19, 2015 A New York prosecutor is calling for federal legislation to weaken smartphone encryption

Source: Business Insider

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. on Wednesday called for federal legislation requiring tech companies such as Google and Apple to design smartphone operating systems so law enforcement can unlock data stored on them.

November 18, 2015 Amid record global temperatures, Senate votes to block Obama’s Clean Power Plan

Source: Washington Post

Even as new data suggest that October of 2015 was a record-breaking hot month — with a 1.04 degree Celsius global temperature anomaly, the biggest monthly departure from average ever seen in NASA records — Senate Republicans led...

November 18, 2015 Fear Spreads as China's Finance Firms Face Arrests

Source: Bloomberg

The arrests or investigations targeting the finance industry in the aftermath of China’s summer market crash have intensified in recent weeks, creating a climate of fear among China’s finance firms and chilling their investment...

November 18, 2015 2015 shatters the temperature record as global warming speeds back up

Source: The Guardian

With just a month and a half left in 2015, it’s clear this year will be by far the hottest on record, easily beating the previous record set just last year. The temporary slowdown in the warming of global surface temperatures...

November 18, 2015 Stella McCartney: Luxury And Environmental Sustainability Can Co-exist

Source: Forbes

Many people equate luxury with excess and folly. Stella McCartney is not one of those people. A lifelong vegetarian and prominent player in the green fashion movement, the designer has shown that luxury and sustainability need...

November 17, 2015 El Niño on track to be among worst ever, but world better prepared for fallout – UN

Source: UN News Centre

The current El Niño, a weather pattern of devastating droughts and catastrophic floods that can affect tens of millions of people around the globe, is expected to strengthen further by year's end, on track to be one of the three...

November 17, 2015 Walmart sustainability at 10: The birth of a notion

Source: GreenBiz

It’s been 10 years since Walmart set out on its quest to become a leader in sustainability, beginning with three bold, aspirational goals. This is the first of a two-part series that takes stock of the company and its progress,...

November 17, 2015 Companies Reveal #BusinessCase for Sustainability Standards

Source: Sustainable Brands

Leading brands at this week’s SB ‘15 London will reaffirm that doing good is good for business. At ISEAL Alliance, we wanted to find out why companies were choosing certification as a way to meet their sustainable sourcing goals...

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