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May 27, 2015 Criminals use IRS website to steal data on 104,000 people

Source: CNN Money

A "sophisticated" organized crime syndicate used the IRS website to steal tax forms full of personal financial information on 104,000 taxpayers, the agency said Tuesday.

May 27, 2015 Can companies become cities’ sustainability savior?

Source: GreenBiz

Cities and business long have had a symbiotic relationship. One provides purpose and place, the other brings people. Not sure which is which in the preceding sentence? That’s the point

May 27, 2015 Investment fund CEOs call for long-term greenhouse gas cuts

Source: Reuters

Some of the world’s biggest investment funds urged the Group of Seven industrialized nations on Tuesday to commit to a long-term goal to cut world greenhouse gas emissions as part of a U.N. climate deal due to be agreed in...

May 27, 2015 Bond Traders Uncover Secret to Rates That Fed Doesn’t Get

Source: Bloomberg

Forget 2015. The real play for bond traders is 2016. For years, the $12.6 trillion U.S. Treasury market has signaled -- correctly -- that the Federal Reserve was too optimistic in its outlook for the economy and interest rates.

May 26, 2015 Vatican bank profits rebound as clean-up continues

Source: South China Morning Post

The Vatican bank posted a sharp increase in net profit for last year after absorbing the costs of a clean-up that hit earnings in 2013 as part of a wide-ranging drive to tighten financial governance and eliminate abuse, a...

May 26, 2015 Top energy firms tied to almost a third of greenhouse gases -study

Source: Reuters

PARIS – Thirty-two energy companies led by Russia’s Gazprom account for almost a third of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions if the burning of all the coal, oil and gas they produce is taken into account, a study said on...

May 26, 2015 Oil moves further below $60 as dollar firms up

Source: MarketWatch

Crude-oil futures fell in early European trade on Monday as a rising dollar put pressure on the commodity as holidays across some major markets, including the U.S., were expected to keep trading thin.

May 26, 2015 Accountability for Sustainability Up and Down the Line


While our industry(architecture) can claim many sustainability success stories, our supply chain is still something of a ‘grey’ rather than a ‘green’ area.

May 22, 2015 OPEC may condemn the world to an oil glut for years

Source: MarketWatch

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries could flood the market with oil for years if it opts to do nothing to alter its output ceiling at a highly-anticipated meeting in June.

May 22, 2015 Your Home Doesn't Matter for Tesla's Dream of a Battery-Powered Planet

Source: Bloomberg

He built a 220-pound battery to hang on the garage wall and convinced a huge number of people that owning one is a lifestyle choice—like having a compost bin in the garden and reusable diapers on the baby. His battery is...

May 22, 2015 Urgent action needed to fill environment sustainability skills gap

Source: Business Green

The global business community is heading towards a perfect storm of challenges and opportunities. The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment's (IEMA) conference aims to upskill the global workforce to face the...

May 22, 2015 Exclusive: Iowa bird-flu farms fall short on containment measures

Source: Reuters

Measures to control the worst bird flu outbreak in U.S. history are not being enforced at several farms at its epicenter in northwestern Iowa, potentially increasing the risks that the disease could spread further, spot checks by...

May 21, 2015 Fed officials see June rate hike as unlikely - minutes

Source: Reuters

Federal Reserve officials believed it would be premature to hike interest rates in June even though most felt the U.S. economy was set to rebound from a dismal start to the year, according to minutes from their April policy...

May 21, 2015 Obama: climate change poses risk to U.S. military, national security

Source: Reuters

Rising seas, thawing permafrost and longer wildfires caused by warmer global temperatures threaten U.S. military bases and will change the way the U.S. armed services defend the country, President Barack Obama is set to say on...

May 21, 2015 Decide Whether That Board Seat Is Right for You

Source: Harvard Business Review

For many executives, a corporate board seat is a coveted opportunity. But any invitation to take one should not be considered lightly. While the business world is overflowing with advice for companies in selecting board members,...

May 21, 2015 Decide Whether That Board Seat Is Right for You

Source: Harvard Business Review

For many executives, a corporate board seat is a coveted opportunity. But any invitation to take one should not be considered lightly. While the business world is overflowing with advice for companies in selecting board members,...

May 21, 2015 Why Attaining Sustainability Requires Us to Bridge Generational Divide

Source: Huff Post

Managing change while confronting the onslaught of converging social, economic, and environmental issues that challenge humanity requires all generations to work together. Although we inherently know that collaboration is a...

May 20, 2015 Communication's part of the sustainability story

Source: Eco-Business

Sustainability strategies may be increasingly adopted by a growing number of companies worldwide, but communicating these efforts and engaging both internal and external stakeholders remain a challenge for many, especially if...

May 20, 2015 Five big banks face criminal charges and $5 billion bill over FX rigging | Reuters

Source: FirstPost

LONDON/NEW YORK Five of the world's biggest banks are expected to be hit with a combined bill of more than $5 billion and criminal charges on Wednesday in a settlement with U.S. and British authorities over rigging of currency...

May 20, 2015 Regulators Point to Risks From Rapid-Fire Trading, Clearing

Source: Wall Street Journal

The rise of computerized trading and the changing roles of big banks are reshaping financial markets and potentially raising new vulnerabilities, U.S. regulators said in their annual report on financial-system threats.

May 20, 2015 Oil prices rise on U.S. stock draw, strong Japan data

Source: Reuters

Crude oil prices bounced back on Wednesday from steep falls in the previous session as industry data showed that U.S. crude stocks fell more than expected last week and strong Japanese economic growth surprised markets, stoking...

May 19, 2015 Introducing the Sustainability Truth-O-Meter

Source: GreenBiz

Out of left field comes the jarring news all over the media and digital world that your product uses 1,000 gallons of water. But you’ve never even seen this statistic before.

May 19, 2015 Texas governor signs law to prohibit local oil well fracking bans

Source: Reuters

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday signed a bill into law that prohibits cities and towns from banning an oil drilling practice known as hydraulic fracking, giving the state sole authority over oil and gas regulation.

May 19, 2015 Euro Slumps After Official Says ECB Will Front-Load Stimulus

Source: Wall Street Journal

The euro slumped against the U.S. dollar and European stocks and bonds surged Tuesday on the prospect of greater-than-expected stimulus from the European Central Bank in May and June.

May 19, 2015 Breaking News: Semi-annual Changes to the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index

Source: CRD Analytics

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ), and CRD Analytics today announced the results of the semi-annual re-ranking of the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index (NASDAQ:QCRD), which will become effective prior to market...[more]

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