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London — British Prime Minister David Cameron will face European Union leaders Tuesday as the bloc meets to discuss the UK's potentially convoluted and messy divorce from the European Union.
Britain's vote last Thursday to leave the European Union continued to reverberate through financial markets on Monday, with the pound falling to its lowest level in 31 years, despite government attempts to relieve some of the...
The headache for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games organizers shows no signs of subsiding. The state has not yet received recently-approved federal funds to beef up security and transportation for the quadrennial competition.
June 27, 2016 Having Won, Some ‘Brexit’ Campaigners Begin BackpedalingSource: NY Times
LONDON — Freed from the shackles of the European Union, Britain’s economy would prosper and its security would increase. Britain would “take back control” of immigration, reducing the number of arrivals. And it would be able to...
The $2.08 trillion wiped off global equity markets on Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union was the biggest daily loss ever, trumping the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy during the 2008 financial crisis and the Black...
June 27, 2016 Sustainability gains tractionSource: Straitstimes.com
Sustainability reporting, or the practice of publishing the impact of a company's economic, environmental and social activities, is increasingly gaining traction among corporates worldwide amid a global push for sustainable...
Major central banks will limit market turbulence as much as possible after Britain voted to leave the European Union, the head of the Bank for International Settlements said on Sunday.
June 27, 2016 Ethics dilemmas may hold back autonomous cars: studySource: Japan Today
The looming arrival of self-driving vehicles is likely to vastly reduce traffic fatalities, but also poses difficult moral dilemmas, researchers say in a study.
Britain has voted to leave the European Union, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing the biggest blow to the European project of greater unity since World War Two.
June 24, 2016 New York City Could See Thousands of Heat Deaths by 2080Source: Scientific America
As many as 3,331 people annually could die from heat waves by 2080 in New York City alone if no steps are taken to adapt to warming temperatures and reduce emissions, a new study warns.
June 24, 2016 U.S. banks flex capital muscle in annual stress testSource: Daily Meal
Big U.S. banks are proving themselves to be stronger and sounder in an annual regulatory stress test, even as the Federal Reserve changes doomsday scenarios to keep them on their toes.
June 24, 2016 There’s a Clear Path for Business on Sustainability, Finds United Nations Global Compact-Accenture Strategy StudySource: Business Wire
Eighty-seven percent of chief executive officers (CEOs) say the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent an essential opportunity to rethink approaches to sustainability, and nearly half (49 percent) say...
Scientists have produced computer imagery showing large areas of California sinking and rising around the San Andreas fault, possibly causing damage in the event of a large earthquake.
Source: Washington Post
LONDON — Britons from the far Scottish isles to the tip of Gibraltar began casting their ballots Thursday in a historic referendum that could reshape Britain’s place in Europe and radiate economic, political and security...
June 23, 2016 Large-Growth Funds and Sustainability: A Closer LookSource: Morningstar
The Morningstar Sustainability Rating for Funds is a category-relative measure of how well companies in a fund’s portfolio are handling the various environmental, social, and governance, or ESG, issues they face within their...
June 23, 2016 Security-conscious Mark Zuckerberg covers his Macbook's camera and audio jack with pieces of tapeSource: Daily Mail
It appears as though Zuckerberg, who is worth $35.7billion, is trying to prevent that from happening by placing a piece of tape over his camera, making the webcam useless
The U.K.’s membership of the European Union hung in the balance as politicians went into the final day of campaigning ahead of Thursday’s referendum.
June 22, 2016 The 3 Ps of an effective sustainability storySource: GreenBiz
Sustainability communications is experiencing a rebirth, a sort of renaissance driven by a newfound purpose. Sustainability managers are teamed up with internal communications and marketing teams and have sought out specific...
June 22, 2016 Janet Yellen's Senate Testimony in Two Minutes - videoSource: Bloomberg
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen discussed Fed policy and economic conditions before the Senate Banking Committee in Washington on Tuesday. Here are excerpts.
PG&E Corp. is proposing to close two reactors at Diablo Canyon in a decade that would end up costing more to keep alive as California expands its use of renewable energy,
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will probably face a grilling about the shortcomings of monetary policy when she testifies before Senate and House lawmakers in Washington Tuesday and Wednesday.
For SustainAbility and GlobeScan’s annual Sustainability Leaders Survey, we asked over 900 expert stakeholders representing business, government, NGOs and academia across 84 countries to evaluate the progress that institutions...
Source: LA Times
German prosecutors are investigating former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and an unnamed executive over allegations they didn't inform investors soon enough about the company's scandal over cars rigged to cheat on U.S. diesel...
June 21, 2016 New crop varieties 'can't keep up with global warming'Source: BBC
Crops yields around the world could fall within a decade unless action is taken to speed up the introduction of new varieties.
Campaigning for Britain's vote on EU membership resumed on Sunday after a three-day hiatus prompted by the killing of a pro-EU lawmaker, but pledges of a more respectful tone were quickly tested by a fresh row over immigration
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