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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...

November 17, 2015 Wall St. (Mon.) surges over 1 percent, looks past Paris attacks

Source: Reuters

Wall Street had its strongest session in three weeks on Monday, with sizeable gains in energy shares as investors bet Friday's deadly attacks in Paris would have little long-term impact on the U.S. economy and corporate...

November 16, 2015 Coal not going away anytime soon despite renewables push

Source: Denver Post

BEIJING— Coal: Can't live with it and can't live without it — at least not yet. It is the biggest source of heat-trapping greenhouse gases that negotiators around the world hope to limit in an agreement to be thrashed out in...

November 16, 2015 Global Stocks Mainly Steady After Paris Attacks -- Update

Inside Fidelity - After a brief wobble in early trade, European equities climbed. The Stoxx Europe 600 was 0.1% higher midmorning. France's CAC 40, which fell more than 1% in early trade, was down 0.1%. Airlines and travel...

November 16, 2015 What Is New In Sustainability Reporting? What Do Supply Chain Professionals Need To Know About It?

Source: Forbes

Over time, large corporations’ sustainability efforts usually become broader and deeper. As a variety of companies in an industry tackle sustainability issues, it is natural for them to look for industry trade groups and...

November 16, 2015 France to Push On With Climate Summit After Paris Attacks

Source: Bloomberg

The French government vowed to push on with the United Nations Climate summit in Paris this month and will boost security for the more than 120 world leaders traveling to a city reeling from a deadly terrorist attack.

November 13, 2015 Should we abandon the language of sustainability?

Source: Green Biz

Talking "sustainability" is not easy, is it? Recently, while sitting at a table of Wyoming cattle ranchers, set to give a speech, a rancher’s 10-year-old son looked at me with all his innocence and asked: "What is sustainable...

November 13, 2015 Fed officials lay case for December liftoff

Source: Reuters

Federal Reserve officials lined up behind a likely December interest rate hike with one key central banker saying the risk of waiting too long was now roughly in balance with the risk of moving too soon to normalize rates after...

November 13, 2015 Investors Want More From Sustainability Reporting, Says Former SEC Head

Source: Wall Street Journal

About 75% of the S&P 500 produced sustainability reports in 2015, up from 20% in 2011, according to the Governance & Accountability Institute. But investors who want to use the information say the information they are getting is...

November 13, 2015 The Secrets in Greenland’s Ice Sheets

Source: NY Times

The ice sheets covering Greenland and large areas of Antarctica are now losing more ice every year than they gain from snowfall. The loss is evident in the rushing meltwater rivers, blue gashes that crisscross the ice surface in...

November 12, 2015 Op-Ed | Build Sustainability Into Your Business From Day One

Source: Businesss of Fashion

LONDON, U K— Sustainability starts will transparency. It comes from being willing to ask questions and dig — to start to understand what your impacts are in your supply chain.

November 12, 2015 The Inflation & Deflation Mystery

Source: Value Walk

The confusion about the causes of inflation remain. Today there are as many discussions about deflation as there are inflation. Each side recommends actions which they think appropriate. The Fed has exercised two QEs and one...

November 12, 2015 China warns WTO its cheap exports will soon be harder to resist

Source: Reuters

China has served notice to World Trade Organization members including the European Union and United States that complaints about its cheap exports will need to meet a higher standard from December 2016, a Beijing envoy said at a...

November 12, 2015 UK becomes only G7 country to increase fossil fuel subsidies

Source: The Guardian

The UK is alone among G7 nations in dramatically increasing its fossil fuel subsidies, despite an earlier pledge to phase them out, a new report has found.

November 11, 2015 U.S. Millennials More Committed To Sustainability: Cox Enterprises Report

Source: Just Means

Overall, this generation is more committed to increasing sustainability, with nearly 60 percent focused to increasing sustainable activities in their businesses, which is significantly higher than the 49 percent of Baby Boomers,...

November 11, 2015 Ambitious climate change agreement in sight – Fabius

Source: EuroNews

An ambitious agreement on limiting global warming is within reach, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Tuesday after a meeting of ministers ahead of the U.N. climate summit in Paris in December.

November 11, 2015 Cameron sets out demands for Britain to remain in the EU

Source: EuroNews

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has formally launched efforts to reform the European Union so that Britain can remain within the bloc.

November 11, 2015 Fed's Williams says 'very strong case' to raise rates next month

Source: USA Today

San Francisco Federal Reserve President John Williams said Tuesday there's a "very strong case" for the Fed to raise interest rates next month if the economy continues to improve and policymakers are confident that inflation will...

November 10, 2015 Did ExxonMobil commit securities fraud by denying climate change?

Source: CS Monitor

New York state's attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, and US Rep. Ted Lieu (D) of California are both looking into whether the world’s largest publicly traded oil and gas company intentionally misled the public and company...

November 10, 2015 Trade-offs in the Adoption of Sustainability Standards

Source: Huff Post

How sustainable is sustainability? Some people might ask this question ironically, drawing attention to the lack of a standard definition of a word. It can mean quite different things to different people in different industry...

November 10, 2015 Euro zone won't release new money for Greece until reforms done

Source: Reuters

The euro zone will release the next tranche of loans for Greece as well as money for bank recapitalization only after Athens implements agreed reforms, euro zone finance ministers said, noting a Greek pledge the conditions would...

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