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November 19, 2014 Saudi oil policy uncertainty unleashes the conspiracy theorists

Source: Reuters

If Saudi Oil Minister Ali al Naimi wants to stop conspiracy theories spreading before a crucial OPEC meeting next week, it's too late.

November 18, 2014 Keystone XL pipeline’s impact on jobs, energy, climate more muted than advertised

Source: Dallas Morning News

The new political pecking order in Washington gets its first major test Tuesday, when proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline get something they’ve been demanding for six years. The Senate will vote on the massive pipeline that’s...

November 18, 2014 Extreme Wealth Is Bad for Everyone—Especially the Wealthy

Source: New Republic

When I was fourteen I met a man with a talent for restoring a sense of fairness to a society with vast and growing inequalities in wealth. His name was Jack Kenney and he’d created a tennis camp, called Tamarack, in the mountains...

November 18, 2014 10 things we learned about collaborating for sustainability

Source: The Guardian

We are living in the golden age of collaboration, unusual suspects collaborate best, and there’s no such thing as a “perfect” partnership

November 18, 2014 After the U.S.-China Pact, Will the World Pick a Peak Carbon Date?

Source: Bloomber BusinessWeek

Last week the world’s two biggest greenhouse gas emitters, accounting for 40 percent of global emissions, signed an accord on improving their polluting ways. The U.S. said it would reduce emissions as much as 28 percent below...

November 18, 2014 S&P 500 ends at record high; mergers offset Japan recession

Source: Reuters

The S&P 500 edged up to close at a record high on Monday as deal activity worth $100 billion offset concerns about overseas growth after Japan's economy slipped into recession

November 17, 2014 G20 Issues Strong Statement On Climate Change

Source: Planetsave

As you may know from earlier coverage, the powerful G20 meeting this weekend in Brisbane didn’t go exactly the way its Australian planners intended when they drew up the agenda. However, it seems to have worked out as well as...

November 17, 2014 Global investment community can't afford to ignore sustainability

Source: The Guardian

Since its creation in 2006 the UN-supported Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) has become a driver for sustainability in the global investment community. Its 1,300 signatories, from 53 countries, manage over £45tn of...

November 17, 2014 Russia Seen as Greatest Threat in Poll as Oil Erodes Putin Power

Source: Bloomberg

Russia poses the biggest security risk to world markets and will be the biggest loser from the drop in oil prices, according to a Bloomberg Global Poll of international investors.

November 17, 2014 Dutch authorities identify highly contagious bird flu strain

Source: Reuters

Dutch authorities said on Sunday they had found a highly contagious strain of bird flu at a poultry farm in the central Netherlands and set about destroying 150,00 chickens

November 14, 2014 Integrated Reporting: The Goal of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

Source: Reuters

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board organized in 2011 with the specific goal of getting sustainability data directly into the hands of U.S. public investors. The organization, through its standards, seeks the addition...

November 14, 2014 Is the Fed Due for a Revamp?

Source: US News

Building on momentum from earlier this year, a group of policy advocates, economists and community organizations is calling for more transparency at the Federal Reserve, imploring that the Fed consider the plight of many who...

November 14, 2014 Global warming to cause 50% increase in lightning strikes across the U.S.: Study

Source: Mashable

A new study published Thursday in Science Magazine shows that the frequency of lightning flashes across the U.S. could increase by 50% during the course of this century, due to manmade global warming. This means that for every...

November 14, 2014 Fracking no 'silver bullet' for emissions cuts or energy security

Source: The Guardian

There are no scientific or technical grounds to ban fracking in Europe but it will not be a “silver bullet” to improve energy security or cut emissions, European science academies have said.

November 13, 2014 China Oct data shows economy cooling further, need for more policy support

Source: Reuters

China's economy lost further momentum in October, with factory growth dipping and investment growth hitting a near 13-year low, testing the government's resolve to avoid stronger stimulus measures.

November 13, 2014 5 Keys to Producing Successful Sustainability Reports

Source: Thomasnet

More than 90 percent of the world’s most profitable organizations engage in some form of sustainability reporting. It’s not so much a chicken-or-the-egg question to ask whether organizations that have achieved sustainability...

November 13, 2014 Keystone pipeline approval bills advance in Congress

Source: Reuters

Legislation to approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline began racing through the U.S. Congress on Wednesday as Democrats and Republicans appeared to be coming together in a challenge of President Barack Obama's...

November 13, 2014 Good Corporate Governance Correlates to Higher CSR Performance and Shareholder Wealth

Source: NewsWise

Berkeley-Haas’ Center for Responsible Business has awarded its 2014 Moskowitz Prize to the authors of a study suggesting good corporate governance correlates with higher CSR initiatives. And in turn, these increased CSR...

November 12, 2014 The Fall of U.S. Fracking?

Source: Wall Street Daily

The U.S. oil industry has taken a beating from the recent drop in oil prices, which have plunged more than 25% since the summer. Oil and oil service stocks across the board have been bruised… but none more so than those related...

November 12, 2014 China, US agree limits on emissions, but experts see little new

Source: Reuters

BEIJING- China and the United States agreed on Wednesday to new limits on carbon emissions starting in 2025, but the pledge by the world's two biggest polluters appears to be more politically significant than substantive.

November 12, 2014 9 Ways Sustainability Drives Profit

Source: GreenTech Efficiency

By now, most corporate executives recognize that sustainability must be integrated into a company's core strategy. Unfortunately, not many executives understand why this is so -- or worse, they proudly wear some kind of...

November 12, 2014 British, U.S. and Swiss Regulators Fine Big Banks $3.3 Billion in Foreign Exchange Scandal

Source: NY Times

British, American and Swiss regulators fined five of the world’s biggest banks a combined $3.3 billion on Wednesday for conspiring to manipulate the foreign currency markets, the latest scandal to hit an industry facing increased...

November 12, 2014 Global Warming Makes Marine Dead Zones Worse, Study Says

Source: Weather.com

A new study says that scientists underestimated the effects global warming is having on dead zones in bodies of water across the world. When fertilizer runoff is introduced into a body of water, it brings added nutrients like...

November 12, 2014 Fukushima Radiation Found in Pacific Off California’s Coast

Source: Bloomberg

Oceanographers have detected isotopes linked to Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant off California’s coast, though at levels far below those that could pose a measurable health risk.

November 10, 2014 Shale Drillers Idle Rigs From Texas to Utah Amid Oil Rout

Source: Bloomberg

The shale-oil drilling boom in the U.S. is showing early signs of cracking. Rigs targeting oil sank by 14 to 1,568 this week, the lowest since Aug. 22, Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) said yesterday. The Eagle Ford shale formation in...

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