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October 1, 2015 MGM Resorts Named One Of America's Most Reputable Companies For Corporate Social Responsibility By Reputation Institute

Source: Market Watch

MGM Resorts International MGM, +2.25% has been named one of America's top 100 most reputable companies for corporate social responsibility (CSR), according to research by Reputation Institute, a leading global source on corporate...

October 1, 2015 Could Hurricane Joaquin be another Superstorm Sandy?

Source: CNN

It's October. A powerful hurricane is brewing in the Bahamas. The whole system is threatening to head straight north to the U.S. Forgive the people along the East Coast if they're having a bad case of Sandy deja vu when it comes...

October 1, 2015 Climate pledges falling dangerously short, say experts

Source: CSM

The emissions targets proposed by China, the United States and other governments ahead of December's climate talks in Paris would put the world on a path toward 3.5 degrees Celsius of warming, well over what scientists say is the...

October 1, 2015 Wall Street ends worst quarter in four years with a rally

Source: Reuters

U.S. stocks closed sharply higher on Wednesday as investors sought bargains among beaten-down stocks and the recently battered biotechnology index bounced back on the last day of Wall Street's worst quarter since 2011.

September 30, 2015 Chinese Products Harm Environment More Than Anyone Else's: Study Co-Authored by UCI

Source: OC Weekly

Products made in China are associated with significantly higher carbon dioxide emissions than the same products made elsewhere, according to a study by scientists at three universities, including UC Irvine.

September 30, 2015 Euro zone inflation turns negative, putting pressure on ECB

Source: Reuters

Euro zone inflation turned negative again in September as oil prices tumbled, raising pressure on the European Central Bank to beef up its asset purchases to kick start anaemic price growth.

September 30, 2015 A Lack of Consensus on Corporate Governance

Source: NY Times

A civil war has erupted among shareholders as pension funds and mutual funds fight over what constitutes good governance

September 29, 2015 Commodity rout hits traders, emerging markets

Source: Reuters

Shares in commodity trading firms took another tumble on Tuesday, driving global stocks to their lowest in more than two years as pressure built on raw materials prices and emerging markets.

September 29, 2015 Congress moves on spending bill as shutdown deadline looms

Source: Reuters

The U.S. Congress moved on Monday to rush legislation to President Barack Obama that avoids a government shutdown on Thursday as the new fiscal year starts while setting aside a bitter Republican feud over money for Planned...

September 29, 2015 The East and West Must Join Together to Fight Climate Change

Source: World Post

BEIJING -- With the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals in 2015, the international community has now adopted an even more expansive set of Sustainable Development Goals for the future. The SDGs aim not only to end...

September 28, 2015 The Global Sourcing Council Appoints Louis Coppola to Board of Directors

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.

New York, NY (September 28, 2015) - The Global Sourcing Council (GSC), a global non-profit organization focused on promoting sustainable, socially responsible sourcing practices through research, publications, education and...[more]

September 28, 2015 Investors to Washington: You’re confusing us

Source: CNN

Investors like clarity, and Washington hasn't been serving up a lot of it. The Federal Reserve has kept everyone guessing when it will start raising interest rates. It wasn't September, as many expected? Maybe in October? Maybe...

September 28, 2015 Shell pulls the plug on Arctic exploration for now

Source: Reuters

Oil company Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) is pulling out of exploration in Arctic waters off Alaska for the foreseeable future and could take a hit of up to $4.1 billion after failing to find enough oil.

September 28, 2015 Congress Should Give the Government More Money for Wildfires

Source: NY Times

Wildfires that have burned more than eight million acres and are still raging in the West are draining the budgets of federal agencies and forcing them to divert money from essential environmental and land conservation programs...

September 28, 2015 On Ending World Poverty, Obama Urges Against Complacency

Source: VOM

Just hours after arriving in New York City Sunday to attend the United Nations General Assembly, the U.S. president urged the world to act during the closing session of the Sustainable Development summit.

September 25, 2015 Fed still on track for rate hike this year, Yellen says

Source: Reuters

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Thursday she expects the U.S. central bank to begin raising interest rates later this year as long as inflation remains stable and the U.S. economy is strong enough to boost employment.

September 25, 2015 Like it or not, sustainability is now core to your business

Source: Fortune

What used to be considered green virtue has now morphed into a crucial competitive tool. That business has a role to play in improving the environment and dealing with climate change is certain

September 25, 2015 U.N. Dreams Big: 17 Huge New Goals To Build A Better World - test/audio

Source: NPR

At the United Nations General Assembly this weekend in New York, U.N. member states are set to adopt the new Sustainable Development Goals. The goals are meant to guide development priorities around the globe over the next 15...

September 25, 2015 Water shortage is one of the top global risks, how can we avert it?

Source: The Guardian

Growing an economy is very thirsty business. We need to double food production – but we’re already using an average 70% of the world’s fresh water for agriculture. Meanwhile industrialised countries – the US in particular – are...

September 24, 2015 After Volkswagen Revelation, Auto Emissions Tests Come Under Global Scrutiny

Source: NY Times

In the United States, automakers conduct their own emissions tests and submit the results to the government. In Europe, automakers pick who conducts the tests and where they are done. And these two regulatory systems are...

September 24, 2015 American Consumers Take Sustainability to the Next Level

Source: PR Newswire

year, the survey found consumers are increasingly committed to purchasing products and services that have a less degrading impact on the environment and human health. With an improved economy and a reduced unemployment rate,...

September 24, 2015 Officials say 5.6 million fingerprints stolen in massive OPM hack

Source: MSNBC

The Office of Personnel Management announced Wednesday that the number of people whose fingerprints were stolen in a major breach first announced this summer has jumped to 5.6 million, more than five times the number the agency...

September 24, 2015 Merkel says benefits of migration greater than risks

Source: Washington Post

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the potential benefits resulting from the influx of migrants far outweigh any dangers.

September 23, 2015 For China and the U.S., Cyber Governance Is Better Than Cyberwar

Source: World Post

SHANGHAI -- Before setting foot in Washington and New York, Chinese President Xi Jinping, on his first state visit to the United States, is holding court in Seattle, at the U.S.-China Internet Industry Forum. The titans of...

September 23, 2015 An Intro to ThriveAbility: The Next Stage of Development for Sustainability

Source: Sustainable Brands

The notion of “sustainability,” while vitally necessary, inspires enthusiasm like a hairshirt. What we humans really want to do is thrive! The problem sustainability confronts is that the human pursuit of thriving (as currently...

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