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Federal Reserve officials felt the U.S. economy could be ready for another interest rate increase in June, according to the minutes from the central bank's April policy meeting released on Wednesday.
May 19, 2016 McDonald's fish: Row over sustainability 'cover-up'Source: BBC
A leaked New Zealand government memo casts serious doubts on the sustainability of fish that are widely used in McDonald's restaurants.
International trade in food has grown markedly in recent decades. Some 20% of food now crosses an international border.
By in large, the U.S. economy has since evolved into a services and information economy where more workers are salaried and paid not just in cash but also other forms of benefits such as equity compensation
The National Academy of Sciences — probably the country's most prestigious scientific group — has reaffirmed its judgment that GMOs are safe to eat. But the group's new report struck a different tone from previous ones, with much...
May 18, 2016 5 essential lessons in sustainability messagingSource: GreenBiz
Time flies when you’re working toward a sustainable future with some of the best in the field. As I mark my fifth anniversary leading communications for Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), I’ve taken a moment to thank my...
“As long as the public sector continues to refer to this as the drought, public policy is not going to change, because everyone is going to wait for a good rain,” he said at Fortune’s Brainstorm E conference on Tuesday in...
Source: Washington Post
The Obama administration will unveil a new rule Wednesday that would make millions of middle-income workers eligible for overtime pay, a move that delivers a long-sought victory for labor groups.
The pesticide glyphosate, sold by Monsanto in its Roundup weed killer product and widely used in agriculture and by gardeners, is unlikely to cause cancer in people, according to a new safety review by United Nations health,...
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) revealed a more than $1 billion stake in Apple Inc (AAPL.O) in a rare foray into the technology sector, which the billionaire has largely shunned apart from a poorly performing...
Source: The Guardian
The global community is badly prepared for a rapid increase in climate change-related natural disasters that by 2050 will put 1.3 billion people at risk, according to the World Bank.
The company is selling $500 million worth of bonds with the express purpose of funding eco-friendly practices, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The 10-year senior notes have an interest rate of 2.45%,...
May 16, 2016 A 2020 roadmap for corporate sustainabilitySource: GreenBiz
Plotting a company’s future is never a static process. Circumstances shift. Technologies change. Trends accelerate. This is surely the case as global businesses grapple with sustainability pressures like climate change, water...
Oil prices jumped over 2 percent on Monday to their highest since October 2015 on growing Nigerian oil output disruptions and after long-time bear Goldman Sachs said the market had ended almost two years of oversupply and flipped...
May 16, 2016 American retail is transforming before our eyes — and it's a nightmare for these companiesSource: Business Insider
Macy's said sales plummeted, Nordstrom's sales were bad, and Kohl's disappointed. Gap's preliminary results highlighted weak spots in the business, and JCPenney disappointed as well.
Source: Forex Live
•negative actions would become more likely in medium term if economic impact were severe or significant political risks materialised
Three bankruptcies this week shows that $45 a barrel oil isn’t enough to rescue energy companies on the verge of collapse.
Sustainability is increasingly important for a growing number of investors, as evidence mounts that companies' environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance has an impact on their long-term financial success. The...
Source: UN Centre
With little prospects for a turnaround in 2016, growth in the world economy remains weak, posing a challenge to the implementation of development targets, a new United Nations report released today has found.
The International Monetary Fund capped a week of warnings by heavy-hitting supporters of Britain staying in the European Union, all unanimous in their view of the dire consequences of a so-called Brexit.
May 12, 2016 The hollowing of America's middle classSource: CBS
The middle class has retreated in nine out of 10 U.S. metropolitan areas since 2000, as income inequality widened after the recession, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center.
Source: Eco Watch
More than a thousand experts, NGOs, opinion makers, media and politicians gather Thursday for the Copenhagen Fashion Summit—the world’s largest event on sustainability in fashion. Jonas Eder-Hansen is development director at the...
New research released Thursday found that air quality levels exceed WHO limits for 80% of those living in urban areas that track air pollution, putting people more at risk for respiratory diseases, stroke, heart disease and lung...
May 12, 2016 California’s Wavering Water RulesSource: Pacific Standard
California is contemplating relaxing some of its water-saving rules at the same time it’s permanently banning other flashier, water-using habits. Governor Jerry Brown issued an order on Monday that will forever forbid hosing off...
May 11, 2016 Defining Sustainability For Your BusinessSource: 3bl Media
The term “sustainability" is often used interchangeably with corporate responsibility (CR), corporate social responsibility (CSR), corporate citizenship, social enterprise, sustainable development, triple-bottom line, corporate...
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