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October 8, 2014 U.S. Said to Ready Charges Against Banks in Forex Rigging

Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek

U.S. prosecutors are pressing to bring charges against a bank for currency-rate rigging by the end of the year, and actions against individuals will probably follow in 2015, according to people familiar with the probe.

October 8, 2014 Can A Carbon Tax Create Jobs, Jobs, Jobs'

Source: Forbes

Ah,there's the rub. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change insists that we take a path that will get us to a low-carbon future and they insist that we use an all-of-the-above strategy to get there. But the only ... > 1862

October 8, 2014 Rising seas seen causing routine floods in U.S. cities: study

Source: Reuters

As sea levels rise, tidal flooding along the U.S. coast is likely to become so common that parts of many communities, including the nation’s capital, could become unusable within three decades, according to a new report from the...

October 8, 2014 First goal of UN sustainability targets should be to not conflict with each other

Source: The Conversation

The UN’s proposed sustainability targets are riddled with conflicts that could make them ineffective or outright harmful. In theory, there is nothing wrong with such targets. After all, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) had...

October 7, 2014 Walmart launches food sustainability initiative

Wal-Mart Stores on Monday introduced a new commitment to food sustainability, saying the effort would contribute to lowering the “true cost” of food while improving access to healthy food and transparency as to its origins and...

October 7, 2014 Obama urges regulators to tailor standards for financial firms

Source: Reuters

President Barack Obama gathered the top U.S. market regulators at the White House on Monday and urged them to look for ways to tailor rules based on financial firms' size and complexity.

October 7, 2014 Dollar posts biggest one-day drop since January

Source: Reuters

The dollar's rally halted on Monday as profit-taking emerged after Friday's solid U.S. jobs report reinforced the view the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in mid-2015.

October 7, 2014 Scientists speed up analysis of human link to wild weather

Source: Reuters

And in 2011, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report saying it was "likely" - a two-thirds chance or more - that maximum and minimum daily temperatures around the globe had already increased because...

October 6, 2014 These 10 Charts Will Show You The Danger Of Climate Change

The Business Insider - All over the world, coastal cities are in danger of being wiped out by floods. This chart, published by the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî, focuses just on the United States, pointing out some...

October 6, 2014 That Electric Car May Not Be Totally Emission-Free, But It Is Getting Cleaner Thanks to Natural Gas

EV World - The latest research from the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî shows electric vehicles are less responsible for greenhouse gas emissions than they were just three years ago, in large part because of the...

October 6, 2014 S&P Probed by New York Attorney General Over Mortgage Bonds

Bloomberg - S&P, along with Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Ratings, were blamed for helping trigger a financial crisis that sent the world's largest economy into its longest recession since 1933. After the Justice Department...

October 3, 2014 New Online Materiality Mapping Tool to Help Corporate Responsibility / Sustainability Reporters

Source: Louis Coppola

Convetit Embeds Materiality Mapping Tool Into Virtual Stakeholder Engagement ThinkTanks. G&A Institute Data Sets Available As Important Element of the Tool

October 3, 2014 Important: You Have a Chance to Save Your Kids and Grandkids From Even Greater Debt...

Source: Larry Checco

Why the federal government would even consider risking billions of taxpayer dollars by entering into long-term public-private partnerships with one hand tied behind its back is beyond me. [more]

October 2, 2014 Five pieces of advice for pursuing a sustainability strategy

Source: Guardian

As vice president of sustainability at Domtar, David Struhs is responsible for helping to set targets for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, water use and waste. He has been at Domtar for approximately two years, and...

October 2, 2014 Stocks Drop As Ebola Fears, Mixed Economic Data Weigh On Market

Source: Forbes

It’s a spooky start to October trading: U.S. equities have fallen sharply into negative territory Wednesday as investors fret over mixed economic data, unrest in Hong Kong and the first diagnosed Ebola case in the U.S.

October 2, 2014 'Ditch the 2C warming goal': Researchers suggest society is striving for a misleading, unattainable climate goal

Source: Phys.org

As climate instability increases across the planet, limiting global surface air temperature increase above pre-industrial levels to an average of 2° C (3.6° F) has become a popular metric for success in the public eye. Read...

October 2, 2014 Will There Be Enough ESG Opportunities To Meet Demand?

Source: Financial Adviser

So-called “responsible” investing is gaining cred both with retail investors and institutional investors. But as Cerulli Associates points out in a recent report, the question is whether growing interest in green or responsible...

October 1, 2014 Embracing Role of Provocateur, Lawrence Summers Says Treasury Undermined Fed

Source: NY Times

Lawrence Summers, the former chief economic adviser to President Obama, said Tuesday that the Treasury Department had undermined the Federal Reserve’s stimulus campaign and that doing so was a large and expensive mistake.

October 1, 2014 Sustainability Manager Hiring: Look for these Key Traits

Source: Environmental Leader

Strong communication is one of the most important assets for executives working in the realm of sustainability and environmental management, some educators and business executives agree. “At a management level, skill at...

October 1, 2014 Reports: A Guide To Boosting Solar Energy Demand

Source: Forbes

How can solar become the largest source of electricity in the world one day? The International Energy Agency released two reports on Monday to tell you how.

October 1, 2014 Anticipating Shareholder Proposals During the 2015 Proxy Season

Source: JDSupra

As companies begin to prepare for the 2015 proxy season, it will be important to anticipate the types of shareholder proposals they should expect so that they can develop a more meaningful response. This can be accomplished by...

September 30, 2014 Forbes: World’s biggest billionaires have more billions than ever before

Source: Washington Post

The price of entry to The Forbes 400 this year is $1.55 billion, the highest it’s been since Forbes started tracking American wealth in 1982. Last year it took $1.3 billion to score a spot. Because the bar is so high, 113 U.S....

September 30, 2014 Why Is Goldman Sachs Advocating For Sustainability?

Source: Fastcoexist.com

One of the most persuasive arguments for increasing a company’s social and environmental performance is that it will save money, enhance profitability, and generate more business value. Curiously, it is not the Sierra Club,...

September 30, 2014 Human-Caused Climate Change Worsened Heat Waves in 2013, Study Says

Source: National Geographic

A new report attributes heat waves around the world in 2013 to human-caused climate change, but finds the link between climate change and other extreme weather events—including the California drought—to be much less certain.

September 30, 2014 EU says Ireland tax deal with Apple was state aid

Source: Reuters

The European Union has accused Ireland of giving Apple Inc. illegal state aid through tax arrangements that had "no scientific basis" but which helped the iPhone maker shelter tens of billions of dollars in international revenues...

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