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May 21, 2015 Why Attaining Sustainability Requires Us to Bridge Generational Divide

Source: Huff Post

Managing change while confronting the onslaught of converging social, economic, and environmental issues that challenge humanity requires all generations to work together. Although we inherently know that collaboration is a...

May 20, 2015 Communication's part of the sustainability story

Source: Eco-Business

Sustainability strategies may be increasingly adopted by a growing number of companies worldwide, but communicating these efforts and engaging both internal and external stakeholders remain a challenge for many, especially if...

May 20, 2015 Five big banks face criminal charges and $5 billion bill over FX rigging | Reuters

Source: FirstPost

LONDON/NEW YORK Five of the world's biggest banks are expected to be hit with a combined bill of more than $5 billion and criminal charges on Wednesday in a settlement with U.S. and British authorities over rigging of currency...

May 20, 2015 Regulators Point to Risks From Rapid-Fire Trading, Clearing

Source: Wall Street Journal

The rise of computerized trading and the changing roles of big banks are reshaping financial markets and potentially raising new vulnerabilities, U.S. regulators said in their annual report on financial-system threats.

May 20, 2015 Oil prices rise on U.S. stock draw, strong Japan data

Source: Reuters

Crude oil prices bounced back on Wednesday from steep falls in the previous session as industry data showed that U.S. crude stocks fell more than expected last week and strong Japanese economic growth surprised markets, stoking...

May 19, 2015 Introducing the Sustainability Truth-O-Meter

Source: GreenBiz

Out of left field comes the jarring news all over the media and digital world that your product uses 1,000 gallons of water. But you’ve never even seen this statistic before.

May 19, 2015 Texas governor signs law to prohibit local oil well fracking bans

Source: Reuters

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday signed a bill into law that prohibits cities and towns from banning an oil drilling practice known as hydraulic fracking, giving the state sole authority over oil and gas regulation.

May 19, 2015 Euro Slumps After Official Says ECB Will Front-Load Stimulus

Source: Wall Street Journal

The euro slumped against the U.S. dollar and European stocks and bonds surged Tuesday on the prospect of greater-than-expected stimulus from the European Central Bank in May and June.

May 19, 2015 Breaking News: Semi-annual Changes to the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index

Source: CRD Analytics

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ), and CRD Analytics today announced the results of the semi-annual re-ranking of the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index (NASDAQ:QCRD), which will become effective prior to market...[more]

May 18, 2015 Fed's Evans: Not Appropriate To Start Raising Rate Until Early 2016

Source: RTT News

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans said it will not be appropriate to start raising the fed funds rate until sometime in early 2016.

May 18, 2015 After 10,000 years giant Antarctic ice-shelf will be gone by 2020, Nasa report says

Source: The Telegraph

Antarctica's Larsen B ice-shelf is on course to disintegrate completely within the next five years, according to a new study by Nasa, the US space agency.

May 18, 2015 Greece Remains Defiant as It Seeks Creditor Deal This Week

Source: Bloomberg

Greece’s government said it won’t back down on election pledges to end austerity even while seeking to agree on a deal with creditors as soon as this week to unblock financing and avert a default.

May 18, 2015 A new calculator aims to make business sustainability choices simpler

Source: The Guardian

For companies trying to amp up their sustainability profiles, there’s no lack of challenges: from material sourcing to water consumption, electricity use to carbon production, every sustainability issue is a moving part, one of...

May 14, 2015 Duke Energy ignored warnings before ash spill, court papers show

Source: News Observer

Duke Energy ignored repeated warnings before a broken pipe dumped tons of coal ash into the Dan River last year, according to court filings Thursday as the company faces a federal judge.

May 14, 2015 “Deforestation-Free” is just one step towards greater sustainability

Source: Treehugger

In 2014, the number of companies committing to ensuring there’s no deforestation in at least some part of their supply chain reached over 300. This year, more big players have piled on, including McDonald's and Archer Daniels...

May 14, 2015 A Sharp Spike in Honeybee Deaths Deepens a Worrisome Trend

Source: NY Times

A prolonged and mysterious die-off of the nation’s honeybees, a trend worrisome both to beekeepers and to farmers who depend on the insects to pollinate their crops, apparently worsened last year.

May 14, 2015 Oil eases on economic worries, U.S. output uncertainty

Source: Reuters

Oil prices eased slightly on Thursday as weak data from the world's top economies raised concern about the outlook for global fuel demand. Uncertainty over the strength of any decline in U.S. oil output also weighed

May 13, 2015 The Power of Sustainability-First Design

Source: The Atlantic Monthly

As senior director of design for Levi Strauss & Co.’s Dockers brand, he decided to attempt something far from typical: the production of an apparel line that took environmental and social sustainability into account at every...

May 13, 2015 Bond Market Meltdown Deconstructed: Five Charts That Explain Why

Source: Bloomberg

More than $450 billion has been wiped out across global bond markets in the past few weeks and, for many people, there doesn't seem to be any particular reason why.

May 13, 2015 House passes bill to stop EPA water rule

Source: The Hill

The House voted Tuesday to overturn an Obama administration rule aimed at redefining which streams, ponds, wetlands and other waterways are under its jurisdiction

May 13, 2015 Here Comes Trouble: Forecasters Agree El Nino Is Here

Source: Bloomberg

In 1982-83, an El Nino was blamed for setting off a series of droughts, wildfires and flooding from South America to Australia that cost $8 billion and killed almost 2,000 people, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

May 12, 2015 Finding the ROI in Sustainability

Just about anyone who has worked in the area of sustainability has had to deal with the question of justifying long-term investments on a financial basis. Some measures, like fixing leaks and making efficiency improvements, pay...

May 12, 2015 Sea levels are rising at faster clip as polar melt accelerates, new study shows

Source: Washington Post

Global sea levels are climbing at a faster rate than previously thought, according to a new analysis that underscores scientists’ concerns about the impact of melting glaciers and ice sheets near the Earth’s poles.

May 12, 2015 Bank parents or main units seen pleading guilty over FX: sources

Source: Today

NEW YORK - The parent companies or main banking units of as many as five major banks, rather than their smaller subsidiaries, are expected to plead guilty to U.S. criminal charges over manipulation of foreign exchange rates,...

May 12, 2015 Shell Given Go Ahead For Arctic Oil Drilling

Source: Sky News

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell will begin drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean this summer after the US government gave the project the green light.

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