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June 20, 2016 Britain's rival EU camps resume campaign as polls show momentum for 'In' - text/video

Source: Reuters

Campaigning for Britain's vote on EU membership resumed on Sunday after a three-day hiatus prompted by the killing of a pro-EU lawmaker, but pledges of a more respectful tone were quickly tested by a fresh row over immigration

June 20, 2016 2016 on pace to be the hottest year on record

Source: CNN

This past May was the warmest May month in a 137-year period, breaking global temperature records, according to a report published Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

June 20, 2016 World stocks leap as fears ease over British vote on EU

Source: US News

World stock markets jumped and the pound rally as polls suggest British voters will choose to remain in the European Union in a referendum this week, easing investor worries about a possible "Brexit."

June 20, 2016 Where sustainability’s at today

Source: Ethical Corporation

The impressive line-up of CEOs, presidents and directors from leading sustainable corporations was the first thing that struck me about the summit. Several used the occasion to launch, or preview, their new corporate...

June 20, 2016 European commission warned of car emissions test cheating, five years before VW scandal

Source: The Guardian

The European commission was warned by its own experts that a car maker was suspected of cheating emissions tests five years before the VW emissions scandal.

June 19, 2016 Four Key Market Charts To See Before Monday

Source: Forbes

After a shaky few days for markets last week, we went into the weekend with some relative calm on Friday. This coming week the UK vote on leaving or staying in the European Union will dominate the market focus

June 19, 2016 Southwest Braces for Heat Wave With Temps Reaching 120

Source: ABC News

In 120 degree temperatures, some airplanes might not take off. Power grids strain as the outside air keeps transmission lines from cooling. And for desert dwellers, a cold bottle of water and some shade can mean the difference...

June 17, 2016 Standardized OHS Sustainability ReportingBy

Source: Environmental Leader

A new guide aims to standardize occupational health and safety sustainability reporting, providing OHS professionals with metrics and best reporting practices

June 17, 2016 Exxon asks U.S. court to throw out subpoena in climate change inquiry

Source: Reuters

Exxon Mobil Corp asked a federal court on Wednesday to throw out a subpoena that would force the oil company to hand over decades of documents as part of a wide-ranging inquiry into whether it misled investors about climate...

June 17, 2016 Beware the Arc of History

Source: Larry Checco

Since time immemorial civilizations and empires have existed on finite arcs of history—rising from humble beginnings, soaring to pinnacles of glory then slowly or rapidly declining into extinction or, if lucky, into more benign...[more]

June 17, 2016 Caroline Baum: Have businesses really run out of people to hire?

Source: Stock Transcript

Throughout the seven-year old U.S. expansion, as the unemployment rate tumbled from a peak of 10% in 2009 to a low of 4.7% last month, policy makers have been focused on the slack in the labor market. Yes, slack.

June 16, 2016 Fed keeps interest rates unchanged, signals fewer future hikes

Source: Reuters

The U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and signaled it still planned to raise rates twice in 2016, though it said slower economic growth would crimp the pace of monetary policy tightening in future...

June 16, 2016 The Growing Influence Of The Chief Sustainability Officer

Source: CR Magazine

the country’s first chief sustainability officer (CSO) was appointed in 2004. Since then, the position has rapidly evolved as companies, employees, investors, and partners continue to recognize the value of sustainability and...

June 16, 2016 EU proposes stricter tests on car emissions from 2017 in wake of VW scandal

Source: Reuters

EU regulators proposed stricter tests on Wednesday on car fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions from late next year to plug loopholes highlighted by the Volkswagen emissions scandal

June 16, 2016 EU referendum: Osborne warns of Brexit budget cuts

Source: BBC

George Osborne says he will have to slash public spending and increase taxes in an emergency Budget to tackle a £30bn "black hole" if the UK votes to leave the European Union.

June 15, 2016 WHO: Zika risk not high enough to postpone or move 2016 Olympics

Source: Washington Post

The World Health Organization on Tuesday said the Olympics do not need to be moved from Rio de Janeiro or postponed because there is "a very low risk" that holding the games there will cause further spread of the mosquito-borne...

June 15, 2016 Finding Value Through Sustainability - video

Source: Bloomberg

Jon Hale, Morningstar's head of sustainability research, discusses the benefits of sustainable investing. He speaks with Bloomberg's Vonnie Quinn at the 2016 Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago

June 15, 2016 Economic Asteroids! No Interest Rate Hike Expected From Fed Yet

Source: NPR

Federal Reserve policymakers on Wednesday will tell the world their latest plans for raising interest rates. The goal is to keep the economy on track. And right now, that is not an easy thing.

June 15, 2016 U.S. retail sales point to strong domestic demand

Source: Reuters

U.S. retail sales rose strongly in May as Americans bought automobiles and a range of other goods, even as they paid more for gasoline, suggesting that economic growth was gaining steam despite a sharp slowdown in job creation.

June 14, 2016 With LinkedIn, Microsoft looks to get back to the heart of the enterprise

Source: Computerworld

With LinkedIn under its belt, Microsoft will own one of the largest social networks in the world. The move could help the company reconnect with both business and individual customers.

June 14, 2016 Which Companies Lead at Integrating Sustainability into Business Strategies?

Source: Environmental Leader

Unilever does the best job integrating sustainability into its business strategy, a position the company has held for the past six years, according to a survey by global consultancies GlobeScan and SustainAbility.

June 14, 2016 El Nino drives fastest annual increase on record of carbon dioxide

Source: Phys.org

The human-caused rise in atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide is being given an extra boost this year by the natural climate phenomena of El Niño, say climate scientists in a paper published in today's edition of the...

June 14, 2016 The U.S. and China Are Neither Allies Nor Enemies — But They Must Get Along

Source: Huff Post

BEIJING — Perceptions in both China and the United States on China-U.S. relations are now highly diverse. In particular, recent media reports have painted the South China Sea as a new geopolitical wrestling ground for the two...

June 13, 2016 Yellen in focus amid new act in Fed hike drama

Source: USA Today

Message to investors: This might not be the best time to slip away to the beach and take your mind off stocks, bonds and the world's most powerful central banker.

June 13, 2016 Coming wave of gas puts focus on finding new shores

Source: Reuters

LONDON, June 12 Energy giants such as Royal Dutch Shell and Total are looking to build terminals and power plants in new markets to soak up the industry's rapidly burgeoning supply.

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