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January 23, 2015 Bringing Sustainability to Small-Town America

Source: Huff Post

In my writing I frequently celebrate leadership in community sustainability from such progressive, highly urbanized metro areas as Portland, Seattle, and Philadelphia, and even from more sprawling locales such as Los Angeles,...

January 22, 2015 The World's Most Sustainable Companies 2015

Source: Forbes

Biogen Idec , the American biotechnology company that makes treatments for Multiple Sclerosis and other autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases, is the world’s most sustainable company this year, according to a ranking released...

January 22, 2015 S.&.P. to Pay Nearly $80 Million in Settlements

Source: NY Times

Standard & Poor’s, the credit rating agency blamed with helping inflate the subprime mortgage bubble, has now settled accusations that it orchestrated a similar fraud years after the bubble burst.

January 22, 2015 ECB Seeks to Inject Up to 1.1 Trillion Euros Into Economy in Deflation Fight

Source: Bloomberg

Mario Draghi called on the European Central Bank to make its biggest push yet to fend off deflation and revive the economy by unleashing a debt-buying spree of 1.1 trillion euros ($1.3 trillion).

January 22, 2015 OPEC, oil companies clash at Davos over price collapse

Source: Reuters

OPEC defended on Wednesday its decision not to intervene to halt the oil price collapse, shrugging off warnings by top energy firms that the cartel's policy could lead to a huge supply shortage as investments dry up.

January 21, 2015 From water to weather: where to make money sustainably

Source: The Guardian

As leaders meet in Davos, a new report highlights 15 sustainable business opportunities that find profit in solving global problems

January 21, 2015 Despite Threat, Few CEOs Say Climate Change Should Be Government Focus

Source: International Business Times

Only a fraction of CEOs worldwide say governments should make combating climate change a top priority, a survey released Tuesday indicates. The survey of more than 1,300 CEOs from 77 countries was released by...

January 21, 2015 India to overtake China as world's fastest growing large economy - text/video

Source: CNN Money

Sorry China, but it's time to step aside. By next year, India could be the world's fastest-growing large economy. That's the view of a growing number of economists, many of whom think China's economy will continue to slow this...

January 21, 2015 Davos Billionaires Predict Low Interest Rates, Terrorism

Source: Bloomberg

Billionaires gathering at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting this week in Davos, Switzerland, are worried about global terrorism, oil prices and Vladimir Putin’s stance on Ukraine. The one thing they agree on is that the...

January 21, 2015 Pope: Failing to Care for Environment Is a Betrayal of God

Source: Slate

Pope Francis has been wading into environmental issues during his week-long Asian tour, but he issued the strongest words on Sunday, when he said that man was betraying God’s calling by destroying nature. Or at least that’s what...

January 20, 2015 Five Things Sustainable Companies Do

Source: 3BL Media

The UN Global Compact – the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative – today released the Guide to Corporate Sustainability: Shaping a Sustainable Future. This new guide lays out the five defining features of corporate...

January 20, 2015 HOT AIR: Scientists Say NOAA/NASA Fudging The Facts On 2014 Record Warmth

Source: Daily Caller

Some climate scientists are criticizing government climate agencies for declaring 2014 the warmest year ever recorded, despite reports that government scientists were only 38-48 percent sure that 2014 broke records, given the...

January 20, 2015 Bank Losses From Swiss Currency Surprise Seen Mounting

Source: Bloomberg

The $400 million of cumulative losses that Citigroup Inc. (C), Deutsche Bank AG and Barclays Plc (BARC) are said to have suffered from the Swiss central bank’s decision to end the cap on the franc may be followed by others in...

January 20, 2015 China’s growth slowed to 24-year low in 2014

Source: Fortune

The shift in China’s model becomes apparent as services contribute more to growth than manufacturing. China announced today its annual growth rate slipped to 7.4% in 2014, the lowest figure in 24 years and the first time the...

January 19, 2015 Euro Back in Davos Focus as ECB Stimulus Then Greek Elections Loom

Source: Bloomberg

The euro-area economy is back in the cross-hairs of investors. It’s a familiar place for the currency bloc, which spent the past five years struggling for growth, the faith of investors and even its very existence. The latest...

January 19, 2015 It’s Official: 2014 Was the Hottest Year on Earth Ever Recorded

Source: NewsWeek

Independent analyses released Friday from both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) came to the same conclusion: A hotter year on earth has never been recorded. Plus, December hit a record all on...

January 19, 2015 Richest 1% to own more than rest of world, Oxfam says

Source: BBC News

The wealthiest 1% will soon own more than the rest of the world's population, according to a study by anti-poverty charity Oxfam.

January 19, 2015 Why is McDonald's Passionate about Sustainability?

Source: The Crop Site

Francesca DeBiase, VP Strategic Sourcing, Sustainability at McDonald's, said McDonald's vision is to source all of their food and products sustainably."We have made a commitment as McDonald's to buy sustainable beef from verified...

January 16, 2015 6 Trends That Will Drive Better Board Oversight in 2015

Source: Chief Executive

Activist investors focused on leveraging opportunities to shape corporate fiduciary practices continue to impact board chairmen in both large and small companies. Here, our experts identify six trends in board oversight in 2015.

January 16, 2015 What does 2015 hold for sustainability?

Source: Co-operative News

Sustainability is a core part of the values behind the co-operative business model. Here, Co-operative News hears from leaders across the sector about what the movement should expect in 2015 …

January 16, 2015 Oil prices rise as IEA says signs of market 'tide will turn'

Source: Reuters

Brent crude oil futures rose above $49 a barrel on Friday as the IEA said the tide of recent price slumps may turn, although analysts said a strong rebound anytime soon was unlikely as global output continues to outweigh demand.

January 16, 2015 Drought fears return with signs of 4th straight dry year (California)

Source: SF Gate

The storms that brought some of the biggest downpours of the decade have given way to a dry January and renewed fears that California will languish in yet another parched year. “Californians should brace themselves for a fourth...

January 15, 2015 World Bank Uses Innovative Solution to Highlight Sustainability Indicators


The World Bank Group is currently driven by the twin goals of ending extreme poverty within a generation and boosting shared prosperity. It is promoting environmental and social sustainability while pursuing a development path of...

January 15, 2015 Rise in sea levels is 'faster than we thought'

Source: Telegraph(UK)

Sea levels have risen significantly faster in the last two decades than has been thought, according to new research. Previous estimates had indicated that sea levels rose between 1.5 and 1.8 millimetres per year throughout the...

January 15, 2015 Fed’s Beige Book shows concern over consumer spending and slumping oil

Source: MarketWatch

The Federal Reserve’s business contacts reported some of the same worries about consumer spending and the impact of oil on parts of the U.S. economy as the stock market seems to be reflecting.

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