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April 11, 2014 Ten things we learnt about behaviour change and sustainability

Source: The Guardian

How do we create better habits for ourselves and the planet? Catch up on highlights from our expert and reader debate. Explore the experts and full behaviour change debate.

April 11, 2014 Banker showdown: Bernanke tells off India's Rajan

Source: CNBC

In a surprising faceoff Thursday between two of the world's most prominent central bankers, former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke shot back at one of his most prominent critics in monetary policy circles: India's central...

April 11, 2014 Will Climate Change Mean Terrible Food?

Source: Pacific Standard

Carbon dioxide fertilizes plants, but it can also make crops less nutritious. A new discovery could help farmers develop new strains to feed the world even as carbon dioxide levels rise.

April 11, 2014 U.S. Posts Smallest March Federal Budget Deficit Since 2000

Source: Bloomberg

The U.S. posted its smallest March budget deficit in 14 years as an improving labor market boosted tax receipts and federal government spending declined from a year earlier. Spending exceeded revenue by $36.9 billion last month,...

April 11, 2014 Nasdaq drops 3 percent, worst day since November 2011

Source: Reuters

The Nasdaq suffered its biggest drop in two-and-a-half years on Thursday after another sharp selloff in biotech and momentum names, including Gilead Sciences (GILD.O) and TripAdvisor (TRIP.O), increasing investor anxiety about a...

April 10, 2014 Dovish Fed lowers barometric pressure on rates -test/video

Source: CNBC

A dovish Fed managed to reverse some market perceptions that it would be more aggressive with rate hikes and spun the onus back to the performance of the economy and whether recent sluggishness is just the result of bad winter...

April 10, 2014 Heartbleed Bug: Tech firms urge password reset

Source: BBC News

Several tech firms are urging people to change all their passwords after the discovery of a major security flaw.The Yahoo blogging platform Tumblr has advised the public to "change your passwords everywhere - especially your...

April 10, 2014 Market Structure Map - The Recovery

Source: Tim Quest, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

I think the chief reason for the recent swoon in stocks was not anemia in the job market but a sort of investor outrage. You can’t troll a trading periodical or blog or forum without wading through rants on why Michael Lewis,...[more]

April 10, 2014 Lego: toy maker is exploring building blocks for sustainability

Source: The Guardian

Lego's director of environmental sustainability tells of the toy's focus on eco-design and addresses circular economy challenges for the product with no end-of-life.

April 9, 2014 US Banks Must Boost Capital Levels By $68B And Change Their Leverage Ratio Under New Rules

Source: International Business Times

Eight large U.S.banks must boost capital levels by a total of $68 billion by 2018 under new federal norms, U.S. regulators said Tuesday, as they work toward putting checks and balances in place to reduce the risk of a repeat of...

April 9, 2014 Companies need more carrot and less stick to accelerate sustainability


Corporate environmentalism has been transformed. No longer fluffy PR, sustainability targets and strategies are now mainstream. There is a very long way to go in aligning companies' policies and strategies with the capacities of...

April 9, 2014 California’s San Joaquin River Is Nation’s Most Endangered in 2014, Conservation Group Says

Source: Circle of Blue

Because of an outdated system of dams, levees, and water diversions as well as a potential change in its management plan, California’s San Joaquin River is the nation’s most endangered waterway in 2014, according to American...

April 9, 2014 Harvard to sign on to United Nations-supported Principles For Responsible Investment

Source: Harvard Gazette

BOSTON – Harvard has announced its decision to sign on to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), becoming the first university endowment in the United States to join the organization. The PRI is...

April 9, 2014 This Supreme Court is No Joke

Source: Larry Checco

If money in politics talked before, iI believe that it shouts now because of the decisions of this U.S. Supreme Court with respect to Citizens United and now McCutcheon v. FEC. Chief Justice John Roberts, at his Senate...[more]

April 8, 2014 BT, Shell and corporates call for trillion tonnes of carbon to stay in the ground

Source: The Guardian

Unilever, Shell, BT, and EDF Energy are among 70 leading companies today calling on governments across the globe to step up efforts to tackle climate change. The companies, which have a combined turnover of $90bn, say the world...

April 8, 2014 Proxy Preview 2014: A record of ESG Shareholder Resolutions Filed

Source: Green Money Journal

The Proxy Preview 2014 report ( ), released in March, covers the record-breaking 417 social and environmental shareholder resolutions filed this proxy season, with political spending and climate change driving...

April 8, 2014 Sustainability Mythbusters Part VI: There’s No Consumer Demand for Sustainability

Source: Enval Leader

The tide seems to be turning toward consumers who prefer, if not outright demand, more sustainable products and services. And even if some research shows that people may still be on the fence about whether or not they’d pay more...

April 8, 2014 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Is a Competitive Advantage for Capgemini

Source: Forbes

Capgemini is one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology, outsourcing services and local professional services. The company employs more than 130,000 people across 40 different countries and positions itself...

April 8, 2014 Bogus Private-Equity Fees Said Found at 200 Firms by SEC

Source: Bloomberg

A majority of private-equity firms inflate fees and expenses charged to companies in which they hold stakes, according to an internal review by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, raising the prospect of a wave of...

April 7, 2014 World stocks slip from six-year high; euro yields fall

Source: VOA News

World stocks slipped from last week's six-year high on Monday on concerns about technology shares, while speculation the European Central Bank will ease policy further pushed down European bond yields. The Nasdaq suffered its...

April 7, 2014 Deserts Could Help Reduce Global Warming

Source: University Herald

Deserts may play a crucial role in helping to reduce global warming, according to recent study NBC News reported. Researchers led by Dave Evans, a biologist specializing in ecology and global change at Washington State...

April 7, 2014 Harvard - Celebrating sustainability champions

Source: Harvard Gazette

From updating the Harvard University police fleet with new hybrid police cars that increased fuel efficiency across the department to an overhaul of building-controls systems in four buildings at the Harvard School of Public...

April 7, 2014 GM Recall to Start Monday

Source: WHNT TV

General Motors is about to start repairs on the millions of vehicles at the center of a controversial recall. The owners of six GM models can bring their vehicles to a dealer to fix the ignition switch beginning Monday.

April 5, 2014 Nike outlines global strategy for more sustainable business

MENAFN - 5. Energy and Climate Change Strategy In 2009, Nike instigated the formation of new coalition of consumer companies called Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP), which is advocating for strong U.S....

April 5, 2014 Payrolls in U.S. Rose 192,000 in March, Unemployment 6.7%

Source: Bloomberg

Companies led the U.S. job market past a milestone in March as private employment exceeded its pre-recession peak for the first time, progress that will allow the Federal Reserve to stick to its policy course. Payrolls excluding...

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