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May 15, 2014 Is California's thirst triggering earthquakes?

Source: Christian Science Monitor

Groundwater in California's Central Valley is so depleted that it has raised the Sierra Nevada mountains and Coast Ranges nearly six inches, and has strained the San Andreas Fault.

May 15, 2014 Brazil laundering illegal timber on a 'massive and growing scale'

Source: The Guardian

Illegally logged timber in Brazil is being laundered on a massive and growing scale and then sold on to unwitting buyers in the UK, US, Europe and China, Greenpeace claimed on Thursday. After a two-year investigation, the...

May 14, 2014 A future of thirst: Water crisis lies on the horizon

Source: News Yahoo

Paris - The next time your throat is as dry as a bone and the Sun is beating down, take a glass of clean, cool water. Savour it. Sip by sip. Vital and appreciated as that water is, it will be even more precious to those who will...

May 14, 2014 Expert views: sustainability and business education

Source: The Guardian

We asked MBA students, business leaders and professors to share their views on how sustainability is integrated into business education, here's what they said:

May 14, 2014 Goldman Sachs Bets on Reducing Crime

Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek

It’s partially funding the $21 million Massachusetts Juvenile Justice Pay for Success Initiative, which is helping Boston-area nonprofit Roca rid the streets of gangs and crime. The money is not a grant. It comes through an...

May 14, 2014 Climate Change Poses Growing National-Security Threat: Report

Source: Time

Climate change is a "catalyst for conflict" and a "threat multiplier" posing a growing national-security threat to the U.S., a new report finds. Climate change does not only threaten the environment but also U.S. national...

May 13, 2014 Ice melt in part of Antarctica 'appears unstoppable,' NASA says

Source: CNN

The complete melting of a major section of west Antarctica's ice sheet appears inevitable, and the process could lead to higher end-of-century global sea levels than previously anticipated, researchers said Monday. Warm ocean...

May 13, 2014 Happy Monday! Dow, S&P close at record highs

Source: CNN

The Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 closed at record highs Monday. The Dow jumped over 112 points to close at 16,695.47, and the S&P 500 ended the day about a percent higher at 1,896.65. Even the Nasdaq, which has been...

May 13, 2014 FCC chairman revises fast-lane option in net neutrality

Source: USA Today

Responding to waves of criticism, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is revising his net neutrality rule proposals to include a ban on certain types of "fast lanes" for content companies that are willing to...

May 13, 2014 Why businesses should put sustainability at the heart of decision-making

Source: Eco Business

Environmental think tank World Resources Institute (WRI) buttresses its lyrical-sounding mission - “to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations...

May 12, 2014 Sustainability and 21st Century Corporations: Are We Gaining Enough Ground?

Source: Triple Pundit

Four years ago, Ceres and Sustainalytics produced a report that it called a roadmap for sustainability for the 21st century corporation, and noted that while there were pockets of leadership in sustainability, these pockets were...

May 12, 2014 Reform Vow Lifts China Stocks, Other Markets Muted

Source: ABC News

Stocks in China and Hong Kong soared Monday on promises of financial reform but markets elsewhere were subdued after a record close for the Dow Jones industrial average. China's Shanghai Composite jumped 2.1 percent to 2,052.87...

May 12, 2014 US govt failed to inspect ‘high risk’ oil & gas wells

Source: RT

The US government has neglected to inspect thousands of oil and natural gas wells that pose a potential threat to the environment, a report has revealed. An investigation has uncovered outdated technologies still in use and lax...

May 12, 2014 ‘Stress Test’, by Timothy Geithner (book review)

Source: FT

If you had taken odds on which of President Barack Obama’s senior officials would make it through his first term, Tim Geithner would have got the longest. As it happens, the self-described “backstage guy” who detests public...

May 6, 2014 Online poll finds that 55% of companies feel increased customer trust is the number one benefit of an open, sustainability communications strategy

Source: Ethical Corporation

The hour long in-depth debate, hosted by Ethical Corporation, focused on ways companies can build an authentic dialogue with customers and consumers. The online webinar, featuring expert insight from Nestlé, Interface and...[more]

May 5, 2014 U.N.'s Ban urges climate action ahead of New York summit

Reuters - droughts and rising sea levels that the U.N.'s îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) says are linked to man-made warming. An IPCC report issued in April and endorsed by governments said such...

May 5, 2014 Mass. pension plan ranks worst in US, study finds

Source: Boston Globe

The Urban Institute, a Washington think tank, gives Massachusetts a failing grade in its new study on public pensions, ranking the state the worst in the nation. The institute cited low funding levels, as well as pension plan...

May 5, 2014 Goldman Sachs: Corporates spending cash is the key to a further recovery

Daily Telegraph - This year, we estimate that companies in the îStoxxî 600 (the biggest 600 companies across Europe) will spend around â¬865 bn on these investments for future growth, around 75% of all cash...

May 3, 2014 Study: Vehicles Getting Better Fuel Economy than Ever

U.S. News Rankings & Reviews - A recent study conducted by the îConsumer Federation of Americaî (CFA) finds that more than half of all 2014 vehicles return at least 23 mpg combined and about 11.6 percent return at...

May 3, 2014 McDonald's is the Latest Brand to Embrace Collaborative Sustainability

brandchannel - An impressive array of partners attending that event included top executives from Campbell Soup, General Mills, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg, îMonsantoî, PepsiCo, P&G, and Unilever. "When we get...

May 3, 2014 CSR Programs Not Going Far Enough To Protect Companies Or Environment, Report Finds

Source: Forbes

Recently, General Mills announced they would sustainably source 100% of 10 main ingredients by 2020. Walmart just held a Sustainable Product Expo to find sustainably sourced products for their stores. And today, McDonald’s...

May 3, 2014 AAA Mid-Atlantic: Gas Prices Reach Highest Level in Over a Year; Relief Should ...

Source: Atlantic Herald

The national average price of gas this week reached a high of $3.70 per gallon, which was the most expensive price since March, 20, 2013.

May 1, 2014 Market Structure Map - Binary IR

Source: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

There’s a joke software engineers tell. There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who can count in binary and those who can't. Nerd jokes (no offense, technology friends!) are often neither immediately nor apparently...[more]

May 1, 2014 Dow Jones industrial average hits new record high

Source: LA Times

The Dow Jones industrial average hit a record high Wednesday as investors wagered that the economy will pick up steam in the second half of the year. The blue-chip indicator rose for the third time this week, with Wednesday's...

May 1, 2014 IRS Chief Says It Can’t End Companies’ Offshore Tax Deals

Source: Bloomberg

The U.S. government probably can’t take regulatory action to stop companies from lowering tax bills through deals that put their legal addresses outside the country, John Koskinen, commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service,...

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