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February 24, 2016 It's The Energy, Stupid: How Low Oil Prices Could Reshape Geopolitics - And Drive Peace In Asia

Source: Forbes

On 22 February, the US crude futures price rose $1.84 to $31.84 a barrel, a 6% increase. The reason: the International Energy Agency (IEA) forecast that US shale oil output could drop by 600,000 barrels per day (bpd) in 2016 and...

February 24, 2016 Most Canadians Still Don’t Buy The Global Warming Narrative

Source: Daily Caller

Canadians increasingly don’t believe global warming is man-made, with 56 percent of residents expressing the sentiment in a five-year study published last week by researchers from Yale University and the University of Montreal.

February 24, 2016 The new bottom line: money is no longer a dirty word in sustainability

Source: The Guardian

Money used to be a dirty word in corporate sustainability. For decades, companies largely viewed their social and environmental initiatives as charitable or side projects instead of part of their core business. But that attitude...

February 23, 2016 Obama advisers see steady economic growth and widening inequality

Source: Washington Post

The 2016 Economic Report of the President says that the economy will continue modest, steady growth this year but that inequality remains higher in the United States than in other countries and has been growing faster.

February 23, 2016 Drought's impact will spread far beyond western US, say scientists

Source: CS Monitor

The effects of drought on the American West have been well documented. Scientists already have seen that unusually warm and dry conditions kill communities of trees, encourage bark beetle infestations that kill billions more, and...

February 23, 2016 Why Sustainability Matters

Source: Saporta Report

Atlanta is emerging as a top-tier city internationally for sustainability. This didn’t happen overnight. It’s the result of roll-up-your-sleeves hard work and a commitment on the part of Mayor Kasim Reed to commit the funding,...

February 23, 2016 Everything to Know About Britain’s E.U. Referendum - text/video

Source: Time

The United Kingdom is in the throes of “Brexit” mania, now that Prime Minister David Cameron has finally called a referendum on the country’s membership in the E.U. for June 23. Here’s a guide for readers who may be unfamiliar...

February 22, 2016 Crawl-Walk-Run: Gaining Sustainability Momentum

Source: Triple Pundit

In the U.S., consumer awareness, the demand for more transparency and continued compression on margins are providing an opportunity for private brand owners and the industry to look at value and innovation through a different...

February 22, 2016 Businesses to feel the heat from slavery scrutiny in 2016

Source: Reuters

LONDON – Businesses are coming under increased public scrutiny over the use of slavery in their supply chains, making forced labour one of the greatest risks to their brands’ reputation this year, a research firm said on Tuesday.

February 22, 2016 Advisors Court Clients Who Value Socially Responsible Investing

Source: Investor Business Daily

As more consumers seek to invest their assets in funds that track environmental, social and governance (ESG) indexes, some financial advisors are marketing their socially responsible bona fides. The sustainable-investing niche...

February 22, 2016 Taking Sustainability Out of Sustainable Marketing

Source: Huff Post

For all the entrepreneurial effort, time and investment dedicated to the growth of a sustainable consumer product market, there's an enormous consumer bias against sustainable and responsibly manufactured products, even if...

February 22, 2016 Beijing to raise threshold for issuing air pollution 'red alerts'

Source: Reuters

Beijing is to raise the thresholds for issuing its highest air pollution warnings, the state news agency Xinhua reported on Sunday, two months after acrid smog triggered the city's first ever "red alerts".

February 19, 2016 China needs more power to crack down on polluters - minister

Source: Reuters

China needs more powers to crack down on polluting companies and local governments that protect them, the country's environment minister said on Thursday.

February 19, 2016 NASA has confirmed that January, 2016, was the hottest January ever recorded

Source: The Marshal Town

New research published by NASA has confirmed that January, 2016, was the hottest January ever recorded, with temperatures having soared well above any of those since recording began in 1880. The hottest January ever was directly...

February 19, 2016 GRI Program Aims to Boost Transparency in Sustainability Reporting

Source: Environmental Leader

In an effort to boost transparency in sustainability reporting — and the visibility of reporting companies — the Global Reporting Initiative has launched a membership and engagement program called GRI Gold Community Read more:...

February 19, 2016 Citigroup Gave Its CEO a Huge Pay Raise

Source: Fortune

Citigroup raised Chief Executive Michael Corbat’s pay by an estimated 27% in 2015, a year in which the bank’s profit more than doubled.

February 18, 2016 Tim Cook's stance on privacy could define his Apple legacy

Source: LA Times

“Apple is now viewed as the flag bearer for protecting citizen data, and if they succeed, there will be a flood of other companies following suit."

February 18, 2016 How the ‘Brexit’ Summit Will Unfold and Why You Should Care: Q&A

Source: Bloomberg

When Prime Minister David Cameron meets with the other European Union leaders in Brussels on Thursday, he’ll be seeking to reconstruct the U.K.’s terms of membership in the 28-country bloc.

February 18, 2016 Major Works in the Field of Corporate Sustainability

Source: Huff Post

As the planet's population continues to increase and to grow wealthier, pressures on natural resources and the environment will only become more intense. Corporate sustainability, once seen as window-dressing or even subversive,...

February 18, 2016 Rutgers Business School Offers Corporate Social Responsibility Certificate Program

Source: Rutgers Business School

Explore CSR trends and best practices for your competitive advantage in this rapidly evolving field[more]

February 17, 2016 Break up The Banks, Says The Fed's New Guy

Source: Fortune

The U.S. Federal Reserve’s newest policymaker and a former point man for the government’s bailout of the financial industry on Tuesday called on lawmakers to take radical action to rein in banks and protect taxpayers.

February 17, 2016 The key to halting climate change: admit we can't save everything

Source: The Guardian

Climate change, and human resistance to making the changes needed to halt it, both continue apace: 2015 was the hottest year in recorded history, we may be on the brink of a major species extinction event in the ocean, and yet...

February 17, 2016 Resolving the Annual Budget Tug of War

Source: Larry Checco, featured commentator

Here they go again! Even before President Barack Obama submitted his final budget proposal to Congress—a whopping $4.15 trillion package that would boost spending in 2017 by 5 percent—it was considered dead on arrival by...[more]

February 17, 2016 Inside One Law Firm’s New Corporate Sustainability Team

Source: Waste 369

The need is great, the firm says, for an interdisciplinary sustainability group made up of lawyers with experience and a history of collaborating to handle sustainability issues related to energy, environmental, tax, intellectual...

February 16, 2016 Shaking Up the Sustainability Status Quo


Sustainable living isn’t just about making upgrades to the built form. It requires a fundamental shift in the way we think and live.

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