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February 5, 2015 FCC Proposes 'Strongest Ever' Net Neutrality PlanSource: PC Magazines
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on Wednesday confirmed that his net neutrality rules will move to regulate broadband as a telecom service rather than an information service, an approach known as Title II.
February 5, 2015 Water Crisis And Scenario Planning For BusinessSource: Forbes
The World Economic Forum in Davos addresses nearly every risk factor conceivable, but biggest of all, according to 896 leaders surveyed, is water. Business strategy faces a water paradox: the most valuable resource on Earth is...
NEW DELHI – Water scarcity could lead to conflict between communities and nations as the world is still not fully aware of the water crisis many countries face as a result of climate change, the head of the U.N. panel of climate...
February 4, 2015 S&P settles suits over crisis-era mortgage ratingsSource: Washington Post
Credit-rating firm Standard & Poor’s will pay $1.5 billion to resolve a collection of lawsuits over its ratings on mortgage securities that soured in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, concluding one of the U.S....
February 4, 2015 Sodexo: 419,317 Reasons to Report on SustainabilitySource: Triple Pundit
At Sodexo, every employee counts, and the company aims to engage every employee in the organization’s corporate responsibility efforts. Sodexo is a great example of where the reporting process has become an empowering element of...
February 4, 2015 Wall Street posts second day of strong gains, led by energy(Tuesday)Source: Reuters
U.S. stocks jumped more than 1 percent on Tuesday, led by energy shares as oil prices extended their recent rally, while higher-than-expected January car sales also bolstered the advance.
Source: Environmental Leader
Eco-sustainability will matter more than ever in 2015; this is the year the US’s leading companies must prove they are finally addressing climate change through corporate sustainability, thanks to two presidents and the Pope.
February 3, 2015 In Budget, Obama’s Unfettered Case for Spreading the WealthSource: NY Times
WASHINGTON — President Obama presented a budget on Monday that is more utopian vision than pragmatic blueprint. It proposes a politically improbable reshaping of the tax code and generous new social spending initiatives that...
February 3, 2015 Which Countries Are Most Likely to Be Wiped Out By Future Disasters?Source: Gizmodo
The results of a new report show which countries are the most vulnerable to risk—and the most ready to respond when disaster strikes. Bigger storms and more flooding are some of the most most obvious ingredients in the risk stew...
February 2, 2015 Top Thought Leaders in Trust - 2015 Awards - GAI Chairman Hank Boerner Named Lifetime Achievement Award WinnerSource: Trust Across America
Governance & Accountability Institute Chairman Hank Boerner was named to the 2015 awards list and is one of only 15 professionals named to the prestigious "Top Thought Leaders in Trust: 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners."
February 2, 2015 Sustainability through disruptionSource: Eco Business
Global disruptions such as pollution or financial instability can be an opportunity for leaders to take steps that secure a sustainable future in the long-term, says Simon Zadek, co-director of the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of...
February 2, 2015 Climate Change’s Bottom LineSource: NY Times
To understand how the Risky Business Project came to be, it’s helpful to look at how the climate change battle has been waged over the years. In the early days, discussion was focused on fixing the problem and staving off...
February 2, 2015 Oil prices fall on weak Chinese data, U.S. refinery strikesSource: Reuters
Crude oil prices fell on Monday after U.S. unions called a refinery strike and activity in China's factory sector shrank for the second month in a row, quashing Friday's bullish mood.
Source: NBC News
A newly published survey shows a significant opinion gap between professional scientists and the wider American public on issues in science ranging from climate change to genetically modified foods. But the results match up on at...
January 30, 2015 Super Bowl Showcases Several Sustainability EffortsSource: KJZZ Radio
The Super Bowl claims to be the most sustainability-driven championship game of all sports. But what does that mean? The NFL announced several sustainability initiatives taking place for Super Bowl activities including common...
January 30, 2015 Eurozone hit by record deflation in JanuarySource: The Telegraph
Eurozone prices suffered their joint biggest drop in the single currency's history in January, as signs emerged that falling energy prices were spreading to the wider price chain.
January 30, 2015 World's cities experiencing more heatwaves, study showsSource: The Guardian
World cities are experiencing more heatwaves and fewer cold spells, according to a study of extreme temperatures in hundreds of urban areas over the past 40 years. It found that many cities are seeing fewer extremely windy days...
As a new year begins, it is always a good time to take stock of the successes of the past year and look forward to doing even better in 2015. Shareholder activism will continue to be a “hot topic” for publicly listed issuers in...
January 29, 2015 The Key to Marketing Sustainability: Make It SexySource: Triple Pundit
Polls consistently find that people want products and services to have sustainable attributes, and they plan to buy them. Just as consistently, actual purchases don’t match up with stated intentions. There are plenty of reasons...
January 29, 2015 Fed upbeat on U.S. economy, cites strong job gainsSource: Reuters
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said the U.S. economy was expanding "at a solid pace" with strong job gains in a signal that the central bank remains on track with its plans to raise interest rates this year.
January 29, 2015 FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend factsSource: SF Chronicle
Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, say the privately funded, $8 billion project is a critically needed piece of infrastructure that will create thousands of jobs and make...
January 29, 2015 New-generation solar panels far cheaper, more efficient: scientistsSource: Reuters
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A new generation of solar panels made from a mineral called perovskite has the potential to convert solar energy into household electricity more cheaply than ever before, according to a study...
January 28, 2015 Sustainability: Not a lone journeySource: Eco Business
Businesses achieve their sustainability goals when they are implemented through partnerships, says a new study by MIT, Boston Consulting Group and the United Nations Global Compact.
Source: Washington Post
Oil is cheap, the dollar is strong, Americans are happy — and the business world is peeved. Stocks plummeted Tuesday amid a blizzard of big-name disappointments from stalwarts like Microsoft, Procter & Gamble and Caterpillar,...
January 28, 2015 Web attacks growing in volume and intensity: Arbor NetworksSource: The Age
Amidst claims and denials that Tuesday's Facebook and Instagram outage was the result of a denial-of-service attack by a hacker group, a new report finds attacks on websites are growing in volume and intensity with no sign of...
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