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June 12, 2015 EPA considers regulating emissions by airliners


WASHINGTON - The Obama administration proposed Wednesday to regulate aircraft emissions in much the same way as power plants, saying they are a threat to human health because they contain pollutants that help cause global...

June 12, 2015 Treasuries Gain as Greek Default Concern Spurs Demand for Safety

Source: Bloomberg

Treasuries rose for a second day after Bild newspaper reported Germany is preparing for a Greek default, sparking demand for the safest assets.“This news will be very supportive to U.S. Treasuries,” said Hajime Nagata, who...

June 12, 2015 Store brand sustainability key at Albertsons, Price Chopper

Source: Supermarket News

Sustainable sourcing can improve the value proposition of a private label. The challenge, however, is conveying the message to consumers. One way Albertsons-Safeway has addressed this is by featuring sustainability labels on its...

June 11, 2015 Shell Accused of Strategy Risking Catastrophic Climate Change

Naharnet - But an analysis of Shellâs New Lens planning document points to an acceptance that world temperatures will rise to a level that the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî argues would have a...

June 11, 2015 How California Could Have Avoided Its Epic Water Crisis - text/video


California's water crisis is the disaster everybody saw coming but nobody had the political will to stop. It's the byproduct of a broken system that's dominated by self-serving elites and misguided ideologues. Or so says Joel...

June 11, 2015 Sustainia100 Innovations: Sustainability Becomes the Attractive Choice

Source: Business Wire

Published today, an annual sustainability study, SUSTAINIA100, names the top-100 eco-innovations 2015 after reviewing more than 1500 projects and businesses from six continents. The 100 cases points to a paradigm shift in...

June 11, 2015 Stocks extend gains, dollar lifted by Fed feelings

Source: Reuters

European shares saw fresh gains on Thursday after their best day in over a month and as bets that the United States could be edging towards its first interest rate rise kept upward pressure on global bond yields and the dollar

June 10, 2015 Did A Judge Just Undermine The Administrative State With SEC Ruling?

Source: Forbes

A federal judge’s ruling against the Securities and Exchange Commission for using its own judges in an insider-trading case might be looked at in hindsight as the beginning of the end of an alternative system of justice that took...

June 10, 2015 Here Are the Top 25 Highest-Rated CEOs in America, as Judged by Their Employees

Source: Bloomberg

Glassdoor, the careers website, has just released its third annual Employees’ Choice Awards for the Highest Rated CEOs. The survey is based solely on the input of employees who anonymously and voluntarily provide feedback through...

June 10, 2015 G7 Carbon Goal May Come Too Late, Scientists Say

Source: Climate Central

Ridding the global economy of its carbon is the only way to stabilize the climate, something the leaders of the G7 nations recognized Monday when they called for all countries to cease emitting climate-changing greenhouse gases...

June 10, 2015 Bayer to Sell Diabetes Unit to Panasonic for $1.15 Billion

Source: Bloomberg

Bayer AG agreed to sell its diabetes devices business to Panasonic Healthcare Co., a joint venture backed by buyout firm KKR & Co., for about 1 billion euros ($1.15 billion).

June 9, 2015 G7 Leaders Agree On Action To Limit Global Warming To 2 Degrees

Source: Think Progress

Group of Seven (G7) leaders agreed to limit global warming to 2°C at a meeting in Germany on Monday, a feat they hope to accomplish by reducing their carbon emissions, mobilizing $100 billion a year for climate change mitigation,...

June 9, 2015 Worst U.S. bird flu outbreak in history expands to Michigan

Source: Reuters

Michigan on Monday said Canadian geese in the state tested positive for a lethal strain of bird flu, bringing the worst outbreak of the disease in U.S. history to a 21st state. Three young geese collected in Sterling Heights,...

June 9, 2015 CEO survey lukewarm on economy

Source: USA Today

American CEOs plan to hire, sell and invest at a slower pace in the next six months, with future economic growth hinging on trade agreements and tax reform, according to a quarterly survey released Monday.

June 8, 2015 FLASH REPORT — Seventy-Five Percent (75%) of the S&P 500 Index Published Corporate Sustainability Reports in 2014

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.

Sustainability reporting has become the clear norm in the U.S. capital markets as represented by our four year study of the S&P 500*. Over the last four years there has been significant uptake in sustainability reporting from...[more]

June 8, 2015 Wal-mart Names a New Chairman, Keeps the Job in the Family

Source: Time

At Walmart’s annual shareholder meeting on Friday in Fayetteville, Ark., before a crowd of 14,000 people, the company announced that Rob Walton, the 70-year-old chairman and son of founder Sam Walton, would step down after 23...

June 8, 2015 Experts worry about 'smoke and mirrors' in earnings reports as stocks hit record after record

Source: Fox News

The gap between the "adjusted" profits that analysts cite and bottom-line earnings figures that companies are legally obliged to report, or net income, has widened dramatically over the past five years.

June 8, 2015 Terrorism and climate change on agenda at G-7 summit

Source: USA Today

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — Terrorism and climate change will be the major talking points for world leaders Monday on the second and final day of a G-7 summit in Germany.

June 8, 2015 Redefining "Sustainability" as More, More and, Well, More

Source: Huff Post

Since its birth in 1987, for many, the term "sustainable development" has become synonymous with "less." "Sustainability" seemed to lock us into a static, zero-sum game of painful sacrifices. Facing finite or shrinking...

June 5, 2015 Fracking Study Undercuts Environmentalists’ Calls for Regulation

Source: Bloomberg

It was always a longshot that the Obama administration or Congress would crack down on the golden goose of hydraulic fracturing.

June 5, 2015 China in focus as cyber attack hits millions of U.S. federal workers

Source: Reuters

Hackers broke into U.S. government computers, possibly compromising the personal data of 4 million current and former federal employees, and investigators were probing whether the culprits were based in China, U.S. officials said...

June 5, 2015 H&M Chief: There is a clear business case connected tosustainability

Source: Business Green

Swedish clothing giant H&M is at the forefront of the debate on how fashion can become mroe sustainable. Managing director Karl-Johan Persson spoke to Hubbub's Trewin Restorick about the company's commitment to making...

June 5, 2015 U.S. jobs market seen firming despite lackluster growth

Source: Reuters

U.S. job growth was likely solid in May and wages probably picked up a bit, suggesting sufficient momentum in the economy for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates later this year

June 4, 2015 O.E.C.D. Sees Slow Recovery Worldwide

Source: NY Times

PARIS — The world economy continues to heal at a disappointingly slow pace, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Wednesday, but it predicted that growth should return to a healthier rate close to its...

June 4, 2015 Are the Texas Floods Evidence of Climate Change?

Source: NewsWeek

Texas has suffered damaging floods and record rainfall in May after years of punishing drought. John Nielsen-Gammon, professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M University and Texas state climatologist, was asked to discuss...

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