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March 30, 2016 Campbell Soup products to go BPA-free

Source: CBS News

Campbell Soup Co. will stop using the chemical Bisphenol A in its canned products by the middle of next year to reassure consumers worried that the substance may harm their health.

March 29, 2016 Drilling-induced earthquakes may endanger millions in 2016, USGS says

Source: PBS News Hour

Researchers at the USGS and other institutions have tied earthquake surges in eight states, including Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio, Kansas and Arkansas, to oil and gas operations. Some state regulators have been slow to accept...

March 29, 2016 California proposal for state-run retirement plan for private-sector workers moves forward

Source: LA Times

California has taken a step closer to becoming the first state to make retirement savings accounts a near-universal benefit for workers with a plan that lawmakers hope will help ease an expected massive shortfall in retirement...

March 29, 2016 Why doesn't sustainability messaging work better?

Source: Breen Biz

I've been a sustainability strategist at Adobe since 2013, and one challenge I constantly run up against is: how do we frame messaging around genuine sustainability initiatives within our own business in a way that encourages...

March 28, 2016 U.S. stocks look to rebuild after snapping five-week win streak

Source: Market Watch

U.S. stock futures were indicating a better start for Wall Street Monday, supported by higher oil prices. A clutch of economic data is due to greet investors returning from the long Easter weekend.

March 28, 2016 How does US gender pay gap compare internationally? Pretty well, study says.

Source: CS Monitor

The US ranks low internationally when it comes to gender pay gap. But after factoring in several considerations such as proportional female employees and experience, the US actually fares pretty well.

March 28, 2016 How to Know If You Are Living Sustainably

Source: Bangor Daily News

How do we know if an organization’s policy on sustainability is meaningful or just greenwashing, the claim of environmental commitment without any real change in behavior? This same question applies to us in our personal lives...

March 28, 2016 Business could save £1bn through energy behaviour change

Source: The Telegraph

British companies could save as much as £1bn on their energy bills by changing their ‘energy behaviours’ rather than rely on technical solutions, according to Npower energy experts.

March 25, 2016 100% Water Sustainability Could Be Possible In The Near Future

Source: Forbes

The United Nations designated March 22 World Water Day in 1993, following the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development. Since that time, the annual event grows awareness, education and coordination on water and...

March 24, 2016 FLASH REPORT: G&A Institute & Trust Across America Partner to Examine Trustworthiness for S&P 500® Companies Not Reporting on Sustainability

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.

Results Show Higher Trust for Firms Reporting on Their Sustainability Journeys New York, NY - March 24, 2016 -- Continuing the in-depth analysis of S&P 500 (r) companies' sustainability reporting activities, Governance &...[more]

March 24, 2016 Rockefeller Family Fund hits Exxon, divests from fossil fuels

Source: Reuters

The Rockefeller Family Fund said on Wednesday it will divest from fossil fuels as quickly as possible and "eliminate holdings" of Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N), saying the oil company associated with the family fortune has misled the...

March 24, 2016 Coca-Cola Enterprises in five-step sustainability plan

Source: Food Manufacturer

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has unveiled a five-step plan for the future of sustainable manufacturing, which includes ‘Smart’ ingredients with the potential to replace sugar, fat and salt.

March 24, 2016 Scathing independent report blames state officials for Flint water crisis

Source: Washington Post

A task force appointed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to investigate the water-contamination crisis in Flint issued a blistering report Wednesday, laying blame squarely on state officials in what it called “a story of government...

March 23, 2016 White House Water Summit addresses how to keep drinking water safe in Cincy - and around the country

Source: WCPO

The United States does not have a major water problem -- it has several major water problems.That was the realization Jeffery Lape, the deputy director of science and technology at the Environmental Protection Agency, made after...

March 23, 2016 Technology And Substance In Sustainability

Source: Forbes

Sustainability has been a part of the corporate vernacular for decades. The concept has primarily been tied to corporate branding, but the priority, investments, and influence of the champions of sustainability has been...

March 23, 2016 Global Warming Could Yield Catastrophic Effects Sooner Than We Think

Source: Fortune

A group of leading climate scientists have warned that the effects of global warming could come quicker and at a far bigger impact than originally thought.

March 22, 2016 What we’re doing to the Earth has no parallel in 66 million years, scientists say

Source: Washington Post

This is a time period, about 56 million years ago, when something mysterious happened — there are many ideas as to what — that suddenly caused concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to spike, far higher than they are...

March 22, 2016 GRI Maps the Future of Sustainability Reporting

Source: Environmental Leader

The Global Reporting Initiative’s latest reporting tool is a digital publication that maps out the future of sustainability reporting and disclosure.

March 22, 2016 Global Oil Power Venezuela Suddenly Has a Thirst for U.S. Crude

Source: Bloomberg

Petroleos de Venezuela SA, the state-owned oil company, has ordered millions of barrels of crude from the U.S. this year, according to published reports and data provided to Bloomberg, in a sign of how the lifting of the ban on...

March 21, 2016 Warmer Winters Will Mean Catastrophic Effects For The Environment And Human Life

Source: Think

Data released earlier this month from NASA shows February with record-breaking warmth — the warmest February on record and the warmest seasonally adjusted month in recorded history. This February was 0.5 degrees Celsius warmer...

March 21, 2016 Brazil Q&A: Why is South America's largest country in such a big mess? - text/video

Source: CNN

The Brazilian government, already struggling with a deep recession and Zika virus pandemic, is now fighting just to survive.

March 21, 2016 Emerging Dynamic Of Supply Chain Sustainability

Source: Forbes

Bruce Klafter is a respected leader in environmental, health and safety (EH&S) and sustainability circles. In 2013 he joined Flex, a socially-responsible, global leader in design, manufacturing, distribution and aftermarket...

March 18, 2016 El Niño Will Hit Us With a Weird Mix of Floods and Drought on Its Way Out

Source: Gizmodo

El Niño is almost ready to give way for the rise of its cold counterpart, La Niña. But before it goes, it has one more tough weather hit to throw at the US: a bizarre combination of flooding and an ever-intensifying drought.

March 18, 2016 Sustainability Reporting 101: Eight Steps to Driving Business Growth

Source: Sustainable Brands

When it comes to sustainability reporting, companies may feel like they’re in an increasingly uncomfortable public-private vice. On one side, consumers and shareholders are pressuring organizations to be better corporate citizens...

March 18, 2016 Dow closes positive for year as commodities rally, dollar dives

Source: Reuters

Wall St moved higher on Thursday, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average into positive territory for the year, as commodity prices rose on the back of a weaker U.S. dollar to boost shares in the energy and materials sectors.

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