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May 5, 2015 Fed's Evans: rate hikes could start sooner, if kept slow

Source: Reuters

With U.S. inflation uncomfortably low and the unemployment rate still too high, the Federal Reserve should hold off on raising short-term interest rates until early next year, a top Fed policymaker said on Monday. Still, Chicago...

May 5, 2015 McDonald’s knows you don’t eat there anymore, and it has a plan to win you back

Source: Washingto Post

McDonald’s knows you’re not lovin’ it anymore, and it thinks it’s got a great new plan to win you back. The world’s biggest burger chain plans to restructure its globe-spanning empire, slash costs and spruce up its menu in hopes...

May 4, 2015 Intel Corporation Named To TAA's Most Trustworthy Companies, and Receives Special Award: Hank Boerner Accountability Award

Source: G&A Institute, Inc.

Intel Named to Trust Across America's "America's Most Trustworthy Public Companies" 2015 list -- and receives first time "Hank Boerner Accountability Award," named for the chairman of Governance & Accountability Institute.[more]

May 4, 2015 Sustainability: A Matter of Soul

Source: Huff Post

As a faculty member of the W. Huizenga Business School, I was recently invited to contribute to a paper edited by Prof. Frank Cavico about orientation for new graduate students. Based on his experience in orientation sessions, he...

May 4, 2015 For Ford And Competitors, Bar For 'Sustainability' Keeps Rising

Source: Forbes

While Ford executives have worked hard to make sustainability an integral part of the business for more than a decade now, Sheryl Connelly, Ford’s in-house futurist, helps carry the message to the outside world. And she told me...

May 4, 2015 Climate change: the big myths that need to be exploded

Source: The Guardian

The threat to our planet and the lives of billions of people – not to mention big business – has led to wild claims on both sides of the divide. Here are some facts

May 4, 2015 'Warning lights' flash over Greece and France as manufacturing stumbles

Source: Telegraph(UK)

Warning lights are flashing over the Greek and French economies, analysts said on Monday, after a closely-watched manufacturing survey showed both nations remained "mired in contraction" in April.

May 4, 2015 Horribly bleak study sees ‘empty landscape’ as large herbivores vanish at startling rate

Source: Washington Post

The situation is so dire, according to a new study, that it threatens an “empty landscape” in some ecosystems “across much of the planet Earth.” The authors were clear: This is a big problem — and it’s a problem with us, not them.

May 1, 2015 Stock Markets Fall as Turnaround Whips Investors

Source: Wall Street Journal

April proved a cruel month for investors in financial markets, many of whom had bet the U.S. dollar would continue its march higher, oil prices would fall further and the rally in bond markets around the world would gain steam.

May 1, 2015 Tesla's new product is a battery for your home

Source: CNN Money

Tesla has unveiled a suite of new energy products, including a wall-mounted battery that will be sold for use in consumers' homes.

May 1, 2015 Study Finds Global Warming as Threat to 1 in 6 Species

Source: NY Times

Climate change could drive to extinction as many as one in six animal and plant species, according to a new analysis.

May 1, 2015 The Hungry Ocean: Sustainability and the Curriculum

Source: Huff Post

A political conservative I know is an avid sailor. When the topic of sustainability comes up, he refers to his decades of sailing the New England littoral and reports the evidence he has seen with his own eyes of island coves...

April 30, 2015 World shares fall after US reports meager 1Q growth

Source: Washington Post

TOKYO — World stock markets were mostly lower Thursday after the U.S. economy skidded to a near halt in the first three months of the year and Japan’s central bank held off from expanding its monetary stimulus

April 30, 2015 Climate Changes In Arctic And Antarctic Linked For The First Time

Source: HNGN

A research team compared ice cores from the northern and southern hemispheres, and found abrupt temperature changes in the North Pole had an influence on South Pole temperatures, Montana State University reported. Climate change...

April 30, 2015 Fed's downgrade of economic outlook signals longer rate hike wait

Source: Reuters

The Federal Reserve downgraded its view of the U.S. labor market and economy on Wednesday in a policy statement that suggested the central bank may have to wait until at least the third quarter to begin raising interest rates.

April 30, 2015 Chip Bergh: Why Levi Strauss Cares About Sustainability

Source: Forbes

I recently spoke with Chip Bergh, who is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Levi Strauss & Co, a leading global apparel and consumer goods company with sales in more than 110 countries. In the interview, he talks...

April 29, 2015 RepRisk data used by SASB as an input for the development of sustainability accounting standards

Source: RepRisk

RepRisk’s dynamic business intelligence on environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks supports SASB’s evidence-based research [more]

April 29, 2015 Amid drought, California's Brown wants big fines for wasting water

Source: Reuters

Governor Jerry Brown proposed legislation on Tuesday that would impose steep fines for wasting water in drought-parched California.

April 29, 2015 Fed meeting seen as chance to nudge markets on rate hike timing

Source: Today Online

WASHINGTON - As the Federal Reserve's policy-setting committee wraps up its third meeting of the year, a critical task awaits the U.S. central bank: narrowing the wide gap between how it and the markets view the path of interest...

April 29, 2015 Pope Francis and climate change: why Catholic skeptics are so alarmed

Source: CS Monitor

New York — With Pope Francis poised to issue a full-throated call to address the looming threats of climate change this year, conservative Catholic skeptics are crying foul.

April 28, 2015 Study: Global warming has dramatically upped the odds of extreme heat events

Source: Washington Post

It used to be the big debate in climate change circles. Whenever an extreme event occurred — like, say, Hurricane Katrina, or the deadly 2003 European heat wave — the question would immediately arise as to whether it was...

April 28, 2015 The 10 global companies that get diversity

Source: HTC Business

These 10 companies are leading the way when it comes to diversity as a cultural and business aim, according to an annual ranking from DiversityInc. This year has already included Silicon Valley's highest-profile gender...

April 28, 2015 Steering Clear of the Sustainability Reporting Trap


Companies get stuck in box-checking when it comes to sustainability. But there is substantial value to be found in making sustainability a strategy. Read more at...

April 28, 2015 Don't Believe Everything You Read: Lower Fuel Prices Aren't Why U.S. Airlines Are Earning Big Profits

Source: Forbes

The nation’s largest airlines last week reported ridiculous – for them – first-quarter profits. And it had far less to do with the price of oil and jet fuel than you’ve probably read. Oh, to be sure, a 43 percent drop in the...

April 27, 2015 The Business Case for Sustainable Investing

Source: Bloomberg

The global sustainability movement has come a long way in just the last decade, evidenced in part by the ever increasing number of companies and governments actively pursuing sustainability strategies. Despite this, the massive...

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