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February 28, 2013 The Case for Sustainability Reporting: Does Size Matter?Source: Elaine Cohen, CSR Wire
Sustainability Reporting is often regarded as the proprietary privilege of large global multinationals whose powerful and often dominating impacts on our lives and our planet cannot be overlooked.
February 28, 2013 Fitch warns U.S. risks losing AAA debt ratingSource: USA Today
U.S. lawmakers must make credible progress this year on a long-term deficit-reduction strategy or risk losing Fitch Ratings' top AAA grade on U.S. government debt, Fitch warned Wednesday.
February 27, 2013 The Way Out of the Sequester Is Cutting Tax ExpendituresSource: The Daily Beast
The horrifying list of budget cuts seems inevitable. Republicans want spending cuts, and Democrats want revenue increases. But they can get both by getting rid of hidden spending programs.
February 27, 2013 NASA: Climate change thins forests in eastern U.S.Source: USA Today
Years of drought and high temperatures have damaged not only corn and other crops nationwide but also the forests in the eastern United States, NASA satellites show.
February 27, 2013 CEOs Call for Giving Fossil-Fuel Tax Break to RenewablesSource: Bloomberg
Congress should expand a tax incentive reserved for the fossil fuel industry known as master limited partnerships to the renewable energy industry, a coalition of chief executive officers said in a report released Feb. 25. That...
Source: Governance & Accountability Institute
Governance & Accountability Institute is issuing a final call for organizations headquartered in the U.S.A., U.K. and The Republic Ireland to submit their sustainability reports published during calendar year 2012. Organizations...
February 27, 2013 Sustainability, environment are high on the priority list for Unilever's Keith WeedSource: Economic Times
Chances are that even the better travelled among us haven't put in a stop at Gunga, a village in the Berasia taluka, near Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. It however figured in the itinerary of Keith Weed, chief marketing and...
February 26, 2013 Climate scientists link global warming to extreme weatherSource: The Register.co.uk
There has been a healthy debate in the scientific community about the linkage, if any, between the recent spate of extreme weather events and the ongoing increase in global temperatures. Now a group of researchers reports they've...
February 26, 2013 Oxfam reveals global food firms' gaping ethical shortfallsSource: Guardian.co.uk
The world's largest food companies are failing to meet ethical standards, a report from Oxfam has warned. None of the leading global brands such as Nestlé, Mars and Coca-Cola were given good overall ratings on their commitments...
February 26, 2013 Investors Demand Climate-Risk Disclosure in 2013 ProxiesSource: Bloomberg
Shareholders are filing resolutions asking companies to disclose physical risks posed by climate change for the first time this proxy season, according to representatives of sustainable investor groups.
February 26, 2013 The Three Economic Principles of SustainabilitySource: CSRWire
The recent global financial crisis has raised widespread concern for the sustainability of the global economy and much has been written concerning the negative impacts of economic development on natural ecosystems and civil...
February 25, 2013 White House releases state-by-state breakdown of sequester’s effectsSource: Washington Post
The White House on Sunday detailed how the deep spending cuts set to begin this week would affect programs in every state and the District, as President Obama launched a last-ditch effort to pressure congressional Republicans to...
February 25, 2013 Moody's strips Britain of AAA credit rating - videoSource: BBC News
Britain has been stripped of its AAA status by the credit rating agency Moody's, who said economic growth is likely to remain "sluggish" for years to come.
February 25, 2013 Corporations Can No Longer Sleepwalk Towards SustainabilitySource: CleanTechnica.com
The forces of sustainable consciousness and resource scarcity are making environmental responsibility a necessity, not just a strategy, for major corporations. It is becoming increasingly difficult to simply re-brand products to...
February 25, 2013 BP, Halliburton, Transocean, plaintiffs’ lawyers all prepare to face off in gulf oil spill trialSource: Washington Post
One of the biggest legal circuses on Earth — the trial of BP over the extent of its responsibility for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill — is scheduled to open in New Orleans on Monday, featuring 34 leading lawyers in the...
February 25, 2013 How to Revitalize the MiddleclassSource: Larry Checco
My father, who endured the Great Depression, survived World War II and returned home a decorated war veteran, barely had an 8th grade education. But in the 1950s, while my sister and I were growing up, he worked three jobs...
February 22, 2013 RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones introduce Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets IndexSource: S&P
RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing, and S&P Dow Jones Indices, the world’s largest provider of financial market indices, today announced the launch of the Dow Jones Sustainability...
Source: Triple Pundit
“Sustainable and Responsible Investing,” or “SRI” for short, has been a trend that has gathered momentum over the past few decades, as a portion of the investing community has become more concerned with the ethical aspects of the...
February 22, 2013 Einhorn touts plan for Apple’s ‘war vault’Source: MarketWatch
Apple Inc. needs to dramatically restructure its approach to managing its massive cash “war vault,” hedge-fund star David Einhorn said Thursday afternoon.
February 22, 2013 China's Cyber-War Against U.S. IT Assets Demands a Strong ResponseSource: E-Week
For a long time nobody in the government wanted to talk about the stealthy cyber-war the Chinese government was waging against the United States. It’s time to shine some light on what’s been going on.
February 21, 2013 Green groups urge ambitious new climate goals for EuropeSource: Reuters
BRUSSELS - Green campaigners pressed the case for an ambitious new decade of energy and environment policy on Wednesday as the European Commission kicked off debate on 2030 goals, seeking to balance economic reality with climate...
February 21, 2013 How far will exchanges push ESG reporting?Source: Institutional Investor
The Nasdaq OMX Group is lending its voice to the growing debate over the role of exchanges in requiring listed companies to disclose their performance on ESG issues, as environmental, social and governance matters are called....
February 21, 2013 How Not to Fix Climate ChangeSource: Joe Nocera, NY Times
After much back and forth, James E. Hansen and I had agreed on a date to meet. Hansen, the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, is the scientist most closely associated with climate change activists like Bill...
February 21, 2013 Doubt on Fed easing hits shares, commoditiesSource: Reuters
World share markets fell and the dollar and safe-haven assets rose on Thursday, a day after minutes of the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting cast doubts over how much longer the U.S. central bank would stick to its stimulus...
Harvard University, the world’s richest college, is planning to hire a vice president to advise its endowment managers on environmental, social and governance issues amid student protests about sustainability.
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