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September 19, 2014 Dow, S&P 500 at records as Fed-driven rally continues

Source: Moneycontrol.com

US equity markets have rallied for three consecutive sessions as the Fed's stance eased investor worries the central bank was ready to pivot away from its years-long policy of holding rates at rock bottom levels, which stimulated...

September 18, 2014 Fed says it will be ‘considerable time’ before rates are lifted

Source: MarketWatch

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday repeated that interest rates are likely to stay low for a “considerable time” after it ends its bond-buying program in October, but the central bank also took concrete steps to prepare for an...

September 18, 2014 5 ways boards of directors can support sustainability

Source: GreenBiz

While corporate responsibility has risen as a strategic priority for many companies, boards have not been driving this change. The UN Global Compact LEAD board program conducts extensive surveys and interviews with board members,...

September 18, 2014 Holder: Wall Street executives being investigated

Source: USA Today

Citing Wall Street's "troubling return'' to risky conduct that preceded the 2008 financial collapse, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that federal authorities are poised to file criminal charges against an undisclosed...

September 18, 2014 Market Structure Map - Risk

Source: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

Is the stock market poised for an advance to the rear? Gains yesterday notwithstanding, our measures of market sentiment reflected in the ten-point ModernIR Behavioral Index dipped to negative this week for the first time since...[more]

September 17, 2014 Fight Against Climate Change Seen Driving Economic Growth

Source: Bloomberg

Countries can expand their economies through emissions reductions in cities, land use and energy, according to a report released today by the Global Commission on the Economy & Climate, a panel set up by seven nations including...

September 17, 2014 Channel NewsAsia launches Asia’s first sustainability ranking for businesses

Source: Channel NewsAsia

HONG KONG: Regional broadcaster Channel NewsAsia, in partnership with CSR Asia and Sustainalytics, on Tuesday (Sep 16) launched the Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking for Asia’s top businesses at the CSR Summit in Hong Kong.

September 17, 2014 China Bans Use of Coal With High Ash or Sulfur to Fight Smog

Source: Bloomberg

China will ban sales and imports of coal with high ash or sulfur in a move to promote cleaner types of the fuel and improve the nation’s air quality.

September 17, 2014 Climate Report Details Flood Risk to Sites in Washington

Source: NY Times

WASHINGTON — The nation’s capital is likely to see record flooding by 2050, putting about $7 billion worth of property, three military bases and parts of the National Mall at risk as a result of climate change that is raising sea...

September 16, 2014 Sustainability Reporting: The What and Why

Source: Environmental Leader

For more than a decade now, many leading global organizations have produced some form of sustainability reporting. Sometimes these documents manifest in reports sent directly to stakeholders, and in other cases they adhere to...

September 16, 2014 Study: Faulty gas wells, not fracking, pollute water

Source: USAToday

Faulty wells, not deep underground fracking, is the main reason that natural gas extraction from shale rock has contaminated drinking water in parts of Texas and Pennsylvania, says a study Monday by researchers from five...

September 16, 2014 CalPERS Eliminates Hedge Fund Program in Effort to Reduce Complexity and Costs in Investment Portfolio

Source: California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) today announced that it will eliminate its hedge fund program, known internally as the Absolute Return Strategies (ARS) program, as part of an ongoing...[more]

September 16, 2014 A smart look at the climate-change debate

Source: Washington Post

Science writer Charles C. Mann writes books that take on big topics — examining the history of aspirin and the nature of modern physics, for example...Now, in a long, thoughtful and entertaining article in the September Atlantic...

September 15, 2014 Solar Storms Sending Biggest Threats to Earth Today and Tomorrow

Source: Bloomberg

Airlines have rerouted some flights and global positioning system and radio transmissions may be degraded through tomorrow as two solar eruptions strike Earth and affect its magnetic field.

September 15, 2014 The UN has released its list of leaders attending climate summit

Source: UPI

The UN has released a list of world leaders who will be attending their climate change summit. President Barack Obama will be in attendance, and it will take place in New York on September 23, which is during the Climate Week NYC...

September 15, 2014 Pesticides a concern for aquatic life in most U.S. urban streams : study

Source: Reuters

The proportion of urban streams in the United States with potentially worrisome levels of pesticides for aquatic life has surged to 90 percent, a two-decade government study said on Thursday.

September 15, 2014 Shares prices boosted by corporate sustainability policies

Source: Telegraph(UK)

Companies that pursue corporate sustainability policies are more likely to receive a boost to their share price, according to a report. The University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment and Arabesque Asset...

September 12, 2014 US Dollar Headed for Best Run in 17 Years Amid Fed Rate Hike Fears

Source: NDTV

London: The US dollar headed for its ninth straight week of gains on Friday, some measure of how the economic fortunes of the United States and its major economic peers are diverging after six years of financial turmoil.

September 12, 2014 GRI North America and KPMG in Canada Spotlight on Corporate Transparency: Insights from Global 2014 is now available.

Source: GRI North America

This white paper discusses the main drivers of corporate transparency, the impact it has on business and why it matters. Spotlight on corporate transparency: Insights from GLOBE2014 is the culmination of the GLOBE 2014...[more]

September 12, 2014 Are sustainability reports driving change or just 'losing the signal'?

Source: Guardian

Are sustainability reports driving change or just 'losing the signal'? The avalanche of corporate sustainability information makes it hard to separate the wheat from the chaff – or the vitally important from the merely...

September 12, 2014 As Climate Change Hits Home, Americans Call for Action

Source: Huff Post

Seventy percent of Americans view climate change as a serious problem and support federal efforts to reduce global warming pollution, according to an ABC/Washington Post poll. Support runs deep and wide. More than two-thirds of...

September 11, 2014 ALWAYS REMEMBER 9/11 -- A 9/11 Shrine Where Families Mourned, Now Open to Others

Source: NY Times

Twenty stories above ground zero, its existence and whereabouts known only to those who needed it, the Family Room served for a dozen years as a most private sanctuary from a most public horror.

September 11, 2014 Results Announced for 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Review; DJSI Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary

Source: IndicesS&P Dow Jones

S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the world’s leading providers of financial market indices, and RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing, today announced the results of the annual Dow...[more]

September 11, 2014 Natural gas exports set to take off as Energy Department approves two new projects

Source: Fortune

U.S. regulators have approved construction of two plants for exporting natural gas, potentially to lucrative markets in Europe, Japan, Taiwan and other parts of Asia.

September 11, 2014 Ozone layer showing 'signs of recovery', UN says

Source: BBC

The ozone layer that shields the earth from cancer-causing ultraviolet rays is showing early signs of thickening after years of depletion, a UN study says.

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