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January 7, 2015 Is corporate sustainability reporting a great waste of time?

Source: The Guardian

What could be less sustainable than reams of reporting that no one reads? That’s the concern voiced in a recent report by strategic thinktank and consultancy SustainAbility, which warns that companies are wasting time and money...

January 7, 2015 “The American Moment”: API president delivers the 2015 State of American Energy

Source: Bakken News

The price of oil is low and some in the energy industry are sweating in a calamity of the unknown. However, America stands on the cusp of becoming an unprecedented energy leader in the world market. Proven reserves of crude oil...

January 7, 2015 2015 Top 10 trends in corporate governanc

Source: Canadian Lawyer Magazine

2015 is shaping up to be a year where boards, once again, will be under intense pressure and scrutiny to get it right. Here is my list of trends and key issues, along with what boards are, or should be doing in response.

January 6, 2015 Some optimism for 2015 is justified given emerging consensus on climate change

Source: Irish Times

The temptation is to mark another year in the climate change debate by citing the latest evidence of global warming; more frequent weather extremes with consequent devastation in pockets around the globe. The passing of 2014,...

January 6, 2015 Brutal cold snap hits eastern half of U.S.

Source: Reuters

A bitter cold snap is freezing most of the eastern half of the United States, driving the mercury below zero in the Midwest on Monday, with possible freezing temperatures as far south as Atlanta later this week, forecasters...

January 6, 2015 Sustainability: How CPAs Can Benefit

Source: Accounting Today

Sustainability, eco-friendly business models, and the continuing integration of environmental matters into business operations are hot topics of conversation and debate in business media. One high-profile example of...

January 6, 2015 Stocks plunge on fears about implications of oil slump(Monday)

Source: Washington Post

After six months of falling oil prices, investors are starting to worry that the prolonged slump is signaling a weaker global economy. That fear shook financial markets Monday as oil plunged again, dipping below $50 for the first...

January 5, 2015 Euro falls to nine-year low, Asia shares lackluster

Source: Reuters

The euro hit a nearly nine-year low versus the dollar on Monday as investors bet on quantitative easing by the European Central Bank while Asian shares were subdued as soft manufacturing surveys soured the mood.

January 5, 2015 The Biggest Security Threats We’ll Face in 2015

Source: Wired

As the clock strikes midnight on the new year, so begins the countdown to a new round of security threats and breaches that doubtless will unfold in 2015. But this year will be a little different. In the past, when we’ve talked...

January 5, 2015 Fed's Rosengren, Harvard's Summers offer cautious view of US economy

Source: Reuters

As the Fed winds down its economic stimulus, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers says the country’s next economic booster could be exporting its fossil fuels around the globe, a move that could make America the next...

January 5, 2015 From Paris spin to the erosion of materialism, seven sustainability trends for 2015

Source: Business Green

Hubbub's Trewin Restorick offers seven green business predictions for 2015 and reflects on the accuracy of last year's predicted trends. The alarm bells started ringing when the team at BusinessGreen reminded me I had made seven...

January 2, 2015 The Guardian view on Paris 2015: the world’s last best chance to reach an agreement on cutting carbon emissions

Source: Guardian

This time next year, the Paris summit that holds out the best hope for a broad, UN-brokered agreement on cutting carbon emissions will be over. It is of universal importance that a deal is struck that is ambitious and achievable....

January 2, 2015 Dollar Rises to Five-Year High as U.S. Index Futures, Oil Climb

Source: Bloomberg

The dollar rose to its highest level in more than five years and U.S. stock-index futures advanced before the release of American factory data. Oil gained with silver, while tin dropped.

January 2, 2015 The Economist leaves Janet Yellen off its list of most influential economists

Source: Guardian

The Economist’s annual list of the most influential economists is out. Except, this year, something seems to be missing: the most powerful economist in America. Janet Yellen, who was sworn in as the first woman to chair the...

January 2, 2015 6 Sustainability Investing Trends for 2015


Today our world is changing faster than ever before--economic, geo-political, and environmental challenges abound," wrote Warren Buffett in a recent report. "In times such as these, a company must invest in the key ingredients of...

December 31, 2014 Fukushima radiation: US West Coast will likely see peak by end of 2015

Source: CVS Monitor

At its peak, levels of radioactivity from cesium-137 will still fall far below levels that the US and Canadian governments deem unsafe for drinking water, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National...

December 31, 2014 10 Ways Politics Shaped the Environment in 2014

Source: Triple Pundit

The environment and the effects of climate change were at the center of legislative debate in many countries this year. The release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 2014 draft treatise on global warming helped...

December 31, 2014 Oil Gains on Speculation Libya Disruption May Ease Glut

Source: Bloomberg

Oil climbed for the first time in four days on concern that production disruptions in Libya may pare a global surplus that’s driven crude to a five-year low.

December 31, 2014 My 2014 Sustainability Moment of Optimism

Source: Triple Pundit

Looking backwards at 2014 I can find plenty of events that made me more optimistic. At the same time I can also find plenty of events that made me more pessimistic.

December 30, 2014 Inside the Lima Climate Change Summit: 5 Reasons to Be Hopeful

Source: Rolling Stone

For two weeks in December, Lima, Peru, normally a city known for its amazing Ceviche, insane traffic and great surfing, became ground zero in the fight against climate change as 10,000 government officials, UN staffers,...

December 30, 2014 2014: watershed moments in sustainability

Source: The Guardian

From the latest IPCC report documenting unprecedented levels of greenhouse gas emissions to the People’s Climate March, here are the most significant sustainability events of the year

December 30, 2014 China drafts new law to fight air pollution: Xinhua

Source: Reuters

China plans tougher pollution limits and heavier penalties in a revision of its air pollution law, state-run news agency Xinhua said, as the government battles to reduce smog that takes hundreds of thousands of lives each year.

December 30, 2014 Sustainability and India's Top Companies

Source: CSRWire

India's top companies for CSR study 2014 ( has given a remarkably low score to top Indian companies on Sustainability. While sustainability parameters are often talked about in GRI reports, closer...

December 30, 2014 Oil hits five-and-a half-year low below $57 on supply glut

Source: Reuters

Brent crude oil fell to a 5-1/2-year low below $57 a barrel on Tuesday as a global supply glut outweighed concerns of lost supply from Libya where battling militias have closed ports

December 29, 2014 Credit Suisse Bank Faces $10 Billion Lawsuit Over Pre-2007 Mortgage Fraud

Source: Full Time Whistle

At long last, you can finally say that a massively wealthy multinational bank had a bad day. As reported by CNBC Saturday, Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse will face a $10 billion lawsuit over alleged mortgage fraud leading up...

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