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June 13, 2014 Market Structure Map - The Big News

Source: Tim Quast, President,ModernNetworks IR LLC

With crowning dreams of California Chrome and the unfortunately tinny conclusion to the equine trifecta dominating news, you might have missed what counted last week. There was Liquidnet, operator of a members-only trading market...[more]

June 12, 2014 22 Devastating Effects Of Climate Change

Source: Business Insider

Major negative effects of climate change are here now and they're only getting worse, as shown by recent reports from the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) and the White House among others. The...

June 12, 2014 Finding a Narrative: ‘Sustainability’ Doesn’t Mean Anything Real to Consumers

Source: Triple Pundit

“Sustainability doesn’t mean anything real to consumers. Too often, it brings to mind technical issues or seemingly insurmountable environmental challenges.” I guess this problem statement shouldn’t be surprising news to...

June 12, 2014 Americans by 2 to 1 Would Pay More to Curb Climate Change

Source: Bloomberg

Americans are willing to bear the costs of combating climate change, and most are more likely to support a candidate seeking to address the issue. By an almost two-to-one margin, 62 percent to 33 percent, Americans say they would...

June 12, 2014 China’s Record Oil Hoarding Seen Keeping Crude Above $100

Source: Bloomberg

China is hoarding crude at the fastest pace in at least a decade, shielding itself from supply disruptions and helping keep prices above $100 a barrel. The country imported a record volume in April as it emulates steps taken by...

June 11, 2014 How El Niño will change the world's weather in 2014

Source: The Guardian

The global El Niño weather phenomenon, whose impacts cause global famines, floods – and even wars – now has a 90% chance of striking this year, according to the latest forecast released to the Guardian. El Niño begins as a giant...

June 11, 2014 Severe Water Shortage in West Fails to Stop Fracking at Gas Wells

Source: NBC News

Critics of fracking, may have hoped drought-ridden states might be inclined to shut down the oil and gas extraction method that uses huge amounts of water. But just last month, in the midst of the worst drought in California's...

June 11, 2014 A Trick that Turns Sustainability Naysayers into Supporters

Source: Environmental Leader

Do you ever find yourself arguing about the value of sustainability with your colleagues? Or reaching an impasse in determining the right course to set? Whether the decision revolves around how ambitious to be, where to allocate...

June 11, 2014 In Shareholder Address, G.M. Chief Vows Safety

Source: NY Times

DETROIT — General Motors’ chief executive, Mary T. Barra, told shareholders on Tuesday that the company was making major changes in its operations in the wake of an internal investigation of its recall of defective small cars.

June 11, 2014 EU to investigate Apple, Starbucks over tax tax breaks

Source: MarketWatch

BRUSSELS — European Union regulators will announce a formal investigation into the tax affairs of Apple Inc. AAPL +0.59% and Starbucks Corp. SBUX -0.77% in Europe on Wednesday, according to people familiar with the...

June 10, 2014 Sustainability is Moving Into the Investment Mainstream

Source: Triple Pundit

Climate change, resource scarcity, social responsibility and good citizenship – professional investors are increasingly factoring sustainability into governance policies, portfolio decision-making processes and investment...

June 10, 2014 The inevitable demise of the fossil fuel empire

Source: The Guardian

The latest data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) and other sources proves that the oil and gas majors are in deep trouble. Over the last decade, rising oil prices have been driven primarily by rising production costs....

June 10, 2014 Fed's Rosengren: don't raise rates until full employment achieved

Source: NASDAQ

The Federal Reserve should refrain from raising benchmark interest rates until the economy is close to reporting full employment, said Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric S. Rosengren

June 10, 2014 The Global Cost of Cybercrime: More Than $400 Billion Per Year

Source: Bloomberg/BusinessWeek

What’s the cost of cybercrime? A report (PDF) released on Monday puts the annual hit to the global economy at more than $400 billion. If you find that figure eye-popping, the report by security software-maker McAfee (INTC) and...

June 10, 2014 U.S. Stocks Rise to Records Amid Small-Cap Rally, Deals

Source: Bloomberg

U.S. stocks rose, with benchmark indexes extending records, as small-cap shares rallied and Family Dollar Stores Inc. advanced with Analog Devices Inc. amid deals activity. Family Dollar jumped 13 percent as a filing showed Carl...

June 9, 2014 Five gigantic things happening in sustainability

Source: EcoSeed

Understanding this mainly becoming typical ‘S’ word has always been part of the diverse world we have in today’s. More than any other context, new media, academe, the corporate and even the community division have conveyed the...

June 9, 2014 The rich have advantages that money cannot buy


With the popularity of Thomas Piketty’s book, Capital in the 21st Century, inequality has become central to the public debate over economic policy. Piketty, and much of this discussion, focuses on the sharp increases in the share...

June 9, 2014 Editorial - Increased fracking without increased inspections puts the environment at risk

Source: Washington Post

OVER THE past decade, a U.S. energy boom has cut oil and natural gas imports, revitalized manufacturing and enriched rural communities. But will the massive increase in oil and natural gas production mar the environment? We...

June 9, 2014 An Elusive Jackpot - Riches Come to Women as C.E.O.s, but Few Get There

Source: NY Times

If you were Marissa Mayer of Yahoo, making nearly $25 million for one year’s worth of work — not to mention getting $50,000 in company-paid personal security — the gender pay gap would probably not be a major concern. Women...

June 6, 2014 High-Speed Trading Rules Coming From SEC, White Says

Source: Bloomberg

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White unveiled the regulator’s most sweeping plan yet for reining in high-frequency trading and monitoring dark pools and other secretive trading practices in the world’s...

June 6, 2014 United States Records Fourth Death From Mad Cow Disease

Source: Science World Report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded the fourth death in the United States from mad cow disease following an autopsy from the Texas man who died in May. The disease has killed 177 people in the UK since 1996.

June 6, 2014 Energy Department Bombshell: LNG Has No Climate Benefit For Decades, IF EVER*

Source: Think Progress

An explosive new report from the U.S. Department of Energy makes clear that Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is likely a climate-destroying misallocation of resources. That is, if one uses estimates for methane leakage based on actual...

June 6, 2014 A Stylish Company with a Sustainable Future

Source: The Motley Fool

Individual investors operate in wildly different ways, but as a class we are often guilty of the same mistakes. One such error that I myself am frequently guilty of is having a narrow focus on fiscal data. The figures found in...

June 6, 2014 Coal Will Survive as Efficient Power Plants Boost Demand

Source: Bloomberg

President Barack Obama’s plan to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions left coal with a future even as the industry accuses him of trying to make the fuel obsolete. The proposal, released yesterday by the Environmental Protection...

June 5, 2014 Taking stock of sustainability efforts

Source: Harvard Gazette

After years of toiling to increase the efficiency and lessen the environmental impact of campus operations, it’s time for university sustainability workers to step back, examine broader goals, and make sure their efforts are...

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