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August 13, 2015 EPA's Toxic Spill Shows It's Still The Worst Regulatory Agency In History (But Perhaps I Understate)

Source: Forbes

An EPA cleanup crew on August 5 accidentally caused a breach in an abandoned gold mine in the southwestern part of Colorado, spilling three million gallons of highly toxic mining waste that contaminated waterways in Colorado and...

August 13, 2015 How Architecture and Landscaping Can Address Sustainability Goals

Source: Triple Pundit

It’s also to seize the opportunity to make sure this $300 million investment deepens Zurich’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals. This new green home base is being built to champion employees and benefit...

August 13, 2015 China central bank tries to soothe global markets, says no reason for yuan to fall further

Source: Reuters

China's central bank said on Thursday there was no reason for the yuan to fall further given the country's strong economic fundamentals, in a bid to reassure jittery global markets after it devalued the currency earlier in the...

August 13, 2015 The simplest fix to Social Security

Source: CNBC

You would think sharing information about Social Security benefits would be simple. After all, the system is pretty straightforward: You contribute while you work, and after you retire you collect until you die. But when it comes...

August 12, 2015 IEA sees oil glut persisting in 2016 despite soaring demand

Source: Reuters

World oil demand is growing at its fastest pace in five years thanks to rebounding economic growth and low prices, but global oversupply is so great that it will last through 2016, the West's energy watchdog said on Wednesday.

August 12, 2015 Here Are America’s Greenest Colleges

Source: Time

The University California, Irvine (UCI) took the top spot as the greenest school in the United States for the second year in a row, according to the Sierra Club’s annual rankings of sustainable universities.

August 12, 2015 2015 Proxy Season: Proxy Proposals Up Almost 500% From 2014

Source: ValueWalk

Shareholder activism -- convincing management of public firms to take steps to increase shareholder value -- has been one of the most prominent themes relating to stock markets since the financial crisis. Most shareholder...

August 12, 2015 Google's Alphabet is Silicon Valley's new Alpha Bet

Source: Fortune

As the name implies, it could be anything and everything, but Alphabet is a major something in the evolution of Google.

August 11, 2015 Sustainable Practices Create Business Value

Source: Just Means

Consumers are increasingly inclined to purchase from companies that are adopting sustainable business practices. A 2013 Nielsen survey involving 30,000 consumers globally revealed that 42 percent of the consumers in North America...

August 11, 2015 China devalues yuan after poor economic data

Source: Reuters

China devalued its currency on Tuesday after a run of poor economic data, a move it billed as a free-market reform but that some suspect could be the beginning of a longer slide in the exchange rate.

August 11, 2015 Why is Japan restarting Sendai reactor?

Source: BBC News

Japan is restarting a nuclear reactor in Sendai, the first to go online after the 2011 Fukushima disaster prompted a nationwide shutdown of all plants.

August 11, 2015 The Pension Crisis at Public Universities

Source: The Atlantic

While massive state- and city-pension debts across the country have gotten anxious scrutiny from lawmakers and the public, their effect on public universities and colleges has gone largely unnoticed. But an independent board that...

August 10, 2015 The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here

Source: Rolling Stone

Historians may look to 2015 as the year when shit really started hitting the fan. Some snapshots: In just the past few months, record-setting heat waves in Pakistan and India each killed more than 1,000 people. In Washington...

August 10, 2015 Grim China data keeps stimulus hopes alive

Source: Reuters

A deepening slowdown in demand in China took center-stage on Monday, boosting some stock markets on hopes of more policy stimulus even as it knocked commodity prices.

August 10, 2015 Three Phases of Sustainability: Where is Your Organization?

Source: Triple Pundit

Organizations usually go through phases when implementing sustainability practices. Understanding where your organization is in the process can help you foresee upcoming challenges and avoid overstating your progress (i.e.,...

August 10, 2015 Coke is bankrolling health researchers who play down sugar's role in obesity

Source: The Week

There are reputable researchers who argue that America's sedentary lifestyle is more to blame for its obesity epidemic than, say, America's skyrocketing rate of sugar consumption — and, reports Anahad O'Connor at The New York...

August 10, 2015 The U.K.’s Foreign Minister Says ‘Marauding’ Migrants Could Lower European Living Standards

Source: Time

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says that the quality of European life will fall if the E.U. is forced to absorb millions of African migrants.

August 7, 2015 Why the outdoor industry needs to climb Mount Sustainability

Source: GreenBiz

From a strictly business perspective, people in the outdoor industry are looking at a seriously worrying future scenario: fewer new customers and an aging, shrinking customer base.

August 7, 2015 American Airlines, Sabre Said to Be Hit in Hacks Backed by China

Source: Bloomberg

A group of China-linked hackers that has mowed through the databanks of major American health insurers and stolen personnel records of U.S. military and intelligence agencies has struck at the heart of the nation’s air-travel...

August 7, 2015 What to Expect From the July Jobs Report

Source: NY Times

Most economists are looking for a reasonably healthy report on employment growth in July, despite some wild cards. Before the announcement, the consensus of economists on Wall Street called for a gain of about 225,000 in...

August 7, 2015 The Shale Patch Faces Reality

Source: Bloomberg

Not long ago the oil industry looked like it had dodged a bullet. After the worst bust in a generation cut crude prices from $100 a barrel last summer to $43 in March, the oil market rallied. By June, prices were up 40 percent,...

August 6, 2015 10 Ways America Is Winning

Source: Time

Pessimism outsells optimism in the media, but missing out on what goes right is a bigger risk than people realize.

August 6, 2015 Companies Must Disclose Pay Gap Between CEOs and Workers

Source: Time

Companies will have to provide investors with a ratio showing how the median pay of their workforce squares with their chief executive officers’ compensation, according to new rules adopted by U.S. securities regulators on...

August 6, 2015 Why Netflix’s unlimited parental leave is likely a bad idea for your company

Source: Washington Post

In the race to load up tech industry employees with generous perks, Netflix just made a quantum leap ahead of most everyone else. Late Tuesday afternoon, the company announced in a blog post that it was introducing an unlimited...

August 6, 2015 Taking a Stance on Sustainability: Start Internally

Source: Triple Pundit

As COP21 approaches, countries continue to debate policies that foster a sustainable future. Should companies wait to align their climate targets with international goals? Or, should they take a stance now to drastically reduce...

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