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April 10, 2014 Lego: toy maker is exploring building blocks for sustainability

Source: The Guardian

Lego's director of environmental sustainability tells of the toy's focus on eco-design and addresses circular economy challenges for the product with no end-of-life.

April 9, 2014 US Banks Must Boost Capital Levels By $68B And Change Their Leverage Ratio Under New Rules

Source: International Business Times

Eight large U.S.banks must boost capital levels by a total of $68 billion by 2018 under new federal norms, U.S. regulators said Tuesday, as they work toward putting checks and balances in place to reduce the risk of a repeat of...

April 9, 2014 Companies need more carrot and less stick to accelerate sustainability


Corporate environmentalism has been transformed. No longer fluffy PR, sustainability targets and strategies are now mainstream. There is a very long way to go in aligning companies' policies and strategies with the capacities of...

April 9, 2014 California’s San Joaquin River Is Nation’s Most Endangered in 2014, Conservation Group Says

Source: Circle of Blue

Because of an outdated system of dams, levees, and water diversions as well as a potential change in its management plan, California’s San Joaquin River is the nation’s most endangered waterway in 2014, according to American...

April 9, 2014 Harvard to sign on to United Nations-supported Principles For Responsible Investment

Source: Harvard Gazette

BOSTON – Harvard has announced its decision to sign on to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), becoming the first university endowment in the United States to join the organization. The PRI is...

April 9, 2014 This Supreme Court is No Joke

Source: Larry Checco

If money in politics talked before, iI believe that it shouts now because of the decisions of this U.S. Supreme Court with respect to Citizens United and now McCutcheon v. FEC. Chief Justice John Roberts, at his Senate...[more]

April 8, 2014 BT, Shell and corporates call for trillion tonnes of carbon to stay in the ground

Source: The Guardian

Unilever, Shell, BT, and EDF Energy are among 70 leading companies today calling on governments across the globe to step up efforts to tackle climate change. The companies, which have a combined turnover of $90bn, say the world...

April 8, 2014 Proxy Preview 2014: A record of ESG Shareholder Resolutions Filed

Source: Green Money Journal

The Proxy Preview 2014 report ( ), released in March, covers the record-breaking 417 social and environmental shareholder resolutions filed this proxy season, with political spending and climate change driving...

April 8, 2014 Sustainability Mythbusters Part VI: There’s No Consumer Demand for Sustainability

Source: Enval Leader

The tide seems to be turning toward consumers who prefer, if not outright demand, more sustainable products and services. And even if some research shows that people may still be on the fence about whether or not they’d pay more...

April 8, 2014 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Is a Competitive Advantage for Capgemini

Source: Forbes

Capgemini is one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology, outsourcing services and local professional services. The company employs more than 130,000 people across 40 different countries and positions itself...

April 8, 2014 Bogus Private-Equity Fees Said Found at 200 Firms by SEC

Source: Bloomberg

A majority of private-equity firms inflate fees and expenses charged to companies in which they hold stakes, according to an internal review by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, raising the prospect of a wave of...

April 7, 2014 World stocks slip from six-year high; euro yields fall

Source: VOA News

World stocks slipped from last week's six-year high on Monday on concerns about technology shares, while speculation the European Central Bank will ease policy further pushed down European bond yields. The Nasdaq suffered its...

April 7, 2014 Deserts Could Help Reduce Global Warming

Source: University Herald

Deserts may play a crucial role in helping to reduce global warming, according to recent study NBC News reported. Researchers led by Dave Evans, a biologist specializing in ecology and global change at Washington State...

April 7, 2014 Harvard - Celebrating sustainability champions

Source: Harvard Gazette

From updating the Harvard University police fleet with new hybrid police cars that increased fuel efficiency across the department to an overhaul of building-controls systems in four buildings at the Harvard School of Public...

April 7, 2014 GM Recall to Start Monday

Source: WHNT TV

General Motors is about to start repairs on the millions of vehicles at the center of a controversial recall. The owners of six GM models can bring their vehicles to a dealer to fix the ignition switch beginning Monday.

April 5, 2014 Nike outlines global strategy for more sustainable business

MENAFN - 5. Energy and Climate Change Strategy In 2009, Nike instigated the formation of new coalition of consumer companies called Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP), which is advocating for strong U.S....

April 5, 2014 Payrolls in U.S. Rose 192,000 in March, Unemployment 6.7%

Source: Bloomberg

Companies led the U.S. job market past a milestone in March as private employment exceeded its pre-recession peak for the first time, progress that will allow the Federal Reserve to stick to its policy course. Payrolls excluding...

April 5, 2014 Governments, scientists to debate future of fossil fuels at climate meeting - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, will meet next week in Berlin to chart ways in which the world can curb the greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say are overheating the planet. It is...

April 5, 2014 High-speed stock trading is focus of several investigations

Source: LA Times

If you're not investigating high-speed stock trading, you're missing one of the hottest trends on Wall Street. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. announced Friday that the Justice Department is examining high-frequency trading for...

April 4, 2014 America, Your Annual Energy Report Card Has Arrived


Even though Americans increased their use of renewable sources of energy in 2013, the annual level of carbon dioxide emissions increased for the first time since 2010. The news comes from the Lawrence Livermore National...

April 4, 2014 U.S. reaches $5.15 billion environmental settlement


WASHINGTON - The federal government on Thursday reached a $5.15 billion settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp., the largest ever for environmental contamination, to settle claims related to the cleanup of thousands of sites...

April 4, 2014 The deeper meaning of sustainable investment

Source: GreenBiz

Two crucial obstacles limit sustainability initiatives on college and university campuses. The first is financing and capital investment. The second is organizational process. I experienced these issues firsthand as president of...

April 4, 2014 2014 Proxy Season Shows Increased Investor Attention to Board Composition and Director Accountability

Source: PR Web

An emerging dynamic of the 2014 proxy season is the move toward a greater focus on board effectiveness. Investors—through direct engagement, letters to boards and shareholder proposals—are increasingly communicating their...

April 3, 2014 10 reasons why 76% of Americans ignore climate disasters

Source: MarketWatch

C’mon, admit it, we humans really are causing our own climate suicide. But so what? We’ve got freedom of choice. And we love our cars. They need gas. And we’re a bundle of mental contradictions. Is climate a “big issue?” Gallup...

April 3, 2014 Is GM CEO Mary Barra Being Thrown Under The Bus?

Source: Forbes

For two days this week, General Motors GM +1.57% Chief Executive Mary Barra withstood a barrage of Congressional questioning over GM’s recall crisis. Maintaining a steady tone, and rarely showing emotion, Barra apologized,...

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