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August 29, 2014 RepRisk releases report on Top 10 Most Controversial Mining Projects

Source: RepRisk

RepRisk has released its latest Special Report on the 10 Most Controversial Mining Projects. These projects have attracted the most criticism related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in the past two years,...[more]

August 29, 2014 America Accelerates As Growth Gallops At 4.2%

Source: Forbes

The world’s largest economy showed its true potential today as it grew even larger in Q2. The Commerce Department reported GDP growth from April through June of 4.2 percent. This exceeded expectations and was built on improved...

August 29, 2014 Southwest's Risk of 35-Year 'Megadrought' Raised in New Study

Source: NBC News

The U.S. Southwest faces a strong chance of a 35-year “megadrought” in this century, according to a new study that used paleoclimate and instrumental data to tweak climate models. The research, led by Toby Ault, a Cornell...

August 29, 2014 Big Food Acquires Green Companies To Boost Sustainability, But Does It Work?

Source: Intenational Business Times

Major food corporations looking to boost their credibility among consumers who demand authenticity, sustainability and social awareness from their food purveyors often rely on the acquisition of smaller, greener companies that...

August 29, 2014 Fracking report clears way for California oil, gas leasing to resume

Source: LA Times

The federal government will resume oil and gas leasing in California following a report released Thursday that found little scientific evidence that fracking and similar extraction techniques are dangerous..The Bureau of Land...

August 28, 2014 JPMorgan and Other Banks Struck by Coordinated Cyberattack

Source: NY Times

A number of United States banks, including JPMorgan Chase and at least four other firms, were hit by hackers in a series of coordinated attacks this month, according to four people familiar with the investigation, which is...

August 28, 2014 Seven Reasons for Publicly-traded Companies to Proactively Consider a CSR Program

Source: Business Wire

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has transformed from business movement to business process. Individual and institutional investors not only want to know that your company is profitable; they also want to know that a company...

August 28, 2014 How to growth-hack a sustainable future

Source: Green Biz

Most technologies that might disrupt our business future are neutral in terms of sustainability — or at least start that way. It is not until they are applied that they become supporters, or detractors, of a sustainable future.

August 28, 2014 SEC Finalizes Rules Concerning ABS And Credit Rating Agencies


Today, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finalized two rules intended to address abuses in the securities markets that helped to trigger the 2008 financial crisis. One rule sets out new controls designed to improve...

August 27, 2014 Yale journal explores advances in sustainable manufacturing


In recent years, increasing pressure from policymakers, consumers, and suppliers has prompted manufacturers to set environmental targets that go beyond reducing the pollutants they emit from their smokestacks or discharge into...

August 27, 2014 How American companies change their address to avoid corporate taxes

Source: PBS News Hour

In recent years, a number of American companies, as many as 22 since 2011, have relocated outside U.S. borders, usually through mergers with or purchases of a foreign company. One impact of changing their business addresses:...

August 27, 2014 Cutting emissions pays for itself, research shows


Lower rates of asthma and other health problems are frequently cited as benefits of policies aimed at cutting carbon emissions from sources like power plants and vehicles, because these policies also lead to reductions in other...

August 27, 2014 Science group says climate change worsening, dangerous

Source: USA Today

Human influence on the planet's climate is clear and having "widespread and consequential impacts on human and natural systems," some of which may be irreversible, says a draft report out today from a United Nations science panel.

August 26, 2014 S&P hits record high but fails to close above 2000 - text/video

Source: USA Today

The Standard & Poor's 500 index crossed the 2000 level for the first time and notched its 29th record close Monday but failed to close above it. The benchmark U.S. stock index topped the psychologically important 2000 mark at...

August 26, 2014 Choking the Oceans With Plastic

Source: NY Times

No scientist, environmentalist, entrepreneur, national or international government agency has yet been able to establish a comprehensive way of recycling the plastic trash that covers our land and inevitably blows and washes down...

August 26, 2014 Expert calls for nuclear-plant closure; earthquake effects unknown

Source: Denver Post

LOS ANGELES — A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one...

August 26, 2014 Saving Money Is No. 1 Sustainability Driver

Source: Environmental Leader

Saving money is the no. 1 reason executives give for moving towards more environmentally sustainable business practices, according to a Grant Thornton report.

August 25, 2014 Big business takes aim at corporate activists

Source: LA Times

Shareholder democracy" long has been derided as an oxymoron, like "military intelligence" or "jumbo shrimp." Yes, corporate managements bow endlessly to the mandate that they act exclusively in the shareholders' interest, but in...

August 25, 2014 Jackson Hole Message Is Labor Markets Don’t Justify Higher Rates

Source: Bloomberg

Global central bankers led by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said labor markets still have further to heal before their economies can weather higher interest rates. Even as they signaled international monetary policies are...

August 25, 2014 5 Ways Climate Change Is Ruining Your Breakfast

Source: Mother Jones

It would be bad enough if Nutella were the only food that melting ice caps and changing weather patterns are threatening to rob from the breakfast table. But no—the list of climate change's culinary casualties goes on. Here are...

August 25, 2014 Danger Beneath: 'Fracking' Gas, Oil Pipes Threaten Rural Residents

Source: NBC News

Aconstruction boom of pipelines carrying explosive oil and natural gas from “fracking” fields to market -- pipes that are bigger and more dangerous than their predecessors -– poses a safety threat in rural areas, where they...

August 25, 2014 Turf removal in parched California, at a glance

Source: Washington Post

As more Californians tear out their lawns and plant drought-friendly gardens, many homeowners wonder how the effort will pencil out.

August 22, 2014 S&P 500 sets record close on signs of healthier economy

Source: Reuters

U.S. stocks ended higher on Thursday, with the S&P 500 at a record after a flurry of positive economic data, as investors hoped for signs from an annual meeting of central bankers that interest-rate hikes are not imminent.

August 22, 2014 Global warming slowdown 'could last another decade'

Source: BBC News

The hiatus in the rise in global temperatures could last for another 10 years, according to new research. Scientists have struggled to explain the so-called pause that began in 1999, despite ever increasing levels of CO2 in the...

August 22, 2014 How sustainability leaders hold steady over the long haul

Source: GreenBiz

Pioneering a sustainability initiative is a lot like buying a boat. Sooner or later, the realities of maintenance overshadow whatever aspirations first inspired the investment. After the brainstorming sessions, public...

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