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May 9, 2016 Sticker shock of fixing Flint's lead problem hints at colossal price tag for U.S.-wide remedy

Source: WHAS 11

For Americans who may think that the lead contaminated water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is a distant, if unfortunate, problem, President Obama had some sobering words of caution this week, noting that Flint is just one example of...

May 9, 2016 The GOP’s Moral Dilemma

Source: Larry Checco

The soul of the Republican Party is about to be severely tested in the coming weeks and months. Now that Donald J. Trump is the presumptive Republican candidate for president, will the GOP, for its own party interests, coalesce...[more]

May 6, 2016 Southern zone of San Andreas earthquake fault is long overdue

Source: Washington Post

Southern California’s section of the San Andreas fault is “locked, loaded and ready to roll,” a leading earthquake scientist said last week at the National Earthquake Conference

May 6, 2016 The Circular Economy: Bringing Consumerism and Sustainability Together

Source: Multichannel Merchant

The Dash Button is just one of the latest examples of technology making consumption easier and easier. As Amazon and Google promise near instant delivery on millions of products, more of us use our phones to make purchases...

May 6, 2016 Plans for coal-fired power in Asia are 'disaster for planet' warns World Bank

Source: The Guardian

Experts have offered stark warnings that proposed power plants in India, China, Vietnam and Indonesia would blow Paris climate deal if they move ahead

May 6, 2016 Banks Face New Rule That Magnifies Loss Reserves in Weak Economy

Source: Bloomberg

A new accounting rule that will force banks to set aside provisions for bad loans long before they sour could cannibalize profits and eat into capital at U.S. lenders.

May 5, 2016 Tesla's Wild New Forecast Changes the Trajectory of an Entire Industry

Source: Bloomberg

Tesla just took the most ambitious automotive production timeline since the Ford Model T, and moved it up two years.

May 5, 2016 Economies could shrink by mid-century due to scarce water – World Bank

Source: Reuters

Economies across large swathes of the globe could shrink dramatically by mid-century as fresh water grows scarce due to climate change, the World Bank reported on Tuesday.

May 5, 2016 Is Your Board Competent and Proactive on Sustainability? It Should Be

Source: Sustainable Brands

It was the mid-‘90s. The Board of Directors at Vancity – a large regional financial institution based in Vancouver, Canada – was struggling to get management’s attention on its social purpose agenda. I and the other directors...

May 5, 2016 Lawsuit seeks stronger regulation by EPA on how drillers handle, dispose of fracking waste

Source: Power Source

Seven environmental and community organizations are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal court to compel the agency to tighten controls on the handling and disposal of oil and shale gas drilling and fracking...

May 4, 2016 Stocks Slide Around the World as Growth Woes Bolster Treasuries

Source: Bloomberg

Global equities fell the most in a month and crude oil declined, while Treasuries surged with the dollar as evidence of limp economic growth around the world sparked a retreat from riskier assets.

May 4, 2016 Medical Errors Are No. 3 Cause Of U.S Deaths, Researchers Say

Source: NPR

A study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine says medical errors should rank as the third-leading cause of death in the United States — and highlights how shortcomings in tracking vital statistics may hinder research and keep...

May 4, 2016 What The World Needs Now: Sustainability Accounting Standards

Source: Forbes

“The new SASB standards allow us—for the first time—to identify and measure exposure to climate risk across companies and industries. Climate change affects all markets and presents risks that investors can no longer ignore. The...

May 4, 2016 New RobecoSAM study reveals GRI Standards fit for investmentgrade disclosures

Source: GRI and RobecoSAM

International sustainability standard setter GRI and RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing (SI), have today released the research publication Defining What Matters: Do companies and...[more]

May 3, 2016 Researchers Aim to Put Carbon Dioxide Back to Work

Source: NY Times

The X Prize Foundation has created an incentive, a $20 million prize for teams that by 2020 come up with technologies to turn CO2 captured from smokestacks of coal- or gas-fired power plants into useful products.

May 3, 2016 Climate Change Could Make Parts of Middle East Uninhabitable

Source: VoA

Climate change may render parts of the Middle East -- now home to over 500 million people -- too hot for humans, according to a new study.

May 3, 2016 Activist investors often cause more good than harm

Source: USA Today

Activist investors, or those that take stakes in companies with the goal of prompting management to deliver better profitability, are growing.

May 3, 2016 6 New Ways Tech Is Helping to Drive Sustainability

Source: Sustainable Brands

As the pursuit of sustainability in business becomes more mainstream, it is intersecting with burgeoning and cutting-edge technologies that are transforming the way we interact with our planet, our things, our community, and more.

May 2, 2016 America’s economy will rebound from this false dusk

Source: Telegraph UK

I pity the poor reader trying to get a sense of what is happening to the world economy – and hence to prospects for their incomes, jobs, businesses and investments – by following the gyrations of the economic data reported in the...

May 2, 2016 Norway’s oil fund to target high executive pay votes

Source: Financial Times

The world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund is launching a crackdown on executive pay, targeting high salaries at companies around the globe in an attempt to exert its influence in a debate that has been gathering pace in recent...

May 2, 2016 Sustainability Best Practices - Using Data to Make Better Sourcing Decisions

Source: Transworld

Sourcing environmentally-friendly materials, such as recycled polyester fabrics and organic cotton, are the most basic and superficial steps to beginning the transition to a sustainable-driven business. But to progress beyond...

May 2, 2016 The Latest: Berkshire investors reject climate change report

Source: Washington Post

OMAHA, Neb. — The Latest on Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholders meeting, where tens of thousands of people have listened to CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger talk business for several hours

April 29, 2016 The 6 Countries That Tell the Story of Europe’s (Still Shaky) Recovery

Source: NY Times

Eight years after global credit markets began to seize up, causing a round-the-world financial crisis, the economy of Europe’s 19-country euro currency union has only now edged back above its pre-collapse level.

April 29, 2016 Sheltering foreign profits from U.S. taxes is no big feat

Source: Yahoo

The U.S. government chalked up a big victory this month when it stopped pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. from merging with Allergan PLC and shifting its address overseas to avoid U.S. taxes.

April 29, 2016 Amazon earnings rebound, sending stock to the clouds

Source: USA Today

SAN FRANCISCO – Amazon swung to a surprisingly strong profit in the first three months of the year, boosted by its fast-growing cloud business and strong North American sales. Shares soared after hours Thursday.

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