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May 12, 2015 Energy in the age of disruption

Source: CSM

Technology breakthroughs challenge the future of oil; Conservatives shape energy policy in the UK; Solar power's potential hangs in the balance. Catch up on global energy with the Monitor's Recharge.

May 11, 2015 Demands by activist investors are on the rise

Source: Star Tribune

Calls to revamp boards of directors, install a new CEO or cut executive pay are higher than ever in 2015 with no signs of letting up. Increasingly, inflammatory letters that call for a different corporate strategy or faster...

May 11, 2015 Dry Heat

Source: Slate

Last week, Lake Mead, which sits on the border of Nevada and Arizona, set a new record low—the first time since the construction of the Hoover Dam in the 1930s that the lake’s surface has dipped below 1,080 feet above sea level....

May 11, 2015 China cuts interest rates for third time in six months as economy sputters

Source: Reuters

China cut interest rates for the third time in six months on Sunday in a bid to lower companies' borrowing costs and stoke a sputtering economy that is headed for its worst year in a quarter of a century.

May 11, 2015 How Corporate Social Responsibility Is Moving From Optional To Mandatory

Source: Forbes

“Sustainability for a business today is not a nice-to-do thing,” said Arif Naqvi, founder and group chief executive of the Abraaj Group. “It’s a have-to-do thing.”

May 10, 2015 Why Campus Sustainability Works: An Open Letter to George Will

Source: Huff Post

Growing up, I watched George Will, the Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative pundit, almost every Sunday morning on "This Week: With George Stephanopolous" as he discussed the major sociopolitical issues of the day. I have always...

May 8, 2015 Why global development banks need to invest in sustainability

Source: GreenBiz

Recent news that the U.K. and other Western European countries will join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has prompted a flurry of discussion about how the U.S. — which has been reserved about the new...

May 8, 2015 Bonds and stocks rebound, sterling soars after UK election

Source: Reuters

World bond and stock markets rose on Friday after a bruising week and sterling jumped to a two-month high after the business-friendly Conservative party won Britain's national elections.

May 8, 2015 Is it global warming or just the weather?

Source: The Economist

A new branch of climate science is starting to provide answers to the question: was this drought (or heatwave or storm) at least partly attributable to climate change? In some cases, the answer seems to be a cautious yes. As the...

May 8, 2015 China April exports unexpectedly contract, import slide worsens, more stimulus seen

Source: Reuters

China's exports unexpectedly fell 6.4 percent in April from a year earlier, while imports tumbled by a deeper-than-forecast 16.2 percent, fueling expectations that Beijing will quickly roll out more stimulus to avert a sharper...

May 8, 2015 Subtropical Storm Ana Forms Off Southeastern U.S., First Named Storm Of Pre-Hurricane Season

Source: Huff Post

The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season formed off the South Carolina coast on Thursday — nearly a month before the season officially begins.

May 7, 2015 Carbon dioxide levels reach global milestone

Source: USA Today

Worldwide levels of carbon dioxide — the gas scientists say is most responsible for global warming — reached a significant milestone for the month of March, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Wednesday.

May 7, 2015 Dow turns negative for the year as Yellen warns of valuation risks

Source: MarketWatch

U.S. stocks sold off on Wednesday, building on steep losses from the previous session as Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen spooked investors by warning of potential pitfalls for investors, referring to stock values as...

May 7, 2015 California considers rules for making seawater drinkable amid drought

Source: Reuters

Water regulators in drought-stricken California on Wednesday were set to adopt new rules for desalination plants designed to make seawater drinkable in the latest effort to shore up water supplies as dry conditions stretch into a...

May 6, 2015 Greedy Environment Steals California's Water

Source: Bloomberg View

There’s this thing called “the environment,” and it’s using up as much as half of California’s scarce water. Pretty greedy, huh?

May 6, 2015 Los Angeles sues Wells Fargo, alleging fraud by employees

Source: SF Gate

LOS ANGELES — Wells Fargo Bank employees driven by strict sales pressure issued unwanted credit cards and opened unauthorized accounts that charged customers fees and damaged their credit, according to a lawsuit filed by the city...

May 6, 2015 Oil hits 2015 highs as Saudis raise prices, Libya output slows

Source: Reuters

Oil prices hit their highest for the year on Tuesday, aided by a disruption in Libyan crude exports, higher selling prices for Saudi oil and a weaker dollar that tends to inflate commodity prices.

May 5, 2015 Doctors are already seeing links between climate change and their patients’ health

Source: Grist

Climate change is a health threat. The nation’s public health leaders, doctors, and nurses are seeing more and more evidence — both in their patients and in epidemiological data — showing the direct and indirect links. We’re...

May 5, 2015 Fed's Evans: rate hikes could start sooner, if kept slow

Source: Reuters

With U.S. inflation uncomfortably low and the unemployment rate still too high, the Federal Reserve should hold off on raising short-term interest rates until early next year, a top Fed policymaker said on Monday. Still, Chicago...

May 5, 2015 McDonald’s knows you don’t eat there anymore, and it has a plan to win you back

Source: Washingto Post

McDonald’s knows you’re not lovin’ it anymore, and it thinks it’s got a great new plan to win you back. The world’s biggest burger chain plans to restructure its globe-spanning empire, slash costs and spruce up its menu in hopes...

May 4, 2015 Intel Corporation Named To TAA's Most Trustworthy Companies, and Receives Special Award: Hank Boerner Accountability Award

Source: G&A Institute, Inc.

Intel Named to Trust Across America's "America's Most Trustworthy Public Companies" 2015 list -- and receives first time "Hank Boerner Accountability Award," named for the chairman of Governance & Accountability Institute.[more]

May 4, 2015 Sustainability: A Matter of Soul

Source: Huff Post

As a faculty member of the W. Huizenga Business School, I was recently invited to contribute to a paper edited by Prof. Frank Cavico about orientation for new graduate students. Based on his experience in orientation sessions, he...

May 4, 2015 For Ford And Competitors, Bar For 'Sustainability' Keeps Rising

Source: Forbes

While Ford executives have worked hard to make sustainability an integral part of the business for more than a decade now, Sheryl Connelly, Ford’s in-house futurist, helps carry the message to the outside world. And she told me...

May 4, 2015 Climate change: the big myths that need to be exploded

Source: The Guardian

The threat to our planet and the lives of billions of people – not to mention big business – has led to wild claims on both sides of the divide. Here are some facts

May 4, 2015 'Warning lights' flash over Greece and France as manufacturing stumbles

Source: Telegraph(UK)

Warning lights are flashing over the Greek and French economies, analysts said on Monday, after a closely-watched manufacturing survey showed both nations remained "mired in contraction" in April.

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