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June 16, 2015 Tropical Storm Bill Barrels Toward Texas Coast

Source: NBC News

Waterlogged Texas was getting set for another soaking as Tropical Storm Bill barreled towards the coast on Tuesday morning.

June 15, 2015 Fed meeting should leave a Final Four of dates for rate hike

Source: MarketWatch

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen and most of her colleagues are insistent that they plan to raise interest rates this year. So markets will be focused on this week’s U.S. central bank’s policy meeting for...

June 15, 2015 RPT-EU Commission says Greek proposal incomplete, euro ministers to decide

Source: Reuters

Last-ditch talks between Greece and the institutions representing its creditors did not succeed in securing a deal on Sunday, leaving a final decision on a possible default to euro zone finance ministers, the European Commission...

June 15, 2015 Bloomberg Becomes First Company to Report on Sustainability Using SASB Standards

Source: Just Means

Bloomberg’s commitment to link market transparency through quality sustainability data with investment performance has led the company to build a dynamic partnership with the Sustainability Accounting StandardsBoard (SASB). The...

June 15, 2015 California moves to restrict water pumping by pre-1914 rights holders

Source: LA Times

For the first time in nearly 40 years, state regulators are telling more than 100 growers and irrigation districts with some of the oldest water rights in California that they have to stop drawing supplies from drought-starved...

June 12, 2015 Americans’ Net Worth Reaches High of $84.9 Trillion

Source: Wall Street Journal

Americans’ combined wealth set a fresh record in the first quarter amid rising home values and stock prices, a trend that could prop up economic growth, though consumers also showed some caution when borrowing in a sluggish...

June 12, 2015 EPA considers regulating emissions by airliners


WASHINGTON - The Obama administration proposed Wednesday to regulate aircraft emissions in much the same way as power plants, saying they are a threat to human health because they contain pollutants that help cause global...

June 12, 2015 Treasuries Gain as Greek Default Concern Spurs Demand for Safety

Source: Bloomberg

Treasuries rose for a second day after Bild newspaper reported Germany is preparing for a Greek default, sparking demand for the safest assets.“This news will be very supportive to U.S. Treasuries,” said Hajime Nagata, who...

June 12, 2015 Store brand sustainability key at Albertsons, Price Chopper

Source: Supermarket News

Sustainable sourcing can improve the value proposition of a private label. The challenge, however, is conveying the message to consumers. One way Albertsons-Safeway has addressed this is by featuring sustainability labels on its...

June 11, 2015 Shell Accused of Strategy Risking Catastrophic Climate Change

Naharnet - But an analysis of Shellâs New Lens planning document points to an acceptance that world temperatures will rise to a level that the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî argues would have a...

June 11, 2015 How California Could Have Avoided Its Epic Water Crisis - text/video


California's water crisis is the disaster everybody saw coming but nobody had the political will to stop. It's the byproduct of a broken system that's dominated by self-serving elites and misguided ideologues. Or so says Joel...

June 11, 2015 Sustainia100 Innovations: Sustainability Becomes the Attractive Choice

Source: Business Wire

Published today, an annual sustainability study, SUSTAINIA100, names the top-100 eco-innovations 2015 after reviewing more than 1500 projects and businesses from six continents. The 100 cases points to a paradigm shift in...

June 11, 2015 Stocks extend gains, dollar lifted by Fed feelings

Source: Reuters

European shares saw fresh gains on Thursday after their best day in over a month and as bets that the United States could be edging towards its first interest rate rise kept upward pressure on global bond yields and the dollar

June 10, 2015 Did A Judge Just Undermine The Administrative State With SEC Ruling?

Source: Forbes

A federal judge’s ruling against the Securities and Exchange Commission for using its own judges in an insider-trading case might be looked at in hindsight as the beginning of the end of an alternative system of justice that took...

June 10, 2015 Here Are the Top 25 Highest-Rated CEOs in America, as Judged by Their Employees

Source: Bloomberg

Glassdoor, the careers website, has just released its third annual Employees’ Choice Awards for the Highest Rated CEOs. The survey is based solely on the input of employees who anonymously and voluntarily provide feedback through...

June 10, 2015 G7 Carbon Goal May Come Too Late, Scientists Say

Source: Climate Central

Ridding the global economy of its carbon is the only way to stabilize the climate, something the leaders of the G7 nations recognized Monday when they called for all countries to cease emitting climate-changing greenhouse gases...

June 10, 2015 Bayer to Sell Diabetes Unit to Panasonic for $1.15 Billion

Source: Bloomberg

Bayer AG agreed to sell its diabetes devices business to Panasonic Healthcare Co., a joint venture backed by buyout firm KKR & Co., for about 1 billion euros ($1.15 billion).

June 9, 2015 G7 Leaders Agree On Action To Limit Global Warming To 2 Degrees

Source: Think Progress

Group of Seven (G7) leaders agreed to limit global warming to 2°C at a meeting in Germany on Monday, a feat they hope to accomplish by reducing their carbon emissions, mobilizing $100 billion a year for climate change mitigation,...

June 9, 2015 Worst U.S. bird flu outbreak in history expands to Michigan

Source: Reuters

Michigan on Monday said Canadian geese in the state tested positive for a lethal strain of bird flu, bringing the worst outbreak of the disease in U.S. history to a 21st state. Three young geese collected in Sterling Heights,...

June 9, 2015 CEO survey lukewarm on economy

Source: USA Today

American CEOs plan to hire, sell and invest at a slower pace in the next six months, with future economic growth hinging on trade agreements and tax reform, according to a quarterly survey released Monday.

June 8, 2015 FLASH REPORT — Seventy-Five Percent (75%) of the S&P 500 Index Published Corporate Sustainability Reports in 2014

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.

Sustainability reporting has become the clear norm in the U.S. capital markets as represented by our four year study of the S&P 500*. Over the last four years there has been significant uptake in sustainability reporting from...[more]

June 8, 2015 Wal-mart Names a New Chairman, Keeps the Job in the Family

Source: Time

At Walmart’s annual shareholder meeting on Friday in Fayetteville, Ark., before a crowd of 14,000 people, the company announced that Rob Walton, the 70-year-old chairman and son of founder Sam Walton, would step down after 23...

June 8, 2015 Experts worry about 'smoke and mirrors' in earnings reports as stocks hit record after record

Source: Fox News

The gap between the "adjusted" profits that analysts cite and bottom-line earnings figures that companies are legally obliged to report, or net income, has widened dramatically over the past five years.

June 8, 2015 Terrorism and climate change on agenda at G-7 summit

Source: USA Today

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — Terrorism and climate change will be the major talking points for world leaders Monday on the second and final day of a G-7 summit in Germany.

June 8, 2015 Redefining "Sustainability" as More, More and, Well, More

Source: Huff Post

Since its birth in 1987, for many, the term "sustainable development" has become synonymous with "less." "Sustainability" seemed to lock us into a static, zero-sum game of painful sacrifices. Facing finite or shrinking...

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