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March 12, 2015 Sustainability in the Operating Room

Source: Health & Hospitals Network

Hospital sustainability programs reduce costs and enhance the quality of patient care. However, given the long list of priorities that hospitals must tackle, sustainability too often falls by the wayside. Today, the benefits of...

March 12, 2015 Are U.S. Stocks Overvalued?

Source: Forbes

The question as to whether U.S. stocks are currently overvalued continues to trouble global markets. This is especially true as stocks have seen much higher volatility so far in 2015. Here’s a quick answer: on an abstract and...

March 12, 2015 Apple's iTunes Store Outage Is Costing Them Millions

Source: Forbes

Amid all the noise over the new Apple AAPL -1.84% watch, another drumbeat has sounded for the past ten hours or so. The Apple iTunes, Mac and App stores are down, and down hard. I write this at 3:30 PM EDT, and it’s still down....

March 12, 2015 FTC Sues DirecTV, Alleges Hidden Fees and Deceptive Ads

Source: ABC News

The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that its complaint charges DirecTV Inc. with deceptively advertising a discounted 12-month programming package. Consumers weren't clearly told that the package requires a two-year...

March 11, 2015 The Dollar Is On a Tear - text/video

Source: Bloomberg

The U.S. dollar has been on a big uptrend, and the march higher continued on Tuesday

March 11, 2015 These are the 25 most economically powerful cities in the world

Source: Business Insider

There's fierce competition among the world's most powerful and influential cities, and there are a lot of questions: Are the megacities cropping up in the developing world displacing the western world's hubs? Does London or New...

March 11, 2015 Lessons from history: why what we say about sustainability matters

Source: The Guardian

What does the history of the American progressive movement in the early 20th century have to do with sustainable business in the early 21st? Lately I’ve been reflecting on the relevance of my earlier academic research to the day...

March 11, 2015 History Suggests OPEC's Days Could Be Numbered

Source: Bloomberg

As OPEC 's refusal to curb oil production contributes to a nine-month plunge in prices, a new paper suggests the group's days may be numbered.

March 11, 2015 Duke Energy Fined $25 Million Over Coal Ash Pollution

Source: ABC News

North Carolina environmental officials said Tuesday that they are fining Duke Energy $25 million over pollution that has been seeping into groundwater for years from a pair of coal ash pits at a retired power plant.

March 10, 2015 America's skyrocketing credit card debt

Source: CBS News

Credit card debt is ballooning, leaving American households with a net increase of $57.1 billion in new credit card debt in 2014, according to a new survey from CardHub. The credit card comparison site said it's forecasting new...

March 10, 2015 Dollar at 12-year peak versus euro, emerging markets spooked

Source: Reuters

The U.S. dollar hit multi-year highs against the euro and yen on Tuesday on the growing chance of the Federal Reserve hiking interest rates by mid-year, the prospect of which also hurt stocks and currencies from emerging markets.

March 10, 2015 Top Companies Communicate Sustainability to Consumers in Innovative Ways

Source: Just Means

A company’s communication with consumers on sustainability does not have to be confined to annual CSR reports alone. A growing number of companies are now using social media and other innovative platforms to disseminate...

March 10, 2015 GM faces union demands following stock buyback plan

Source: Automotive News

DETROIT (Bloomberg) -- General Motors CEO Mary Barra started off her second year in the job with an activist investor at her door after her first year was largely consumed by a safety investigation over fatally defective ignition...

March 9, 2015 The problem with sustainability marketing? Not enough me, me, me

Source: Guardian

Why is selling sustainability still so hard? It shouldn’t be. We know that consumers “care”. We have surveys in abundance revealing people pay attention to social and environmental credentials, especially in the millennial...

March 9, 2015 The New Jobs Report Shows Janet Yellen’s Quandary in a Nutshell

Source: NY Times

The biggest decision that Janet Yellen has faced in her year-old Federal Reserve chairmanship was laid bare in a single report on the domestic job market released Friday.

March 9, 2015 US Solar Generation Doubled in 2014, Renewable Output Grew 11%

Source: Greentech Media

New federal statistics out this week have shed more light solar and wind energy’s emerging role in keeping the country’s lights on. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2014 saw non-hydro renewable energy...

March 9, 2015 'Six-stock candles': Wall Street bull turns 6

Source: USA Today

The stock bull market, the one Wall Street predicted would have a short life span when it was born in the shadow of the worst downturn since the Great Depression, turns 6 Monday.

March 6, 2015 U.S. banks pass Fed capital test, trading books hurt

Source: Reuters

All 31 U.S. banks passed a test of how they would do in a next economic crisis, the Federal Reserve said on Thursday, but those with large trading books came out weak because of new elements in the check-up.

March 6, 2015 Six things we learned about business and sustainability policy

Source: The Guardian

In his recent article, ‘why whale poo matters’, George Monbiot writes: “In truth it’s not just about whale poo, though that’s an important component. It’s about the remarkable connectivity, on this small and spherical planet, of...

March 6, 2015 The Myth of Russia’s Energy Strength

Source: Newsweek

The idea that Russia could achieve a strategic advantage over its neighbors through its energy resources is well known. After the start of the conflict in Ukraine last year, Western media and energy experts suggested that Russia...

March 6, 2015 India, Bangladesh, China most at risk from river floods: study

Source: Reuters

India, Bangladesh and China are most at risk from river floods, with an increasing number of people threatened because of climate change and economic growth in low-lying regions, a study said on Thursday.

March 5, 2015 Fed’s stress tests questioned on eve of results

Source: MarketWatch

Just before the Federal Reserve releases the first round of its 2015 “stress tests” another government agency is questioning the way the annual exercises are run. The Office of Financial Research, a new arm of the Treasury...

March 5, 2015 Oil higher as investors weigh China’s lower growth target, Libyan supply issues

Source: MarketWatch

LONDON — Crude-oil futures were higher Thursday, as investors assessed a lower growth target from China, a slower increase in U.S. oil stockpiles and ongoing production issues in Libya

March 5, 2015 Arctic Sea Ice Is Getting Thinner, Faster

Source: Climate Central

While the steady disappearance of sea ice in the Arctic has been one of the hallmark effects of global warming, research shows it is not only covering less of the planet, but it’s also getting significantly thinner. That makes it...

March 5, 2015 How to Talk about Sustainability When It’s Not a Simple Win-Win

Source: Knowledge@Wharton

It’s not hard to get someone’s attention when you start off talking about cutting costs and strengthening the bottom line. But what about those times when the best environmental move increases costs, at least in the short term?...

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