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April 18, 2016 Doha Deadlock: Oil Producers Meeting Collapses In Predictable Disagreement

Source: Forbes

A meeting of ministers from the world’s largest oil producing countries ended in Doha, Qatar without an agreement on how to tackle chronic oversupply, as Saudi Arabia and Iran refused to budge from their respective positions of...

April 18, 2016 This May Mark the Beginning of the End for Obamacare

Source: My San Antonio

The Affordable Care Act, which you likely know better as Obamacare, should really come with a whiplash warning, because it's been a roller coaster ride since it was fully implemented on Jan. 1, 2014.

April 18, 2016 The Big and Small Questions of Sustainability

Source: Bucknell University

At the fourth annual Sustainability Symposium at Bucknell University, students, faculty and staff examined sustainability globally and locally.

April 18, 2016 Zika in the US: ‘Threat of local outbreak likely’, according to Fauci

Source: OutBreak News

“Well, it is likely we will have what’s called a local outbreak. Right now we have in continental USA we have over 350 imported cases, namely people who have traveled to a region, gotten infected and came back. The concern is,...

April 15, 2016 Paris climate deal on target, two years ahead of schedule

Source: CS Monitor

The global deal reached at the Paris climate conference of December 2015 could come into force two years ahead of schedule, according to comments Monday by Christiana Figueres, the United Nations' climate chief

April 15, 2016 Modern Brands Tell Their Sustainability Stories

Source: Huff Post

Where should today’s modern brands be investing to gain tomorrow’s competitive edge? In sustainability. More specifically, in their own sustainability story.

April 15, 2016 The Cost of Corporate Tax Avoidance

Source: The Atlantic

World leaders, celebrities, and even soccer players, a leak from the law firm Mossack Fonseca recently revealed, are fond of using shell companies to avoid paying taxes. While as of yet, few high-profile American names have been...

April 15, 2016 NYC launches Earth Day 2016 events in Union Square

Source: Metro

Green is the theme as this year’s Earth Day celebration kicks-off in Union Square on Sunday with dozens of environmental organizations, green businesses, interactive exhibits, kids' activities, and live performances.

April 14, 2016 US banks not prepared for another financial crisis, say federal regulators

Source: The Guardian

Some of the US’s biggest banks still lack a proper plan for bankruptcy, in the event of another major financial crisis, US regulators said on Wednesday.

April 14, 2016 Earth Day – 2016: Ideas for a healthier Earth

Source: Science Blog

Earth Day: More than just a day for planet recognition. It is, as well, a day where active and purposeful participation can make all the difference in the world. Cliché though that may sound, it is so true, nonetheless

April 14, 2016 Fed survey finds US economy still expanding

Source: Washington Post

The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the economy kept expanding in late February and March, despite weakness in the energy sector and a slowdown in exports of some factory and farm products because of global weakness and the...

April 13, 2016 Supercharging sustainability metrics with science

Source: GreenBiz

Science has helped identify, quantify and measure some of the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges — including climate change, water scarcity and land use — but companies traditionally have set sustainability goals in...

April 13, 2016 Earth Day 2016: A Historic Day For Earth's Future

Source: Forbes

Earth Day in 2016 will be one to remember for its significance on a global scale climate agreement between two economic powerhouses. The Earth Day movement, started in the 1970?s by John McConnell, has since seen billions take...

April 13, 2016 Don't confuse evading taxes (immoral) with avoiding taxes (perfectly legal) (Commentary


Last week I pointed out that the U.S. had fared pretty well from the leak of the Panama Papers. There are Americans named who hold offshore accounts, to be sure, but so far, they seem to be random people with a bit of money, not...

April 13, 2016 US budget deficit up sharply to $108 billion in March

Source: Washington Post

WASHINGTON — The federal government’s budget deficit rose sharply in March, pushing the deficit for the first six months of this budget year above the same period a year ago.

April 12, 2016 Investors with $6 trillion in assets back ExxonMobil climate change resolution: UK Church fund

Source: Reuters

Institutions managing $6 trillion in assets plan to back a call for U.S. oil major ExxonMobil to disclose the impact of climate change policy on its business, one of the organizers of the vote said On Tuesday.

April 12, 2016 World leaders to sign Paris climate agreement on Earth Day

Source: Ecology

This year, in a rare and special event, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has invited every world leader to the United Nations to officially sign the Paris Climate Agreement reached this past December. It is no...

April 12, 2016 Dodd-Frank Rule Could Restrain CEO Pay

Source: Accounting Today

A long-awaited regulation from the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 requires companies to disclose the ratio of the CEO’s compensation to the median pay of employees and could prove to be effective in restraining the growth of CEO pay,...

April 12, 2016 The Nature Conservancy Launches Center for Sustainability Science

Source: Nature

The Nature Conservancy launched the Center for Sustainability Science to advance conservation outcomes by working with partners to implement more sustainable business practices and policies. Increasingly, companies and agencies...

April 11, 2016 When traditional culture meets modern corporate sustainability

Source: Huff Post

The modern corporate responsibility movement is maturing. Evidence continues to build showing that sustainable business practices can help to mitigate risks and enhance opportunities

April 11, 2016 U.S. banks' dismal first quarter may spell trouble for 2016

Source: Reuters

It is only April, but some on Wall Street are already predicting a rotten 2016 for U.S. banks. Analysts say it has been the worst start to the year since the financial crisis in 2007-2008 and expect poor first-quarter results...

April 11, 2016 German justice minister appeals to press to hand over Panama Papers

Source: Reuters

German Justice Minister Heiko Maas appealed in a newspaper interview to media to hand over the Panama Papers that show how offshore firms are used to stash the wealth of the world's elite.

April 11, 2016 Economic growth vs environmental sustainability

Source: Live Mint

The Environmental Kuznets Curve hypothesis says “pollute first; clean up later”, but the validity of the EKC hypothesis has been seriously questioned

April 11, 2016 Water in IR Communications Today

Source: Alphasense- Pamela Styles, principal, Next Level Investor Relations LLC

Water is a prominent “Hot Topic” in the rapidly evolving ESG / Sustainability field. I recently used AlphaSense to look for evidence of its current impact on traditional Investor Relations (IR) communications to the broader...

April 8, 2016 The Panama Papers, One Week Later: What We Know, and What We Still Don’t

Source: Time

The repercussions of the biggest-ever data leak continue to reverberate for governments, politicians, celebrities and private individuals

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