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March 4, 2015 Climate change linked to solar ‘cooling periods’Source: Science Recorder
Researchers involved with the study learned that during the past 4,000 years, both solar activity and even the surface of the North Atlantic Ocean are strongly linked together
March 4, 2015 Employees: A Powerful Force in SustainabilitySource: Knowledge @Wharton
Sustainability often begins with passionate employees. “Health care is full of passionate people. The place is teeming with individuals who want to do this work,” said Janet Howard, director of facility engagement at Practice...
Boston-based Quantopian looked at how well Fortune 1000 companies led by women performed compared to the S&P 500 over a 12-year period
Finally — after much anticipation, the Nasdaq Composite Index has closed above the 5,000 mark for the first time since March 2000, and it’s very near its Internet bubble all-time closing high of 5048.62.
The European Union will need radical new policies to reach goals for safeguarding the environment by 2050 after limited progress in curbing pollution and climate change, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said on Tuesday.
Source: Daily Caller
In the case of Antarctica, the climate models were dead wrong, according to a new study by Chinese scientists published in the journal Cryosphere. The study found that most climate models predicted Antarctic sea ice coverage...
March 3, 2015 Redefining SustainabilitySource: Instead Knowledge
We’ve heard the word sustainability a lot lately. Climate change scientists warn countries and companies of the dangers of current levels of carbon emissions. Board directors are being called upon to be more transparent and...
March 3, 2015 What Buffett's anti-banker rant might have been aboutSource: Fortune
Warren Buffett embarked on an epic diatribe against investment bankers in his latest letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, published Saturday. He mentioned bankers 10 times in the long letter, not once generously. As The New...
Source: Business Insider
After decades of shop floor and political campaigning, US retailers are finally beginning to increase their minimum wages. While the increase is benefiting millions of workers across the country, its driving force is market...
A significant majority of Americans say combating climate change is a moral issue that obligates them – and world leaders - to reduce carbon emissions, a Reuters/IPSOS poll has found. The poll of 2,827 Americans was conducted in...
March 2, 2015 7 Sustainability Secrets That Will Save the WorldSource: Huff Post
In preparing to deliver the closing lecture to Hofstra University's Model United Nations Conference, I realized that I knew seven sustainability secrets that could save the world that I wanted to share with attendees. I came up...
Terra Daily - Prepared in association with the îGlobal Water Partnershipî and Canada's McMaster University, the report says the success of global efforts on the scale required rests in large part on a crackdown on...
February 27, 2015 Oil rebounds, with Brent set for biggest monthly gain since 2009Source: MarketWatch
Crude-oil futures rebounded Friday, with Brent crude set for its biggest monthly gain in nearly six years, ahead of U.S. rig-count data due later in the trading day, and Chinese official manufacturing numbers expected over the...
February 27, 2015 Economic models provide insights into global sustainability challengesSource: Purdue Univerity
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Using models that blend global economics, geography, ecology and environmental sciences is essential to understanding how changes in trade and natural systems in one part of the world affect those in...
February 27, 2015 New ‘UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework’ is first comprehensive guidance for companies to report on human rights in line with UN Guiding PrinciplesSource: Boston Common Asset
(London and Boston) - A group of over 60 investors from Europe, North America and Australia, with $3.9 trillion of assets under management, have today urged leading companies to use new guidance to help them “know and show” their...
In new Hearings of the Committee on Oversight & Government Reform on February 26, 2014, J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General, said he is investigating possible criminal activity at the IRS. The hearings also revealed...
February 26, 2015 Federal jury orders Apple to pay $532.9M in patent disputeSource: SF Gate
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has been ordered to pay nearly $533 million by a federal jury that found Apple's iTunes music store uses software that infringes on patents held by a Texas company.
February 26, 2015 Battle for Our Future: Sustainability vs. InnovationSource: Huff Post
Show your average chief innovation officer or chief marketing officer the corporate social responsibility (CSR) plan from the chief sustainability officer and they are unlikely to get that excited.
February 26, 2015 Al Roker Tells Larry King: Snowstorms Are Due to Climate ChangeSource: Eco Watch
It’s almost taboo for TV weather forecasters to connect the extreme weather patterns we’ve been seeing to climate change. And if they’re not ignoring it, it seems that too many of them are openly denying it.
February 26, 2015 What We Heard, and Didn't, From Yellen's Remarks to CongressSource: ABC News
Over two days of testimony to Congress, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was grilled on everything from the direction of interest rates to the health of the economy to "Audit the Fed" legislation supported by Republicans.
February 26, 2015 New York surveying banks on cybersecurity defensesSource: SF Chronicle
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York financial regulators are considering tougher cybersecurity requirements for banks to mandate more complex computer sign-ins and certifications from the contractors of their cyberdefenses, the state's top...
February 25, 2015 Climate Change Will Hit America in the Breadbasket, Scientists SaySource: NBC News
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Climate experts have seen the future of America's breadbasket — and from their perspective, it doesn't look pretty. "I don't want to be a wheat farmer in Kansas in the future," said Harold Brooks, a senior...
February 25, 2015 HSBC, tax and why good companies do bad thingsSource: ft.com
HSBC was surely hoping for a better start to its 150th anniversary than its chief executive Stuart Gulliver calling its behaviour a “source of shame”.
February 25, 2015 Communicating sustainability is a subtle attempt at doing goodSource: The Guardian
Soft power. That was the term coined by Harvard professor Joseph Nye some 25 years ago to describe how America could influence the world through the marketing might of its global consumer brands rather than its military clout.
February 25, 2015 GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT ALLIANCE ISSUES SECOND INTERNATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF THE SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT LANDSCAPESource: GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT ALLIANCE
WASHINGTON, DC —The global sustainable investment market has grown substantially in both absolute and relative terms, according to The Global Sustainable Investment Review 2014, a report released by the Global Sustainable...
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