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November 15, 2013 A Health Care Fix - EditorialSource: NY Times
Even so, this disturbing reversal is caused by the incompetence of the administration in ushering in reforms that millions have been waiting for.
November 15, 2013 Ten ingredients for embedding sustainability into leadershipSource: Guardian (UK)
Today, ten years on in the global sustainability discussion and the answer is there – if you want to learn to lead better, place your leadership in the context of sustainability. Sustainability is a leadership task. It creates...
November 15, 2013 Google Earth tech shows: World forests lose 0.006 of area annually, Brazil improvingSource: The Register (UK)
The technical team behind Google Earth have partnered with US government boffins to produce dramatic satellite maps showing how the area of the world covered by forests has changed across the years 2000 to 2012.
November 14, 2013 Yellen to Testify in Support of Fed’s Stimulus EffortsSource: NY Times
WASHINGTON — Janet L. Yellen, President Obama’s choice to lead the Federal Reserve for the next four years, plans to tell senators at her confirmation hearing on Thursday that continuing the Fed’s enormous stimulus campaign is...
November 14, 2013 US oil output beats imports for first time in 25 yearsSource: BBC News
US domestic crude oil production has exceeded oil imports for the first time since 1995, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).
November 14, 2013 Integrating Sustainability ‘Biggest Challenge for Business’Source: Environmental Leader
Only one in five companies has fully integrated sustainability into business, according to a survey of corporate sustainability executives by nonprofit business network BSR and research consultancy GlobeScan. This year, more...
November 14, 2013 First Take: Obamacare data are simply grimSource: USA Today
WASHINGTON — The White House set low expectations for early Obamacare enrollment numbers, but the cold hard data offer perhaps the grimmest picture yet of what President Obama faces as he tries to breathe life into his troubled...
November 13, 2013 Polls: Congress, Obama hit record low disapproval ratingsSource: CBS News
Both Congress and President Obama recorded their lowest approval ratings to date in two major public opinion surveys out Tuesday. Congress' approval rating has fallen to nine percent in a new Gallup poll, the lowest it has been...
November 13, 2013 Bill Clinton Urges Obama to Yield on Health LawSource: NY Times
WASHINGTON — Former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday joined the intensifying criticism of the botched health care rollout, urging President Obama to accept a change in the law that would allow all Americans to keep their current...
November 13, 2013 The Five Dumbest Things You'll Hear About SustainabilitySource: Huff Post
This one's about dumb, dumber, and dumbest, plus two intermediate levels for good measure. Ready for the inglorious countdown?
November 13, 2013 New Study Links Precipitation To Global WarmingSource: Pentagon Post
In a new study it is found that changes in the precipitation over the world’s land and oceans is not possible to be explained by natural variability alone. The scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California...
The Philippines government has firmly connected the super typhoon Haiyan with climate change, and urged governments meeting in Poland on Monday to take emergency action to resolve the deadlocked climate talks.
November 12, 2013 U.S. Nears Energy Independence by 2035 on Shale Boom, IEA SaysSource: BusinessWeek
The U.S. will be close to energy self-sufficiency in the next two decades as booming output from shale formations puts it on course to be the world’s largest oil producer, the International Energy Agency said. Crude prices will...
November 12, 2013 Is 'agile leadership' the next sustainability buzz phrase?Source: GreenBiz
In such a quickly evolving environment, business leaders must learn to adapt and stay ahead by being agile. Agility is the new buzzword. It applies to business as well as to sustainability leadership.
November 12, 2013 President Obama Clearly Never Worked For Goldman SachsSource: Forbes
To put it very plainly, any legislation that promises more of a market good at a below market price is by definition a very expensive lie.
November 11, 2013 Look What's Behind the Recent Slowdown in Global WarmingSource: Mother Jones
Climate deniers like to point to the so-called global warming "hiatus" as evidence that humans aren't changing the climate. But according a new study, exactly the opposite is true: The recent slowdown in global temperature...
November 11, 2013 Norway Urged to Revolutionise Responsible Investment
aiCIO - The worldâs largest SWF must upgrade its responsible investment, its advisers have warned. (November 11, 2013) -- Advisers to the worldâs largest institutional investor have issued a series of recommendations...
November 11, 2013 Target using scoring system to look at product sustainabilitySource: Star Tribune
Emboldened by consumers demanding safer, sustainable products, Target Corp. has created environmental benchmarks for thousands of popular items — from baby lotion to dish detergent. The Minneapolis-based retail giant says it’s...
November 11, 2013 Yellen to get quizzed as taper-timing debate ragesSource: MarketWatch
The nominee to chair the Federal Reserve will be questioned by the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday at 10 a.m. Eastern, at a time when markets have changed their tune on when the central bank may start reducing its bond...
November 8, 2013 Will We Ever be Prepared for Climate Change?Source: Moyers and Company
Last week, an early draft of an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report was leaked to bloggers and picked up in the mainstream press. The first installment of that report, released in September, stated that human...
November 8, 2013 The growing importance of stock exchanges in the transition to a sustainable global economySource: GRI Chief Executive Ernst Ligteringen
Arguably the most popular debate at GRI’s Conference back in May was the penultimate session, the media-led discussion sponsored by Bloomberg. At the end the audience voted on the question: ‘Who will be the leaders of the...
Wall Street and sustainability might seem rather odd coupling, especially after the crash of 2008. But the announcement by Morgan Stanley to create a new center of sustainability could be a sign global financiers are getting...
November 8, 2013 Twitter Resists Investor Frenzy to Avert Facebook FlopSource: Bloomberg/BusinessWeek
The contours were familiar: A hot social-media company going public with investors baying to buy its stock. Yet the outcome of Twitter Inc. (TWTR:US)’s initial public offering was far different from Facebook Inc.’s, underscoring...
November 8, 2013 Japan nuke-plant water tanks flawed, workers saySource: Houston Chronicle
TOKYO — When tons of radioactive water leaked from a storage tank at Fukushima's crippled nuclear power plant and other containers hurriedly put up by the operator encountered problems, Yoshitatsu Uechi was not surprised. He...
November 7, 2013 Fear, Fortitude & the Future:Source: Peter D. Kinder
We are well beyond the time when the notion of universal ownership applied solely to institutions. Of necessity, we’ve had to make asset ownership truly universal because we share the same fears and risks. We all are universal...
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