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May 2, 2016 The Latest: Berkshire investors reject climate change report

Source: Washington Post

OMAHA, Neb. — The Latest on Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholders meeting, where tens of thousands of people have listened to CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger talk business for several hours

April 29, 2016 The 6 Countries That Tell the Story of Europe’s (Still Shaky) Recovery

Source: NY Times

Eight years after global credit markets began to seize up, causing a round-the-world financial crisis, the economy of Europe’s 19-country euro currency union has only now edged back above its pre-collapse level.

April 29, 2016 Sheltering foreign profits from U.S. taxes is no big feat

Source: Yahoo

The U.S. government chalked up a big victory this month when it stopped pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. from merging with Allergan PLC and shifting its address overseas to avoid U.S. taxes.

April 29, 2016 Amazon earnings rebound, sending stock to the clouds

Source: USA Today

SAN FRANCISCO – Amazon swung to a surprisingly strong profit in the first three months of the year, boosted by its fast-growing cloud business and strong North American sales. Shares soared after hours Thursday.

April 28, 2016 Fed signals no rush to raise rates as pace of U.S. recovery moderates

Source: Reuters

The Federal Reserve held interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and while it left the door open to a hike in June, its statement implied that it was in no hurry to follow on from its December rate rise

April 28, 2016 Widespread loss of ocean oxygen to become noticeable in 2030s


A reduction in the amount of oxygen dissolved in the oceans due to climate change is already discernible in some parts of the world and should be evident across large regions of the oceans between 2030 and 2040, according to a...

April 28, 2016 Saudi Arabia will struggle to kick its addiction to oil

The prince claimed his national transformation program would enable the kingdom to "live without oil" as early as 2020

April 27, 2016 FLASH REPORT: G&A Institute and Bloomberg LP Partnered to Examine Bloomberg ESG Disclosure Scores For S&P 500 Companies Reporting VS Not Reporting on Sustainability

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.

- Results Show Companies Not Publishing Sustainability Reports Are Disadvantaged by Lower Average Bloomberg ESG Disclosure Scores — Continuing the in-depth analysis of S&P 500 (r) companies' sustainability reporting activities,...[more]

April 27, 2016 Volcanoes linked to Earth climate shifts over past 720 million years: study

Source: CBS News

Over the past 720 million years, the Earth has gone through periods of global warming and cooling, which new research ties to volcanic activity related to plate-tectonic movements. The new study, published in the journal Science,...

April 27, 2016 Crude Oil Rises to Five-Month High as Market Seen Rebalancing

Source: Bloomberg

Oil closed at the highest level in more than five months in New York amid signs that a global surplus is gradually diminishing.

April 27, 2016 Sustainability’s new frontier: Asia

Source: MarketWatch

Most of the companies I talk to now understand that to attract investor capital and to grow over the long term, they need to consider the overall sustainability of their business practices,” says Hwan

April 26, 2016 U.S. Senator: 'Global Warming is...the Moral Challenge of Our Generation'

Source: CNS News

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D.-Ore.) declared on the Senate floor last week that “global warming is…the more challenge of our generation.”

April 26, 2016 The Fed Is Meeting in April to Talk About June

Source: Bloomberg

The Fed will stand pat this week. We know it, they know it. So what then will the Fed talk about for two days?

April 26, 2016 How She Leads: Beth Stevens, Disney

Source: Greenbiz

The Walt Disney Company knows how to sell cuteness. The company has a cute term, "environmentality," for its sustainability efforts. The storytelling juggernaut even calls its theme park employees "cast members." Yet Disney has...

April 25, 2016 Lackluster GDP throws wrench into Fed’s rate-hike plans

Source: MarketWatch

The Federal Reserve has not raised interest rates so far this year due to concerns about the global economy. Now it can add a sickly U.S. economy to its worry list.

April 25, 2016 Editorial: The Guardian view on the UN climate change treaty: now for some action

Source: The Guardian

It was a spectacular signal of global intent on Friday when more than 170 governments signed up to the Paris deal. But it’s just the start of a long, hard road

April 25, 2016 The 21st-Century Company: Is It Different From Companies Of Yesteryear?

Source: Forbes

Interview with Henry (Hank) Boerner is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Governance & Accountability Institute (G&A Institute), a research and corporate strategies consultancy.

April 22, 2016 7 things you can do for the planet this Earth Day

Source: Greenpeace

More than 45 years ago – on the very first Earth Day – tens of millions of people decided to do something about environmental destruction. They rallied against pollution, oil spills, pesticides and deforestation… issues that...

April 22, 2016 U.S. regulators propose to restrict Wall Street executive pay

Source: Reuters

A group of U.S. regulators issued a proposal on Thursday to restrict incentive-based compensation at big financial companies and prevent executives from receiving outsized rewards for making overly risky gambles.

April 22, 2016 Pursuing sustainability

Source: Harvard Gazette

Clark sees the Paris Agreement as just one step, though an important one, in this urgent pursuit, as officials wrestle with how to meet the needs of a growing human population without jeopardizing the planet for future...

April 21, 2016 FAST APPROACHING: The Deadline For Registering for the Corporate Social Responsibility Certificate Program at Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.

JOIN YOUR CSR PROFESSIONAL COLLEAGUES ON APRIL 27-28, 2016 -- Representatives from organizations such as Johnson & Johnson and the United Way of St. Louis. Participants traveling from multiple states including MD, MO, NC, NJ, NY...[more]

April 21, 2016 Treasury Secretary Lew Announces Front of New $20 to Feature Harriet Tubman, Lays Out Plans for New $20, $10 and $5

Source: Treasury Secretary Jachob Lew

When I announced last June that a newly redesigned $10 note would feature a woman, I hoped to encourage a national conversation about women in our democracy. The response has been powerful. You and your fellow citizens from...

April 21, 2016 Sydney Sets Benchmark In Sustainability

Source: The Urban Developer

Global leaders reinforced Sydney’s status as a leader in sustainability at the 2016 Green Cities Conference last month in Sydney, where industry figures gathered in a bid to set higher benchmarks for forward-thinking development...

April 21, 2016 Race to ratify the Paris climate deal starts at the UN

Source: BBC

Around 155 countries are expected to formally sign the deal at the UN, setting in motion events that could see the treaty operational within a year. The UN says the expected record turnout for the signing shows overwhelming...

April 21, 2016 Dear Washington, DC, Establishment:

Source: Larry Checco

It didn’t have to come to this. Really. It didn’t. The Republican Party didn’t need to be pulling out its collective hair trying to figure out how to keep a bloviating billionaire from cleaving its party apart—or worse! [more]

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