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April 2, 2014 Government accuses BBC of creating 'false balance' on climate change with unqualified sceptics

Source: The Independent

The BBC has been accused of misleading the public about climate change, creating a “false balance” by allowing unqualified climate sceptics too much air time and giving opinion the same weight as fact.

April 2, 2014 Caterpillar Bulldozes Tax Code Like Apple, Google & Facebook, Senators Allege

Source: Forbes

Caterpillar sidestepped $2.4 billion in U.S. taxes over 13 years by shifting profits to Switzerland, claims a report by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation. Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) grilled execs and...

April 1, 2014 Reporting 'misrepresents' business sustainability

Source: PHYS.org

Several prominent Australian companies could be inflating their adherence to corporate social responsibility guidelines, often filing reports with "partial and missing information", according to a new report. The lack of...

April 1, 2014 Wall Street rises on Yellen's view; S&P scores modest first quarter gain

Source: Reuters

U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with the S&P 500 ending both March and the first quarter of 2014 with moderate gains, after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen relieved concerns about a rate hike coming earlier than expected.

April 1, 2014 Exxon sees little climate change risk to assets

Source: Reuters

Exxon Mobil Corp, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, said on Monday that risks related to climate change pose little risk to its oil and gas reserves because the resources will be needed to meet expected growth in...

April 1, 2014 UN panel warns India of severe food, water shortage

Source: hindustantimes.com

The UN panel on climate change warned on Monday that famine, water shortage and increased regional tension could plague south Asia, especially India, if corrective steps weren’t taken soon to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The...

March 31, 2014 Panel’s Warning on Climate Risk: Worst Is Yet to Come

Source: NY Times

YOKOHAMA, Japan — Climate change is already having sweeping effects on every continent and throughout the world’s oceans, scientists reported on Monday, and they warned that the problem was likely to grow substantially worse...

March 31, 2014 Euro delegates look to trade in sustainability

Source: The Vancouver Sun

For Vincent Roumeas, a business development manager for the Paris Region Economic Development Agency, Vancouver’s Globe conference is something of a hunting trip. He is part of a French delegation on the trade-show floor at Globe...

March 31, 2014 SEC commissioner calls for SEC changes in dealing with activist investors

Source: Inside Counsel

As proxy season ramps up, yet another major voice is proposing changes to how the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) deals with activist investors: SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher himself. At a corporate law conference...

March 31, 2014 Water-Energy Nexus Reaches Crisis Level in Asia

Source: RFA.org

Decisions made in Asia for water use and management and for energy production are having major impacts on each other and serious repercussions for the region, according to studies highlighted on World Water Day last week. The...

March 29, 2014 Chernobyl Study Reveals Radioactive Impact On Ecosystem Almost 30 Years Later

Source: inquisitr.com

A Chernobyl study has revealed massive meat eating plants, 6 legged wolves and glowing three-headed rabbits that speak fluent Italian, German and some English. Just kidding. But, while not quite as exotic, a recently released...

March 29, 2014 Climate Change Already Felt 'On All Continents And Across The Oceans,' IPCC Finds

Source: Huff Post Green

Climate change has already left its mark "on all continents and across the oceans", damaging food crops, spreading disease, and melting glaciers, according to the leaked text of a blockbuster UN climate science report due out on...

March 29, 2014 Moody's puts Russia gov't bond rating on review for downgrade

Source: Reuters

Moody's Investors Service on Friday placed Russia's government bond rating of 'Baa1' on review for a downgrade as the conflict with Ukraine weighs on the country's economic outlook. The credit rating agency said the crisis in...

March 29, 2014 Obama administration targets methane emissions

Source: LA Times

WASHINGTON — In an effort to deliver on President Obama's pledge last summer to tackle emissions that drive climate change, the White House announced a strategy to limit releases of methane, a highly potent greenhouse...

March 28, 2014 Climate change is world’s ‘gravest security threat’ – report

Source: RTCC.org

A “collective failure” by world leaders to treat climate change as a security threat is at odds with frequent warnings by military experts that violence could escalate as a result of ever scarcer resources, according to the...

March 28, 2014 What does sustainability reporting mean for smaller companies?

Source: GreenBiz

In recent years, a lot of buzz has been in the media about rising levels of sustainability reporting among large corporations. However, there has been comparatively little discussion of how smaller companies fit into the trend of...

March 28, 2014 Poll: Which ESG Factors Are You Most Able to Include in Your Investment Decisions

Source: Enterprising Investor

For many investors, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are material considerations in investment decisions. ESG issues include air and water pollution, climate change, employee retention, data protection,...

March 28, 2014 More shareholders voting against executive comp packages: Survey

Source: HR Reporter

Canadian shareholders are increasingly critical of the excessive nature of executive pay, according to a report from the Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE). There is strong shareholder opposition at...

March 27, 2014 World’s Largest Investors Launch Effort to Engage Global Stock Exchanges on Sustainability Reporting Standard for Companies

Source: Ceres

Sustainability advocacy group Ceres, in collaboration with BlackRock and other major institutional investors, today announced an initiative to engage global stock exchanges via the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) on a...

March 27, 2014 World's Largest Automakers Reach Unprecedented Agreement On Responsibility Expectations For Suppliers

Source: PR NewsWire

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. and BRUSSELS-- Two leading corporate responsibility business associations, AIAG and CSR Europe, facilitator of the European Automotive Working Group on Supply Chain Sustainability, today announced an...[more]

March 27, 2014 Market Structure Map - What Really Matters

Source: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

Last week whilst (as the Brits would say) tooling on cruiser bikes past beanie baby tycoon Ty Warner’s palace on the Santa Barbara bluffs, we sighted paradise. This week we’re in Boston where we sponsor the NIRI chapter. Hope to...[more]

March 27, 2014 Sustainability a CFO Can Love

Source: Harvard Business Review

As a CFO who advocates sustainability, I’ve noticed that many of my peers take a lukewarm view of the idea, perhaps because they simply don’t see how sustainability can produce returns for a business. I can relate: I, too, am...

March 26, 2014 Voices from the Shale - Pinochio Award for Spectra Energy’s "Ground Game" on Sabal Trail Pipeline – While Company Pushes 8 Pipeline Projects in 14 States; Meanwhile PHMSA Documents Corrosion Problems

Source: Mike Benard, featured commentator

Spectra Energy has eight new pipeline projects in the U.S. that, if approved, will result in more than 830 miles of pipeline in 14 states. In addition, it is constructing a new underground natural gas storage reservoir in...[more]

March 26, 2014 U.S. prosecutors eye new approach on company misconduct after Toyota

Source: Reuters

U.S. prosecutors are considering using the legal theory behind a $1.2 billion penalty imposed on Toyota to go after misconduct in industries ranging from auto and airplane makers to mining, a Justice Department official told...

March 26, 2014 EPA And Army Corps Of Engineers Clarify Protection For Nation's Streams And Wetlands

Source: Water Online

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) recently jointly released a proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands that form the...

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