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February 10, 2015 Citi: Oil Could Plunge to $20, and This Might Be 'the End of OPEC'

Source: Bloomberg

The recent surge in oil prices is just a "head-fake," and oil as cheap as $20 a barrel may soon be on the way, Citigroup said in a report on Monday as it lowered its forecast for crude.

February 10, 2015 Hey, California: Oklahoma had 3 times as many earthquakes in 2014

Source: Public

Earthquakes are synonymous with California to most Americans, but West Coasters might be surprised to learn they’re far from the new center of the seismic landscape in the United States. Oklahoma recorded more than three times as...

February 9, 2015 U.S. gas prices inch up as oil climbs -Lundberg survey

Source: Reuters

The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States rose 13 cents in the past two weeks, following a nine-month price slide, due to a rise in the price of crude oil, according to the Lundberg survey released Sunday.

February 9, 2015 Ex-squeeze me? Baking soda? Boffins claim it safely sucks CO2 out of the air

Source: The Register

A team of scientists believe they have made a "significant advance" capturing carbon dioxide with a little bit of help from baking soda.They developed microcapsules made up of "a highly permeable polymer shell" and a fluid...

February 9, 2015 HSBC files show how Swiss bank helped clients dodge taxes and hide millions

Source: The Guardian

HSBC’s Swiss banking arm helped wealthy customers dodge taxes and conceal millions of dollars of assets, doling out bundles of untraceable cash and advising clients on how to circumvent domestic tax authorities, according to a...

February 9, 2015 Get ready for Greece to leave euro, says Greenspan

Source: The Telegraph

The former chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan, has predicted that Greece will be forced to exit the euro, as its new prime minister outlined plans to keep the debt-stricken country financially afloat.

February 9, 2015 Sustainability now key selling point for business schools attracting students

Source: The Guardian

It has become increasingly accepted in corporate boardrooms that sustainability is an important business issue, but the business schools that train the managers of tomorrow – and the students themselves – have not always kept...

February 6, 2015 Earth's Past Climate Reveals Future Global Warming

Source: Scientific America

That carbon belching from our factories causes global warming is well-known, but beyond that, the science becomes controversy. The details of how much a unit of carbon dioxide raises global temperature is hotly debated in climate...

February 6, 2015 CEO-to-employee pay ratios are lower than popularly thought, according to study


Widely reported estimates suggest that recent compensation of CEOs was about 20 times as much as the typical worker in the 1950s, rising to 42-to-1 in 1980 and 120-to-1 in 2000. In 2013, the ratio stood at 204-to-1 for the S&P...

February 6, 2015 Top Sustainability Trends for 2015

Source: Ethical Corporation

As part of the build up to the 14th Annual Responsible Business Summit we wanted to gauge some of the top priorities for 2015 and beyond. We reached out to our global community to get a snapshot of their key priorities and...

February 6, 2015 5 myths surrounding vaccines -- and the reality

Source: WTMA Radio

These myths may be keeping parents from protecting their children from dangerous diseases, when there's every reason to get them vaccinated. Vaccines prevents six million deaths worldwide every year, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta...

February 5, 2015 Measures to Prevent Rail Accidents Would Be Costly, Complex: Experts

Source: NBC News

American railway systems are working to push through technology that would make trains safer, but experts say it would be extremely difficult and costly to create a system that prevents accidents like the fiery crash in New York...

February 5, 2015 Four steps to elevate your sustainability storytelling

Source: The Guardian

When it comes to corporate transparency, times are changing. Gone are the days when a company could be considered a leader simply by publishing an annual report. Today’s stakeholders want to truly engage with your company’s...

February 5, 2015 FCC Proposes 'Strongest Ever' Net Neutrality Plan

Source: PC Magazines

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on Wednesday confirmed that his net neutrality rules will move to regulate broadband as a telecom service rather than an information service, an approach known as Title II.

February 5, 2015 Water Crisis And Scenario Planning For Business

Source: Forbes

The World Economic Forum in Davos addresses nearly every risk factor conceivable, but biggest of all, according to 896 leaders surveyed, is water. Business strategy faces a water paradox: the most valuable resource on Earth is...

February 4, 2015 World has not woken up to water crisis caused by climate change: IPCC head

Source: Reuters

NEW DELHI – Water scarcity could lead to conflict between communities and nations as the world is still not fully aware of the water crisis many countries face as a result of climate change, the head of the U.N. panel of climate...

February 4, 2015 S&P settles suits over crisis-era mortgage ratings

Source: Washington Post

Credit-rating firm Standard & Poor’s will pay $1.5 billion to resolve a collection of lawsuits over its ratings on mortgage securities that soured in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, concluding one of the U.S....

February 4, 2015 Sodexo: 419,317 Reasons to Report on Sustainability

Source: Triple Pundit

At Sodexo, every employee counts, and the company aims to engage every employee in the organization’s corporate responsibility efforts. Sodexo is a great example of where the reporting process has become an empowering element of...

February 4, 2015 Wall Street posts second day of strong gains, led by energy(Tuesday)

Source: Reuters

U.S. stocks jumped more than 1 percent on Tuesday, led by energy shares as oil prices extended their recent rally, while higher-than-expected January car sales also bolstered the advance.

February 3, 2015 In 2015, Companies Address Climate Change through Corporate Sustainability

Source: Environmental Leader

Eco-sustainability will matter more than ever in 2015; this is the year the US’s leading companies must prove they are finally addressing climate change through corporate sustainability, thanks to two presidents and the Pope.

February 3, 2015 In Budget, Obama’s Unfettered Case for Spreading the Wealth

Source: NY Times

WASHINGTON — President Obama presented a budget on Monday that is more utopian vision than pragmatic blueprint. It proposes a politically improbable reshaping of the tax code and generous new social spending initiatives that...

February 3, 2015 Which Countries Are Most Likely to Be Wiped Out By Future Disasters?

Source: Gizmodo

The results of a new report show which countries are the most vulnerable to risk—and the most ready to respond when disaster strikes. Bigger storms and more flooding are some of the most most obvious ingredients in the risk stew...

February 2, 2015 Top Thought Leaders in Trust - 2015 Awards - GAI Chairman Hank Boerner Named Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Source: Trust Across America

Governance & Accountability Institute Chairman Hank Boerner was named to the 2015 awards list and is one of only 15 professionals named to the prestigious "Top Thought Leaders in Trust: 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners."[more]

February 2, 2015 Sustainability through disruption

Source: Eco Business

Global disruptions such as pollution or financial instability can be an opportunity for leaders to take steps that secure a sustainable future in the long-term, says Simon Zadek, co-director of the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of...

February 2, 2015 Climate Change’s Bottom Line

Source: NY Times

To understand how the Risky Business Project came to be, it’s helpful to look at how the climate change battle has been waged over the years. In the early days, discussion was focused on fixing the problem and staving off...

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