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November 25, 2014 Dow, S&P 500 hit new closing highs

Source: USA Today

Stocks' winning ways continued Monday as the Dow and S&P 500 set new closing highs. It's the 29th time this year the blue-chip Dow has set a new record at the close. The broader S&P 500 has now hit an all-time closing high 46...

November 24, 2014 OPEC's Easy Days Setting Oil Production Are Over, Veteran Says; You Need Russia, Norway, Mexico

Source: Bloomberg

The days when OPEC members could almost guarantee consensus when deciding production levels for oil are long gone, according to a veteran of almost two decades of the group’s meetings.

November 24, 2014 Sustainability in the electronics industry: 'We're trying to improve conditions for people on the planet'

Source: The Guardian

Tim Mohin, chairman of the electronics industry citizenship coalition, talks about collaborating with competitors to clean up supply chains and improve working conditions in the electronics business

November 24, 2014 Could revelation that crops contribute to global warming improve climate models?

Source: Daily Digest News

A recent study showed that a big jump in food production to meet rising food demands from a burgeoning global population is responsible for as much as 25 percent of the seasonal increase in carbon dioxide (CO2), according to...

November 24, 2014 How the EU Plans to Turn $26 Billion Into $390 Billion

Source: Bloomberg

The European Union is planning a 21 billion-euro ($26 billion) fund to share the risks of new projects with private investors, two EU officials said.

November 21, 2014 There’s growing evidence that global warming is driving crazy winters

Source: Washington Post

In it, they suggested that the fact that the Arctic is warming so rapidly is leading to an unexpected but profound effect on the weather where the vast majority of us live -- a change that, if their theory is correct, may have...

November 21, 2014 Fed directs review of its bank supervision

Source: USA Today

The Federal Reserve said Thursday it will conduct a review of how it supervises the largest U.S. banks following reports that the New York Fed is too cozy with the institutions it oversees and suppresses dissenting views.

November 21, 2014 U.S. managed assets with socially responsible criteria rise - report

Source: Yahoo

NEW YORK - The share of U.S. managed assets invested with environmental, social or similar criteria rose 50 percent over the past two years, a foundation that tracks the field said, because of new disclosure standards and client...

November 21, 2014 Speaking with Steven Cliff, Caltrans’ New Sustainability Director

Source: StreetsBlog LA

As part of its ongoing work to change its focus from highways to transportation for everyone, California’s department of transportation, better known as Caltrans, recently created a brand new position, the Assistant Director of...

November 20, 2014 Cheap-Oil Era Tilts Geopolitical Power to U.S.

Source: Bloomberg

A new age of abundant and cheap energy supplies is redrawing the world’s geopolitical landscape, weakening and potentially threatening the legitimacy of some governments while enhancing the power of others.

November 20, 2014 Stock Exchange Rules Get SEC Upgrade Aimed at Fewer Failures

Source: Bloomberg

The Securities and Exchange Commission voted unanimously today(Wednesday) to approve rules that will cover the Nasdaq Stock Market, the New York Stock Exchange and venues operated by Bats Global Markets Inc., as well as dark...

November 20, 2014 World Isn't Even Close to Stopping Global Warming: U.N.

Source: NBC News

The world still isn't close to preventing a dangerous level of man-made warming, a new United Nations report says. That's despite some countries’ recent pledges to cut back on carbon dioxide emissions. The report looks at the gap...

November 20, 2014 New UN program tasks corporate boards with heading sustainability efforts

Source: The Guardian

When companies bemoan their difficulties with sustainability initiatives, a major barrier is almost inevitably the board of directors. While the majority of boards are quick to voice their support for sustainability, when it gets...

November 20, 2014 5 questions about this crazy weather, answered

Source: CBS News

With an epic storm dumping nearly a year's worth of snow on the Buffalo area in just a few days and a weather system that sent temperatures in all 50 states to freezing or below, many Americans are wondering what's to blame for...

November 19, 2014 Stunning NASA Visualization Reveals Secret Swirlings of Carbon Dioxide

Source: National Geographic

NASA has released a stunning visualization of how carbon dioxide flows around the world. In the simulation, plumes of the greenhouse gas gush into the atmosphere from major industrial centers, swirling from continent to continent...

November 19, 2014 Bank of England minutes reveal 'material spread of views'

Source: CNBC

The Bank of England's rate-setting committee is divided on the risks facing the U.K.'s economy, with two members continuing to vote for a hike in interest rates, minutes of its latest policy meeting revealed

November 19, 2014 Why Organic Isn't 'Sustainable'

Source: Forbes

“Sustainable” has become a buzzword. It is applied not only to agriculture and energy production but to sectors as far afield as the building and textile industries. Some universities offer courses or even degrees in...

November 19, 2014 Saudi oil policy uncertainty unleashes the conspiracy theorists

Source: Reuters

If Saudi Oil Minister Ali al Naimi wants to stop conspiracy theories spreading before a crucial OPEC meeting next week, it's too late.

November 18, 2014 Keystone XL pipeline’s impact on jobs, energy, climate more muted than advertised

Source: Dallas Morning News

The new political pecking order in Washington gets its first major test Tuesday, when proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline get something they’ve been demanding for six years. The Senate will vote on the massive pipeline that’s...

November 18, 2014 Extreme Wealth Is Bad for Everyone—Especially the Wealthy

Source: New Republic

When I was fourteen I met a man with a talent for restoring a sense of fairness to a society with vast and growing inequalities in wealth. His name was Jack Kenney and he’d created a tennis camp, called Tamarack, in the mountains...

November 18, 2014 10 things we learned about collaborating for sustainability

Source: The Guardian

We are living in the golden age of collaboration, unusual suspects collaborate best, and there’s no such thing as a “perfect” partnership

November 18, 2014 After the U.S.-China Pact, Will the World Pick a Peak Carbon Date?

Source: Bloomber BusinessWeek

Last week the world’s two biggest greenhouse gas emitters, accounting for 40 percent of global emissions, signed an accord on improving their polluting ways. The U.S. said it would reduce emissions as much as 28 percent below...

November 18, 2014 S&P 500 ends at record high; mergers offset Japan recession

Source: Reuters

The S&P 500 edged up to close at a record high on Monday as deal activity worth $100 billion offset concerns about overseas growth after Japan's economy slipped into recession

November 17, 2014 G20 Issues Strong Statement On Climate Change

Source: Planetsave

As you may know from earlier coverage, the powerful G20 meeting this weekend in Brisbane didn’t go exactly the way its Australian planners intended when they drew up the agenda. However, it seems to have worked out as well as...

November 17, 2014 Global investment community can't afford to ignore sustainability

Source: The Guardian

Since its creation in 2006 the UN-supported Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) has become a driver for sustainability in the global investment community. Its 1,300 signatories, from 53 countries, manage over £45tn of...

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