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October 1, 2014 Sustainability Manager Hiring: Look for these Key Traits

Source: Environmental Leader

Strong communication is one of the most important assets for executives working in the realm of sustainability and environmental management, some educators and business executives agree. “At a management level, skill at...

October 1, 2014 Reports: A Guide To Boosting Solar Energy Demand

Source: Forbes

How can solar become the largest source of electricity in the world one day? The International Energy Agency released two reports on Monday to tell you how.

October 1, 2014 Anticipating Shareholder Proposals During the 2015 Proxy Season

Source: JDSupra

As companies begin to prepare for the 2015 proxy season, it will be important to anticipate the types of shareholder proposals they should expect so that they can develop a more meaningful response. This can be accomplished by...

September 30, 2014 Forbes: World’s biggest billionaires have more billions than ever before

Source: Washington Post

The price of entry to The Forbes 400 this year is $1.55 billion, the highest it’s been since Forbes started tracking American wealth in 1982. Last year it took $1.3 billion to score a spot. Because the bar is so high, 113 U.S....

September 30, 2014 Why Is Goldman Sachs Advocating For Sustainability?


One of the most persuasive arguments for increasing a company’s social and environmental performance is that it will save money, enhance profitability, and generate more business value. Curiously, it is not the Sierra Club,...

September 30, 2014 Human-Caused Climate Change Worsened Heat Waves in 2013, Study Says

Source: National Geographic

A new report attributes heat waves around the world in 2013 to human-caused climate change, but finds the link between climate change and other extreme weather events—including the California drought—to be much less certain.

September 30, 2014 EU says Ireland tax deal with Apple was state aid

Source: Reuters

The European Union has accused Ireland of giving Apple Inc. illegal state aid through tax arrangements that had "no scientific basis" but which helped the iPhone maker shelter tens of billions of dollars in international revenues...

September 29, 2014 RepRisk releases Special Report on Indigenous Communities

Source: RepRisk

Zurich – RepRisk, the leading provider of business intelligence on environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks, has released its latest Special Report on Indigenous Communities and the ESG issues that are impacting these...[more]

September 29, 2014 Dollar surges anew, euro zone data eyed

Source: Reuters

The dollar rose to new multi-year highs against the yen, euro and a basket of currencies on Monday, a three-month-old rally showing no signs of dissipating before a week of important economic set pieces.

September 29, 2014 Profit From Global Warming Even If You Don't Believe In It

Source: Forbes

I’m not taking a stand about whether global warming is occurring, or whether human activity is causing it. Rather, I’m approaching the topic with a quote attributed to Trotsky in the back of my mind: “You might not be interested...

September 29, 2014 Survey: CEOs see opportunities within sustainability, but not immediate benefits

Source: Blue & Green Tomorrow

Two-thirds of global chief executives believe that businesses are not doing enough to address global sustainability challenges, according to a new UN report.

September 26, 2014 Shellshock bug could threaten millions. Compared with Heartbleed.

Source: Washington Post

programming flaw dubbed the “Bash Bug,” or more ominously “Shellshock,” is being described as potential threat to millions of computers, servers, medical devices, power plants and municipal water systems and even common objects...

September 26, 2014 First take: Did Alibaba IPO mark a top for stocks?

Source: USA Today

There's an old saying on Wall Street that nobody rings a bell at a market top. But the eight Alibaba customers who rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange last Friday — the day the Chinese e-commerce giant became a...

September 26, 2014 Reporting supply chain sustainability: a myriad of metrics

Source: Guardian

Surveys of corporate disclosure practices consistently find that more than 90% of the world’s largest 250 companies now publicly report on aspects of their sustainability performance. However, improving overall performance...

September 26, 2014 Capitalism Is Saving the Climate, You Hippies

Source: Daily Beast

One of the possible solutions to global warming and climate change is a rapid scaling up of technologies that allow humans to go about their business while emitting less carbon dioxide, or no CO2 at all. And increasingly, Wall...

September 25, 2014 Switch to Natural Gas Won't Reduce Carbon Emissions Much, Study Finds

Source: National Geographic

Switching from coal to natural gas for power generation won't do much to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and might even raise them slightly, in part because it will discourage the use of carbon-free renewable energy,...

September 25, 2014 Why Millennials Are the World's Best Chance to Make Sustainability the New Normal


Millennials want to work for purposeful organizations and companies, he added. But with 1.8 billion millennials in the world, it's a difficult task to achieve scale in sustainability. Much of the onus falls on big brands and...

September 25, 2014 UN chief calls on world leaders to find 'seeds of hope' in world seeming to fall apart

Source: Fox News

The United Nations chief called for world leaders Wednesday to join an international campaign to ease the plight of nearly unprecedented numbers of refugees, the displaced and victims of violence in a world wracked by wars and...

September 25, 2014 Apple Yanks iOS 8.0.1 After Reports of No Cell Service and Other Issues

Source: NBC News

Apple confirmed Wednesday it pulled its iOS 8.0.1 update amid widespread reports of major issues with the software, including users unable to access cell service or the TouchID fingerprint sensor.

September 25, 2014 Market Structure Map - Double Standard

Source: Tim Quast, President, ModernNetworks IR LLC

George Orwell and Aldous Huxley with their inventive dystopian literary imaginations would be hard-pressed to formulate a fictional world so categorically riddled with contradiction and double standards.[more]

September 24, 2014 UN Climate Summit: Obama flexes US muscle in global climate fight - text/video

Source: Christian Science Monitor

At a UN Climate Summit in New York Tuesday, President Obama said the US was beginning to take action to fight climate change, but must do more. Mr. Obama called on the international community to make strong commitments on clean...

September 24, 2014 Sustainability reporting falling short


But the quality and consistency of sustainability reporting remains a problem, with some companies distorting their reporting to highlight positive news. Despite the sector being driven by the needs of socially responsible...

September 24, 2014 Soda companies pledge 20 percent calorie cut by 2025. Is it too late?

Source: CSM

Coca Cola, PepsiCo, and the Dr Pepper Snapple Group have pledged to cut the calories consumed from their sugary drink offerings by 20 percent over the next decade. But if falling soda sales and public policy initiatives are any...

September 24, 2014 Home Depot data breach triggers fraudulent transactions: WSJ

Source: Reuters

Data breach at home improvement retailer Home Depot Inc (HD.N) has led to fraudulent transactions across the United States, draining cash from customer bank accounts, the Wall Street Journal said.

September 23, 2014 Countries, companies mobilize around carbon pricing ahead of UN summit

Source: Reuters

The World Bank said Monday that 73 national and 11 regional governments and some 1,000 companies will join forces to push for policies setting a price on carbon emissions to encourage a shift to cleaner energy technologies.

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