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April 4, 2016 Fighting The Fed Has Been A Losing Battle In Both Directions

Source: Forbes

With so much going on in the world it is hard to believe that the entire market boils down to the old adage of “Don’t fight the Fed.”

April 4, 2016 Massive leak exposes how the wealthy and powerful hide their money

Source: Savramento Bee

A massive leak of documents has blown open a window on the vast, murky world of shell companies, providing an extraordinary look at how the wealthy and powerful conceal their money.

April 4, 2016 China’s Carbon Emissions May Have Peaked, but It’s Hazy

Source: NY Times

Now, some researchers examining recent energy data and the slowing Chinese economy are asking whether emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, are already falling in China — more than a decade earlier than expected.

April 1, 2016 Seas could rise higher than predicted, drenching coastal cities: study

Source: Reuters

Global seas could rise nearly twice as much as previous, widely accepted estimates, according to a study published on Thursday saying low-lying cities face possible disaster by the end of the century.

April 1, 2016 40 Things About Apple Computer On Its 40th Anniversary

Source: NBC

Forty years ago the U.S. was marking the bicentennial, the Cold War was raging, "Son of Sam" was terrorizing New York City, and two nerds brainstorming in a Los Altos, California garage were about the change the world.

April 1, 2016 What drives cities to pursue sustainability policies?

Source: Cornell Chronicle

Examining preliminary results in a national survey of 1,900 local governments, half of U.S. cities and towns had specific environmental goals but only one-third had concrete sustainability plans, according to Cornell University,...

April 1, 2016 US shareholder votes on climate change hit record

Source: Financial Times

US companies are facing a record number of shareholder votes on climate change related issues at this year’s annual meetings, as pressure from investors has grown and regulators have become increasingly sympathetic.

March 31, 2016 MetLife Defeats U.S. Government's Too-Big-to-Fail Labeling

Source: Bloomberg

MetLife Inc. beat back a U.S. attempt to label it too big to fail, which would’ve put America’s biggest life insurer under tougher government scrutiny and could have forced it to put more money in reserves.

March 31, 2016 The alarming science driving much higher sea level projections for this century

Source: Washington Post

For many scientists studying Antarctica, and particularly the vulnerable West Antarctic ice sheet, a major new study significantly increasing expectations for sea-level rise is the culmination of a large body of prior research —...

March 31, 2016 Blue Cross: Obamacare Enrollees Are Less Healthy, More Expensive Than Anticipated

Source: Daily Caller

Obamacare enrollees have a high rate of certain serious illnesses, use more medical services and have higher medical costs according to a report released by health-insurance giant Blue Cross Blue Shield Association late Tuesday...

March 31, 2016 The Truth About Sustainability

Source: Forbes

Is our way of life sustainable? For the last several decades—actually centuries—despite a continuously improving quality of life, many of our thought leaders have said “No.” In fact, the most our prosperity has increased, the...

March 30, 2016 Probe of Exxon's climate change disclosures expands

Source: Reuters

The top attorneys from Massachusetts and the U.S. Virgin Islands said on Tuesday they will investigate whether Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) misled investors and the public about the risks of climate change.

March 30, 2016 Apple’s New Challenge: Learning How the US Cracked Its iPhone

Source: CNBC

Now that the United States government has cracked open an iPhone that belonged to a gunman in the San Bernardino, Calif., mass shooting without Apple's help, the tech company is under pressure to find and fix the flaw.

March 30, 2016 Why It's Time For Boards To Take A Stand On Sustainability

Source: Forbes

What is the biggest barrier to sustainable development? There are many, but I’d like to flag one that I think hasn’t received enough attention so far: boards of directors of companies and asset managers. Too many are only focused...

March 30, 2016 Campbell Soup products to go BPA-free

Source: CBS News

Campbell Soup Co. will stop using the chemical Bisphenol A in its canned products by the middle of next year to reassure consumers worried that the substance may harm their health.

March 29, 2016 Drilling-induced earthquakes may endanger millions in 2016, USGS says

Source: PBS News Hour

Researchers at the USGS and other institutions have tied earthquake surges in eight states, including Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio, Kansas and Arkansas, to oil and gas operations. Some state regulators have been slow to accept...

March 29, 2016 California proposal for state-run retirement plan for private-sector workers moves forward

Source: LA Times

California has taken a step closer to becoming the first state to make retirement savings accounts a near-universal benefit for workers with a plan that lawmakers hope will help ease an expected massive shortfall in retirement...

March 29, 2016 Why doesn't sustainability messaging work better?

Source: Breen Biz

I've been a sustainability strategist at Adobe since 2013, and one challenge I constantly run up against is: how do we frame messaging around genuine sustainability initiatives within our own business in a way that encourages...

March 28, 2016 U.S. stocks look to rebuild after snapping five-week win streak

Source: Market Watch

U.S. stock futures were indicating a better start for Wall Street Monday, supported by higher oil prices. A clutch of economic data is due to greet investors returning from the long Easter weekend.

March 28, 2016 How does US gender pay gap compare internationally? Pretty well, study says.

Source: CS Monitor

The US ranks low internationally when it comes to gender pay gap. But after factoring in several considerations such as proportional female employees and experience, the US actually fares pretty well.

March 28, 2016 How to Know If You Are Living Sustainably

Source: Bangor Daily News

How do we know if an organization’s policy on sustainability is meaningful or just greenwashing, the claim of environmental commitment without any real change in behavior? This same question applies to us in our personal lives...

March 28, 2016 Business could save £1bn through energy behaviour change

Source: The Telegraph

British companies could save as much as £1bn on their energy bills by changing their ‘energy behaviours’ rather than rely on technical solutions, according to Npower energy experts.

March 25, 2016 100% Water Sustainability Could Be Possible In The Near Future

Source: Forbes

The United Nations designated March 22 World Water Day in 1993, following the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development. Since that time, the annual event grows awareness, education and coordination on water and...

March 24, 2016 FLASH REPORT: G&A Institute & Trust Across America Partner to Examine Trustworthiness for S&P 500® Companies Not Reporting on Sustainability

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.

Results Show Higher Trust for Firms Reporting on Their Sustainability Journeys New York, NY - March 24, 2016 -- Continuing the in-depth analysis of S&P 500 (r) companies' sustainability reporting activities, Governance &...[more]

March 24, 2016 Rockefeller Family Fund hits Exxon, divests from fossil fuels

Source: Reuters

The Rockefeller Family Fund said on Wednesday it will divest from fossil fuels as quickly as possible and "eliminate holdings" of Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N), saying the oil company associated with the family fortune has misled the...

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