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October 28, 2014 CNN poll: Voters are angrySource: CNN
Nearly 7 in 10 Americans are angry at the direction the country is headed and 53% of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's job performance, two troubling signs for Democrats one week before the midterm elections, a new...
October 28, 2014 Goldman Cuts Oil Forecasts as U.S. Market Clout IncreasesSource: Bloomberg
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) cut its forecasts for Brent and WTI crude prices next year on rising global supplies, predicting OPEC will lose influence over the oil market amid the U.S. shale boom.
Federal health officials on Monday called for voluntary home quarantine for people at the highest risk for Ebola infection but said most medical workers returning from West Africa would require daily monitoring without isolation
October 27, 2014 US Federal Reserve Likely To Announce End Of Its Economic Stimulus Program; Currently Buying $15B In Assets MonthlySource: International Business News
Wall Street pundits are predicting the U.S. Federal Reserve will announce an end to its latest stimulus program this week in the belief the American economy is strong enough to stand on its own. The Fed began buying certain...
October 27, 2014 ECB fails 25 banks in health check but problems largely solvedSource: Reuters
Roughly one in five of the euro zone's top lenders failed landmark health checks at the end of last year but most have since repaired their finances, the European Central Bank said on Sunday.
Source: Huff Post
Climate change may have "serious, pervasive and irreversible" impacts on human society and nature, according to a draft U.N. report due for approval this week that says governments still have time to avert the worst.
October 27, 2014 U.S. gasoline cheapest in nearly four years -Lundberg surveySource: Reuters
The average price of U.S. retail gasoline dropped 18 cents in the past two weeks to the lowest level in nearly four years, driven by a steep drop in oil prices, according to the latest Lundberg survey released on Sunday.
October 27, 2014 Director Oversight of Sustainability Issues Increasingly Important, According to NACDSource: Bloomberg BNA
Oversight of companies' sustainability activities is increasingly becoming a board level issue, according to the National Association of Corporate Director's recently released handbook Oversight of Corporate Sustainability...
Source: The Economic Times
It's not been a good time for Warren Buffett wannabes. Sharp drops in many of the stocks owned by Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway in recent weeks hit the sprawling conglomerate's equity portfolio hard. The loss on seven of those...
October 24, 2014 9 ways sustainability drives profitSource: GreenBiz
Today most executives recognize that sustainability must be integrated into their organization's core strategy — not to say that they necessarily understand why. In fact, too many are still content wearing some kind of...
October 24, 2014 E.U. agrees to cut emissions by 40% by 2030Source: Fortune
European Union leaders patched over their differences to agree new long-term targets for emissions of greenhouse gases. At a summit meeting that dragged on until the early hours of Friday morning, heads of government from the...
October 24, 2014 Fed to Stress-Test Banks for Dire Stock, Housing ScenariosSource: Bloomberg
The Federal Reserve said it will scrutinize how 31 large U.S. banks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc., would respond to a plunge in equity and housing prices and a sharp downturn in the global economy.
October 24, 2014 UPS exec: 'Sustainability is all about efficiency'Source: Guardian(UK)
The world’s largest shipment company is trying to find the most fuel-efficient route for its ground fleet. We sat down with one of its chief sustainability officers hear how it’s done
October 23, 2014 First-of-its-Kind Report Ranks U.S. Insurance Companies on Climate Change ResponsesSource: Ceres
Amid growing evidence that climate change is having wide-ranging global impacts that will worsen in the years ahead, a new report from Ceres ranks the nation's 330 largest insurance companies on what they are saying and doing to...
October 23, 2014 CalSTRS and The Thirty Percent Coalition Expand CampaignSource: California State Teachers’ Retirement System
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Institutional investors representing more than $3 trillion in assets under management, along with some of the nation’s leading women’s organizations, sent letters to 100 companies in the Russell 1000...
October 23, 2014 Market Structure Map - PerspectiveSource: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC
In 2013, according to the Investment Company Institute, net US inflows to mutual funds were $152 billion, of which $52 billion went to target-date hybrid funds (mixes of bonds and equities based on one's age), and about $53...
October 23, 2014 Harvard Launches Sustainability PlanSource: Harvard Magazine
The University has unveiled an ambitious five-year Sustainability Plan—the first of its kind for Harvard—detailing a strategy to build on existing greenhouse gas reduction goals and setting priorities in five core areas: energy...
October 22, 2014 U.S. stocks jump; Nasdaq enjoys best day in 21 monthsSource: MarketWatch
.S. equity investors bid up prices on Tuesday, delivering another day of gains for major indexes on the heels of upbeat quarterly results from tech giant Apple and talk of economic stimulus in Europe. By far the best performer,...
Source: Guardian (UK)
America’s energy-related carbon pollution rose 2.5% last year despite President Barack Obama’s efforts to fight climate change, according to new federal data. The rise in emissions from burning coal, oil, natural gas and other...
October 22, 2014 REPORT: Substantial Progress on Sustainability Initiatives at 55 Stock Exchanges; Key Capital Market Leaders Convene at Largest Sustainable Stock Exchanges Global DialogueSource: 3BL Media
As the initiative’s flagship event, the Global Dialogue convened CEOs of stock exchanges, companies and institutional investors, alongside high-level policy makers and capital market regulators. This unique gathering offered a...
The truth, though, is that the most-hyped threats are often not actually that threatening to Americans, while larger dangers go mostly ignored. That should tell you something about how our political system and media can distort...
The Federal Reserve’s top official on regulation warned banks that more requirements, constraints and punishments will be on the way if lenders don’t do more to prevent misconduct. Daniel Tarullo, a governor at the Fed, blasted...
October 21, 2014 September 2014 Breaks Global Heat Record; 2014 On Track to Become Hottest Year Yet - text/videoSource: Weather Channel
September 2014 is now the hottest month recorded since 1880. In a statement released Monday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that last month broke the global heat record by clocking in at an...
Source: Huff Post
I am in no way an expert on China, but one need not be an expert to understand that China's elite knows they are in the midst of a deep crisis of environmental sustainability. I visited Beijing last week to finalize a partnership...
October 21, 2014 Ebola outbreak: What you need to know nowSource: CBC News
Health organizations involved in the effort to contain Ebola are frantically seeking more money, more supplies and more trained doctors and nurses to step up the response to Ebola, which has claimed more than 4,700 lives in West...
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