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July 8, 2014 Competent Leaders Need to Understand the Science of Sustainability

Source: Huff Post

In speaking about climate policy last week, President Obama chided senators who are trying to dodge the climate issue by claiming they were not scientists. The president went on to claim that he was not a scientist either, but...

July 8, 2014 Taking Oil Industry Cue, Environmentalists Drew Emissions Blueprint

Source: NY Times

WASHINGTON — In November 2010, three combatants gathered in a sleek office here to build a carbon emissions policy that they hoped to sell to the Obama administration. One was a lawyer who had been wielding the Clean Air Act...

July 8, 2014 Should Wall Street Care About Global Warming?

Source: National Journal

Environmentalists are trying to turn the attention of the financial sector to climate change. The question is: Will it work? At the end of last month, green activist Tom Steyer and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg...

July 8, 2014 Here’s Why Al Gore Is Optimistic About the Fight Against Climate Change


Al Gore has something of a reputation as the Cassandra of climate change. But amid the doom and gloom—melting glaciers, ever-rising carbon levels, accelerating species extinction—the former vice president has been positively...

July 7, 2014 The Last Drop: America's Breadbasket Faces Dire Water Crisis

Source: NBC News

While a high-pitched wind rattles the windows, and assaults a flapping, fraying American flag in the front yard, Lucas Spinhirne knows he’s staring into an abyss that many in Texas—and across the world—may be forced to...

July 7, 2014 Week Ahead: Investors Watch Fed, IMF - And Rupert Murdoch

Source: Forbes

The recent record highs for US stock markets could be tested in the days and weeks ahead as earnings season gets under way and investors get the latest read on when the US Federal Reserve might start to raise interest rates back...

July 7, 2014 Bad news for sea-level rises as quickening Antarctic winds point to faster ice melt

Source: WA Today

Sea levels may rise much faster than predicted because climate models have failed to account for the disruptive effects of stronger westerly winds, Australian-led research has found. Recent studies of Antarctica have suggested...

July 7, 2014 US Economy to pick up in the second half of the year

Source: The Westside Story

The data is based on a gauge of leading indicators that grew in May, which was the fourth month of expansion. îThe Conference Boardîâs leading economic index rose 0.5% last month to 101.7, and only shows signs...

July 7, 2014 Consumers pay more for sustainability


The survey showed that 55 per cent of global online consumers are willing to pay more for products from companies they know are making a conscious effort to reduce their carbon footprint. That is up from 50 per cent in 2012 and...

July 6, 2014 Stock Market Rests after Record Highs

Wall Street Sector Selector - The îSTOXXî 600 Banking Index sank 1.2 percent on Friday. The Euro îSTOXXî 50 Index declined 0.59 percent to 3,270 â remaining above its 50-day moving average of 3,233....


Source: Global Reporting Initiative

The Corporate Reporting Dialogue (CRD) was officially launched at the ICGN (International Corporate Governance Network) Annual Conference in Amsterdam on 17 June 2014. It brings together organizations – including GRI – that have...

July 6, 2014 Surveillance, Commercialization Threaten Web Freedom, Pew Study Finds

Source: eWeek

Four major trends threaten the future of the Internet and could result in a network restricted by governments, fenced off by corporations and no longer trusted by citizens, according to a study conducted by the Pew Research...

July 3, 2014 ADP Jobs Number Is Boffo -- Here's What It Means for the Economy

Source: The Street

NEW YORK -- The ADP jobs number is flat-out great. Private employers added 281,000 workers in June, crushing forecasts for 213,000 new jobs and beating last month's 179,000 new jobs. So what does this jobs number mean?

July 3, 2014 Ford and the Sustainability of the Family Legacy

Source: Triple Pundit

My grandfather worked as a plant manager at Ford Motor Co. for 34 years. When I ask him about his experience, he does not refer to Ford as a company, but as a family. Since his retirement, Ford has remained an important part of...

July 3, 2014 Poll: Obama worst president since WWII

Source: Politico

A plurality of voters think Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II, a new poll says. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, 33 percent of voters think the current president is the worst...

July 3, 2014 Market Structure Map - Setting Prices

Source: Tim Quast, President, ModernNetworks IR LLC

Do you remember that movie, The Island? The people who every day hope they’re selected to go to a tropical paradise are unwitting machinery for others. ....Things are not what they at first seem. That’s the point. [more]

July 2, 2014 Are EPA's Carbon Rules Really About Nuclear?

Source: Forbes

Yes. The Obama Administration actually wants nuclear power. It even looks like the Environmental Protection Agency’s new carbon rules were written in order to ensure the future of nuclear power.

July 2, 2014 The Culture of Environmentalism and Sustainability

Source: Huff Post

Those under 30 favor environmental protection over economic growth by 60% to 30%. In contrast, those over 65 years old favor economic growth over environmental protection by 50% to 39%. Since there is no evidence that someone...

July 2, 2014 Scotland Holds Billions of Barrels of Shale Oil, Report Says

Source: Bloomberg

Scotland may have billions of barrels of shale oil buried under its most densely populated areas, geologists said today. Scotland’s central belt, running between Glasgow and Edinburgh, may have 6 billion barrels of oil in...

July 2, 2014 Wall St. Rallies, With Dow and S.&P. 500 Closing at New Highs

Source: NY Times

The stock market rallied on Tuesday at the start of the third quarter, with the Dow Jones industrial average approaching the 17,000 milestone and the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index reaching yet another record. Investors were...

July 1, 2014 Does Sustainability Mean Anything Anymore? Lessons From Pfizer, Alcoa and Alcatel-Lucent

Source: Forbes

Does anyone remember the sustainability timebomb? Cast your mind back to a world before 2008 when, we were told, the way that modern capitalism had functioned in its 200-odd years since industrialisation just wasn’t going to be...

July 1, 2014 Plastic Debris Widespread On Ocean Surface, Study Finds

Source: Huff Post

Plastic junk is floating widely on the world's oceans, but there's less of it than expected, a study says. Such ocean pollution has drawn attention in recent years because of its potential harm to fish and other wildlife.

July 1, 2014 Anti-Fracking Win in N.Y. Court May Deal Blow to Industry

Source: Bloomberg

New York’s cities and towns can block hydraulic fracturing within their borders, the state’s highest court ruled, dealing a blow to an industry awaiting Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision on whether to lift a six-year-old statewide...

July 1, 2014 Spiraling number of recalls threaten to undermine GM's reputation for quality

Source: Economic Times

DETROIT: The deeper General Motors digs into its vast portfolio of vehicles, the more safety problems it finds. The announcement Monday that GM would recall another 8.4 million cars and trucks for a range of defects appears to be...

June 30, 2014 The Water Crisis in the West

Source: NY Times

With water increasingly scarce in the drought-ravaged American West, many states could face drastic rationing without rain. Even with more sustainable practices, the future of water in the West is not secure. Population growth,...

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