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October 31, 2014 China’s growth-obsessed officials ignoring green policies: parliament

Source: Reuters

Local officials determined to make their economies bigger at any cost are ignoring Beijing’s push to cut hazardous air pollution, opting instead to expand heavy industries and cut clean energy from the grid, a Chinese...

October 31, 2014 Easing U.S. oil export ban unlikey to raise gasoline prices: EIA

Source: Reuters

A government study on Thursday essentially supported the notion that easing the decades-old restriction on exporting U.S. crude was more likely to lower than raise gasoline prices for American motorists, a conclusion that could...

October 30, 2014 Why Oil Prices Went Down So Far So Fast

Source: Bloomberg

The reasons oil prices started sliding in June were hiding in plain sight: growth in U.S. production, sputtering demand from Europe and China, Mideast violence that threatened to disrupt supplies and never did.

October 30, 2014 Leadership on Sustainability Must Include Helping Shape Smart Policy

Source: Environmental Defense Fund

This past year, we’ve seen some bold action by companies in what we’ve dubbed the business-policy nexus, and it’s taking several different forms. Some have been calling for state or federal action on environmental impacts, while...

October 30, 2014 Bond yields up, dollar rallies after upbeat Fed statement

Source: Reuters

U.S. stocks fell while the dollar and government bond yields rose on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve announced the end of its stimulus program in a statement that also noted improvement in the U.S. labor market.

October 30, 2014 Experts Say Major Cyberattack Coming


It might not happen today or tomorrow, but a major cyberattack on a communications network Relevant Products/Services will likely happen in the next decade, and it could bring with it great damage to finances and security

October 29, 2014 Fed is expected to signal no rate hikes imminent

Source: Washington Post

The global economy has stumbled, and financial markets have endured some stomach-churning moments. But that doesn’t mean the Federal Reserve plans any major policy shifts.

October 29, 2014 U.S. EPA seeks more input on sweeping power plant rule

Source: Reuters

U.S. regulators said on Tuesday they wanted more input on elements of a sweeping plan to reduce pollution from power plants and about the role natural gas can play to achieve emissions cuts.

October 29, 2014 Stocks: Dow jumps back above 17,000, Nasdaq surges

Source: USA Today

Stocks jumped Tuesday and the Dow closed back above 17,000 for the first time since October 3 after investors were encouraged by earnings gains and a rise in consumer confidence.

October 29, 2014 Hurricane Sandy Anniversary: Five Ambitious Plans For Protecting New York City From Future Superstorms And Climate Change

Source: International Business Times

New York City has always been especially vulnerable to coastal flooding and storm surge, given its 520 miles of coastline and steadily rising sea levels. But it wasn't until Hurricane Sandy lashed the U.S. Northeast on Oct. 29,...

October 29, 2014 How to Breathe New Life Into Sustainability To Build Your Brand And Business

Source: Forbes

Sustainability is a bittersweet term in that it embodies one of the most transformative forces in business today and yet at the same time its very familiarity has led to some world-weariness with the topic. Some say that is...

October 28, 2014 Chief Sustainability Officers have Expanded from Tactical Executors to Strategic Lynchpins: New Report

Source: CSRWire

SAN FRANCISCO - Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs) have expanded their responsibilities from internal program managers to strategic lynchpins who guide corporate strategy, identify product innovation opportunities, and...

October 28, 2014 Beijing Tells Its Residents to Leave Town Ahead of APEC

Source: Bloomberg

China’s desire that blue skies and traffic-free streets greet world leaders at a summit in Beijing next week -- after air pollution in the capital reached hazardous levels at least 10 days so far this month -- is prompting the...

October 28, 2014 CNN poll: Voters are angry

Source: 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 Increases

Source: 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.

October 28, 2014 U.S. CDC says returning Ebola medical workers should not be quarantined

Source: Reuters

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 Monthly

Source: 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 solved

Source: 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.

October 27, 2014 Climate Change May Cause 'Serious, Pervasive And Irreversible' Damage: Report

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 survey

Source: 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 NACD

Source: 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...

October 24, 2014 Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway’s equity portfolio loses $5 billion

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 profit

Source: 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 2030

Source: 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 Scenarios

Source: 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.

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