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November 2, 2015 So how’s the American middle class, really?
The old image of the “middle class” as an aspirational state of being – upward mobility coupled with a measure of financial stability – hasn’t disappeared. But it’s under stress as much as at any time in the postwar era. Fewer...
November 2, 2015 Global response ‘keeps door open’ to limit temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius: UNSource: eco-business
An unprecedented worldwide effort is underway to combat climate change, building confidence that nations can cost effectively meet their stated objective of keeping global temperature rise to under 2 degrees Celsius, the United...
October 30, 2015 Making The Legal Case Against Exxon MobilSource: Seeking Alpha
The story regarding the alleged cover up of scientific data by Exxon (NYSE:XOM) executives first began to get attention when The Guardian ran a July article looking at numerous internal Exxon emails. Since then, the story has...
October 30, 2015 Everyone’s favorite climate change fixSource: The Guardian
Economists, officials, and executives across the globe are increasingly united around using carbon pricing to stem the rise of greenhouse gas emissions. Can it work?
October 30, 2015 Report: Measuring sustainability through a corporate lensSource: GreenBiz
Companies today are experiencing greater integration of sustainability into the business, due in part to increased buy-in from leaders regarding the benefits of sustainability."
October 30, 2015 Strong sustainability track record can account for 11% of a company's value - reportSource: The Guardian
How much is a good reputation worth? Volkswagen recently demonstrated the cost of a bad one: in the two days after its emissions scandal broke, its share price plummeted, wiping out almost almost $28bn in market value. On...
October 29, 2015 Fed puts December rate hike firmly on the agendaSource: Reuters
The U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and in a direct reference to its next policy meeting put a December rate hike firmly in play.
October 29, 2015 House passes budget deal, Senate expected to act this weekSource: Washington Post
Congress on Wednesday moved a step closer to clearing a bipartisan budget deal that would boost spending for domestic and defense programs over two years while suspending the debt limit into 2017.
Source: The Age (AU)
Is freshwater supply more dependent on good governance than geography? Scientists have analysed 19 different characteristics critical to water supply management in 119 low per capita income countries and found that vulnerability...
October 28, 2015 Earthquake risk analysis shows U.S. nuclear plants safe: NRCSource: Reuters
Nuclear power plants in the United States are safe to continue operating but need to conduct an in-depth analysis where appropriate, as far as earthquake hazards are concerned, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on...
Source: NY Times
FRANKFURT — Volkswagen said on Wednesday that it had a net loss of $1.84 billion in the third quarter, its first quarterly decline in more than a decade, as it set aside a huge sum to help cover the expected damage from the...
October 28, 2015 How sustainability should shape the American dietSource: MSNBC
The World Health Organization’s somewhat startling finding this week, that processed meats can be carcinogenic, has suddenly brought national dietary policy into sharp focus. Although the headline is an unsettling one, it is...
October 27, 2015 Charting the Markets: The Two-Day Fed Meeting Looms LargeSource: Bloomberg
The Federal Reserve kicks off its two-day meeting on interest rates Tuesday. It's more a case of the message policymakers convey than what they do, with the cost of borrowing forecast to stay at a record low. Put simply, there's...
October 27, 2015 28 Predictions for the Future of SustainabilitySource: Bentley University
Where is the environmental sustainability movement headed? Experts offer their options
October 27, 2015 White House and Republican leaders reach budget dealSource: LA Times
The White House and congressional Republican leaders reached a budget agreement late Monday that would resolve the stalemate over paying for federal programs and could end the threat of another government shutdown for the rest of...
October 27, 2015 Report predicts temperatures too hot for humans in Persian GulfSource: Boston Globe
WASHINGTON — Rising global temperatures could push the sun-baked cities of the Persian Gulf across a threshold unknown since the start of civilization: the first to experience temperatures that are literally too hot for human...
Source: Triple Pundit
Sustainable Brands’ recent New Metrics ’15 conference in Boston included a plethora of experts from around the world lauding new methods to measure environmental, social and governance (ESG) impacts of their companies. The...
October 26, 2015 Yellen, consensus-builder, needs to send strong signal at Fed meetSource: Reuters
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, praised as an adept listener and consensus builder, may need to adopt a stronger tone at this week's policy meeting if she expects to keep a December interest rate rise in play.
October 26, 2015 China's Leaders Shift From Short-Term Stimulus to Five-Year PlanSource: Bloomberg
China’s leaders gathering in Beijing this week to formulate the 13th five-year plan confront an era of sub-7 percent economic growth for the first time since Deng Xiaoping opened the nation to the outside world in the late 1970s.
Los Angeles — In the middle of the worst drought in state history, a group of California lawmakers have headed Down Under. The reason is simple: Australia, over the course of its own 12-year drought, has become a showcase of what...
October 23, 2015 Paris climate summit will hinge on climate aid: poor nationsSource: Reuters
More funds to help poor nations cope with climate change will be the make-or-break issue when a Paris summit seeks a U.N. deal in December to slow global warming, the main group of developing nations said on Thursday.
An environmental protection bureau in northwest China said police temporarily detained an executive at a Coca-Cola Co bottling facility in Gansu province after it found the facility had falsified pollution data.
October 23, 2015 How to set sustainability goals amidst changeSource: Green Biz
Google "2020 sustainability goals" and you’re likely to turn up a Who’s Who of U.S. companies and a lengthy roster of targets and commitments.
October 23, 2015 ESG Investing Is Thriving In Europe And The United StatesSource: Seeking Alpha
ESG (environmental, social, and governance)-themed and SRI (socially responsible investing) movements continue to trend upward in the United States and Europe and subsequently they put more pressure on corporate boards and...
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