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June 7, 2016 Top brands failing on cotton sustainability

Source: WWF

The majority of international companies using most cotton globally are failing to deliver on cotton sustainability according to new independent research published today by Pesticide Action Network (PAN) UK, Solidaridad and WWF.

June 6, 2016 Supply Chain Visibility Critical for Seeing the True Cost, Sustainability of Our Products

Source: Sustainable Brands

As Sustainable Brands marks its 10th anniversary, many of us find ourselves in a reflective mood. We can recall the decade’s pivotal milestones like they were yesterday as we also consider the challenges that lie ahead.

June 6, 2016 Environmental crime growing at “alarming pace” – police body

Source: Reuters

Criminal gangs are plundering the Earth’s natural resources faster than previously thought, with the value of environmental crimes estimated to be as high as $258 billion annually, U.N. and police officials said on Saturday.

June 6, 2016 Lew says excess capacity 'corrosive' for China growth

Source: Street Insider

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's excess industrial capacity will have a "corrosive" impact on its future growth and efficiency unless it is reduced, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Sunday, adding that it was also causing...

June 6, 2016 Blue Cross insurer sues Feds over risk corridor payments; wants $130 million

Source: HealthCare Finance

Another insurer is suing the federal government to recover risk corridor payments it says it is owed under the Affordable Care Act

June 3, 2016 The true cost of Zika in the U.S. could be staggering

Source: CBS News

The warning signs are already here. The first "Zika baby" born in the continental U.S. at a Hackensack, New Jersey, hospital was diagnosed with a deformed head, and 1,500 more known Zika pregnancies are still to come.

June 3, 2016 UK’s Cameron says leaving EU would be ‘economic self-harm’

Source: Washington Post

LONDON — Leaving the European Union would be an act of “economic self-harm,” British Prime Minister David Cameron said during a televised grilling that saw him challenged on the emotive topic of immigration and accused of...

June 3, 2016 BP Will Pay $175M To Settle Shareholder Lawsuit Over Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Source: Fortune

BP agreed on Thursday to pay $175 million to shareholders who brought a class-action lawsuit that accused the oil company of misleading them by understating the severity of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

June 3, 2016 The Cocoa Industry’s Road to Sustainability

Source: Triple Pundit

Although the growth in demand for cocoa beans has slowed to around 0.5 percent to 1 percent a year from 2-3 percent in 2014, it’s a fact that the number of affluent middle-class consumers who enjoy cocoa and chocolate products...

June 2, 2016 Saudis pledge not to shock oil markets as OPEC clash looms

Source: Reuters

Saudi Arabia promised on Thursday not to shock the oil markets as OPEC headed into a heated debate about production policy, with Iran insisting on the right to raise output steeply.

June 2, 2016 Business-Driven Sustainability Will Change the World

Source: Huff Post

With more than 80% of S&P 500 companies now issuing a corporate social responsibility (CSR) or sustainability report (according to the Governance & Accountability Institute), sustainability is becoming business mainstream.

June 2, 2016 Options Show Euro Support Likely to Survive ECB Meeting: Analysis

Currency option gauges suggest the lower band of euro-dollar’s recent elevated range at 1.1058-1.1616 may remain intact after the European Central Bank rate decision and President Mario Draghi’s press conference later today,...

June 2, 2016 Fed records show dozens of cybersecurity breaches

Source: Reuters

The U.S. Federal Reserve detected more than 50 cyber breaches between 2011 and 2015, with several incidents described internally as "espionage," according to Fed records

June 2, 2016 Consumers want to know: What does sustainability really mean?

Source: GreenBiz

Consumers are also confused when they see and hear corporate sustainability communications that are generic and uncompelling, or misleading and incomplete.

June 1, 2016 Extreme weather increasing level of toxins in food, scientists warn

Source: Reuters

A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says that crops such as wheat and maize are generating more potential toxins as a reaction to protect themselves from extreme weather

June 1, 2016 Is the future of business a company without workers, managers, or a CEO?

Source: Quartz

These days, it’s hardly surprising to hear that a hot new startup has received gobs of money from eager investors. But a new company called the DAO (short for “decentralized autonomous organization”) is not your average startup.

June 1, 2016 Like to get more bang for your sustainability-boosting buck? Here's how.


Now, researchers at the University of Minnesota and University of Michigan have developed a method for assessing and comparing the various costs and benefits of green products—making it possible for purchasers to get the most...

June 1, 2016 'How modern slavery is destroying the environment'

Source: CNN

We all know that transportation contributes to climate change. Cars, buses, airplanes, all the different ways we move around powered by fossil fuels, push CO2 into the air.

May 31, 2016 Uncharted waters: Restoring a deep Gulf fouled by the BP spill

Source: Houston Chronicle

NEW ORLEANS - Far offshore and a mile deep in the dark world below the Gulf of Mexico's gleaming surface, the catastrophic BP oil spill of 2010 did untold damage on the ocean floor. But scientists are unsure they can do much to...

May 31, 2016 UN Resolutions passed on Sustainability Agenda and Paris Climate Agreement

Source: ETN News

The world's environment ministers, gathered at the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) in Nairobi on late Friday, passed far reaching decisions on issues such as marine litter, the illegal trade in...

May 31, 2016 Obamacare Is Failing -- on Purpose?

Source: Forbes

Obamacare’s exchanges could soon be out of health insurers. This month, UnitedHealth – the largest U.S. insurer — announced that it would no longer sell exchange plans in New Jersey in 2017.

May 31, 2016 Volkswagen Emissions Cheating Hits Profit at Biggest Brand

Source: Bloomberg

Profit at Volkswagen AG’s namesake brand crumbled 86 percent in the first quarter, highlighting the challenge the carmaker faces in emerging from the nearly nine-month-old emissions cheating scandal.

May 27, 2016 What Is Memorial Day? The History Behind This Holiday Is So Important

Source: Bustle

It is about honoring all the brave individuals who have lost their lives while serving in the military. This holiday is centuries old, and in the midst of hitting the open road with friends and partying on the beach, you should...

May 27, 2016 The Sustainability Imperative

Source: National Real Estate Investor

The concept of green buildings has come a long way, from vague ideas of changing out lightbulbs to a corporate imperative, one that transcends energy efficiency to embrace health and wellness.

May 27, 2016 North Korea Linked to Digital Attacks on Global Banks

Source: NY Times

Security researchers have tied the recent spate of digital breaches on Asian banks to North Korea, in what they say appears to be the first known case of a nation using digital attacks for financial gain.

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