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January 18, 2016 A world divided: Elites descend on Swiss Alps amid rising inequality

Source: Reuters

Politicians and business leaders gathering in the Swiss Alps this week face an increasingly divided world, with the poor falling further behind the super-rich and political fissures in the United States, Europe and the Middle...

January 18, 2016 Davos Meeting Preview 2016: What To Watch For At World Economic Forum In Switzerland

Source: International Business Times

With the World Economic Forum set to begin Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland, world leaders, business tycoons and journalists have already begun flocking to the snow-capped resort town in the Swiss Alps in preparation for the...

January 15, 2016 Why clean energy is now expanding even when fossil fuels are cheap

Source: Washington Post

In a new analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance finds that 2015 was a record year for global investment in the clean energy space, with $ 329 billion invested in wind, solar panels, biomass plants and more around the world. (The...

January 15, 2016 4 sustainable packaging drivers in 2016

Source: Packaging Digest

In an increasingly sustainability driven world, packaging experts and consumer products companies alike are learning that a focus on “green” is quickly becoming a necessity in today’s product environment. On the heels of COP21,...

January 15, 2016 Exclusive: Saudi Arabia plans new sovereign wealth fund - sources

Source: Reuters

Saudi Arabia plans to create a new sovereign fund to manage part of its oil wealth and diversify its investments, and has asked investment banks and consultancies to submit proposals for the project, according to people familiar...

January 14, 2016 3BL Media and Governance & Accountability Institute Announce Partnership to Improve Distribution and Benchmarking of Corporate Sustainability Reports

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute

3BL Media and Governance & Accountability Institute (G&A Institute) announced today a data analysis and distribution partnership to increase awareness of corporate sustainability reporting, and to better enable companies to...[more]

January 14, 2016 Sustainability Mythbusters: Is Reducing Product Energy Use Always the Best Solution?

Source: Sustainable Brands

It's easy to use 'common sense' and make assumptions in sustainability, but does that get you the results you want? As a science-based method, LCA is an excellent tool to bust the myths that surround sustainability. In this...

January 14, 2016 Danger ahead: migration, climate top risks for Davos leaders

Source: Reuters

We live in an increasingly dangerous world, with political, economic and environmental threats piling up, according to experts polled by the World Economic Forum.

January 14, 2016 U.S. Economy Expands Even as Wages Stay Flat, Beige Book Says

The U.S. economy expanded across most of the country in the past six weeks as the job market showed strength that’s failing to stoke broad wage pressures, a Federal Reserve survey showed

January 14, 2016 Global Warming Could Stave Off Next Ice Age For 100,000 Years

Source: NBC

OSLO — Global warming is likely to disrupt a natural cycle of ice ages and contribute to delaying the onset of the next big freeze until about 100,000 years from now, scientists said on Wednesday.

January 13, 2016 Scientists just found an unexpected factor that could be driving Greenland’s ice loss

Source: Washington Post

While changes in air temperature, water temperature and precipitation are known to influence melting events on the ice sheet, a new study has identified another, perhaps less obvious culprit: clouds.

January 13, 2016 Oil rises for first time in eight days on China, U.S. stock draw

Source: Reuters

Oil prices rose for the first time in eight days on Wednesday as positive Chinese trade data and an unexpected draw in weekly U.S. crude oil inventories gave investors reasons to buy crude futures.

January 13, 2016 US solar industry now employs more workers than oil and gas, says report

Source: The Guardian

The US solar industry now employs more workers than oil and gas, a new report from the Solar Foundation claims, with most of the jobs in power panel installation.

January 13, 2016 University of Kentucky Earns a STARS Silver Rating for Leadership in Sustainability

Source: UKY Edu

The University of Kentucky has earned a STARS Silver Rating in recognition of its sustainability efforts from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

January 12, 2016 Not likely enough new data for first quarter rate hike: Fed's Lockhart

Source: Reuters

There may not be enough fresh data on inflation to support a second U.S. interest rate increase in January or March, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart said on Monday in comments that help give shape to the...

January 12, 2016 Giant icebergs are slowing climate change, research reveals

Source: The Guardian

Giant melting icebergs may be a symbol of climate change but new research has revealed that the plumes of nutrient-rich waters they leave in their wake lead to millions of tonnes of carbon being trapped each year

January 12, 2016 Sustainability Reporting Trends in North America

Source: CSRWire

The latest CSE research focuses on the sustainability reporting trends of companies and organizations in North America, on the use of specific reporting standards and guidelines, and on the external assurance practices mostly...

January 12, 2016 The five ethical stories that will define the next decade

Source: The Guardian

From the use of antibiotics in farming to China’s environmental tipping point – a look at the issues that could define the next ten years

January 11, 2016 Why climate change is an ethical problem

Source: Washington Post

Climate change presents a severe ethical challenge, forcing us to confront difficult questions as individual moral agents, and even more so as members of larger political systems. It is genuinely global and seriously...

January 11, 2016 Does Sustainability Reporting Make a Difference?

Source: Sourceable

In Australia, 97 per cent of all ASX100 companies and 87 per cent of ASX200 companies now report annually on sustainability, according to the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors.

January 11, 2016 There Is a Language of Sustainability... But Is it English?

Source: Huff Post

"The limits of my language, means the limits of my world" said philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, our perceptions of the world are therefore constrained by the words we use. In the context of our challenges around sustainability...

January 11, 2016 Gas prices could drop toward $1 a gallon

Source: USA Today

In some gas stations around the country, the price of a gallon of regular has dropped below $1.42. AAA and GasBuddy, two organizations that follow gasoline prices, say that gasoline prices below $2 will not be unusual in most of...

January 11, 2016 China claims it has a ‘stable and healthy’ financial system

Source: Financial Times

China's financial system is “largely stable and healthy,” the country's foreign exchange regulator said at the weekend in an effort to reassure global markets as investors braced for a possible resumption of last week's market...

January 10, 2016 Sustainability Is Not a Zero-Sum Game

Source: US News

Ever since Adam Smith wrote "The Wealth of Nations" in 1776, politicians and economists have debated why some countries prosper while others remain poor. Recently, the debate has become even more heated, as national leaders...

January 8, 2016 NOAA Says 2015 Was Second Hottest Year On Record In U.S.

Source: Huff Post

WASHINGTON - Last year was the second hottest on record in the contiguous United States, and included 10 major weather and climate events, such as droughts and storms, that each led to over $1 billion in damages, the National...

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