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April 27, 2015 The Business Case for Sustainable Investing

Source: Bloomberg

The global sustainability movement has come a long way in just the last decade, evidenced in part by the ever increasing number of companies and governments actively pursuing sustainability strategies. Despite this, the massive...

April 27, 2015 BP and Shell to report 60% collapse in first-quarter profits

Source: The Guardian

BP and Shell will this week report a collapse in first-quarter profits of around 60% on the same period of 2014 underlining the financial damage being inflicted by low oil and gas prices.

April 27, 2015 More central banks meet, but ability to pilot economies in doubt

Source: Today On Line

LONDON - Most central banks have been easing policy since the start of the year and are set to do more, but it still isn't clear whether that new activism, which has pushed stock markets to record highs, will help the global...

April 27, 2015 Walmart Has Tesla Batteries Installed At 11 Locations In California — Tesla’s Commercial Ambitions Exposed?

Source: Clean Technica

With Tesla’s official unveiling of its new battery storage systems getting closer, the tension seems to be building some and speculation has been rampant, but some interesting details have certainly already come to light —...

April 24, 2015 Can this new blueprint for fossil fuel divestment stir industry to action?

Source: The Guardian

A group of energy and finance analysts has given companies targeted by the divestment movement – Chevron, ExxonMobil, BP and others – a blueprint for extricating themselves from fossil fuels.

April 24, 2015 7 Steps to Up Your Corporate Social Responsibility Game

Source: Entrepreneur

In an age when tweets about an earthquake move faster than the human experience of the tremors themselves, good global citizenship is nearly impossible to fake. I could prove this by producing charts and graphs showing how your...

April 24, 2015 Sustainability is not a buzzword. It’s the future for Canadian business

Source: Globe and Mail

In 2014, the Network for Business Sustainability assembled the leading Canadian companies committed to business sustainability and asked: What are your greatest challenges? What we learned was both surprising and exciting.

April 24, 2015 15 years after 2000 top, Nasdaq sets new record high

Source: USA Today

The Nasdaq composite is finally back to where it was 15 long years ago at the tippy-tippy top of the dot-com stock bubble. The tech- and biotech-fueled stock index closed at a new record high Thursday, finally wiping out all of...

April 23, 2015 McDonald's is getting ready to reinvent itself as a 'modern, progressive burger company'

Source: Business Insider

LOS ANGELES - As McDonald's prepares yet another plan to revive its business, company watchers have the following advice: reconnect with lower income consumers who remain faithful to the brand, improve wages and ease the...

April 23, 2015 Some Sustainability Reports are Little More than Thinly Veiled Public Relations Documents

Source: Forbes

As more companies publish sustainability reports, there is increasing value in organizations that read those report and celebrate those companies showing a truly exemplary effort to improve sustainability. The Corporate Knights...

April 23, 2015 Trader’s Arrest Raises Concerns About Market Rigging

Source: NY Times

The arrest of a little-known futures trader this week drew back the curtain on a pernicious-sounding practice that has been said to distort global financial markets.

April 23, 2015 Five Ways Humans Made The Earth Way Better Since The First Earth Day

Source: Daily Caller

It’s Earth Day again, and inevitably we are going to be bombarded with ways human activities are causing some sort of impending disaster.

April 22, 2015 U.K. speed trader arrested over role in 2010 U.S. 'flash crash'

Source: Reuters

A high-frequency trader was arrested in the United Kingdom over charges he manipulated the futures market and played a role in sparking the May 2010 "flash crash", the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.

April 22, 2015 New Delhi, India, is the world’s most polluted city


NO, it’s not a city in China as many assume. New Delhi in India takes top spot as the world’s most polluted city.

April 22, 2015 Oklahoma scientists say earthquakes linked to oil and gas work

Source: Reuters

Oklahoma geologists have documented strong links between increased seismic activity in the state and the injection into the ground of wastewater from oil and gas production, a state agency said on Tuesday.

April 22, 2015 Earth Day 2015: 20 innovators helping protect the planet

Source: Christian Science Monitor

Earth Day, on April 22, is an important opportunity to highlight solutions to some of the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. In celebratio, we're highlighting organizations and individuals producing...

April 21, 2015 California Court Rules Water Pricing Plan Violates Law

Source: NY Times

LOS ANGELES — A California appeals court dealt a setback Monday to one of the main tools drought regulators want to use to force reductions in urban water use, saying a tiered pricing plan in the Orange County city of San Juan...

April 21, 2015 Poll Shows We Need to Come Out on Climate Change

Source: Huff Post

A new poll released this week by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication reveals that Americans rarely--very rarely--hear people they know talk about climate change and surprisingly few hear about it on a weekly basis in...

April 21, 2015 Investors Who See ‘Froth’ in Market Go All In for Oil

Source: Bloomberg

As industry luminaries gather at the IHS CeraWeek Energy Conference in Houston this week to ponder the implications of $50-a-barrel crude, the money keeps piling into oil, with hedge funds, buyout firms and asset managers rushing...

April 21, 2015 'It's Our Turn To Lead': How To Engage Your Team On Earth Day

Source: Forbes

As the drumbeat of climate change gets louder and more dire, the Earth Day Network is mobilizing global leaders, businesses and citizens around the world to make meaningful commitments towards change.

April 20, 2015 Everyone freaking out about the strong dollar is ignoring 4 things

Source: Business Insider

Pundits and journalists keep referencing the supposed negative effects that the recent surge in the dollar may be having on the US real economy and economic growth.

April 20, 2015 Opinion: Earth Day 2015

Source: North

THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY of the first Earth Day provides the occasion for some measured celebration, but also a time for reevaluation and reflection. How much progress have we made here in the United States with the continuing...

April 20, 2015 US oil rig count plunges to lowest since November 2010

Source: Business Insider

This week the number of US oil rigs in use fell by 26 to 734, according to data from oil-driller Baker Hughes. This is the lowest oil-rig count total since November 2010

April 20, 2015 45 Years of Earth Day: How Environmentalism Has Evolved

Source: NBC News

On April 22, 1970, millions of people took to the streets for '60s-style demonstrations and marches, calling attention to the perilous pollution of America's land, air and water. Ten thousand flocked to the Washington Monument...

April 20, 2015 California’s New Drought Rules Would Require Cuts of Up to 36%

Source: Bloomberg

The state’s 411 urban water suppliers would have to cut use by as much as 36 percent, with those that conserved less facing tougher restrictions, the California State Water Resources Control Board said in the proposed rules...

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