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March 21, 2014 Stress Test Results: Big Banks Look Healthier As 29 of 30 Pass, Zions Fails

Source: Forbes

All but one bank passed the Federal Reserve’s stress test today. The Fed said 29 of the 30 big banks that underwent the Dodd-Frank Act stress test would have enough capital on hand to endure a major economic downturn. Zions...

March 21, 2014 Americans Again Pick Environment Over Economic Growth

Source: Gallup

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans are more likely to say protection of the environment should be given priority, even at the risk of curbing economic growth. Since 2009, during the economic downturn, Americans generally prioritized...

March 21, 2014 Exxon Mobil agrees to report on climate change's effect on business model

Source: Guardian

The oil giant Exxon Mobil has agreed for the first time to report on how climate change could affect its business model, campaign groups say. The groups said on Thursday that Exxon had agreed to prepare a public report on “carbon...

March 21, 2014 EU nations agree on rules to fight tax evasion after Luxembourg falls in line

Source: Brandon Sun

BRUSSELS - European Union nations on Thursday agreed on a sweeping policy to fight tax evasion after tiny Luxembourg dropped its reservations to new rules which render its secretive banking culture more transparent. Luxembourg...

March 20, 2014 A Steady 57% in U.S. Blame Humans for Global Warming

Source: Gallup

More Americans believe increases in the Earth's temperature over the last century are due to pollution from human activities (57%) than to naturally occurring changes in the environment (40%). The balance of views on this issue...

March 20, 2014 Green Fracking? 5 Technologies for Cleaner Shale Energy

Source: National Geographic

It may seem strange to hear the words "fracking" and "environmentally friendly" in the same sentence. After all, hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in which high-pressure chemically treated water is used to crack rock formations...

March 20, 2014 Gallery: 25th anniversary of Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska

Source: Bellingham Herald

Crude oil from the tanker Exxon Valdez, top, swirls on the surface of Alaska’s Prince William Sound near Naked Island on April 9, 1989. The 987-foot tanker, carrying 53 million gallons of crude, struck Bligh Reef at 12:04 a.m. on...

March 20, 2014 U.S. natural gas unlikely to go to Europe

Source: Sacramento Bee

WASHINGTON -- European nations are begging the United States to send them natural gas to blunt dependence on Russia, but a lack of infrastructure and market realities are calling into question America’s ability to flex its new...

March 20, 2014 Team of Israeli researchers redefines approach toward sustainability

Source: The Jerusalem Post

The new project begins with the premise that world has yet to come close to achieving targets that will allow for the planet’s future protection. The key to achieving a sustainable future for Israel and the world lies in the...

March 19, 2014 Scientists Sound the Alarm on Global Warming, But Americans Sleep In

Source: Time

The evidence is overwhelming: levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are rising. Temperatures are going up. Springs are arriving earlier. Ice sheets are melting. Sea level is rising. The patterns of rainfall and drought are...

March 19, 2014 Barra apologizes for deaths tied to recalled cars

Source: SF Gate

The top executive of General Motors apologized for deaths linked to the delayed recall of 1.6 million small cars, saying the company took too long to tell owners to bring the cars in for repairs. Faced with a crisis just months...

March 19, 2014 Toyota set to pay $1 billion to settle U.S. probe

Source: MarketWatch

The deal would cap a four-year investigation with one of the largest fines ever imposed on an auto maker. It is expected to include a deferred prosecution agreement which would allow Toyota JP:7203 -0.76% TM -0.76% to...

March 19, 2014 How to deliver the "whole sustainability package" in 4 steps


The "whole sustainability package." It sounds ideal, doesn't it? It brings to mind something that allows corporate sustainability professionals to breathe a sigh of relief and sleep well at night, because they know they work for...

March 19, 2014 Inflation in U.S. Shows Little Pickup as Fed Meets: Economy

Source: Bloomberg

The cost of living in the U.S. was little changed in February, showing inflation remains well below the Federal Reserve’s goal as policy makers meet to decide on the path of interest rates. The consumer-price index increased 0.1...

March 18, 2014 Averting a National Blackout: Cybersecurity and the Critical Energy Infrastructure

Source: Forbes

For more than a decade, U.S. policymakers have contended with the issue of terror attack against critical infrastructure. Although these events are by all accounts fairly rare, the attack against Statoil’s natural gas facility at...

March 18, 2014 Climate Change Could Cause the Next Great Famine

Source: Time

A new study finds that as the planet warms, yields for important staple crops like wheat could decline sharply.

March 18, 2014 More likely to say global warming exaggerated, Gallup polling suggests

Source: The Hill

Forty-two percent of Americans believe news reports exaggerate the seriousness of global warming, while fewer people think the seriousness is generally correct or underestimated, a Gallup Inc. poll found. In the poll conducted in...

March 18, 2014 Sustainability as a Business Strategy

Source: Arkansas Business

Sustainability is more than just being green. Focusing on a sustainable business means thinking about your business’ impact on employees, the community, the economy, the supply chain and all those affected by your daily...

March 17, 2014 Fed chair Yellen faces first leadership test

Source: USA Today

New Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen faces an important test Wednesday as her first news conference coincides with an anticipated change in the central bank's guidance related to short-term interest rates.

March 17, 2014 Business leaders worry sanctions on Russia over Ukraine could disrupt world economy

Anchorage Daily News - GENEVA: With diplomatic efforts having failed to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, political and business leaders are worried that ... Russia is also major source of Ukraine;s imports, accounting for $25.6...

March 17, 2014 Greenland Ice Melt ‘Accelerating,’ Climate Change Awakens ‘Sleeping Giant’

Source: International Business News

Scientists have known for decades that Greenland’s ice sheet is melting, but they may have underestimated just how much water the second-largest ice sheet on the planet is shedding. New research indicates that a key section of...

March 17, 2014 A Model Of Sustainability - Torc Oil & Gas

Source: Seeking Alpha

When looking at the junior and intermediate Canadian oil producers, we need to see sustainability. This means measured production growth, and if the company is paying a dividend, that must be protected as well. Trouble is, many...

March 14, 2014 Business schools: 'the silent but fatal barrier to the sustainability agenda'

Source: The Guardian

Writing for Guardian Sustainable Business, Philippe Martin said: "A significant obstacle to sustainability becoming more embedded into the business school ethos is that a major mind-shift away from academic traditions is required...

March 14, 2014 Poll: Global warming no big threat to USA life

Source: USA Today

Though two-thirds of Americans believe global warming is happening or will happen during their lifetime; only about one-third see it as a serious threat to their way of life a Gallop poll shows.

March 14, 2014 Another Proposal to Repair Relations Between Boards and Investors

Source: NY Times

Increased shareholder activism, lawsuits filed by investors and continued malfeasance by financial institutions is prompting a renewed bout of introspection by some executives, board members and investors. This week, the...

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