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October 22, 2015 China's Rise: Rhetoric and Reality

Source: Huff Post

Chinese leaders consistently express a commitment to a "new model of major country relations" based on three pillars of non-confrontation, mutual respect, and win-win cooperation. However, over the past five years, the first...

October 22, 2015 Farmers Are Embracing Sustainability -- You Just Aren't Hearing About It

Source: Huff Post

When farmers make the news in relation to climate issues like droughts, floods or extreme heat, they are often described in opposition to both environmentalists and, sometimes, scientists alike.

October 22, 2015 Drug maker Valeant plunges as report alleges Enron-like fraud

Source: CNN Money

Shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals tumbled on Wednesday after a research firm accused the drug company of massive fraud similar to what doomed Enron

October 22, 2015 Sweeping study claims that rising temperatures will sharply cut economic productivity

Source: Washington Post

In a sweeping new study published Wednesday in Nature, a team of researchers say there is a strong relationship between a region’s average temperature and its economic productivity — adding another potential cost to a warming...

October 21, 2015 UN Sustainable Development Goals: Good For Business

Source: Forbes

Businesses today are expected to be part of the solution to our world’s greatest challenges – from climate and water crises, to inequality and poverty – as captured in the Sustainable Development Goals

October 21, 2015 UT Energy Poll: Three-quarters of Americans now believe climate change is real


WASHINGTON — Three out of every four Americans believe climate change is occurring, according to a University of Texas survey released Tuesday that documents the country’s rapidly evolving views on the issue.

October 21, 2015 Why Having Diversity On Your Board Matters

Source: Forbes

Choosing a board of directors may be one of the most important steps a startup’s CEO will ever take. You may wake up at night wondering, “Will I end up being led astray and selling my $60 million company for $500,000, like Kevin...

October 21, 2015 Growth currencies weaken after Chinese stocks fall sharply

Source: Reuters

Commodity-linked currencies like the Australian and New Zealand dollars fell on Wednesday as Chinese stocks slid, while trade data from Japan raised the specter of a recession enveloping the world's third-largest economy

October 21, 2015 Saudis Risk Draining Financial Assets in 5 Years, IMF Says

Source: Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia may run out of financial assets needed to support spending within five years amid the drop in oil prices if the government maintains current policies, the International Monetary Fund said, underscoring the need of...

October 20, 2015 Bentley on Bloomberg: Four Reasons Why Teaching Sustainability Matters to Our Economic Future


Sustainability is no longer just about “being green” and “saving the environment,” but creating economic and social change that will benefit society and business’ bottom line.

October 20, 2015 Walmart, McDonald’s and 79 Others Commit to Fight Global Warming

Source: Time

consortium of more than 80 American companies including Walmart, Alcoa and Coca-Cola have agreed to a White House-led plan to combat climate change, the Obama administration said Monday, as the president ramps up his climate plan

October 20, 2015 How To Reform Executive Pay

Source: Huff Post

Executive pay is a high-profile topic which almost everyone has an opinion about, and many believe the entire system is broken. But despite being well-intentioned, many suggested reforms may not be targeting the elements of pay...

October 20, 2015 Business ethics: The spare wheel in the auto industry?

Source: Investment Week

The Volkswagen scandal is another painful reminder for investors of the widespread breakdown in business ethics and probity. Indeed, Volkswagen's controversy is merely one of many breaches in the auto sector with record fines for...

October 20, 2015 Sustainability Requires Technology, Ethics and Political Will

Source: Huff Post

We need a mature, realistic dialogue and a sophisticated partnership between the public and private sectors to make the transition to a sustainable, renewable economy. I believe there is plenty of political space to develop a...

October 19, 2015 China's Premier Li calls for ongoing financial reform, as economy slows

Source: Reuters

China's Premier Li Keqiang has called for continued reform of the country's financial system, while admitting the government faces significant obstacles to achieving its economic targets.

October 19, 2015 Here's What the G-20 Nations are Pledging on Climate Change

Source: Bloomberg

As of Friday, 119 submissions were on the website of the UN body overseeing the talks that involve more than 190 nations intending to seal the deal in Paris in December. Those pledges cover 146 countries, because they include a...

October 19, 2015 The path to sustainability runs through politics

Source: Chronicle Journal

Welcome to the federal election edition of Sustainability Matters. As you head out to the polls today, know that as far as sustainability is concerned, it doesn’t matter whom you vote for.

October 17, 2015 VW Sustainability Reports May Have Hinted at Problems


Research suggests there may have been hints of the still-unfolding diesel emissions scandal at Volkswagen AG hidden in corporate sustainability reports.

October 16, 2015 A Shared Vision for Sustainability

Source: The Current

They’re smaller, cheaper and more efficient. They lend themselves well to the diversification of energy sources as well the easy integration of renewables. They’re known as microgrids, and they are increasingly being seen as the...

October 16, 2015 World shares rise to two-month highs after U.S. data

Source: Reuters

Europe extended a global share market rebound on Friday, following Asian and U.S. stock indexes higher after better U.S. data helped allay fears about global growth and sent world stocks to two-month highs.

October 16, 2015 Can Nations Reach a Strong Agreement at COP 21?

Source: Reuters

Scientists agree: we need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions drastically in the next decade if we are to avoid the worst ravages of climate change. World governments agree: the way to do that is to forge a global agreement at...

October 16, 2015 Here are the five dumbest excuses for a bad quarter

Source: Fortune

Netflix missed subscriber growth projections in its latest quarterly earnings report, and has blamed the transition to chip-based credit and debit cards for its bad quarter.

October 15, 2015 Americans’ Denial of Climate Change Hits Record Low, Survey Finds

Source: Time

Only 16% of Americans believe there is not enough evidence to prove global climate change is real, the lowest percentage since a survey began asking the question in 2008.

October 15, 2015 Wall St. declines as Wal-Mart's weak forecast drags on retailers

Source: Reuters

U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday as Wal-Mart skidded after issuing a weak profit forecast, dragging down other big retailers, and as JPMorgan slipped after disappointing results.

October 15, 2015 Meet 5 Companies Making Sustainability Sexy

Source: Triple Pundit

When you talk to people about sustainability, do their eyes glaze over? Do they fall silent and listen to you ramble on … their mind wandering and wondering when you’re going to shut up?

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