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Calpers, the largest American public pension fund, and nearly 60 other institutional investors will ask the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday to require oil and natural gas companies to publish detailed analysis...
April 17, 2015 Lawmakers Clear Path for "Fast Track" Trade Deal Face-OffSource: NBC News
The leaders of congressional tax-committees in both chambers agreed to legislation Thursday to grant President Barack Obama "fast track" authority to negotiate on a sweeping, multinational trade deal.
April 17, 2015 IMF's Lagarde To Greece; Pay Us Or ElseSource: Forbes
It’s long been true that welshing on debts to the International Monetary fund is just something that a civilised country just doesn’t do. Thus there’s little surprise when Christine Lagarde, the head of the IMF , points out to...
Though he’d always been the outdoorsy sort, racing sailboats as a teen on the Great Lakes not far from his native Detroit, Adam Lowry remembers being bitten by the sustainability bug during an ecology lecture as a Stanford...
LONDON – There will be enough water to produce food for 10 billion people in 2050, but over-consumption and the impact of climate change threaten food security and water supplies in many regions, the U.N. Food and Agriculture...
In my conversations with sustainability leaders throughout the years, I’ve heard varying views on what works to engage others — whether it be employees, CEOs, shareholders or your neighbor — in a productive exchange about how to...
April 16, 2015 California drought renews thirst for desalination plantsSource: Reuters
California’s 3-year-old drought has thrust seawater desalination into the spotlight as San Diego County, Santa Barbara and other cities push ahead with treatment plants that will soon turn the Pacific Ocean into a source of...
April 16, 2015 Oil surges after lower than expected U.S. inventory riseSource: Reuters
Oil prices rallied and U.S. crude jumped nearly 6 percent to a 2015 peak on Wednesday after government data showed crude oil inventories in the United States rose less than expected last week.
April 15, 2015 U.S. Seen Becoming Net Energy Exporter on Shale OutputSource: Bloomberg
The U.S. government said for the first time that the nation will become a net energy exporter within 15 years as the shale boom bolsters crude oil production.
Source: Tech Times
The droughts afflicting states in the Western U.S., as well as a general drying out that began with the turn of this century, has its roots even further west — in the winds of the Pacific Ocean, researchers say.
April 15, 2015 Shhh! Don't Tell Institutional Investors, but Sustainability Drives Returns in Real AssetsSource: Huff Post
Dave Chen and his team at Equilibrium Capital in Portland, Ore., don't generally pitch pension funds and other institutional investors on the firm's thesis that environmentally and socially beneficial practices can drive...
April 15, 2015 US retail sales rebound, post largest gain in a yearSource: The Business News
US retail sales rose in March for the first time since late last year as consumers bought automobiles and other goods, bolstering views that a sharp slowdown in economic growth in the first quarter was temporary
April 15, 2015 IMF says currency shifts support global economic growthSource: Reuters
Recent shifts in exchange rates should help the global economy, boosting Japan and Europe in particular, amid increasing divergence in the growth paths of the world's major economies, the International Monetary Fund said on...
April 15, 2015 Fed Beige Book: Economy still growing but slowlySource: USA Today
The economy continued to grow at a stubbornly slow pace in late winter, with significant drag from layoffs in the oil patch, according to the Federal Reserve's Beige book, an anecdotal roundup of business conditions at the 12 Fed...
April 14, 2015 Making sustainability part of the businessSource: Harvard Gazette
Some people see climate change as a distant threat whose severest impacts won’t be felt for decades. But the head of one of the world’s largest consumer products companies says it’s here now, and it’s hurting business.
Source: Huff Post
WASHINGTON (AP) — A week shy of the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration proposed new regulations Monday aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring...
April 14, 2015 China to surpass U.S. as top cause of modern global warmingSource: Reuters
China is poised to overtake the United States as the main cause of man-made global warming since 1990, the benchmark year for U.N.-led action, in a historic shift that may raise pressure on Beijing to act.
In response to the ongoing drought, California Governor Jerry Brown has set limits on urban water use—ordering cuts of as much as 25 percent. Cities across the state will stop watering highway median strips and rip up grass in...
April 13, 2015 5 ways to boost sustainability's value proposition for CFOsSource: GreenBiz
Until very recently, most CFOs viewed sustainability as someone else’s job — a matter of compliance or philanthropy unrelated to the pressing concerns that typically keep financial executives up at night.
As the drought in California enters a fourth year, consumers across the country could pay the price at the supermarket. Bloomberg's Tom Randall explains.
There’s an interesting piece over at Business Insider looking at when (not really “if” any more) the Federal Reserve is going to raise interest rates. It appears well informed, a good argument, has nice charts, what’s not to...
April 13, 2015 U.S. Pump Prices Fall With Refiners Running at Decade HighSource: Bloomberg
Retail gasoline prices declined for a second time since a March peak in the Lundberg Survey as U.S. refineries ran at the highest seasonal rates in a decade.
April 13, 2015 How Much Americans Really Pay in TaxesSource: Bloomberg
A new report from the U.S. Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation shows that looking only at income taxes misses most of what we pay to the federal government each year.
China’s steel and metals markets, a barometer of the world’s second-biggest economy, are “a lot worse than you think,” according to a Bloomberg Intelligence analyst who just completed a tour of the country.
April 10, 2015 What's Causing Weird Weather? Blame a 'Warm Blob' of WaterSource: NBC News
What's behind the weirdly warm and dry weather in the West, and the weirdly wet and cold weather in the East? Two studies point to a huge "warm blob" of water that's been lurking off the U.S. West Coast. The long-lived patch,...
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