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September 8, 2015 Corporate sustainability: innovation’s next port of call?

Source: Information Age

As awareness around the consequences of consuming natural resources grows, businesses must turn to innovation to overcome the mounting challenges in economic, societal and environmental sustainability

September 8, 2015 Oil falls more than 3 percent on oversupply, China equity losses

Source: Reuters

Oil fell more than 3 percent on Monday, hit by weaker Chinese equities and record North Sea crude production data that added to global oversupply concerns.

September 8, 2015 New studies deepen concerns about a climate-change ‘wild card’

Source: Washington Post

Two new studies are adding to concerns about one of the most troubling scenarios for future climate change: the possibility that global warming could slow or shut down the Atlantic’s great ocean circulation systems, with dramatic...

September 7, 2015 EDITORIAL: Each Fukushima water leak weakens faith in Japan's food safety

The Asahi Shimbun - Japanâ??s dispute with South Korea over its import restrictions on Japanese seafood imposed after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster is now going to the î??World Trade Organizationî??....

September 7, 2015 US central bank needs to quash global uncertainty about interest rate rise, Joe Hockey says

Source: ABC.Net

America's central bank needs to end the global uncertainty about whether it is about to raise interest rates for the first time since the global financial crisis, Treasurer Joe Hockey says.

September 7, 2015 European Central Bank ready to give eurozone more stimulus

Seattle Post Intelligencer - The euro fell 1 percent to $1.1118, while the î??Stoxxî?? 50 index of leading European shares added to earlier gains, rising 2.2 percent. The ECB's position contrasts with that of the U.S....

September 7, 2015 Integrated fish farming praised for sustainability 'releases significant methane emissions'


Integrated fish farming is common in aquaculture and a particular system from southern China combining silk production and aquaculture has been regarded as a prime example of multi-functional agriculture with a 'closed-loop'...

September 4, 2015 What Do Supply Chain Executives Need to Know About Sustainability?

Source: Forbes

according to the Governance and Accountability Institute, 72 percent of the companies included in The S&P 500 Index publish sustainability reports, up from just under 20 percent in 2011. There appears to be some difference...

September 4, 2015 The Stock Market Versus the Economy

Source: Huff Post

The Dow, NASDAQ, and S&P 500 all joined in, taking investors on a wild ride but rebounding to close slightly up for the week. Following successive daily drops of 587 and 206 points, the Dow rose 619 points and 369 points in the...

September 4, 2015 Global economic losses from drought to top $8 billion: report

Source: Reuters

Global economic losses from drought are likely to reach more than $8 billion in the next few months as the El Nino weather pattern intensifies, reinsurance broker Aon Benfield said on Thursday.

September 4, 2015 'ExxonMobil has its head in the sand and shareholders should be worried'

Source: The Guardian

A few days before the New York Times reported that a federal auction in the Gulf of Mexico in August drew the lowest interest since 1986 – “the clearest sign yet that the fortunes of oil companies are skidding” – I found myself...

September 3, 2015 US Bank Earnings Jumped in 7.3 Percent during Second Quarter: FDIC Says

Source: American Trade Journal

US banks’ earnings jumped by 7.3 percent in the April-June quarter as compared to the same period last year as revenues increased and the volume of secured loans that banks had to write off fell to the lowest level since before...

September 3, 2015 Global stocks enjoy relief rally ahead of ECB, but investors wary

Source: Reuters

World stocks rose on Thursday, lifted by the strong rally on Wall Street the previous day, but investors were cautious ahead of a potentially critical 24 hours that will include a European Central Bank policy meeting and the...

September 3, 2015 7 Companies Making Billions With Sustainability

Source: The Street

NEW YORK -- The "Green Giants" are companies that make $1 billion or more in annual revenue from products or services with sustainability or social good at their core.

September 3, 2015 Three trillion trees on Earth - new study suggests - text/video

Source: BBC

There are about three trillion trees on Earth, according to a new estimate – eight times higher than previous estimates

September 2, 2015 Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say

Source: The Independent

Climate scientists are predicting that 2015 will be the hottest year on record “by a mile”, with the increase in worldwide average temperatures dramatically undermining the idea that global warming has stopped – as some...

September 2, 2015 China passes new pollution law, sets sights on coal consumption cap

Source: Reuters

Legislators have approved amendments to China’s 15-year-old air pollution law that grant the state new powers to punish offenders and create a legal framework to cap coal consumption, the Asian giant’s biggest source of smog

September 2, 2015 General Assembly hands over draft global sustainability agenda to UN Member States

Source: UN News Centre

The United Nations General Assembly today approved a resolution sending the draft ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ to Member States for adoption later this month, bringing the international community “to the cusp of...

September 2, 2015 Banks to face €61.5bn hit from new accounting rules, says report


New accounting rules could force Europe's top banks to recognise an extra €61.5bn in loan losses, new analysis shows, as a major UK pensions group has warned that bank accounting is not fit for purpose.

September 1, 2015 Wall St. falls hard as weak China data stokes fears

Source: Reuters

Wall Street slumped more than 2 percent on Tuesday, pushing all three major U.S. indexes into losses for the year after weak data from China added to fears that a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy will constrain...

September 1, 2015 Climate change brings cyclone(hurricane) risk to Persian Gulf - study

Source: Yahoo/Reuters

BONN, Germany - Climate change is bringing small risks that tropical cyclones will form in the Persian Gulf for the first time, in a threat to cities such as Dubai or Doha which are unprepared for big storm surges, a U.S. study...

September 1, 2015 OPEC ready to talk amid falling oil prices

Source: USA Today

OPEC "stands ready to talk to all other producers," the oil cartel writes in its monthly OPEC Bulletin. "But this has to be a level playing field. OPEC will protect its own interests."

September 1, 2015 Effective Sustainability Reporting Can Make Good Businesses Great

Source: Environmental Leader

Companies that are identified as socially responsible and have clearly defined missions become “great” business, according to an article in Harvard Business Review. EHS Insight provides an overview of the internal and external...

September 1, 2015 Fiat Chrysler CEO Marchionne expresses urge to merge with GM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne said in an interview with Automotive News published on Monday that General Motors should stop ignoring the financial benefits of a merger of the two automotive giants.

August 31, 2015 3 reasons markets lost faith in China’s economy, at a glance

Source: Washington Post

For decades, Chinese economic policymakers have drawn praise for keeping their economy growing strongly through turbulence, such as the Asian financial crisis of 1997-1998 and the worldwide financial tumult of 2008. But investors...

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