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April 21, 2016 Obama urges 'blood brother' Britain not to leave the EU

Source: Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama made an impassioned appeal on Friday for Britain to remain in the European Union, saying membership had magnified Britain's place in the world and made the bloc stronger and more outward looking.

April 20, 2016 Corporate sustainability should be core strategy, requires paths unique to each business

Source: Science Daily

In an effort to qualify the process of investing in corporate sustainability, researchers examined two major international apparel brands, Nike and Adidas, to determine the paths taken to reach corporate sustainability. They...

April 20, 2016 Japan's Mitsubishi Motors Finds Falsified Fuel Mileage Tests

Source: NY Times

TOKYO — Mitsubishi Motors Corp., the Japanese automaker tarnished by a massive recall-cover-up 15 years ago, owned up to another scandal Wednesday, saying employees had intentionally falsified fuel mileage test data for several...

April 20, 2016 Criminal Charges To Be Filed In Flint Water Crisis, Reports Say

Source: NPR

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is to announce on Wednesday criminal charges as a result of an investigation into the lead-contaminated water case in Flint, published reports say.

April 20, 2016 Coal's demise threatens Appalachian miners, companies as production moves West

Source: USA Today

The crushing forces prevailing against the U.S. coal industry have triggered an unprecedented shakeout, sparking bankruptcies of the industry’s biggest players — such as last week's collapse of Peabody Energy — and battering jobs...

April 19, 2016 The global oil deal that never came to be

Source: Reuters

Eighteen countries were gathering in the Qatari capital of Doha to rubber-stamp the first joint agreement between major OPEC and non-OPEC nations in 15 years, tackling a huge global glut after flooding the market for two years.

April 19, 2016 Can Brexit Campaigners Actually Change Britons' Minds?

Source: NewsWeek

The authoritative EU Referendum Poll of Polls, compiled by Professor John Curtice, shows remarkably little movement in aggregate public opinion. The race is too close to call, with the Remain side slightly in the lead in...

April 19, 2016 Former Treasury officials to Lew: Scrap inversion rules

Source: The Hill

A group of former Treasury Department officials are urging Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to rethink new rules cracking down on corporate inversions.

April 19, 2016 Rutgers / G&A CSR Certificate Update: Eric Fernald of MSCI, and Peter Roselle of Morgan Stanley

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.

What is the ROI on Sustainability Led by Eric Fernald of MSCI, and Peter Roselle From Morgan Stanley Joins Louis Coppola as Co-Presenter for The Interactive Materiality Workshop (IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration Deadline Approaching...[more]

April 19, 2016 Stocks jump, led by energy firms; S&P 500 reaches highest level in a year

Source: Reuters

Energy companies led a broad rally in U.S. stocks Monday as investors shrugged off another slide in crude oil prices

April 18, 2016 Doha Deadlock: Oil Producers Meeting Collapses In Predictable Disagreement

Source: Forbes

A meeting of ministers from the world’s largest oil producing countries ended in Doha, Qatar without an agreement on how to tackle chronic oversupply, as Saudi Arabia and Iran refused to budge from their respective positions of...

April 18, 2016 This May Mark the Beginning of the End for Obamacare

Source: My San Antonio

The Affordable Care Act, which you likely know better as Obamacare, should really come with a whiplash warning, because it's been a roller coaster ride since it was fully implemented on Jan. 1, 2014.

April 18, 2016 The Big and Small Questions of Sustainability

Source: Bucknell University

At the fourth annual Sustainability Symposium at Bucknell University, students, faculty and staff examined sustainability globally and locally.

April 18, 2016 Zika in the US: ‘Threat of local outbreak likely’, according to Fauci

Source: OutBreak News

“Well, it is likely we will have what’s called a local outbreak. Right now we have in continental USA we have over 350 imported cases, namely people who have traveled to a region, gotten infected and came back. The concern is,...

April 15, 2016 Paris climate deal on target, two years ahead of schedule

Source: CS Monitor

The global deal reached at the Paris climate conference of December 2015 could come into force two years ahead of schedule, according to comments Monday by Christiana Figueres, the United Nations' climate chief

April 15, 2016 Modern Brands Tell Their Sustainability Stories

Source: Huff Post

Where should today’s modern brands be investing to gain tomorrow’s competitive edge? In sustainability. More specifically, in their own sustainability story.

April 15, 2016 The Cost of Corporate Tax Avoidance

Source: The Atlantic

World leaders, celebrities, and even soccer players, a leak from the law firm Mossack Fonseca recently revealed, are fond of using shell companies to avoid paying taxes. While as of yet, few high-profile American names have been...

April 15, 2016 NYC launches Earth Day 2016 events in Union Square

Source: Metro

Green is the theme as this year’s Earth Day celebration kicks-off in Union Square on Sunday with dozens of environmental organizations, green businesses, interactive exhibits, kids' activities, and live performances.

April 14, 2016 US banks not prepared for another financial crisis, say federal regulators

Source: The Guardian

Some of the US’s biggest banks still lack a proper plan for bankruptcy, in the event of another major financial crisis, US regulators said on Wednesday.

April 14, 2016 Earth Day – 2016: Ideas for a healthier Earth

Source: Science Blog

Earth Day: More than just a day for planet recognition. It is, as well, a day where active and purposeful participation can make all the difference in the world. Cliché though that may sound, it is so true, nonetheless

April 14, 2016 Fed survey finds US economy still expanding

Source: Washington Post

The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the economy kept expanding in late February and March, despite weakness in the energy sector and a slowdown in exports of some factory and farm products because of global weakness and the...

April 13, 2016 Supercharging sustainability metrics with science

Source: GreenBiz

Science has helped identify, quantify and measure some of the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges — including climate change, water scarcity and land use — but companies traditionally have set sustainability goals in...

April 13, 2016 Earth Day 2016: A Historic Day For Earth's Future

Source: Forbes

Earth Day in 2016 will be one to remember for its significance on a global scale climate agreement between two economic powerhouses. The Earth Day movement, started in the 1970?s by John McConnell, has since seen billions take...

April 13, 2016 Don't confuse evading taxes (immoral) with avoiding taxes (perfectly legal) (Commentary


Last week I pointed out that the U.S. had fared pretty well from the leak of the Panama Papers. There are Americans named who hold offshore accounts, to be sure, but so far, they seem to be random people with a bit of money, not...

April 13, 2016 US budget deficit up sharply to $108 billion in March

Source: Washington Post

WASHINGTON — The federal government’s budget deficit rose sharply in March, pushing the deficit for the first six months of this budget year above the same period a year ago.

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