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Profit at Volkswagen AG’s namesake brand crumbled 86 percent in the first quarter, highlighting the challenge the carmaker faces in emerging from the nearly nine-month-old emissions cheating scandal.
It is about honoring all the brave individuals who have lost their lives while serving in the military. This holiday is centuries old, and in the midst of hitting the open road with friends and partying on the beach, you should...
May 27, 2016 The Sustainability ImperativeSource: National Real Estate Investor
The concept of green buildings has come a long way, from vague ideas of changing out lightbulbs to a corporate imperative, one that transcends energy efficiency to embrace health and wellness.
Source: NY Times
Security researchers have tied the recent spate of digital breaches on Asian banks to North Korea, in what they say appears to be the first known case of a nation using digital attacks for financial gain.
May 27, 2016 Science That Can Make The Paris Agreement a SuccessSource: Huff Post
With the ink now dry on the new climate agreement agreed in Paris, the euphoria of achieving a record number of signatories must now give way to practical action from the 177 nations involved. There is little room for...
Source: Washington Post
SHIMA, Japan — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claimed success Friday in winning support for his approach to fighting off a possible economic crisis from fellow leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations, despite mounting...
May 26, 2016 The Sustainability Science Program at 10Source: Harvard
In 2006, as New Orleans reeled from Hurricane Katrina and Al Gore released “An Inconvenient Truth” to international acclaim and debate, Harvard launched a University-wide program to investigate and strengthen the emerging field...
China has put the world’s traditional financial centers on notice that it wants to develop its raw material markets as hubs for setting prices, seeking to marry the country’s commercial heft with a much greater say in determining...
Venezuela is facing the most serious economic crisis of any country in Latin America. Inflation is expected to top 400% this year and electricity companies are already failing to keep the lights on in many parts of the country....
The OPEC leader is already pumping ferociously as part of a price war aimed at recapturing market share lost to the U.S. and others. Saudi's daily oil production has surged from 9.5 million barrels in early 2014 to a near-record...
Source: Washington Post
In a sweeping synthesis of global data, the United Nations Environment Programme has intensively catalogued environmental assaults across the six different major regions of the globe. And it finds that, overall, damage to the...
24/7 Wall ST - In an economics discussion on Monday at the Council on Foreign Relations, San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams said that he believes the United States is basically at full employment or very...
May 25, 2016 Let the Sustainability Games BeginSource: Europe Middleeast Outlook
Following the acclaim and success of London 2012, Rio de Janeiro had a seemingly hard act to follow, but with a naturally sustainable environment, and lessons from previous Games to leverage, the city rightfully expects the bar...
Source: Washington Post
Authorities said Tuesday that they have arrested five people in Miami who are accused of tricking 1,500 victims into paying a total of $2 million to the IRS they didn’t owe, part of a far-flung tax scam that so far has netted...
Source: Value Walk
Sustainability reporting is rapidly moving from a niche issue focused on by a handful of companies to one of global importance. Amidst growing worldwide concerns about the environmental, social and governance impact that...
Source: Scientific America
MIAMI—On the job just six months as the chief resilience officer in Florida’s largest county, Jim Murley has gotten pretty good at his climate change 101 speech. It’s out of necessity.
Source: USA Today
If every last crumb of fossil fuel on the planet was burned — all 5.5 trillion tons of the Earth's oil, coal and natural gas now underground — the world could heat up by as much as 18 degrees in the next three centuries,...
Source: OutBreak News
The World Bank Group today launched the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF), an innovative, fast-disbursing global financing mechanism designed to protect the world against deadly pandemics, which will create the...
Source: Big Think
GCF has worked with the University of Oxford’s Global Priorities Project and the Foundation for the Future of Humanity Institute to quantify real apocalyptic risks.
Based on data from the Federal Reserve, outstanding credit card debt is set to hit $1 trillion in 2016, the Wall Street Journal reported. That’s a level not seen since its all-time high of $1.02 trillion in July 2008, on the eve...
Instead of having two strategies — one strategy for the business, and one for sustainability; two separate and siloed strategies — the model presented here provides a proven, dynamic and successful solution to integrate...
But processed food is legitimately killing us. This study says GMOs aren't. But if you look at the two — you'd see more passion being directed at 'Frankenfoods'
Source: Huff Post
The severe heat wave that stifled India last May caused at least 2,300 deaths across the country. It was, according to Jeff Masters, Weather Underground’s director of meteorology, the fifth deadliest heat wave in Earth’s recorded...
Source: Berkeley News
While cities currently are the major contributor to global climate change, they could become the building blocks of sustainability, according to UC Berkeley researchers.
Source: International Business Times
The G-7 finance ministers and central bank governors’ meeting being held in Sendai, Japan, Friday and Saturday has showcased a rift in the fiscal policies of the member nations. This meeting is one in a series of discussions in...
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