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WASHINGTON, DC —The global sustainable investment market has grown substantially in both absolute and relative terms, according to The Global Sustainable Investment Review 2014, a report released by the Global Sustainable...[more]

February 25, 2015 Stocks close at record highs following Yellen's Hill remarks

Source: USA Today

Stocks closed at new highs Tuesday as investors reacted positively to remarks from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Greece won EU approval for its proposed budget reforms. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 92.35...

February 24, 2015 Industrialized Countries To Start Unveiling Climate-Change Strategies This Week

Ecosystem Marketplace - On Wednesday, the European Union will unveil its post-2020 climate-change strategy, kicking off a 40-day period during which most industrialized nations are expected to upload their strategies to the...

February 24, 2015 Companies turning to social media to communicate sustainability

Source: Blue and Green Tomorrow

Global companies are increasingly turning to social media to communicate their sustainability initiatives to the public, according to a report from Sustainly. The trend comes as consumers are taking more factors into account when...

February 24, 2015 Duke Energy fined over $100 million for environmental violations

Source: Reuters

Duke Energy Corp has agreed to pay a fine of about $102 million for environmental violations related to a power plant’s coal ash spill into a North Carolina river last year and the company’s management of coal ash basins in the...

February 24, 2015 Will Corporate Social Responsibility Adapt or Die?

Source: TriplePundit

Much of the reason for this is that the CSR professionals (myself included) have not done a good job of helping corporate divisions like Finance, Engineering, Operations, R&D, etc. to understand why CSR is important for them.

February 24, 2015 Greek Reform Proposals ‘Sufficient,’ EU Official Says

Source: Wall Street Journal

BRUSSELS—A list of proposals submitted by the Greek government on how to overhaul the country’s economy appears to be in line with the principles set out by eurozone finance ministers, a European Commission official said Tuesday,...

February 23, 2015 Yellen to shed light on market's biggest mystery

Source: CNBC

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen is set to testify before the U.S. Senate and House, respectively. Investors will likely be listening with keen ears, hoping for a hint about when the Fed will finally...

February 23, 2015 Food Industry Sustainability Strategies and Practices Report

Source: PR NewsWire

Sustainability in the food industry is a major strategic issue for all stakeholders involved in the food supply chain, from agriculture, ingredient manufacturing, product manufacturing, packing, and distribution, to the...

February 23, 2015 Most Americans Say the Rich Aren’t Taxed Enough

Source: Time

Tax season is here and more than two-thirds of Americans think the wealthy pay too little in federal dues, according to a new poll. What’s more, six in 10 say the middle class pays too much.

February 23, 2015 It’s Morning, Again, in America...

Source: Larry Checco

To hear many politicians, pundits and financial analysts tell it, it’s morning again in America. The stock market is at record highs. Corporations are sitting on trillions of dollars in cash (Apple, alone, has US $178 billion in...[more]

February 20, 2015 Big sustainability could mean big business

Source: The Guardian

Experts say that the developed countries needs to reduce carbon by 3% per year. Fortune 500 President Bill Shireman believes that’s a big opportunity for companies and the economy.

February 20, 2015 Euro Region Economy Strengthens Amid Wrangling Over Greece

Source: Bloomberg Business

Euro-area manufacturing and services strengthened this month, indicating the region’s economy is building momentum even as concerns mount about a possible Greek exit from the common currency.

February 20, 2015 Harvard prepares to fight fossil fuel divestment case in court

Source: Reuters

World’s richest university will appear in court on Friday to seek dismissmal of lawsuit brought by students calling for it to pull investments out of coal, oil and gas companies.

February 20, 2015 Obama’s Economic Report Focuses on Income Inequality

Source: NY Times

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Thursday stepped up his efforts to define which economic problems need urgent attention — and what kind of attention would work — if not under his administration, then the next.

February 19, 2015 Federal Reserve cautious of raising interest rates against backdrop of economic growth

Source: City AM

The Federal Reserve’s policy committee reaffirmed its cautious approach to raising interest rates after voting in unison against the measure in January. Minutes from the January meeting reveal that the majority of the committee...

February 19, 2015 How Sustainability Disclosure Creates Competitive Advantage

Source: Entrepreneur

Every entrepreneur dreams of an IPO and the day the world recognizes the company’s worth. But do markets have the information needed to assess a company’s true value?

February 19, 2015 Cheaper Oil Drags Down Business Inflation, but Long Deflationary Period Unlikely

Source: Wall Street Journal

U.S. inflation gauges are sliding toward negative territory for the first time in more than five years. But the oil-fueled tumble in prices is far from the kind of growth-sapping episodes of deflation that tend to worry...

February 19, 2015 The term that actually makes climate change less political

Source: Washington Post

As we’ve told you in recent weeks, a growing body of psychological research in political science is starting to show us why the debate over climate change is so politically polarized.

February 18, 2015 New York City Could See Up To Six Feet Of Sea Level Rise This Century: Report

Source: Huff Post

Climate change is already impacting New York City with rising temperatures and sea levels, which will only worsen as the century continues, according to a report released Tuesday from a panel of scientific experts

February 18, 2015 Income Inequality Is a Sustainability Issue

Source: Huff Post

In January, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini announced to employees that the company was raising its minimum wage from $12 to $16 per hour, and announced an improved health benefit for lower-income employees.

February 18, 2015 Buffett Ends $3.7 Billion Exxon Investment Amid Global Oil Rout

Source: Bloomberg

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. exited a $3.7 billion investment in Exxon Mobil Corp. amid a slump in oil prices.

February 18, 2015 After fiery West Virginia train derailment, is oil by rail safe?

Source: Christian Science Monitor

Monday's derailment in West Virginia is the latest in a string of oil train mishaps that have resulted in explosions and sometimes fatalities. US shipments of crude by rail have jumped 400 percent since 2005, fueling calls for...

February 17, 2015 State’s (CA) population growth expected to outstrip water conservation in coming years

Source: Sacramento Bee

California water agencies are on track to satisfy a state mandate to reduce water consumption 20 percent by 2020. But according to their own projections, that savings won’t be enough to keep up with population growth just a...

February 17, 2015 Educating Sustainability Professionals: Learning By Doing

Source: Huff Post

For many years, law schools, medical schools, social work schools and public policy schools have performed pro bono services as an integral part of their teaching and learning processes. As Columbia University's Earth Institute...

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