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October 24, 2014 UPS exec: 'Sustainability is all about efficiency'

Source: Guardian(UK)

The world’s largest shipment company is trying to find the most fuel-efficient route for its ground fleet. We sat down with one of its chief sustainability officers hear how it’s done

October 23, 2014 First-of-its-Kind Report Ranks U.S. Insurance Companies on Climate Change Responses

Source: Ceres

Amid growing evidence that climate change is having wide-ranging global impacts that will worsen in the years ahead, a new report from Ceres ranks the nation's 330 largest insurance companies on what they are saying and doing to...

October 23, 2014 CalSTRS and The Thirty Percent Coalition Expand Campaign

Source: California State Teachers’ Retirement System

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Institutional investors representing more than $3 trillion in assets under management, along with some of the nation’s leading women’s organizations, sent letters to 100 companies in the Russell 1000...[more]

October 23, 2014 Market Structure Map - Perspective

Source: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

In 2013, according to the Investment Company Institute, net US inflows to mutual funds were $152 billion, of which $52 billion went to target-date hybrid funds (mixes of bonds and equities based on one's age), and about $53...[more]

October 23, 2014 Harvard Launches Sustainability Plan

Source: Harvard Magazine

The University has unveiled an ambitious five-year Sustainability Plan—the first of its kind for Harvard—detailing a strategy to build on existing greenhouse gas reduction goals and setting priorities in five core areas: energy...

October 22, 2014 U.S. stocks jump; Nasdaq enjoys best day in 21 months

Source: MarketWatch

.S. equity investors bid up prices on Tuesday, delivering another day of gains for major indexes on the heels of upbeat quarterly results from tech giant Apple and talk of economic stimulus in Europe. By far the best performer,...

October 22, 2014 US greenhouse gas emissions rise despite Obama's new climate change push

Source: Guardian (UK)

America’s energy-related carbon pollution rose 2.5% last year despite President Barack Obama’s efforts to fight climate change, according to new federal data. The rise in emissions from burning coal, oil, natural gas and other...

October 22, 2014 REPORT: Substantial Progress on Sustainability Initiatives at 55 Stock Exchanges; Key Capital Market Leaders Convene at Largest Sustainable Stock Exchanges Global Dialogue

Source: 3BL Media

As the initiative’s flagship event, the Global Dialogue convened CEOs of stock exchanges, companies and institutional investors, alongside high-level policy makers and capital market regulators. This unique gathering offered a...

October 22, 2014 Threats to Americans, ranked (by actual threat instead of media hype)

Source: Vox.com

The truth, though, is that the most-hyped threats are often not actually that threatening to Americans, while larger dangers go mostly ignored. That should tell you something about how our political system and media can distort...

October 21, 2014 Fed official warns of more rules, punishment if misconduct not curbed

Source: MarketWatch

The Federal Reserve’s top official on regulation warned banks that more requirements, constraints and punishments will be on the way if lenders don’t do more to prevent misconduct. Daniel Tarullo, a governor at the Fed, blasted...

October 21, 2014 September 2014 Breaks Global Heat Record; 2014 On Track to Become Hottest Year Yet - text/video

Source: Weather Channel

September 2014 is now the hottest month recorded since 1880. In a statement released Monday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that last month broke the global heat record by clocking in at an...

October 21, 2014 Why We Are Working With Colleagues in China to Develop Sustainability Metrics

Source: Huff Post

I am in no way an expert on China, but one need not be an expert to understand that China's elite knows they are in the midst of a deep crisis of environmental sustainability. I visited Beijing last week to finalize a partnership...

October 21, 2014 Ebola outbreak: What you need to know now

Source: CBC News

Health organizations involved in the effort to contain Ebola are frantically seeking more money, more supplies and more trained doctors and nurses to step up the response to Ebola, which has claimed more than 4,700 lives in West...

October 20, 2014 The language of sustainability

Source: Guardian(UK)

Sustainable thinking has hit the mainstream. From e-readers that bypass the resource thirsty book industry, to smart meters that help householders save energy, many of the technology products that are launched these days have...

October 20, 2014 Why the Fracking Boom Probably Won’t Slow Global Warming

Source: Bloomberg/BusinessWeek

The fracking revolution in the U.S. has dramatically expanded the supply of unconventional natural gas and lowered energy prices around the world. Many other countries, from Britain to China, are now eyeing geological surveys and...

October 20, 2014 Fed Chief Janet Yellen: Income Inequality 'Greatly Concerns' Me

Source: NBC News

Is the growing wealth gap un-American? That's a question raised by Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen in a speech Friday in which she said income inequality "greatly" concerns her.

October 20, 2014 Global Investors Batten Down Hatches for Volatile End to 2014

News Max - Charles Morris, London-based head of Absolute Return at îHSBC Global Asset Managementî, said the currency market was going through one of its phases when a decisive dollar move pushes everything else in the...

October 19, 2014 Global Sustainable Brands Community Leaders to Gather in London for Purpose-Driven Brand Innovation Conference

Source: Sustainable Brands

Sustainable Brands® recently announced program details for its pan-European conference to be held at the Lancaster London, November 3-5. SB’14 London will bring together hundreds of influential brand leaders and cutting-edge...[more]

October 17, 2014 New York high-speed trading firm settles SEC charges over manipulation

Source: Reuters

U.S. regulators brought their first-ever manipulation case against a high-frequency trading firm on Thursday, saying it used a computer algorithm to affect closing prices through a series of rapid-fire trades.

October 17, 2014 Market Structure Map: Volatile

Source: Tim Quast, President, ModernNetworks IR LLC

There’s no one-word description. The Ides of October arrives serene and tranquil in Denver, the Rockies dusted with recent snow, the sky intensely blue, deciduous trees on the boulevards colored like Jackson Pollock movements on...[more]

October 17, 2014 5 ways to whet consumers' appetites for sustainability

Source: GreenBiz

Sustainable consumer behavior has improved only incrementally, and remains stagnant or has become less sustainable in areas such as transportation, housing and consumer goods, according to the 2014 Greendex survey.

October 17, 2014 Study Reveals The Dust Bowl Was The Worst Drought In 1,000 Years

Source: io9

According to the recent Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, climate change is likely to make droughts in North America worse, and the southwest in particular is expected to become...

October 16, 2014 Fed's Beige Book sees steady growth, spending up, job conditions improving

Source: CNBC

Despite significant upset in financial markets, Federal Reserve officials believe growth is progressing. According to the Fed's "Beige Book" of economic conditions, officials there see the economy moving at a modest-to-moderate...

October 16, 2014 Natural gas isn’t key to greener future, says study

Source: Tech Times

Moving from coal and oil for power to cleaner-burning natural gas to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions and slow down climate change is not likely to be a successful strategy in the long term, a new study suggests.

October 16, 2014 The case for corporate sustainability? Better employees

Source: Guardian (UK)

When it comes to finding and keeping top talent, companies can offer benefits and good pay – but they can also offer a less easily articulated perk: the sense of working toward a higher goal.

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