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February 25, 2015 GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT ALLIANCE ISSUES SECOND INTERNATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF THE SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT LANDSCAPESource: GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT ALLIANCE
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...
February 25, 2015 Stocks close at record highs following Yellen's Hill remarksSource: 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...
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 sustainabilitySource: 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 violationsSource: 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 SaysSource: 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 mysterySource: 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 ReportSource: 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 EnoughSource: 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...
February 20, 2015 Big sustainability could mean big businessSource: 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 GreeceSource: 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 courtSource: 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 InequalitySource: 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 growthSource: 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 AdvantageSource: 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?
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 politicalSource: 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.
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 IssueSource: 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 RoutSource: 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 yearsSource: 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 DoingSource: 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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