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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.

October 16, 2014 The Ebola Epidemic Is About to Get Worse. Much Worse.

Politico - Plan A continues to fail today for one simple reason. Donor countries and organizations are operating on âprogram or bureaucracy time,â while the epidemic is unfolding on âvirus time.â Thirty...

October 10, 2014 California aquifers contaminated with billions of gallons of fracking wastewater

Source: RT

Industry illegally injected about 3 billion gallons of fracking wastewater into central California drinking-water and farm-irrigation aquifers, the state found after the US Environmental Protection Agency ordered a review of...

October 10, 2014 EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: It’s time to talk about the price of water

Source: Reuters

This summer, a 90-year-old water pipe burst under Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, sending a geyser 30 feet into the air and a flood of troubles over the UCLA campus. Raging water and mud trapped five people, swamped 1,000 cars...

October 10, 2014 The Economic Costs of Ebola Are Rising Too

Source: Time

The longer the outbreak lasts and the farther the disease travels, the harder it will hit global growth

October 10, 2014 3 steps to bring sustainability to your supply chain

Source: GreenBiz

According to PwC's Global Supply Chain Survey 2013 (PDF), more than two-thirds of supply chain executives said sustainability will play an increasing role in the supply chains of the future. It's clear that growing consumer...

October 9, 2014 What Do Chief Sustainability Officers Do?

Source: Forbes

Since the start of the 2000s, a high-level corporate position has evolved that is still something of a mystery. As companies have engaged in more efforts around sustainability, environmental and otherwise, the “chief...

October 9, 2014 U.S. Fed frets over strong dollar, global woes - minutes

Source: Reuters

Federal Reserve officials want to tie an interest-rate rise to U.S. economic progress, but the minutes of their last policy meeting show they are struggling with how to come to grips with the dual threats of a stronger dollar and...

October 9, 2014 Scientists explain why record-high Antarctic sea ice doesn’t mean global warming isn’t happening - text/video

Source: Washington Post

The Antarctic has been brimming with sea ice in 2014, hovering around record-high extent for most of the year. On September 20, it peaked at 7.78 million square miles, breaking the previous Antarctic sea ice extent record, which...

October 9, 2014 Market Structure Map - Casting About

Source: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

In business, sometimes we cast about for explanations to missed numbers. More often, management knows if revenues are flattening and expenses are rising and can prepare for narrowing margins. Financial models help us predict...[more]

October 8, 2014 U.S. Said to Ready Charges Against Banks in Forex Rigging

Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek

U.S. prosecutors are pressing to bring charges against a bank for currency-rate rigging by the end of the year, and actions against individuals will probably follow in 2015, according to people familiar with the probe.

October 8, 2014 Can A Carbon Tax Create Jobs, Jobs, Jobs'

Source: Forbes

Ah,there's the rub. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change insists that we take a path that will get us to a low-carbon future and they insist that we use an all-of-the-above strategy to get there. But the only ... > 1862

October 8, 2014 Rising seas seen causing routine floods in U.S. cities: study

Source: Reuters

As sea levels rise, tidal flooding along the U.S. coast is likely to become so common that parts of many communities, including the nation’s capital, could become unusable within three decades, according to a new report from the...

October 8, 2014 First goal of UN sustainability targets should be to not conflict with each other

Source: The Conversation

The UN’s proposed sustainability targets are riddled with conflicts that could make them ineffective or outright harmful. In theory, there is nothing wrong with such targets. After all, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) had...

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