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Source: Pioneer News
On our planet, winter is a harsh season. Many species struggle during the unforgiving conditions, and humans are no different. And it might seem that the plus side of this is that global warming would mean the winters aren’t so...
June 22, 2015 WikiLeaks’ Latest Dump: More Sony DocumentsSource: Time
WikiLeaks has done yet another data dump of classified documents, this time of 276,394 Sony Corp. communications, including email, travel calendars, contact lists, expense reports and private files.
How do you motivate employees? More specifically, how do you engage employees in sustainability initiatives — which are often not tied directly to paychecks or profit margins, but rather seek to combat more daunting societal...
June 19, 2015 The Pope’s Green TheologySource: Wall Street Journal
Let’s cut to the chase: Much of what is in Pope Francis’ encyclical on environmental stewardship, Laudato Si’, poses a major challenge for free-market advocates, those of us who believe that capitalism is a powerful force for...
Source: Washington Post
LUXEMBOURG — Europe was scrambling Friday to pick up the pieces after another failed meeting over Greece’s bailout that reinforced fears that the country was heading for bankruptcy and a possible euro exit.
Source: AZ Daily Sun
The analysis, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that the premium organic farmers can charge for their products makes their operations financially sustainable.
June 19, 2015 Demote Hamilton on the $10 Bill? Not So Fast, TreasurySource: NY Times
The Treasury Department has announced that it intends to redesign the $10 bill and substitute a portrait of a famous American woman for Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers. Many people think it’s about time a woman...
June 18, 2015 Reframing Corporate SustainabilitySource: Huff Post
One of the most famous frames related to corporate sustainability is the triple bottom line. The triple bottom line separates the way we think about business into three broad areas: economic, social and environmental. This frame...
June 18, 2015 Fed says U.S. economy strong enough to handle rate hike
The U.S. economy is growing moderately after a winter swoon and likely strong enough to support an interest rate increase by the end of the year, but concerns remain over the recovery of the labour market, U.S. Federal Reserve...
June 18, 2015 Market Structure Map - The EscalatorSource: Tim Quast , president, ModernNetworks IR LLC
As the US investor-relations profession’s annual confabulation concludes in the Windy City, we wonder how the week will end. The problem is risk. Or rather, the cost of transferring it to somebody else. Today the Federal...
Source: Environmental Leader
As part of its updated strategy, called GRI: Empowering Sustainable Decisions, GRI says it will collaborate with leading technology companies to explore ways to make sustainability information more accessible, comparable and...
June 17, 2015 Fed eyes mixed bag of data as new rate 'regime' nearsSource: Reuters
The U.S. Federal Reserve is meeting with the possibility of an interest rate hike squarely on the table, but with a different issue center stage: Is the worst of 2015 over?
The European Union is collectively on track to achieve its goal of sourcing a fifth of its energy from renewables by 2020, although Britain, the Netherlands and Luxembourg are lagging behind other states, the European Commission...
Source: NBC News
California isn't the only place where water is in short supply. More than a third of the world's groundwater basins are distressed, according to a new study, and climate change and a growing population will only make things...
June 17, 2015 The case for a human-centered sustainability strategySource: Green Biz
The goal of green building is to make the building perform better. Historically this has led to a focus on energy, water and materials, with a heavy emphasis on predicting performance on such things as energy usage but not...
June 16, 2015 Beyond the Perfect Drought:Source: Yale
The record-breaking drought in California is not chiefly the result of low precipitation. Three factors – rising temperatures, groundwater depletion, and a shrinking Colorado River – mean the most populous U.S. state will face...
The euro fell for the first time in three days against the dollar amid concern time is running out for Greece to secure a bailout.
Source: Knowledge Insead
Employees want to work for them, customers are willing to pay more for their products and investors are eager to become shareholders. “Hybrid social ventures” like Whole Foods, Patagonia, and Honest Tea that combine commerce with...
Source: LA Times
Over the years, it's been a tough road for environmentalists pushing for greenhouse gas emission curbs at the federal level — but advocates shouldn't give up hope, say researchers at Michigan State University.
June 16, 2015 Tropical Storm Bill Barrels Toward Texas CoastSource: NBC News
Waterlogged Texas was getting set for another soaking as Tropical Storm Bill barreled towards the coast on Tuesday morning.
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen and most of her colleagues are insistent that they plan to raise interest rates this year. So markets will be focused on this week’s U.S. central bank’s policy meeting for...
Last-ditch talks between Greece and the institutions representing its creditors did not succeed in securing a deal on Sunday, leaving a final decision on a possible default to euro zone finance ministers, the European Commission...
Source: Just Means
Bloomberg’s commitment to link market transparency through quality sustainability data with investment performance has led the company to build a dynamic partnership with the Sustainability Accounting StandardsBoard (SASB). The...
Source: LA Times
For the first time in nearly 40 years, state regulators are telling more than 100 growers and irrigation districts with some of the oldest water rights in California that they have to stop drawing supplies from drought-starved...
June 12, 2015 Americans’ Net Worth Reaches High of $84.9 TrillionSource: Wall Street Journal
Americans’ combined wealth set a fresh record in the first quarter amid rising home values and stock prices, a trend that could prop up economic growth, though consumers also showed some caution when borrowing in a sluggish...
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