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March 14, 2014 Renault, JLR, Nissan and Toyota drive car industry towards sustainability

Source: The Guardian

Given its heavy reliance on raw material and legislative duties that place emphasis on the reuse and recycling of end-of-life vehicles, Europe's automotive industry is perfectly positioned to accelerate the agenda around...

March 13, 2014 NASA Study Projects Higher Temperatures Despite Recent Slowdown in Global Warming

Source: Bloomberg

Global temperatures will likely continue to rise in coming decades on track with higher estimates, despite a recent slowdown in the rate of global warming, according to a new study from a National Aeronautics and Space...

March 13, 2014 Wall Street Bonuses Grew 15% in New York, DiNapoli Says

Source: Bloomberg

Wall Street’s bonus pool rose 15 percent to $26.7 billion in 2013, fueled by compensation deferred from prior years, according to estimates by New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. Employees took home an average bonus of...

March 13, 2014 Countries Call for a New Implementation Architecture for Sustainability

Source: Natural Resources Defense Council Blog

The United Nations process to establish a set of sustainable development goals for the world by 2015 reached a turning point last week. For over a year, nations have deeply delved into specific issues areas such as energy,...

March 13, 2014 Earth May Have Massive Subterranean Water Reservoir, Bigger Than All Our Oceans

Source: The Wire

There could be a large body of water buried deep beneath the Earth's surface containing as much water as in every ocean combined, according to new scientific research. You know, just your average secret trove of buried water to...

March 12, 2014 Is JC Penney The Next Great American Comeback Story?

Source: Forbes

Could JC Penney be on the verge of a turnaround? It has seen no shortage of bad news in the years since the financial crisis — including a weak 2013 holiday season, a boot from the S&P 500 and a below-$10 stock price that was...

March 12, 2014 Fukushima Contamination in U.S. Waters Refuted by NRC

Source: Bloomberg

Claims that radiation from a wrecked Japanese nuclear plant is contaminating U.S. waters are “simply not correct,” Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane said on the disaster’s third anniversary. Radioactive...

March 12, 2014 Evolution Of SRI Leads Investors To A Sustainable Future

Source: Seeking Alpha

It's no secret that positive screening as an investment strategy is becoming increasingly popular as advisors seek ways to identify substantive investment opportunities. The practice focuses investors on the elements of a company...

March 12, 2014 Climate chief warns battle to curb warming is becoming harder


The struggle to curb global warming is becoming increasingly fraught and costly, the head of the world’s leading climate science authority has warned. “We will have to work much harder to win this battle now than we would have...

March 11, 2014 Pressure Mounting on Companies to Get Sustainability Reporting Right

Source: Compliance Week

As sustainability reporting steadily moves into the mainstream, companies are faced with dual challenges: determining just what sustainability data will be informative for the audience they want to reach, and developing efficient...

March 11, 2014 How 25 years of internet changed daily lives worldwide

Source: Express

AS IT celebrates its 25th birthday this week we explore how the internet invention of a British genius has transformed the daily lives of us all...

March 11, 2014 The Globalization of Education and Sustainability Management

Source: Huff post

As I review applications this year for admission to Columbia University's master's programs in environmental policy and sustainability management, I am, as always, struck by the idealism and dedication of these prospective...

March 11, 2014 China Calls on Rich Nations to Give $490 Billion for Climate

Source: Bloomberg

China, the biggest country by population and carbon emissions, called on developed nations to provide $490 billion of climate funding to poorer countries through 2020 to help them adapt to droughts and floods.

March 11, 2014 Fund managers keen on big returns, not corporate governance


For all the posturing when company managements try to shortchange minority shareholders, fund managers are ultimately guided by the returns on their stocks. That is why you find institutions putting money in companies that are...

March 10, 2014 Over 95 percent of Chinese cities failed to meet environmental standards: minister

Source: Reuters

Almost all Chinese cities monitored for pollution last year failed to meet state standards, the vice-minister of environmental protection said on Saturday as he outlined the country's plans to redress the environmental...

March 10, 2014 Stock caution urged as margin debt levels hit new highs

Source: MarketWatch

Stocks finished higher last week, ending on a choppy Friday highlighted by the release of a better-than-expected job report. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA +0.19% advanced 0.8%, the S&P 500 Index SPX +0.05% rose 1%...

March 10, 2014 Who pressed the pause button?

Source: The Economist

BETWEEN 1998 and 2013, the Earth’s surface temperature rose at a rate of 0.04°C a decade, far slower than the 0.18°C increase in the 1990s. Meanwhile, emissions of carbon dioxide (which would be expected to push temperatures up)...

March 10, 2014 Sustainability vs. the growth conundrum

Source: GreenBiz

John R. Ehrenfeld, author of "Flourishing: A Frank Conversation about Sustainability," contends that the world is more unsustainable now than in 1972 in spite of the sustainability programs of firms worldwide. In his recent post,...

March 10, 2014 Daylight Saving Time Extension Was Part Of Energy, Tax Package: Was It Worth It?

Source: Forbes

If it feels like Daylight Savings Time (DST) was creeping up on you again this year, you’re right. Daylight Saving Time has been making an appearance earlier in the year over the past decade – but it’s a trend that we’ve been...

March 7, 2014 Businesses Should Stand Up to Climate Change Deniers

Source: Huff Post

I'm enormously impressed with Apple CEO Tim Cook for his strong words on climate change deniers, and demanding business should have benefits for people and the planet, beyond just profit. Conservative think tank the National...

March 7, 2014 S&P 500 closes at record high on job data beat

Source: USA Today

NEW YORK -- Bolstered by data showing fewer Americans filing for unemployment benefits, the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index on Thursday rose to a new all-time closing high. The S&P 500, which has regained its record-setting...

March 7, 2014 Ten Quotes From Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson To Analysts At Annual Meeting

Source: International Business Times

Texas-based oil and gas giant Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) reported 2013 earnings of $32.6 billion, a 17.2 percent return on average capital and $47.6 billion in generated cash flow from operations and asset sales on Wednesday....

March 7, 2014 Chicken from China? Your Seafood is Already Being Processed There

Source: Food Safety News

Thanks to our petition (307,000-plus signatures and rising), millions of Americans have learned that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is about to allow U.S chickens to be sent to China for processing and then...

March 7, 2014 'Getting out and meeting suppliers key to supply chain sustainability'

Source: Supply Management

Philip Hicks, procurement manager at the water company and responsible for £50 million of annual spend, said they identified their key suppliers and then engaged with them to understand the risks they faced and what...

March 6, 2014 Sea level rise could knock out the Statue of Liberty, along with a fifth of all World Heritage sites

Source: Salon

Someday, not all that far in the future, sea level rise is going to drown our coastal cities. And it’s not only our homes and livelihoods that are at risk, but also our culture. A new study warns that a fifth of the 720 UNESCO...

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