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March 15, 2016 The 10 commandments for sustainability collaborationsSource: GreenBiz
McDonald’s had never done this before — inviting NGO leaders into a closed-door, "first look" strategy meeting, with a whole morning dedicated to sustainability.
Source: NY times
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials will gather in Washington on Tuesday and Wednesday to debate whether a bumpy start to the year is now in the rearview mirror, clearing the way for higher interest rates.
Source: Washington Post
For the second time in a month, leading scientists have closely tied the ancient history of the vast Antarctic ice sheet to a key planetary parameter that humans are now controlling — the amount of carbon dioxide in the...
March 14, 2016 Mosquitoes' Rapid Spread Pose Threat Beyond ZikaSource: Fortune
As the world focuses on Zika’s rapid advance in the Americas, experts warn the virus that originated in Africa is just one of a growing number of continent-jumping diseases carried by mosquitoes threatening swathes of humanity.
March 14, 2016 Why Microsoft gave sustainability a promotionSource: GreenBiz
Sustainability has been kicked upstairs at Microsoft Corp., a promotion in terms of where it sits, to whom it reports, what it does and how it is viewed across the organization. And therein lies a hopeful tale for the entire...
Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have spiked more in the period from February 2015 to February 2016 than in any other comparable period dating back to 1959, according to a scientist with the National Oceanic and...
March 11, 2016 Why chief sustainability officers are in a pickleSource: Greenbiz
Sustainability is about transformation — creating more value with far fewer resources. Many industries will be transformed in the next decade, and examples already abound. Without owning a single hotel room, Airbnb grew in just...
Source: Larry Checco, featured commentator
Upwards of $22 TRILLION! That’s what some experts estimate we’ve spent since LBJ launched his Great Society in 1964 in an attempt to eliminate poverty and racial injustice in America. Yet, little has changed.
March 10, 2016 Moody’s Settles Calpers Ratings Lawsuit for $130 MillionSource: Bloomberg
Moody’s Investors Service Inc. agreed to pay $130 million to settle claims by the California Public Employee Retirement System over allegedly inflated ratings on residential-mortgage bond deals.
March 10, 2016 What does gender have to do with sustainability?Source: GreenBiz
The point is that gender matters now more than ever — not just for the sake of individual women, but for the prospects of the global economy, the environment and society at large.
March 10, 2016 Volkswagen's top U.S. executive out amid emissions scandalSource: CBS News
Volkswagen's (VLKAY) top U.S. executive is resigning amid the automaker's ongoing emissions cheating scandal. Volkswagen Group of America announced Wednesday that president and CEO Michael Horn is leaving "to pursue other...
Seven years ago today, the stock market hit rock bottom, as gigantic companies in key industries from finance to auto manufacturing were teetering on the brink of collapse.
March 9, 2016 Soy Growers Take Sustainability SeriouslySource: Hoosier Ag Today
U.S. soybean farmers practice sustainability in order to survive and that’s a message they need to share with end users of their products who are growing more persistent in their demand for sustainably produced products. Mike...
Home Depot Inc (HD.N) agreed to pay at least $19.5 million to compensate U.S. consumers harmed by a 2014 data breach affecting more than 50 million cardholders.
March 8, 2016 Socially responsible investing is coming of ageSource: Investment News
Fueled by younger investors, women, and growing political support, investing based on social and environmental ideals is gaining momentum. Even if it doesn't quite feel like a mainstream concept yet, it's here and it's expanding...
Investments have always had more than just financial impact. Social and environmental impacts also matter.
It appears the SEC’s right hand does not know what its left is doing. In its implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the U.S. corporate watchdog recently proposed a new rule to explicitly...
Source: GreenBiz Group
Talk is plentiful in the world of corporate sustainability — companies engaged in triple bottom line activity often go to great lengths to make sure everyone knows about what they are up to. Often, this communication comes in the...
Source: Sustainable Brands
Protein is an essential part of any diet. As the global population surges to reach 9.6 billion by 2050, meeting the world’s demand for protein will become increasingly difficult. Having researched the issue and after working with...
Source: Center for Sustainable Organizations
Last August, I published an article here in which I described what, to me, is the most compelling business case for corporate sustainability or CSR extant: the fact that it literally drives the market values of publicly traded...
March 6, 2016 Domtar's collaborative approach to sustainable forestrySource: GreenBiz Group
Billions could be spent developing state-of-the-art technologies that capture carbon dioxide out of the air, and they wouldn’t come close to the elegance and cost-effectiveness of the greatest carbon sequestration tool already at...
When products are designed with material extraction and reuse in mind, or 'designed within a system,' then value is created by freeing the material for new revenue production
A Chicago native from an immigrant family, and first in her family to get a college degree, she works now in the C-suite of the iconic brand, overseeing its beef, chicken lettuce and buns — as well as its 2020 Sustainability...
Source: Maine News Online
Monarch butterfly population has bounced back as per the data collected from Mexico. Officials at the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced that a surge has been seen in the population of wintering monarchs in Mexico. The...
An influential Federal Reserve official on Tuesday said he sees downside risks to his U.S. economic outlook, an assessment that could flag a longer pause before the Fed’s next interest-rate hike than he and his colleagues had...
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