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October 16, 2015 Here are the five dumbest excuses for a bad quarter

Source: Fortune

Netflix missed subscriber growth projections in its latest quarterly earnings report, and has blamed the transition to chip-based credit and debit cards for its bad quarter.

October 15, 2015 Americans’ Denial of Climate Change Hits Record Low, Survey Finds

Source: Time

Only 16% of Americans believe there is not enough evidence to prove global climate change is real, the lowest percentage since a survey began asking the question in 2008.

October 15, 2015 Wall St. declines as Wal-Mart's weak forecast drags on retailers

Source: Reuters

U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday as Wal-Mart skidded after issuing a weak profit forecast, dragging down other big retailers, and as JPMorgan slipped after disappointing results.

October 15, 2015 Meet 5 Companies Making Sustainability Sexy

Source: Triple Pundit

When you talk to people about sustainability, do their eyes glaze over? Do they fall silent and listen to you ramble on … their mind wandering and wondering when you’re going to shut up?

October 15, 2015 U.S., Alaska says will not seek additional $92 million from Exxon for Valdez spill

Source: Reuters

U.S. and Alaska state officials announced on Wednesday they will no longer seek an additional $92 million from Exxon Mobil Corp. to pay for environmental cleanup and restoration stemming from the massive Exxon Valdez oil spill...

October 15, 2015 Gold near 3-1/2-month high on bets Fed to delay rate hike

Source: Reuters

Gold held near a 3-1/2-month high on Thursday as sluggish economic data from China and the United States stoked speculation the Federal Reserve will not raise rates this year.

October 14, 2015 A 2nd Fed Governor Opposes Raising Rates This Year, Breaking With Yellen

Source: NY Times

Share Tweet Save more Continue reading the main story Advertisement Continue reading the main story WASHINGTON — Daniel K. Tarullo, a member of the Federal Reserve’s Board of...

October 14, 2015 Nestle drawing millions of gallons of California water on expired permit, suit claims

Source: LA Times

Environmental groups sued the U.S. Forest Service on Tuesday, alleging that the agency has allowed Nestle Waters to draw water from a creek in the San Bernardino Mountains under a permit that expired more than 25 years ago.

October 14, 2015 Companies pushed to go green find sustainability pays off - text/audio

Source: MPR

3M and the environmental group ForestEthics were at loggerheads for years over 3M's use of clear-cut, old-growth logging to get paper for Post-it notes and other products.

October 14, 2015 150 countries pledge to curb carbon emissions

Source: The Guardian

Some 150 countries representing around 90% of the world’s carbon emissions have now filed pledges to curb them, dramatically increasing the chances of a deal at the Paris climate summit in December.

October 13, 2015 Enforcing a global climate deal: speak loudly, carry no stick

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Nick Mabey, chief executive of the E3G think-tank in London, says a Paris deal is likely to be more like international agreements limiting nuclear weapons than accords under the î??World Trade...

October 13, 2015 New law requires pension funds to dump coal companies' Not really

The Business Journal - Senate Leader Kevin de León released a statement calling coal a â??losing betâ?? and thanked CalPERS and î??CalSTRSî?? for â??aligning our investments with our...

October 13, 2015 The funds which are focused on ethics

Manchester Evening News - ACCORDING to î??Ethical Investment Research Servicesî??, £6.1bn is invested in 90 ethical retail funds in the UK (including unit trusts, investment trusts and Oeics). Some 70 per...

October 8, 2015 Delta Air Lines fuels business plan with sustainability in mind

Source: The Daily Free Press

“It’s a heck of a lot of jet fuel,” said Steve Tochilin, the general manager of environmental sustainability at Delta Air Lines, at a conversational presentation Wednesday about the business of keeping airlines sustainable.

October 8, 2015 Money Talks – the Dark Secret of the Sustainability Event Circuit

Source: Sustainable Brands

If you are a sustainability practitioner and attend events on the topic – do you know the approach those events take to recruiting speakers, and do speakers have to pay to play? Do you know which experts are onstage because of...

October 8, 2015 Enel Matches Performance With Sustainability Vision

Source: Forbes

When Francesco Starace told the recent UN Conference on Climate Change how different the world’s energy use will look in the future, it carried particular weight: As CEO of Enel , Italy’s largest utility, he’s a leader not only...

October 8, 2015 Walmart shuffles sustainability leadership, taps new SVP

Source: GreenBiz

The woman tasked with fusing online and brick-and-mortar sales for one of the world's biggest retailers, Walmart, is moving to the company's sustainability department. Laura Phillips, a 20-year veteran of the $210 billion...

October 7, 2015 Socially Responsible Retirement Investing

Source: MainSt

The stock market has been bruised and battered in recent months, but that's not stopping U.S. retirees from steering their portfolios toward higher ethical ground in 2015.

October 7, 2015 Water Risks For Investors: Starbucks, Levi Strauss & Co., and World Wildlife Fund To Outline Key Issues

Source: irst Affirmative Financial Network and The SRI Conference via PR Newswire

Record-breaking drought in California. Runaway wildfires in the Pacific Northwest. Catastrophic flood events in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Florida. Big water problems are plaguing the U.S. and other countries worldwide. As a...[more]

October 7, 2015 How Corporate Governance Affects Corporate Sustainability and Why It Matters

Source: Huffington Post

Most often, corporate governance is thought of as a mechanism put in place to protect shareholder wealth from the claws of opportunistic managers. In this sense, the term corporate governance typically arises alongside phrases...

October 6, 2015 Toshiba Accounting Scandal Highlights Issues in Corporate Governance


Though Toshiba had actively adopted corporate governance practices, an independent investigation found that the company’s top executives were complicit in fraudulent accounting. As Japan continues to bolster its governance rules,...

October 6, 2015 Amazon, GE and the 'geniuses' reshaping sustainability

Source: GreenBiz

Summer's over, New York Climate Week has passed and the rest of 2015 looks sure to be busy for those steeped in corporate sustainability. Although the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal has rocked the world of sustainability...

October 6, 2015 Novo Nordisk: Our take on the Sustainable Development Goals

Source: GreenBiz

The world adopted what will become the new global job description last week. The list of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will impact the way we do policy and business. Global Opportunity Network asked Novo Nordisk, a...

October 6, 2015 The truth about corporate social responsibility is still out there

Source: Houston Chronicle

For years, Volkswagen's record for ethics and sustainability were exemplary, at least according to the company's social responsibility reports. Then, the world learned that the company was cheating on emission tests.

October 5, 2015 Corporate Governance: Can Japanese Business Adapt to a New Era? Toward a Multi-Stakeholder Model of Corporate Governance


Over the past two decades, Japanese corporations have moved away from an outdated governance model rooted in keiretsu relationships and “main bank” financing toward a more shareholder-oriented system. Amid this ongoing shift,...

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