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September 15, 2014 Pesticides a concern for aquatic life in most U.S. urban streams : study

Source: Reuters

The proportion of urban streams in the United States with potentially worrisome levels of pesticides for aquatic life has surged to 90 percent, a two-decade government study said on Thursday.

September 15, 2014 Shares prices boosted by corporate sustainability policies

Source: Telegraph(UK)

Companies that pursue corporate sustainability policies are more likely to receive a boost to their share price, according to a report. The University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment and Arabesque Asset...

September 12, 2014 US Dollar Headed for Best Run in 17 Years Amid Fed Rate Hike Fears

Source: NDTV

London: The US dollar headed for its ninth straight week of gains on Friday, some measure of how the economic fortunes of the United States and its major economic peers are diverging after six years of financial turmoil.

September 12, 2014 GRI North America and KPMG in Canada Spotlight on Corporate Transparency: Insights from Global 2014 is now available.

Source: GRI North America

This white paper discusses the main drivers of corporate transparency, the impact it has on business and why it matters. Spotlight on corporate transparency: Insights from GLOBE2014 is the culmination of the GLOBE 2014...[more]

September 12, 2014 Are sustainability reports driving change or just 'losing the signal'?

Source: Guardian

Are sustainability reports driving change or just 'losing the signal'? The avalanche of corporate sustainability information makes it hard to separate the wheat from the chaff – or the vitally important from the merely...

September 12, 2014 As Climate Change Hits Home, Americans Call for Action

Source: Huff Post

Seventy percent of Americans view climate change as a serious problem and support federal efforts to reduce global warming pollution, according to an ABC/Washington Post poll. Support runs deep and wide. More than two-thirds of...

September 11, 2014 ALWAYS REMEMBER 9/11 -- A 9/11 Shrine Where Families Mourned, Now Open to Others

Source: NY Times

Twenty stories above ground zero, its existence and whereabouts known only to those who needed it, the Family Room served for a dozen years as a most private sanctuary from a most public horror.

September 11, 2014 Results Announced for 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Review; DJSI Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary

Source: IndicesS&P Dow Jones

S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the world’s leading providers of financial market indices, and RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing, today announced the results of the annual Dow...[more]

September 11, 2014 Natural gas exports set to take off as Energy Department approves two new projects

Source: Fortune

U.S. regulators have approved construction of two plants for exporting natural gas, potentially to lucrative markets in Europe, Japan, Taiwan and other parts of Asia.

September 11, 2014 Ozone layer showing 'signs of recovery', UN says

Source: BBC

The ozone layer that shields the earth from cancer-causing ultraviolet rays is showing early signs of thickening after years of depletion, a UN study says.

September 11, 2014 Consumer behaviour and sustainability - what you need to know

Source: Guardian

Our live chat explored what value consumers place on the sustainability of the products they buy. Here are 10 things we learned

September 10, 2014 Climate Week NYC Will Help Secure Critical Business and Government Buy-In for a Global Climate Deal Next Year

Source: Huff Post

In a couple of weeks, New York City will be host to more than a hundred events about climate change. From roundtables showcasing the latest low carbon innovation, to mass gatherings demanding climate action, this unprecedented...

September 10, 2014 Why Sustainability Makes Business Sense

Source: Environmental Leader

Sustainability is a priority for food and beverage companies, yet it’s a challenge to implement, according to a survey by Grant Thornton. The State of Sustainability at Food and Beverage Companies gauged attitudes toward...

September 10, 2014 Fed proposes higher capital rule for largest banks

Source: Channel News Asia

US regulators plan to raise capital requirements for the largest banks above global standards to ensure they do not place the financial system at risk, a top central banker said on Tuesday

September 10, 2014 Poll: Voters skeptical of fed's energy agenda

Source: The Hill

A poll released Tuesday by the conservative group American Energy Alliance (AEA) found that 65 percent of likely voters want their state, not the federal government, to decide what energy sources power their electricity supply.

September 9, 2014 Dollar hits six-year high versus yen on Fed study, sterling woes continue

Source: Reuters

The dollar scaled a 6-year high against the yen and hit a 14-month peak against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, tracking rising U.S. yields after a Federal Reserve study led investors to reassess prospects for higher interest...

September 9, 2014 Treasury's Lew urges action on 'inversion' tax deals

Source: Reuters

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew called on Monday for prompt action to stem the surge of U.S. businesses reincorporating abroad in "inversion" deals to avoid corporate U.S. income taxes, but offered no new ideas.

September 9, 2014 CO2 surge drove greenhouse gas levels to new high in 2013

Source: Reuters

Atmospheric volumes of greenhouse hit a record in 2013 as carbon dioxide concentrations grew at the fastest rate since reliable global records began, the World Meteorological Organization said on Tuesday.

September 9, 2014 Inside the Walmart-Target products summit

Source: GreenBiz

Over the last 12 months, there has been impressive movement to increase ingredient transparency and replace a number of chemicals of concern in consumer products. Walmart announced a “Sustainable Chemistry Policy” and a list of...

September 8, 2014 Activists promise biggest climate march in history

Source: The Guardian

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of New York, London and eight other cities worldwide in a fortnight to pressure world leaders to take action on global warming, in what organisers claim will be...

September 8, 2014 Investing to Make a Difference Is Gaining Ground

Source: NY Times

IF there is a traditional path to becoming an impact investor, it is the one taken by David Keller, who made a lot of money at a young age and retired from Cisco Systems in his 40s in 2002. Mr. Keller got the idea of starting...

September 8, 2014 Electrolux to Buy G.E. Appliances Business for $3.3 Billion

Source: NY Times

LONDON – General Electric said on Monday that it had agreed to sell its appliances business for $3.3 billion in cash to Electrolux of Sweden, parting ways with the century-old division that gave birth to the washer-dryer and the...

September 8, 2014 Napa earthquake shakes loose unknown groundwater

Source: SF Gate

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday that the magnitude 6.0 earthquake on Aug. 24 unexpectedly forced groundwater to the surface, filling dry creek beds and parched streams in the region.

September 8, 2014 69% of chemical industry has embraced sustainability, says Genomatica and ICIS survey

Source: Bio Fuel Digest

In California, Genomatica has announced the results of a survey on sustainability issues in the chemical industry.

September 5, 2014 Euro left reeling after ECB's liquidity splurge

Source: Reuters

The euro was deep in the red on Friday, having suffered its steepest fall in three years after the European Central Bank stunned markets by cutting interest rates and embarking on a trillion-euro asset-buying binge.

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