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March 10, 2015 Dollar at 12-year peak versus euro, emerging markets spooked

Source: Reuters

The U.S. dollar hit multi-year highs against the euro and yen on Tuesday on the growing chance of the Federal Reserve hiking interest rates by mid-year, the prospect of which also hurt stocks and currencies from emerging markets.

March 10, 2015 Top Companies Communicate Sustainability to Consumers in Innovative Ways

Source: Just Means

A company’s communication with consumers on sustainability does not have to be confined to annual CSR reports alone. A growing number of companies are now using social media and other innovative platforms to disseminate...

March 10, 2015 GM faces union demands following stock buyback plan

Source: Automotive News

DETROIT (Bloomberg) -- General Motors CEO Mary Barra started off her second year in the job with an activist investor at her door after her first year was largely consumed by a safety investigation over fatally defective ignition...

March 9, 2015 The problem with sustainability marketing? Not enough me, me, me

Source: Guardian

Why is selling sustainability still so hard? It shouldn’t be. We know that consumers “care”. We have surveys in abundance revealing people pay attention to social and environmental credentials, especially in the millennial...

March 9, 2015 The New Jobs Report Shows Janet Yellen’s Quandary in a Nutshell

Source: NY Times

The biggest decision that Janet Yellen has faced in her year-old Federal Reserve chairmanship was laid bare in a single report on the domestic job market released Friday.

March 9, 2015 US Solar Generation Doubled in 2014, Renewable Output Grew 11%

Source: Greentech Media

New federal statistics out this week have shed more light solar and wind energy’s emerging role in keeping the country’s lights on. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2014 saw non-hydro renewable energy...

March 9, 2015 'Six-stock candles': Wall Street bull turns 6

Source: USA Today

The stock bull market, the one Wall Street predicted would have a short life span when it was born in the shadow of the worst downturn since the Great Depression, turns 6 Monday.

March 6, 2015 U.S. banks pass Fed capital test, trading books hurt

Source: Reuters

All 31 U.S. banks passed a test of how they would do in a next economic crisis, the Federal Reserve said on Thursday, but those with large trading books came out weak because of new elements in the check-up.

March 6, 2015 Six things we learned about business and sustainability policy

Source: The Guardian

In his recent article, ‘why whale poo matters’, George Monbiot writes: “In truth it’s not just about whale poo, though that’s an important component. It’s about the remarkable connectivity, on this small and spherical planet, of...

March 6, 2015 The Myth of Russia’s Energy Strength

Source: Newsweek

The idea that Russia could achieve a strategic advantage over its neighbors through its energy resources is well known. After the start of the conflict in Ukraine last year, Western media and energy experts suggested that Russia...

March 6, 2015 India, Bangladesh, China most at risk from river floods: study

Source: Reuters

India, Bangladesh and China are most at risk from river floods, with an increasing number of people threatened because of climate change and economic growth in low-lying regions, a study said on Thursday.

March 5, 2015 Fed’s stress tests questioned on eve of results

Source: MarketWatch

Just before the Federal Reserve releases the first round of its 2015 “stress tests” another government agency is questioning the way the annual exercises are run. The Office of Financial Research, a new arm of the Treasury...

March 5, 2015 Oil higher as investors weigh China’s lower growth target, Libyan supply issues

Source: MarketWatch

LONDON — Crude-oil futures were higher Thursday, as investors assessed a lower growth target from China, a slower increase in U.S. oil stockpiles and ongoing production issues in Libya

March 5, 2015 Arctic Sea Ice Is Getting Thinner, Faster

Source: Climate Central

While the steady disappearance of sea ice in the Arctic has been one of the hallmark effects of global warming, research shows it is not only covering less of the planet, but it’s also getting significantly thinner. That makes it...

March 5, 2015 How to Talk about Sustainability When It’s Not a Simple Win-Win

Source: Knowledge@Wharton

It’s not hard to get someone’s attention when you start off talking about cutting costs and strengthening the bottom line. But what about those times when the best environmental move increases costs, at least in the short term?...

March 4, 2015 Climate change linked to solar ‘cooling periods’

Source: Science Recorder

Researchers involved with the study learned that during the past 4,000 years, both solar activity and even the surface of the North Atlantic Ocean are strongly linked together

March 4, 2015 Employees: A Powerful Force in Sustainability

Source: Knowledge @Wharton

Sustainability often begins with passionate employees. “Health care is full of passionate people. The place is teeming with individuals who want to do this work,” said Janet Howard, director of facility engagement at Practice...

March 4, 2015 Women-led companies perform three times better than the S&P 500

Source: Fortune

Boston-based Quantopian looked at how well Fortune 1000 companies led by women performed compared to the S&P 500 over a 12-year period

March 4, 2015 Innovation, not easy money, is behind the Nasdaq’s return to 5,000

Source: MarketWatch

Finally — after much anticipation, the Nasdaq Composite Index has closed above the 5,000 mark for the first time since March 2000, and it’s very near its Internet bubble all-time closing high of 5048.62.

March 3, 2015 EU's 2050 green goals will need radical policy shifts: report

Source: Reuters

The European Union will need radical new policies to reach goals for safeguarding the environment by 2050 after limited progress in curbing pollution and climate change, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said on Tuesday.

March 3, 2015 Antarctic Sea Ice Did The Exact Opposite Of What Models Predicted

Source: Daily Caller

In the case of Antarctica, the climate models were dead wrong, according to a new study by Chinese scientists published in the journal Cryosphere. The study found that most climate models predicted Antarctic sea ice coverage...

March 3, 2015 Redefining Sustainability

Source: Instead Knowledge

We’ve heard the word sustainability a lot lately. Climate change scientists warn countries and companies of the dangers of current levels of carbon emissions. Board directors are being called upon to be more transparent and...

March 3, 2015 What Buffett's anti-banker rant might have been about

Source: Fortune

Warren Buffett embarked on an epic diatribe against investment bankers in his latest letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, published Saturday. He mentioned bankers 10 times in the long letter, not once generously. As The New...

March 2, 2015 Wal-Mart's pay hike will have massive ripple effects in America

Source: Business Insider

After decades of shop floor and political campaigning, US retailers are finally beginning to increase their minimum wages. While the increase is benefiting millions of workers across the country, its driving force is market...

March 2, 2015 Most Americans see combating climate change as a moral duty

Source: Reuters

A significant majority of Americans say combating climate change is a moral issue that obligates them – and world leaders - to reduce carbon emissions, a Reuters/IPSOS poll has found. The poll of 2,827 Americans was conducted in...

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