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May 12, 2016 The hollowing of America's middle classSource: CBS
The middle class has retreated in nine out of 10 U.S. metropolitan areas since 2000, as income inequality widened after the recession, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center.
Source: Eco Watch
More than a thousand experts, NGOs, opinion makers, media and politicians gather Thursday for the Copenhagen Fashion Summit—the world’s largest event on sustainability in fashion. Jonas Eder-Hansen is development director at the...
New research released Thursday found that air quality levels exceed WHO limits for 80% of those living in urban areas that track air pollution, putting people more at risk for respiratory diseases, stroke, heart disease and lung...
May 12, 2016 California’s Wavering Water RulesSource: Pacific Standard
California is contemplating relaxing some of its water-saving rules at the same time it’s permanently banning other flashier, water-using habits. Governor Jerry Brown issued an order on Monday that will forever forbid hosing off...
May 11, 2016 Defining Sustainability For Your BusinessSource: 3bl Media
The term “sustainability" is often used interchangeably with corporate responsibility (CR), corporate social responsibility (CSR), corporate citizenship, social enterprise, sustainable development, triple-bottom line, corporate...
Momentum is growing, especially among millennials, to put your money where your values are. Spotlighting this trend is the recent Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, through which 31-year-old Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife...
Hal Crawford, managing director at K2 Intelligence in the firm’s anti-money laundering and compliance practice, said there can be multiple people controlling an account, and the rule doesn’t consider that a controlling person...
Companies and entrepreneurs looking to spread their tendrils throughout the world step into a very complex and risky game. Doing business in one country is not necessarily the same as doing business in another.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has made some of the state's temporary water restrictions permanent. The executive order, in response to the state's drought, permanently bans wasteful practices like hosing sidewalks and washing cars...
May 10, 2016 The Business of SustainabilitySource: Laboratury Equipment
As NASA and other space agencies look to explore the possibility of habitable planets outside our world, there remains an underlying concern about the future of our own planet.
Source: USA Today
The journalism organization behind the Panama Papers made available to the public for the first time Monday a massive database covering more than 360,000 people and companies that have used off-shore accounts to hide assets,...
Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari on Monday signalled his support for the cautious and patient approach to rate hikes laid out by Fed Chair Janet Yellen, saying the current stance of monetary policy is...
China’s stocks capped their biggest two-day loss since late February, led by commodity producers and industrial companies, as trade data disappointed and the People’s Daily warned about the country’s rising debt in a front-page...
For a large corporate firm chugging along in the ocean of international commerce, it takes a lot of effort to radically change direction. Itsturning circles are large and unpredictable, and during any maneuver it can find itself...
May 9, 2016 Sticker shock of fixing Flint's lead problem hints at colossal price tag for U.S.-wide remedySource: WHAS 11
For Americans who may think that the lead contaminated water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is a distant, if unfortunate, problem, President Obama had some sobering words of caution this week, noting that Flint is just one example of...
May 9, 2016 The GOP’s Moral DilemmaSource: Larry Checco
The soul of the Republican Party is about to be severely tested in the coming weeks and months. Now that Donald J. Trump is the presumptive Republican candidate for president, will the GOP, for its own party interests, coalesce...
Source: Washington Post
Southern California’s section of the San Andreas fault is “locked, loaded and ready to roll,” a leading earthquake scientist said last week at the National Earthquake Conference
Source: Multichannel Merchant
The Dash Button is just one of the latest examples of technology making consumption easier and easier. As Amazon and Google promise near instant delivery on millions of products, more of us use our phones to make purchases...
Source: The Guardian
Experts have offered stark warnings that proposed power plants in India, China, Vietnam and Indonesia would blow Paris climate deal if they move ahead
A new accounting rule that will force banks to set aside provisions for bad loans long before they sour could cannibalize profits and eat into capital at U.S. lenders.
Tesla just took the most ambitious automotive production timeline since the Ford Model T, and moved it up two years.
Economies across large swathes of the globe could shrink dramatically by mid-century as fresh water grows scarce due to climate change, the World Bank reported on Tuesday.
Source: Sustainable Brands
It was the mid-‘90s. The Board of Directors at Vancity – a large regional financial institution based in Vancouver, Canada – was struggling to get management’s attention on its social purpose agenda. I and the other directors...
May 5, 2016 Lawsuit seeks stronger regulation by EPA on how drillers handle, dispose of fracking wasteSource: Power Source
Seven environmental and community organizations are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal court to compel the agency to tighten controls on the handling and disposal of oil and shale gas drilling and fracking...
Global equities fell the most in a month and crude oil declined, while Treasuries surged with the dollar as evidence of limp economic growth around the world sparked a retreat from riskier assets.
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