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June 20, 2014 BofA Must Face U.S. Suit Over Mortgage-Securities Fraud

Source: BusinessWeek

Bank of America Corp. (BAC:US) must face the U.S. Justice Department’s lawsuit accusing it of misleading investors about the quality of loans tied to $850 million in residential mortgage-backed securities. U.S. District Judge Max...

June 20, 2014 The importance of carbon footprinting for sustainability impact

Source: The Guardian

The simple truth is that food and drink sustainability can be a very complicated business to understand. There are a multitude of issues that need to be considered, from land use change to industrial energy efficiency – which can...

June 19, 2014 Ford Motor Company's Sustainability Chief Talks Innovation, Progress And A Vision For The Future

Source: Forbes

“As our vehicles are the source of our most significant environmental impact, it is vital that we focus on improving the environmental performance of each product,” explained John Viera, global director of sustainability and...

June 19, 2014 Newly-released data shows May 2014 was the warmest on record

Source: Science Recorder

After a bruising winter in the U.S., data released today by NASA shows that this May’s global temperature anomaly – or how much it varies from the long term average – may be the highest ever recorded, even higher than the two...

June 19, 2014 $120 Oil Flagged as Danger Point for Global Economy on Iraq Crisis

Source: Bloomberg

The global economy faces a new threat from an old enemy: oil. A spike in the price of crude foreshadowed economic slumps in each of the last four decades and economists are worrying anew after Brent touched its highest price in...

June 19, 2014 Has Coca-Cola Forged a New Path in Executive Pay? - video

Source: Bloomberg

Stanford professor Allan McCall and David Winters, founder at Wintergreen Advisers, evaluate the executive compensation plan at Coca-Cola, how the stock portion of the package differs from other major corporations and why it may...

June 18, 2014 The Top 5 Ways to Fight Global Warming


According to an announcement from the UCLA Newsroom, for the first time, scientists ranked all the various strategies that could slow down climate change. The study, which appears in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the...

June 18, 2014 We (UK) can turn the tide of climate change by working with China

Source: The Guardian

Much has been written about the nuclear agreements signed at the UK-China summit. Given the boost to low-carbon electricity, to energy security and to jobs, the Chinese interest in taking forward investment at Hinkley Point C,...

June 18, 2014 Green investors favor Apple after environmental reforms

Source: Reuters

Apple Inc, criticized in the past for greenhouse gas emissions, use of toxic materials and the hiring of underage workers, has improved its practices and earned better scores from groups such as Greenpeace. That’s good news for...

June 18, 2014 How the Fed could spook the markets

Source: CBS News

Clearly, not much can rattle investors these days. They have so far shrugged off the threat of a sectarian civil war in Iraq and the risk of crude oil flows getting disrupted. Not even a re-escalation of tensions between Moscow...

June 18, 2014 IRS lost more emails in tea party probe, investigators say

Source: PBS NewsHour

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has lost more emails connected to the tea party investigation, congressional investigators said Tuesday. The IRS said last Friday it had lost an untold number of emails when Lois Lerner’s...

June 17, 2014 Corporate Sustainability - What Matters?

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute

New York, NY — (Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.) — Sustainability - "What Matters?" — That is the question for company managements and investors as they prepare sustainability / corporate responsibility reports....[more]

June 17, 2014 Coal’s Share of World Energy Demand at Highest Since 1970

Source: Bloomberg

Coal dominated world energy markets last year by supplying the biggest share of demand since 1970, making it the fastest growing fossil fuel, according to an annual review by BP Plc. Consumption grew 3 percent last year, driven...

June 17, 2014 UNEP FI offers institutional investors new sustainability model

Source: Reuters

Integrated Governance – A new model of governance for sustainability, a report by the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative(UNEP FI), which represents total Assets-Under-Management of approximately...

June 17, 2014 Starbucks to pay college tuition for thousands of baristas

Source: CS Monitor

Starbucks, which already offers its employees a number of generous perks such as company stock and pensions, announced Monday that it would pay college tuition costs in part or in full for thousands of its baristas. The...

June 17, 2014 U.S. health care system ranks lowest in international survey

Source: CBS News

The U.S. spends more money on health care compared with other industrialized countries, but Americans still get the least bang for their buck -- and many still don't have access to care -- according to a report just published by...

June 16, 2014 Warming Arctic Could Lead to Fewer Extremely Cold Winters: Study

Source: Nature World News

Arctic warming is associated with fewer extreme winters in the U.S. and Europe, a new study suggests. January 2014 saw temperatures in the U.S fall several notches, with Minnesota recording -37°C and even Sunshine State Florida...

June 16, 2014 10 leading sustainability innovations

Source: The Guardian

A study released today profiles 100 leading sustainability innovations. We showcase the top 10, featuring carbon-neutral plastic, e-waste recycling kiosks and an ethical smartphone

June 16, 2014 How to Sell a Carbon Tax

Source: Bloomberg

The best way to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases is to put a tax on carbon. Almost all economists would agree. Yet there's even wider agreement, and not just among economists, that a carbon tax can't happen. In the U.S., it's...

June 16, 2014 Stopping Russia from cornering Europe’s energy market

Source: Washington Post

President Obama’s meeting this month with the Group of Seven leaders focused on European energy policies in light of the crisis in Ukraine. As Western leaders seek the right response, they would do well to keep in mind that...

June 13, 2014 Water discovered deep beneath Earth's surface

Source: USA Today

Researchers have discovered evidence of water — enough to fill oceans — embedded in minerals deep beneath the surface of the United States that could alter the current understanding of the Earth's composition and how it was...

June 13, 2014 Treasury Auction Demand Rises to Highest Level in More Than Year

Source: Bloomberg/BusinessWeek

Demand surged to the highest level since March 2013 for the $62 billion in Treasury notes and bonds sold this week as the U.S. economy showed signs of slowing and investors sought refuge from turmoil in Iraq.

June 13, 2014 Here's one key to sustainability in global supply chains

Source: GreenBiz

launched the world’s first guide on traceability, which highlights the importance of traceability for sustainability purposes and identifies solutions to the multifaceted challenges of tracing raw materials through complex...

June 13, 2014 Market Structure Map - The Big News

Source: Tim Quast, President,ModernNetworks IR LLC

With crowning dreams of California Chrome and the unfortunately tinny conclusion to the equine trifecta dominating news, you might have missed what counted last week. There was Liquidnet, operator of a members-only trading market...[more]

June 12, 2014 22 Devastating Effects Of Climate Change

Source: Business Insider

Major negative effects of climate change are here now and they're only getting worse, as shown by recent reports from the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) and the White House among others. The...

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