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October 2, 2015 Amazon, LEGO Have Best CSR Reputations in the U.S.

Source: Sustainable Brands

Amazon, LEGO, BMW, Sanofi, Schneider Electric and Panera Bread have the best public perception for corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the United States, according to a new report by the Reputation Institute.

October 1, 2015 MGM Resorts Named One Of America's Most Reputable Companies For Corporate Social Responsibility By Reputation Institute

Source: Market Watch

MGM Resorts International MGM, +2.25% has been named one of America's top 100 most reputable companies for corporate social responsibility (CSR), according to research by Reputation Institute, a leading global source on corporate...

September 28, 2015 The Global Sourcing Council Appoints Louis Coppola to Board of Directors

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.

New York, NY (September 28, 2015) - The Global Sourcing Council (GSC), a global non-profit organization focused on promoting sustainable, socially responsible sourcing practices through research, publications, education and...[more]

June 8, 2015 FLASH REPORT — Seventy-Five Percent (75%) of the S&P 500 Index Published Corporate Sustainability Reports in 2014

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.

Sustainability reporting has become the clear norm in the U.S. capital markets as represented by our four year study of the S&P 500*. Over the last four years there has been significant uptake in sustainability reporting from...[more]

May 28, 2014 London’s Dirty Secret Pollutes Like Beijing Airpocalypse

Source: Bloomberg

London has a dirty secret. Levels of the harmful air pollutant nitrogen dioxide at a city-center monitoring station are the highest in Europe. Concentrations are greater even than in Beijing, where expatriates have dubbed the...

April 4, 2014 America, Your Annual Energy Report Card Has Arrived


Even though Americans increased their use of renewable sources of energy in 2013, the annual level of carbon dioxide emissions increased for the first time since 2010. The news comes from the Lawrence Livermore National...

March 18, 2014 Whose Water? Ours! How to End California's Water Crisis

Source: Huff Post

It's sounding again like the drought of 1976-77: "Shower with a friend." "Put a brick in your toilet tank." "Fix your leaky faucet." "Replace your lawn with a cactus garden." And then the pictures: denuded ski slopes, boat docks...

February 17, 2014 Steve Grossman says outstanding 2013 means state pension fund will narrow funding gap

Big News Network - The net asset value of the fund was $57.9 billion at the end of 2013, according to the state îPension Reserves Investment Management Boardî (PRIM). Thats about $1.4 billion, or 2.6 percent, beyond...

November 29, 2013 Why Pollution Causes Thunderstorms to Leave Bigger, Longer-lasting Clouds Behind

Source: Nature World News

By discovering how pollution leads thunderstorms to leave larger, longer-lasting clouds in their wake, scientists have not only solved a long-standing debate, but uncovered a new clue as to how pollution relates to climate...

September 27, 2013 Is North America The Next World Capital Of Energy? - audio

Source: National Public Radio

A perfect storm of sorts is leading some Western energy companies to step back from investments and operations in the Middle East. Companies see increased risk in the region because of the turmoil and violence following the Arab...

August 7, 2013 First study of human transmission of new bird flu raises worries

Source: Reuters

The first scientific analysis of probable human-to-human transmission of a deadly new strain of bird flu that emerged in China this year gives the strongest evidence yet that the H7N9 virus can pass between people, scientists...

July 25, 2013 Emergency measures to stem fire from Louisiana gas rig blowout

Source: LA Times

HOUSTON -- U.S. Coast Guard and federal officials took added measures late Wednesday to control a fire that erupted on a natural gas rig off the coast of Louisiana after a blowout Tuesday. Officials from the Bureau of Safety and...

June 4, 2013 Proposed fracking rules put nation’s drinking water at risk

Source: The Hill

In a move its predecessor would be proud of, the Obama administration has bowed to industry pressure and proposed rules on hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” on public lands that put the nation’s water supply at risk of...

May 20, 2013 US eases natural gas glut with second export terminal (+video)

Source: Christian Science Monitor

The Energy Department authorizes a second US terminal to export liquefied natural gas (LNG), ending months of speculation. LNG exports boost the prospects for domestic natural gas drillers and should help key allies, but they're...

May 14, 2013 Greening up historic buildings: Seattle’s Town Hall as case study

Source: KPLU NPR

Seattle has been in the spotlight lately as the home to the world’s greenest new office building, the Bullitt Center. Also under construction is the headquarters of Brooks Sports in Fremont, which promises to be “deep green.”

April 26, 2013 A sustainable future, beyond environmental concerns


LEWISBURG, Pa. — "Business as usual is no longer business as usual," said Jamie Hendry, Bucknell associate professor of management, at the University's first annual Sustainability Symposium.

April 23, 2013 Next step’ in sustainability reporting to be unveiled in May, says GRI

Source: Global Reporting Initiative

The next generation of the Global Reporting Initiative’s Sustainability Reporting Guidelines – G4 – will be unveiled next month, it was confirmed today. The latest evolution of the GRI Guidelines – now the most widely used...

April 4, 2013 Saudi kings of oil join the shale gas revolution

Source: Reuters

Saudi Arabia is unlikely to produce much shale gas this decade, hampered by scarce water and prices fixed far below production costs, but it has the reserves, the desire and the potential to become a shale giant one day.

April 1, 2013 Israel Begins Pumping Natural Gas From Offshore Field

Source: NY Times

JERUSALEM — Israel moved closer to its goal of energy independence on Sunday as natural gas from a large offshore field began flowing into the country, a harbinger of important change that will benefit the country strategically...

March 27, 2013 What the dot-com era can teach us about CSR reporting

Source: GreenBiz

During the height of the dot-com era, Internet startup CEOs commonly talked about the number of users or "eyeballs" on their sites as the most important measure of their business. Investors, however, began asking about profits,...

March 19, 2013 Saudi Arabia to Drill Seven Shale Gas Wells: Al-Naimi

Source: Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, will drill about seven test wells for shale gas this year, according to Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi. “We know where the areas are,” Al-Naimi said at the Credit Suisse Asian Investment...

March 8, 2013 Analysis: Renewables turn utilities into dinosaurs of the energy world

Source: Reuters

Every new solar panel installed on European rooftops chips away at power utilities' centralized production model. Unless they reinvent themselves soon, these giants risk becoming the dinosaurs of the energy market.

March 8, 2013 Anglo American Named Top Sustainability Reporter

Source: Environmental Leader

Mining group Anglo American, energy company Centrica and finance group HSBC Holdings have been named the European companies with the year’s best records of sustainability reporting, in an assessment by communications agency...

March 8, 2013 US SIF Statement on Shareholder Resolutions and Corporate Responsibility

Source: US SIF

The 2013 US corporate annual meeting season is underway. Over the next several months, several thousand publicly traded companies will hold their annual meetings, and their owners—the shareholders—will be asked to approve slates...[more]

March 4, 2013 AP: NY Fracking Held as Cuomo, RFK Jr. Talk Health

Source: ABC

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo came as close as he ever has to approving fracking last month, laying out a limited drilling plan for as many as 40 gas wells before changing course to await the findings of a new study after...

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