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Phys.org - Climate model simulations by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) showed similar results: as the climate warms, temperature differences in mid-latitudes decrease, and so does temperature...
Source: Science Magazine
Fracking doesn’t appear to be allowing methane to seriously contaminate drinking water in Pennsylvania, a new study finds—contrary to some earlier, much publicized research that suggested a stronger link. But the lead authors of...
March 27, 2015 Americans Continue to View Energy Situation as Less SeriousSource: Gallup
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Fewer than three in 10 Americans (28%) say the energy situation in the U.S. is "very serious," one of the lowest figures in Gallup's history of asking the question. While this figure has varied widely over the...
March 26, 2015 Investor Confusion Clouds ESG's FutureSource: Michael Shagrin, Fund Fire
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies were hit hard by outflows in 2013 and 2014, and new data suggests that may just be the tip of the iceberg.
March 26, 2015 The moral maze: How poor company ethics can cost investorsSource: Business Reporter
FTSE100 companies are failing to provide investors with clear measures of how they maintain robust ethical standards, according to a study by the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors
March 26, 2015 Saints Beat Sinners Again for Best Stock PicksSource: The Guardian
New Morgan Stanley research shows that whatever sustainability is, it seems to be working
March 26, 2015 'Neonics Not Key Driver of Bee Deaths'--USDA Study May Clash With White House Poised to Restrict Pesticide
The Huffington Post - îJon Entineî, executive director of the Genetic Literacy Project, is a senior fellow at the World Food Center Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy, University of California-Davis. Follow...
March 25, 2015 Socially Responsible Supply Chains Create Triple Advantage: Increased Revenue, Reduced Cost and Greater Brand Value
Exchange Magazine - Geneva, Switzerland â A new report from the îWorld Economic Forumî identifies 31 proven practices to help companies achieve a âtriple supply chain advantageâ of increased revenue,...
March 25, 2015 Corporate Sustainability: First Evidence on MaterialitySource: Working Knowledge, Harvard Business School
The relatively new class of corporate investments known as sustainability investments has attracted the attention of firms, institutional investors, academics, and societal advocacy groups. This paper examines in depth how such...
March 25, 2015 ESG Criteria Important for Majority of InvestorsSource: Plan Sponsor
A majority of institutional investors consider ESG criteria when making alternative investment allocations, according to research by LGT Capital Partners and Mercer.
March 24, 2015 World Water Day overshadowed by shortage crisisSource: The Weather Channel
A new U.N. report revealed that the world could suffer a 40 per cent shortfall in water by 2030 unless dramatic changes are made.
March 24, 2015 Cornell Study Finds Hotel Guests Participate in and Support Environmental Sustainability EffortsSource: Hospitality.net
Certain sustainability practices are nearly universal in the lodging industry, says a Cornell University study published by the Center for Hospitality Research (CHR). Water-conserving fixtures and linen-reuse programs, for...
March 24, 2015 Global Climate in 2014 marked by extreme heat and flooding
China - as highlighted by the Fifth Assessment Report of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî," said Jarraud. "The record-breaking temperatures, extreme precipitation and floods we witnessed in 2014 are...
March 24, 2015 Study: Gulf Stream slower than ever beforeSource: UPI
POTSDAM, Germany -- The Gulf Stream is the weakest it's been in the last 1,000 years. And as glacier melt in the Arctic continues to accelerate, the foot of the Atlantic's most powerful ocean current keeps pressing harder and...
Global water resources may soon meet only 60% of the world’s water demands, the United Nations warned in a dire new report. The World Water Development Report, issued ahead of World Water Day on Sunday, says demand for water...
March 20, 2015 Executive Compensation Disclosures a Wasted Effort?Source: National Law Review
The 2015 Investor Survey notes that only 38% of institutional investors “believe that information about executive compensation is clear and effectively disclosed” and 65% of them note that the “relation between compensation and...
March 20, 2015 The riskiest places in the world for natural disasters
Mother Nature Network MNN - Verisk îMaplecroftî, a London-based company specializing in risk assessments, compiled the list, naming Port Vila, Vanuatu as the riskiest place of all. And that was tragically prescient....
March 19, 2015 The moral maze: How poor company ethics can cost investors
The Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors’ study shows that while 91 per cent of the FTSE100 refer in their annual reports to their high standards of business ethics and integrity, only 8 per cent provided a specific metric of...
The concept of board accountability is central to literature and debates on corporate governance, not least in the United Kingdom and United States. However, as a social phenomenon it is frequently misunderstood, particularly by...
Artificial sweeteners – and their most popular protégé, diet soda – haven’t exactly been the nutritional godsends they were supposed to be. In the last 30 years, their consumption has risen considerably, but so have obesity and...
March 17, 2015 Federal agencies make $125B in improper payments in 2014Source: The Columbian
WASHINGTON — Federal agencies made $125 billion in improper payments last year, including tax credits to people who didn't qualify, Medicare payments for treatments that might not be necessary and unemployment benefits for people...
March 16, 2015 Over 45 per cent executives commit to embedding sustainability throughout business in 2015Source: Eco-Business
Embedding sustainability is top priority for 2015: Just over 45% of our respondents stated that embedding sustainability throughout the organisation is a top priority for 2015. The second highest priority is creating a culture of...
Source: The Guardian
Future generations may have to make do with more expensive and poorer quality produce, including meat and dairy, because of the impact of climate change, according to new research.
The U.S., Europe and Russia face longer heat waves because summer winds that used to bring in cool ocean air have been weakened by climate change, German researchers said. Rapid Arctic warming disturbs air streams in ways that...
Source: The Guardian
The 100 global power companies most at risk from growing pressure to shut highly polluting coal plants have been revealed in a new report from Oxford University.
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