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May 28, 2015 More Americans expect higher incomes this yearSource: USA Today
Americans are significantly more optimistic about their income prospects while their perceptions of their financial well-being have improved modestly, according to Federal Reserve survey results out Wednesday.
Source: PC World
The average cost of a data breach has increased by 23 percent over the past two years to $3.79 million, according to a report Wednesday from IBM and the Ponemon Institute. And the average cost for each lost of stolen record...
PARIS – Thirty-two energy companies led by Russia’s Gazprom account for almost a third of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions if the burning of all the coal, oil and gas they produce is taken into account, a study said on...
The fact that a bad lending and credit crisis brought down the economy six years ago was proof positive for many that the financial sector, and more specifically Wall Street, had grown too large.
So, what role do Americans want their government to play? I asked 1,044 adults (representative of the U.S. population according to age and sex) 10 questions about America’s role in the world. They were then asked to choose which...
Source: Wall Street Journal
Two-fifths of the population of developed countries have gained little over recent decades, driving a rise in income inequality that is damaging economic growth and that can only be reversed through a wide range of government...
The euro zone economy continued to lose momentum in May, according to closely-watched surveys published Thursday, but it wasn't all bad news, with hiring in the region on the up.
May 20, 2015 Survey: Wall Street ethics still an oxymoronSource: CBS: Money Watch
July marks the fifth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, better known as the Dodd-Frank Act. The measure was a direct response to the excesses perpetrated by Wall Street and to the lack...
A new study released by Morgan Stanley confirms that investors appear to place a premium on sustainability yet believe that sustainable investments require some financial sacrifice. Two key findings include: 1) nearly...
Source: Millionaire Corner
Baby Boomers and seniors ages 65 and up are the strongest proponents of socially responsible investing and the investors most likely to support companies whose policies support causes in which they are passionate
May 20, 2015 Actuaries need to think ‘carefully’ about the link between sustainability and the financial systemSource: The Actuary
The review Sustainability and the Financial System, launched at an event in London to look at the impact of monetary policy on the economy and the environment, identified the three key themes where further research is needed. -
May 19, 2015 Smithfield Foods Named the Top Performer in the Meat Industry in Water Management Says New Ceres Report
GlobeNewswire - The company uses Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines for public sustainability reporting, and utilized two separate tools to assess water risk both domestically and internationally: the îWorld...
May 19, 2015 Historic Survey of Financial Services Professionals Reveals Widespread Disregard for Ethics and an Alarming Use of Secrecy Policies and Agreements to Silence EmployeesSource: SYS-Con Media
The survey, the most expansive of its kind, polled more than 1,200 U.S. and U.K.-based financial services professionals to examine views on workplace ethics, the nexus between principles and profits, the state of industry...
May 18, 2015 Weather events taken to extremes by climate changeSource: Eco-Business
Scientists warn that global warming could greatly increase the likelihood of droughts, floods and heatwaves reaching record levels of frequency and intensity.
Source: Mirror (UK)
A third of Brits are in danger of falling victim to a killer food poisoning bug, a leading watchdog has warned. According to a study by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), a third of the population is at risk of becoming ill because...
Source: The Telegraph
Antarctica's Larsen B ice-shelf is on course to disintegrate completely within the next five years, according to a new study by Nasa, the US space agency.
May 11, 2015 The World's Largest Companies 2015Source: Forbes
The FORBES Global 2000 is a comprehensive list of the world’s largest, most powerful public companies, as measured by revenues, profits, assets and market value. We use a composite score that weighs those four metrics equally, as...
Source: Insider Online
Corporate America’s “proxy season”—the period between mid-April 15 and mid-June when most of the largest publicly traded corporations in the United States hold annual meetings to vote on company business—is now in full swing. As...
May 7, 2015 A Look At Endowments And Responsible InvestingSource: Value Walk
The April 2015 Commonfund Study of Responsible Investing analyzes policies, practices and attitudes with respect to responsible investing among 200 U.S. colleges and universities of various sizes. The study included 123 private...
May 6, 2015 Five Charts That Show Work-Life Balance Is DeadSource: Bloomberg
The report, based on a survey of 9,699 employed adults around the world, found that people complain about ever-longer hours, disappointing raises, and a lack of flexibility among their employers, especially when the employees...
Source: Business Insider
WASHINGTON — The Obama Administration's hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation's power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new...
CSR Wire - NEW YORK, May 04 /CSRwire/ - 146 of the world's largest impact investors, including fund managers, banks, development finance institutions, foundations, and pension funds report having committed $10.6 billion to impact...
Source: CS Monitor
For years, the debate about efforts to find the best way to rein in greenhouse gas emissions has wrestled with a generation gap: The worst effects of climate change are projected to occur in the distant future over a wide area,...
Source: Lehigh Valley Live
Toxic fluids used in drilling and hydraulic fracturing likely escaped an unlined borehole and migrated thousands of feet into a residential drinking-water supply in Pennsylvania, according to a study published Monday.
Source: NPR Pennsylvania
New research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows evidence of a connection between gas drilling and water contamination that occurred in Bradford County in 2010. The researchers used a new...
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