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November 25, 2015 Is "Business Ethics" An Oxymoron?

Source: Fast Company

Economics rests on an assumption of rational self-interest, yet that's the very principle that seems to reduce ethical conduct. Over a dozen studies have shown how having money in the room or just thinking about money leads to...

November 25, 2015 Costs of Including Accounting Performance Goals in Executive Compensation

Source: CBS St.Louis

How is firm performance related to executive compensation goals? Using a large dataset of performance goals employed in incentive contracts we study this question.

November 24, 2015 Not Good Enough: Meta-Analysis Of Climate INDC Studies

CleanTechnica - Last week, analysts Kelly Levin and Taryn Fransen of the World Resources Institute munched and crunched about a dozen very recent reports that examine how far the world's climate action commitments (intended...

November 24, 2015 NOAA Global Warming Study Under Fire

R & D Magazine - The study reports global surface temperatures are higher than reported by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and that the rate of warming for the first 15 years of the 21st century is on par with...

November 24, 2015 Climate change will trigger the world's greatest refugee crisis

Sydney Morning Herald - And it will force residents out of rural areas that suffer greater risk of wildfire. On current trends, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts sea levels will rise by up to...

November 24, 2015 Weather disasters occur almost daily, becoming more frequent: U.N.

Source: Reuters

Weather-related disasters such as floods and heatwaves have occurred almost daily in the past decade, almost twice as often as two decades ago, with Asia being the hardest hit region, a U.N. report said on Monday.

November 23, 2015 Climate Survey Lists Sustainability Leaders: Unilever, Tesla, Ikea, Google, GE

Source: Just Means

The best ways for companies to demonstrate their commitment to combat climate change include taking specific actions to reduce their carbon emissions, increase the use of renewable energy such as solar and wind, and clamp down on...

November 20, 2015 U.S. falls to 28th on global gender equality list

Source: USA Today

USA Today - Iceland ranked the highest in a recent World Economic Forum report on gender equality. The United States fell to 28th place on a yearly list of the world's most and least equal countries for men and ... > 1862

November 20, 2015 Report Highlights Concerns on Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbugs' in Farm Animals

ABC News - Animals raised with no antibiotics are less likely to contain drug-resistant "superbug" bacteria than those routinely ... deputy director of the CDC's Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases, said...

November 20, 2015 Keep Your Word To Earn Trust And Boost Performance

Investors Business Daily - It's good business too. Studies show that trustworthy companies make more money than those that aren't believable in the eyes of employees and customers, says Barbara Kimmel, CEO of Trust Across...

November 19, 2015 Nasa releases carbon map that shows which countries are polluting the world

Source: Independent (UK)

As carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere steadily rise, Nasa is warning that the capacity of Earth's oceans, forests and land ecosystems to absorb human-generated carbon dioxide could one day dramatically weaken.

November 17, 2015 Unmitigated climate change to shrink global economy by 23 percent - text/video

Source: Reuters

With the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris days away, a new study suggests that, left unchecked, climate change will shrink the global economy by 23 percent

November 13, 2015 These Charts Show the Bright Future Ahead for Clean Energy

Source: Mother Jones

With high-stakes climate negotiations just around the corner, things are looking rosy for the producers and sellers of wind turbines and solar panels.

November 13, 2015 Declining snowpack, water shortage projected in areas home to 2 billion: study

Source: Reuters

Large swathes of the northern hemisphere, home to some 2 billion people, could suffer increasing water shortages due to shrinking snowpacks, researchers said on Thursday.

November 12, 2015 New Study Says Sea Levels May Not Rise as Quickly as Predicted

Source: Morning Ticker

A number of studies done in the last year are predicting that sea levels will rise as much as 10 feet due in part to the rapid melting of the massive West Antarctic Ice Sheet, but a new study says the computer models overlooked...

November 12, 2015 UK becomes only G7 country to increase fossil fuel subsidies

Source: The Guardian

The UK is alone among G7 nations in dramatically increasing its fossil fuel subsidies, despite an earlier pledge to phase them out, a new report has found.

November 11, 2015 U.S. Millennials More Committed To Sustainability: Cox Enterprises Report

Source: Just Means

Overall, this generation is more committed to increasing sustainability, with nearly 60 percent focused to increasing sustainable activities in their businesses, which is significantly higher than the 49 percent of Baby Boomers,...

November 6, 2015 Map: Where climate change is a big deal (and where it isn’t)

Source: Washington Post

A Pew survey conducted in 40 countries found that a majority of respondents were concerned about the threat of climate change and wanted their governments to be more proactive about mitigating its effects.

November 6, 2015 Earth on the edge - Special Report

Source: Reuters

Every day, news headlines and science reports reflect a world increasingly impacted by unsustainable trends and catastrophic climate events. But in fact, disaster is avoidable, and this series will explain why. It takes you...

November 4, 2015 Report: Millennials Key Drivers of Small Business Sustainability

Source: Sustainable Brands

Millennials will lead the way for small and medium businesses (SMBs) in future conversations and efforts around conservation, energy efficiency and environmental stewardship, according to a new survey by Cox Enterprises

November 4, 2015 Americans Largely Unconcerned About Climate Change, Survey Finds

Source: Huff Post

Most Americans know the climate is changing, but they say they are just not that worried about it, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. And that is keeping the American public...

November 3, 2015 These 13 U.S. States Saw Carbon Pollution Go Up Over a Decade

Source: National Geographic

Some U.S. states, such as Maine, are already well on their way to meeting new federal targets aimed at curbing emissions of carbon dioxide. But 13 states have been moving in the opposite direction

November 3, 2015 We Mapped the Uninsured. You'll Notice a Pattern

Source: NY Times

The rates of people without insurance in the Northeast and the upper Midwest have fallen into the single digits since the Affordable Care Act’s main provisions kicked in. But in many parts of the country, obtaining health...

November 2, 2015 Nine out of ten companies failing to plan for low-carbon economy despite recognising need to tackle climate change

Source: Independent (UK)

Nine out of 10 companies are failing to plan ahead for a low-carbon economy despite recognising they have a duty to tackle climate change, according to new research. More than a third of business leaders (38 per cent) do not see...

November 2, 2015 Pew survey shows 68 percent of US adults now own a smartphone

Source: PC World

The percentage of US adults who own a smartphone or tablet has skyrocketed in recent years, while PC ownership has held more or less steady. That’s the takeaway of a new Pew Research Center survey that clearly illustrates the...

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