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October 4, 2015 Millennials More Engaged In CSR, Study Says

Source: The Holmes Report

Millennials are universally more engaged in corporate social responsibility efforts, according to the new 2015 Cone Communications Millennial CSR Study.

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...

October 1, 2015 Softness in global economy to extend into 2016 as developing world drags -IMF

Source: Reuters

A relentless deceleration in the economies of the developing world will cause global growth to slow this year and only pick up a bit more pace in 2016, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.

September 29, 2015 Study: New York City could see major flooding every 25 years

Source: The Week

A new study says that due to climate change, major flooding is likely to take place in New York City every 25 years rather than every 500 years

September 28, 2015 Study: Most Non-Climate Scientists Agree on Global Warming Too

Source: Time

Nearly 92% of biophysical scientists surveyed believe that human activity has contributed to global warming

September 25, 2015 Explore the United States of Energy with this interactive map

Source: Treehugger

This energy map of the U.S. attempts to demystify the "energy realities" in the nation by charting regional and state energy production, consumption, markets, policies, and infrastructure.

September 25, 2015 Corporate governance: Passive Investors, Not Passive Owners

Source: ValueWalk

Passive Investors, Not Passive Owners, a study by Ian R. Appel, Todd A. Gormley, and Donald B. Keim examined whether passive institutional investors, like Vanguard and Dimensional Fund Advisors do influence firms and if they care...

September 25, 2015 2015 Shareholder Activism Study From FTI Consulting and Activist Insight Finds Continued Appetite for Activism in Global Marketplace

GlobeNewswire - Steven Balet, Managing Director and activism specialist in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting, noted, "Recent examples of institutions and activists working together include Relational and...

September 24, 2015 Sustainability Research is Growing Nearly Twice as Fast as Research Overall, Report Finds

Source: PR Newswire

Research that informs sustainable development is experiencing a surge as innovative ways to preserve environmental health and safeguard societal well-being top global leaders' agendas, a report by Elsevier and SciDev.Net released...

September 23, 2015 8 trillion microbeads pollute U.S. waters daily

Source: Valley News

Not to alarm you, but your daily morning regimen might be harming the planet's oceans, lakes and rivers.

September 22, 2015 The 800 ways taxpayer money supports fossil fuel industries

MSN - â??If other developing countries were included, then the total would be much higher,â?? said Angus McCrone, senior analyst at Bloomberg î??New Energy Financeî?? in London. â??The reassuring...

September 22, 2015 Lack of planning for climate change puts Australia behind its allies, report finds

Source: The Guardian

Australia is behind its allies in preparing for climate change, exposing defence personnel – and the country more broadly – to considerable strategic risk and uncertainty, a new report written by the former defence force chief,...

September 21, 2015 Your comprehensive guide to the Sustainable Development Goals summit

Source: The Guardian

World leaders will pledge to tackle poverty, inequality and climate change at a historic event in New York. Here’s everything you need to know about it

September 17, 2015 Don't Take A Deep Breath: Outdoor Pollution Kills 3.3 Million A Year

Source: NPR

More people die prematurely because of the air they breathe than the 2.8 million who die each year of HIV/AIDS and malaria combined.

September 16, 2015 Water demand from fracking less than 1 percent of U.S. total: study

Source: Reuters

Fracking by the U.S. oil and gas industry has increased the burden on the nation’s water resources, but still accounts for less than 1 percent of America’s total industrial water use, according to a paper by researchers at Duke...

September 16, 2015 Scientists release report on state's groundwater

Siskiyou Daily - SACRAMENTO- The Union of Concerned Scientists released a report last week that looks to setting measurable objectives to achieve sustainable groundwater management in California. The report comes after the...

September 16, 2015 US and Australian taxpayers pay billions a year to fund coal – report

Source: The Guardian

Coal subsidies are costing US and Australian taxpayers billions of dollars a year, according to a new report. The research examined the subsidies given to coal production in the US’s largest coal field, the Powder River Basin,...

September 15, 2015 Survey: 60% of Boards Want Increased Risk Management Oversight by Senior Management Teams

Source: Business Wire

The report, which included the results from a study of more than 1,300 executives worldwide, found that about 60 percent of organizations are facing increasing and more complex risk issues than they were five years ago.

September 15, 2015 California's Sierra Nevada snowpack is the lowest in 500 years

Source: USA Today

The snowpack in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains this year has fallen to its lowest level in at least the past 500 years, according to a study published Monday in Nature Climate Change, a peer-reviewed British journal.

September 14, 2015 The Corporate Governance Preferences Of Institutional Investors

Source: ValueWalk

We survey institutional investors to better understand their role in the corporate governance of firms. Consistent with a number of theories we document widespread behind-the-scenes intervention as well as governance-motivated...

September 14, 2015 The 5 Most Dangerous Foodborne Pathogens

Source: Food Safety News

It can be tricky business to say that one foodborne pathogen is more dangerous than another. Are the criteria the number of illnesses, number of deaths, or percentage of victims who die? Do the severity of an illness or chronic...

September 14, 2015 Southern Ocean Carbon Sink Stronger Than Ever In Absorbing CO2

Source: Tech Times

According to recent reports, the Southern Ocean around Antarctica has begun soaking up more greenhouse gases, essentially helping limit climate change.

September 10, 2015 Survey: US more competitive globally, but inequality a risk

Source: Seattle PI

WASHINGTON — Income inequality will remain a persistent problem despite brighter prospects for U.S. companies globally, according to an annual survey of Harvard Business School alumni.

September 9, 2015 Is Institutional Investor Stewardship Still Elusive?

Source: ValueWalk

This article examines, on the fifth anniversary of the landmark UK Stewardship Code, the notable achievements and continuing challenges in the drive to encourage institutional investors to be informed and engaged owners.

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