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September 17, 2014 Most CEOs ‘overconfident’ about sustainabilitySource: IR Magazine
Chief executive officers greatly overestimate their own abilities to communicate their sustainability strategies to investors, while others may be equally overconfident when explaining the advantages of such programs, a survey by...
September 16, 2014 It's clear that prosperity and climate change action can go hand in handSource: Guardian (UK)
The link between economic growth and action to reduce the risks of climate change is the focus of the New Climate Economy report issued on Tuesday. Its credentials are impressive and its findings emphatic.
September 16, 2014 Government given red card for failing to tackle UK's toxic airSource: Politics.co.uk
The government has been handed a 'red card' by MPs over its failure to tackle rising levels of air pollution across the UK. Air pollution contributes to thousands of deaths across the country every year, but government promises...
September 15, 2014 At least 150 major companies prep for carbon pricesSource: USA Today
At least 150 major companies worldwide - including ExxonMobil, Google, Microsoft and 26 others in the United States - are already making business plans that assume they will be taxed on their carbon pollution, a report today says.
September 12, 2014 GRI North America and KPMG in Canada Spotlight on Corporate Transparency: Insights from Global 2014 is now available.Source: GRI North America
This white paper discusses the main drivers of corporate transparency, the impact it has on business and why it matters. Spotlight on corporate transparency: Insights from GLOBE2014 is the culmination of the GLOBE 2014...
September 11, 2014 Report: EPA Should Use Sustainability Tools, Embrace CollaborationSource: Environmental Leader
The EPA should incorporate sustainability tools in its decision making and collaborate with private-sector companies and non-government organizations, according to a report by the National Research Council.
September 11, 2014 Study: Climate change, development worsens wildfire risk
azcentral.com - drier conditions in the American West that contribute to îwildfiresî and stretch fire seasons by up to two months. Since 1970, regional temperatures have increased by 1.9 degrees, according to the...
September 11, 2014 Rocky Mountain forests are dying, report finds, blaming climate change
Estes Park Trail Gazette - The Union of Concerned Scientists and Rocky Mountain Climate Organization report, released Wednesday morning, says aspen trees likely will decrease by 45 percent in Colorado and 61 percent across the...
September 10, 2014 Can't HR and sustainability just get along?Source: GreenBiz
Today, we’re releasing the third edition of our employee engagement survey, which GreenBiz began in 2008 in partnership with the National Environmental Education Foundation
September 10, 2014 Why Sustainability Makes Business SenseSource: Environmental Leader
Sustainability is a priority for food and beverage companies, yet it’s a challenge to implement, according to a survey by Grant Thornton. The State of Sustainability at Food and Beverage Companies gauged attitudes toward...
September 10, 2014 Poll: Voters skeptical of fed's energy agendaSource: The Hill
A poll released Tuesday by the conservative group American Energy Alliance (AEA) found that 65 percent of likely voters want their state, not the federal government, to decide what energy sources power their electricity supply.
Source: Blue & Green
Asset managers can create better-performing portfolios by excluding stocks with lower environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings, according to new research.
September 8, 2014 World Falls Behind in Efforts to Tackle Climate Change: ReportSource: Scientific America
LONDON - The world's major economies are falling further behind every year in terms of meeting the rate of carbon emission reductions needed to stop global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees this century, a report...
September 8, 2014 69% of chemical industry has embraced sustainability, says Genomatica and ICIS surveySource: Bio Fuel Digest
In California, Genomatica has announced the results of a survey on sustainability issues in the chemical industry.
September 8, 2014 Sustainability & Employee EngagementSource: GreenBiz
The third edition of our employee engagement survey, which we began in 2008 in partnership with the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF). In our most recent results, 73 percent of respondents indicated that their...
September 5, 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Leads to Better Customer ServiceSource: Drexel Now
A new study led by Drexel University’s Daniel Korschun, PhD, an assistant professor at the LeBow College of Business, examines how frontline employees respond to corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities such as charitable...
Raw Story - The 2013 îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî Fifth Assessment Report provided an expert consensus that: It is extremely likely [defined as 95-100% certainty] that more than half of the observed...
September 4, 2014 Study: Global warming to heighten risk of Southwestern megadroughtsSource: Washington Post
Exceptional drought, the most severe category, afflicts over 58 percent of California. The current drought may be a mere sneak preview of longer lasting and more devastating drought in the coming century, according to a study...
September 4, 2014 Study Shows Socially Responsible Investing Improves PerformanceSource: New Amsterdam Partners
NEW YORK, September 3, 2014 - A recent study by New Amsterdam Partners has demonstrated that asset managers can create better portfolios weeding out stocks with low ESG ratings. It also found that stocks with higher ESG ratings...
September 3, 2014 New Survey Of The Effects Of Climate Change On India's Water Supplies Offers Hope For Water Stressed Regions
wateronline.com - "It is critical that we adopt a multi-level approach to the problem of climate change and water management," says Dr. K Palanisami of the îInternational Water Management Instituteî and a coeditor of...
September 2, 2014 Drinking or fracking' Report finds top shale plays globally are in places with scarce water
FORTUNE - A new study by the global research organization îWorld Resources Instituteî (WRI) found that the best shale deposits where the fracking would be done are in places like China, Mexico and South Africa,...
August 29, 2014 Climate Change Will Ruin Hawaii, New Study SuggestsSource: Huff Post
Hawaii is known for its near perfect weather, but a new report from the University of Hawaii's Sea Grant program states that islands in the Pacific might be unrecognizable in the coming years as climate change makes them hotter,...
RepRisk has released its latest Special Report on the 10 Most Controversial Mining Projects. These projects have attracted the most criticism related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in the past two years,...
August 29, 2014 Southwest's Risk of 35-Year 'Megadrought' Raised in New StudySource: NBC News
The U.S. Southwest faces a strong chance of a 35-year “megadrought” in this century, according to a new study that used paleoclimate and instrumental data to tweak climate models. The research, led by Toby Ault, a Cornell...
Source: Yahoo News
When Washington eliminated corporate tax deductions on health insurance executive compensation above $500,000 under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law in 2013, it generated more than $72 million in additional tax...
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