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October 31, 2014 These Maps of California's Water Shortage Are TerrifyingSource: Mother Jones
Just how bad is California's water shortage? Really, really bad, according to these new maps, which represent groundwater withdrawals in California during the first three years of the state's ongoing and epochal drought:
October 29, 2014 Why the C-Suite Needs a Chief Sustainability OfficerSource: Huff Post
Does your corporation intend to be in business in another 100 years? Adding a Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) to your C-Suite may make the difference. But do enough CEOs understand the sustainability role and why it matters?...
October 29, 2014 Gender Equality Gap Greatest in Islamic Countries, Survey Shows
CNS News - As a bloc, the Muslim worldâs showing in this yearâs âGlobal Gender Gapâ report, compiled by the îWorld Economic Forumî (WEF) and released on Tuesday, is even worse than in previous...
October 28, 2014 2 million barrels of oil from BP spill may be on ocean floorSource: The Economic Times
Almost two million barrels of oil from the disastrous 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may be trapped in the ocean floor, a new study suggests
October 28, 2014 CNN poll: Voters are angrySource: CNN
Nearly 7 in 10 Americans are angry at the direction the country is headed and 53% of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's job performance, two troubling signs for Democrats one week before the midterm elections, a new...
October 24, 2014 Survey: Half Of Surveyed Financial Professionals Have Offered SRI Options To Clients
IT Business Net - according to the findings of the first annual "First Affirmative Survey on the Views of Financial Professionals About SRI" released today by îFirst Affirmative Financial Networkî. The major new...
October 23, 2014 First-of-its-Kind Report Ranks U.S. Insurance Companies on Climate Change ResponsesSource: Ceres
Amid growing evidence that climate change is having wide-ranging global impacts that will worsen in the years ahead, a new report from Ceres ranks the nation's 330 largest insurance companies on what they are saying and doing to...
October 23, 2014 Harvard Launches Sustainability PlanSource: Harvard Magazine
The University has unveiled an ambitious five-year Sustainability Plan—the first of its kind for Harvard—detailing a strategy to build on existing greenhouse gas reduction goals and setting priorities in five core areas: energy...
October 22, 2014 REPORT: Substantial Progress on Sustainability Initiatives at 55 Stock Exchanges; Key Capital Market Leaders Convene at Largest Sustainable Stock Exchanges Global DialogueSource: 3BL Media
As the initiative’s flagship event, the Global Dialogue convened CEOs of stock exchanges, companies and institutional investors, alongside high-level policy makers and capital market regulators. This unique gathering offered a...
October 22, 2014 Report: The Chief Sustainability Officer Role is EvolvingSource: Triple Pundit
It was not long ago that the chief sustainability officer—or whatever title that person or committee tucked into their email signature—was often someone on the outside looking in. For many companies, appointing a CSO was done to...
October 21, 2014 Shareholder ‘No’ Votes on Pay Show UptickSource: CFO
A new report on the 2014 proxy season show a rise in the number of executive compensation plans that failed to receive majority shareholder support.
Source: Dallas Morning News
This report comes via the Washington Post, which in turn saw it in the American Journal of Public Health. But enough giving credit where it’s due. The important news is this: More soda = shorter telomeres = shortened life span.
October 21, 2014 Debris Mass in Huge Sinkhole Shows Hawaii's Tsunami Risk: StudySource: NBC News
A massive earthquake strikes Alaska’s Aleutian Chain, spawning a 30-foot-high tsunami that blasts onto Hawaii’s shore and fills a huge sinkhole with debris. Researchers sift through it 500 years later, find evidence of the...
October 21, 2014 Natural Gas Detrimental to Low-Carbon Economy, Study SaysSource: Triple Pundit
Compared to dirty coal, natural gas looks like a clean fuel. As fracking becomes more widespread, natural gas is becoming more abundant. It is often touted as a bridge fuel, serving our energy needs until technology advances in...
October 20, 2014 World Bank Publishes 2014 Sustainability ReportSource: World Bank
The World Bank, a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world, released its web-based 2014 sustainability report. This is the second year the World Bank followed the Global...
Source: Guardiab (UK)
New report finds only 129 of 4,069 largest companies listed on the world’s stock exchanges are disclosing the most basic sustainability information
October 8, 2014 Rising seas seen causing routine floods in U.S. cities: studySource: Reuters
As sea levels rise, tidal flooding along the U.S. coast is likely to become so common that parts of many communities, including the nation’s capital, could become unusable within three decades, according to a new report from the...
October 5, 2014 Five lessons from the floods 2014
TNS - In its fifth assessment report, the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) has strengthened its assessment that extreme rainfall will be a feature of climate change as weather patterns shift across...
Here is Innovation Forum’s new management briefing on what companies can do to minimise their deforestation footprints, work with NGOs and manage legal and reputational risk.
September 30, 2014 Solar power could be world’s main energy source by 2050Source: Fortune
By mid-century, the sun could be the largest source of energy and help reign in global warming by preventing the release of billions of tons of carbon dioxide emissions, according to a new report from the International Energy...
September 29, 2014 RepRisk releases Special Report on Indigenous CommunitiesSource: RepRisk
Zurich – RepRisk, the leading provider of business intelligence on environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks, has released its latest Special Report on Indigenous Communities and the ESG issues that are impacting these...
Source: Blue & Green Tomorrow
Two-thirds of global chief executives believe that businesses are not doing enough to address global sustainability challenges, according to a new UN report.
International Business Times - The nearly 1,500 exchange-listed oil and gas companies are together valued at $4.65 trillion, according to a recent paper by Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî. "Fossil fuels are investor...
September 23, 2014 Study says natural factors, not humans, behind West Coast warmingSource: Seattle Times
The rise in temperatures along the West Coast over the past century is almost entirely due to natural forces — not human emissions of greenhouse gases, according to a major new study. But that doesn’t refute the idea that humans...
September 23, 2014 Health Woes to Worsen Due to Climate Change, Study WarnsSource: US News
Coupled with worldwide marches demanding action on climate change, a new study warns that rising temperatures and altered weather patterns in the United States may soon exacerbate many existing health risks.
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