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May 26, 2016 Chemtura Releases 2016 Corporate Sustainability Report

Source: NASDAQ

-- Chemtura Corporation (NYSE:CHMT) (EURONEXT:CHMT) today released its 2016 Corporate Sustainability Report. This report describes the recent progress Chemtura has made toward operating more sustainably and establishes...

May 25, 2016 The Economic Arguments Against Brexit

Source: New Yorker

The report says that, in the event of “Brexit,” the unemployment rate would jump, while G.D.P., house prices, the stock market, and the value of the pound sterling would all be hit hard.

May 25, 2016 United States reports 279 Zika cases in pregnant women

Bills Insider - The city's count comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that it is monitoring 279 pregnant women with likely Zika virus infections in USA states and territories. Doctors are monitoring...

May 24, 2016 Billions in U.S. taxes may go unreported, study finds

Source: Washington Post

The Internal Revenue Service has been so slow to adapt to the emerging peer-to-peer economy that billions of dollars in taxable income a year are probably going unreported, according to a study being delivered to Congress this...

May 20, 2016 How Americans define the sharing economy

Source: Pew Research

Even though stories about services like Uber and Airbnb have put the “sharing economy” in the news, just 27% of Americans have ever heard of the term before, according to Pew Research Center’s recent survey of the new digital...

May 18, 2016 GMOs Are Safe, But Don't Always Deliver On Promises, Top Scientists - text/audio

Source: NPR

The National Academy of Sciences — probably the country's most prestigious scientific group — has reaffirmed its judgment that GMOs are safe to eat. But the group's new report struck a different tone from previous ones, with much...

May 18, 2016 Oil and Gas Could Be Responsible for Nearly 90% of Texas Earthquakes

Source: Fortune

Oil and gas activities may have caused nearly nine in 10 of the earthquakes Texas has experienced in the past 40 years, and the quakes have become more frequent as oilfield activity has picked up in the past decade, according to...

May 17, 2016 In Latin America, Forests May Rise to Challenge of Carbon Dioxide

Source: NY Times

A new study reports that recently established forests on abandoned farmland in Latin America, if allowed to grow for another 40 years, would probably be able to suck at least 31 billion tons of carbon dioxide out of the...

May 16, 2016 Odds Are Texting While Driving Will Kill You, Says New Study

Source: Inquisitr

Texting is deadly, says a new study published in Scientific Reports.Trillions of texts are sent each year. Two-thirds of the world’s population, that’s over four billion people, now have access to phones that enable texting, and...

May 13, 2016 Weak world economic growth lingers, with only modest improvement seen – UN

Source: UN Centre

With little prospects for a turnaround in 2016, growth in the world economy remains weak, posing a challenge to the implementation of development targets, a new United Nations report released today has found.

May 12, 2016 Sustainability increasingly important for business investors, survey shows

Source: Business

Businesses' environmental performance is an increasingly important consideration for investors, a survey of more than 3,000 executives and managers around the world has revealed.

May 12, 2016 WHO: 4 in 5 city dwellers live in overpolluted urban areas

Source: CNN

New research released Thursday found that air quality levels exceed WHO limits for 80% of those living in urban areas that track air pollution, putting people more at risk for respiratory diseases, stroke, heart disease and lung...

May 11, 2016 2016's Most And Least Reliable Countries To Do Business In

Source: Forbes

Companies and entrepreneurs looking to spread their tendrils throughout the world step into a very complex and risky game. Doing business in one country is not necessarily the same as doing business in another.

May 9, 2016 After the Pacific Ocean swallows villages and five Solomon Islands, a study blames climate change

Source: Washington Post

The scene of this rising sea is an archipelago of upthrust volcanoes and coral atolls, which dots the Pacific to the northeast of Australia: the Solomon Islands. There, a swollen sea is claiming the shoreline — and even,...

May 4, 2016 Climate change is already disrupting societies. A new study doesn’t let us forget it.

Source: Grist

An Inuit community notices grizzly bears are traipsing through their land more and more. Bangladeshi fishers, faced with stormy skies, must stay off the water more often every year. After thousands of Arctic winters, Sweden’s...

May 4, 2016 Medical Errors Are No. 3 Cause Of U.S Deaths, Researchers Say

Source: NPR

A study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine says medical errors should rank as the third-leading cause of death in the United States — and highlights how shortcomings in tracking vital statistics may hinder research and keep...

May 4, 2016 New RobecoSAM study reveals GRI Standards fit for investmentgrade disclosures

Source: GRI and RobecoSAM

International sustainability standard setter GRI and RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing (SI), have today released the research publication Defining What Matters: Do companies and...[more]

April 29, 2016 Sappi North America Releases 2015 Sustainability Report

Source: PR NewsWire

Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has announced the release of its 2015 Sustainability Report. The report showcases Sappi's industry leading sustainability...

April 28, 2016 What one milk carton says about sustainability messaging around the world

Source: The Guardian

In it we asked more than 5,500 business and public sector leaders worldwide which Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) they think hold the best business potential in their region. Their answers showed differences across the...

April 28, 2016 Widespread loss of ocean oxygen to become noticeable in 2030s

Source: Phys.org

A reduction in the amount of oxygen dissolved in the oceans due to climate change is already discernible in some parts of the world and should be evident across large regions of the oceans between 2030 and 2040, according to a...

April 27, 2016 Six years later, we’re still learning how badly the BP spill damaged the environment

Source: Washington Post

The latest glimpse at the ongoing environmental effects of the disaster came in a new report by the conservation and advocacy group Oceana, which compiled the findings of a broad range of studies — primarily from the past two...

April 25, 2016 IMF and the global economic outlook

Source: Express Tribune

The World Economic Outlook has acknowledged that although global recovery continues, it does so at a slow and increasingly fragile pace

April 19, 2016 Oil Industry Knew Of Climate Change Dangers For Decades, Documents Reveal

The Inquisitr - Gretchen Goldman, the lead analyst for the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists spoke to Vice News. Constantly, the public is persuaded that climate change is a new issue, some new...

April 13, 2016 Public believes executive compensation needs cutting

Source: Benefits Pro

CEOs and directors don’t necessarily agree on how to evaluate executive performance. Their opinion differs substantially from the public, and that can introduce risk into the equation.

April 12, 2016 Dodd-Frank Rule Could Restrain CEO Pay

Source: Accounting Today

A long-awaited regulation from the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 requires companies to disclose the ratio of the CEO’s compensation to the median pay of employees and could prove to be effective in restraining the growth of CEO pay,...

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