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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,...

April 11, 2016 SURVEY SAYS: Socially Conscious Investing

Source: Plan Sponsor

Investing in products based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors has been called socially responsible investing, sustainable investing, and most recently coined by the Department of Labor (DOL), economically...

April 8, 2016 Poll: Some key gaps in Americans’ knowledge about Zika virus

Source: Washington Post

WASHINGTON — Americans don’t know a lot about the Zika virus that is linked to birth defects and creeping steadily closer to the U.S., according to a new poll that found about 4 in 10 say they’ve heard little to nothing about the...

April 8, 2016 Why uncertainty about climate change is definitely not our friend

Source: Washington Post

For a long time, there’s been one key part of the Earth system that, just maybe, could help us out a little bit with our global warming problem: Clouds

April 6, 2016 How corporate governance moved to the forefront of management

Source: London School of Economics

While the term “corporate governance” is now used universally when managerial accountability in publicly traded companies is under consideration, the term was largely unknown until the 1970s. In a recent paper, I explain how and...

April 6, 2016 Stanford study: California moving toward more extreme weather

Source: Daily News

Stanford researchers who studied trends in the atmospheric circulation patterns that affect California’s rainfall have found that conditions linked to the hot, dry weather during our latest drought have become more frequent in...

April 4, 2016 New Study Identifies Seven Social Concepts Essential for Sustainability

Source: Duke University

DURHAM, N.C. – Global efforts to protect the planet will fail unless we take social concepts like equality and wellbeing into account, according to a peer-reviewed commentary published today in the journal Science.

April 4, 2016 4 Climate Change Facts Everyone Should Know

Source: Inquisitr

“Earth-orbiting satellites and other technological advances have enabled scientists to see the big picture, collecting many different types of information about or planet and its climate on a global scale.”

April 1, 2016 Seas could rise higher than predicted, drenching coastal cities: study

Source: Reuters

Global seas could rise nearly twice as much as previous, widely accepted estimates, according to a study published on Thursday saying low-lying cities face possible disaster by the end of the century.

April 1, 2016 What drives cities to pursue sustainability policies?

Source: Cornell Chronicle

Examining preliminary results in a national survey of 1,900 local governments, half of U.S. cities and towns had specific environmental goals but only one-third had concrete sustainability plans, according to Cornell University,...

March 31, 2016 New coal plants rise in 2015 despite falling consumption

Source: Carbon Brief

The fact that coal consumption has now declined for two consecutive years is a major factor in allowing carbon emissions to stall and perhaps fall in 2014 and 2015. An increasing number of plants are being retired, while many...

March 31, 2016 Clean energy employs 2.5 million in US: Report

Source: CNBC

The clean energy industry in the U.S. employs over 2.5 million people, according to new analysis released by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), a nonpartisan business group.

March 31, 2016 New Study Reveals Nearly a Third of Local Governments Have Adopted Sustainability Plans

Source: PR Newswire

Thirty-two percent of local governments have adopted a sustainability plan, according to a national survey of U.S. cities and counties. Among the responding jurisdictions that have adopted plans, nearly 68% indicated that those...

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