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March 26, 2015 Investor Confusion Clouds ESG's Future

Source: Michael Shagrin, Fund Fire

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies were hit hard by outflows in 2013 and 2014, and new data suggests that may just be the tip of the iceberg. [more]

March 26, 2015 The moral maze: How poor company ethics can cost investors

Source: Business Reporter

FTSE100 companies are failing to provide investors with clear measures of how they maintain robust ethical standards, according to a study by the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors

March 26, 2015 Saints Beat Sinners Again for Best Stock Picks

Source: The Guardian

New Morgan Stanley research shows that whatever sustainability is, it seems to be working

March 26, 2015 'Neonics Not Key Driver of Bee Deaths'--USDA Study May Clash With White House Poised to Restrict Pesticide

The Huffington Post - îJon Entineî, executive director of the Genetic Literacy Project, is a senior fellow at the World Food Center Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy, University of California-Davis. Follow...

March 25, 2015 Socially Responsible Supply Chains Create Triple Advantage: Increased Revenue, Reduced Cost and Greater Brand Value

Exchange Magazine - Geneva, Switzerland â A new report from the îWorld Economic Forumî identifies 31 proven practices to help companies achieve a âtriple supply chain advantageâ of increased revenue,...

March 25, 2015 Corporate Sustainability: First Evidence on Materiality

Source: Working Knowledge, Harvard Business School

The relatively new class of corporate investments known as sustainability investments has attracted the attention of firms, institutional investors, academics, and societal advocacy groups. This paper examines in depth how such...

March 25, 2015 ESG Criteria Important for Majority of Investors

Source: Plan Sponsor

A majority of institutional investors consider ESG criteria when making alternative investment allocations, according to research by LGT Capital Partners and Mercer.

March 24, 2015 World Water Day overshadowed by shortage crisis

Source: The Weather Channel

A new U.N. report revealed that the world could suffer a 40 per cent shortfall in water by 2030 unless dramatic changes are made.

March 24, 2015 Cornell Study Finds Hotel Guests Participate in and Support Environmental Sustainability Efforts

Source: Hospitality.net

Certain sustainability practices are nearly universal in the lodging industry, says a Cornell University study published by the Center for Hospitality Research (CHR). Water-conserving fixtures and linen-reuse programs, for...

March 24, 2015 Global Climate in 2014 marked by extreme heat and flooding

China - as highlighted by the Fifth Assessment Report of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî," said Jarraud. "The record-breaking temperatures, extreme precipitation and floods we witnessed in 2014 are...

March 24, 2015 Study: Gulf Stream slower than ever before

Source: UPI

POTSDAM, Germany -- The Gulf Stream is the weakest it's been in the last 1,000 years. And as glacier melt in the Arctic continues to accelerate, the foot of the Atlantic's most powerful ocean current keeps pressing harder and...

March 23, 2015 The World’s Water Supply Could Dip Sharply in 15 Years - text/video

Source: Time

Global water resources may soon meet only 60% of the world’s water demands, the United Nations warned in a dire new report. The World Water Development Report, issued ahead of World Water Day on Sunday, says demand for water...

March 20, 2015 Executive Compensation Disclosures a Wasted Effort?

Source: National Law Review

The 2015 Investor Survey notes that only 38% of institutional investors “believe that information about executive compensation is clear and effectively disclosed” and 65% of them note that the “relation between compensation and...

March 20, 2015 The riskiest places in the world for natural disasters

Mother Nature Network MNN - Verisk îMaplecroftî, a London-based company specializing in risk assessments, compiled the list, naming Port Vila, Vanuatu as the riskiest place of all. And that was tragically prescient....

March 19, 2015 The moral maze: How poor company ethics can cost investors

The Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors’ study shows that while 91 per cent of the FTSE100 refer in their annual reports to their high standards of business ethics and integrity, only 8 per cent provided a specific metric of...

March 18, 2015 The (Neglected) Value Of Board Accountability In Corporate Governance

Source: Valuewalk

The concept of board accountability is central to literature and debates on corporate governance, not least in the United Kingdom and United States. However, as a social phenomenon it is frequently misunderstood, particularly by...

March 18, 2015 Study Suggests Diet Soda May Lead To Belly Fat. Critics Aren't So Sure.

Source: Forbes

Artificial sweeteners – and their most popular protégé, diet soda – haven’t exactly been the nutritional godsends they were supposed to be. In the last 30 years, their consumption has risen considerably, but so have obesity and...

March 17, 2015 Federal agencies make $125B in improper payments in 2014

Source: The Columbian

WASHINGTON — Federal agencies made $125 billion in improper payments last year, including tax credits to people who didn't qualify, Medicare payments for treatments that might not be necessary and unemployment benefits for people...

March 16, 2015 Over 45 per cent executives commit to embedding sustainability throughout business in 2015

Source: Eco-Business

Embedding sustainability is top priority for 2015: Just over 45% of our respondents stated that embedding sustainability throughout the organisation is a top priority for 2015. The second highest priority is creating a culture of...

March 16, 2015 Climate change could damage quality and raise cost of produce, study finds

Source: The Guardian

Future generations may have to make do with more expensive and poorer quality produce, including meat and dairy, because of the impact of climate change, according to new research.

March 13, 2015 Arctic Melt Brings More Persistent Heat Waves to U.S., Europe

Source: Bloomberg

The U.S., Europe and Russia face longer heat waves because summer winds that used to bring in cool ocean air have been weakened by climate change, German researchers said. Rapid Arctic warming disturbs air streams in ways that...

March 13, 2015 US and Chinese companies dominate list of most-polluting coal plants

Source: The Guardian

The 100 global power companies most at risk from growing pressure to shut highly polluting coal plants have been revealed in a new report from Oxford University.

March 12, 2015 Don't Be Fooled: Fast Food Still Isn't Healthy

Boston - according to Yale's îRudd Center for Food Policy and Obesityî. But let's be clear about a couple of things. First of all, these changes are business decisions, not public health ones. This is about marketing:...

March 11, 2015 Melinda Gates: Why hiring women is good for business

FORTUNE - According to a study by the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî, when women have more power to make decisions, conditions in their communities improve, and their families are healthier...

March 11, 2015 When Pollution Solutions Can Actually Damage the Environment

Source: Good Magazine

China’s devastating pollution crisis has taken heavy tolls, both on humans and the environment. Scientists estimate as many as 500,000 people die prematurely in China each year because of the dirty air. Last week, a self-funded...

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