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July 10, 2015 Scientists predict huge sea level rise even if we limit climate change

Source: The Guardian

Study of past sea level changes shows coastal communities may face rises of at least six metres even if we limit global warming to 2C, reports Climate Central

July 9, 2015 Governance engagement goes mainstream in 2015 proxy season, EY says

Source: IR Magazine

Governance engagement goes mainstream in 2015 proxy season, EY says

July 9, 2015 Sustainable Products Fatten Corporate Coffers

Source: CFO

Many large companies are deriving a growing portion of their revenues from portfolios of products and services designed to enhance sustainability, according to new research by The Conference Board.

July 8, 2015 Here’s The Most Lucrative Way to Fight Climate Change

Source: Time

In a new report released by the Global Commission on the Economy and the Climate, leaders call for at least $1 trillion in annual investment in clean energy, a tripling of funding for research and development of low-carbon...

July 7, 2015 Study urges 10 climate actions to curb warming, lift GDP

Source: Reuters

More efficient energy use and investments in greener cities are among 10 measures that can help the world to slow global warming while also spurring economic growth, an international report said on Tuesday.

July 7, 2015 How Greening Europe's Economy Could Get It Out of Debt

Source: The Real News

Now joining us from Amherst, Massachusetts is Robert Pollin. Bob is a professor of economics, and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Bob also has a forthcoming book...

July 7, 2015 Investors Take Friendlier Tack With Directors

Source: Wall Street Journal

Only about 3.9% of directors up for election at annual meetings couldn’t muster 70% approval, according to Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc.BR +0.48%, which processes proxy votes for upwards of nine in 10 U.S. companies. That’s...

July 6, 2015 The most influential climate change papers of all time

Source: The Carbon Brief

Which of the many thousands of papers on climate change published each year in scientific journals are the most successful? Which ones have done the most to advance scientists' understanding, alter the course of climate change...

July 2, 2015 Climate-Change Report Cites Progress But Asserts Much More Needs to Be Done

NJ Spotlight - These failed efforts have included the îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî (RGGI), a multistate program to curb carbon pollution from power plants. New Jersey, once part of the effort, pulled out of...

July 1, 2015 Flooding, heatwaves forecast unless UK urgently tackles climate change

Source: RT

Britain must take more action to prepare for the effects of climate change and introduce more structured planning rather than focusing on mitigating the results of catastrophes, a new report has warned.

July 1, 2015 Increased public exposure sees companies focus on risk management

SHP Online - The findings support previous research by îVerdantixî, which found customers are increasing spend on EHS software by 25 per cent each year. Integrating their operations and supply chain management and...

July 1, 2015 Greenhouse Gases the Biggest Extinction-Level Threat to Polar Bears

Guardian LV - By using sea ice data from the UNâs îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî to create forecast models to the end of the century, researchers were able to create two scenarios with different...

June 30, 2015 Let's talk about (brand) love (and sustainability)

Source: GreenBiz

One of the ah-has from the soon-to-be-released 2015 Eco Pulse study is that, indeed, a company’s sustainability or social responsibility commitment is a reason to love the brand.

June 29, 2015 Renewables could account for 50% of EU electricity by 2030, according to leaked paper

Blue & Green Tomorrow - The vice-chair of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, Professor Jim Skea, has previously commented that the EU 2030 targets do not go far enough. He explained that future...

June 29, 2015 America's 10 worst states to live in 2015

Source: CNBC

Most of us are partial to the place we call home, but face it: Some places are better to live in than others. Our Top States study uses hard data to measure all 50 states. Quality of Life counts for 325 out of our 2,500 possible...

June 29, 2015 College Counseling: Great Schools for Students Interested in Sustainability

Source: GoLocal PDX

Many kids tell me they want to pursue sustainability in some form as a career, and with dozens of colleges and universities in the US providing these majors, it’s easy to do.

June 26, 2015 The halo effect

Source: The Economist

“THERE is one and only one social responsibility of business,” wrote Milton Friedman, a Nobel prize-winning economist. “To use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits.” Plenty of climate-change...

June 26, 2015 Greece's debt drama: What you need to know

Source: USA Today

European leaders have given Greece, and themselves, a Saturday deadline to reach a deal with Athens over loan repayments.

June 26, 2015 Water Shortage: 40 Percent of Water Depletion by 2030, Warns UN Report

Microfinance Monitor - Water shortage is going to be severe as there will be 40 percent depletion of fresh water resources on Earth by 2030 unless urgent corrective measures are undertaken, warns the UN World Water Development...

June 26, 2015 Will We All Shut Up About Obamacare Now? Probably Not.

Source: US News

So after multiple Supreme Court cases, a whole lot of votes in Congress and many calls to "repeal and replace" the law that have gotten opponents nowhere for the most part – can we finally stop talking about ditching Obamacare?

June 25, 2015 CEO Pay vs. Performance

Executive compensation is increasingly geared toward results, but some CEOs still got big paydays even when their investors didn’t do so well.

June 25, 2015 Study: Electric Cars Worse For Environment Than Gas Powered Cars

Source: Daily Caller

A study published by the nonpartisan National Bureau of Economic Research found that on a per-mile basis electric cars were on average worse for the environment when compared to their gas-run counterparts.r3 The study concluded...

June 24, 2015 High Income Women and Social Responsibility

Source: Millionaire Corner

Women with a personal income of $200,000 or more, or those in a household with income of $400,000 or more, have specific interest in companies that are socially responsible.

June 23, 2015 Mexico to Overtake Russia by 2050 as U.S. Slides

Source: Bloomberg

Mexico and Indonesia will displace Russia and Italy among the top 10 economies in just 35 years' time, with China, the U.S. and India taking the top three slots, according to forecasts by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

June 23, 2015 World has 10 years to combat climate change, prevent health catastrophe – scientists

Source: RT

Society has 10 years to tackle climate change or humanity could lose 50 years of progress in global health, a major new report claims. However the study also said that tackling global warming provides society with the greatest...

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