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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 changeSource: 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,...
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...
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...
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...
April 29, 2016 Sappi North America Releases 2015 Sustainability ReportSource: 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...
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...
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...
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 outlookSource: Express Tribune
The World Economic Outlook has acknowledged that although global recovery continues, it does so at a slow and increasingly fragile pace
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 cuttingSource: 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 PaySource: 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 InvestingSource: 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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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 KnowSource: 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.”
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 consumptionSource: 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: ReportSource: 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 PlansSource: 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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