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May 20, 2015 Actuaries need to think ‘carefully’ about the link between sustainability and the financial system

Source: The Actuary

The review Sustainability and the Financial System, launched at an event in London to look at the impact of monetary policy on the economy and the environment, identified the three key themes where further research is needed. -

May 19, 2015 Smithfield Foods Named the Top Performer in the Meat Industry in Water Management Says New Ceres Report

GlobeNewswire - The company uses Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines for public sustainability reporting, and utilized two separate tools to assess water risk both domestically and internationally: the îWorld...

May 19, 2015 Historic Survey of Financial Services Professionals Reveals Widespread Disregard for Ethics and an Alarming Use of Secrecy Policies and Agreements to Silence Employees

Source: SYS-Con Media

The survey, the most expansive of its kind, polled more than 1,200 U.S. and U.K.-based financial services professionals to examine views on workplace ethics, the nexus between principles and profits, the state of industry...

May 18, 2015 Weather events taken to extremes by climate change

Source: Eco-Business

Scientists warn that global warming could greatly increase the likelihood of droughts, floods and heatwaves reaching record levels of frequency and intensity.

May 18, 2015 One in three Brits at risk of deadly food poisoning from 'killer chickens'

Source: Mirror (UK)

A third of Brits are in danger of falling victim to a killer food poisoning bug, a leading watchdog has warned. According to a study by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), a third of the population is at risk of becoming ill because...

May 18, 2015 After 10,000 years giant Antarctic ice-shelf will be gone by 2020, Nasa report says

Source: The Telegraph

Antarctica's Larsen B ice-shelf is on course to disintegrate completely within the next five years, according to a new study by Nasa, the US space agency.

May 11, 2015 The World's Largest Companies 2015

Source: Forbes

The FORBES Global 2000 is a comprehensive list of the world’s largest, most powerful public companies, as measured by revenues, profits, assets and market value. We use a composite score that weighs those four metrics equally, as...

May 8, 2015 Proxy Monitor 2015: 2015 Proxy Season Early Report

Source: Insider Online

Corporate America’s “proxy season”—the period between mid-April 15 and mid-June when most of the largest publicly traded corporations in the United States hold annual meetings to vote on company business—is now in full swing. As...

May 7, 2015 A Look At Endowments And Responsible Investing

Source: Value Walk

The April 2015 Commonfund Study of Responsible Investing analyzes policies, practices and attitudes with respect to responsible investing among 200 U.S. colleges and universities of various sizes. The study included 123 private...

May 6, 2015 Five Charts That Show Work-Life Balance Is Dead

Source: Bloomberg

The report, based on a survey of 9,699 employed adults around the world, found that people complain about ever-longer hours, disappointing raises, and a lack of flexibility among their employers, especially when the employees...

May 6, 2015 Harvard study: Cutting carbon dioxide saves 3,500 US lives a year

Source: Business Insider

WASHINGTON — The Obama Administration's hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation's power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new...

May 5, 2015 Fifth Annual Impact Investor Survey Reflects on Industry Growth, Past and Projected

CSR Wire - NEW YORK, May 04 /CSRwire/ - 146 of the world's largest impact investors, including fund managers, banks, development finance institutions, foundations, and pension funds report having committed $10.6 billion to impact...

May 5, 2015 How would climate change regulations help now? Study seeks answer.

Source: CS Monitor

For years, the debate about efforts to find the best way to rein in greenhouse gas emissions has wrestled with a generation gap: The worst effects of climate change are projected to occur in the distant future over a wide area,...

May 5, 2015 Trace amount of fracking fluid found in water well, study finds

Source: Lehigh Valley Live

Toxic fluids used in drilling and hydraulic fracturing likely escaped an unlined borehole and migrated thousands of feet into a residential drinking-water supply in Pennsylvania, according to a study published Monday.

May 5, 2015 New study links gas drilling to water contamination in NE Pa.

Source: NPR Pennsylvania

New research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows evidence of a connection between gas drilling and water contamination that occurred in Bradford County in 2010. The researchers used a new...

May 5, 2015 New Report Shows Growing Market Potential for Safer Chemicals

Source: Trucost

WASHINGTON, DC — A new report finds significant market growth potential for safer, less toxic chemicals. The report from Trucost, an independent research firm, builds a strong case for the growing market potential for safer...[more]

May 4, 2015 Current carbon pledges won't stop dangerous global warming, says Lord Stern

Source: The Guardian

The study by the author of an influential report on the economics of climate change found that countries’ pledges ahead of a crunch UN climate summit in Paris this December would not keep warming below 2C, the level that previous...

May 4, 2015 McDonald's: a brief history in 15 facts

Source: The Guardian

By 1958 McDonald’s had sold 100m hamburgers - now the burger chain has 36,258 McDonald’s restaurants in 119 countries

May 1, 2015 Study Finds Global Warming as Threat to 1 in 6 Species

Source: NY Times

Climate change could drive to extinction as many as one in six animal and plant species, according to a new analysis.

April 30, 2015 Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats failing on climate change, report claims

Source: The Guardian

Elizabeth Warren consistently ranks as a leader of the liberal left, but when it comes to climate change the Massachusetts senator and many other prominent Democrats are lagging behind, a new report claims, and are not taking the...

April 30, 2015 Climate Changes In Arctic And Antarctic Linked For The First Time

Source: HNGN

A research team compared ice cores from the northern and southern hemispheres, and found abrupt temperature changes in the North Pole had an influence on South Pole temperatures, Montana State University reported. Climate change...

April 29, 2015 The invisible organisms that threaten to make climate change much worse

Source: Washington Post

When we think about greenhouse gas emissions, a few obvious culprits — coal-fired power plants or automobiles — come to mind. But the burning of fossils fuels isn’t the only process spewing carbon into the atmosphere. A much less...

April 29, 2015 Scientists map sustainability challenges in Baja California Sur fisheries

Source: National Science Foundation

In results published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), scientists assessed marine sustainability in the Baja California Sur region by applying a framework that accounts for both...

April 27, 2015 Study: Dirty City Air Can Damage Brains

Source: Biotech Wired

The dirty air in the city could damage brain, researchers suggested this week. According to the study published in the journal Stroke, brain scans showed that seniors exposed to higher levels of the kind of small particle...

April 27, 2015 Warming climate may release vast amounts of carbon from long-frozen Arctic soils

Source: Science Daily

While climatologists are carefully watching carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, another group of scientists is exploring a massive storehouse of carbon that has the potential to significantly affect the climate change...

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