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December 24, 2015 Paris, a giant step in the right direction
Gulf News - Global investment in renewable energy hit $310 billion (Dh1.14 trillion) last year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. And major companies are pledging to go 100 per cent renewable, too. Much of that growth in...
December 23, 2015 Americans aware of Chipotle outbreak eat there less often: pollSource: Reuters
Nearly a quarter of Americans who have heard of recent E. coli outbreaks at Chipotle Mexican Grill said they are eating less often at its restaurants, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday, while social media sentiment...
December 23, 2015 Proxy season and Form 10-K filings: a look back at 2015 and what to expect in 2016Source: Lexology
This overview summarizes new disclosure requirements and other developments that will generally be applicable to SEC reporting companies in connection with their upcoming proxy statement and Form 10-K filings, including those...
December 23, 2015 Poll: Post Paris Deal, Most Republicans Back Action on Climate ChangeSource: NewsWeek
A majority of U.S. Republicans who had heard of the international climate deal in Paris said they support working with other countries to curb global warming and were willing to take steps to do so, according to a Reuters/Ipsos...
December 23, 2015 Tracking What Cities Are Doing About Climate ChangeSource: Next City
A historic accord was signed earlier this month at COP21, with world leaders signing on to slow climate change. In addition to promising to cut emissions, all signatories agreed to report their progress through newly established...
December 22, 2015 Scientists say climate change could cause a ‘massive’ tree die-off in the U.S. SouthwestSource: Washington Post
In a troubling new study just out in Nature Climate Change, a group of researchers says that a warming climate could trigger a “massive” dieoff of coniferous trees, such as junipers and piñon pines, in the U.S. southwest sometime...
December 18, 2015 Fashion brands still struggling with sustainability practices: FashionbiSource: Luxury Daily
The fashion sector is the second largest polluter in the world after the oil industry, according to a new report by Fashionbi.
Source: Washington Post
November 2015 was the warmest such month on record for the planet, says NOAA. But November’s record-breaking temperature is far from the most remarkable result in 2015. It has been an incredible year for Earth, toppling records...
December 17, 2015 Cancer not caused by 'bad luck' but down to environment and lifestyle, according to new studySource: Mirror(UK)
Most cancer cases are not largely down to 'bad luck' but are a result of lifestyle and environmental factors such as toxic chemicals and radiation, according to a new study.
December 17, 2015 Annual Arctic report card shows record warmth and retreating iceSource: CBC News
For the second straight year, the Arctic is warming faster than the rest of the planet — a finding that was recently affirmed by Environment Canada scientists.
Source: Spend Matters
The majority of executives see supply chain sustainability as a strategic priority, but few organizations actually have a plan in place or a dedicated team to create a greener supply chain, according to a recent study by West...
December 16, 2015 Is the West ready for the impacts of climate change?Source: High Country News
Last Saturday, in Paris, 195 of the world’s leaders reached a historic agreement to lower greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to help stave off the most drastic effects of climate change — a momentous shift that will lay the...
Greenhouse gas emissions from lettuce production are three times higher per calorie than from bacon, study finds
December 15, 2015 Pension Advisors, Be Careful With ESG InvestingSource: Think Advisor
Cerulli report urges advisors to consider the legal ramifications of making investment decisions based on nonfinancial goals
December 15, 2015 Americans Still Don't Know What Climate Change Is, Google ShowsSource: Huff Post
World leaders took a major step forward Saturday when they reached an accord on curbing the climate change crisis facing our planet -- but if Google search data is anything to go by, Americans are barely aware that there was a...
December 11, 2015 Corporate tax avoidance damaging public trustSource: Economia
According to a survey from the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE), corporate tax avoidance concerned 34% of the respondents, followed by executive pay (25%), exploitative labour (20%), employees being able to speak out about...
December 11, 2015 Climate change outlook could be worse than feared, study says
redOrbit - They then predicted the potential impact that each would have on global land and water temperatures, using a computer model that was far more basic and direct than those used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...
December 10, 2015 Sustainability: Map the evidenceSource: Nature
Too many studies go unread. Collate them to enable synthesis and guide decision-making in sustainability, urge Madeleine C. McKinnon and colleagues.
December 9, 2015 Here's What Americans Think About the EnvironmentSource: Pacific Standard
Climate change politics are pretty simple, some would have us believe: There are those who think we have to do something about climate change, those who think we don't, and those who doubt it's even happening. But, a new study...
Source: Washington Post
When it comes to climate change, there’s broad consensus among economists that the potential economic impacts will be serious, widespread and more severe than previous estimates have indicated. At least, this is the conclusion of...
December 8, 2015 Global carbon emissions growth to stall in 2015: researchSource: Reuters
Growth in global carbon dioxide emissions is expected to slow for a second year running in 2015, in spite of economic growth, after typically rising by around 2 to 3 percent since the turn of the century, according to research...
LONDON – The richest tenth of the world’s people produce half of all carbon emissions, while the poorest half – most threatened by droughts and super storms linked to climate change – produce only one tenth, Oxfam said on...
Source: JD Supra
Proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis each have released updates to their policies that outline how they will form recommendations to shareholders on how they should vote on governance,...
December 3, 2015 Corporate governance reporting evolvesSource: Economia
The accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young and the Quoted Companies Alliance found the number of small listed companies disclosing their corporate strategy has more than doubled from 41% last year to 92% this year. - See more at:...
December 3, 2015 Annual Toy Safety Survey Finds Choking Hazards, No LeadSource: Capital Public Radio
As parents get ready for the holiday shopping season, the California Public Interest Research Group is warning of potentially dangerous toys
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