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March 27, 2014 Fund managers increasingly combative on executive pay hikes, study says

Source: Globe and Mail

Investors who manage money for pension funds and other institutions are growing more combative, increasing the number of times they vote against companies on issues such as electing directors or approving executive pay.

March 26, 2014 Senate Report: Target Could Have Prevented Massive Hack

Source: National Journal

Senate investigators accused Target on Tuesday of making serious missteps that allowed hackers to steal millions of credit card numbers from its system. Target "missed a number of opportunities… to stop the attackers and prevent...

March 25, 2014 PepsiCo's First Water Report Sets the Bar for Stewardship

GreenBiz - PepsiCo offered a detailed glimpse of its efforts today with the launch of its inaugural water report, which also coincides with îStockholm International Water Instituteî's World Water Week taking place...

March 25, 2014 Gallup ranks best and worst cities for well-being

Source: USA Today

The people of Provo, Utah, have the highest level of well-being and the folks around Huntington, W.Va., the lowest, at least according to the latest ranking of 189 cities and metropolitan areas from Gallup and Healthways.

March 25, 2014 Dissent among scientists over key climate impact report

Source: BBC News

Senior scientists and government officials are meeting in Japan to agree a critical report on the impact of global warming. Leaked documents speak of significant effects on economies, food supplies and security. But some...

March 21, 2014 Report: ‘ByCatch’ Blamed for Nine Dirty Ocean Fisheries Off U.S. Shores

Source: Food Safety News

An international conservation organization working to protect the world’s oceans is out with a report naming the nine dirtiest U.S. fisheries. The report says the equivalent of 1 billion seafood meals per year are being thrown...

March 21, 2014 Americans Again Pick Environment Over Economic Growth

Source: Gallup

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans are more likely to say protection of the environment should be given priority, even at the risk of curbing economic growth. Since 2009, during the economic downturn, Americans generally prioritized...

March 20, 2014 Leaked IPCC report links climate change to global food scare

Science Recorder - The new IPCC report intends to highlight the social effects of climate change, with the draft suggesting a decline ... which can potentially increase malnourishment among the population, with children being...

March 20, 2014 10 most dangerous places to work

Rediff India Abroad - The country also lacks safe drinking water and has extremely poor sanitation. The economy of South Sudan is one of the world's weakest and most underdeveloped with the country having little infrastructure,...

March 19, 2014 Roche-backed study finds Tamiflu saved lives in flu pandemic

Source: Reuters

Using Roche's medicine Tamiflu saved lives during the H1N1 swine flu pandemic four years ago, according to a new scientific study published on Wednesday. The pooled analysis of data, involving more than 29,000 patients from 38...

March 18, 2014 Climate Change Could Cause the Next Great Famine

Source: Time

A new study finds that as the planet warms, yields for important staple crops like wheat could decline sharply.

March 17, 2014 Greenland Ice Melt ‘Accelerating,’ Climate Change Awakens ‘Sleeping Giant’

Source: International Business News

Scientists have known for decades that Greenland’s ice sheet is melting, but they may have underestimated just how much water the second-largest ice sheet on the planet is shedding. New research indicates that a key section of...

March 14, 2014 Global Warming May Be More Severe Than We Thought, Study Finds

Mashable - Those previous studies were based in large part on recent surface temperature trends. See also ... the transient climate response calculation determines how much global temperatures will change as atmospheric carbon...

March 14, 2014 Poll: Global warming no big threat to USA life

Source: USA Today

Though two-thirds of Americans believe global warming is happening or will happen during their lifetime; only about one-third see it as a serious threat to their way of life a Gallop poll shows.

March 13, 2014 The Only Thing Americans Worry About Less than Climate Change? Race Relations

Source: The Wire

According to Gallup, the only thing that Americans worry about less than climate change is race relations. Nice priorities, America. As you would assume, priorities differ substantially based on political affiliation. We've made...

March 12, 2014 New Study Shows That Corporate Social Responsibility Web Sites Have Little Effect on Brand Perception and Trust

Source: PR Newswire

NEW YORK, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study released today by Change Sciences shows that corporations need to work on earning the public's trust when it comes to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), even though people...

March 11, 2014 More Americans reported being hurt by health care law than helped

Source: Omaha.com

More Americans reported being hurt by the Affordable Care Act than helped in Gallup's latest opinion poll on the health care law. The majority of Americans – roughly three in five adults – said the law has had no impact on them...

March 5, 2014 Americans use twice as much water as they think they do, study says - text/video

Source: LA Times

Americans use twice the amount of water they think they do, and appear to be particularly oblivious about how much H2O they flush down the toilet on a daily basis, according to new research.

February 28, 2014 Corporate governance big issue for investors: Survey

Source: BusinessTimes

Corporate governance is an important criterion while investing, says a survey by proxy advisory firm Institutional Investor Advisory Services (IiAS) titled 'Institutional Investors' Attitudes to Corporate Governance'. The survey...

February 26, 2014 Tales of two cities: America's wealthiest are also the most unequal: Study shows gap between rich and poor is widest in Atlanta, San Francisco and Miami

Source: Daily Mail

The gap between the wealthy and the poor is most extreme in several of the United States' most prosperous and largest cities. The economic divides in Atlanta, San Francisco, Washington, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles are...

February 26, 2014 ACA will raise premiums for 65% of small firms

Source: WSBT

A majority of small businesses that offer health insurance could see premiums rise, according to a new government report. The report from the actuary for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) estimates that 65...

February 24, 2014 Investor confidence takes a tumble over corporate governance, volatility -Australia

Source: The Conversation

An overwhelming proportion of investors want the introduction of a rating system to identify poorly governed companies, according to a new survey. And over 80% of those polled said they would stay away from companies if they...

February 19, 2014 Business Turns the Table in First-Ever Corporate Ratings of Activists

CSR Wire - SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 18 /CSRwire/ - The Nature Conservancy, Environmental Defense Fund and WWF topped the first-ever corporate ratings of environmental advocacy groups, according to a new report. The study was based...

February 19, 2014 71% of U.S. households would switch from providers that attempt to interfere with Internet

FOXBusiness - Seventy-one percent of respondents to a survey* conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center said they would attempt to switch to a competing Internet service provider (ISP) if their provider were to...

February 18, 2014 Scientists Fear Bird Flu Pandemic Is About to Strike

Source: Liberty Voice

Scientists working in Shanghai, China have announced that genetic differences in the potentially lethal bird flu virus which is going around China is increasing the possibility of a pandemic strain and they fear a pandemic is...

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