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December 3, 2013 "Rebuilding Trust in the Financial Markets" - Still a Concern 5+ Years Later

Reuters - NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "Only 22 percent of Americans trust the financial system. Despite a broad stock market rally since the financial crisis officially ended, public distrust of banks and investment...

December 2, 2013 Climate Casino’: An Overview of Global Warming

Source: NY Times

“The Climate Casino,” by William Nordhaus, provided compelling answers to my unanswered questions in a comprehensive and lucid way. It is a one-stop source on global warming, seen through the prism of a brilliant economist

November 26, 2013 Methane emissions from industry soar past previous estimates, study says

Source: NBC News

Emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane from industrial activities in the United States are vastly higher than previous estimates, according to a new study.

November 25, 2013 ESG adoption slow to gain traction in the US, says study

Source: FTSE Global Markets

Only one-fifth of US institutional investors have already incorporated environmental, social and governance factors into their decision making process, according to figures from San Francisco-based research firm Callan...

November 21, 2013 ICCR: Top U.S. Banks Get Average Or Below-Average Scores On Key Shareholder Concerns

CNBC - In addition to in-person meetings, members continued to gather data via company CSR reports, websites, regulatory filings such as 10-Ks and proxy circulars, through watchdog organizations such as the îCenterî...

November 20, 2013 Bruce Ellig's "The Complete Guide to Executive Compensation" New 3rd Edition to be Published in December

Source: Sacramento Bee

"It seems to me that we've got quite a disconnect: charges of excessive executive compensation have filled the business press for years, but few understand why pay plans are to blame," says executive compensation expert Bruce R....

November 20, 2013 New study slams manufacturers for marketing sugary drinks that cause obesity in kids and teens

ABC 15 News - The study, conducted by The Yale îRudd Center for Food Policy and Obesityî was supported by grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Rudd Foundation. Researchers examined the quality and...

November 15, 2013 Europe cannot afford to give up climate leadership – report

Source: Reuters

Europe’s abdication from climate leadership would stunt growth in the region and hand a huge economic advantage to China and the United States as they carve out their share of a multi-billion low-carbon market, a German thinktank...

November 15, 2013 Europe cannot afford to give up climate leadership – report

Source: Reuters

Europe’s abdication from climate leadership would stunt growth in the region and hand a huge economic advantage to China and the United States as they carve out their share of a multi-billion low-carbon market, a German thinktank...

November 14, 2013 PwC Poll Shows Increasing Focus on Sustainability Factors in Dealmaking

Source: PR NewsWire

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters are becoming increasingly important in the deal market, according to a recent poll of over 300 professionals conducted by PwC US. The poll, conducted during PwC's recent...

November 14, 2013 Integrating Sustainability ‘Biggest Challenge for Business’

Source: Environmental Leader

Only one in five companies has fully integrated sustainability into business, according to a survey of corporate sustainability executives by nonprofit business network BSR and research consultancy GlobeScan. This year, more...

November 13, 2013 Cybercrime Affecting Enterprise Risk Management Strategies

Source: Midsize Insider

The latest news about cybercrime is changing the way IT professionals are viewing their information infrastructures. According to a new survey by Gartner, their latest actions in response to security concerns are leaving them...

November 13, 2013 New Study Links Precipitation To Global Warming

Source: Pentagon Post

In a new study it is found that changes in the precipitation over the world’s land and oceans is not possible to be explained by natural variability alone. The scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California...

November 8, 2013 California Mercury Water Contamination Will Worsen With Climate Change: Study

Source: Huff Post

SAN FRANCISCO -- High in the Sierra Nevada, the Yuba River winds through the northeastern mountains of California. The area, just west of Tahoe National Forest, is home to dense forests, crystal-blue lakes and hills that sparkle...

November 4, 2013 Transition to a low carbon economy fails to pick up pace, report finds

Source: Guardian

A new report shows the rate of progress on decarbonising the global economy is too slow to meet carbon reduction targets, as CEOs continue to focus on growth, resilience and reputation

October 22, 2013 Most Federal Scientists Feel They Can't Speak Out, Even if Public Health and Safety at Risk, Says New Survey

green technology world - "Documenting the problem is the essential first step toward solving it," added Francesca Grifo, Senior Scientist with the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî in the United States where, under the...

October 22, 2013 SOCIETE GENERALE : Social, environmental and governance (ESG) factors have a positive impact on companies's financial performance

Source: 4 Traders

Societe Generale Cross Asset Research releases the fourth edition of its SRI Beyond Integration. The findings of this study based on a proprietary methodology highlight the positive impact of ESG factors on financial performance...

October 21, 2013 'Sustainability': Is it a dirty word?

Source: Guardian

Whether it's through overuse or greenwashing, terms like "eco" and "green" often seem to elicit eye-rolling and sighing from a wide swath of the sustainability community. Distaste for those terms may be about the only thing on...

October 18, 2013 Summary of Economic Reports by Federal Reserve District Banks

Source: Bloomberg

Following is a summary of U.S. economic conditions as reported by the 12 Federal Reserve district banks in the central bank’s latest regional survey, also known as the Beige Book. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago prepared the...

October 18, 2013 Have Corporate Sustainability Efforts Hit a Plateau?

Source: EHS

In a new survey, 78 percent of CEOs say they see sustainability as a path to growth and innovation, and 79 percent say they believe that sustainability will lead to competitive advantage in their respective industries. However,...

October 11, 2013 Poll: Americans Find Little to Like in Washington

Source: ABC News

Americans are finding little they like about President Barack Obama or either political party, according to a new poll that suggests the possibility of a "throw the bums out" mentality in next year's midterm elections.

October 9, 2013 UN Global Compact Releases Sustainability Research Findings

Source: Triple Pundit

The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) recently released its 2013 Global Corporate Sustainability Report on the state of corporate sustainability. The UN Compact’s pool of respondents have committed to pursuing the UN’s defined...

October 9, 2013 Scientists find possible link between BPA and breast cancer

Source: Pentagon Post

According to a September report from, an advocacy group ‘Breast Cancer Fund’, BPA could pose a risk to children long before they take their first sip of milk. Moreover, babies also are exposed in the womb.

October 9, 2013 Water Shortage Seen Worsening on Climate Change in Potsdam Study

Source: Bloomberg

Water scarcity will increase around the world due to climate change, with more than 500 million people affected if mean global warming is limited to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), based on modeling studies by the...

October 7, 2013 Study: Churchgoers Favor Socially Responsible Companies

atlanta.cbslocal.com - Yuan Sun, a professor at Boston University School of Management, and Paul Griffin, a professor at the University of California Davis, conducted the research study using data found in disclosures reported by...

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