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March 16, 2016 CEOs mixed on U.S. economic prospects
USA Today - CEOs from the nation's largest companies expect to step up investment but rein in hiring over the next six months, according to the Business Roundtable's first-quarter survey.
March 15, 2016 FLASH REPORT: Eighty One Percent (81%) of the S&P 500 Index Companies Published Corporate Sustainability Reports in 2015Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.
G&A Institute charted the rapid and significant uptake in corporate sustainability reporting among the 500 companies -- over the years sustainability reporting rose from just 20% of the companies reporting in 2011 to 81% in 2015....
March 14, 2016 Large equity funds score poorly on sustainabilitySource: FT
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Source: The Guardian
Global temperatures in February smashed previous monthly records by an unprecedented amount, according to Nasa data, sparking warnings of a climate emergency.
March 14, 2016 The Whole Trade Story
US News and World Report- Researchers trace the biggest specific losses in American manufacturing to China's entry into the World Trade Organization in 2001, which generated a wave of Chinese imports. MIT economist David Autor...
Ship Bunker - and environmental think-tank the Carbon War Room. According to a summary of the report the exact fuel savings that can be achieved will depend on weather patterns along the route, but also the design of the ship,...
March 9, 2016 The Real Cause of the Flint CrisisSource: The Atlantic
The shocking crisis in Flint—where state cost-cutting mandates led to lead-tainted water that has poisoned thousands of children—has become a metaphor for American political dysfunction. Yet it should also be a reminder of how...
Source: The London School of Economics
Often in the discussion of global governance, if corporations are included they are seen as either subject to various international organisations’ regulatory impact/oversight or are identified as having (benign or malign)...
March 3, 2016 Climate Change Could Kill Half a Million by 2050Source: Bloomberg
At least 500,000 extra people will probably die by 2050 from health effects related to warming temperatures and dietary changes, according to a study from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food published in U.K....
March 2, 2016 Study: Eliminating GMOs would hurt environment, economySource: UPI
Researchers at Purdue University simulated a GMO ban in the United States, and the outputs weren't positive. The scientists found lower crop yield would have negative environmental and economic consequences.
March 1, 2016 Surveys on Business Ethics, 2015Source: Blue and Green Tomorrow
Every year, the IBE publishes a summary of useful surveys which have been published the previous year on a business ethics theme.
Source: Daily Caller
The vast majority of Americans have not benefited from Obamacare, according to a poll released by National Public Radio, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Monday.
February 29, 2016 As sea levels rise, economic damage piles up even faster: studySource: Reuters
Extreme floods whipped up by storms will become ever more costly for cities as ocean levels edge up around the world's coasts in coming decades, they wrote in a study that could help guide governments budgeting to protect...
Source: Science Alert
From that perspective, researchers say household consumers are by far the biggest drain on the planet, which makes for a very different picture to purely nation-focused analyses of environmental impact. In other words, before we...
February 26, 2016 CSR Profile of Walmart
CSR Wire - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 260 million customers...
February 24, 2016 Most Canadians Still Don’t Buy The Global Warming NarrativeSource: Daily Caller
Canadians increasingly don’t believe global warming is man-made, with 56 percent of residents expressing the sentiment in a five-year study published last week by researchers from Yale University and the University of Montreal.
February 23, 2016 Seas Rose Faster in 20th Century than in Previous 27 CenturiesSource: NewsWeek
Had it not been for climate change, global sea levels would have risen by less than half the amount they did in the 20th century — and may even have fallen. Instead, the seas rose faster during those 100 years than in any of the...
February 23, 2016 Obama advisers see steady economic growth and widening inequalitySource: Washington Post
The 2016 Economic Report of the President says that the economy will continue modest, steady growth this year but that inequality remains higher in the United States than in other countries and has been growing faster.
Source: The Daily Texan
A majority of Americans across the political spectrum say government and industry should cooperate to strengthen U.S. energy security, according to the semiannual UT Energy Poll. The poll, released during UT’s Energy Week,...
February 22, 2016 Fossil fuel emissions behind Australia's record-breaking spring heat, suggests studySource: The Guardian
World leaders and street protesters were struggling in a heatwave with temperatures hovering around 40C at Brisbane’s G20 meeting.
February 18, 2016 Zika virus: Study supports link to microcephalySource: BBC News
Scientists say a study involving pregnant women in Brazil "strengthens" the theory that Zika is linked to microcephaly birth defects in babies.
February 18, 2016 Better water management could halve global food deficit – scientistsSource: Reuters
LONDON – Investing in agricultural water management could substantially reduce hunger while limiting some of the harmful effects of climate change on crop yields, scientists said in a study released on Tuesday.
Source: The Guardian
Federal regulators say corrosion on the outside of an oil pipeline was the cause of a major crude spill on the Santa Barbara coast last year.
February 17, 2016 Study: NASA satellites show areas growing drier, wetterSource: USA Today
The research, published last week in the journal Science, will likely lead to adjustments in calculations of contributions to sea-level rise in upcoming reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This map...
February 17, 2016 This study says there are two reasons for the gender pay gap
World Economic Forum - The gender pay gap is still wide open. The World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report 2015 shows that globally, women are still paid on average just above half the average male wage. While governments...
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