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Source: The Real News
Now joining us from Amherst, Massachusetts is Robert Pollin. Bob is a professor of economics, and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Bob also has a forthcoming book...
July 7, 2015 Investors Take Friendlier Tack With DirectorsSource: Wall Street Journal
Only about 3.9% of directors up for election at annual meetings couldn’t muster 70% approval, according to Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc.BR +0.48%, which processes proxy votes for upwards of nine in 10 U.S. companies. That’s...
Source: The Carbon Brief
Which of the many thousands of papers on climate change published each year in scientific journals are the most successful? Which ones have done the most to advance scientists' understanding, alter the course of climate change...
NJ Spotlight - These failed efforts have included the îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî (RGGI), a multistate program to curb carbon pollution from power plants. New Jersey, once part of the effort, pulled out of...
Britain must take more action to prepare for the effects of climate change and introduce more structured planning rather than focusing on mitigating the results of catastrophes, a new report has warned.
SHP Online - The findings support previous research by îVerdantixî, which found customers are increasing spend on EHS software by 25 per cent each year. Integrating their operations and supply chain management and...
Guardian LV - By using sea ice data from the UNâs îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî to create forecast models to the end of the century, researchers were able to create two scenarios with different...
June 30, 2015 Let's talk about (brand) love (and sustainability)Source: GreenBiz
One of the ah-has from the soon-to-be-released 2015 Eco Pulse study is that, indeed, a company’s sustainability or social responsibility commitment is a reason to love the brand.
Blue & Green Tomorrow - The vice-chair of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, Professor Jim Skea, has previously commented that the EU 2030 targets do not go far enough. He explained that future...
June 29, 2015 America's 10 worst states to live in 2015Source: CNBC
Most of us are partial to the place we call home, but face it: Some places are better to live in than others. Our Top States study uses hard data to measure all 50 states. Quality of Life counts for 325 out of our 2,500 possible...
Source: GoLocal PDX
Many kids tell me they want to pursue sustainability in some form as a career, and with dozens of colleges and universities in the US providing these majors, it’s easy to do.
June 26, 2015 The halo effectSource: The Economist
“THERE is one and only one social responsibility of business,” wrote Milton Friedman, a Nobel prize-winning economist. “To use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits.” Plenty of climate-change...
June 26, 2015 Greece's debt drama: What you need to knowSource: USA Today
European leaders have given Greece, and themselves, a Saturday deadline to reach a deal with Athens over loan repayments.
Microfinance Monitor - Water shortage is going to be severe as there will be 40 percent depletion of fresh water resources on Earth by 2030 unless urgent corrective measures are undertaken, warns the UN World Water Development...
June 26, 2015 Will We All Shut Up About Obamacare Now? Probably Not.Source: US News
So after multiple Supreme Court cases, a whole lot of votes in Congress and many calls to "repeal and replace" the law that have gotten opponents nowhere for the most part – can we finally stop talking about ditching Obamacare?
June 25, 2015 CEO Pay vs. Performance
Executive compensation is increasingly geared toward results, but some CEOs still got big paydays even when their investors didn’t do so well.
Source: Daily Caller
A study published by the nonpartisan National Bureau of Economic Research found that on a per-mile basis electric cars were on average worse for the environment when compared to their gas-run counterparts.r3 The study concluded...
June 24, 2015 High Income Women and Social ResponsibilitySource: Millionaire Corner
Women with a personal income of $200,000 or more, or those in a household with income of $400,000 or more, have specific interest in companies that are socially responsible.
June 23, 2015 Mexico to Overtake Russia by 2050 as U.S. SlidesSource: Bloomberg
Mexico and Indonesia will displace Russia and Italy among the top 10 economies in just 35 years' time, with China, the U.S. and India taking the top three slots, according to forecasts by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Society has 10 years to tackle climate change or humanity could lose 50 years of progress in global health, a major new report claims. However the study also said that tackling global warming provides society with the greatest...
The annual sporting event is huge and more expensive for America than most people realize. So how much electricity and energy go into putting on the Super Bowl?
June 22, 2015 Report Finds NHTSA Too Troubled to Ensure Auto SafetySource: NASDAQ
The nation's top auto-safety regulator is beset by problems preventing it from adequately protecting consumers from vehicle defects, culminating in a failure to spot faulty ignition switches in General Motors Co. cars now linked...
Source: Yahoo News
LONDON (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Friday there was no clear evidence that adopting international accounting rules made the bloc's banking crisis worse and that its benefits outweighed the costs.
Source: Pioneer News
On our planet, winter is a harsh season. Many species struggle during the unforgiving conditions, and humans are no different. And it might seem that the plus side of this is that global warming would mean the winters aren’t so...
June 19, 2015 The water crisis isn't limited to CaliforniaSource: Yahoo Finance
The American West, not just California, is experiencing a long-term drought. As drought conditions drag on, the region's water reservoirs are getting drained.
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