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May 11, 2015 The World's Largest Companies 2015Source: Forbes
The FORBES Global 2000 is a comprehensive list of the world’s largest, most powerful public companies, as measured by revenues, profits, assets and market value. We use a composite score that weighs those four metrics equally, as...
Source: Insider Online
Corporate America’s “proxy season”—the period between mid-April 15 and mid-June when most of the largest publicly traded corporations in the United States hold annual meetings to vote on company business—is now in full swing. As...
May 7, 2015 A Look At Endowments And Responsible InvestingSource: Value Walk
The April 2015 Commonfund Study of Responsible Investing analyzes policies, practices and attitudes with respect to responsible investing among 200 U.S. colleges and universities of various sizes. The study included 123 private...
May 6, 2015 Five Charts That Show Work-Life Balance Is DeadSource: Bloomberg
The report, based on a survey of 9,699 employed adults around the world, found that people complain about ever-longer hours, disappointing raises, and a lack of flexibility among their employers, especially when the employees...
Source: Business Insider
WASHINGTON — The Obama Administration's hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation's power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new...
CSR Wire - NEW YORK, May 04 /CSRwire/ - 146 of the world's largest impact investors, including fund managers, banks, development finance institutions, foundations, and pension funds report having committed $10.6 billion to impact...
Source: CS Monitor
For years, the debate about efforts to find the best way to rein in greenhouse gas emissions has wrestled with a generation gap: The worst effects of climate change are projected to occur in the distant future over a wide area,...
Source: Lehigh Valley Live
Toxic fluids used in drilling and hydraulic fracturing likely escaped an unlined borehole and migrated thousands of feet into a residential drinking-water supply in Pennsylvania, according to a study published Monday.
Source: NPR Pennsylvania
New research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows evidence of a connection between gas drilling and water contamination that occurred in Bradford County in 2010. The researchers used a new...
WASHINGTON, DC — A new report finds significant market growth potential for safer, less toxic chemicals. The report from Trucost, an independent research firm, builds a strong case for the growing market potential for safer...
Source: The Guardian
The study by the author of an influential report on the economics of climate change found that countries’ pledges ahead of a crunch UN climate summit in Paris this December would not keep warming below 2C, the level that previous...
May 4, 2015 McDonald's: a brief history in 15 factsSource: The Guardian
By 1958 McDonald’s had sold 100m hamburgers - now the burger chain has 36,258 McDonald’s restaurants in 119 countries
Source: NY Times
Climate change could drive to extinction as many as one in six animal and plant species, according to a new analysis.
Source: The Guardian
Elizabeth Warren consistently ranks as a leader of the liberal left, but when it comes to climate change the Massachusetts senator and many other prominent Democrats are lagging behind, a new report claims, and are not taking the...
A research team compared ice cores from the northern and southern hemispheres, and found abrupt temperature changes in the North Pole had an influence on South Pole temperatures, Montana State University reported. Climate change...
Source: Washington Post
When we think about greenhouse gas emissions, a few obvious culprits — coal-fired power plants or automobiles — come to mind. But the burning of fossils fuels isn’t the only process spewing carbon into the atmosphere. A much less...
Source: National Science Foundation
In results published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), scientists assessed marine sustainability in the Baja California Sur region by applying a framework that accounts for both...
April 27, 2015 Study: Dirty City Air Can Damage BrainsSource: Biotech Wired
The dirty air in the city could damage brain, researchers suggested this week. According to the study published in the journal Stroke, brain scans showed that seniors exposed to higher levels of the kind of small particle...
Source: Science Daily
While climatologists are carefully watching carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, another group of scientists is exploring a massive storehouse of carbon that has the potential to significantly affect the climate change...
Source: Food Safety News
A new Consumer Reports (CR) study released Friday found that 60 percent of 342 samples of frozen shrimp it tested contained Salmonella, Vibrio, Listeria, or E. coli, and 2 percent tested positive for the superbug MRSA...
April 27, 2015 Earth Day Goes ViralSource: On Earth
Prince Ea is a musician on a mission. The St. Louis–based rapper uses spoken word to promote social change, and his latest video, Dear Future Generations: Sorry, written for Earth Day’s 45th anniversary, has struck a chord.
Coal-related jobs are going up in flames, but new ones will emerge from the ashes. That’s the conclusion of a new economic study that examines the Obama administration’s energy policy and its potential impact on the broader...
April 24, 2015 One Man Against the 1%Source: NY Times
For the past 50 years, liberals have gotten almost exactly the policies they’ve wanted. So why are they still complaining?
Following a quartet of weaker-than-expected economic data reports released this morning, Bloomberg's U.S. economic surprise index has fallen to levels seen only during the Great Recession.
Source: The Guardian
A group of energy and finance analysts has given companies targeted by the divestment movement – Chevron, ExxonMobil, BP and others – a blueprint for extricating themselves from fossil fuels.
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