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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...

October 7, 2013 Americans Want More Evidence that CSR Produces Results

Source: Just Means

A new study carried out by Cone Communications reveals an interesting fact about Americans in relation to their shopping habits: they want to see more social engagement from their brands. Although there seems to be a market...

September 30, 2013 Report Summary UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Source: UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The Working Group I contribution to the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) considers new evidence of climate change based on many independent scientific analyses from observations of the climate system, paleoclimate archives,...

September 24, 2013 Moderate Arsenic in Environment Tied to Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Source: USNews.com

People chronically exposed to low to moderate levels of arsenic in their environment may be more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease, a study of American Indians suggests. Previous research has...

September 19, 2013 Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014

Botswana Gazette - This installment discusses the Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014 that was recently released by the îWorld Economic Forumî. The report assesses the competitiveness of 148 economies and also...

September 18, 2013 As Health Care Law Proceeds, Opposition and Uncertainty Persist

Source: Pew Research Center

As a key step in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act approaches, public views of the 2010 health care law are as negative as ever, and many are unaware of the elements of the law that will be going into place. While...

September 18, 2013 US SIF Foundation Releases Report on Impact of Sustainable and Responsible Investment

Source: US SIF Foundation’s Center for Sustainable Investment Education

WASHINGTON, DC- Sustainable and responsible investors have been, and continue to be, a force for positive change, according to a report released today by the US SIF Foundation’s Center for Sustainable Investment Education. The...[more]

September 17, 2013 CO2 fears Overrated, says UN report

topnews.net.nz - But it now seems that the issue has touched the heads of environmental intelligentsia and they are finding the limit of this explanation. The United Nations îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî...

September 17, 2013 NOAA Releases Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Dataset

eponline.com - Available online, it includes more than 2 million chemical analyses of sediment, tissue, water, and oil, as well as toxicity testing results and related documentation collected by federal agencies, state...

September 12, 2013 Hit or Miss? Extreme Weather vs. Climate Change

Source: Discovery.com

The study “Explaining Extreme Events of 2012 from a Climate Perspective,” released by the American Meteorological Society (AMS), analyzed 12 different events from 2012. Here are the six events they tied to human-induced climate...

September 11, 2013 Nine steps for young business leaders to drive sustainability

Source: Guardian

There's a lot of talk about how a new generation of younger business leaders will be instrumental in driving the corporate sustainability agenda. But while it may be true that they come to the boardroom thinking that short-term...

September 10, 2013 Europe says its own biofuels policies increase food costs 50%, drive deforestation

Grist - Two new studies that came out in Europe during the last couple of days show that biofuel mandates are causing consumers far more pocketbook pain â and contributing more to deforestation and climate pollution â...

September 10, 2013 Chinese cities fail to balance economic growth, sustainability

Source: ZDNET

Some 80 percent of cities in China cannot strike a balance between growing the economy and protecting the environment, but mid-sized cities are in best stead to achieve sustainable growth, reveals Accenture report.

September 10, 2013 5 Traits Essential for Sustainability Leadership

Source: Triple Pundit

Sustainability is a career field that is beginning to mature. Ten years ago, there were few dedicated jobs with sustainability in the title. Professionals who were passionate about this management issue often found themselves...

September 9, 2013 Sustainability Drivers for Small/Mid-sized Companies

Source: Triple Pundit

What drives small and mid-sized companies (SMEs) to incorporate sustainable practices into their business? Knowing the answers to this question will aid trade associations and other trusted advisors in developing their outreach...

September 4, 2013 Knightmare on Wall Street, The Asian Century Report, Stephanie Ruhle,Erik Shatzker,Bloomberg,Knight Capital,HFT,SEC

Live-pr.com - Perez, who was recently interview on Bloomberg TV by Market Makers anchors Stephanie Ruhle and ... Perez has an undergraduate degree from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru (1994), a Master...

September 4, 2013 Study Links Mercury Levels In Fish To Coal-Fired Power Plants

The Huffington Post - As if you needed another reason to cringe at the number of coal-fired power plants operating on our fragile Earth, a new study published in Nature Geoscience links power plants in China and India to the...

September 3, 2013 Is CSR making an impact in the Arab world?

Source: Wamda

Corporate social responsibility has expanded in the region in recent years and continues to offer a way for companies to support their community, build a socially-minded reputation, and strengthen employee commitment. Many...

August 28, 2013 High CEO pay doesn’t mean high performance, report says

Source: Kansas City Star

A select group of the nation’s corporate chief executives has been paid far more than their performance warranted, according to a compensation analysis released today. Twenty years after the Institute for Policy Studies began...

August 21, 2013 Leaked UN climate report warns of dangerous global warming. Will the world listen?

Source: Treehugger

The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was expected to delivery its fifth Assessment Report (AR5) next month, but over the past weekend, a draft of that report was leaked to Reuters, which reported...

August 21, 2013 2013 SEASON POISED TO BREAK RECORDS IN FILINGS, SUPPORT LEVELS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL POLICY SHAREHOLDER RESOLUTIONS

Source: Sustainable Investments Institute (Si2)

WASHINGTON, DC —Investors are filing more environmental and social policy resolutions in the United States than ever before, and more shares are supporting them, new research from the Sustainable Investments Institute (Si2)...

August 19, 2013 More Certainty Humans Cause Climate Change

blogforiowa.com - The fifth assessment report, part one, from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî is due to be published in September. Think Progress has obtained a draft copy in advance and the report...

August 15, 2013 Short-term action needed to meet 2° warming goal – report

Source: Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – International pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are nowhere near enough to limit global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius by 2020, and countries will have to do much more...

August 13, 2013 Ethical Behavior Differs Among Generations

Source: Accounting Web

In June, the Ethics Resource Center (ERC) published a new study that provides further analysis of its 2011 National Business Ethics Survey (NBES). The Washington, DC–based ERC is a private, nonprofit organization devoted to...

August 8, 2013 Behind the Brands, Oxfam ranks big food

Source: Reuters

Supply chains = risk. Risk of contamination. Risk of changing climates. Risk of land-grabs. Even, tragically, risk of factory collapse. That’s why anti-poverty charity Oxfam, ranked the big 10 food and beverage companies on how...

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