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June 10, 2015 What’s Really Driving Sustainability?
Asked to pick the No 1. consideration shaping their company’s sustainability strategies, 53 percent of respondents named corporate responsibility. That is nearly double the 27 percent who said that the top reason is the...
Source: The Guardian
There is no evidence to show that people are physically affected by low-frequency sound like that emitted by wind turbines, acoustic experts have told a Senate inquiry.
The decline in the bee population could be caused by the insect’s high contamination of aluminum, a chemical element implicated as a factor in Alzheimer's disease in humans, a new study has found
June 9, 2015 CEO survey lukewarm on economySource: USA Today
American CEOs plan to hire, sell and invest at a slower pace in the next six months, with future economic growth hinging on trade agreements and tax reform, according to a quarterly survey released Monday.
June 8, 2015 FLASH REPORT — Seventy-Five Percent (75%) of the S&P 500 Index Published Corporate Sustainability Reports in 2014Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.
Sustainability reporting has become the clear norm in the U.S. capital markets as represented by our four year study of the S&P 500*. Over the last four years there has been significant uptake in sustainability reporting from...
No one, neither policymakers nor business leaders, believes that we can go forward with business as usual. Everyone realizes that there is a need to move towards an entirely new, balanced, low-carbon energy system.”
Reuters - There is increasing debate about the impact of climate change on investments, particularly in fossil fuels. A study by îconsultantsî îMercerî - backed by the International Finance Corporation,...
June 4, 2015 Warning: Oregon’s pending water crisisSource: Natural Resources Report
When it comes to water, the warning signs are all around us. California’s drought, hauntingly akin to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, presents a menu of unappetizing choices for the future.
June 3, 2015 California cities cut water use 13.5% in AprilSource: USA Today
A new report on California's water use shows some progress reducing use in the drought-parched state, helped in part by a wetter and colder April. California cities and towns used 13.5% less water in April 2015 than they did in...
Summit County Citizens Voice - FRISCO â Cutting U.S. greenhouse gas emissions to the target level announced by the Obama administration wonât require huge policy changes, according to a new report from the...
The Carbon Brief - It's worth remembering that the latest research shows current emissions tracking the highest emissions scenario of those used by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) scenarios, so...
North American Windpower - îWorld Resources Instituteî (WRI) also released analysis that looked at all economy-wide options for reducing carbon pollution and found that, thanks to recent cost declines, renewable...
May 29, 2015 See how much CEOs make at top companies
Star News Online - A guided data visualization showing executive compensation at îStandard and Poor'sî 500 companies. Your browser does not support the iframe HTML tag. Try viewing this in a modern browser like...
May 29, 2015 Unilever, Patagonia cement their positions as the world's most sustainable brands, says new reportSource: Thhe Guardian
Unilever and Patagonia have cemented their position as the world’s most sustainable brands, topping the list of sustainability leaders in a new report released Thursday.
May 29, 2015 Global Warming UpdateSource: Greenpeace
Petroleum interests and paid denialist employ scientific doubt to rationalize non-action, but this is a trick. Scientific knowledge is built on doubt. Every process in nature involves multiple influences, no observer knows all...
May 28, 2015 More Americans expect higher incomes this yearSource: USA Today
Americans are significantly more optimistic about their income prospects while their perceptions of their financial well-being have improved modestly, according to Federal Reserve survey results out Wednesday.
Source: PC World
The average cost of a data breach has increased by 23 percent over the past two years to $3.79 million, according to a report Wednesday from IBM and the Ponemon Institute. And the average cost for each lost of stolen record...
PARIS – Thirty-two energy companies led by Russia’s Gazprom account for almost a third of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions if the burning of all the coal, oil and gas they produce is taken into account, a study said on...
The fact that a bad lending and credit crisis brought down the economy six years ago was proof positive for many that the financial sector, and more specifically Wall Street, had grown too large.
So, what role do Americans want their government to play? I asked 1,044 adults (representative of the U.S. population according to age and sex) 10 questions about America’s role in the world. They were then asked to choose which...
Source: Wall Street Journal
Two-fifths of the population of developed countries have gained little over recent decades, driving a rise in income inequality that is damaging economic growth and that can only be reversed through a wide range of government...
The euro zone economy continued to lose momentum in May, according to closely-watched surveys published Thursday, but it wasn't all bad news, with hiring in the region on the up.
May 20, 2015 Survey: Wall Street ethics still an oxymoronSource: CBS: Money Watch
July marks the fifth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, better known as the Dodd-Frank Act. The measure was a direct response to the excesses perpetrated by Wall Street and to the lack...
A new study released by Morgan Stanley confirms that investors appear to place a premium on sustainability yet believe that sustainable investments require some financial sacrifice. Two key findings include: 1) nearly...
Source: Millionaire Corner
Baby Boomers and seniors ages 65 and up are the strongest proponents of socially responsible investing and the investors most likely to support companies whose policies support causes in which they are passionate
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