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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...

June 10, 2015 No evidence people affected by sound emitted by wind turbines, inquiry told

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.

June 9, 2015 'Bees with Alzheimer’s?' Aluminium pollution linked to dementia in bees

Source: RT

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 economy

Source: 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 2014

Source: 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...[more]

June 8, 2015 Report Report: Numbers don't lie about sustainability risks

Source: GreenBiz

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.”

June 5, 2015 Investors need climate change behavioural shift - study

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 crisis

Source: 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 April

Source: 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...

June 1, 2015 Global warming: New report says targeted U.S. greenhouse gas cuts within reach

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...

June 1, 2015 Warming oceans could mean typhoons are 14% stronger by 2100, study says

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...

May 31, 2015 EIA Analysis: Wind Energy Is The Lowest-Cost Option For Reducing Carbon Emissions

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 report

Source: 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 Update

Source: 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 year

Source: 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.

May 28, 2015 The cost of a data breach has jumped 23 percent in two years

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...

May 26, 2015 Top energy firms tied to almost a third of greenhouse gases -study

Source: Reuters

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...

May 22, 2015 Chart: Here's how much you should worry about Wall Street

Source: Fortune

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.

May 22, 2015 The massive generational divide on America’s role in the world

Source: Fortune

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...

May 21, 2015 OECD Sees Continued Rise in Growth-Harming Inequality

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...

May 21, 2015 Euro zone economy lost momentum in May—but hiring increased

Source: CNBC

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 oxymoron

Source: 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...

May 20, 2015 New report confirms environmental sustainability is good business

Source: Lexology

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...

May 20, 2015 In What Companies are Socially Responsible Investors Likely to Invest?

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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