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July 29, 2015 CPA Canada Examines Sustainability ReportingSource: Accounting Today
The Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada organization has published a new study on the evolving corporate reporting landscape, focusing particularly on sustainability issues.
July 29, 2015 Health Care Spending to Accelerate, US Report SaysSource: AP
Health care spending will outpace the nation's overall economic growth over the next decade, the government forecast on Tuesday, highlighting a challenge for the next president, not to mention taxpayers, businesses and individual...
Source: Washington Post
A major concern for climate activists is figuring out what drives the public’s beliefs about climate change. This information can help scientists better engage with the public and help activists understand what factors are likely...
Source: Today Online
BERLIN - The German government's panel of independent economic advisers favors the creation of a sovereign insolvency mechanism for euro zone states to prevent future crises and says countries should be able to leave the currency...
Source: The Economic Times
LONDON: Britain's economy accelerated in the second quarter of 2015, helped by a rebounding services sector, official data showed on Tuesday.
July 28, 2015 The 10 most export-driven economies
The Business Insider - ShutterstockHong Kong Which are the most export-driven economies' îWorld Economic Forumî Hong Kong comes in first, with exports worth over 200% their GDP. Luxemburg also returns a figure over...
Source: Business Insider
"We view the unprecedented drought in California as a harbinger of the coming global water crisis," BAML strategists wrote in a note to clients on Tuesday. "By 2050E, 45% of projected GDP is at risk, with as many as 50 countries...
July 24, 2015 Did climate change kill the woolly mammoth?Source: CBS News
It was long thought that hunting by humans was the driving force behind the demise of mammoths, giant sloths and other massive mammals that roamed the Earth tens of thousand of years ago.
This week, a prominent climate scientist, James Hansen, entered the fray with a study aimed at getting policymakers' attention by saying that the 2 degree Celsius target is dangerously reckless, and that we should be aiming for...
Source: Value Walk
This client alert provides an overview of shareholder proposals submitted to public companies for 2015 shareholder meetings, including statistics, notable decisions from the staff (the "Staff") of the Securities and Exchange...
July 22, 2015 Study attributes carbon drop to recessionSource: The Hill
The study published Tuesday in Nature Communications said that although the 11 percent drop in carbon emissions from 1997 to 2013 has largely been attributed to increased use of natural gas, such a conclusion is purely...
news.nd.edu - An inaugural survey examining how corporations are addressing the need to adapt their business operations to changing climate conditions reveals that 30 percent already have experienced a material impact to their...
Scientists from the UK, U.S., India and China say in a report commissioned by the UK that deciding what to do about climate change depends on the value we put on human life, both now and in years to come.
Source: The Guardian
Climate change is what the world’s population perceives as the top global threat, according to research conducted by the Pew Research Center, with countries in Latin America and Africa particularly concerned about the issue.
Bringing coal use to a peak by 2020 could save China billions of dollars in environmental costs, slash water consumption by nearly 30 percent and prevent tens of thousands of deaths from coal-related illnesses, a study released...
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Residents of two northeastern Pennsylvania counties with a high density of active shale gas wells were more likely to be admitted to the hospital for heart, nervous system and other medical conditions than residents in...
Source: Huff Post
Americans are less concerned about climate change than they are about the Islamic State, Iran's nuclear program and other threats, according to a new study released by the Pew Research Center on Tuesday
New research into sustainable energy systems focuses on integrating renewable and nuclear power plants into the electrical grid – a topic high on the agenda for scholars, industry and policy makers.
Governments should treat climate change as seriously as threats to national security or public health, partly by focusing more on the worst scenarios of rising temperatures, an international report said on Monday.
Sustainability innovation is powering business growth: Between 2010 and 2013, revenues from company-defined portfolios of sustainable products and services grew by 91%. For S&P Global 100 companies that break out revenue for...
The economic benefits for a country from tackling climate change easily outweigh the costs, according to a study that seeks to highlight the incentives for individual nations to take urgent action to cut emissions.
Source: CBC News
Bumblebee populations are dying at an alarming rate and nobody knows why. Fingers have been pointed at pesticides called neonicotinoids, as well as bee habitat loss from human development.
According to a recent study from researchers at three American universities, it has shown that people with a higher level of education have a much higher life expectancy, on average.
Source: The Register
Geothermal heating from the Earth beneath the intensively-studied West Antarctic Ice Sheet has been measured for the first time ever, and been found to be "surprisingly high" according to investigating boffins.
The world’s middle class is not as rich, as large, nor as widespread as many believe. According to a new study by the Pew Research Center (pdf), only 1.7 billion people can be broadly classified as middle class, and many are at...
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