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October 15, 2015 Report: Food Companies Gaining Ground on Product SustainabilitySource: Sustainable Brands
In the second Pure Strategies review of product sustainability programs, there was an increase of food companies building their efforts and using environmental and social considerations to inform business decisions across the...
October 14, 2015 Majority calls drought ‘extremely serious’Source: Record Bee
A new Field Poll released Tuesday showed that 76 percent of registered California voters now call the state’s water situation “extremely serious,” up from 66 percent in May and 60 percent in April 2014.
October 14, 2015 Rising seas to displace millions of Americans if warming uncheckedSource: Reuters
TORONTO – Millions of people in the United States could be forced to abandon their homes if planet-warming emissions continue unabated through 2100, pushing global sea levels up by more than 14 feet (4.2 metres), researchers said.
October 14, 2015 In 2050 there will be 9 billion people on earth?. H?ow will we feed them? - visualisationSource: The Guardian
’Tis the season of harvest festivals and farmers are celebrating another bumper crop. British farmers have this year twice smashed the record for the world’s highest-yielding wheat crop ever recorded, first in the Lincolnshire...
Source: Sustainable Brands
As a science-based method, life cycle analysis (LCA) is an excellent tool to bust the myths that surround sustainability. In this monthly series, we look at some common sustainability ideas to see if they aremyth or truth. In...
October 4, 2015 Millennials More Engaged In CSR, Study SaysSource: The Holmes Report
Millennials are universally more engaged in corporate social responsibility efforts, according to the new 2015 Cone Communications Millennial CSR Study.
October 2, 2015 Amazon, LEGO Have Best CSR Reputations in the U.S.Source: Sustainable Brands
Amazon, LEGO, BMW, Sanofi, Schneider Electric and Panera Bread have the best public perception for corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the United States, according to a new report by the Reputation Institute.
October 1, 2015 MGM Resorts Named One Of America's Most Reputable Companies For Corporate Social Responsibility By Reputation InstituteSource: Market Watch
MGM Resorts International MGM, +2.25% has been named one of America's top 100 most reputable companies for corporate social responsibility (CSR), according to research by Reputation Institute, a leading global source on corporate...
A relentless deceleration in the economies of the developing world will cause global growth to slow this year and only pick up a bit more pace in 2016, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.
September 29, 2015 Study: New York City could see major flooding every 25 yearsSource: The Week
A new study says that due to climate change, major flooding is likely to take place in New York City every 25 years rather than every 500 years
September 28, 2015 Study: Most Non-Climate Scientists Agree on Global Warming TooSource: Time
Nearly 92% of biophysical scientists surveyed believe that human activity has contributed to global warming
September 25, 2015 Explore the United States of Energy with this interactive mapSource: Treehugger
This energy map of the U.S. attempts to demystify the "energy realities" in the nation by charting regional and state energy production, consumption, markets, policies, and infrastructure.
September 25, 2015 Corporate governance: Passive Investors, Not Passive OwnersSource: ValueWalk
Passive Investors, Not Passive Owners, a study by Ian R. Appel, Todd A. Gormley, and Donald B. Keim examined whether passive institutional investors, like Vanguard and Dimensional Fund Advisors do influence firms and if they care...
September 25, 2015 2015 Shareholder Activism Study From FTI Consulting and Activist Insight Finds Continued Appetite for Activism in Global Marketplace
GlobeNewswire - Steven Balet, Managing Director and activism specialist in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting, noted, "Recent examples of institutions and activists working together include Relational and...
September 24, 2015 Sustainability Research is Growing Nearly Twice as Fast as Research Overall, Report FindsSource: PR Newswire
Research that informs sustainable development is experiencing a surge as innovative ways to preserve environmental health and safeguard societal well-being top global leaders' agendas, a report by Elsevier and SciDev.Net released...
September 23, 2015 8 trillion microbeads pollute U.S. waters dailySource: Valley News
Not to alarm you, but your daily morning regimen might be harming the planet's oceans, lakes and rivers.
September 22, 2015 The 800 ways taxpayer money supports fossil fuel industries
MSN - â??If other developing countries were included, then the total would be much higher,â?? said Angus McCrone, senior analyst at Bloomberg î??New Energy Financeî?? in London. â??The reassuring...
September 22, 2015 Lack of planning for climate change puts Australia behind its allies, report findsSource: The Guardian
Australia is behind its allies in preparing for climate change, exposing defence personnel – and the country more broadly – to considerable strategic risk and uncertainty, a new report written by the former defence force chief,...
September 21, 2015 Your comprehensive guide to the Sustainable Development Goals summitSource: The Guardian
World leaders will pledge to tackle poverty, inequality and climate change at a historic event in New York. Here’s everything you need to know about it
September 17, 2015 Don't Take A Deep Breath: Outdoor Pollution Kills 3.3 Million A YearSource: NPR
More people die prematurely because of the air they breathe than the 2.8 million who die each year of HIV/AIDS and malaria combined.
September 16, 2015 Water demand from fracking less than 1 percent of U.S. total: studySource: Reuters
Fracking by the U.S. oil and gas industry has increased the burden on the nation’s water resources, but still accounts for less than 1 percent of America’s total industrial water use, according to a paper by researchers at Duke...
September 16, 2015 Scientists release report on state's groundwater
Siskiyou Daily - SACRAMENTO- The Union of Concerned Scientists released a report last week that looks to setting measurable objectives to achieve sustainable groundwater management in California. The report comes after the...
September 16, 2015 US and Australian taxpayers pay billions a year to fund coal – reportSource: The Guardian
Coal subsidies are costing US and Australian taxpayers billions of dollars a year, according to a new report. The research examined the subsidies given to coal production in the US’s largest coal field, the Powder River Basin,...
September 15, 2015 Survey: 60% of Boards Want Increased Risk Management Oversight by Senior Management TeamsSource: Business Wire
The report, which included the results from a study of more than 1,300 executives worldwide, found that about 60 percent of organizations are facing increasing and more complex risk issues than they were five years ago.
September 15, 2015 California's Sierra Nevada snowpack is the lowest in 500 yearsSource: USA Today
The snowpack in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains this year has fallen to its lowest level in at least the past 500 years, according to a study published Monday in Nature Climate Change, a peer-reviewed British journal.
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