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December 22, 2015 Scientists say climate change could cause a ‘massive’ tree die-off in the U.S. Southwest

Source: Washington Post

In a troubling new study just out in Nature Climate Change, a group of researchers says that a warming climate could trigger a “massive” dieoff of coniferous trees, such as junipers and piñon pines, in the U.S. southwest sometime...

December 18, 2015 Fashion brands still struggling with sustainability practices: Fashionbi

Source: Luxury Daily

The fashion sector is the second largest polluter in the world after the oil industry, according to a new report by Fashionbi.

December 18, 2015 November, autumn and year-to-date were all hottest on record for Earth, NOAA says

Source: Washington Post

November 2015 was the warmest such month on record for the planet, says NOAA. But November’s record-breaking temperature is far from the most remarkable result in 2015. It has been an incredible year for Earth, toppling records...

December 17, 2015 Cancer not caused by 'bad luck' but down to environment and lifestyle, according to new study

Source: Mirror(UK)

Most cancer cases are not largely down to 'bad luck' but are a result of lifestyle and environmental factors such as toxic chemicals and radiation, according to a new study.

December 17, 2015 Annual Arctic report card shows record warmth and retreating ice

Source: CBC News

For the second straight year, the Arctic is warming faster than the rest of the planet — a finding that was recently affirmed by Environment Canada scientists.

December 16, 2015 Supply Chain Sustainability a Priority, But Achieving it Remains a Challenge

Source: Spend Matters

The majority of executives see supply chain sustainability as a strategic priority, but few organizations actually have a plan in place or a dedicated team to create a greener supply chain, according to a recent study by West...

December 16, 2015 Is the West ready for the impacts of climate change?

Source: High Country News

Last Saturday, in Paris, 195 of the world’s leaders reached a historic agreement to lower greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to help stave off the most drastic effects of climate change — a momentous shift that will lay the...

December 16, 2015 Lettuce 'three times worse than bacon' for the environment, scientists claim

Source: Telegraph(UK)

Greenhouse gas emissions from lettuce production are three times higher per calorie than from bacon, study finds

December 15, 2015 Pension Advisors, Be Careful With ESG Investing

Source: Think Advisor

Cerulli report urges advisors to consider the legal ramifications of making investment decisions based on nonfinancial goals

December 15, 2015 Americans Still Don't Know What Climate Change Is, Google Shows

Source: Huff Post

World leaders took a major step forward Saturday when they reached an accord on curbing the climate change crisis facing our planet -- but if Google search data is anything to go by, Americans are barely aware that there was a...

December 11, 2015 Corporate tax avoidance damaging public trust

Source: Economia

According to a survey from the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE), corporate tax avoidance concerned 34% of the respondents, followed by executive pay (25%), exploitative labour (20%), employees being able to speak out about...

December 11, 2015 Climate change outlook could be worse than feared, study says

redOrbit - They then predicted the potential impact that each would have on global land and water temperatures, using a computer model that was far more basic and direct than those used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...

December 10, 2015 Sustainability: Map the evidence

Source: Nature

Too many studies go unread. Collate them to enable synthesis and guide decision-making in sustainability, urge Madeleine C. McKinnon and colleagues.

December 9, 2015 Here's What Americans Think About the Environment

Source: Pacific Standard

Climate change politics are pretty simple, some would have us believe: There are those who think we have to do something about climate change, those who think we don't, and those who doubt it's even happening. But, a new study...

December 8, 2015 Economists: Climate change is going to cost a lot more than previously thought

Source: Washington Post

When it comes to climate change, there’s broad consensus among economists that the potential economic impacts will be serious, widespread and more severe than previous estimates have indicated. At least, this is the conclusion of...

December 8, 2015 Global carbon emissions growth to stall in 2015: research

Source: Reuters

Growth in global carbon dioxide emissions is expected to slow for a second year running in 2015, in spite of economic growth, after typically rising by around 2 to 3 percent since the turn of the century, according to research...

December 3, 2015 World’s richest tenth produce half carbon emissions, poorest half one tenth: Oxfam

Source: Reuters

LONDON – The richest tenth of the world’s people produce half of all carbon emissions, while the poorest half – most threatened by droughts and super storms linked to climate change – produce only one tenth, Oxfam said on...

December 3, 2015 ISS and Glass Lewis Update their Proxy Voting Guidelines for 2016 Proxy Season

Source: JD Supra

Proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis each have released updates to their policies that outline how they will form recommendations to shareholders on how they should vote on governance,...

December 3, 2015 Corporate governance reporting evolves

Source: Economia

The accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young and the Quoted Companies Alliance found the number of small listed companies disclosing their corporate strategy has more than doubled from 41% last year to 92% this year. - See more at:...

December 3, 2015 Annual Toy Safety Survey Finds Choking Hazards, No Lead

Source: Capital Public Radio

As parents get ready for the holiday shopping season, the California Public Interest Research Group is warning of potentially dangerous toys

December 3, 2015 Semi-annual Changes to the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index

Source: NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. & CRD Analytics

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ), and CRD Analytics have announced the results of the semi-annual re-ranking of the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index (NASDAQ:QCRD), which became effective prior to market open on...[more]

December 2, 2015 For third consecutive quarter, U.S. CEOs cautious on economy: poll

Source: Reuters

For the third consecutive quarter, U.S. CEOs expressed growing caution about the country's economic prospects in the short term and more said they expected to curtail capital investments over the next six months, according to a...

December 2, 2015 Report Shows Upward Trend in Enhanced Audit Committee Disclosures Among S&P 1500

Source: JD Supra

The Center for Audit Quality and Audit Analytics recently released their 2015 Audit Committee Transparency Barometer. The report is based on a review of proxy statements filed through the end of June 2015 by companies in the...

December 2, 2015 Sustainability driving foodservice packaging

Source: Packaging Digest

The 2015 Trends Report from the Foodservice Packaging Institute, Falls Church, VA, highlighted industry opinions that focused predominately on environmentally friendly packaging and customization techniques to differentiate...

December 1, 2015 November 2015 Sustainable Energy Finance Update

energy-l.iisd.org - AfDB, IDB and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) released reports on financing and deploying clean energy. A number of related events took place throughout the month. The announced sustainable energy...

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