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February 24, 2014 Investor confidence takes a tumble over corporate governance, volatility -Australia

Source: The Conversation

An overwhelming proportion of investors want the introduction of a rating system to identify poorly governed companies, according to a new survey. And over 80% of those polled said they would stay away from companies if they...

February 19, 2014 Business Turns the Table in First-Ever Corporate Ratings of Activists

CSR Wire - SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 18 /CSRwire/ - The Nature Conservancy, Environmental Defense Fund and WWF topped the first-ever corporate ratings of environmental advocacy groups, according to a new report. The study was based...

February 19, 2014 71% of U.S. households would switch from providers that attempt to interfere with Internet

FOXBusiness - Seventy-one percent of respondents to a survey* conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center said they would attempt to switch to a competing Internet service provider (ISP) if their provider were to...

February 18, 2014 Scientists Fear Bird Flu Pandemic Is About to Strike

Source: Liberty Voice

Scientists working in Shanghai, China have announced that genetic differences in the potentially lethal bird flu virus which is going around China is increasing the possibility of a pandemic strain and they fear a pandemic is...

February 14, 2014 Survey: Sustainability key to restaurant customers

Source: Restaurant News

While the concept of social responsibility is difficult for both consumers and restaurant operators to define, it is increasingly important to business, according to a new study by Technomic

February 13, 2014 "Stress in America" Survey - text/vido

Source: WBRE

Results for the American Psychological Association's "Stress in America" survey are out and this year the findings show teens and young adults have a high level of stress. Professor of Psychology Dr. David Palmiter says "on a 10...

February 7, 2014 Firms are struggling to make progress on sustainability, says new report

edie.net - îTrucostî chief executive Richard Mattison added: âAccording to the World Bank, we expect global economic growth ... The 2014 report includes the launch of the Natural Capital Leaders Index, a new...

February 7, 2014 Americans want more food safety oversight

Source: Pork Network

Results of a recent Harris Poll of 2,236 adults show that the majority of the U.S. adults in the survey are concerned about food recalls, and believe there should be more government oversight in regard to food safety. According...

February 6, 2014 Report: Fracking raising water supply worries

Source: USA Today

The USA's domestic energy boom is increasing demands on water supplies already under pressure from drought and growing populations, a new report says. The water-intensive process used to extract oil and gas from shale underground...

February 6, 2014 FACT CHECK: Anti-Obamacare chorus is off key

Source: Washington Post

WASHINGTON — New estimates that President Barack Obama’s health care law will encourage millions of Americans to leave the workforce or reduce their work hours have touched off an I-told-you-so chorus from Republicans, who’ve...

February 5, 2014 Climate change threatens to cause trillions in damage to world's coastal regions

Source: TG Daily

New research predicts that coastal regions may face massive increases in damages from storm surge flooding over the course of the 21st century. According to the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

February 5, 2014 New Poll Finds Most Voters Want EPA To Limit Carbon Pollution From Power Plants

Source: Think Progress

According to the results of a Sierra Club national survey released Tuesday, seven-in-ten Americans favor the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) putting limits on the amount of carbon pollution that power plants can release....

January 28, 2014 Negative view of healthcare reform rollout eases, but troubles persist, poll finds

Source: Modern Health

Memo to the White House: The website may be fixed, but President Barack Obama's new health insurance markets have yet to win over most consumers. Negative perceptions of the healthcare rollout have eased, a new Associated...

January 27, 2014 Study links flooding to human activities, changing landscapes

Punch - A new report has blamed the rising occurrences of flooding all over the world on human activities in addition to climate change/global warming, MAUREEN AZUH writes Flooding has in recent years become a major problem that...

January 21, 2014 Investors Most Upbeat in 5 Years With Record 59% Bullish in Poll

Source: Bloomberg

On the eve of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, 59 percent of Bloomberg subscribers surveyed last week said the economic outlook is improving. That’s up from 33 percent in November and marks the...

January 21, 2014 China's exports linked to western U.S. air pollution

Source: CNN

Pollution doesn't respect national borders. Outsourcing manufacturing to China may have resulted in less pollution in some parts of the United States, but other regions have lesser air quality because of U.S.-bound Chinese...

January 21, 2014 The number of Americans who think global warming isn’t real just doubled

Source: AMPP3D

The study shows that in the last year, the number of Americans who believe global warming is not happening has soared. In September 2012, 12% of Americans said they thought global warming was not happening. By November 2013, that...

January 15, 2014 Mapping the American Carbon Footprint, Down to the Last Zip Code [INTERACTIVE MAPS]

Source: The Energy Collective

In the process of researching and writing our free eBook ’Emit This’ I mapped out the average American’s carbon footprint. The result was the tree map above which shows the typical spending of an American results in 19 t CO2e of...

January 13, 2014 Earth 'going downhill' as consumption rises, report says

CNN - Hong Kong (CNN)-- From high above the earth, an astronaut launched the latest report card on the health of the planet which once again paints an alarming image of over-consumption and exploitation. In a recorded message,...

January 8, 2014 Determining Executive Pay: Boards Need to Assess CEOs' Behavior, Not Only Their Performance

Source: PR Newswire

"Everyone expects boards to assess the performance of CEOs when determining their pay, but they must also assess the manner in which the CEO performs," says executive compensation expert Bruce R. Ellig, author of the...

December 31, 2013 The Corporate Social Responsibility Report and Effective Stakeholder Engagement

Source: Harvard Law School Forum

Companies today are being called upon by their shareholders and other stakeholders to not only boost the bottom line, but also to help address some of the country’s most challenging problems, including those concerning economic...

December 27, 2013 Study: Fracking saves water

Source: Daily Caller

Hydraulic fracturing conserves water compared to other energy-generation methods, according to a recent study that undermines claims by fracking opponents. Bridget Scanlon and a team of researchers at the Bureau of Economic...

December 26, 2013 World Climate Change- Moving from awareness to action

thewestsidestory.net - The reports which have been put forth by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, OECD, IMF, World Bank, and the International Renewable Energy Agency are credible enough to be accepted...

December 26, 2013 For crops, water shortage could double effect of climate change

Source: Futurity

Shortages of freshwater used for irrigation may double the detrimental effects of climate change on agriculture, according to a new analysis that combines climate, agricultural, and hydrological models. Researchers say a warmer...

December 19, 2013 Poll: Wealth gap, minimum wage top issues for Americans

Source: Allvoices.com

Americans want more government intervention when it comes to addressing the wealth gap and minimum wage, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. In the December survey, 57 percent said the federal government should take...

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