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July 1, 2013 National sustainability policy should be established to encourage greater collaboration among federal agencies

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON — The United States should establish a National Sustainability Policy and take additional steps to encourage federal agencies to collaborate on sustainability challenges that demand the expertise of many agencies, such...

July 1, 2013 Study suggests water management plan

Times of India - PUNE: The World Bank has undertaken a study and technical assistance initiative on groundwater management in India with the objectives of identifying management strategies for promoting sustainable groundwater...

June 26, 2013 Analysis of the Socially Responsible Investing Funds Market

Source: Heraldonline

The European Socially Responsible Investing Funds Funds (SRI) market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of X percent from 2011 to 2017. • Increase in demand from high net worth individuals, institutional, and...

June 26, 2013 The Strong Link Between Brand Strength and Sustainability

Source: Triple Pundit

In a previous post, we laid the foundation for comparing a huge database on brand strength with the world’s largest database on corporate sustainability. Our analysis follows for a strong correlation between the Brand Finance...

June 26, 2013 Climate Change and Financial Instability Seen as Top Global Threats

Source: Pew Research

Publics around the world are concerned about the effect of global climate change and international financial instability, with majorities in many of the nations surveyed saying these are major threats to their countries. But...

June 26, 2013 Study: Most Americans Unhappy at Work - text/video

Source: WSAW.com

Only 30 percent of American employees feel engaged or inspired at their jobs and the vast majority of U.S. workers -- 70 percent -- are not reaching their full potential, a Gallup study concluded. The 2013 State of the American...

June 24, 2013 Changes in global environment to cause major changes to business – U.N. Report

Source: Ecoseed

According to the new report released by the United Nations Environment Program, climate change and global changes in the environment will have drastic effects on how the private sector will do business.

June 21, 2013 New Report: Sustainable Forestry Initiative Shows Gains in All Performance Indicators

Sacramento Bee - WASHINGTON, June 20, 2013 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative ® (SFI ®) Inc. today reported significant growth across key performance indicators with the...

June 20, 2013 Socially Responsible Investing Moving From Upstream to Mainstream

Source: Huff Post

A first-of-its-kind survey of 1,300 green businesses, to be showcased later this week at the annual LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) conference in Boulder, CO reveals that, over the last decade, the assets of SRI...

June 20, 2013 Deadly new coronavirus a "serious risk" in hospitals-Saudi study

Source: Reuters

LONDON - The new Middle East coronavirus that has killed 38 people after emerging late last year is a serious risk in hospitals because it is easily transmitted in healthcare environments, infectious disease experts said on...

June 19, 2013 1 in 9 U.S. bridges in need of repair

Source: USA Today

More than one in nine bridges in the USA — at least 66,405, or 11% of the total — are structurally deficient, according to a new report.

June 13, 2013 Earth Could Be 4 Degrees Warmer by 2100 - Report

RIA Novosti - The UN's îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî has previously set a goal of limiting the increase in the global temperature to no more than two degrees Celsius every century. The report said the...

June 13, 2013 A Call For Google To Face A Tax Inquiry. Not That It Will Go Anywhere

Source: Forbes

The Public Accounts Committee in the UK has released its report on the taxation of multinationals. Google comes in for a lot of stick in it, something which is absolutely no surprise to anyone who has been observing the evidence...

June 11, 2013 What to Make of a Warming Plateau

Source: NY Times

As unlikely as this may sound, we have lucked out in recent years when it comes to global warming. The rise in the surface temperature of earth has been markedly slower over the last 15 years than in the 20 years before that. And...

June 11, 2013 Study Shows Most Investors Don’t Support Climate-Related Shareholder Resolutions

Source: Triple Pundit

Last year, PwC released a report presenting seven reasons why investors care about sustainability. The first one was “sustainability shareholder resolutions gaining traction,” showing growing support by investors for...

June 11, 2013 Sustainability and the New Normal for Natural Resources

Source: Market Wired

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS--(Marketwired - June 11, 2013) - Euromonitor International is pleased to announce a new white paper, Sustainability and The New Normal for Natural Resources, outlining how organizations can cut costs, build...

June 10, 2013 Natural hazards economic exposure risk map 2011

preventionweb.net - This map ranks 196 countries with respect to their economic exposure to natural hazards like earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical cyclones, floods and drought according to the Natural Hazards Risk Atlas 2011...

June 10, 2013 SURVEY: THE GREENER THE BUSINESS, THE GREENER THE BOTTOM LINE

Source: Green America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Three out of four small businesses responding to a recent survey reported that, unlike much of the economy, sales for green products and services actually increased over the course of the recent economic...[more]

June 7, 2013 Most Americans say global warming is real, but opinions split on why

Source: Pew Research Center

Journalists and print loyalists who are dejected about the state of the U.S. newspaper business may be comforted — or perhaps made a bit envious — by the knowledge that in at least some other countries, newspaper circulation...

June 6, 2013 New York City pension fund opposing Wal-Mart board

Source: CBS News

The New York City Pension Funds plans to vote against nine of Wal-Mart's 14 board nominees at the retailer's annual shareholder meeting Friday. City Comptroller John Liu's office oversees the fund. He said Wednesday the fund is...

June 4, 2013 Asia Natural hazards economic exposure risk map 2012

preventionweb.net - This map shows Asia's economic exposure to natural hazards like earthquakes, land slides, storms, storm surges, tsunamis, tropical cyclones, volcanoes wild fires, floods and drought, according to the Natural...

June 4, 2013 Sweatshops 101

dollarsandsense.org - Navy blue sweatshirts bearing a single foreign word, Michigan, and a well-known logo, the Nike swoosh, were piled high in a small room off the main factory floor. After cutting, stitching, and embroidering...

June 3, 2013 Resilient Portfolios & Fossil-Free Pensions

Source: GoFossilFree

ADAPTING CITY AND STATE PENSION FUNDS FOR RESILIENCY TO 21ST CENTURY RISKS AND FOSSIL FUEL EXPOSURE

May 30, 2013 For Medicare, Immigrants Offer Surplus, Study Finds

Source: NY Times

Immigrants have contributed billions of dollars more to Medicare in recent years than the program has paid out on their behalf, according to a new study, a pattern that goes against the notion that immigrants are a drain on...

May 30, 2013 The Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals and the Ernst & Young LLP Release Study of Corporate Governance Practices and Trends of 3,000 US Companies

Source: PR Web

Historically, little attention has been paid to corporate governance practices at small- and mid-cap companies. This new and comprehensive review from the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals and the Ernst...

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