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December 31, 2015 Special Report: How to Get Rich by Saving the Planet: An Investor's Guide to Green Market Profits

Wealth Daily - Sustainable investors aim for strong financial performance ... It's that last sentence that should motivate all investors â?? not just tree-huggers like me. The iShares î??MSCIî?? USA ESG Select...

December 30, 2015 Researchers Warn of Potential for Swine Flu Pandemic

Source: US News

Flu viruses found among pigs in China appear able to spread in humans and have the potential to cause a pandemic, researchers say. Authors of a study published online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

December 29, 2015 13th annual Consumer report The State of Sustainability in America 2015: Trends & Opportunities

Source: PR Newswire

This report is the thirteenth annual U.S. report NMI has published on the state of the sustainability market. It is full of insights, data, and analysis to help you better understand the ever-evolving world of...

December 28, 2015 No Raise This Year? These Four Charts Explain Why

Source: American Prospect

It’s hard to find a clearer illustration of escalating economic inequality than the growing divide between worker pay and worker productivity. The Economic Policy Institute’s top charts of 2015 depict the problem in simple...

December 28, 2015 "Rare" Diseases Are Back

Source: Youth Health

Diseases that are considered rare or almost entirely wiped out, especially in developed countries, are surprising making a deadly comeback, according to a new London study.

December 24, 2015 Paris, a giant step in the right direction

Gulf News - Global investment in renewable energy hit $310 billion (Dh1.14 trillion) last year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. And major companies are pledging to go 100 per cent renewable, too. Much of that growth in...

December 23, 2015 Americans aware of Chipotle outbreak eat there less often: poll

Source: Reuters

Nearly a quarter of Americans who have heard of recent E. coli outbreaks at Chipotle Mexican Grill said they are eating less often at its restaurants, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday, while social media sentiment...

December 23, 2015 Proxy season and Form 10-K filings: a look back at 2015 and what to expect in 2016

Source: Lexology

This overview summarizes new disclosure requirements and other developments that will generally be applicable to SEC reporting companies in connection with their upcoming proxy statement and Form 10-K filings, including those...

December 23, 2015 Poll: Post Paris Deal, Most Republicans Back Action on Climate Change

Source: NewsWeek

A majority of U.S. Republicans who had heard of the international climate deal in Paris said they support working with other countries to curb global warming and were willing to take steps to do so, according to a Reuters/Ipsos...

December 23, 2015 Tracking What Cities Are Doing About Climate Change

Source: Next City

A historic accord was signed earlier this month at COP21, with world leaders signing on to slow climate change. In addition to promising to cut emissions, all signatories agreed to report their progress through newly established...

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...

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