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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...

November 30, 2015 Smarter renewable power: six innovations

Source: The Guardian

Innovations are helping renewable energy become more accessible, powerful and effective. Emma Howard lists six inventions that are changing the sector

November 25, 2015 Is "Business Ethics" An Oxymoron?

Source: Fast Company

Economics rests on an assumption of rational self-interest, yet that's the very principle that seems to reduce ethical conduct. Over a dozen studies have shown how having money in the room or just thinking about money leads to...

November 25, 2015 Costs of Including Accounting Performance Goals in Executive Compensation

Source: CBS St.Louis

How is firm performance related to executive compensation goals? Using a large dataset of performance goals employed in incentive contracts we study this question.

November 24, 2015 Not Good Enough: Meta-Analysis Of Climate INDC Studies

CleanTechnica - Last week, analysts Kelly Levin and Taryn Fransen of the World Resources Institute munched and crunched about a dozen very recent reports that examine how far the world's climate action commitments (intended...

November 24, 2015 NOAA Global Warming Study Under Fire

R & D Magazine - The study reports global surface temperatures are higher than reported by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and that the rate of warming for the first 15 years of the 21st century is on par with...

November 24, 2015 Climate change will trigger the world's greatest refugee crisis

Sydney Morning Herald - And it will force residents out of rural areas that suffer greater risk of wildfire. On current trends, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts sea levels will rise by up to...

November 24, 2015 Weather disasters occur almost daily, becoming more frequent: U.N.

Source: Reuters

Weather-related disasters such as floods and heatwaves have occurred almost daily in the past decade, almost twice as often as two decades ago, with Asia being the hardest hit region, a U.N. report said on Monday.

November 23, 2015 Climate Survey Lists Sustainability Leaders: Unilever, Tesla, Ikea, Google, GE

Source: Just Means

The best ways for companies to demonstrate their commitment to combat climate change include taking specific actions to reduce their carbon emissions, increase the use of renewable energy such as solar and wind, and clamp down on...

November 20, 2015 U.S. falls to 28th on global gender equality list

Source: USA Today

USA Today - Iceland ranked the highest in a recent World Economic Forum report on gender equality. The United States fell to 28th place on a yearly list of the world's most and least equal countries for men and ... > 1862

November 20, 2015 Report Highlights Concerns on Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbugs' in Farm Animals

ABC News - Animals raised with no antibiotics are less likely to contain drug-resistant "superbug" bacteria than those routinely ... deputy director of the CDC's Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases, said...

November 20, 2015 Keep Your Word To Earn Trust And Boost Performance

Investors Business Daily - It's good business too. Studies show that trustworthy companies make more money than those that aren't believable in the eyes of employees and customers, says Barbara Kimmel, CEO of Trust Across...

November 19, 2015 Nasa releases carbon map that shows which countries are polluting the world

Source: Independent (UK)

As carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere steadily rise, Nasa is warning that the capacity of Earth's oceans, forests and land ecosystems to absorb human-generated carbon dioxide could one day dramatically weaken.

November 17, 2015 Unmitigated climate change to shrink global economy by 23 percent - text/video

Source: Reuters

With the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris days away, a new study suggests that, left unchecked, climate change will shrink the global economy by 23 percent

November 13, 2015 These Charts Show the Bright Future Ahead for Clean Energy

Source: Mother Jones

With high-stakes climate negotiations just around the corner, things are looking rosy for the producers and sellers of wind turbines and solar panels.

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