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October 18, 2013 Summary of Economic Reports by Federal Reserve District Banks

Source: Bloomberg

Following is a summary of U.S. economic conditions as reported by the 12 Federal Reserve district banks in the central bank’s latest regional survey, also known as the Beige Book. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago prepared the...

October 18, 2013 Have Corporate Sustainability Efforts Hit a Plateau?

Source: EHS

In a new survey, 78 percent of CEOs say they see sustainability as a path to growth and innovation, and 79 percent say they believe that sustainability will lead to competitive advantage in their respective industries. However,...

October 11, 2013 Poll: Americans Find Little to Like in Washington

Source: ABC News

Americans are finding little they like about President Barack Obama or either political party, according to a new poll that suggests the possibility of a "throw the bums out" mentality in next year's midterm elections.

October 9, 2013 UN Global Compact Releases Sustainability Research Findings

Source: Triple Pundit

The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) recently released its 2013 Global Corporate Sustainability Report on the state of corporate sustainability. The UN Compact’s pool of respondents have committed to pursuing the UN’s defined...

October 9, 2013 Scientists find possible link between BPA and breast cancer

Source: Pentagon Post

According to a September report from, an advocacy group ‘Breast Cancer Fund’, BPA could pose a risk to children long before they take their first sip of milk. Moreover, babies also are exposed in the womb.

October 9, 2013 Water Shortage Seen Worsening on Climate Change in Potsdam Study

Source: Bloomberg

Water scarcity will increase around the world due to climate change, with more than 500 million people affected if mean global warming is limited to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), based on modeling studies by the...

October 7, 2013 Study: Churchgoers Favor Socially Responsible Companies - Yuan Sun, a professor at Boston University School of Management, and Paul Griffin, a professor at the University of California Davis, conducted the research study using data found in disclosures reported by...

October 7, 2013 Americans Want More Evidence that CSR Produces Results

Source: Just Means

A new study carried out by Cone Communications reveals an interesting fact about Americans in relation to their shopping habits: they want to see more social engagement from their brands. Although there seems to be a market...

September 30, 2013 Report Summary UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Source: UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The Working Group I contribution to the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) considers new evidence of climate change based on many independent scientific analyses from observations of the climate system, paleoclimate archives,...

September 24, 2013 Moderate Arsenic in Environment Tied to Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk


People chronically exposed to low to moderate levels of arsenic in their environment may be more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease, a study of American Indians suggests. Previous research has...

September 19, 2013 Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014

Botswana Gazette - This installment discusses the Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014 that was recently released by the îWorld Economic Forumî. The report assesses the competitiveness of 148 economies and also...

September 18, 2013 As Health Care Law Proceeds, Opposition and Uncertainty Persist

Source: Pew Research Center

As a key step in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act approaches, public views of the 2010 health care law are as negative as ever, and many are unaware of the elements of the law that will be going into place. While...

September 18, 2013 US SIF Foundation Releases Report on Impact of Sustainable and Responsible Investment

Source: US SIF Foundation’s Center for Sustainable Investment Education

WASHINGTON, DC- Sustainable and responsible investors have been, and continue to be, a force for positive change, according to a report released today by the US SIF Foundation’s Center for Sustainable Investment Education. The...[more]

September 17, 2013 CO2 fears Overrated, says UN report - But it now seems that the issue has touched the heads of environmental intelligentsia and they are finding the limit of this explanation. The United Nations îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî...

September 17, 2013 NOAA Releases Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Dataset - Available online, it includes more than 2 million chemical analyses of sediment, tissue, water, and oil, as well as toxicity testing results and related documentation collected by federal agencies, state...

September 12, 2013 Hit or Miss? Extreme Weather vs. Climate Change


The study “Explaining Extreme Events of 2012 from a Climate Perspective,” released by the American Meteorological Society (AMS), analyzed 12 different events from 2012. Here are the six events they tied to human-induced climate...

September 11, 2013 Nine steps for young business leaders to drive sustainability

Source: Guardian

There's a lot of talk about how a new generation of younger business leaders will be instrumental in driving the corporate sustainability agenda. But while it may be true that they come to the boardroom thinking that short-term...

September 10, 2013 Europe says its own biofuels policies increase food costs 50%, drive deforestation

Grist - Two new studies that came out in Europe during the last couple of days show that biofuel mandates are causing consumers far more pocketbook pain â and contributing more to deforestation and climate pollution â...

September 10, 2013 Chinese cities fail to balance economic growth, sustainability

Source: ZDNET

Some 80 percent of cities in China cannot strike a balance between growing the economy and protecting the environment, but mid-sized cities are in best stead to achieve sustainable growth, reveals Accenture report.

September 10, 2013 5 Traits Essential for Sustainability Leadership

Source: Triple Pundit

Sustainability is a career field that is beginning to mature. Ten years ago, there were few dedicated jobs with sustainability in the title. Professionals who were passionate about this management issue often found themselves...

September 9, 2013 Sustainability Drivers for Small/Mid-sized Companies

Source: Triple Pundit

What drives small and mid-sized companies (SMEs) to incorporate sustainable practices into their business? Knowing the answers to this question will aid trade associations and other trusted advisors in developing their outreach...

September 4, 2013 Knightmare on Wall Street, The Asian Century Report, Stephanie Ruhle,Erik Shatzker,Bloomberg,Knight Capital,HFT,SEC - Perez, who was recently interview on Bloomberg TV by Market Makers anchors Stephanie Ruhle and ... Perez has an undergraduate degree from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru (1994), a Master...

September 4, 2013 Study Links Mercury Levels In Fish To Coal-Fired Power Plants

The Huffington Post - As if you needed another reason to cringe at the number of coal-fired power plants operating on our fragile Earth, a new study published in Nature Geoscience links power plants in China and India to the...

September 3, 2013 Is CSR making an impact in the Arab world?

Source: Wamda

Corporate social responsibility has expanded in the region in recent years and continues to offer a way for companies to support their community, build a socially-minded reputation, and strengthen employee commitment. Many...

August 28, 2013 High CEO pay doesn’t mean high performance, report says

Source: Kansas City Star

A select group of the nation’s corporate chief executives has been paid far more than their performance warranted, according to a compensation analysis released today. Twenty years after the Institute for Policy Studies began...

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