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October 21, 2015 UN Sustainable Development Goals: Good For Business

Source: Forbes

Businesses today are expected to be part of the solution to our world’s greatest challenges – from climate and water crises, to inequality and poverty – as captured in the Sustainable Development Goals

October 21, 2015 UT Energy Poll: Three-quarters of Americans now believe climate change is real


WASHINGTON — Three out of every four Americans believe climate change is occurring, according to a University of Texas survey released Tuesday that documents the country’s rapidly evolving views on the issue.

October 21, 2015 Top 10 Best-Performing CEOs in the World

Microfinance Monitor - While Sorensen was rated high in ESG, î??Sustainalyticsî?? defended the high rank saying Novo Nordisk benefits from its decision to offer insulin at a steep discount to consumers in developing...

October 21, 2015 25 jobs with the best work-life balance

Source: Chicago Tribune

A new analysis by the careers website Glassdoor finds that tech and engineering jobs are among the best-ranked careers for workers who want to find some kind of balance between their professional and personal lives.

October 20, 2015 Yale Study Finds No Water Contamination from Pennsylvania Fracking


A new study by a Yale University professor further confirms what federal agencies have been reporting for years: Fracking hasn’t contaminated groundwater. Desiree Plata of the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science spent...

October 19, 2015 Rich nations lag in 'fair share' of climate action - study

Source: Reuters

The United States and other rich nations are doing less than their fair share to fight climate change under a U.N. accord due in December while China is outperforming, a report by 18 civil society groups said on Monday.

October 18, 2015 Scientists pinpoint 41 Global Warming tipping points

DelhiDailyNews - According to the 5th IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) reports, the scientists found evidence of 41 cases of regional abrupt changes in the sea ice, ocean, snow cover, permafrost and terrestrial...

October 15, 2015 Collaborator in Chief: How sustainability leaders are made

Source: Greenbiz

In developing the book, Schein interviewed 75 executives — 54 of them in senior-level sustainability positions at multinational companies — about their relationship to the natural world. He heard about what early experiences...

October 15, 2015 Socially Responsible Retirement Investing

Source: Main Street

Data from Calvert Investments shows 87% of retirement savers say they "want investment options that align with their values," and 82% say they want socially responsible investments offered to them in their employer-sponsored...

October 15, 2015 Americans’ Denial of Climate Change Hits Record Low, Survey Finds

Source: Time

Only 16% of Americans believe there is not enough evidence to prove global climate change is real, the lowest percentage since a survey began asking the question in 2008.

October 15, 2015 Report: Food Companies Gaining Ground on Product Sustainability

Source: Sustainable Brands

In the second Pure Strategies review of product sustainability programs, there was an increase of food companies building their efforts and using environmental and social considerations to inform business decisions across the...

October 14, 2015 Majority calls drought ‘extremely serious’

Source: Record Bee

A new Field Poll released Tuesday showed that 76 percent of registered California voters now call the state’s water situation “extremely serious,” up from 66 percent in May and 60 percent in April 2014.

October 14, 2015 Rising seas to displace millions of Americans if warming unchecked

Source: Reuters

TORONTO – Millions of people in the United States could be forced to abandon their homes if planet-warming emissions continue unabated through 2100, pushing global sea levels up by more than 14 feet (4.2 metres), researchers said.

October 14, 2015 In 2050 there will be 9 billion people on earth?. H?ow will we feed them? - visualisation

Source: The Guardian

’Tis the season of harvest festivals and farmers are celebrating another bumper crop. British farmers have this year twice smashed the record for the world’s highest-yielding wheat crop ever recorded, first in the Lincolnshire...

October 7, 2015 Sustainability Mythbusters: Is Minimizing Transportation Always Good?

Source: Sustainable Brands

As a science-based method, life cycle analysis (LCA) is an excellent tool to bust the myths that surround sustainability. In this monthly series, we look at some common sustainability ideas to see if they aremyth or truth. In...

October 4, 2015 Millennials More Engaged In CSR, Study Says

Source: The Holmes Report

Millennials are universally more engaged in corporate social responsibility efforts, according to the new 2015 Cone Communications Millennial CSR Study.

October 2, 2015 Amazon, LEGO Have Best CSR Reputations in the U.S.

Source: Sustainable Brands

Amazon, LEGO, BMW, Sanofi, Schneider Electric and Panera Bread have the best public perception for corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the United States, according to a new report by the Reputation Institute.

October 1, 2015 MGM Resorts Named One Of America's Most Reputable Companies For Corporate Social Responsibility By Reputation Institute

Source: Market Watch

MGM Resorts International MGM, +2.25% has been named one of America's top 100 most reputable companies for corporate social responsibility (CSR), according to research by Reputation Institute, a leading global source on corporate...

October 1, 2015 Softness in global economy to extend into 2016 as developing world drags -IMF

Source: Reuters

A relentless deceleration in the economies of the developing world will cause global growth to slow this year and only pick up a bit more pace in 2016, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.

September 29, 2015 Study: New York City could see major flooding every 25 years

Source: The Week

A new study says that due to climate change, major flooding is likely to take place in New York City every 25 years rather than every 500 years

September 28, 2015 Study: Most Non-Climate Scientists Agree on Global Warming Too

Source: Time

Nearly 92% of biophysical scientists surveyed believe that human activity has contributed to global warming

September 25, 2015 Explore the United States of Energy with this interactive map

Source: Treehugger

This energy map of the U.S. attempts to demystify the "energy realities" in the nation by charting regional and state energy production, consumption, markets, policies, and infrastructure.

September 25, 2015 Corporate governance: Passive Investors, Not Passive Owners

Source: ValueWalk

Passive Investors, Not Passive Owners, a study by Ian R. Appel, Todd A. Gormley, and Donald B. Keim examined whether passive institutional investors, like Vanguard and Dimensional Fund Advisors do influence firms and if they care...

September 25, 2015 2015 Shareholder Activism Study From FTI Consulting and Activist Insight Finds Continued Appetite for Activism in Global Marketplace

GlobeNewswire - Steven Balet, Managing Director and activism specialist in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting, noted, "Recent examples of institutions and activists working together include Relational and...

September 24, 2015 Sustainability Research is Growing Nearly Twice as Fast as Research Overall, Report Finds

Source: PR Newswire

Research that informs sustainable development is experiencing a surge as innovative ways to preserve environmental health and safeguard societal well-being top global leaders' agendas, a report by Elsevier and SciDev.Net released...

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