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December 11, 2013 Corporate Disclosures Ignore Financial Benefits of Board Diversity

Social Funds - A new report from îThe Corporate Libraryî finds that corporate compliance with disclosure requirements on diversity has been vague, while studies indicate a financial benefit. SocialFunds.com -- 2010...

December 5, 2013 Poll: Americans More Opposed to Intervening Abroad Than At Any Other Time In the Last Half Century

Reason - The Pew Research Center and the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî have released their periodic survey of American attitudes toward foreign policy. Here's how they ... after the fall of Saigon: While 52 percent...

December 5, 2013 Report Outlines Sustainable Food Future

uncsd.iisd.org - 3 December 2013: The îWorld Resources Instituteî (WRI), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Bank have issued a report on achieving a sustainable food...

December 5, 2013 Why are CEOs struggling to prove sustainability value to investors?

Source: GreenBiz

A recurring challenge faced by businesses looking to become more fundamentally sustainable is how to demonstrate the value of their initiatives to shareholders and investors. This problem was highlighted by the triennial CEO...

December 5, 2013 Poll Finds Young People Souring on Health Law and Obama

Source: NY Times

December 5, 2013 ICCR: Top U.S. Banks Get Average Or Below-Average Scores On Key Shareholder Concerns

Source: The Street

Seven leading U.S. banks scored a disappointing 60 or fewer out of 100 possible points in a benchmarking study released by the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), which represents 300 institutional investors...

December 4, 2013 New Intelligence Report Highlights how companies can eliminate risks and generate new business through corporate responsibility

L'online di Tribuna Economica - The How to embed îsustainabilityî and corporate responsibility into management processes report features case studies of and contributions from the likes of; Unilever, Alliance Boots,...

December 4, 2013 Americans wary about US role in world

america.aljazeera.com - For the first time in nearly 40 years, a majority of Americans believe their country's influence is on the decline, and for the first time a majority agrees that the United States should âmind its...

December 3, 2013 "Rebuilding Trust in the Financial Markets" - Still a Concern 5+ Years Later

Reuters - NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "Only 22 percent of Americans trust the financial system. Despite a broad stock market rally since the financial crisis officially ended, public distrust of banks and investment...

December 2, 2013 Climate Casino’: An Overview of Global Warming

Source: NY Times

“The Climate Casino,” by William Nordhaus, provided compelling answers to my unanswered questions in a comprehensive and lucid way. It is a one-stop source on global warming, seen through the prism of a brilliant economist

November 26, 2013 Methane emissions from industry soar past previous estimates, study says

Source: NBC News

Emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane from industrial activities in the United States are vastly higher than previous estimates, according to a new study.

November 25, 2013 ESG adoption slow to gain traction in the US, says study

Source: FTSE Global Markets

Only one-fifth of US institutional investors have already incorporated environmental, social and governance factors into their decision making process, according to figures from San Francisco-based research firm Callan...

November 21, 2013 ICCR: Top U.S. Banks Get Average Or Below-Average Scores On Key Shareholder Concerns

CNBC - In addition to in-person meetings, members continued to gather data via company CSR reports, websites, regulatory filings such as 10-Ks and proxy circulars, through watchdog organizations such as the îCenterî...

November 20, 2013 Bruce Ellig's "The Complete Guide to Executive Compensation" New 3rd Edition to be Published in December

Source: Sacramento Bee

"It seems to me that we've got quite a disconnect: charges of excessive executive compensation have filled the business press for years, but few understand why pay plans are to blame," says executive compensation expert Bruce R....

November 20, 2013 New study slams manufacturers for marketing sugary drinks that cause obesity in kids and teens

ABC 15 News - The study, conducted by The Yale îRudd Center for Food Policy and Obesityî was supported by grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Rudd Foundation. Researchers examined the quality and...

November 15, 2013 Europe cannot afford to give up climate leadership – report

Source: Reuters

Europe’s abdication from climate leadership would stunt growth in the region and hand a huge economic advantage to China and the United States as they carve out their share of a multi-billion low-carbon market, a German thinktank...

November 15, 2013 Europe cannot afford to give up climate leadership – report

Source: Reuters

Europe’s abdication from climate leadership would stunt growth in the region and hand a huge economic advantage to China and the United States as they carve out their share of a multi-billion low-carbon market, a German thinktank...

November 14, 2013 PwC Poll Shows Increasing Focus on Sustainability Factors in Dealmaking

Source: PR NewsWire

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters are becoming increasingly important in the deal market, according to a recent poll of over 300 professionals conducted by PwC US. The poll, conducted during PwC's recent...

November 14, 2013 Integrating Sustainability ‘Biggest Challenge for Business’

Source: Environmental Leader

Only one in five companies has fully integrated sustainability into business, according to a survey of corporate sustainability executives by nonprofit business network BSR and research consultancy GlobeScan. This year, more...

November 13, 2013 Cybercrime Affecting Enterprise Risk Management Strategies

Source: Midsize Insider

The latest news about cybercrime is changing the way IT professionals are viewing their information infrastructures. According to a new survey by Gartner, their latest actions in response to security concerns are leaving them...

November 13, 2013 New Study Links Precipitation To Global Warming

Source: Pentagon Post

In a new study it is found that changes in the precipitation over the world’s land and oceans is not possible to be explained by natural variability alone. The scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California...

November 8, 2013 California Mercury Water Contamination Will Worsen With Climate Change: Study

Source: Huff Post

SAN FRANCISCO -- High in the Sierra Nevada, the Yuba River winds through the northeastern mountains of California. The area, just west of Tahoe National Forest, is home to dense forests, crystal-blue lakes and hills that sparkle...

November 4, 2013 Transition to a low carbon economy fails to pick up pace, report finds

Source: Guardian

A new report shows the rate of progress on decarbonising the global economy is too slow to meet carbon reduction targets, as CEOs continue to focus on growth, resilience and reputation

October 22, 2013 Most Federal Scientists Feel They Can't Speak Out, Even if Public Health and Safety at Risk, Says New Survey

green technology world - "Documenting the problem is the essential first step toward solving it," added Francesca Grifo, Senior Scientist with the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî in the United States where, under the...

October 22, 2013 SOCIETE GENERALE : Social, environmental and governance (ESG) factors have a positive impact on companies's financial performance

Source: 4 Traders

Societe Generale Cross Asset Research releases the fourth edition of its SRI Beyond Integration. The findings of this study based on a proprietary methodology highlight the positive impact of ESG factors on financial performance...

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