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In the beginning…there were the high-stakes / high-visibility crises events that are now part of corporate legend -- the ExxonValdez tanker oil spill in Alaskan waters (in resource-rich Prince William Sound) just as the fishing season got underway -- the deliberate poisoning of over-the-counter Tylenol pain relief pills, resulting in the tragic deaths of retail customers trusting in the product (the most recommended by physicians, it was said at the time).
News & Updates
September 19, 2014 Clean Energy Is a 100 Percent American Success StorySource: Huff Post
Across the nation, American businesses, families, and communities are embracing clean, renewable energy that is homegrown, healthy, and can never run out. By finding alternatives to fossil fuels that pollute our air and disrupt...
September 19, 2014 Climate Change Activists Set to Flood NYC, but Some Doubt the UN's Approach to the ProblemSource: Vice News
On September 21, tens of thousands of people, perhaps as many as a hundred thousand, are expected to descend on Manhattan for the People's Climate March, which promises to be the largest climate change demonstration in history.
September 19, 2014 World Smashes All-Time Temperature Records Ahead of UN Climate SummitSource: mashable.com
The June through August period was the warmest such period on Earth since record-keeping began in 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Thursday. In addition, the month of August was the...
Research & Insights
September 17, 2014 Climate Report Details Flood Risk to Sites in WashingtonSource: NY Times
WASHINGTON — The nation’s capital is likely to see record flooding by 2050, putting about $7 billion worth of property, three military bases and parts of the National Mall at risk as a result of climate change that is raising sea...
September 16, 2014 It's clear that prosperity and climate change action can go hand in handSource: Guardian (UK)
The link between economic growth and action to reduce the risks of climate change is the focus of the New Climate Economy report issued on Tuesday. Its credentials are impressive and its findings emphatic.
September 16, 2014 Government given red card for failing to tackle UK's toxic airSource: Politics.co.uk
The government has been handed a 'red card' by MPs over its failure to tackle rising levels of air pollution across the UK. Air pollution contributes to thousands of deaths across the country every year, but government promises...
Commentary & Opinion
September 19, 2014 Institutional decay leaves world unprepared for EbolaSource: Dallas Morning News
Imagine two cities. In City A, town leaders notice that every few weeks a house catches fire. So they create a fire department — a group of professionals with prepositioned firefighting equipment and special expertise. In City B,...
September 19, 2014 Is Your Money Safe? Risk Management Blindspots That Cost Investors DearlySource: Forbes
Both retail and institutional investors who have survived one or more economic recessions have learned that they cannot select their money managers solely on a demonstrated stream of at or above benchmark returns and that they...
September 19, 2014 This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate by Naomi Klein – reviewSource: Guardian (UK)
Klein wants this book to be read by people who don't read climate-change books – it addresses a potential catastrophe yet is calm and welcoming
Video Interview - October 2007 - Cablevision System - New York
Governance & Accountability Chairman, Hank Boerner interviewed by host Dr. Harvey Passes - Comments on emergency preparedness, protecting your home and family, business and other topics and concerns.
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The "Wei Ji" -- The Chinese pictograph (word) for crisis and opportunity. It's often up to you which term should apply!
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