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October 11, 2013 Shareholder activism & corporate performanceSource: Business Day
Shareholder activism is a way in which shareholders can influence a company’s behavior by exercising their rights as owners (Investopedia). Shareholder activism is not the prerogative of minority shareholders as it can involve...
October 9, 2013 Sustainable materials – with both eyes openSource: Reuters
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that global greenhouse gas reductions of 50–85 per cent will be needed by 2050 to avoid dangerous climate change, representing a radical shift away from today’s...
October 7, 2013 Five Reasons to Fear the Debt Ceiling - editorialSource: Bloomberg
The global economy is facing a bizarre man-made threat: Radical legislators in the U.S., issuer of the world’s most trusted currency, think forcing the government to renege on its obligations would be a good way to shock it into...
October 7, 2013 A Fracking Rorschach TestSource: Joe Nocera, NY Times
A few weeks ago, a group of scientists led by David T. Allen of the University of Texas published an important, peer-reviewed paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The subject was our old friend hydraulic...
October 4, 2013 We need climate-change risk assessmentSource: Washington Post
If the United States were run like a business, its board of directors would fire its financial advisers for failing to disclose the significant and material risks associated with unmitigated climate change.
October 4, 2013 The Shutdown: Our Food Safety, Health and Welfare at StakeSource: Huff Post
While Congress battles it out over health care reform, the resulting government shutdown will have far-reaching impacts on food safety, environmental protections, food production and farming. It also has serious implications for...
October 1, 2013 No more excuses on climate changeSource: Washington Post
Skeptics and deniers can make all the noise they want, but a landmark new report is unequivocal: There is a 95 percent chance that human-generated emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are changing the climate in...
September 27, 2013 Spectra Energy Betrays Community; Latest: 431.5 Thousand Cubic Feet of Nat Gas in Uncontrolled Release From Spectra Energy Facility – After 6 Months Company Still Refuses to Publicly Disclose Amount & WhySource: Mike Benard
Slick words from a Spectra Energy executive who publicly touts the company’s “continual communication and …. Discussion with stakeholders to address their issues and concerns.” By stakeholders, the company means landowners...
September 25, 2013 What It Means To Be 95 Percent Certain About Climate Change
The Huffington Post - New York City Skyline at sunset. United States. WASHINGTON (AP) â Top scientists from a variety of fields say they are about as certain that global warming is a real, man-made threat as they are that...
September 25, 2013 Investors need to get off the fence on climate changeSource: Guardian
Leaks from the UN's Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) on climate change, which is due out on 27 September, have once again stirred the hornets' nest and the airwaves are full of opinions from climate change believers and deniers...
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