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January 25, 2016 Reflections From Davos: Leaders Deliberate What's Next for Climate Action After Paris DealSource: Huffington Post
Arriving home after a whirlwind week in the snowy Swiss mountain village of Davos at the World Economic Forum, those of us engaged in the climate change discussions are feeling positive but pragmatic about the challenges ahead....
January 25, 2016 Consumer Confidence in U.S. Increases More Than Projected
Bloomberg - The Conference Board's sentiment index climbed to 96.5 from a revised November reading of 92.6 that was higher than previously estimated, the New York-based private research group said Tuesday. The median forecast in...
January 21, 2016 U.S. News Unveils 2016 Best Countries RankingsSource: US News
What makes a country the best? Is it leadership? Military might? Economic strength? A rich and deep vein of culture and history? Freedom, a stable government and transparency when it comes to business and the political process?
Source: The Guardian
Over-regulation was listed as the biggest threat to business (by 79% of CEOs), followed by geopolitical uncertainty (74%) and other key threats including cyber attacks (61%).
December 31, 2015 Special Report: How to Get Rich by Saving the Planet: An Investor's Guide to Green Market Profits
Wealth Daily - Sustainable investors aim for strong financial performance ... It's that last sentence that should motivate all investors â?? not just tree-huggers like me. The iShares î??MSCIî?? USA ESG Select...
December 28, 2015 No Raise This Year? These Four Charts Explain WhySource: American Prospect
It’s hard to find a clearer illustration of escalating economic inequality than the growing divide between worker pay and worker productivity. The Economic Policy Institute’s top charts of 2015 depict the problem in simple...
December 24, 2015 Paris, a giant step in the right direction
Gulf News - Global investment in renewable energy hit $310 billion (Dh1.14 trillion) last year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. And major companies are pledging to go 100 per cent renewable, too. Much of that growth in...
December 15, 2015 Pension Advisors, Be Careful With ESG InvestingSource: Think Advisor
Cerulli report urges advisors to consider the legal ramifications of making investment decisions based on nonfinancial goals
December 11, 2015 Corporate tax avoidance damaging public trustSource: Economia
According to a survey from the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE), corporate tax avoidance concerned 34% of the respondents, followed by executive pay (25%), exploitative labour (20%), employees being able to speak out about...
Source: Washington Post
When it comes to climate change, there’s broad consensus among economists that the potential economic impacts will be serious, widespread and more severe than previous estimates have indicated. At least, this is the conclusion of...
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