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October 15, 2020 Certificate Training: Introduction to Corporate ESG Certification for Investment & Finance Professionals -New Date to Be Announced

Source: G&A Institute in collaboration with Global Change Associates

New Date to Be Announced -- This in-person training program is designed to meet the growing demand for sustainable investing education from asset owners, asset managers, financial analysts and other financial professionals. The...

May 15, 2020 CSR Certificate Program for Corporate & Non-Profit Professionals- New Date to Be Announced

Source: G&A Institute and Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership

New Date to be Announced -- Executives and their teams need the skills, network, and increased expertise to achieve social and environmental impact goals while delivering value to the organization. Rutgers Business School’s...

December 5, 2019 ESG Integration Forum New York

Source: IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary

IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary are hosting a forum dedicated to ESG on Dec 5, in New York. The aim of the forum is to help companies respond to the growing demand for improved ESG practices and disclosures with an integrated...[more]

December 5, 2019 ISOS Group GRI Standards Certified Training Course: December 5-6 in San Diego

Source: ISOS Group

End the year better prepared for the next reporting cycle by joining us at one of our GRI Standards Certified Training Courses: December 5-6 in San Diego at Measurabl’s headquarters[more]

November 18, 2019 Sustainable Brands New Metrics ‘19

Source: Sustainable Brands

With a 2030 climate deadline looming and a number of other crises on our hands, you’ve likely witnessed how next-generation goals and reporting are becoming increasingly critical for success. This November 18-20, join the...[more]

November 8, 2019 ISOS Group GRI Standards Certified Training Course Nov 8-9 in NY

Source: ISOS Group

End the year better prepared for the next reporting cycle by joining us at one of our GRI Standards Certified Training Courses[more]

November 7, 2019 ESG Integration Forum Europe

Source: IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary

IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary are hosting a forum dedicated to ESG on November 7, in London. The aim of the forum is to help governance and investor relations professionals in public companies take action when responding to...[more]

October 23, 2019 KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Flagstar Mortgage Trust 2019-1INV (FSMT 2019-1INV)

Source: YAHOO!

KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider, and is a certified Credit Rating Agency (CRA) by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Kroll Bond Rating...

October 23, 2019 Absolute Return Investment Products

Source: Pensions&Investments

The Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System (IPERS) is conducting a search to identify absolute return investment products that could potentially be used in a portable alpha strategy. To be considered, product returns and...

October 23, 2019 Timeline: How the acting Ukraine ambassador learned about Trump’s quid pro quo

Source: Washington Post

Jan. 23, 2018. At an event hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations, Biden describes the pressure he applied on Ukraine’s government. This becomes central to Trump’s unfounded charge that Biden acted inappropriately...

October 23, 2019 After fund manager's lewd remarks, state retirement system investing $239 million elsewhere

Source: New Hampshire Union Leader

CONCORD — The New Hampshire State Retirement System is ending its relationship with Fisher Investments, and investing the $239 million that Fisher had managed with other firms. The retirement system joins a growing group of...

October 23, 2019 U.S. widens trade war with tariffs on European planes, cheese, whisky to punish subsidies

Source: Reuters

The announcement came after the World Trade Organization gave Washington a green light to impose tariffs on $7.5 billion worth of EU goods annually in the long-running case, a move that threatens to ignite a tit-for-tat...

October 23, 2019 New Leader Selected by Western Growers

Source: Growing Produce

The Western Growers Board of Directors has unanimously selected Dave Puglia as the organization’s next President and Chief Executive Officer. Puglia will succeed current President and CEO Tom Nassif, who will be retiring...

October 23, 2019 China speeds up honoring opening-up commitment with new GPA bid

Source: China Economic Net

China has submitted the seventh offer to join the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA), another concrete step in the country's ongoing efforts to open its market wider to the world. The offer...

October 23, 2019 Afreximbank moves to unlock Africa’s cotton potential

Source: Ventures Africa

This was announced by Kanayo Awani, the bank’s Managing Director. Speaking at the Geneva-based World Trade Organization during the launch of The African Corner earlier this month, Awani explained that Africotin will involve...

October 23, 2019 PhosAgro Joins European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform

Source: Business Insider

"Joining the European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform is a logical step in integrating PhosAgro ... Since 1 June 2016, the Company's GDRs have been included in the MSCI Russia and MSCI Emerging Markets indexes. More information ...

October 23, 2019 The Whistleblower’s Renewed Connection to Corporate Governance

Source: Law

The board, and its key committees, will benefit from a CLO briefing on the relevance of this controversy to its own governance duties. Michael W. Peregrine, a partner at the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery, advises...

October 23, 2019 RPT-COLUMN-Sustainability the new battleground for aluminium producers: Andy Home

Source: Reuters

This time around, however, Alcoa is throwing an extra ingredient into the cost-cutting mix - sustainability. The company “expects to be the lowest emitter of carbon dioxide among all global aluminum companies”. Going...

October 23, 2019 Cognite Provides Key Enabling Technology for New Ocean Sustainability Effort

Source: Digital Journal

OSLO, Norway--(Business Wire)--Cognite, a leading provider of structured and ... will be the most ambitious and innovative use of data for increasing ocean sustainability,” Cognite co-founder and CEO Dr. John Markus Lervik...

October 23, 2019 Infosys is still the 'poster boy' for corporate governance

Source: CNBC

Data is a real-time snapshot *Data is delayed at least 15 minutes. Global Business and Financial News, Stock Quotes, and Market Data and Analysis.

October 23, 2019 Trump Campaign Manager Announces Cryptocurrency 'Frax', More Stable Than Bitcoin

Source: International Business Times

"Out with the old and in with the new," an aphorism that befits Stephen Moore's decision to withdraw his nomination from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and embark on a venture with cryptos. Moore announced a...

October 23, 2019 Investors With $11 Trillion Urge Miners to Cut Lobby Funding

Source: Bloomberg

“Supporting trade associations that are working to undermine or frustrate vital efforts to address climate change presents significant risk to shareholder value,” said Stephanie Pfeifer, head of the Institutional...

October 23, 2019 ExxonMobil's climate-change accounting goes on trial

Source: CBS News

"Anyone in the investor and business community will realize that it's really serious when a company basically may have told its investors something that wasn't true," said Pat Tomaino, director of socially responsible investing...

October 23, 2019 Wall Street and Washington return to Saudi investment conference

Source: The Business Journals

Editor's note: This story is available as a result of a content partnership with The New York Times. Subscribers will see stories like this every day on our website (and in our daily emails) as an added value to your...

October 23, 2019 DealBook: How Adam Neumann Is Winning Amid WeWork’s Crisis

Source: New York Times

The troubled office space company agreed yesterday to accept a financial lifeline from SoftBank that will give the Japanese tech giant control of its operations — and give the WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann a potentially...

October 23, 2019 ‘The Forum’: first trailer for DOK Leipzig opener about the Davos World Economic Forum (exclusive)

Source: Screen International

The film centres on Klaus Schwab, the 81-year-old founder of the World Economic Forum, the non-for-profit organisation that looks to improve the state of the world through dialogue between leaders across all areas of society. It...

October 23, 2019 VisionSpring Named by the International Development Innovation Alliance (IDIA) as a Vanguard Member of the Million Lives Club

Source: CSR Wire

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 /CSRwire/ - VisionSpring announced today that they have been selected as a Vanguard member of the Million Lives Club, an initiative that celebrates innovators and social entrepreneurs who are scaling impact in...

October 23, 2019 Washington high court probes food industry's speech rights

Source: Capital Press

The Grocery Manufacturers Association, a trade group, faces the penalty for failing to timely report the names of the companies that contributed $11 million in 2013 to defeat a GMO-labeling initiative. An appeals court upheld the...

October 23, 2019 Enterprise Governance, Risk And Compliance (EGRC) Market Latest Advancement And New Upcoming Trends To 2028

Source: MarketWatch

Oct 22, 2019 (WiredRelease via COMTEX) -- Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance (EGRC) Market report 2019 is dispensed after a thorough study of various key market segments like Market Size, Latest Trends, Market Threats...

October 23, 2019 Sterling drops and FTSE 100 up after latest Brexit developments

Source: MarketWatch

Banners, Union and EU flags are displayed outside the Houses of Parliament in London on October 22, 2019, as MPs debate the second reading of the government's European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill. The U.K. pound fell on...

October 23, 2019 Invesco STOXX Eurozone Exporters UCITS ETF

Source: markets.ft.com

Data delayed at least 15 minutes, as of Oct 08 2019 16:36 BST. The performance data shown in tables and graphs on this page is calculated in USD of the fund/index/average (as applicable), on a Bid To Bid / Nav to Nav basis, with...

October 23, 2019 Investment fund manager's lewd remarks cause state retirement system to yank $239 million

Source: New Hampshire Union Leader

CONCORD — The New Hampshire State Retirement System is pulling $239 million out of Fisher Investments. The retirement system joins a growing group of institutions terminating their relationships with Fisher Investments...

October 23, 2019 Cheddar Reveals: Sustainability

Source: Cheddar

In this week's Cheddar Reveals we are breaking down sustainability. We chat with the vice president of corporate responsibility at the LEGO Group to learn more about their donation program, and we get a tour of an eco-friendly...

October 23, 2019 Nike Poaches ServiceNow CEO John Donahoe to Replace Outgoing Boss Mark Parker

Source: TheStreet.com

Nike successfully poached ServiceNow CEO John Donahoe to replace longtime boss Mark Parker at the head of the world's biggest sportswear group, sending shares in the cloud computing group sharply lower in pre-market trading....

October 23, 2019 KBRA Releases Research – Navigating Energy Headwinds

Source: YAHOO!

KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider and is a certified Credit Rating Agency (CRA) by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Kroll Bond Rating...

October 23, 2019 ExxonMobil's climate accounting goes on trial

Source: CBS News on MSN.com

"Anyone in the investor and business community will realize that it's really serious when a company basically may have told its investors something that wasn't true," said Pat Tomaino, director of socially responsible investing...

October 23, 2019 Climate curious: Is 2030 the deadline for climate action'

Source: MPR News

A reference to the year 2030 comes from a report the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released last year. But that same report also talks about another year: 2050. There's been some confusion about what we...

October 23, 2019 Trade War: China Uses WTO To Get Even With The US

Source: Forbes

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) China is using the World Trade Organization (WTO), an American-made institution, to get even with the US. Beijing is seeking $2.4 billion in retaliatory sanctions against Washington for...

October 23, 2019 Analytics, Predictive Jobsites Can Transform Construction

Source: Engineering News-Record

When global construction leaders start to think digital first, our cities and industries will be propelled into the Industry 4.0 era. That was why the World Economic Forum, in a recent Shaping the Future of Construction report,...

October 23, 2019 Burbank paper-straw company focused on sustainability

Source: Los Angeles Times

A new Burbank business is looking to ride the wave of new sustainability-focused products aimed at making the environment cleaner. Officials at Turtyle, a paper-straw manufacturing business based in Burbank that launched this...

October 23, 2019 Arrow Electronics Hosts Families of SMA Charitable Trust at Hong Kong Open Lab

Source: CSR Wire

CENTENNIAL, Colo. , Oct. 22 /CSRwire/ - Arrow Electronics hosted members of the Families of SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) Charitable Trust at the Arrow Open Lab at Hong Kong Science Park. The trust offers innovative direct-help...

October 23, 2019 DILG: 380 LGUs recognized with Seal of Good Local Governance

Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 380 local government units (LGUs) have been recognized with a Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) this year, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said Wednesday. In a...

October 23, 2019 The Oceans are in Peril—and the IPCC Report Confirms It

Source: Lawfare

During the U.N. General Assembly meeting in mid-September, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the international body for assessing climate science, released its Special Report on Oceans and the Cryosphere. The...

October 23, 2019 Stocks End Higher on Renewed Hope for U.S.-China Trade Pact, Earnings Optimism

Source: TheStreet.com

Stocks finished higher Monday, bolstered by potential progress in the U.S.-China trade war and optimism about upcoming earnings reports. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended up 57 points, or 0.21%, to 26,828, the S&P 500...

October 23, 2019 Pearl Initiative launches educational webinars to gulf businesses on corporate governance

Source: Zawya

Future webinars planned on anti-corruption best practices, diversity in business leadership, and governance for philanthropic institutions and organisations. Sharjah: The Pearl Initiative, the business-led non-profit organisation...

October 23, 2019 Somerville, Massachusetts—A Case Study in Assessing Governance Excellence

Source: Forbes

Governance is as single category in the “Environmental, Social, and Governance” triad, but in fact, it is itself one part of three factors in measuring effective policy outcomes for companies, governments, agencies,...

October 23, 2019 Why GM's deal with the UAW matters to Ford and Fiat Chrysler

Source: Fox Business

Quotes delayed at least 15 minutes. Real-time quotes provided by BATS BZX Real-Time Price. Market Data provided by Interactive Data (Terms & Conditions). Powered and Implemented by Interactive Data Managed Solutions. Company...

October 23, 2019 Prudential Financial: A Commitment to the Community of Pro Bono

Source: MarketWatch

Oct 22, 2019 (3BL Media via COMTEX) -- SOURCE:Taproot Foundation This Pro Bono Week, Taproot Foundation is spotlighting nonprofits, business professionals, and companies who are playing key roles in bringing the impact of pro...

October 23, 2019 Restoring Earth's natural defenders

Source: Phys.org

The level of destruction has been staggering. Since 1980 alone more than 20% of the world's mangrove forests have been cleared, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Less than half the Earth's...

October 23, 2019 WPP India CSR Foundation and Shree Ram Welfare Society’s High School ‘Reconnect With the Spirit of Andheri’ at Hastakala 2019

Source: Business Wire

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India: WPP Foundation, the CSR entity of WPP in India, partnered with Shree Ram Welfare Society’s High School to host Hastakala 2019, an annual initiative created by the students, for the students....

October 23, 2019 Mohammed bin Salman vs Sheikh Mansour: How Saudi Prince linked to £3bn Man Utd bid compares to Man City owner

Source: The Sun

Mansour heads the International Petroleum Investment Company, which has stakes in a number of businesses around the world. The Man City owner has a 32 per cent stake in Virgin Galactic - investing more than £200m in the...

October 23, 2019 Government selects four potential Malaysia Airlines investors

Source: Air Transport World

The airline and Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the sovereign fund, invited proposals from 20 investors in August and selected four in September, Economic Affairs minister Mohamed Azmin Ali told parliament.

October 23, 2019 Collect Income on Cisco Systems With a Put Write

Source: InvestorPlace

The bullishness continued yesterday as the S&P 500 pushed above the 3,000 level again. President Trump praised the U.S.-China trade talks despite China seeking $2.4 billion in sanctions against the U.S. from the World Trade...

October 23, 2019 Jason Hyde, Eco-Watch Company, Announces Its 'UPCYCLED FASHION' Holiday 2019 Campaign to Promote Sustainability and Upcycling

Source: YAHOO!

MIAMI, Oct. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Jason Hyde (JH) announces the launch of its ethical fashion holiday campaign to promote sustainability and to protect the environment. The "Upcycled Fashion" campaign encourages fans and ...

October 23, 2019 Frame Launches Sustainable Denim Collection as Next Step in an Ongoing Plan for Sustainability

Source: Women's Wear Daily

GONE GREEN — Joining the ranks of an ever-growing list of green designers, Frame has launched a collection of sustainable denim. This launch quickly follows the brand’s fall launch of eco-friendly cashmere. Known for...

October 23, 2019 Fairbanks Energy Services Engineers Sustainability Project at Thayer Academy, Saving 630,000 kWh Annually

Source: Digital Journal

--(Business Wire)--Fairbanks Energy Services, a full-service design/build energy efficiency ... Rooted in both environmental integrity and fiscal responsibility, Thayer Academy’s sustainability initiatives reflect a...

October 23, 2019 UPDATE 1-Top pension consultant NEPC questions sustainability of Fisher Investments

Source: Reuters

“The combination of Mr. Fisher’s behavior, the subsequent investor letter, and high-profile redemptions lead us to question the sustainability of the firm,” NEPC said. (Reporting by Ross Kerber in Boston....

October 23, 2019 COLUMN-Sustainability the new battleground for aluminum producers: Andy Home

Source: CNBC

This time around, however, Alcoa is throwing an extra ingredient into the cost-cutting mix - sustainability. The company "expects to be the lowest emitter of carbon dioxide among all global aluminum companies." Going green is the...

October 23, 2019 Unum Group: This 26% Free Cash Flow-Yielding Insurer Is A Strong Buy

Source: Seeking Alpha

Unum Group provides various employee insurance benefits in the US, UK, and Poland for small to mid-sized businesses. The company enjoys market-leading positions in each of its core products. A spike in Long-Term Care claims plus...

October 23, 2019 Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF: 3.1% Yield With Quality Large-Cap Diversification

Source: Seeking Alpha

VYM offers investors exposure to a diversified portfolio of high-quality, large-cap, dividend-paying U.S. companies. Lower beta and higher risk-adjusted returns based on the Sharpe Ratio compared to SPY over the past 10 years....

October 23, 2019 Oklahoma Law Immunizes Insurance Fraud Reports Made in Good Faith, Supreme Court Rules

Source: Law

Law enforcement officials, their agents and employees; 2. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners, any state department of insurance, any federal or state agency or bureau established to detect and prevent fraudulent...

October 23, 2019 Centre's delegations visit Srinagar to finalise governance-related reforms in J&K, Ladakh

Source: India Times

An Indian paramilitary trooper stands guard on a street during a lockdown in Srinagar. (Photo courtesy: AFP)

October 23, 2019 DTEK Renewables plans 'green' bonds debut

Source: Interfax-Ukraine

DTEK Renewables B.V. is considering the issue of standard "green" bonds to raise funds for existing and future renewable energy projects, and has already passed a preliminary examination conducted by Sustainalytics. "The amount...

October 23, 2019 Another Phil Twyford shambles: Is Auckland light rail Kiwibuild 2.0'

Source: The Spinoff

So what’s going on' In April 2018 the New Zealand Superannuation Fund and Canadian institutional investors, CDPQ Infra, gave the government an unsolicited proposal detailing how they could ...

October 23, 2019 PAC: High-risk investments led to Khazanah's losses

Source: The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: High-risk investments in a handful of companies are among the reasons why Khazanah Nasional Berhad incurred pre-tax losses of RM6.3bil last year, says Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC). The PAC revealed...

October 23, 2019 Climate change and the oceans: Navigating in troubled waters

Source: Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

These are not scenes from the future, but a sneak peek into what global warming has already done to marine environments according to a long-anticipated report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The Special...

October 23, 2019 Climate change, security, and conflict

Source: Prevention Web

This past October, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report alerting us all to the likely effects of inaction in the face of mounting global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions—catastrophic events...

October 23, 2019 ecountabl and CSRHub Sign Data License Agreement

Source: CSR Wire

ALEXANDRIA, Va. and KATONAH, N.Y., Oct. 22 /CSRwire/ - ecountabl, Inc., the technology company that helps Americans live up to their values in daily life, and CSRHub, a leading provider of corporate social responsibility (CSR)...

October 23, 2019 Exclusive: Datsun brand set to go as Nissan rolls back Ghosn's expansionist strategy - sources

Source: Reuters

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co Ltd is likely to axe its Datsun brand, drop some unprofitable products and close a number of assembly lines worldwide as it seeks to boost profits by getting smaller, two company...

October 23, 2019 Bellagio $4.2B sale may be most expensive Las Vegas resort deal

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

Bellagio owner MGM Resorts International announced Oct. 15 that it reached a deal with New York financial giant The Blackstone Group that calls for their joint venture to acquire the Bellagio’s real estate and lease it back...

October 23, 2019 InfraStrata aims for final investment decision on UK gas storage project by end-year

Source: YAHOO!

"We hope to do an FID by the end of the year and hope to start construction in the first quarter," Arun Raman, chief financial officer of InstraStrata told a Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in London. Infrastrata has...

October 23, 2019 Binance Joins Governance Council of Kakao’s Klaytn Blockchain

Source: YAHOO!

Binance has joined the governance council of Kakao’s Klaytn blockchain network as the project scrambles for partners and “use cases” and seeks to building its legitimacy. Binance, one of the largest crypto...

October 23, 2019 Oil recovery for fractured-vuggy carbonate reservoirs by cyclic water huff and puff: performance analysis and prediction

Source: Nature

In order to improve oil production performance as much as possible, Wang et al. 11,12 and Yuan et al. 13 carried out laboratory experiments to analyze the residual oil characteristics in fractured-vuggy carbonate reservoirs after...

October 23, 2019 Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance Software Market Top Key Players- Microsoft,SAP SE,SAS Institute Inc.

Source: MarketWatch

Oct 23, 2019 (Zion Market Research via COMTEX) -- Zion Market Research published a new 110+ pages industry research “Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance Software Market by Component (Software (Audit management,...

October 23, 2019 Recall Roundup: Meat products recalled over salmonella; baby powder contained asbestos

Source: The Sentinel

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that George’s Prepared Foods is recalling about 6,444 pounds of ready-to-eat pork sausage patty and turkey sausage patty products that...

October 23, 2019 AG Ferguson to EPA: Don't degrade water quality, deny states rights

Source: seattlepi.com

in water colored from a mine waste spill. U.S. prosecutors have declined to pursue criminal charges against an employee of the Environmental Protection Agency over a massive mine wastewater spill that fouled rivers in three...

October 23, 2019 Landscape management and public-private finance to improve 20 lakh hectares of land

Source: Business Line

Up to 20 lakh hectares of land in India will be on a path to improvement through sustainable landscape management and public-private finance, states a report the Global Environment Facility on the financing of programmes and...

October 23, 2019 EPA invites Downriver Utility Wastewater Authority to apply for $13M water infrastructure loan

Source: WXYZ Detroit

(WXYZ) — The Environmental Protection Agency has invited a metro Detroit program to apply for a water infrastructure loan. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced on Tuesday it has invited 38 new projects in 18 states to...

October 23, 2019 APG to acquire CPPIB's 39% stake in car park owner and operator Interparking

Source: Business Insider

Patrick Kanters, Managing Director Global Real Assets at APG said: "As a pension investor, we are continuously looking for attractive infrastructure investments worldwide that help us realize stable and long-term returns for...

October 23, 2019 Poseidon, Doheny desalination plants advance in EPA funding quest

Source: Orange County Register

Desalination plants proposed for Huntington Beach and Dana Point got a boost Tuesday when the federal EPA selected them to apply for huge low-interest loans that would increase the viability of the projects. Poseidon’s...

October 23, 2019 Agreement Forces EPA to Assess Harms to Protected Species From Eight Pesticides

Source: Center for Biological Diversity

More than 75 million pounds of these weed killers, insecticides and rat poisons are used every year across the country. The legal victory for Center for Biological Diversity and Pesticide Action Network North America establishes...

October 23, 2019 FEATURE-Real-time insurance for farm credit helps Kenyans weather drought

Source: YAHOO!

MACHAKOS, Kenya, Oct 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For the past two years ... Moses Kyalo, another farmer from Masii village, said his farm had become more sustainable since he signed up to the RCC scheme in 2017, giving him...

October 23, 2019 Argentina Gets Smarter About Sustainable Agriculture

Source: Forbes

But agriculture can have devastating effects on the environment because of its thirst for water, carbon emissions from transportation ... To create the solution, ACA turned to SAP, the global enterprise software provider. Since ...

October 23, 2019 Watchdog: Pa. not doing enough to overcome pension-funding crisis

Source: Phoenixville News

It's also been on the minds of taxpayers in Berks County. Reader Marty Reisch wanted to know what the state is doing to address the shortfalls in the state's two public pension systems, Public School Employees Retirement System...

October 23, 2019 Minors can buy booze via Facebook, other sites, officials say. States want it to stop

Source: Miami Herald

Minors are buying alcohol online through Facebook, Craigslist and eBay, according to a group of attorneys general around the country. The National Association of Attorneys General sent a letter to the companies Tuesday asking...

October 23, 2019 The three fastest-growing trends in healthcare

Source: City A.M.

John Bowler is a Fund Manager, Global Healthcare at Schroders. Healthcare providers around the world are seeking to change the way that care is delivered to patients, due to increased pressure on budgets and higher demand for...

October 23, 2019 Malaysia, Goldman discuss smaller penalty over 1MDB scandal: Bloomberg

Source: Reuters

Investigators in Malaysia and the United States say about $4.5 billion was misappropriated from the now-defunct state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad, set up in 2009 by former Prime Minister Najib Razak who has been...

October 23, 2019 What Is Mycoprotein and Is It Safe to Consume'

Source: Healthline

On one side of the question of the safety of mycoprotein is the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). They cite a number of studies from 1977 to 2018 indicating that the fungal ingredient used to make mycoprotein is...

October 23, 2019 Is Facebook violating antitrust protections' Attorney General Herring is investigating.

Source: WVEC-TV Norfolk on MSN.com

As part of his commitment to antitrust protections, Herring serves on the Antitrust Committee of the National Association of Attorneys General and his Antitrust Unit Manager serves as the chair for the National Association of...

October 23, 2019 Stephen Schwarzman on the Future of Global Investing

Source: Investopedia

Stephen Schwarzman didn’t make it big by betting small. His career has been defined by taking big chances. Currently the chairman and CEO of The Blackstone Group, he detailed many of those big bets in his recent...

October 23, 2019 Agronomist and non-profit CEO Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin to deliver Carleton convocation

Source: Carlton College

He is a founding member of the Fair Trade Federation and started Peace Coffee, a fair-trade coffee company. Haslett-Marroquin founded Regenerative Agriculture Alliance as a Minnesota-based non-profit organization that works to...

October 23, 2019 Water Filters Market By Current Industry Status, Growth Opportunities, Top Key Players, Target Audience And Forecast To 2025

Source: MarketWatch

Oct 23, 2019 (Profound via COMTEX) -- The report provides rational insights along with historical and forecast data to aid in better understanding of the Global Water Filters Market. The report provides a comprehensive analysis...

October 23, 2019 Sify Technologies Limited Rings The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell

Source: Nasdaq

Sify Technologies Limited visited the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. In honor of the occasion, Raju Vegesna, Chairman, rang the Opening Bell. Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest on the transformative forces shaping...

October 23, 2019 Real-time insurance for farm credit helps Kenyans weather drought

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Moses Kyalo, another farmer from Masii village, said his farm had become more sustainable since he signed up to the RCC scheme in 2017 ... (Reporting by Wesley Langat; editing by Megan Rowling. Please credit the Thomson Reuters ...

October 23, 2019 EPA still plans to introduce PFAS limits for drinking water by year-end

Source: MLive

starting a process outlined in the Safe Drinking Water Act, added EPA spokesperson Molly Block. The EPA said in February that it would take at least 25 steps to address the dangers of per- and poly-fluorinated compounds...

October 23, 2019 Cancer-Linked Contaminants In Point Pleasant Area's Water: Report

Source: Patch

immune-system damaging contaminant in their drinking water. Yet the EPA requires drinking water utilities across the country to test for only six of 14 known substances in the category. A variety of other contaminants often found...

October 23, 2019 Amundi launches EM fund tapping into "New Silk Road" opportunities

Source: Europe

Amundi has launched an equity fund targeting the "New Silk Road" theme, which has been designed to tap the opportunities in markets benefiting from the development of new trade routes across Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa....

October 23, 2019 Folio Financial - Offering Advanced Fractional Shares and Commission-Free Investing for 20 years

Source: YAHOO!

Folio's businesses include Folio Institutional, focused on providing innovative solutions for RIAs and enterprises; VIA Folio, an end-to-end investing platform for private investments available to both institutional and retail...

October 23, 2019 U.S. EPA to Provide $585 Million for Climate-Resilient Huntington Beach Seawater Desalination Plant

Source: YAHOO!

“We are pleased by the U.S. EPA’s acknowledgment that the Huntington Beach Desalination Project is an environmentally sound, regionally significant project that will produce clean, safe drinking water and high-quality...

October 23, 2019 Trump rewrites Delta rules to pump more California water to Valley. Will Newsom fight it'

Source: Sacramento Bee

President Donald Trump’s administration rolled out an aggressive plan Tuesday to ship more water from the Delta to farmers in the San Joaquin Valley, a move that’s certain to trigger lawsuits by environmentalists...

October 23, 2019 DIRTT Environmental Solutions Ltd. Rings The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell

Source: Nasdaq

DIRTT Environmental Solutions Ltd. visited the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. In honor of the occasion, Kevin O’Meara, CEO, rang the Opening Bell. Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest on the transformative...

October 23, 2019 Trump administration unveils new water rules for California

Source: SFGate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled new rules to govern California's scarce water, committing to send more to farmers in the Central Valley despite warnings from environmental groups that...

October 23, 2019 Salt Lake City breaks ground on new $528 million water reclamation plant project

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski clambered aboard an excavator in drying bed No. 7 of North Salt Lake’s Water Reclamation Facility on Tuesday and ceremoniously deposited the first load of broken-up concrete into a...

October 23, 2019 Recall Issued For 6,000 Pounds Of Pork, Turkey Products Due To Salmonella Concerns

Source: The Daily Voice

George’s Prepared Foods is recalling approximately 6,444 pounds of ready-to-eat products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products subject to recall -...

October 23, 2019 Wheeler: EPA can clean air, water while reducing costs to businesses

Source: Detroit News

Wheeler: EPA can clean air, water while reducing costs to businesses EPA chief Andrew Wheeler boasted how deregulation has helped clean up the nation's water and air while unveiling a new plan to clean up the Great Lakes ...

October 23, 2019 Remarks by Director Iancu at the IP in PA: Keystone for Success event

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office

We also work with the National Association of Attorneys General to hold intellectual property and consumer protection training workshops around the country. We hold other educational programs throughout the year, such as a...

October 23, 2019 Dog Gone Problems: Our dog over-drinks his water and can’t hold it during the day

Source: Omaha.com

You can reach him at dogbehaviorquestions@gmail.com. We have a dog, Sid, who is almost 2-years-old. He drinks too much water and can't hold his pee in during the day. Ideally, we would really prefer him to be able to go the work...

October 23, 2019 EPA to identify cleanup plan for Olin site in December

Source: The Lowell Sun

Waste disposal practices caused contamination both on and off-site, prompting the town to close contaminated drinking water wells and municipal supply wells in the Maple Meadow Brook aquifer. The site’s contamination and...

October 23, 2019 Commentary: Imagine a day without water, and how we can prevent that

Source: Portland Press Herald

We all get up in the morning and brush our teeth, use the bathroom and make coffee. We all shower, do our laundry and wash the dishes, none of which would be possible without safe and reliable water infrastructure. If...

October 23, 2019 Birmingham Water Works Board member’s corruption trial begins

Source: al.com

A prosecutor on Tuesday described former Birmingham Water Works Board chairwoman Sherry Lewis as someone who used her position to get free trips and jobs for her son from water board contractors. Lewis’ attorney, however,...

October 23, 2019 Baylor Rises Up In College Sustainability Report Card

Source: Baylor University

Baylor earned an overall grade of "B," a letter grade jump from last year's ranking. The annual report card is compiled by the Sustainable Endowments Institute (SEI), a Cambridge-based nonprofit organization engaged in research...

October 23, 2019 AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of European Liability Insurance for the Nuclear Industry

Source: ????

AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of European Liability Insurance for the Nuclear Industry (ELINI)...

October 23, 2019 Maine PERS continues to invest in data centres with IPI

Source: IPE

Maine Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) is continuing to invest in data centres with IPI Data Center Partners, committing $25m (€22.1m) to the company’s second fund. IPI Data Center Partners invests in data...

October 23, 2019 Pembrook Provides $5.75 MM Preferred Equity Financing for 1025 Old Country Road Office Property in Westbury, NY

Source: YAHOO!

Preferred Equity Investment Allows Borrower to Recapitalize Multifaceted Office Property and Colocation Facility Based in Long Island NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Pembrook Capital Management LLC ("Pembrook") announced...

October 23, 2019 Pa. Gov. Wolf moves to join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Source: WHYY

For now, just the nine-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and California impose a price on carbon emissions, according to the Virginia-based Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. “If we want a Pennsylvania that is...

October 23, 2019 Rory MacDonald Plans on Doing His Job For a While

Source: MMA News

Rory MacDonald and Douglas Lima recently sat down with Robin Black to discuss their rematch at Bellator 232 this weekend at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. They headline Bellator’s ... Last spring,...

October 23, 2019 2019 Global CSR Summit gathers global business leaders for action in CSR to achieve UN's SDGs

Source: KAKE.com

Panelists included Merav Cohen, Manager at Hazon Seal of Sustainability, Peter Fusaro, Chair of Global Change, Master Hengshun, President of China Temple Fair Culture Association, and Stephen Markscheid, Board Member of Global...

October 23, 2019 United Nations event to raise awareness about vital work in UAE

Source: The National Blogs

The United Nations will hold a major event in Abu Dhabi on Thursday to raise awareness about its crucial work in the UAE. Teams from the UN and the UAE Government will mark the Year of Tolerance with a walk at Umm Al Emarat Park,...

October 23, 2019 SIRC plans to recycle 85% of the industrial and hazardous waste in Saudi Arabia by 2035

Source: AMEinfo.com

The Saudi Investment Recycling Company (SIRC), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), said on Monday it has completed all procedures to acquire a 100 percent stake in Global Environmental Management...

October 23, 2019 Who Are Real Owners of LADOL'

Source: Vanguard

With the controversy trailing the indigenous status of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL), it is heart-warming that the federal government has resolved to enforce the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative...

October 23, 2019 United Nations of difference

Source: Al Jazeera English

It would have been absurd if this new reality was to have escaped leaders of the world's 193 nations who gathered last month for the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York City. As they spoke about the urgent global...

October 23, 2019 Wang Yi: the United Nations should become the main platform in the practice of multilateralism

Source: China Economic Net

On October 22, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi answered a question about the United Nations when he met with the press with Swiss Federal Councilor and Foreign Minister Kasses. Wang Yi said, October 24 is the United...

October 23, 2019 Recombinant DNA Technology Market to Witness Huge Growth by 2025 | Monsanto Company, Roche, Biogen, Amgen, Novartis

Source: MarketWatch

The research study provides estimates for Global Recombinant DNA Technology Forecast till 2025*. Some are the key players that are considered in the coverage list of this study are Monsanto Company, Roche, Biogen, Amgen,...

October 23, 2019 Superintendent gets accountability award

Source: Pacific Daily News

Superintendent gets accountability award Superintendent Jon Fernandez was awarded the Professor John M. Phillips Excellence in Government Accountability Award Wednesday. Check out this story on guampdn.com: ...

October 23, 2019 Luzerne County earns best credit score in its history

Source: Hazleton Standard Speaker

Luzerne County’s credit rating by Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings has risen to an A-, the best score in the county’s history, county Manager David Pedri announced Friday. The A- score means the county has a...

October 23, 2019 Breakingviews - The Exchange: CalPERS’ Ben Meng

Source: Reuters

He explains why returns targets are a challenge and what CalPERS is doing to ensure its new private-equity push succeeds. Reuters Breakingviews is the world's leading source of agenda-setting financial insight. As the Reuters...

October 23, 2019 Students soak up water knowledge

Source: Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — What happens when you turn on a faucet' Where does rainwater go' How do you make water safe for drinking' Elementary students learned the answers to these questions at the annual Rio Rancho...

October 23, 2019 Independent Proxy Advisory Firm Egan-Jones Recommends Stockholders Vote “FOR” Western Asset Global High Income Fund’s Director Nominees

Source: The Bakersfield Californian

“We are pleased that Egan-Jones has joined ISS and Glass Lewis in recommending that stockholders support ... Investment return and the value of shares will fluctuate. The credit quality ratings shown may change over time....

October 23, 2019 Innovest Global Expands Board of Directors and Makes Strategic Management Change - MarketWatch

Source: MarketWatch

Innovest Global Inc. (OTC Markets: IVST), a diversified industrials company, announced the appointment of Indrani Egleston as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer; and the appointment of Damon Mintz and Tim...

October 23, 2019 Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code spurs M&A activity

Source: The Financial Express

The IBC was enacted by the Centre in 2016 and provides a legal framework to resolve insolvency in a time-bound manner. Acquisition of distressed assets has gone up in India since the implementation of the Insolvency and...

October 23, 2019 China Drawing Up Plan to Replace Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam, Report Says

Source: YAHOO!

Lam’s replacement wouldn’t necessarily stay on for a full five-year term afterward. Leading candidates to succeed Lam include Norman Chan, former head of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and Henry Tang, who has also...

October 23, 2019 Temasek set to raise stake in Keppel Corp to 51 per cent

Source: The Phnom Penh Post

Singapore's Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd is set to take control of conglomerate Keppel Corp with an offer by its wholly-owned subsidiary Kyanite Investment Holdings Pte Ltd to acquire an additional 30.55 per cent of Keppel shares at...

October 23, 2019 GO for SDGs Initiative to Raise Ambition for Inclusive Economies

Source: International Institute for Sustainable Development

GO for SDGs will work through existing initiatives like UNEP's One Planet Network. 24 September 2019: Germany and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) have launched the Global Opportunities for SDGs (GO for SDGs) initiative to...

October 23, 2019 Shinhan recognized for sustainable biz practice

Source: koreatimes.co.kr

Shinhan Financial Group has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the seventh consecutive year, the group said Wednesday. This is a notable feat highlighted further by winning an award from the Korea...

October 23, 2019 'Art' of women empowerment and gender parity

Source: Zawya

and the United Nations Global Compact. Disclaimer: The contents of this press release was provided from an external third party provider. This website is not responsible for, and does not control, such external content. This...

October 23, 2019 Marine Forum Highlights Role of Regions in Ocean Governance

Source: International Institute for Sustainable Development

The event’s key messages will be shared with relevant global and regional processes, including the 2020 UN Ocean Conference set to take place from 2-6 June 2020, in Lisbon, Portugal. Participants at the Forum highlighted...

October 23, 2019 'Dreams', not desperation, driving African migrants to Europe – UN study

Source: YAHOO!

A new UN study has found that a lack of opportunity is the main motivation for many African ... "We have the Valetta agreement that was reached between Africa and Europe and the Global Compact for Migration." Both mechanisms...

October 23, 2019 Millions of Americans Are Drinking Water That Is Contaminated Yet Legal: Environmental Working Group Analysis

Source: Newsweek on MSN.com

Millions of Americans are drinking unsafe water because the federal drinking water standards are outdated, according to the latest analysis from the Environmental Working Group. The organization updated its searchable Tap Water ...

October 23, 2019 US Capital Global Advises on $10 Million Equity Financing for Cyber Security Company

Source: YAHOO!

San Francisco, California, Oct. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- US Capital Global has advised on a $10 million preferred equity financing for the UK-based security automation company, Device Authority Limited (“Device...

October 23, 2019 AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of European Mutual Association for Nuclear Insurance

Source: YAHOO!

AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a” of European Mutual Association for Nuclear Insurance (Emani) (Belgium). The outlook of these Credit...

October 23, 2019 Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's taking on climate change and needs backup

Source: CNBC

Apple received an award for its sustainability initiatives by Ceres, a nonprofit that promotes sustainable energy. Apple CEO Tim Cook spelled out Apple's stance on climate change in a speech accepting the award. Cook called on...

October 23, 2019 Council urges new Parliament to take on massive climate investment plan

Source: Corporate Knights

All told, the investment effort would reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 139 megatonnes annually by 2025, taking Canada 70% of the way to its Paris treaty commitment, according to modelling done by Corporate Knights, an...

October 23, 2019 Wall Street and Washington return to Saudi investment conference

Source: The Business Journals

Saudi Arabia has been a deal-making machine in recent years, dangling the prospect of hundreds of millions of dollars in fees to banking advisers on Wall Street and in London. The kingdom’s $320 billion sovereign-wealth...

October 23, 2019 Linn County Auditor wants more accountability on election security

Source: ABC Kcrg 9

For the first time since the mid 80's, vinyl records are on pace to out sell CDs.

October 23, 2019 Why America’s Largest Pension Fund Is Cutting Ties with Private Prisons

Source: Fortune on MSN.com

CalPERS, the nation’s largest pension fund, confirmed to Fortune that it had sold off its stakes in for-profit private detention companies CoreCivic and Geo Group. Both companies closed higher on Monday, but shares in the...

October 23, 2019 Singapore’s Temasek Makes Takeover Offer for Offshore Rig Builder Keppel

Source: Wall Street Journal

Singapore’s Temasek Holdings made a $2.9 billion offer for majority control of Keppel Corp., and the sovereign-wealth fund plans to merge the shipyard with rival Sembcorp Marine Ltd. in response to consolidation in the ship...

October 23, 2019 Realism of Harvard’s Glass Flowers still dazzles

Source: Washington Post

The Glass Flowers helped draw about 300,000 people to campus last year, a significant number for a college museum situated in an urban area known for its art offerings. “I’ve been at the museum for three years and in...

October 23, 2019 Trio of Banks Provide $560M CMBS Package on Brookfield’s Florida Resort

Source: Commercial Observer

Of the $560 million package, $460 million will be securitized in the BFLD 2019-DPLO single-asset single-borrower commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) transaction. The remaining debt comes in the form of a $100 mezzanine...

October 23, 2019 Executive Director of SOFAZ meets with AmCham Azerbaijan members (PHOTO)

Source: Trend News Agency

The American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan (AmCham Azerbaijan) hosted another members’ luncheon. The honorable Guest Speaker of this month – Mr. Shahmar Movsumov, Executive Director of the State Oil Fund of the...

October 23, 2019 Saudi Aramco Pushing to Complete Mammoth IPO This Year

Source: Bloomberg

The Saudi government is seeking investments from the kingdom’s wealthiest families for the IPO, some of whom had members held in the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh during a 2017 corruption crackdown, Bloomberg News has...

October 23, 2019 ‘The Moodys’: Francois Arnaud Joins Fox’s Holiday Event Comedy Series

Source: Yahoo Movies

EXCLUSIVE: Francois Arnaud (The Borgias & Midnight, Texas) is set as a series regular opposite Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins in The Moodys (fka A Moody Christmas), Fox’s half-hour holiday event series adaptation of...

October 23, 2019 Tianhong Standard and Poor's 500 Launched QDII FOF

Source: Bloomberg L.P.

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October 23, 2019 Lab-grown diamond's carbon emission greater than naturals

Source: The Jewellery Editor

CEO of the Diamond Producers Association, Jean-Marc Lieberherr with Livia Firth, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Eco-Age in London at the presentation of the independent report Total Clarity by Trucost . Read the report here....

October 23, 2019 Column: Incident with Astros executive and female reporters is a product of Major League Baseball’s lack of accountability

Source: Chicago Tribune

In other words, MLB doesn’t have to show any accountability or answer any questions about its decision-making. By ignoring the Astros’ blatant rule violation, MLB enabled all Astros employees to do or say as they see...

October 23, 2019 Lincoln Memorial Academy advocate arrested at Manatee County School Board meeting

Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune

When an administrative law judge listened to four days of witness testimony about the financial troubles at LMA, the school district presented evidence that the school had stiffed employees, missed payments into the Florida...

October 23, 2019 Accountability is due.’ Thanks to new law, Modesto church is sued over decades-old abuse

Source: Sacramento Bee

No one has been held accountable for the crime against us and the cause for many others after us. Accountability is due.” Erin has been covering breaking news and crime at The Modesto Bee since 2010. She is a Humboldt State...

October 23, 2019 AM Best Removes from Under Review With Positive Implications and Upgrades Credit Ratings of Nationale Borg Reinsurance N.V.

Source: YAHOO!

AM Best has removed from under review with positive implications and upgraded the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) to A (Excellent) from A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) to “a” from...

October 23, 2019 Here Are the Possible Candidates to Succeed Lam as Hong Kong Leader

Source: YAHOO!

Here are several possible contenders that have appeared in press reports, most of whom didn’t respond to requests for comment: Norman Chan, ex-Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief Norman Chan, 64, who stepped down as head of...

October 23, 2019 Hedge Funds Have Never Been This Bullish On SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (SEAS)

Source: YAHOO!

The Standard and Poor’s 500 Index returned approximately 20% in the first 9 months of this year (through September 30th). Conversely, hedge funds’ top 20 large-cap stock picks generated a return of 24% during the same...

October 23, 2019 Banks to face capital shortfall of Rs 3.5 lakh crore in event of systemic crisis in NBFC sector: Fitch Ratings

Source: moneycontrol.com

"The credit profiles of the state-owned banks would come under significant pressure, and the weakest -- including those with Viability Ratings in the 'b' range -- would face heightened solvency risks without capital injections...

October 23, 2019 Apple's CEO Delivered a Speech about the Company's work on Climate Change and more at the 30th Anniversary of Ceres

Source: Patently Apple

Last night Apple's CEO was a keynote speaker at the 30 th anniversary of Ceres. Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions ...

October 23, 2019 More funding, stronger accountability, better engagement: Memphians give input on the Achievement School District

Source: Chalkbeat

and “What should change at your school'” Answers included “trauma-informed training,” “stronger accountability,” “more funding for facilities,” “better parent...

October 23, 2019 FOOD REVIEW: Old Town's Jack's gets the thumbs-up (along with clear plates!)

Source: Swindon Advertiser

We didn’t plan on going to Jacks for dinner on a cold Wednesday night. But as we walked to our first choice – Moodys Place – we realised it was closed and so we had to look elsewhere. Jacks came to the rescue....

October 23, 2019 Luzerne County's credit rating improves

Source: Citizen's Voice

Luzerne County’s credit rating by Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings has risen to an A-, the best score in the county’s history, County Manager Dave Pedri announced Friday. The A- score means the county has a...

October 23, 2019 Risk, metrics and no polar bears: ESG in PE

Source: Delano

When promoting environmentally or socially responsible funds to institutional investors, managers should focus on figures and long term risks, and not on the feel good factor. The comments were made during a panel talk entitled...

October 23, 2019 Scientists ask all countries to wake up to the challenge of halving nitrogen waste

Source: News Medical

Today [Oct 23] they have released a report outlining the problem and possible solutions, entitled 'Nitrogen: Grasping the Challenge', together with an open letter to António Guterres, Secretary General of the United...

October 23, 2019 Clorox Signs Ellen MacArthur Foundation's New Plastics Economy Global Commitment to Reduce Plastic Waste

Source: YAHOO!

Nearly 80 percent of the company's sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories. Clorox is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, a community of global leaders...

October 23, 2019 Wipro Selected as Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) Member for the Tenth Consecutive Year

Source: YAHOO!

Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced that it has been selected as a member of the global Dow Jones...

October 23, 2019 Intertek participates in inaugural Saudi Workplace Health and Safety conference

Source: Zawya

The introduction of the Saher traffic monitoring system has reduced mortality rates by 37.8%, and the severity of traffic accident injuries has dropped by 20% Dammam, KSA – Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance...

October 23, 2019 Hedge Funds Are Dumping Hamilton Lane Incorporated (HLNE)

Source: YAHOO!

Why should you do so' Let’s take a brief look at what statistics have to say about hedge funds’ stock picking abilities to illustrate. The Standard and Poor’s 500 Index returned approximately 20% in 2019...

October 23, 2019 Johnson & Johnson CEO testified Baby Powder was safe days before FDA bombshell

Source: Fox Business

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facing off against a plaintiff’s lawyer for the first time about Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder, the company’s Chief Executive Alex Gorsky earlier this month insisted that the company’s iconic...

October 23, 2019 Why the deal for striking GM workers is hardly a victory

Source: Vox

The United Auto Workers union is trying to persuade its members to approve a tentative deal reached last week with General Motors. If a majority votes for it, then 48,000 workers will end their nearly six-week strike and return...

October 23, 2019 Harley Sales Struggle, But There's Hope On The Horizon

Source: Rideapart

It’s not all bad news, as far Harley-Davidson’s 2019 Q3 fortunes are concerned. Although sales in the US and Europe continue to decline for the historic American manufacturer, other international sales are slowly beginning to...

October 23, 2019 Speak With Your Wallet: Sustainable Fashion Experts Urge Shoppers To Consider Impact On Environment

Source: CBS Local

Studies show nearly 3/5 of all clothing ends up in a landfill or in incinerators within a year of being produced. More than 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions come from clothing and shoe production.

October 23, 2019 Sustainability: a call to action

Source: Data Center Dynamics

The time has come for the data center industry – its vendors, partners and customers – to be united and full-throated in its words and actions. As the groundbreaking Brundtland Report (published by the UN) demanded as far back as...

October 23, 2019 Digitalising the mining & metals global supply chain: 2019 sustainability update LinkedIn

Source: JDSupra

As corporate responsibility evolves, and the focus on corporate sustainability grows, more businesses in the mining and metals and related sectors are referencing the long-term potential of blockchain technology and platforms to...

October 23, 2019 WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE FASHION? A USER’S GUIDE

Source: Live Kindly

Fashion isn’t going anywhere. In the UK alone, the industry is worth £66 billion. Globally, the apparel market — excluding footwear and accessories — is worth $1.34 trillion a year. To put all of this into perspective, according...

October 23, 2019 Sustainability the new battleground for aluminium producers: Andy Home

Source: Yahoo Finance

The U.S. aluminium producer has just announced a five-year review of around 4.0 million tonnes of alumina capacity and 1.5 million tonnes of smelter capacity.

October 23, 2019 Vegan Fashion Takes Center Stage for PETA-Hosted Sustainability Week

Source: PETA

The Fashion Institute of Technology and PETA came together once again to discuss vegan and sustainable clothing as part of the school’s Sustainability Awareness Week.

October 23, 2019 Setting Retail Goals With Sustainability And Subscriptions

Source: Pymnts

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands are aiming to make the chocolate industry more sustainable by cleaning up the supply chain with the help of blockchain technology. In retail, brick-and-mortar merchants and eCommerce firms are...

October 23, 2019 Palm oil buyers cultivate Mexico's ambition to grow a sustainable industry

Source: GreenBiz

Under the canopied fronds of oil palm trees, 20 farmers — young and old, men and women — listen attentively as Javier Cabrera Álvarez, a sustainable certification specialist with the Mexican palm oil producer Oleopalma, lectures...

October 23, 2019 Tim Cook reminds us about Apple's sustainability efforts

Source: CNET

Apple boss Tim Cook highlighted his company's efforts on climate change in a Monday night speech at the 30th anniversary celebration for Ceres, a nonprofit that promotes sustainable energy, in New York.

October 23, 2019 Trade War: China Uses WTO To Get Even With The US

Source: Forbes

Beijing is seeking $2.4 billion in retaliatory sanctions against Washington for non-compliance with a WTO ruling in a tariff dispute against the US tracing back in the Obama era.

October 23, 2019 How Sustainable Is Renting Your Clothes, Really?

Source: Elle

For the millions of converts to clothing rental platforms like Rent the Runway, Le Tote and Gwynnie Bee, trying out the latest trends without destroying the planet is a big part of the allure. I recently leased a gold sequin...

October 23, 2019 Climate: 100% organic farming would boost emissions

Source: BBC

A new study suggests that a switch to 100% organic food production in England and Wales would see an overall increase in greenhouse gas emissions.

October 23, 2019 Brexit bill 'in limbo' as MPs reject timetable

Source: BBC

Boris Johnson has hit the pause button on his Brexit legislation after MPs rejected his plan to get it through the Commons in three days.

October 22, 2019 FY-2019: Indus Motor releases 4th sustainability report

Source: Business Recorder

To this end, the company has published its 4th Sustainability Report for the financial year 2019. The Report presents a holistic view of IMC's contributions to sustainable development. It has been prepared according to the Global...

October 22, 2019 Globalist Warmonger Choir: Trump’s U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Syria Is a “Betrayal”

Source: The New American

Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass (shown) is leading a chorus of foreign policy “experts” and media commentators that is condemning President Trump’s actions and demanding a continuation of...

October 22, 2019 BusinessGreen Leaders Briefing: Towards Net Zero Supply Chains and Land Use event confirmed

Source: Business Green

Confirmed speakers include Landsec's Caroline Hill, Euan Murray from The Sustainability Consortium, and Clare Shakya at the International Institute for Environment and Development. Further speakers will be announced in the coming...

October 22, 2019 Alibaba Introduces Sustainability Initiatives to Make Singles’ Day as Green as Possible

Source: YAHOO!

This reflects the e-commerce industry’s growing concerns with sustainability, while still investing in the global reach of the shopping event. More from Footwear News Brands Set Big Sustainability Sourcing Goals for 2025,...

October 22, 2019 UPDATE 1-European shares fall amid earnings deluge; Reckitt slides on outlook cut

Source: YAHOO!

The pan-European STOXX 600 index, which opened slightly positive, was down 0.3% by 0810 GMT, with France's CAC 40 lagging the most among major country indices. British household goods maker Reckitt Benckiser was the biggest drag...

October 22, 2019 Q&A with Brian Rogers, Future Forests + Jobs

Source: Biomass Magazine

They’ve rejected the best science from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which has repeatedly affirmed an important role for wood biomass in all solutions to the climate crisis. It’s time to set the...

October 22, 2019 Oct 31 hearing of prosecution's application to transfer Goldman Sachs' case to High Court

Source: bernama.com

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 -- The prosecution has filed an application to transfer the case of Goldman Sachs Group Inc, which is facing criminal charges involving US$6.5 billion worth of bonds linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad...

October 22, 2019 The Lawrence tabled amid Fruit Belt neighbor concerns

Source: The Business Journals

A frosty reception from members of Buffalo’s Fruit Belt community has prompted the development team behind a proposed, $25 million Michigan Avenue apartment complex to go back to the drawing board. A request by Symphony...

October 22, 2019 Japan’s Third Largest Bank Completes Blockchain Trade Finance Test

Source: YAHOO!

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), the third largest bank by assets in Japan, is set to begin utilizing R3’s Marco Polo trade finance blockchain on a commercial basis by the end of the year. The bank said on Friday...

October 22, 2019 MOVES-ING hires Dan Shurey as VP of sustainable finance for Americas

Source: Reuters

Oct 21 (Reuters) - ING said on Monday it is appointing Dan Shurey as vice president, sustainable finance for the Americas. He was most recently at Bloomberg NEF. Shurey will report to Anne van Riel, head of sustainable finance...

October 22, 2019 Growth in sustainability-linked loans boosts ESG ratings firms

Source: Reuters

are emerging as ESG standard setters as the drive to meet the UN’s sustainable development goals by 2030 accelerates. Reporting by Daniela Guzmán. Editing by Tessa Walsh. Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust...

October 22, 2019 Binance joins governance council of Kakao’s public blockchain network Klaytn

Source: YAHOO!

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has joined the governance council of Klaytn, a public blockchain network by South Korean Internet giant Kakao’s subsidiary, Ground X. Binance is the first blockchain firm to join the council,...

October 22, 2019 Fidelity cuts ties with Ken Fisher over sexually-charged comments

Source: YAHOO!

Four days later, the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System withdrew $386 million. Fisher, while speaking last week at a Tiburon Strategic Advisers event, compared wooing money-management clients with "trying to get into a...

October 22, 2019 GLOBAL MARKETS-Earnings weigh on European stocks, sterling lower before Brexit votes

Source: Reuters

The broad European STOXX slipped 0.3%, and MSCI’s world equity index, which tracks shares in 47 countries, was flat at 0.02% lower. French speciality minerals company Imerys slipped 6% after cutting its outlook for 2019,...

October 22, 2019 GNC’s Chinese Backer to Consider Buyout of Vitamin Retailer

Source: YAHOO!

(Bloomberg) -- GNC Holdings Inc.’s Chinese investor, Harbin Pharmaceutical Group Co., is considering a potential bid to take the U.S. vitamin and supplement retailer private, people with knowledge of the matter said. The...

October 22, 2019 BCNY Green Gala Focuses On Sustainability, Raises $1.4Million

Source: Forbes

The Boys Club of New York (BCNY) held its 71st Annual Fall Dance Thursday night at the Pierre Hotel. The theme for this year's event was the "Green Gala", with a focus on sustainability, and many among the more than 400 guests...

October 22, 2019 Trump Allies Craft List of Potential Mulvaney Replacements

Source: YAHOO!

Among those said to be on the list are former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and veteran political operative Wayne Berman, now a senior managing director for government...

October 22, 2019 Novatek: A Great But Fairly Valued Growth Story

Source: Seeking Alpha

According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, global LNG demand is expected to reach 330 million tons per annum by 2022. Post 2022, a significant decline in domestic gas production in Southeast Asia and Europe will be a trigger for...

October 22, 2019 Rat-eating macaques could boost palm oil sustainability in Malaysia

Source: CNN

"I did not expect them to hunt these relatively large rodents or that they would even eat so much meat." Palm oil has been much maligned for its role in driving deforestation, and researchers believe macaques could enhance palm...

October 22, 2019 LIVE MARKETS-How's 2019' Actually, it's rarely been better!

Source: YAHOO!

European shares up in choppy station * STOXX 600 up 0.1%, FTSE 100 up 0.6% * Results in focus: Saab rallies, Reckitt down sharply * M&A heats up in food delivery: Prosus makes rival bid for Just Eat Welcome to the home for...

October 22, 2019 Trade war isn't stopping emerging markets, see 'patches of growth stabilization,' analysts say

Source: CNBC on MSN.com

The MSCI Emerging Market index, used to measure equity market performance in global ... but doubts continue to linger over the sustainability of this agreement. This has pushed investors away from traditional assets that are...

October 22, 2019 Get Smart About Credit: How and When to Talk to Kids About Money

Source: MarketWatch

Oct 21, 2019 (3BL Media via COMTEX) -- SOURCE:Wells Fargo & Company When it comes to learning about money and credit, it's important to start early and form building blocks to prepare kids for their financial future, said...

October 22, 2019 Exxon's climate-change accounting goes on trial

Source: CBS News

"Anyone in the investor and business community will realize that it's really serious when a company basically may have told its investors something that wasn't true," said Pat Tomaino, director of socially responsible investing...

October 22, 2019 Bad governance baggage weighs on Infosys defence

Source: Breakingviews

Shares in the $46 bln Indian IT firm are crashing on the prospect of a second leadership crisis in just over two years. This time, whistle-blowers accuse boss Salil Parekh of bending accounting rules to boost profit. Investors...

October 22, 2019 Bold and Broad Action Needed to Ensure Food Is Well Grown and Well Used

Source: MarketWatch

Oct 21, 2019 (3BL Media via COMTEX) -- SOURCE:General Mills The daunting facts - 820 million people today remain malnourished and hungry, while one-third of all food produced for human consumption each year is wasted or lost -...

October 22, 2019 Walmart Store Brand Sausage Recalled For Salmonella Risk

Source: Patch

Anyone with the recalled sausages is encouraged to throw them away or return them to the store, the Rhode Island Department of Health said. The products should not be eaten. Eating foods contaminated with salmonella can cause of...

October 22, 2019 US - China Trade Relations: Beijing May Implement $2.4B In Sanctions Over Non-Compliance With WTO Ruling

Source: International Business Times

China is seeking to implement $2.4 billion in sanctions on the United States over its non-compliance with a World Trade Organization ruling in July over Obama-era tariffs. China had taken the U.S. to court in 2012 over American...

October 22, 2019 Amundi targets 'New Silk Road' theme with EM fund launch

Source: Citywire

Amundi has targeted the ‘New Silk Road’ theme with the launch of a strategy designed to tap the opportunities in markets benefiting from the development of new trade routes, Citywire Selector has found. The Amundi...

October 22, 2019 Morrison government trade deals 'the right way to go', says former World Economic Forum director

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

The former director of the World Economic Forum in Asia has backed the Morrison government's free-trade deals with Hong Kong, Peru and Indonesia, saying they are "the right way to go" as tensions between the US and China threaten...

October 22, 2019 Best Landscape Hardscape Urban Development & Project of the Year Finalist: Arlington National Cemetery Millennium Project

Source: Engineering News-Record

Landscape Design: Sasaki Associates Inc. The first expansion of the nation’s most revered military cemetery in 40 years, the $85-million Millennium Project integrated new construction and design and sustainability...

October 22, 2019 The Kurds, Trump, & Forgotten Zionist History

Source: Jewish Press

It also quoted Henri Barkey, a Middle East expert from the Council on Foreign Relations, who said, “Just like many other people who did not have a state, [the Kurds] could not have helped the United States.” In fact,...

October 22, 2019 UPDATE 1-Anglo American cuts annual copper forecast on Chile water woes

Source: Reuters

Oct 22 (Reuters) - Miner Anglo American Plc on Tuesday forecast lower full-year copper production, as it grapples with a water shortage in Chile, while raising the annual iron-ore production outlook for its Minas-Rio mine in...

October 22, 2019 QBE quits BCA, big banks urged to follow

Source: The Australian Financial Review

General insurer QBE has dropped its membership of the Business Council of Australia, in another blow for the under-fire lobbying group. QBE did not give a reason for its decision to leave the industry group, whose members include...

October 22, 2019 7IM hires five to bolster private client team across UK

Source: Citywire

Ines Uwiteto joins the firm from HSBC Global Asset Management (GAM), where she looked after high net worth clients as a senior discretionary investment specialist. She spent five years at the bank ...

October 22, 2019 KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to J.P. Morgan Trust 2019-8 (JPMMT 2019-8)

Source: YAHOO!

KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider and is a certified Credit Rating Agency (CRA) by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Kroll Bond Rating...

October 22, 2019 Effects of sea salt aerosols on precipitation and upper troposphere/lower stratosphere water vapour in tropical cyclone systems

Source: Nature

The effects of sea salt aerosols (SSA) on cloud microphysical processes, precipitation, and upper troposphere/lower stratosphere water vapour in tropical cyclones were studied with the Weather Research and Forecasting with...

October 22, 2019 LG Innotek Publishes the 10th Sustainability Report

Source: YAHOO!

The company looks back on its 10 years in the 10th anniversary of its sustainability report publication. SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Innotek announced today that it published the 2018-2019 Sustainability...

October 22, 2019 European Equities: No Major Stats Leaves Geopolitics in Focus

Source: YAHOO!

The European majors found support on Monday, to partially reverse losses from the end of last week. Leading the way was the DAX30, which rose by 0.91%. The CAC40 and EuroStoxx600 weren’t far behind, with gains of 0.21% and...

October 22, 2019 China Threatens $2.4 Billion Sanctions Against U.S. For Obama-Era Tariffs Cases

Source: National Review

China is seeking $2.4 billion in sanctions against the U.S. for non-compliance with a World Trade Organization ruling dating to the Obama administration, according to court documents revealed Monday. WTO judges at the...

October 22, 2019 The Agenda: Bumping along the Thruway, expanding Legal Aid and electing a new Canadian government

Source: The Business Journals

It may not come as a surprise to you as a driver, but it did to the New York State Thruway Authority. The condition of a portion of the Thruway that runs through the Seneca Nation of Indians territory is much worse than officials...

October 22, 2019 Should your KiwiSaver be turned into 'KiwiSpend' income-for-life when you hit 65'

Source: Stuff.co.nz

Investments backing KiwiSpend annuities would be managed by the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, which currently managed just over $44 billion earmarked for helping pay for NZ Super as the population aged. People who had not...

October 22, 2019 BMO Issues Inaugural Sustainability Bond

Source: YAHOO!

TORONTO , Oct. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - BMO Financial Group (BMO.TO) (BMO) today announced the closing of its inaugural U.S. $500-million 3-year Sustainability Bond to support the Bank's commitment to sustainable finance. Proceeds of the...

October 22, 2019 S&P500: The Long and Short of It | S&P, Starbucks, Assurant

Source: FXStreet

However, keep in mind this is counter to the long-term uptrend so likely carries greater risk. Assurant CFD/DFT: Currently around 25% up for the year, this household insurance company has outperformed both the S&P500 and...

October 22, 2019 LNG Unites Global Natural Gas Demand

Source: Seeking Alpha

A benchmark price for global natural gas emerges with the launch of an LNG futures contract. Global investment in LNG has topped $50 billion in 2019. In the U.S., natural gas production is ...

October 22, 2019 Tabitha Cave: What does good safeguarding governance look like'

Source: Civil Society

In this article we explore what practical guidance we can glean from the Commission's approach to safeguarding over the last year. The Commission's oversight of safeguarding governance is largely an outcome-focussed. It is...

October 22, 2019 Enterprise, IWBI Join Forces to Advance Health and Well-Being in Affordable Housing

Source: CSR Wire

NEW YORK and COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 21 /CSRwire/ - Enterprise Community Partners Inc. (Enterprise) and the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) announced today that they are developing a multi-pronged collaboration to create...

October 22, 2019 Trade war isn't stopping emerging markets, where one analyst sees 'patches of growth stabilization'

Source: CNBC

The MSCI Emerging Market index, used to measure equity market performance in global ... but doubts continue to linger over the sustainability of this agreement. This has pushed investors away from traditional assets that are...

October 22, 2019 Model system for distribution of more accurate time signals

Source: Science Daily

JILA is jointly operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado Boulder. "I think this new time scale demonstration will be very important for the redefinition of time in the...

October 22, 2019 Energy aid neglects 'health emergency' fuelled by dirty cooking

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Olivia Coldrey, lead finance specialist with Sustainable Energy for All, a U.N.-linked body that co-produced the report, highlighted a "continued lack of global effort" to tackle low access to less-polluting fuels and more...

October 22, 2019 Tokyo Olympics to go green, help other cities strike gold

Source: Reuters

“We of course want the Games to be a big success, but we also want to ensure it is a zero-carbon and sustainable event, with innovations that reduce heat impact that can be adapted in Tokyo and elsewhere even after the...

October 22, 2019 AG gets leave to commence committal proceedings against Lokman Adam

Source: The Sun

KUALA LUMPUR: Attorney-General (AG) Tan Sri Tommy Thomas today obtained leave from the High Court to initiate committal proceedings against Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam for allegedly threatening a witness in...

October 22, 2019 Malaysian prosecutor: Najib orchestrated graft like an 'emperor'

Source: Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak acted like an “emperor” who orchestrated massive fraud at a former unit of scandal-linked state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the...

October 22, 2019 PLSA conference speakers look to governance, consolidation to guide retirement future

Source: Pensions&Investments

Good governance, consolidation and engagement are the fundamentals of a working retirement system, delegates heard at an annual Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association conference Oct. 16-18 in Manchester, England. Retirement...

October 22, 2019 Stocktake: Brexit continues to make fund managers wary of UK stocks

Source: The Irish Times

The quants at BAML are more optimistic, saying UK stocks fall into the QaRP category (quality at a reasonable price). Earlier this year, Schroders noted UK stocks were trading at a 30 per cent discount to global peers (close to...

October 22, 2019 EPA sends letter to Oasis Mobile Home Park citing list of continued violations of water order

Source: The Desert Sun

EPA sends letter to Oasis Mobile Home Park citing list of continued violations of water order The U.S. EPA said Oasis Mobile Home Park owner was wrongly telling residents the water was safe to drink Check out this story on ...

October 22, 2019 Sausage patties sold at Walmart recalled over salmonella concerns

Source: WCBD

A Food Safety and Inspection Service statement released Friday says the ready-to-eat pork and turkey sausage products were made by George’s Prepared Food in Caryville, Tennessee. They were sold under the “Great...

October 22, 2019 New Mexico eyes $75 mln pledge to TA’s double-down fund

Source: PE Hub

New Mexico State Investment Council is considering making a commitment to a TA Associates fund that will invest in select companies the firm is selling, according to an Oct. 10 memo from NMSIC staff on its website. The system...

October 22, 2019 AM Best to Host Webinar on Municipal Bonds: The Evolution of an Important Asset Class for Insurers

Source: Digital Journal

OLDWICK, N.J.--(Business Wire)--AM Best will host a complimentary webinar, sponsored by Invesco, on Nov. 13, 2019, at 2 p.m. (EST). Asset managers will examine the state of the current municipal bond market, the impact of tax...

October 22, 2019 Evaluating the benefits of PEX water lines vs. copper pipes in your home

Source: Washington Post

Q: I have to install some new water supply lines in my home. My current home has copper water supply lines. I’m intrigued by the plastic PEX material, but it seems too good to be true. Using PEX, I’d only have a joint...

October 22, 2019 KORE Unlocks the Learning Potential of IoT and Sustainability at Mobile World Congress

Source: Benzinga.com

View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191021005709/en/ The Living Wall is an innovative intersection of IoT technology and sustainability created by Sagegreenlife and powered with technology by...

October 22, 2019 Structured finance and the slow death of retail

Source: The Financial Times

Along with sub-prime mortgages, rating agencies, the repo market, investment banks, bank regulators, US housing agencies and (possibly) central banks, commercial mortgage-backed securities were one of the great villains of the...

October 22, 2019 27 Climate Emergencies That Are Happening Now and Can’t be Stopped

Source: 24/7 Wall St

In September 2019, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a U.N. body, released its latest report highlighting the dire consequences of failing to keep global warming to 1.5 Celsius above ...

October 22, 2019 The Tile Shop Announces Plan to Delist From Nasdaq, Deregister Its Common Stock, and Cancel Its Third Quarter Earnings Call

Source: Business Insider

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: TTS) (the “Company”) today announced that it will voluntarily delist its common stock from the Nasdaq Stock Market, and based upon...

October 22, 2019 Amazon Third-Party Vendors Are Selling Expired Food

Source: PC Magazine

Thomas Gremillion, director of food policy at advocacy group Consumer Federation of America, commented, "There's no indication of how well that policy is enforced ... Some sellers could be making a business decision to sell...

October 22, 2019 La Red de Innovación e Impacto Hosts Annual Summit in Panama City, October 22-23

Source: CSR Wire

Oct. 21 /CSRwire/ - The U.S. Department of State, the World Environment Center (WEC), Le Groupe-conseil baastel Itée (Baastel), and RioSlum Studio are proud to announce that the 2019 Annual La Red de Innovación e...

October 22, 2019 Redemptions from Fisher's firm top $1.3B so far

Source: Benefits Pro

With the move by Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System to divest $386 million and a similar step by Air Products & Chemical, the total amount of redemptions from Fisher Investments has topped $1.3 billion, according...

October 22, 2019 CalPERS Faces ‘Very Serious Risk’ In $1.2B LTC Case, Judge Warns

Source: Insurancenewsnet.com

A judge is urging CalPERS to settle a major lawsuit over price increases for its long-term care insurance policies, suggesting the system could have to pay a lot of money if the lawsuit goes to a jury trial in October. The...

October 22, 2019 Former BOC, elected officials remember Ken Hinton after unexpected death

Source: Cadillac Evening News

The last time she saw him was last year during a Municipal Employees’ Retirement System of Michigan conference in Grand Rapids. “He was looking good and he was happy,‘ she said. “He was a great guy and he...

October 22, 2019 4 Clothing Brands Hoping to Bring More Sustainability to the Outerwear Market

Source: YAHOO!

Whether you're straight size or plus, finding outerwear brands that also incorporate sustainability into their production and design process can be tough. But after years of pressure and demand, a handful of designers are...

October 22, 2019 Flint Mayor Karen Weaver talks water crisis recovery at state of city address

Source: MLive

FLINT, MI— Flint Mayor Karen Weaver talked about completing service line replacements, restoring the quality of water and addressing ongoing safety issues at the 2019 state of the city address. Weaver delivered her fourth...

October 22, 2019 'Just too much': Meet the uber-rich who want a wealth tax

Source: Newsday

WASHINGTON — When the grand vacation homes of Newport Beach were empty on a beautiful Memorial Day weekend, Molly Munger decided it was time for the U.S. to consider taxing wealth. As her family's boat moved through the...

October 22, 2019 Disney aims to block gender pay lawsuit from receiving class-action status

Source: Fox Business

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October 22, 2019 Lawmakers told state must plan for more electric vehicles

Source: WRAL

Price tags for EVs have been too high for many consumers in the past, but Bloomberg New Energy Finance has reported that EV costs are beginning to drop significantly, largely as a result of mass production around the globe. It's...

October 22, 2019 Serbia now backs Kenya UN council bid

Source: The Standard Digital

Serbia's Ambassador to Kenya, Dragan Zupanjevac during the interview with the Standard at the I&M building, Nairobi. [Elvis Ogina, Standard] Serbia is the latest country to support Kenya’s quest for membership of the UN...

October 22, 2019 Malaysia’s Political Economy and Perspectives on Investing in China

Source: Asia Society

The appetite for state-backed investments in China will be explored through these various factors by Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan, Managing Director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the Government of Malaysia’s sovereign wealth...

October 22, 2019 EPA chief coming to Detroit, says Trump is serious about helping Great Lakes

Source: Detroit Free Press

I believe I'm the only EPA administrator to ever go swimming in the Great Lakes ... the GLRI has been funding programs to reduce pollution runoff into the Lakes, restore wildlife habitat and water quality and attempt to control...

October 22, 2019 Hong Kong leader apologizes for mosque water cannon incident after day of violence

Source: Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologized on Monday after police hit a major mosque with water canon as they battled protesters during another day of political unrest in the Asian financial hub. Lam visited the...

October 22, 2019 CalPERS pulls millions of dollars out of immigrant detention companies

Source: Sacramento Bee

CalPERS has sold its stock in two private prison companies that operate detention facilities at the southern U.S. border for the federal government. While the sale pleased advocates who have called for the California Public...

October 22, 2019 Govt rules out Future Fund access

Source: Sky News Australia on MSN.com

Finance Minister Matthias Cormann recommitted to a 2017 pledge to leave the fund alone. Future Fund Chairman Peter Costello said from next year the fund would begin contributing to the budget bottom line. Image: News Corp...

October 22, 2019 Troubles are mounting for Fisher Investments

Source: Pensions&Investments

Florida State Board of Administration, Tallahassee, which manages a total of $203.7 billion, including the $163.5 billion Florida Retirement System, is examining its $175 million mandate with Fisher Investments in active U.S....

October 22, 2019 PM Modi to visit Saudi Arabia during 29-31 October

Source: Mint

It is being organized by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and is seen as a high level forum to engage decision makers in Saudi Arabia and the region. The theme of the event is “What is Next for Global Business". ...

October 22, 2019 China asks WTO for $2.4 billion sanctions against U.S. in latest clash

Source: YAHOO!

GENEVA (Reuters) - China is seeking $2.4 billion in retaliatory sanctions against the United States for failing to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling in a case that highlights White House complaints about the global...

October 22, 2019 Center for Disease Control warns against kissing chicken

Source: MSN

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged the public against a bizarre tendency to interact with their poultry in intimate fashion. Health officials from the CDC particularly issued a warning against kissing and...

October 22, 2019 Activist warns of lawsuit against Palmetto. It has to do with Lincoln charter school

Source: Bradenton Herald

When administrative law judge Robert Cohen upheld the charter termination, he considered a host of factors, including Lincoln Memorial’s debt to the IRS and the Florida Retirement System, along with the loss of its food...

October 22, 2019 UPDATE 2-European shares rise amid Brexit tussle as focus shifts to earnings

Source: YAHOO!

The pan-European STOXX 600 index ended the session 0.6% higher, barely budging on news House of Commons speaker John Bercow refused to allow a vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit divorce deal, saying the same issue had...

October 22, 2019 Stichting Pensioenfonds ING taps Robeco for social investing program

Source: Pensions&Investments

Stichting Pensioenfonds ING, Amsterdam, hired Robeco Group as partner for its socially responsible investing program. Robeco will advise the €26 billion ($28.7 billion) pension fund on various SRI issues, prepare reports on...

October 22, 2019 BRIEF-Blackrock Investment Institute Says Geopolitics’ Clout On Markets Persists

Source: Reuters on MSN.com

Oct 21 (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc: * BLACKROCK INVESTMENT INSTITUTE SAYS GEOPOLITICS’ CLOUT ON MARKETS PERSISTS * BLACKROCK INVESTMENT INSTITUTE SAYS A PERCEIVED DE-ESCALATION IN U.S.-CHINA TENSIONS AND BREXIT HAS DRIVEN UP...

October 22, 2019 How a major U.S. farm lender left a trail of defaults, lawsuits

Source: Reuters

HARROD, Ohio (Reuters) - After completing a credit review in a half-hour phone call, a BMO Harris Bank underwriter cleared $12 million in loans for Ohio corn and soybean producer Greg Kruger in 2013. Kruger had initially asked...

October 22, 2019 Yayasan Penyelidikan Transformasi agrees to forfeit over RM400,000 1MDB funds

Source: bernama.com

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 -- The High Court here today was told that the Yayasan Penyelidikan Transformasi (FORT) has agreed to forfeit RM407,011.46, allegedly received from the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MBD), to the Malaysian...

October 22, 2019 Singapore hosting meeting of UN climate body shows commitment to climate change: Experts

Source: The Straits Times

Professor Jim Skea of the Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London said countries volunteering to host a meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) normally attached "quite a big importance...

October 22, 2019 ARMA International & NetGovern to Launch Definitive Benchmarking of Information Governance Programs

Source: YAHOO!

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ARMA International is joining forces with NetGovern to launch a definitive and data-driven benchmark & survey for information governance efforts. Based on ARMA's Information...

October 22, 2019 Nigeria: Oil Marketers Pledge Compliance to New Corporate Governance Code

Source: AllAfrica.com

Marketers of petroleum products in the country have agreed to work towards improving industry reputation as captured in the new Nigerian Corporate Governance Code 2018. Such areas include health, safety, environment & quality...

October 22, 2019 2 of Trump's closest allies will attend Saudi Arabia's 'Davos in the Desert' after boycotting it last year over Jamal Khashoggi's murder

Source: Business Insider

The Washington Post first reported that Kushner would lead the US delegation to the FII. The FII is hosted by Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund, which presides over around $320 billion of the...

October 22, 2019 Water Outages May Hit Philippine Capital Even Though It’s Rainy Season

Source: Bloomberg

Water outages may hit the Philippine capital again starting this week as supply in the main reservoir declined despite the rainy season. Manila Water Co. Inc., a unit of Ayala Corp., said it may cut water supply in Manila and ...

October 22, 2019 WeWork's woes expose investors to nearly $100 million in D.C. CMBS debt

Source: The Business Journals

Digging deeper, new data by Trepp LLP provided to the Washington Business Journal indicates about $93.26 million in commercial mortgage-backed securities are tied to D.C. office properties leased in part to WeWork. That figure is...

October 22, 2019 Bretton Woods Institutions’ Neoliberal Over-Reach Leaves Global Governance in the Gutter

Source: CounterPunch

But no amount of back-slapping can disguise the way these institutions have led the world into a governance cul de sac. Multilateralism has surfed the up-swells and down the troughs of globalisation. In the latter case, the...

October 22, 2019 Amazon is shipping expired baby formula and beef jerky, putting big brands at risk

Source: CNBC on MSN.com

Whether that Amazon policy is effective is a big question, says food-safety experts. "There's no indication of how well that policy is enforced," said Thomas Gremillion, director of food policy at advocacy group Consumer...

October 22, 2019 United Road Acquires Team Drive-Away, Expands into Heavy-Haul Vehicle Segment

Source: MarketWatch

ROMULUS, Mich., Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- United Road, in partnership with its owners, The Carlyle Group CG, -0.55% and other investors, today announced the acquisition of Team Drive-Away (TDA) and its affiliates Driveaway...

October 22, 2019 Six-Episode Holiday Comedy `The Moodys’ To Premiere on Fox Dec. 4

Source: MyNewsLA

Fox’s six-episode holiday-themed comedy, “The Moodys,” will premiere Dec. 4 with back-to-back episodes, the network announced Monday. “The Moodys” is based on the Australian series “A ...

October 22, 2019 Data Governance Market's Opportunities and Challenges

Source: MarketWatch

Oct 21, 2019 (AB Digital via COMTEX) -- The Data Governance Market was valued at USD 1.10 billion in 2017 and is projected to register a CAGR of 22.0% between 2018 and 2023. Why effective data governance would provide an...

October 22, 2019 Future Fund won't yield to climate activists

Source: The Australian Financial Review

The Future Fund, founded in 2006 by then-treasurer Peter Costello to strengthen the Commonwealth’s long-term financial position, has earned a 10 per cent annual return over 10 years, easily exceeding its benchmark target of...

October 22, 2019 Luge Capital closes additional $10 million from strategics for FinTech-focused fund

Source: BetaKit

FinTech-focused Luge Capital has closed an additional $10 million for its first fund, bringing the total fund size to $85 million. The new capital comes in the form of strategic investments from BDC and one of Canada’s...

October 22, 2019 Decision on strategic partner for Malaysia Airlines by early 2020 latest, says Azmin

Source: YAHOO!

Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali told Parliament during Question Time that four potential bidders have been shortlisted from 20 received by MAB majority shareholder Khazanah Nasional Berhad, and the airlines’ parent company...

October 22, 2019 Some teachers at Lincoln Memorial Academy say they are owed money. They are suing

Source: Bradenton Herald

Among the judge’s findings were that the school should have been able to pay its employees, its insurance and Florida Retirement System contributions, as well as for the students’ food deliveries and the water utility...

October 22, 2019 Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 13:00

Source: StockMarketWire

FTSE 100 Anglo American 1911.10 +3.30% Antofagasta 850.10 +2.79% Glencore 230.90 +2.69% BT Group 181.94 +2.22% Kingfisher 189.80 +2.10% Barratt Developments 569.70 -6.51% Tesco 221.55 -2.53% Hargreaves Lansdown 1779.00 -2.06%...

October 22, 2019 Walmart brand meat recalled for possible Salmonella contamination

Source: MLive

is recalling 6,444 pounds of Great Value brand pork and turkey sausage patty products that might be contaminated with Salmonella, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety ... contaminated food can result in...

October 22, 2019 New deep-water coral discovered

Source: Phys.org

These difficult-to-access habitats, found 40—150 meters deep and in-between shallow-water reefs and deep-water corals, are under increasing need for protection, yet little is known about their ecology and biodiversity....

October 22, 2019 Why the Yuan Might Have Lost Its Chance to Dethrone the Dollar

Source: OZY

The currency amounts for about 2 percent of total foreign exchange reserves, according to the IMF. In Hong Kong, renminbi deposits tracked by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority have dropped more than a third from their 2014 peak....

October 22, 2019 European stocks edge back from 2019 highs

Source: MarketWatch

After closing Monday at the highest level since May 22, 2018, the Stoxx Europe 600 SXXP, -0.15% weakened 0.31% to 392.98. The index isn’t far from its record high of 414.06. “With risks related to the trade war fading...

October 22, 2019 WTO Panelists Tapped To Examine US-EU Olive Tariff Fight

Source: Law360

Law360 (October 21, 2019, 5:39 PM EDT) -- The World Trade Organization has assigned a trio of arbitrators to hear a case brought by the European Union challenging U.S. duties on Spanish olives, according to a WTO notice published...

October 22, 2019 Walmart Pork Sausage Patties Recall: What Is Included'

Source: Heavy.com

No injuries or illnesses have been reported, according to the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. Here’s what you need to know. The recalled products were produced between April 19 and May...

October 22, 2019 GWEC says there are too many trade barriers on wind components to effectively combat climate change

Source: Windpower Engineering & Development

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), investment in renewables needs to increase to $2.4 trillion per year by 2050 if the world is to have a hope of heading off the dangerous effects of climate...

October 22, 2019 Regulatory burden: Are DEED’s accountability measures for job-training programs doing more harm than good'

Source: MinnPost

They said DEED was no authority on evaluating success and argued the push for more supervision by the agency was born not out of a current lack of accountability, but out of a misplaced distrust of organizations primarily aimed...

October 22, 2019 China Seeks $2.4 Billion in Penalties Against US at WTO

Source: Voice of America

BERLIN - China is asking the World Trade Organization for the right to impose $2.4 billion in annual penalties on the United States in a case over Chinese subsidies dating back years. A document published Monday showed China has...

October 22, 2019 Why CBS Stockholders Didn’t Get to Vote on Its Merger With Viacom

Source: Barron's

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October 22, 2019 Apollo Investment Management – Investment in the UK

Source: Digital Journal

Apollo Investment Management is an investment firm serving clients in the United Kingdom, providing transparent financial advice with integrity and a deep understanding of market realities. Please consult a registered investment...

October 22, 2019 Georgia Southern professor joins group to help Dalai Lama with education project

Source: WSAV-TV

College of Education Professor John A. Weaver, Ph.D., recently joined the Dalai Lama and 14 other leading scholars from 10 countries for the first Round Table Conference of the Human Education in the Third Millennium project. The...

October 22, 2019 Insto roundup: NZ Super, Future Fund’s return fears; Temasek targets renewables

Source: asianinvestor.net

China's financial regulator eases insurance rules for foreigners; GPIF investing keeps yen appreciation down; Fukoku Mutual Life to triple domestic stock investments; Korea's NPS dinged for tobacco investments; GIC of Singapore...

October 22, 2019 PM spoke on governance, bureaucracy: Abhijit Banerjee, calls meeting a unique experience

Source: The Asian Age

Terming his meeting with Modi as a unique experience, Banerjee said that the prime minister spoke on governance and bureaucracy. "It was a privilege to have this meeting with the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister was kind enough...

October 22, 2019 Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Market 2019: Global Analysis, Share, Trends, Application Analysis and Forecast To 2025

Source: Digital Journal

A solid oxide fuel cell provides both sustainability and power security ... Delphi Automotive LLP, Convion Fuel Cells Ltd, Ceres Power Holdings Plc, Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited, Bloom Energy Corporation, Aisin Seiki Co Ltd,...

October 22, 2019 PIF unit to recycle 85% of industrial waste in Saudi Arabia by 2035

Source: Zawya

Riyadh – Mubasher: The Saudi Investment Recycling Company (SIRC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), has completed all procedures to acquire a 100% stake in Global Environmental Management...

October 22, 2019 SIRC acquires Saudi industrial waste management firm

Source: Trade Arabia

Saudi Investment Recycling Company (SIRC), a wholly-owned unit of the kingdom's public investment fund, said it has reached an agreement with Jadwa Waste Management Opportunities Fund to acquire the entire stake in Global...

October 22, 2019 Temasek makes $3bn bid to take control of Keppel Corp

Source: Gulf Times

A view of a Keppel Corp shipyard in Singapore. Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings already owns 20.5% of Keppel and said it would increase its stake to 51%, subject to domestic and foreign regulator approvals which could...

October 22, 2019 AM Best to Host IMCA/AM Best Insurance Marketing Leader Lunch: Nationwide's Catherine Lanning

Source: YAHOO!

AM Best will host a joint presentation with the Insurance Marketing & Communications Association on Oct. 25, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. (EDT). Register now. In the live, interactive roundtable discussion, Catherine Lanning, senior...

October 22, 2019 Fliers are bigger, seats are smaller: Consumer groups say airline safety tests are outdated

Source: Los Angeles Times

But the consumer groups, including the National Consumers League and Consumer Federation of America, wrote to the heads of the FAA and the Department of Transportation on Monday, saying that the upcoming tests are outdated and...

October 22, 2019 Acwa Power to finalise funding on $11.5bn Saudi gasification scheme by the end of 2019

Source: The National Blogs

US firm Air Products will hold at least a 55 per cent stake in the joint venture. Acwa Power, in which Saudi Arabia's sovereign Public Investment Fund has a 40 per cent stake, is one of the kingdom's leading developers in...

October 22, 2019 Temasek in $4.1b bid for majority control of Keppel Corp

Source: The Straits Times

Temasek Holdings intends to take majority control of Keppel Corp through a $4.08 billion offer for an additional 30.55 per cent of shares. Temasek, Singapore's investment firm, said yesterday that its wholly owned subsidiary...

October 22, 2019 Temasek makes $3 billion bid to take control of Singapore's struggling Keppel Corp

Source: Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings is offering to buy control of conglomerate Keppel Corp (KPLM.SI) in a S$4.1 billion (£2.3 billion) deal that could hasten a consolidation in the rig building...

October 22, 2019 Future Fund ruled out of bounds as commonwealth lia­bility hits $50bn

Source: The Australian

According to the Future Fund’s September quarter update released on Monday, the fund had grown to $165.7bn, up from $148.8bn a year earlier. “The Future Fund is Australia’s sovereign wealth fund that is heading...

October 22, 2019 Accountability Now asks court to declare Busisiwe Mkhwebane unfit to hold office

Source: IOL News

Johannesburg - The High Court in Pretoria will hear an application by NGO Accountability Now which seeks to have Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane declared unfit to hold office. The NGO, whose work mainly focuses on public...

October 22, 2019 Down to the wire for Ohio House Bill 6 referendum: Capitol Letter

Source: Cleveland.com

3. His investments exceeding $1,000 include stock in his insurance agency and Silver Star Fuel, mutual funds with TD Ameritrade, a pension with the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, real estate through his realty firm, and...

October 22, 2019 Automotive Testing Service Market - A comprehensive study with Intelligent Players: SGS Group, Intertek Group, TUV Rheinland Group

Source: MarketWatch

Some of the Most Important Key Players Involved in the Study are DEKRA (Germany), TÜV SÜD Group (Germany), Bureau Veritas (France), Applus Services (Spain), SGS Group (Switzerland), Intertek Group (UK), TÜV...

October 22, 2019 Future Fund boss David Neal: climate change has first order economic impact

Source: The Australian

The entire Australian equities exposure of the Future Fund is managed by Macquarie Group, while State Street Global Advisers runs the entire emerging market equities exposure. Future Fund chief investment officer Raphael Arndt ...

October 22, 2019 Commentary: Denmark water supply remains safe and upgrades are underway

Source: Post and Courier Charleston

which has been delegated regulatory authority over municipal water systems throughout the state by the EPA. Denmark’s water supply meets the standards of EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act, and no citizen should be ...

October 22, 2019 Marijuana 'banking' good for all

Source: The Dispatch / The Rock Island Argus

This is part of the reason the National Association of Attorneys General sent a letter to Congress, backed by attorneys general from 38 different states and territories, urging passage of the SAFE Banking Act. In their words,...

October 22, 2019 First of former Malaysian PM Najib's trials hinges on whether he knew of 1MDB sum

Source: The Straits Times

KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - Najib Razak engaged in a "planned, premeditated criminal breach of trust case" that ran over many years, prosecutors said in the first of two trials investigating Malaysia's former prime minister's...

October 22, 2019 Triple-A Bond Rating Means County Can Borrow at Lower Rates

Source: Montgomery Community Media

Moody’s Investors Service Inc., Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings all affirmed the triple-A rating—the highest achievable—for the county. A triple-A bond rating means the county can borrow money at...

October 22, 2019 Hedge Fund Sentiment Is Stagnant On The Carlyle Group LP (CG)

Source: YAHOO!

The 13F filings show the funds' and investors' portfolio positions as of June 28th. In this article we look at what those investors think of The Carlyle Group LP (NASDAQ:CG). Hedge fund interest in The Carlyle Group LP...

October 22, 2019 3 FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy in an ISA and hold forever

Source: The Motley Fool on MSN.com

And third, a culture and history of prudent, long-term management. Load Error With these things in mind, the blue-chip stocks I’d buy are Associated British Foods (LSE: ABF), Hikma Pharmaceuticals (LSE: HIK) and Schroders...

October 22, 2019 Saudi SIRC completes acquisition of Global Environmental Management Services

Source: Zawya

RIYADH — The Saudi Investment Recycling Company (SIRC), a wholly- owned subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), said Monday it has completed all procedures to acquire a 100 percent stake in Global Environmental...

October 22, 2019 Fidus Investment Corporation: A 5.375% Baby Bond IPO

Source: Seeking Alpha

The new issue has no Standard & Poor's rating, but is expected to be rated "A-" by the less authoritative Egan-Jones Ratings Company. FDUSG is callable as of 11/01/2021 and is maturing on 11/01/2024. The newly issued baby...

October 22, 2019 Temasek makes $3 billion bid for Singapore's Keppel, sparks sector M&A talk

Source: Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Temasek Holdings is offering to buy control of Singapore conglomerate Keppel Corp in a S$4.1 billion ($3 billion) deal that could spark consolidation in the domestic rig building sector that is battling the...

October 22, 2019 After Albayalde, Senate should now exact Faeldon’s accountability over GCTA mess, BOC shabu scandal – Pangilinan

Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer

CAVITE, Philippines — A joint Senate panel should now release its findings on the investigation into the scandal-ridden good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law to determine the accountability of sacked Bureau of Corrections...

October 22, 2019 Report: Amazon Delivering Expired Food to Customers

Source: Multichannel Merchant

“There is no indication of how well that policy is enforced,” Thomas Gremillion, director of food policy at advocacy group Consumer Federation of America, told CNBC. “Some sellers could be making a business...

October 22, 2019 $4.5 Billion in CMBS Loans Secured by Senior Housing, Delinquencies Possible

Source: Senior Housing News

A combination of oversupply in some markets and baby boomers entering the senior living space at an older age may adversely impact the future performance of senior housing-backed commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS)...

October 22, 2019 Pacifica boys water polo falls at Schurr for first loss of season

Source: Orange County Register

MONTEBELLO Host Schurr scored three times in the final 2 1/2 minutes of the third period to pull away from previously undefeated Pacifica en route to a 9-6 victory in a nonleague clash of CIF-SS ranked boys water polo teams...

October 22, 2019 Singapore’s Temasek offers to take control of Keppel for about $3 billion

Source: BusinessWorld

SINGAPORE’S Temasek Holdings Pte plans to take control of Keppel Corp. for about S$4 billion ($3 billion) and undertake a review of the oil-rig builder’s business that could involve a board shakeup. The state-backed...

October 22, 2019 Accountability Now attempts to have Mkhwebane declared unfit for office

Source: The Citizen

An application from civic society organisation Accountability Now seeking to have Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane declared unfit for office will be heard in the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday. The application brings up...

October 22, 2019 Alba Posts Highest-Ever Quarterly Production & Sales' Volume

Source: Zawya

Alba is listed on both the Bahrain Bourse and London Stock Exchange, and the Company’s shareholders are Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (69.38%), SABIC Industrial Investment Company (20.62%) and the General Public (10%)....

October 22, 2019 Iceland to host international symposium on plastics in Arctic and sub-Arctic

Source: rcinet.ca

Symposium sponsors include International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the OSPAR Commission, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC), the...

October 22, 2019 Sacramento homeowners demand HOA stop using Roundup

Source: KCRA

I DON’T WANT TO BE IN A POSITION TO MONSANTO AFTER I GET CANCER. I WANT TO FIGHT TOOTH AND NAIL BEFORE I GET CANCER. REPORTER: LAST MONTH, LARAINE SILBERSTEIN’S ATTORNEY SENT THIS LETTER TO THE NEPENTHE...

October 22, 2019 Embarrassing loss leaves Eagles looking for accountability

Source: Cincinnati Enquirer

An embarrassing 37-10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in front of a prime-time audience left players searching for answers, questioning their commitment and looking for accountability. Doug Pederson, who led the team to its first...

October 22, 2019 CalPERS releases holdings in private prison firms

Source: Pensions&Investments

CalPERS sold its $8.86 million position in private prison management companies CoreCivic and GEO Group as part of the narrowing of its passively managed customized benchmark of public stock, said Megan White, spokeswoman for the...

October 22, 2019 Anything Interesting in Treasury's Delayed Foreign Exchange Report'

Source: Cfr.org

Thailand will likely only meet one of the Treasury’s three criteria—its current ... but in Japan's case no overt intervention (though its government pension fund is buying a lot of foreign assets). Plus, Korea and...

October 22, 2019 FOX Announces New Holiday Event Series THE MOODYS, STARRING Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins

Source: BroadwayWorld

FOX invites you to survive the holidays with the all-new comedy event series THE MOODYS, starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominees Denis Leary ("Rescue Me," "Animal Kingdom") and Elizabeth Perkins ("Sharp Objects," "Weeds"),...

October 22, 2019 CalPERS Drops Listed Prison Companies

Source: Institutional Investor

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has divested from two publicly traded prison companies — CoreCivic and Geo Group — according to a source familiar with the matter. CalPERS came under...

October 22, 2019 Nationals under pressure over drought response – politics live

Source: The Guardian

Australia Post boss Christine Holgate is fronting estimates ... She said stonewalling in Estimates is “worse than it has ever been” and it should be a key part of the Right to Know campaign. The Future Fund is...

October 22, 2019 Super blowout widens Future Fund gap

Source: The Australian Financial Review

Mr Costello set up the fund as Treasurer in 2006 to pay for the unfunded pension liabilities of public servants. As well as chairing the Future Fund, Mr Costello is chairman of Nine, owner of The Australian Financial Review....

October 22, 2019 Saudi Arabia’s Oil Industry Faces Unprecedented Risk and Uncertainty

Source: World Politics Review

Al-Falih was also removed as chairman of Saudi Aramco, replaced by the head of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, Yasir al-Rumayyan. Unlike the rapid promotion of the crown prince, Abdulaziz’s appointment...

October 22, 2019 Fairness norm violations in anti-social psychopathic offenders in a repeated trust game

Source: Nature

Fairness norm violations were positively associated with Factor 2 scores (the lifestyle/anti-social psychopathy subscale) of the PCL-R, but this was not accompanied by clear profit-maximising behaviour. In addition, anticipatory...

October 22, 2019 AM Best hopes for green light for TRIA reauthorisation

Source: Intelligent Insurer

The fact that the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) needs to be renewed in an election year adds a potential complication to Congress’s reauthorising the terrorism insurance backstop, according to analysts at AM Best....

October 22, 2019 BBB NP Accountability Program Refers App Developer PlantSnap to Federal Trade Commission

Source: YAHOO!

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The BBB National Programs' Digital Advertising Accountability Program referred the mobile app developer PlantSnap, Inc. to the Federal Trade Commission today. The referral was...

October 22, 2019 Malcolm Jenkins seemingly disagrees with Lane Johnson’s comments on accountability

Source: SB Nation on MSN.com

Doug Pederson was also asked about Johnson’s comments during his press conference on Monday, and he made note that the accountability messaging starts with himself as the head coach. Pederson, like Jenkins, said that...

October 22, 2019 Mutations in Glucan, Water Dikinase Affect Starch Degradation and Gametophore Development in the Moss Physcomitrella patens

Source: Nature

Physcomitrella and tracheophytes diverged approximately 450 million years ago 1, after which vascular plants developed an increased ability to survive without proximate water sources. During this time, their metabolic pathways...

October 22, 2019 Future Fund raises returns with fewer managers

Source: asianinvestor.net

The A$165.7 billion ($133.7 billion) Australian sovereign wealth fund saw its assets jump 11.5% in 2018/19 as it successfully boosted its long-term returns. 0 0 0 0 Less is more. This appears to be the case at Future Fund at...

October 22, 2019 Biggest public pension fund in U.S. divests from firms that run ICE migrant detention centers

Source: NBC News on MSN.com

WASHINGTON — The largest public pension fund in the U.S. is divesting from the two major for-profit prison companies running migrant detention facilities for the federal government, the California Faculty Association...

October 22, 2019 Ceres Launches New Center to Accelerate Efforts to Transform Capital Markets and Drive Wholesale Action on Climate Crisis

Source: Just Means Business Better

Multi-million center aims to move financial regulators and asset owners to address climate change as a systemic financial risk and spur large-scale behavior and systems change Announcement comes as nonprofit organization marks...

October 22, 2019 Tim Cook delivers keynote address at Ceres sustainability gala in New York City

Source: 9to5Mac

Over the past month, Apple has been touting its environmental and sustainability goals and accomplishments. Apple CEO Tim Cook continued the company’s work this evening, serving as the keynote speaker at the Ceres 30th...

October 22, 2019 Iron Mountain Announces the Largest Rooftop Solar Installation of Any Data Center in the US

Source: MarketWatch

In collaboration with Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) and Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), Iron Mountain participated in the Future of Internet Power (FoIP) effort to develop an industry supported open source...

October 22, 2019 Norway's Stavanger is an oil-rich city with fine dining, hiking and amazing fiords

Source: Traveller

It's thanks to North Sea oil and gas but also to the way Norway has handled the windfall. It resisted privatisation and instead invested billions in the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global. Nearly $US1 trillion has been...

October 22, 2019 Lane Johnson Hints Eagles have an Accountability Problem

Source: Sports Illustrated

“If that is happening, it’s not the responsibility of players (to fix),” said Jenkins. Head coach Doug Pederson was asked Monday why talk of accountability following the previous week’s blowout loss to the...

October 22, 2019 ‘The Moodys’: Fox Sets Premiere Date For Holiday Comedy Event Series

Source: YAHOO!

Fox has set Wednesday, December 4 for the premiere of holiday comedy event series The Moodys. The adaptation of the Australian series, starring Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins, will air over three nights, with back-to-back...

October 22, 2019 Industry fund head jumps to Mercer

Source: Financial Standard

Mercer national leader - corporate superannuation relationship ... Earlier in her career she managed employer services at Equipsuper and was a super consultant and Aon.

October 22, 2019 Women In leadership (WIL) cconomic forum partners with WOW (World of Women) Film Fair Middle East

Source: Zawya

and the United Nations Global Compact. Disclaimer: The contents of this press release was provided from an external third party provider. This website is not responsible for, and does not control, such external content. This...

October 22, 2019 Grand River Dam Authority maintains A-plus credit rating

Source: Tulsa World

A New York credit rating agency has affirmed the Grand River Dam Authority's A-plus stable rating. In rating the GRDA, Fitch Ratings noted the GRDA's "continued strong financial performance and its very low operating costs." The...

October 22, 2019 Temasek's bid to take majority stake in Keppel could signal consolidation, say analysts

Source: The Straits Times

With overcapacity in the global shipyard business, analysts said yesterday that Temasek Holdings' proposed $4.08 billion deal to take majority control of Keppel Corporation could pave the way for consolidation in Singapore's...

October 22, 2019 MGM Cotai EBITDA US$250mln once fully ramped: Fitch

Source: ggrasia.com

Fitch Ratings Inc forecasts that the MGM Cotai casino resort (pictured), in Macau’s Cotai district, will generate nearly US$250 million in incremental earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation...

October 22, 2019 Temasek Plans to Pay $3B for Full Control of Keppel

Source: Rigzone

Singapore's Temasek Holdings Pte plans to take control of Keppel Corp. for about S$4 billion ($3 billion) and undertake a review of the oil-rig builder's business that could involve a board shakeup. (Bloomberg) --...

October 22, 2019 Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Promotes Actions to Eliminate Lead in Paint

Source: International Institute for Sustainable Development

Organized by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) through the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead in Paint, International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2019 aims to raise awareness and...

October 22, 2019 Should investors be worried by controlled companies'

Source: The Irish Times

Some critics, like the Investor Stewardship Group (ISG), whose members manage $31 trillion in assets, want dual-class shares to be eliminated; others, like the Council of Institutional Investors (CII), whose members oversee $25...

October 22, 2019 From creating “strong accountability” to ending the district, here’s what Tennesseans propose for the Achievement School District’s future

Source: Chalkbeat

Related: Some schools may exit Tennessee’s struggling turnaround district next year. But who will run them' K. Phillips, a Memphis parent, said she would “like to see a stronger accountability system” for...

October 22, 2019 The Moodys: Fox's Christmas Miniseries Reveals First Photo, Sets Premiere Date

Source: YAHOO!

Fox invites you to spend Christmas with The Moodys in early December. A remake of the Aussie miniseries A Moody Christmas, Fox’s six-episode “holiday event series” follows a tight-knit but slightly dysfunctional...

October 22, 2019 Zayed Sustainability Prize reveals 30 finalists across five categories

Source: Zawya

Commenting on the announcement, Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Director-General of the Zayed Sustainability Prize ... Water Category finalists: Ceres Imaging (USA), Ranmarine Technology (The...

October 22, 2019 Tim Cook talks sustainability in Ceres keynote speech

Source: AppleInsider

Tim Cook presented the keynote speech at last night's 30th anniversary gala for Ceres, a nonprofit company which aims to promote sustainable energy for the environment and the economy. Cook and Apple were being honored by the...

October 22, 2019 1 in 6 millennials have $100,000 saved—here’s how much you should have at every age

Source: CNBC

According to a new Bank of America survey, 16 percent of millennials — which BoA defined as those between age 23 and 37 — now have $100,000 or more in savings.

October 22, 2019 Amazon Almost Killed Target. Then, Target Did the Impossible

Source: inc.

A close look at the company's brilliant turnaround strategy reveals some major lessons for businesses of any size.

October 22, 2019 Ocean acidification can cause mass extinctions, fossils reveal

Source: The Guardian

A key impact of today’s climate crisis is that seas are again getting more acidic, as they absorb carbon emissions from the burning of coal, oil and gas. Scientists said the latest research is a warning that humanity is risking...

October 22, 2019 The last 72 hours in Brexit, explained

Source: VOX

It should have been the decisive moment for Brexit: a vote on the revamped deal to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union by October 31.

October 22, 2019 Clorox Talks Sustainability at Investor Meeting

Source: Packaging Strategies

The Clorox Company announced an ambitious set of environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals, as part of its new business strategy called IGNITE. This was shared at a recent investor meeting.

October 22, 2019 It’s official: The first sustainability standard for professional services

Source: GreenBiz

After five years in the making, the first sustainability standard for the professional services sector has been published. Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of celebrating the launch of NSF/ANSI 391.1: General Sustainability...

October 22, 2019 Different paths lead to sustainable investing

Source: Environmental Finance

Though the terms ESG and impact investing are often used interchangeably – and one could argue that the end goal is the same, namely, a more sustainable investment approach – there are both similarities and differences that...

October 22, 2019 KORE Unlocks the Learning Potential of IoT and Sustainability at Mobile World Congress

Source: Businesswire

KORE and GSMA will demonstrate their commitment to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with an exciting event tomorrow at the KORE Mobile World Congress stand #2328. KORE President and CEO Romil Bahl...

October 22, 2019 Growth in sustainability-linked loans boosts ESG ratings firms

Source: Reuters

NEW YORK - Increasing issuance of sustainability-linked loans by top investment-grade companies is boosting lenders’ reliance on independent ratings agencies to score and monitor firms’ environmental, social and governance (ESG)...

October 22, 2019 The Importance Of Green Data Centres

Source: Data Economy

Energy is a central component for data centres across the globe to deliver effective services to customers. Yet, on a global scale, data centre power consumption amounts to roughly 416 terawatts, or around three percent of all...

October 22, 2019 Report Finds Widespread Adoption of Emerging Tech, but a Missed Opportunity for Sustainability

Source: EDF

(NEW YORK – October 21, 2019) While 92% of executives agree that emerging technologies can help improve both their bottom line and sustainability, only 59% are investing for this purpose, finds a new Environmental Defense Fund...

October 22, 2019 HOW THE INTERNET OF THING STANDS FOR SUSTAINABILITY

Source: BBN Times

Use cases of the internet of things (IoT) for sustainability offer benefits, ranging from preserving finite resources to maintaining the standard of citizen’s life to fostering financial savings

October 22, 2019 4 CLOTHING BRANDS HOPING TO BRING MORE SUSTAINABILITY TO THE OUTERWEAR MARKET

Source: Fashionista

With fall officially in full effect, the search for comfortable outerwear is on. But for socially conscious shoppers, finding ethical options presents a challenging obstacle: Simply put, the lack of sustainable options is real....

October 22, 2019 How The UN And A Chocolate Startup Are Using Blockchain Tech To Make Sustainability Sticky

Source: Pymnts

There is no shortage of products designed to appeal to conscientious consumers, or marketing terms aiming to draw them in. Green, sustainable, locally sourced, fair trade, clean, socially conscious, cruelty-free – buzzwords that...

October 22, 2019 India's Trilemma: Balancing energy security, access & sustainability

Source: Economic Times

India is being pragmatic about its energy use, looking for alternatives but not sacrificing energy consumption that's vital for a growing economy. Data from the World Energy Institute shows India scores 50 in sustainable energy,...

October 22, 2019 Exxon accused of misleading investors on climate change

Source: BBC

An unprecedented climate change lawsuit against American oil giant Exxon Mobil is set to go ahead in New York.

October 22, 2019 The Future 50 Sustainability All Stars

Source: Fortune

To find the companies for Fortune's Future 50 list, we and our partners at BCG's Henderson Institute screen the universe of publicly traded companies to find those that have the greatest capacity to adapt—to reinvent themselves...

October 22, 2019 Four major players in the US opioid crisis reached a tentative deal in Ohio

Source: Quartz

Four major drug companies reached a settlement in Ohio today, narrowly avoiding a trial that was expected to set the tone for opioid lawsuits across the US.

October 22, 2019 Brexit: Boris Johnson in last push to get deal through

Source: BBC

Boris Johnson will urge MPs to back his Brexit deal in a final bid to get the UK to leave the EU in nine days' time.

October 21, 2019 Augmented Reality Connect Consumers To Wine Sustainability

Source: Forbes

Yet it dawned on Karissa that perhaps Sonoma’s message about sustainability could be told in a fun and powerful way using AR as well. As the video shows, at first there is the AR experience delivering the message of the...

October 21, 2019 Eric Schlosser completes 2013-14 Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series season: GET OUT

Source: syracuse.com

Investigative journalist Eric Schlosser famously wrote "Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All American Meal," which inspired a 2006 film. He will visit Syracuse to speak at the Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series on Tuesday, May...

October 21, 2019 One of the Albany area's largest wealth management firms names new COO

Source: The Business Journals

Fenimore Asset Management has named Chris Dennison its chief operating officer. As COO, Dennison leads Fenimore’s middle-office team, which manages risk and calculates profits and losses, among other responsibilities....

October 21, 2019 Stocks Rise With U.S. Equity Futures as Bonds Sink: Markets Wrap

Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com

Bonds dropped. Gains for mining and banking shares helped drive the Stoxx Europe 600 Index, while equities in Asia turned higher late in the session. The pound fluctuated close to its strongest level since May as the U.K....

October 21, 2019 Trump to Slap Tariffs on Cheese, Whiskey, French Wine

Source: Vanity Fair

On Wednesday, the World Trade Organization ruled that the European Union had failed to completely end loan subsidy programs for Airbus, giving it an unfair edge in its competition with American rival Boeing. The organization said...

October 21, 2019 Policymakers must use data to finesse governance

Source: Hindustan Times

At this juncture, I hope that more and more policymakers will begin to challenge the status quo and push the boundaries of governance by adopting data-driven, evidence-based approaches to decision-making to improve a range of...

October 21, 2019 U.S. to Impose Tariffs on EU Goods After WTO’s Airbus Ruling

Source: The Wall Street Journal

The U.S. plans to swiftly impose tariffs on $7.5 billion in aircraft, food products and other goods from the European Union after the World Trade Organization authorized the levies Wednesday, citing the EU’s subsidies to...

October 21, 2019 The Reading Life with Jules Feiffer and Michael Pollan

Source: WWNO

He appears Saturday, November 9. And Michael Pollan, who has written so widely and beautifully about food and nature, talks about his most recent bestseller, “How to Change Your Mind.” He appears Friday, November 8....

October 21, 2019 The alarming links between climate, ocean and cryosphere

Source: The Coast

So, why do we treat them so badly' An alarming new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report makes clear the link between climate, ocean and the cryosphere (places where water is in solid form, as ice or snow, including...

October 21, 2019 Religious leaders bring moral voice to climate change

Source: Cape Cod Times

CHATHAM — Last year, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that only a dozen years remain to reduce worldwide carbon dioxide emissions by 45% to meet the goal of net-zero emissions from power...

October 21, 2019 I was discouraged from being a 'busybody', says former 1MDB CEO

Source: The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: A witness told the High Court here that he was discouraged from being a “busybody” on matters pertaining to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Former 1MDB CEO Datuk Shahrol Azral Ibrahim Halmi, 49,...

October 21, 2019 Nigeria: Sense and Nonsense - Thesis On Governance in Nigeria

Source: AllAfrica.com

A trite is that there is nothing new under the sun. However, governance in Nigeria demonstrates that a lot of things can be new under the sun. For instance, there were widespread announcements mainly in the ubiquitous social...

October 21, 2019 Hunger Project Ghana celebrates World Food Day at Kokoben

Source: Ghanaweb.com

The Hunger Project Ghana has celebrated the 2019 edition of the World Food Day, at Akyem Kokobeng with a call on farmers to adhere to good farming practices to improve food productivity. Mr John Amoakohene, Director of programmes...

October 21, 2019 Havre de Grace Receives 2019 Sustainability Award

Source: Patch

(City of Havre de Grace) HAVRE DE GRACE, MD — Havre de Grace has been redesignated as one of the leading Maryland municipalities when it comes to sustainability. It is a Sustainable Maryland Certified city for 2019. The...

October 21, 2019 FRX Polymers Closes $26.7M

Source: PE Hub

About DB Masdar Clean Tech Fund, L.P. DB Masdar Clean Tech Fund, L.P. is co-managed by Masdar Capital, the private equity and venture capital arm of the Abu Dhabi based Masdar Initiative, and DB Climate Change Advisors, a unit of...

October 21, 2019 German economy may have contracted again in third quarter: Bundesbank

Source: Reuters on MSN.com

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The German economy may have contracted in the three months to September, and a slowdown in exports is now threatening to affect the domestic economy as well, the Bundesbank said on Monday. The euro zone's...

October 21, 2019 USD/JPY Forex Technical Analysis – Main Trend Up, but Momentum Trending Lower

Source: YAHOO!

The Dollar/Yen is trading slightly better on Monday, indicating that investors aren’t too worried about the outcome of Brexit at this time. Since the Yen is a safe-haven currency, if there were ...

October 21, 2019 1MDB BoD did not know of US$700 mil loan agreement, court told

Source: bernama.com

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 -- The High Court here today was told that the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) board of directors (BOD) did not know about the US$700 million loan agreement signed by the 1MDB-PetroSaudi International Ltd...

October 21, 2019 Fashion Forward: Sustainability in the Fashion Business

Source: MSN

The latest trend in the fashion industry is being more earth friendly. Fiona Forbes talks to a couple of people in the business who are walking the walk to get their thoughts on whether the sustainability trend in fashion is here...

October 21, 2019 Kroll Bond Ratings makes first foray into CMBS

Source: Reuters

NEW YORK, June 21 (IFR) - Newcomer Kroll Bond Ratings rated its first structured finance transaction, a so-called single-borrower CMBS for $410 million backed by a Bank of America loan for the Fashion Center mall at Pentagon...

October 21, 2019 Beef recall: 65,000 pounds of raw ground beef, chopped steaks recalled amid E. coli fears

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

According to the Food Safety and Inspection Service, Raiford-based Pride of Florida issued a recall for the products, all produced from Sept. 23 to Oct. 10, after a sample tested positive for a "potentially deadly" strain of the...

October 21, 2019 "Shocking" deterioration of oceans is leading to mass extinction of marine life, panel says

Source: PRI

The panel was convened by the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO), and brought together specialists from different disciplines, including coral reef ecologists, toxicologists, and fisheries scientists. The...

October 21, 2019 Report Finds Widespread Adoption of Emerging Tech, but a Missed Opportunity for Sustainability

Source: Environmental Defense Fund

(NEW YORK – October 21, 2019) While 92% of executives agree that emerging technologies can help improve both their bottom line and sustainability, only 59% are investing for this purpose, finds a new Environmental Defense...

October 21, 2019 Computer Associates Buys Niku

Source: TheStreet.com

Computer Associates ( CA) agreed to acquire information technology company Niku ( NIKU) for about $350 million. The Islandia, N.Y., software company will pay $21 a share for Niku, and most of the company's 290 workers will remain...

October 21, 2019 1MDB BoD did not know of US$700m loan agreement, court told

Source: The Sun

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today was told that the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) board of directors (BOD) did not know about the US$700 million loan agreement signed by the 1MDB-PetroSaudi International Ltd joint...

October 21, 2019 Dutch ESG hedge fund returns 18% in first seven months

Source: Opalesque

The leverage positions are in ESG (environmental, sustainability, and governance)-rated ETFs, such as Think Sustainable World ETF, iShares MSCI Wordl SRI and iShares MSCI Japan ESG Enhanced. "We make use of ETFs to leverage ...

October 21, 2019 World finance officials pledge to combat global economic slowdown due to trade war

Source: MarketWatch

“We recognize the need to resolve trade tensions and support the necessary reform of the World Trade Organization,” the statement said. It did not detail ways to accomplish that. There was also no sign that...

October 21, 2019 Oil prices dip on weak demand outlook, supply concerns

Source: CNBC

Global benchmark Brent crude oil futures fell by 10 cents, or 0.2%, to $59.32 a barrel by 0108 GMT. U.S. crude oil crude oil futures were down by 9 cents, or 0.2%, to $53.69. Oil prices eased on Monday amid persistent concerns...

October 21, 2019 HSBC Jade Market Outlook - Sustainability: Future Green

Source: Channel NewsAsia Singapore

Future Green was an exclusive event for HSBC Jade clients to explore key economic themes and opportunities. Tailored to open the door to meaningful experiences with a special emphasis on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)...

October 21, 2019 Christ Church Newton Celebrates 250th Anniversary

Source: Patch

The Christ Church Newton Senior Choir will perform “Hands Across the Sea” on November 3rd in recognition of the 250th anniversary of the parish. (Diane Lizza, Maplecroft Studio) The Christ Church Newton Senior Choir...

October 21, 2019 Yayasan Penyelidikan Transformasi agrees to forfeit over RM400k 1MDB funds

Source: The Sun

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today was told that the Yayasan Penyelidikan Transformasi (FORT) has agreed to forfeit RM407,011.46, allegedly received from the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MBD), to the Malaysian government....

October 21, 2019 Amazon is shipping expired food, from baby formula to old beef jerky, scaring consumers and putting big brands at risk

Source: CNBC

Whether that Amazon policy is effective is a big question, says food-safety experts. "There's no indication of how well that policy is enforced," said Thomas Gremillion, director of food policy at advocacy group Consumer...

October 21, 2019 Hong Kong Leaders Apologize to Muslims After Water Cannon Fired at Mosque

Source: Bloomberg

Photographer: Justin Chin/Bloomberg Photographer: Justin Chin/Bloomberg Hong Kong (AP) -- Hong Kong officials apologized to Muslim leaders Monday after riot police sprayed a mosque gate and some people nearby with a water cannon...

October 21, 2019 Watchdog says state not doing enough to overcome pension-funding crisis [Ask the Eagle reports]

Source: Reading Eagle

It's also been on the minds of taxpayers in Berks County. Reader Marty Reisch wanted to know what the state is doing to address the shortfalls in the state's two public pension systems, Public School Employees Retirement System...

October 21, 2019 Company recalls over 6,000 pounds of pork, turkey products

Source: News 12 New Jersey

According to the Food Safety and Inspection Service, the products were produced on April 19, 2019, April 27, 2019, May 7, 2019 and May 9, 2019, and shipped to retail locations nationwide. The FSIS says there haven't been any...

October 21, 2019 Apology accepted, Hong Kong's Muslims lament water cannon staining mosque

Source: CNBC

HONG KONG, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Municipal workers scrubbed away noxious blue dye from the steps of Hong Kong's biggest mosque on Monday, while Muslim worshippers expressed frustration over police firing a water cannon outside the...

October 21, 2019 Clean air for schools and 'hot rocks' in Cornwall: The sustainability success stories of the week

Source: Edie

This will complement our own activities as we are broadening our business beyond our traditional core.” According to the latest electric vehicle (EV) outlook from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), the transition to...

October 21, 2019 GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks gain on hopes for progress in trade war and Brexit

Source: YAHOO!

MSCI's world equity index, which tracks shares in 47 countries, gained 0.2%, with the broad Euro STOXX 600 adding 0.3%. The positive mood mirrored gains for Asian stocks. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan...

October 21, 2019 Australian Government Debt Moving in Tandem with U.S. Securities

Source: MarketPulse

The correlation reached 0.926 at the end of last week, with a figure of 1 meaning they move in lockstep, according to an index compiled by Bloomberg and the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies. The average is...

October 21, 2019 Experts arrive for Africa’s oil governance summit

Source: Ghanaweb.com

It is for this reason that the fifth edition of the Africa Oil Governance Summit in Accra will spearhead discussions on how African economies can harness opportunities presented by these new discoveries. The summit, which is the...

October 21, 2019 Police blast Hong Kong mosque with water cannon

Source: Reuters

Jets of water dyed blue and mixed with an irritant hit Hong Kong's biggest mosque on Sunday (October 20) after pro-democracy demonstrations in the heart of the Kowloon peninsula. Rough cut (no reporter narration). Jets of water...

October 21, 2019 Lake Erie forecast calls for more high water for the next six months

Source: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Lake Erie levels are on their seasonal decline. But our Great Lake still set its fifth consecutive monthly high water record in September. We won’t hit the record this month. But the latest six-month...

October 21, 2019 Brexit Clarity Makes U.K. Stocks Investable, Says Morgan Stanley

Source: YAHOO!

(Bloomberg) -- The British Parliament may have delayed voting on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, but according to Morgan Stanley, there is enough of a reduction in political uncertainty to boost U ...

October 21, 2019 Climate Futures: Renewable Energy vs. Technologies of Degrowth

Source: Engineering

According to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, global society (with an emphasis on wealthier nations) needs to cut its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 45 percent by 2030 in order to avoid what it refers to as a ...

October 21, 2019 Singapore ‘pushing the boundaries’ on mitigating climate change: Masagos

Source: Channel NewsAsia Singapore

In a speech ahead of an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) meeting, Mr Masagos said that besides being the first country in Southeast Asia to introduce a carbon tax, Singapore has also made “hefty...

October 21, 2019 Japanese exports drop for 10th straight month as multiple trade wars heat up

Source: Fox Business

Quotes delayed at least 15 minutes. Real-time quotes provided by BATS BZX Real-Time Price. Market Data provided by Interactive Data (Terms & Conditions). Powered and Implemented by Interactive Data Managed Solutions. Company...

October 21, 2019 Op-Ed: The Roots of CBD’s Weird FDA Status

Source: Westword

The FDA is feeling the pressure. Betsy Booren, an executive at the Grocery Manufacturers Association, said during that hearing: "As consumer interest for food, beverage, personal care and household products containing cannabis...

October 21, 2019 Asian Shares Tick Up, Pound Skids on Brexit Tumult

Source: New York Times

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.25%. Chinese shares advanced 0.31%, while Japan's Nikkei rose 0.30%. The pan-region Euro Stoxx 50 futures were up 0.22%, German DAX futures 0.19% and FTSE ...

October 21, 2019 Recall: Walmart's Great Value Sausage Patties recalled due to possible Salmonella

Source: WRAL

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), approximately 6,444 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) pork sausage patty and turkey sausage patty products were recalled on October 18,...

October 21, 2019 Ready-to-eat sausage patties sold at Walmart recalled, could be contaminated with salmonella

Source: FOX6 Milwaukee

According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, George’s Prepared Foods, a Caryville, Tennessee establishment, is recalling approximately 6,444 pounds of ready-to-eat...

October 21, 2019 Day 15: Najib gave approval for 1MDB-Aabar joint venture

Source: Malaysiakini

Najib gave approval for 1MDB-Aabar joint venture - witness 4.30pm - The court hears that the then prime minister and finance minister Najib Abdul Razak approved in 2013 for a joint venture between Aabar Investments and 1MDB for...

October 21, 2019 The full interview with Benn Steil, Council on Foreign Relations

Source: CNBC

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October 21, 2019 Fix governance to protect the small depositors

Source: Business Line

The impact of cases such as the PMC-HDIL fiasco on small depositors can impede greater financial activity. Corporate governance must be reformed to safeguard their interests The collapse of Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative...

October 21, 2019 Fallout from money manager Kenneth Fisher's remarks tops $1 billion in lost assets

Source: Reuters on MSN.com

The Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System was the latest to notify Fisher Investments that it will terminate its contract with his firm. Fisher Investments manages $386 million of IPERS' $34 billion trust fund. Iowa joins...

October 21, 2019 INTERVIEW-Youth activist calls for joint effort to clean up Indonesia's seas

Source: YAHOO!

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Local leaders in Indonesia must get involved with young ... and influential women for 2019 and taking part in Norway this week in a youth leadership summit run by non-profit ...

October 21, 2019 It’s hard to land a bank job if you have a record. But JPMorgan Chase tells people in Chicago with criminal records: ‘We’re hiring.’

Source: Chicago Tribune

JPMorgan Chase is piloting an initiative in Chicago to hire people with criminal backgrounds and is throwing its weight behind public policy proposals aimed at giving ex-offenders a second chance. The nation’s largest bank...

October 21, 2019 Archived: East Timor hungry for investors

Source: Free Malaysia Today

SINGAPORE: A Southeast Asian country quite off the radar of the international community is East Timor. The former Portuguese colony gained independence from Indonesia in May 2002 after a freedom fight that involved heavy losses....

October 21, 2019 Ex-CEO claims was discouraged from being ‘busybody’, all made to work in ‘silos’ in 1MDB

Source: Malay Mail on MSN.com

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Datuk Shahrol Azral Ibrahim Halmi asserted that he had been discouraged from inquiring about matters not under his purview while at 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), when testifying at the High...

October 21, 2019 Lithium is expected to fuel the clean energy boom. This company may have a breakthrough.

Source: Seattle Times

Analysts at Bloomberg New Energy Finance project global lithium demand will grow from 300, 000 tons in 2017 to 1.8 million tons in 2030. EnergySource’s plant wouldn’t rank among the world’s biggest lithium...

October 21, 2019 Bank drive European markets higher as investors monitor Brexit developments

Source: MarketWatch

The Stoxx Europe 600 SXXP, +0.40% rose 0.3% to 392.98, despite sharp losses for Wall Street on Friday. The German Dax DAX, +0.72% rose 0.6% to 12,705.77, the French CAC 40 PX1, +0.15% was flat at 5,637.733 and the U.K. FTSE 100...

October 21, 2019 Columbia University Was Invested in Incarceration—Until Students Stopped It

Source: The American Prospect

"It's actually very hard to tell how much is being invested in private prisons," says Ian Trupin, an organizer with the Responsible Endowments Coalition. "Even with direct investments, it's very volatile and it changes very...

October 21, 2019 Hong Kong Leader and Police Chief Apologize to Muslim Community for Spraying Mosque With Water Cannon

Source: Time

(HONG KONG) — Hong Kong officials apologized to Muslim leaders Monday after riot police sprayed a mosque and bystanders with a water cannon while trying to contain pro-democracy demonstrations in the semiautonomous Chinese...

October 21, 2019 This Former White House Advisor Created A Retreat For High-Powered Women Who Need To Recharge

Source: Essence

She also plans on creating a sisterhood summit, modeled around the Clinton Global Initiative, where women worldwide can work together to create a lasting impact that goes beyond themselves. Learn more about Johnson-Cook and how...

October 21, 2019 Growing Sustainability Concerns Will Shape the Indian Soft Drinks Industry

Source: Digital Journal

BANGALORE, India--(Business Wire)--Ethical living is a crucial trend currently influencing consumer preferences and driving new product development in soft drinks in India, according to global market research company Euromonitor...

October 21, 2019 Police blast mosque with water cannon as hundreds of thousands protest in Hong Kong

Source: Washington Post

HONG KONG — Hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy protesters returned to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, defying a ban on assembly before being violently dispersed by police tear gas and a water cannon. A police water...

October 21, 2019 Walmart sausage patty products recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

Source: WYFF4

Thousands of pounds of sausage patty products have been recalled. The pork sausage patty and turkey sausage patty products may be contaminated with salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection...

October 21, 2019 Hong Kong leaders apologize for water cannon use at mosque

Source: Newsday

HONG KONG — Hong Kong officials apologized to Muslim leaders Monday after riot police sprayed a mosque and bystanders with a water cannon while trying to contain pro-democracy demonstrations in the semi-autonomous Chinese...

October 21, 2019 Wall Street Breakfast: PM Johnson Pivots On Brexit Deadline, Asks EU For Extension

Source: Seeking Alpha

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Seeking Alpha, iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify (click the highlighted links). In an about-face, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has asked...

October 21, 2019 Amazon selling hundreds of grocery items as much as 6 months past their sell-by-date

Source: Business Insider

Amazon promoting cameras which can be easily hacked to spy on you at home“There’s no indication of how well that policy is enforced,” Consumer Federation of America’s director of food policy Thomas...

October 21, 2019 John Lewis replaces throwaway plastic gifts in Christmas crackers with alternatives made from metal, glass and paper

Source: Mail Online

The move by John Lewis is part of a wider backlash against plastic waste and pollution that will change packaging around Christmas-themed merchandise and other products. The throwaway plastic cracker gifts, which often end up in...

October 21, 2019 DC psychiatric hospital goes weeks without drinking water

Source: Washington Post

WASHINGTON — It’s been nearly four weeks since bacteria that can cause Legionnaires’ disease was found in the water system of a public psychiatric hospital in the nation’s capital. News outlets report...

October 21, 2019 Students wanted to win water-gun fight — so they hacked thousands of records, school says

Source: The Denver Post

The high school students say they just wanted to win a water-gun fight. But officials in their Pennsylvania school district say they took a senior-year tradition way too far, hacking into test scores and personal information of...

October 21, 2019 Sustainalytics and Glass Lewis form strategic partnership

Source: Investment Executive

Jantzi Research Inc., in 1992. The firm was merged with Sustainalytics in 1999. The partnership between Sustainalytics and Glass Lewis will benefit institutional investors who want to better understand how their portfolio...

October 21, 2019 Roots: Near-Term Challenges Continue, But Shares Are Very Attractive Now

Source: Seeking Alpha

Roots Corporation is an iconic Canadian retailer with a portfolio of apparel, leather goods, and accessories. The company will continue to face near-term challenges due to soft sales in Asia, and ...

October 21, 2019 1MDB ex-CEO thought he could decide US$700m transfer without consulting the board

Source: YAHOO!

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Datuk Shahrol Azral Ibrahim Halmi today said he believed that he had the power to proceed with 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) US$700 million (RM2.9 billion) transfer out without...

October 21, 2019 Make no Mistake about Schroders in Foran final

Source: Independent.ie

As for today's final, there are numerous contestants for the €71,160 first prize. Schroders Mistake looks a major player, if showing no ill effects from his splendid runner-up finish in Listed fare last Sunday and not...

October 21, 2019 Apollo Investment Corp Stock Downgraded (AINV)

Source: TheStreet.com

Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share. APOLLO INVESTMENT CORP reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago....

October 21, 2019 Robust governance procedures key to bank-vendor relationship

Source: Bobs Guide

“We put in place rigorous governance mechanisms, we agreed with Finastra what the governance mechanism would be like and we then started to execute it,” said Dr Aamir Matin, chief technology and strategy officer, HBL,...

October 21, 2019 Walmart brand sausage products recalled for salmonella

Source: abc27.com

CARYVILLE, Tenn. (WHTM) — According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, a popular frozen meat brand sold at Walmart is being pulled out of the freezer shelves for possible...

October 21, 2019 Antarctic Environmental Community Echoes Global Demand for Climate Action

Source: Benzinga.com

Together, they demanded action on climate change in one of the biggest global demonstrations in history. 1 In the same week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a special report with an urgent message. Climate...

October 21, 2019 Hong Kong leaders apologize to mosque for water cannon hit

Source: SFGate

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong officials apologized to leaders of a mosque after riot police sprayed the building's gate and some people nearby with a water cannon while trying to contain pro-democracy demonstrations. The...

October 21, 2019 Temasek set to take control of Singapore's Keppel Corp - sources

Source: Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings [TEM.UL] is set to take a majority stake in Singaporean conglomerate Keppel Corp (KPLM.SI), two sources with knowledge of the matter ...

October 21, 2019 Temasek Offers to Buy Control of Keppel for About $3 Billion

Source: BloombergQuint

(Bloomberg) -- Singapore’s Temasek Holdings Pte plans to take control of Keppel Corp. for about S$4 billion ($3 billion) and undertake a review of the oil-rig builder’s business that could involve ...

October 21, 2019 Temasek Holdings make S$4.1 billion bid to take control of Keppel Corp

Source: Channel NewsAsia Singapore

SINGAPORE: State investor Temasek Holdings on Monday (Oct 21) offered to take control of Keppel Corp in a S$4.1 billion deal that will shore up support for the conglomerate. Temasek, which directly owns 20.5 per cent of Keppel,...

October 21, 2019 Temasek makes $3 billion bid to take control of Singapore's Keppel Corp

Source: Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings is offering to take control of Keppel Corp (KPLM.SI) in a S$4.1 billion (2.32 billion pounds) deal that will shore up support for ...

October 21, 2019 Future Fund returns 1.9% for the quarter

Source: Financial Standard

Measurement of performance against the Investment Mandate will commence therefore from 1 October 2019," Future Fund said in the portfolio update. The $4 billion Education Investment Fund has a one-year return of 2.1% against...

October 21, 2019 OPINION: Is putting teeth into the Modern Slavery Act the solution to stop corporate supply chain exploitation'

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. We need to move away from profit-making ... It’s unsurprising, then, that company actions are all too frequently not...

October 21, 2019 ASX closes higher thanks to Stockland

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

The latest annual report confirms the Future Fund continues to enjoy sovereign immunity for tax purposes and pays a 0 per cent taxation rate. This means it receives franking credit refunds from the Australian Taxation Office in...

October 21, 2019 OCBC seeks more green loans to maintain lead in South-east Asia

Source: The Straits Times

While that should boost lending in the area, Asia has a lot of ground to make up. It accounts for just 21 per cent, or US$217 billion, of the total US$1.02 trillion of sustainable debt globally, according to Bloomberg New Energy...

October 21, 2019 Walmart Recall: More Than 6,400 Pounds of George's Prepared Foods Sausage and Turkey Products Recalled Over Salmonella Fears

Source: Newsweek

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service ... Patties 24.9oz 0007874202095 10/16/19 2260T 37.2 pounds According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), salmonella is the leading...

October 21, 2019 QP joins global energy resources transparency initiative in Mideast first

Source: Gulf Times

has officially joined the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). QP joined the EITI as a supporting entity, thus becoming the first national oil company in the Middle East to join this multi-stakeholder...

October 21, 2019 The United Nations’ latest sick ‘human rights’ joke

Source: New York Post

“That one of the world’s worst human-rights abusers would be granted a seat on a body that is supposed to defend human rights is utterly appalling,” noted US Ambassador Kelly Craft, rightly calling it “an...

October 21, 2019 Tag: Global Reporting Initiative Standards

Source: Retail Gazette

Scheduling, finding fill-ins for last-minute shift changes, and distributing corporate memos. Store managers are forced to squander at least 25% of their time on...

October 21, 2019 Jake Tapper Calls Out Top Republicans Avoiding His Show for 4th Week in a Row, ‘Shirking’ Their Duties of Accountability

Source: Mediaite

CNN’s Jake Tapper called out Republican lawmakers on Sunday for their avoidance of CNN amid the latest controversial developments surrounding President Donald Trump. Tapper kicked off State of the Union by noting Trump has...

October 21, 2019 Folksam LO Sverige

Source: Bloomberg L.P.

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October 21, 2019 Great value sausage, turkey patties recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination

Source: KXXV News Channel 25

Over 6,000 pounds of ready-to-eat Great Value breakfast sausage and turkey patties are being recalled nationwide due to possible salmonella contamination, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and...

October 21, 2019 Foreign entities to benefit from China’s interbank bond market

Source: The Phnom Penh Post

The new policy, released by the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (Safe) on Tuesday, said the same foreign institution, which invests in the interbank bond market directly or...

October 21, 2019 Fitch ratings reflect fraction of DBN performance

Source: The Namibian

This was said by Martin Inkumbi, the chief executive officer of the bank, reflecting on the recent Fitch Ratings Agency's decision to downgrade the bank one notch from BB+ to BB, attributing it to the bank's exposure to...

October 21, 2019 This is how the John Lewis guarantee will improve your Black Friday deals shopping

Source: TechRadar

It's slightly different for each product, so check the John Lewis guarantee page for specifics, but there are some general rules that apply for all. Accidental damage is generally not covered, so you can't spill a glass of wine...

October 21, 2019 SE Asia Stocks-Singapore gains on industrial, property firms; Thailand falls

Source: Reuters

The city-state's benchmark closed up 0.8%. On Monday, Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings said it was offering to take control of Keppel Corp in a $3 billion deal that will shore up support for the conglomerate, which is...

October 21, 2019 Moves afoot to boost RMB usage in capital markets

Source: ECNS

"The People's Bank of China is carrying out a considerable reform for the unification of regulatory requirements for the opened (cross-border) investment channels," said Pan Gongsheng, vice-governor of PBOC and the administrator...

October 21, 2019 Temasek Holdings set to take control of Singapore's Keppel Corp: Sources

Source: moneycontrol.com

Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings is set to take a majority stake in Singaporean conglomerate Keppel Corp , two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Temasek already has a stake of just over 21% in Keppel as...

October 21, 2019 UPDATE 1-Temasek makes $3 bln bid to take control of Singapore's Keppel Corp

Source: Reuters

SINGAPORE, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings is offering to take control of conglomerate Keppel Corp in a deal valued at around S$4.1 billion ($3.01 billion), the companies said on Monday. Temasek...

October 21, 2019 Temasek makes $3 bln bid to take control of Singapore's struggling Keppel Corp

Source: London Free Press

SINGAPORE — Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings is offering to buy control of conglomerate Keppel Corp in a S$4.1 billion ($3 billion) deal that could hasten a consolidation in the rig building sector which is...

October 21, 2019 UK companies urged to switch from long-term incentive pay schemes

Source: The Financial Times

The report follows a similar debate in the US, where the Council of Institutional Investors recently updated its guidelines to encourage greater use of deferred shares in place of LTIPs. The report said that companies needed to...

October 21, 2019 7 Myths About Air Pollution Debunked

Source: The Weather Channel

Lack of political will and awareness are often blamed as the biggest obstacles in the battle air pollution. However, misconceptions about air pollution are also preventing effective individual action.

October 21, 2019 CalPERS Divests From Listed Prison Companies

Source: Institutional Investor

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has divested from two publicly traded prison companies — CoreCivic and Geo Group — according to a source familiar with the matter. CalPERS came under...

October 21, 2019 The Future Fund sees senior departure in unlisted property

Source: The Australian Financial Review

Box arrived at the Future Fund having previously worked in investment banking at Greenhill Australia and Evercore. The Future Fund chief investment officer Raphael Arndt has $11.04 billion invested in property as at September 30....

October 21, 2019 Is This The End Of The Aramco IPO'

Source: Crude Oil Prices

In recent weeks, reports emerged that the IPO will be supported by several large sovereign wealth funds, such as Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), Singapore’s GIC, Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala ...

October 21, 2019 New York State Pension $ 22 Billion Poorer By Not Divesting 10 Years Ago

Source: Alt Energy Stocks

Research firm Corporate Knights revealed that the pension fund would be $22 billion richer had it divested from fossil fuel stocks in 2008. That’s almost $20,000 for of each of the pension fund’s 1.1 million members...

October 21, 2019 CalPERS Terminates Real Estate Partner In Development Plan

Source: Ai-cio.com

“We have ended our relationship with CIM on the 301 Capitol Mall project,” said CalPERS spokeswoman Megan White in an emailed statement CIO Tuesday night. CIM spokesman Bill Mendel said in another mailed statement to...

October 21, 2019 Temasek offers to buy control of Keppel for about US$3bil

Source: The Star

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s Temasek Holdings Pte plans to take control of Keppel Corp. for about S$4bil (US$3bil) and undertake a review of the oil-rig builder’s business that could involve a board shakeup. The...

October 21, 2019 Private equity is a driving force for economic opportunity

Source: Roll Call

In 2018, those investments generated a better than 18 percent return in a year when the S&P 500 was down more than 4 percent. The Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board also realized an 18.5 percent...

October 21, 2019 More than 90 per cent of Africa Migrants Would Make Perilous Europe Journey Again, Despite the Risks

Source: Inter Press Service

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 21 2019 (IPS) - A landmark UN migration study published on Monday ... in Africa while enhancing opportunities to move from ‘ungoverned’ to ‘governed’ migration, in line with the Global...

October 21, 2019 Future Fund adds $17bn as stockmarkets rally

Source: The Australian

Big rallies in stocks that began late last year helped add nearly $17 billion the value of the Future Fund and kept it on track to outrun its target returns. Australia’s sovereign wealth fund also sharply increased its...

October 21, 2019 Australia's sovereign fund posts lower quarter return, warns of uncertain outlook

Source: Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s A$165.7 billion sovereign wealth fund on Monday said its return for the three months to September fell 3.4 percentage points to 1.9%, its lowest quarterly gains since December, as it warned of...

October 21, 2019 Temasek moves to raise stake in Keppel Corp to 51% with partial offer at $7.35 per share

Source: YAHOO!

SINGAPORE (Oct 21): Temasek Holdings is moving to increase its stake in Keppel Corporation to 51%, and undertake a “comprehensive strategic review” of its businesses. Temasek already currently directly owns 20.45% of...

October 21, 2019 Future Fund posts 11pc return

Source: The Australian Financial Review

The Australian government's $166 billion sovereign wealth fund continued its stellar investment performance, delivering an annual return of 11.3 per cent in the 12 months to September 30. But the Future Fund's chairman Peter...

October 21, 2019 Reinsurers will struggle with profitability, warns Fitch

Source: Intelligent Insurer

That is the verdict of Graham Coutts, EMEA head of reinsurance at Fitch Ratings, despite the rating agency acknowledging that pricing has been gaining some momentum in recent months. On a more upbeat note he added: “The...

October 21, 2019 Qatar- QP joins global energy resources transparency initiative in Mideast first

Source: Middle East North Africa Financial Network

(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Qatar Petroleum (QP), the country's hydrocarbon major, has officially joined the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). QP joined the EITI as a supporting entity, thus becoming the first...

October 21, 2019 Qatar Petroleum joins EITI as a supporting company

Source: Middle East North Africa Financial Network

DOHA: Qatar Petroleum has officially joined the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) as a supporting company, thus becoming the first national oil company in the Middle East to join this multi-stakeholder...

October 21, 2019 Abu Dhabi wealth fund ADIA is stepping up its dealmaking with buyout firms

Source: Gulf Business

Cinven has teamed up with the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority to weigh a joint bid for KKR & Co.’s scientific measurement and testing company LGC Group, people familiar with the matter said. Cinven and the Abu Dhabi...

October 21, 2019 Nigeria needs law to deal with climate change ,say Onuigbo

Source: The Guardian Nigeria

He said that the proposed agency on climate change would be in-charge of donations from donor agencies and account for them. “If you are having a donation either from the United Nations Environmental Programme and other...

October 21, 2019 UN study narrows down why Africans make fraught journey to Europe

Source: Al Jazeera English

The report published on Monday by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP ... suffering and chaos" from global migration despite opposition and several withdrawals, including the United States. The Global Compact for Safe,...

October 21, 2019 FACTBOX-Report on the 10 top-paid U.S. CEOs

Source: Reuters

BOSTON, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Blackstone Group LP’s (BX.N) Stephen Schwarzman topped a list of the 10 highest-paid chief executives in the United States, as reported by The Corporate Library on Thursday. Equity awards related...

October 21, 2019 Ascott partners with Qatar Investment Authority for new Sydney property

Source: Travel News

The property will be financed through the Ascott Serviced Residence Global Fund, its global fund with Qatar Investment Authority. To be named Citadines Walker North Sydney, the serviced residence is part of a 48-storey integrated...

October 21, 2019 Thematics AM signs UN Principles for Responsible Investment

Source: Europe

Thematics Asset Management (Thematics AM), a subsidiary of Natixis Investment Managers, is now a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI). The investment philosophy is based on four pillars: 1)...

October 21, 2019 MetLife, Norwegian fund team up on D.C., San Francisco acquisitions

Source: The Business Journals

I reported Thursday that MetLife and Norges, which manages the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global, had reached a deal to buy 555 12th St. NW from Manulife Financial Corp. In a statement, MetLife's global head of real estate...

October 21, 2019 India Seeks United Nations Action To Tackle Anti-Microbial Resistance

Source: Medindia

India has expressed it's concern about the emergence of Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) and sought action from relevant United Nations agencies to contain the threat to public health. While attending the G20 Health Ministers'...

October 21, 2019 Fast start to third-quarter earnings reports lift market

Source: Detroit Free Press

The S&P 500 flipped back into positive territory for October last week on continued optimism about improving trade relations between the U.S. and China and a better-than-expected start to third-quarter earnings season....

October 21, 2019 Evaporation and rising population behind global water crisis: Expert

Source: Qatar Tribune on MSN.com

The expert was on a visit to Qatar Foundation’s Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP). Rachael McDonnell, strategic programme director, Water, Climate Change & Resilience at the International Water Management...

October 21, 2019 Sustainable Practices: 4 Projects with Innovative Solutions

Source: Arch Daily

Sustainability in architecture is an issue that may bring to light too general proposals and there are a lot of possibilities concerning the application of their concepts in design process. Sustainable strategies are essential so...

October 21, 2019 Sustainability – Where People and Profits Meet for Prosperity

Source: What's UP Newp

Purpose, corporate responsibility and sustainability are no longer buzzwords; they have become business priorities. They are 21st century business practices to attract customers, investors and young employees like millennials who...

October 21, 2019 Sustainable Aviation Fuel Finally Starting To Take Off

Source: Ainonline

For years, sustainable alternative fuels have been a topic of discussion in the business aviation industry as it looks to improve its overall environmental footprint, but in 2019, those words finally turned to action.

October 21, 2019 ANDREW MOREAU: Arkansas company is leading way in sustainable coffee movement

Source: Arkansasonline

Walmart noted that its coffee is grown by farmers working to build sustainable livelihoods and thriving communities in 11 countries in Central and South America, Africa and Southeast Asia. The company's coffee is sourced from...

October 21, 2019 The 2019 Good Housekeeping Sustainable Packaging Awards

Source: Good Housekeeping

Whether it’s delivery boxes or detergent bottles, doesn’t it often feel like the buildup of packaging is relentless? And nearly 80 million tons of it end up as waste yearly in the U.S.

October 21, 2019 Stocks will likely hit new records in the week ahead if earnings keep topping expectations

Source: CNBC

The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average are both around 1% below their all-time highs while the Nasdaq Composite is about 2% away from its record. The indexes got a lift this after a big chunk of this week’s reporters posted...

October 21, 2019 Six Principles For Building Sustainable Brands

Source: Forbes

Sustainability is no longer a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have. Research report after research report shows that millennials, today’s largest adult generation, demand ethical and sustainable business.

October 21, 2019 Florida leading in sustainability initiatives

Source: The Oracle

The Tampa Electric Company (TECO) is set to begin production on two solar energy projects that are expected to finish sometime next year.

October 21, 2019 What happens next after UK PM Johnson writes Brexit delay letter?

Source: Reuters

LONDON - Prime Minister Boris Johnson has sent an unsigned letter to the European Union requesting a delay to Britain’s exit from the bloc, as well as a second note saying he did not want a “deeply corrosive” Brexit extension.

October 21, 2019 Dutch come out on top: Mercer index

Source: Top 1,000 Funds

The Netherlands’ $1.5 trillion pension industry has been named the best in the world for a second year running, boosted by an increase in the net household saving rate, according to the annual global study, the Melbourne Mercer...

October 20, 2019 Russell Wilson operated second-half TD drive without helmet communication

Source: NBC Sports

CLEVELAND -- Russell Wilson added to his MVP-caliber resume with a stellar performance against the Browns in Week 6. Wilson threw for 295 yards and two touchdowns while adding a third score on the ground. He's now got 14...

October 20, 2019 CU Boulder strives for greater sustainability

Source: Daily Camera

“Being sustainable isn’t just an environmental thing, it’s also about money,” said David Kang, vice chancellor for infrastructure and sustainability. “If we can create more resources with...

October 20, 2019 Maintaining financial sustainability of Dubai is top priority: Department of Finance head

Source: Gulf News on MSN.com

to maintain the sustainability of Dubai’s financial system, stimulate greater entrepreneurship and investment through economic stimulus measures and further enhance Dubai’s competitiveness as a global investment hub....

October 20, 2019 Hong Kong: KS Wong meets UN climate panel

Source: 7th Space

Secretary for the Environment KS Wong today met two visiting professors who co-chair two working groups under the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He led representatives of relevant bureaus and...

October 20, 2019 Duke Energy Carolinas Partners With Anderson County, S.C., on Major Battery Storage Project

Source: MarketWatch

Oct 18, 2019 (3BL Media via COMTEX) -- SOURCE:Duke Energy GREENVILLE, S.C., October 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Duke Energy Carolinas is partnering with Anderson County, S.C., to build an energy storage project at the Anderson Civic...

October 20, 2019 Mona Charen: Elizabeth Warren is not honest

Source: Omaha.com

All were policies purchased on the individual market, not through employers. Another study, by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, found that between 2004 and 2008, some 27,000 policies were rescinded out of 6.7...

October 20, 2019 Atlanta execs working to attract more women to industrial side of CRE

Source: The Business Journals

After seven years as a social worker in Boston, Sally Tennant came to Atlanta in the early 1980s in search of a fresh start because she liked Atlanta’s growth prospects. She had no idea her journey would lead her to...

October 20, 2019 Long-haul, fuel efficient jets underpin demand at Las Vegas air show

Source: Reuters

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - New large corporate planes that can fly farther and an industry push toward sustainable aviation fuels are seen as bright spots as the world’s biggest business jet makers assemble in Las Vegas to...

October 20, 2019 Warren’s stories no substitute for facts

Source: Boston Herald

All were policies purchased on the individual market, not through employers. Another study, by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, found that between 2004 and 2008, some 27,000 policies were rescinded out of 6.7...

October 20, 2019 Wike charges Army to return to traditional roles of security

Source: Nigerian Tribune

The Governor said that the N100billion allocated to the military in the 2020 budget is inadequate. He also wondered what has happened to the $1 billion withdrawn from the Excess Crude Account for the equipping of the Nigerian...

October 20, 2019 Superyacht linked to 1MDB for sale, again

Source: The Sun

KUALA LUMPUR: A superyacht linked to the multi-billion dollar corruption scandal at 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is up for sale, according to a listing by the yacht broker. The superyacht Tranquility, earlier known as the...

October 20, 2019 Light rail reality: The six power point slides that stopped a city

Source: Stuff.co.nz

Much of the finger pointing is being directed at six power point slides submitted by the New Zealand Superannuation fund and which sources say effectively stopped the project in its tracks, and undid nearly a year of work. The...

October 20, 2019 Finance officials pledge to combat the global economic slowdown

Source: MyTwinTiers.com

“We recognize the need to resolve trade tensions and support the necessary reform of the World Trade Organization,” the statement said. It did not detail ways to accomplish that. There was also no sign that...

October 20, 2019 South Korea to Discuss Developing Nation Status With U.S.

Source: Bloomberg

South Korean trade officials will discuss the country’s developing-nation status at the World Trade Organization with American counterparts this week, Yonhap News Agency reported. Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee will reach out...

October 20, 2019 The Trading Ranges Continue As Transports And Russell 2000 Play Catch-Up

Source: Seeking Alpha

The Diamonds ETF trades between its annual pivot at $257.94 and its semiannual pivot at $272.78. The Spiders ETF is above its semiannual pivot at $294.72 with the Sept. 19 all-time high at $302.63.

October 20, 2019 Nevada is the Golden State

Source: Stockhouse

Major gold companies are running out of reserves and every year it costs more to mine. That is causing an “existential crisis” for the gold mining industry, as executives at gold producers like Barrick, Newmont...

October 20, 2019 Ground Beef Products Recalled For Possible E. coli O157:H7

Source: Food

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert for imported raw non-intact ground beef products (made with ground beef) for possible E. coli O157:H7. There is a huge beef recall in Canada for...

October 20, 2019 ECB's Vasle urges fiscal policy action to boost economy

Source: Reuters on MSN.com

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - The current challenging global economic conditions demand broad macroeconomic policy actions in the euro zone and not just monetary policy actions, ECB Governing Council member Bostjan Vasle said on Sunday....

October 20, 2019 Water polo roundup: Santa Margarita boys take third at North-South Challenge

Source: Orange County Register

Don’t forget about Santa Margarita’s boys water polo team in the playoffs. The Eagles showed their resiliency Saturday by finishing third at the North-South Challenge at Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton. They also showed...

October 20, 2019 Multinationals' Investment Returns In China Beat Their Global Average

Source: Forbes

Trade friction between China and the U.S. over the past year may be hurting economic growth and putting a cloud over investment decisions in the two countries. Yet when it comes to profitability, the news hasn’t been all...

October 20, 2019 Sustainability and Self-Interest

Source: ssir.org

2. Someone who finds, investigates, and develops breakthrough, footprint-shrinking solutions for the growing tensions between demography, consumerist lifestyles, and sustainability. 3. Political leader or policymaker who helps to...

October 20, 2019 Separation of powers case could set Wisconsin apart

Source: Madison.com

He said he’s not aware of any cases like the SEIU case. The National Association of Attorneys General has pinpointed cases from Colorado, Indiana and New Hampshire where either the Legislature or governor disagreed with the...

October 20, 2019 The concept behind Living Under Water is pretty simple

Source: The Jerusalem Post Blogs

After all, she is an artist who engages in conveying thoughts, feelings and ideas through a visual format. The concept behind Living Under Water is pretty simple, and even more pressing: the environmental catastrophe that, by all...

October 20, 2019 Water management challenges go beyond scarcity, says expert

Source: Gulf Times

Rachael McDonnell, Strategic Programme director, Water, Climate Change & Resilience at the International Water Management Institute, gave her views on the water challenges the region and the world face while visiting Qatar...

October 20, 2019 Here's why you should buy life insurance when you are young

Source: CNBC

Find out about the company's history in the life insurance business and check its record through the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' database. A number of websites will help you compare rates and buy policies...

October 20, 2019 Will Hate Strangle Its Author'

Source: The American Prospect

As you sow, so shall you reap. The manifesto posted online in advance of the El Paso Walmart slaughter leaves little doubt that the killer, who lifted language from Trump tweets, was energized by the climate of white supremacist...

October 20, 2019 Brexit nod from parliament to unleash 4% rally in pound, send UK plc to record high

Source: YAHOO!

LONDON (Reuters) - Shares in London's UK-oriented businesses, such as housebuilders and retailers, could rocket to record highs if parliament approves the government's Brexit deal, investors say. They also predict the pound will...

October 20, 2019 Private vs Public Equity: Where the cash is stashed.

Source: Daily Maverick on MSN.com

“The flow of capital into the private markets is unprecedented,” says Duncan Lamont Head of Research and Analytics at Schroders. According to a McKinsey Global Private Markets Review published this year and titled...

October 20, 2019 Is United Nations going broke'

Source: koreatimes.co.kr

UNITED NATIONS ? Is the United Nations going broke' Well yes and no. The 193-member organization is facing a serious cash crunch which has naturally hampered the day-to-day operations of the world body but nonetheless may be...

October 20, 2019 Sanwo-Olu not prepared for governance – Gani, PDP spokesperson

Source: The Punch on MSN.com

The spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Mr Taofik Gani, in this interview with TUNDE AJAJA, shares the position of his party on governance in the state and the condition of roads across the city What is...

October 20, 2019 ShopRite burgers and ground beef brands recalled over potential E. coli contamination

Source: YAHOO!

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service issued an alert on Wednesday cautioning consumers who may be unaware that their freezers may contain contaminated meat. The recalled ShopRite products include...

October 20, 2019 The Gold And Dollar ETFs Have Negative Weekly Charts, Commodities Is Neutral

Source: Seeking Alpha

The gold ETF remains above its monthly pivot for October at $137.12, but the weekly chart remains negative. The commodities ETF is still below its “reversion to the mean” at $15.41 with its monthly pivot at $15.75....

October 20, 2019 Mekong water level in Nakhon Phanom drops amid drought fears

Source: Bangkok Post

NAKHON PHANOM: The level of water in the Mekong river in this northeastern border province is dropping rapidly, exhibiting the most unnatural phenomenon in 50 years, according to local media reports. The reports said water in the...

October 20, 2019 CORRECTED-Scientists back wider family-planning access to ease climate threats

Source: Reuters

LONDON, Oct 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Making affordable contraception available to women who ... noted that “helping women and adolescent girls everywhere access and use contraception is crucial to achieving a more...

October 20, 2019 Tear gas and water cannon as crowds defy Hong Kong rally ban

Source: AFP on MSN.com

Police fired water cannon and tear gas at Hong Kongers who defied authorities with an illegal march on Sunday, their numbers swollen by anger over the recent stabbing and beating of two pro-democracy protesters. Authorities had...

October 20, 2019 Asian cities urged to guard cultural heritage as they modernize

Source: Reuters

PENANG, Malaysia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Many of Asia’s booming cities are failing to preserve their cultural heritage and risk losing the traditional knowledge that is crucial for promoting inclusiveness,...

October 20, 2019 Najib agreed to 1MDB borrowing RM3b from Socso to lend to PetroSaudi

Source: Malaysiakini

NAJIB TRIAL | The High Court was told today that Najib Abdul Razak agreed to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) applying for a RM3 billion loan from the Social Security Organisation (Socso) to lend to PetroSaudi International...

October 20, 2019 Getting Water From Waste In Space

Source: Forbes

But the reality of daily life in space is probably much different than what you think. For one thing, astronauts on the International Space Station get most of their drinking water by recycling wastewater. That’s because...

October 20, 2019 Trade, human rights and the unravelling of the China-US relationship

Source: YAHOO!

But Gal Luft, co-director of the Washington-based Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, said the two might not be related directly. “The Trump administration is not known for its harmony and coordinated approach to...

October 20, 2019 Carroll County lawyers recognized for pro bono work, helping ‘not just the ones that can afford it’

Source: The Baltimore Sun

With the National Pro Bono Celebration just around the corner, the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service recognized 13 Carroll County lawyers for their recent pro bono work. Over the past year, the 13 lawyers provided free services...

October 20, 2019 Saudi Arabia to build a giant project in old US consulate premises

Source: Zawya

JEDDAH — The Ministry of Finance, represented by the Real Estate General Authority (RGA), on Thursday officially received the land of the old US consulate premises in Jeddah and the buildings on it, prior to handing it over...

October 20, 2019 Check your freezer: ShopRite burgers recalled over potential E. coli contamination

Source: News 12 New Jersey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a public health alert for multiple raw non-intact beef products, including ShopRite brand boxes of frozen hamburger patties, that were...

October 20, 2019 High-yield savings accounts feel the Fed’s interest rate squeeze

Source: Los Angeles Times

Before the financial crisis, the term “high-yield savings account” would have been considered an oxymoron. Today, such products are thriving. After the Federal Reserve dropped its benchmark lending rate to near-zero...

October 20, 2019 Toxic PCBs linger in schools as EPA, lawmakers fail to act

Source: TribLIVE.com

Studies have linked them to increased long-term risk of cancer, immune and reproductive system impairment and learning problems. PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, are mixtures of compounds manufactured by Monsanto Co. and...

October 20, 2019 'Painting with glass': Lewis Comfort Tiffany exhibit opens in Jacksonville

Source: The Florida Times-Union

His father, Charles Lewis Tiffany, founded what would become Tiffany and Co. in 1837 ... Tiffany & Co., the first of a series of companies that would allow him to do brilliant, innovative work with glass and metal. “He...

October 20, 2019 Hannah Tamaki sets sights on NZ First voters

Source: Newshub on MSN.com

The party, led by Destiny Church matriarch Hannah Tamaki, wants immigration cut to just 2000 a year, to pay refugees fleeing war-torn countries to stay away and to withdraw New Zealand from the UN's Global Compact for Migration....

October 20, 2019 How to find water when you're stuck in the desert

Source: MSN

The human body can survive for about three days without water, which can be extremely hard to find in hot desert climates. If you're ever lost in a desert, knowing how to quickly find water is key to your survival. Like us on...

October 20, 2019 Bidders pick over Woodford's healthcare holdings

Source: MSN

Mr Woodford, whose long career established him as Britain's most prominent biotech investor, accumulated stakes in companies such as BenevolentAI, which uses artificial intelligence to aid drug discovery and which recently saw...

October 20, 2019 Ssssh: As cities surge, some seek a new aim - peace and quiet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

he yelled at the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Many in his neighbourhood felt the same way ... It grades its members according to factors such as sustainable infrastructure, promotion of local economies and fairness. "The effect is...

October 20, 2019 Guillermo del Toro on ‘The Shape of Water’ as an Elegy to Lost Love: ‘I Wanted to Make a Love Song’

Source: YAHOO!

Mere days after taking home both Best Picture and Best Director Academy Awards for his monster-movie romance “The Shape of Water” in 2018, Mexican auteur Guillermo del Toro announced that he had recently divorced his...

October 20, 2019 COMMENTARY: A lack of accountability, not cash, is what ails the Clark County School District

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

Nevada’s education woes reflect a lack of accountability, not insufficient funding. Nevada is projected to spend $10,197 per student this school year, which reflects a near tripling in inflation-adjusted, per-pupil...

October 20, 2019 Nick Candy woos Saudi fund over Capco bid

Source: The Times

Nick Candy, 46, who developed Qatari-backed One Hyde Park with his brother, Christian, is understood to have held early-stage talks with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund about a joint move on Capco, run by Ian...

October 20, 2019 Latest Great Lakes Water Levels

Source: WOOD-TV

The water levels of the Great Lakes remain quite high, but are below record levels. The high winds last Thursday caused the water level of Lake Michigan to rise about one foot (temporarily – when the winds subsided, the...

October 20, 2019 A Giant Fund Sold Disney, Celgene Stock, Bought Morgan Stanley and Oracle

Source: Barron's

https://www.barrons.com/articles/giant-fund-sold-disney-celgene-stock-bought-morgan-stanley-oracle-51571330001 PGGM, one of Europe’s most influential private-equity investors, made some big changes in its investments in...

October 20, 2019 Arctic LNG-2 may be one of the first to claim investment from National Wealth Fund

Source: TASS

TASS/. The Arctic LNG-2 project may be one of the first to qualify for investments from the National Wealth Fund, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov said on the sidelines of a meeting of the...

October 20, 2019 The bold steps Alberta should take to address its fiscal woes

Source: The Globe and Mail

First, resource revenues paid to the province should be saved in the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund. This is because royalties from companies extracting our resources represent a one-time conversion of Alberta’s...

October 20, 2019 Fattal: Harvard-Westlake’s forge of water polo championships, Olympians is underappreciated

Source: Los Angeles Daily News

In the United States, football, basketball and baseball rule. After the juggernaut sports, soccer, track and field, volleyball, maybe even lacrosse might come to mind before a teenager decides to throw on a Speedo and jump into...

October 20, 2019 CIMB joins UN's push to increase private sector investment for sustainable development

Source: bernama.com

In a statement, CIMB said the GISD is a United Nations (UN) initiative to free up trillions of dollars from the private sector to finance the Sustainable Development Goals. The bank said over the next two years, the group would...

October 20, 2019 Each European Uses Four Bathtubs of Water a Day for Electricity

Source: Bloomberg

Research highlights another edge renewables have over fossil fuels in an era when climate change is straining water supplies. SHARE THIS ARTICLE Share Tweet Post Email power panels stand at Abaste's El Bonillo Solar Plant while...

October 20, 2019 China's onshore bond defaults likely to continue rising as ratio matches 2018 record, Fitch says

Source: YAHOO!

Default rate by issuer count stood at 44 or 1.03 per cent of all issuers in the first three quarters of this year, according to Fitch Ratings. That has already matched the ratio in all of last year, which was a historical high....

October 20, 2019 Hong Kong shopkeepers live on borrowed time

Source: Zawya

Putting them on the street would amplify political and economic stress. Officials are concerned. In August they rolled out a fiscal relief package; this week the Hong Kong Monetary Authority cut the amount of capital banks have...

October 20, 2019 AM Best Comments on Credit Ratings of Sagicor Financial Corporation Limited and Sagicor Life Inc. Following Announced Acquisition Agreement

Source: YAHOO!

AM Best has commented that the Credit Ratings (ratings) of Sagicor Financial Corporation Limited (SFC) (Bermuda) and its subsidiary, Sagicor Life Inc. (Sagicor) (St. Michael, Barbados), remain unchanged following the announcement...

October 20, 2019 INTERVIEW: Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea project to set ‘new global standards in sustainability’, says CEO

Source: Zawya

Not only because Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman fell in love with the area as a youth ... So far, the bills have been met by the Public Investment Fund, which has committed all the equity capital. But Pagano is now in the...

October 20, 2019 Waukee School Board Candidates Running on Accountability

Source: WHOTV

WAUKEE, Iowa -- Of the seven Waukee School board members, three have their terms ending next month. None of those three are running for reelection. This has prompted a wave of six candidates ...

October 20, 2019 People are willing to pay higher airfare for this reason–and it's not extra legroom

Source: CNBC

According to nonprofit Carbon Disclosure Project, which measures companies' environmental impacts, most recent data shows that the number of firms embedding an internal carbon price into their business strategies has grown from...

October 19, 2019 Walmart exec talks retailer's sustainability efforts at Charlotte luncheon

Source: The Business Journals

Walmart's top sustainability executive, Laura Phillips, attended the World Affairs Council of Charlotte luncheon on Thursday to talk about the retailer's goals of reaching 100% renewable energy and zero solid waste in its...

October 19, 2019 Event briefs: Oct. 17

Source: Ranchosantafereview.com

Del Mar Fairgrounds equestrian event benefits foster teens and graduates of San Pasqual Academy Imagine supporting hundreds of foster teens through high school for over 18 years. Imagine currently supporting over 80 graduates...

October 19, 2019 Cabot's New TECHBLAK 85 Series to Meet Sustainability Needs

Source: YAHOO!

The new formulations have been geared to assist plastic producers in achieving sustainability targets across a vast range of industries while preserving optimal performance. Such formulations are explicitly designed to help the...

October 19, 2019 Alpine Waste & Recycling executive joins National Recycling Coalition board

Source: Recycling Today

Brent Hildebrand, vice president of Recycling at Alpine Waste & Recycling, Commerce City, Colorado, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Recycling Coalition. Hildebrand runs the Altogether Recycling...

October 19, 2019 Marc Perrin, Rhône Winemaker, Talks About ‘Going Further’ With Sustainability

Source: Forbes

Perrin recently shared his thoughts with me about new technology and sustainability in old world winemaking. Decisions for Future Generations He’s spent his lifetime growing and making wine and has a robust perspective that...

October 19, 2019 Opinion | There Are Many Gains to Be Had from Reducing Food Losses

Source: Food Tank

In 2011, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ignited public awareness of this with a report, produced with the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology, that estimated one-third of the food produced...

October 19, 2019 Troubles keep mounting for Fisher Investments as losses in pension assets hit $1.3 billion

Source: CNBC

The Iowa Public Employees Retirement System notified Fisher Investments that it would terminate its $386 million contract with the firm. This marks the fourth public pension plan to end its relationship with the asset manager in...

October 19, 2019 The seven Wales players chosen against Uruguay with realistic hopes of starting in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final

Source: Wales Online on MSN.com

It was one Rocky Balboa who offered the world the following insight: “It ain’t about how hard you can hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” This weekend, Wales will attempt to...

October 19, 2019 Explainer: Why the World Trade Organization needs urgent reforms and Singapore’s part in this

Source: TODAYonline

What holds up this multilateral system is a set of norms and rules that govern world trade. The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) rules of origin that are used to define where a product was made is how Singapore — a...

October 19, 2019 Brands Set Big Sustainability Sourcing Goals for 2025, in New McKinsey Report

Source: YAHOO!

A new sustainability report from consulting firm McKinsey & Co. shows that environmentally-friendly sourcing is a priority across the apparel space. Reflecting the growing concerns from consumers, many brands are investing in...

October 19, 2019 New York Insurance Industry Governance, Risk and Compliance Report 2019 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Source: Benzinga.com

Although there is no official federal insurance regulator, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) was created to coordinate the regulation of multistate insurers. It is a voluntary association created and...

October 19, 2019 California defies recession fears to post job growth, record low unemployment

Source: Los Angeles Times

California’s unemployment rate dropped to the lowest it has been in four decades as the Golden State outpaced the nation in job creation last month. Joblessness stood at 4% in September, less than in any month since the...

October 19, 2019 French wine and Italian cheese prices could rise with new US tariffs on EU

Source: Vox

But this time, it actually makes some sense. The United States is imposing $7.5 billion in tariffs on imports from the European Union starting October 18 basically because the World Trade Organization said it could. These taxes...

October 19, 2019 No Recession On The Horizon' What Small Business Lending Data Means For Entrepreneurs

Source: Forbes

What’s the best metric for predicting a recession' That depends on who you ask. Rewind the clock to 2008, though, and you’ll see small business lending is a sound way for entrepreneurs to get a peek. Do fintech firms...

October 19, 2019 E-mini NASDAQ-100 Index (NQ) Futures Technical Analysis – No Brexit Deal Could Drive Index into 7789.00 to 7740.50 on Monday

Source: YAHOO!

December E-mini NASDAQ-100 Index futures plunged on Friday with the selling led by weakness in Netflix, Facebook, Amazon and Alphabet. Nonetheless, the index still managed to close higher for the ...

October 19, 2019 Organisations need to pool resources to tide over water crisis, feel experts

Source: Gulf Times

Rachael McDonnell, Strategic Program Director, Water, Climate Change & Resilience at the International Water Management Institute, while giving her views on the water challenges the region and the world face, said: "One of...

October 19, 2019 Does Ranking Fashion Companies By Sustainability Commitments Actually Help The Industry To Improve'

Source: Forbes

Beyond the sensational accusations, the report delves into the commitments made by brands who have signed up to one of several climate change assessment/limiting initiatives, including the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, the UN...

October 19, 2019 UMass Lowell unveils new sustainability program with $1 million gift

Source: The Lowell Sun

LOWELL — Continuing its celebration highlighting 125 years of existence, UMass Lowell honored its sustainability amenities on Friday morning by introducing an expanded program funded by a former student. Brian Rist, a...

October 19, 2019 Ex-Italian PM Renzi to sue former Trump aide Papadopoulos over smear claims

Source: The Age

Former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.Credit:Bloomberg In an interview published earlier on Friday, Papadopoulos told the Italian daily La Verita he believed Renzi had acted on the orders of former US President Barack Obama...

October 19, 2019 The Golden Age of airplane food is over; the future is snacks, sustainability

Source: SFGate

The rattle of a flight attendant's service cart sparks a nostalgic joy in me. No matter how many times I fly, I perk up when those trolleys come rumbling down the aisle, maiming any appendages brazenly stretched beyond arm rests....

October 19, 2019 WTO to support U.S. tariffs on EU goods in Airbus dispute - Reuters

Source: Seeking Alpha

The U.S. has been granted approval by the World Trade Organization to impose tariffs on European Union goods with a ~$7.5B annual trade value after some government support for Airbus (OTCPK:EADSY) was ruled illegal, Reuters...

October 19, 2019 Quebec Students Can Teach the World a Thing or Two About Striking

Source: The Nation

You can read our Privacy Policy here. Since the winter of 2019, students in Quebec have been demanding the provincial government set greenhouse gas emission reductions in line with targets recommended by the Intergovernmental...

October 19, 2019 Global Data Governance Market Insight And Future Assessment for the Period 2017 – 2025

Source: MarketWatch

Oct 18, 2019 (AmericaNewsHour) -- The Global Data Governance Market was valued at USD 879.25 million in 2016 and is projected to reach USD 5,130.05 million by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 21.65% from 2017 to 2025. Data governance...

October 19, 2019 62% of the United States' most popular drinks are high in added sugar

Source: YAHOO!

The Children's Drink FACTS 2019 report, conducted by researchers at the University of Connecticut Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, has shown that out of the $2.2 billion in yearly sales of drinks marketed to children, 62%...

October 19, 2019 Goya Foods in talks to be sold to Carlyle Group for $3.5 billion: sources

Source: New York Post

Goya Foods is in late-stage talks to sell a majority stake to The Carlyle Group in a deal that would value the canned-foods giant at roughly $3.5 billion, The Post has learned. The founding family of Jersey City, NJ-based Goya...

October 19, 2019 Nigeria: FG, States, LGs Share N693.52 Billion in September

Source: AllAfrica.com

also said the balance in the Excess Crude Account (ECA) stood at $323.69 million as at October 17 from the previous value of $133 million. However, he said the total revenue comprised revenue from ...

October 19, 2019 KBRA Credit Profile (KCP) K-LOC Index: September 2019

Source: YAHOO!

KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider, and is a certified Credit Rating Agency (CRA) by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Kroll Bond Rating...

October 19, 2019 EduClips: From Florida’s Governor Pushing to ‘Eliminate Common Core’ to New EPA Rules Mandating School Water Testing, the

Source: The 74

Here’s What That Means for America’s Schools Weekly #EduClips: From changes to EPA policy on lead pipes to new standards (again ... NATIONAL — Environmental Protection Agency Proposes New Rules to Require More...

October 19, 2019 The Complexities Behind a Carbon Tax

Source: Big Think

Amit Chatterjee is chief executive officer and founder of Hara Software. Prior to founding Hara he led SAP’s fast-growing Governance ... an additional tax \r\nthrough carbon may not be what the economic system can bear. The...

October 19, 2019 Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak was 'emperor of 1MDB', says ex-CEO

Source: Asia One

Datuk Shahrol Halmi told the court on Thursday (Oct 17) that the board of 1Malaysia Development Berhad was compelled to carry out Najib's instructions and confirmed that Najib was the "emperor of 1MDB with no check and balance"....

October 19, 2019 Beef Recall In NJ At ShopRite, Elsewhere: Possible E. Coli

Source: Patch

Coli-contaminated beef in New Jersey and elsewhere, including hamburger patties sold at ShopRite. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert for beef products derived...

October 19, 2019 $30 Million S.F. Home Designed for Wellness, Sustainability and Killer Views

Source: MSN

646 Union Street is one of San Francisco’s glitziest homes to hit the market. But, despite appearances, it's no ordinary ultra-luxury home. Its health and wellness features make it one-of-a-kind. Betty Yu reports....

October 19, 2019 Supreme Court will hear challenge to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Source: CNBC

Under President Donald Trump, the CFPB has already dramatically pared back its role as a financial watchdog. A report published by the Consumer Federation of America earlier this year found that the agency had dropped enforcement...

October 19, 2019 Woodbury shuts down sixth water well over pollution concerns

Source: TwinCities.com

Woodbury officials have shut down a sixth water well after tests found high levels of pollution, the city reported Friday. The city has 19 water wells, so finding pollution in six of them complicates the task of providing...

October 19, 2019 Sherwin-Williams: Short-Term Potential Is Drying Up

Source: Seeking Alpha

The Sherwin-Williams Company has been a great investment since closing its deal with Valspar a couple of years ago. The stock has easily outrun the S&P 500. However, the stock's valuation metrics ...

October 19, 2019 Sensors in Healthcare Applications Market Comprehensive Analysis: Check Latest Strategic Moves of Emerging Players

Source: MarketWatch

Some of the Most Important Key Players Involved in the Study are Abott Laboratories, Analog Devices, Inc., Biovision Technologies Ltd., Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Honeywell International, Inc., Johnson & Johnson,...

October 19, 2019 USDA Issues Public Health Alert For Several Beef Products Possibly Contaminated With E. Coli

Source: WTAE Pittsburgh on MSN.com

The U.S.D.A.'s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says several beef products imported from Canada are being recalled because of possible E. coli contamination. The Canada Food Inspection Agency notified FSIS about...

October 19, 2019 New mechanism for privatisation of highways needed

Source: bernama.com

Asked about his views on the government's aspiration to end PLUS concession contracts in 2038, Pankaj expects Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah) as a 51 percent-shareholder in PLUS Malaysia Berhad to buy the remaining shares...

October 19, 2019 Western Growers Insurance Services Welcomes New Senior Account Manager Marlo Reininger

Source: Insurancenewsnet.com

IRVINE, California, Oct. 15-- The Western Growers Association issued the following news release: In an effort to further bolster its demonstrated commitment to the agriculture industry, Western Growers Insurance Services (WGIS),...

October 19, 2019 Neil Woodford funds: when will investors get their money back'

Source: The Guardian on MSN.com

Northern Rock, Equitable Life, Icesave, New Star … and now Woodford Investment Management. Neil Woodford’s investment business is the latest on the list of companies that have either collapsed, nearly gone under or...

October 19, 2019 Officials want to 'explore the feasibility' of tapping into NYC's upstate water supply

Source: Newsday

Local and state officials want to study the idea of tapping into New York City's upstate water supply because of concerns about emerging contaminants in Long Island's aquifer. Members of the Island's delegation to the State...

October 19, 2019 Lawsuit seeks to scrap tough PFAS drinking water standards

Source: Washington Times

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Lawyers for 3M, a farmer and several others urged a judge Friday to scrap drinking water standards in the state that go far beyond federal limits for toxic chemicals once used in firefighting foam and...

October 19, 2019 Highlights of Najib's 1MDB trial on Oct 14- 17

Source: bernama.com

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 -- The High Court in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) trial of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak this week heard among others, that a joint venture (JV) between 1MDB and PetroSaudi International Ltd (PSI) was...

October 19, 2019 Why it's so hard for planes to land on water

Source: Business Insider

The Miracle on the Hudson might be the most well-known airplane ditching. Despite that success, landing a plane on the water is extremely dangerous.

October 19, 2019 BRIEF-Kennedy Wilson Announces $300 Million Perpetual Preferred Equity Investment From Eldridge Industries

Source: Reuters on MSN.com

Oct 18 (Reuters) - Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc: * KENNEDY WILSON ANNOUNCES $300 MILLION PERPETUAL PREFERRED EQUITY INVESTMENT FROM ELDRIDGE INDUSTRIES * KENNEDY-WILSON HOLDINGS INC - KENNEDY WILSON EXPECTS TO USE PROCEEDS TO PAY...

October 19, 2019 UPDATE 2-Fallout from money manager Kenneth Fisher's remarks tops $1 bln in lost assets

Source: CNBC

The Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System was the latest to notify Fisher Investments that it will terminate its contract with his firm. Fisher Investments manages $386 million of IPERS' $34 billion trust fund. Iowa joins...

October 19, 2019 What DPR’s new regulations on 1,3-D could mean to farmers

Source: Agri-Pulse

Advocates from California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation and Pesticide Action Network North America have been actively engaged in DPR meetings on 1,3-D, encouraging stricter mitigations and a faster regulatory timeline. U.S....

October 19, 2019 The US and China made 'substantial progress' at trade talks, Chinese vice premier says

Source: CNBC

China and the United States reached a limited deal last week toward ending the trade war that has roiled global markets and hammered world growth. Both sides are working toward a written agreement. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He...

October 19, 2019 Nickel price surges on demand for electric cars and Indonesia export ban

Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

The real test for nickel will be whether the bullish forecasts for the take up of electric vehicles come true. Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts sales of electric cars will top 10 million by 2025 globally — but just two...

October 19, 2019 Chicken pies from Kernersville food supplier recalled

Source: Winston-Salem Journal

The department's Food Safety and Inspection Service unit said the products contained "misbranding" in the labeling, in particular that the products contain milk and soy that are not declared as potential allergens. The Class 1...

October 19, 2019 Petrobras investors win representation

Source: Financial Times

Hermes Equity Ownership Services, F&C and Aberdeen Asset Management rank among the group of foreign investors to lobby the government-controlled Brazilian energy company to give a voice on the board and its finance committee,...

October 19, 2019 Kimberly-Clark Receives 10th EPA SmartWay® Award, Marking 100M+ Gallons of Diesel Fuel Saved and Notable GHG Reductions

Source: CSR Wire

Oct. 17 /CSRwire/ - Kimberly-Clark earned its 10th SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for leadership in environmentally responsible shipping. By implementing SmartWay standards over the...

October 19, 2019 Unilever’s Global Handwashing campaign reaches over 3 million Ghanaians

Source: MyJoyOnline

The Lifebuoy brand of Unilever co-founded the Global Hand-washing Day in 2008 together with international aid such as the UNICEF, USAID, the World Bank Water and Sanitation Programme, US Centres for Disease Control and...

October 19, 2019 Top Trade Setups in Forex - Dollar Weakens Ahead of Philly Fed!

Source: FXStreet

Later today, economists expect the U.S. leading index to stay flat. European stocks were broadly lower, with the Stoxx Europe 600 easing 0.1%. Germany's DAX edged down 0.1%, and France's CAC dropped 0.4%, while the U.K.'s FTSE...

October 19, 2019 String of Weak Earnings Leave European Stocks Barely Up on the Week

Source: New York Times

The pan-European STOXX 600 index finished 0.3% lower and Paris-listed shares lagged the most with a 0.65% decline, hit by weak quarterly results. Renault dropped 11.5% to become the biggest decliner on the STOXX 600, after the...

October 19, 2019 USDA issues public health alert for beef products due to possible E. coli contamination

Source: WTNH

(WTNH) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a public health alert for beef products imported from Ontario, Canada. The variety of beef products from...

October 19, 2019 KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Usil (European Loan Conduit No. 36) DAC

Source: YAHOO!

KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider, and is a certified Credit Rating Agency (CRA) by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Kroll Bond Rating...

October 19, 2019 Iowa becomes latest pension fund to cut ties with Fisher Investments

Source: Pensions&Investments

The $34 billion Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System, Des Moines, terminated Fisher Investments on Friday from a $386 million actively managed U.S. equity portfolio, said Shawna Lode, a spokeswoman for the pension plan, in a...

October 19, 2019 Global Workwear And Uniforms Market With Growing Demand For Fabric And Material Innovation By CAGR at 5.03% Throughout 2019-2027

Source: MarketWatch

More than 2.78 million deaths per year occurs as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases, as per the statistics of International Labour Organization (ILO). Additionally, around 374 million non-fatal work...

October 19, 2019 Are Sprouts Safe'

Source: Food Safety News

ISGA is also working with the National Center for Food Safety and Technology. As part of that, a subcomittee of the Sprout Safety Task Force is developing a sprout safety audit that restaurants and stores can use to screen their...

October 19, 2019 China closer to control of Guinea’s Simandou North

Source: The Africa Report

The workings of the tender remain “far from best practice”, Verisk Maplecroft analyst Eric Humphery-Smith argues in a note. While the participation fee of $300,000 has reduced the risk of non-development, the relative...

October 19, 2019 Thor Equities evicted, Prologis buys another East Williamsburg warehouse: Daily digest

Source: The Real Deal

Marx realty evicted Thor Equities at 545 Madison Avenue. Thor ran into trouble earlier this year when its ground rent went up by $450,000 and a CMBS Barclays loan went into special servicing after “severe cash flow...

October 19, 2019 Billionaire Ken Fisher’s Firm Loses Over $1.2 Billion After Crass Remarks—And Much More Is On The Line

Source: Forbes

Update 10/18 7:25 p.m.: The $34 billion Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System terminated its contract with Fisher Investments on Friday, resulting in an additional loss of $386 million assets. The firm has now lost more...

October 19, 2019 Newsbreak : Goya Foods Nears Sale to Carlyle in $3.5B Deal - Report

Source: YAHOO!

Investing.com - Goya Foods reportedly is in late-stage talks to sell a majority stake to The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ:CG) in a deal that would value the canned-foods giant at about $3.5 billion, The New York Post reported. Goya's...

October 19, 2019 Caisse putting $50 million towards Quebec seed funds

Source: Benefits Canada

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is committing $50 million towards Quebec seed funds and is charging venture capital firm Teralys Capital with supporting the funds it invests in. Seed funds are...

October 19, 2019 Best’s Commentary: Despite Uncertainty of TRIPRA Extension, AM Best Deems Rated Insurers’ Mitigation Plans Sufficient

Source: YAHOO!

AM Best has reviewed the terrorism risk mitigation plans of rated insurers deemed to be reliant on the U.S. federal terrorism insurance backstop, and has determined that rating actions on these companies is not necessary at this...

October 19, 2019 Contaminated Beef Recalled From NY ShopRites, Other Stores

Source: Patch

coli and shipped to ShopRite stores in New York has been recalled by the federal government. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall this week. The contaminated beef was packaged and shipped out...

October 19, 2019 Kennedy Wilson receives $300M preferred equity investment From Eldridge Industries

Source: Seeking Alpha

Kennedy Wilson (KW) announces a $300M strategic investment led by Eldridge Industries. Under the terms of the agreement, Eldridge is purchasing $300M in convertible perpetual preferred stock carrying a 5.75% annual dividend rate,...

October 19, 2019 BRIEF-Schroders Discloses 5.03% Stake In Ted Baker As Of Oct 16 Vs Prior Stake Of Below 5% - Filing

Source: Reuters

Oct 18 (Reuters) - Schroders PLC: * SCHRODERS PLC DISCLOSES 5.03% STAKE IN TED BAKER PLC AS OF OCT 16 VERSUS PRIOR STAKE OF BELOW 5% - FILING Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters...

October 19, 2019 Wall Street Expects These 2 Falling Knives to Recover

Source: YAHOO!

Falling knives are companies whose share prices have declined more than 59% over the last 12 months. Investments in these companies are based on expectations that the share prices will bounce back so strongly that they generate...

October 19, 2019 Column: Trump is creating a task force to rewrite consumer laws. Want to join'

Source: Los Angeles Times

“There’s nothing inherently wrong with having a task force that does some deep thinking,” said Chris Peterson, director of financial services for the Consumer Federation of America. “It all depends on what...

October 19, 2019 JPMorgan to Pay $500M in Mortgage Settlement

Source: Fox Business Network

Investors in the Bear lawsuit were led by the Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi and the New Jersey Carpenters Health Fund. Their lawyers, led by Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann and by Cohen Milstein...

October 19, 2019 What's driving Testosterone Test Kits Market the Growth' Prominent Players: BioVision, Aviva Systems Biology, Eaglebio, R&D Systems and more

Source: MarketWatch

Oct 15, 2019 (The Expresswire) -- Testosterone Test Kits Market summarized details by key players are BioVision, Aviva Systems Biology, Novus Biologicals LLC, Enzo Life Sciences, Inc., Eaglebio, Neogen Corporation, R&D...

October 19, 2019 Nicolas Colsaerts soars into contention at Amundi Open de France

Source: YAHOO!

Former Ryder Cup player Nicolas Colsaerts is in contention for a first win since 2012 after claiming a share of the halfway lead in the Amundi Open de France. Colsaerts added a second round of 66 to his opening 67 to finish on...

October 19, 2019 Multiple beef products recalled by Pride of Florida after testing positive for E. coli O157:H7

Source: Food Safety News

coli O157: H7, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The raw ground beef items were produced on various dates from Sept. 23, 2019 to Oct. 10, 2019. The following...

October 19, 2019 Play The Game Goggles On Whistleblowers, Athlete Power, Safety, Doping & Governance

Source: Swimming World

The 2019 Play the Game Conference was held for the first time outside Europe this year as more than 170 speakers brought their views and expertise on sport and society to the doorstep of the troubled world of Olympic governance...

October 19, 2019 Ken Fisher Client Pulls $30 Million in Backlash

Source: YAHOO!

(Bloomberg) -- The Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System is yanking the $386 million it has invested with Ken Fisher after the billionaire made vulgar comments at an industry conference. The move brings the total amount...

October 19, 2019 The Carlyle Group pulls out of Harbor Island oil terminal project

Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times

The Carlyle Group pulls out of Harbor Island oil terminal project The Carlyle Group's move leaves The Berry Group as the sole owner of Lone Star, which still plans to continue to develop the terminal. Check out this story on...

October 19, 2019 Making The Case For Remote Work

Source: Forbes

The false surety that code would never leave the premises. Poorer quality work because the tools that people needed (and had licenses for themselves) were not available in the corporate library. The fear that inappropriate files...

October 19, 2019 At UN, President Trump Calls Out China For "Gaming" Global Trade System

Source: RealClearPolitics

Addressing the 2019 United Nations General Assembly, President Trump called on the World Trade Organization to step up its efforts to prevent China from "gaming" the global trade system. Trump's comments on China: PRESIDENT...

October 19, 2019 Woman admits dumping boiling water on 3-year-old boy in a ‘house of horrors’

Source: NJ.com

Patricia Buchan, 29, of Newark said in court recently that on Dec. 4, 2018 that she told the boy to take off his clothes, get in a bathtub and then took a pot of boiling water from the stove and poured it over his lower body,...

October 19, 2019 European Markets End Lower On Growth Worries, Brexit Uncertainty

Source: Business Insider

Disappointing economic data from China and continued uncertainty about U.S.-China trade deal also forced investors to tread cautiously. The pan European Stoxx 600 ended down 0.32%. Germany's DAX edged down 0.17%, the U.K.'s FTSE...

October 19, 2019 3 Weapon-Free Funds Socially Responsible Investors Can Buy

Source: YAHOO!

PRBLX carries a Zacks Mutual Fund Rank #1 and has an annual expense ratio of 0.87%. The fund has three and five-year returns of 13.5% and 10.8%, respectively. Green Century Balanced Fund GCBLX seeks appreciation of both capital...

October 19, 2019 ESG and other labels of the new world of investment

Source: The Australian

In fact, ESG made its first appearance in a report called Who Cares Wins, published by the United Nations Global Compact (the aforementioned UNGC), more than 15 years ago. The UNGC is a voluntary initiative of companies that...

October 19, 2019 Clinton Global Initiative CEO Bob Harrison Says the CGI Will Continue Even If Hillary is President

Source: ABC News

President Bill Clinton announced that fundamental changes would occur at the Clinton Foundation if Hillary Clinton is elected president in November.

October 19, 2019 'Bigger than the housing bubble': One market expert breaks down why the next US economic meltdown will be even worse than the last

Source: Business Insider

There's no denying that the housing bubble of the 2000s was the most severe economic event to roil the world since the Great Depression. Excessive leverage, risky lending practices, and overexuberance almost brought the entire...

October 19, 2019 Open de France: Marcel Siem disqualifies himself after preferred lies mix up

Source: Today's Golfer

Marcel Siem disqualified himself from the Amundi Open de France in rules mix up after incurring 10 penalty strokes for incorrectly thinking preferred lies were in place There's been some strange and costly rule infringements over...

October 19, 2019 1MDB Scandal: Federal government recovers RM9,560.96 from Sabah LDP

Source: bernama.com

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 -- RM9,560.96 of RM509,560.96 seized from Sabah Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) following the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal will return to the federal government’s coffers following a...

October 19, 2019 KBRA Releases Report Assigning Long-Term Ratings to Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Turnpike Revenue and Subordinate Revenue Bonds

Source: Digital Journal

KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider and is a certified Credit Rating Agency (CRA) by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Kroll Bond Rating...

October 19, 2019 How Lola Adebiyi Draws on Her Own ALS Journey to Improve Veteran Health Care

Source: MarketWatch

Oct 18, 2019 (3BL Media via COMTEX) -- SOURCE:Booz Allen Hamilton Lola Adebiyi's career at Booz Allen is built around helping veterans get the support they need. In her work with the Dept. of Veteran's Affairs Office of Community...

October 19, 2019 Trump’s Middle East Meltdown

Source: Project Syndicate

In this Big Picture, Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations tallies the far-reaching costs of Trump’s decision to abandon Syria and America’s Kurdish allies. Those costs were foreseen this summer, when...

October 19, 2019 OraSure Technologies, Inc. and the World Health Organization Open the NASDAQ Stock Market in Recognition of World AIDS Day

Source: Infection control

NEW YORK CITY -- Douglas A. Michels, president and CEO of OraSure Technologies, Inc., and Dr. Jack C. Chow, assistant director general for HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria at the World Health Organization (WHO), presided over the market...

October 19, 2019 Why 'doomism' is part of the latest frontier in the climate wars

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

That’s the mission that brought him to a roomful of hard-headed finance types in Sydney this week, at a conference organised by the Investor Group on Climate Change. That Mann should be invited to address such a meeting...

October 19, 2019 The Carlyle Group pulls out of oil terminal project at Corpus Christi's Harbor Island

Source: The Corpus Christi Caller Times on MSN.com

The Carlyle Group, a multinational behind an effort to build a $1 billion crude oil export terminal at Harbor Island, is pulling out of the contentious project. The Washington, D.C.-based company said in a statement Friday it has...

October 19, 2019 Director of HKO hosts academic session with United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group Co-chairs

Source: ?????

The Director of the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO), Mr Shun Chi-ming, jointly hosted an academic session with two Working Group (WG) Co-chairs of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), namely Professor...

October 19, 2019 What Parents Need to Know About Giving 'Fruit' Drinks to Kids

Source: What To Expect

Now, a new report found that the most popular fruity drinks marketed toward kids are unhealthy. The report, which was conducted by the University of Connecticut's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, analyzed 34 sweetened...

October 19, 2019 Focus on your role of securing Nigeria, leave politics, Wike advises army

Source: Vanguard

The Governor said that the N100billion allocated to the Army in the 2020 budget is inadequate. He also wondered what has happened to the $1 billion withdrawn from the Excess Crude Account for the equipping of the Nigerian Army....

October 19, 2019 Pork and sausage patties recalled over Salmonella fears

Source: Food Safety News

Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. Consumption of ready-to-eat food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The ...

October 19, 2019 Big Business Called Out For Using Trade Groups To Fight Climate Action

Source: Forbes

In the letter, which took the form of a full page ad in the newspaper, the organizations call on businesses “to adopt a science-based climate policy agenda that is aligned with the recommendations of the Intergovernmental...

October 19, 2019 Extreme Networks Expands Scope of its Nominating and Governance Committee with Updated Charter Focused on Social Responsibility

Source: YAHOO!

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. ("Extreme" or the "Company") (EXTR), a software-driven networking company, today announced a reframed and refreshed charter of its Nominating and Corporate...

October 19, 2019 India slams Pakistan for raising Kashmir issue at United Nations

Source: Hindustan Times

Misra, addressing the Committee, said that since the creation of the United Nations, more than 80 former colonies have gained their independence and joined the family of United Nations. As a result of sustained efforts by the UN ...

October 19, 2019 78 victims of Dr. Richard Strauss, former OSU team doctor, call for law changes, OSU accountability in op-ed

Source: Cleveland.com

It also is calling for statute of limitation changes in criminal law. “The state’s statute of limitations law allows serial abusers and their enablers to avoid criminal accountability for their wrongdoing,” the...

October 19, 2019 STL philanthropist Earle Harbison lauded by Churchill Museum

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Harbison Jr. finally got his hands on a ticket — to Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech in 1946. Harbison, former president of Monsanto and deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, was honored as a...

October 19, 2019 Boil-water notice lifted in downtown Fort Lauderdale

Source: Sun Sentinel

A 4-day precautionary boil-water notice for part of downtown Fort Lauderdale ended Friday morning. City officials and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection lifted the Oct. 14 advisory that was prompted by emergency...

October 19, 2019 Sharing the Value of Water

Source: MarketWatch

Oct 18, 2019 (3BL Media via COMTEX) -- SOURCE:Caterpillar Inc. Water is a fundamental human need - yet one in nine people lacks access to clean and safe water. Learn how the Caterpillar Foundation, together with its nonprofit...

October 19, 2019 Major League Baseball And Clubs Commemorated Spirit Day With Positive Messages Of Inclusion And Taking A Stand Against Bullying

Source: CSR Wire

Oct. 18 /CSRwire/ - Major League Baseball and its Clubs commemorated Spirit Day 2019 on Thursday, October 17 th as a continuation of baseball’s commitment to taking a stand against bullying among young people. Spirit Day is...

October 19, 2019 Encore Boston Harbor poker room evacuated Friday following water leak

Source: The Boston Globe on MSN.com

The Encore Boston Harbor casino in Everett evacuated its poker room Friday afternoon after water leaked from the ceiling less than five months after the resort’s opening. The leak began around 5 p.m. and was stopped within...

October 19, 2019 Fresh Del Monte Produce Presents its Sustainability Report for 2019

Source: YAHOO!

Longtime Leader in Agricultural Sustainability Shares Expansive Report on How It Is Helping Create A Better World for Tomorrow CORAL GABLES, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fresh Del Monte Produce released today its 2019...

October 19, 2019 Environmentalists, others worry as state board pulls plans for solar project

Source: The Columbus Dispatch on MSN.com

The unexpected decision by state regulators to pull the final approval for a southern Ohio solar project has alarmed renewable energy advocates who fear the move will further discourage development of solar and other projects in...

October 19, 2019 Myanmar’s Oil, Gas, Mining Sectors Need More Reform, Says Transparency Watchdog

Source: The Irrawaddy

YANGON—The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) board stated Wednesday that Myanmar is making progress on transparency but urged the government to improve public disclosure about gemstone production and...

October 19, 2019 The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Netherland’s...

Source: CNBC Africa

Download logo The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO ... FAO actively promotes both the CFS Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems and the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible ...

October 19, 2019 The #MeToo Movement’s Powerful New Tool

Source: Inter Press Service

Sound too good to be true' It is exactly what happened in June with the adoption of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention on Violence and Harassment. These new international standards could improve the world of...

October 19, 2019 15pc of ATMs out of action this weekend

Source: rthk.hk

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority says many ATMs will be out of action this weekend, as banks scramble to make repairs after vandalism by protesters. The HKMA said on Saturday that it had been informed by banks that a number of...

October 19, 2019 Identity Analytics and the ‘2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration’

Source: Hack

Identity governance and administration (IGA) is a strategic component of identity and access management (IAM). It is designed to help manage digital identities and entitlements across multiple systems and applications. IGA tools...

October 19, 2019 Nigeria: FG, states, LGCs share N693.5b, for Sept, as revenue drops by N32.095b

Source: World Stage

The total revenue distributable for the current month (including VAT and Exchange Gain) according to the committee is N693.529 billion, adding that as at October 17th, 2019, the Excess Crude Account (ECA) is $323.692m. Earlier,...

October 19, 2019 Federal Car Crash Testing Needs Major Overhaul, Safety Advocates Say

Source: Consumer Reports

These are key parts of our evaluation of vehicle safety, which informs a vehicle’s Overall Score. Jack Gillis, executive director of the Consumer Federation of America, says NHTSA’s outdated tests have resulted in...

October 19, 2019 Nicolas Colsaerts looking to make up lost time in French Open

Source: Golfweek

Seems hard to believe Nicolas Colsaerts is looking for his first win since 2012. He can achieve that over the next 36 holes of the $1.8 Amundi French Open. There was a time when many expected the long hitting Belgian to be eating...

October 19, 2019 ESG hardliners blacklist US treasuries market

Source: The Star

You’d be giving up a lot of performance for the benefit of better ESG properties.”The French Public Service Additional Pension Scheme, known as ERAFP, excludes Treasuries because capital punishment is allowed in some...

October 19, 2019 Wike queries how $1billion excess crude fund for army was spent

Source: The Guardian Nigeria

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has questioned the expenditure of $1 billion withdrawn from the Excess Crude Account to equip the Nigerian Army. His query is coming on the heels of the complaint by the Senate that the N100...

October 19, 2019 Browse Finance Analyst Jobs at The Blackstone Group (HK) Limited

Source: Efinancialcareers.com

The Blackstone Group (HK) Limited, Finance Analyst: currently 3 jobs.The latest job was posted on 08 Oct 19.

October 19, 2019 Technicolor comments on Moodys decision and maintains its outlook

Source: Financial Buzz

Paris (France), 18 October 2019 – Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH; OTCQX: TCLRY) acknowledges Moody’s decision to downgrade its financial rating from B2 negative outlook to B3 negative outlook but maintains its...

October 19, 2019 Genworth's $3.8B Takeover By China Could Be Next Victim Of The Trade War

Source: Seeking Alpha

Fitch Ratings said Genworth is at greater risk than GE if long-term care policies go sour. Genworth says it's $100 million below its target cash buffer. Acquirer China Oceanwide has its own problems: a U.S. corruption probe,...

October 19, 2019 Climate change, local efforts highlight United Nations discussion at Woodbury University

Source: Los Angeles Times

Whether cleaning local beaches or saving the rainforest, micro and macro efforts led a discussion by Anna Mahalak, youth engagement manager for the United Nations, held at Woodbury University on Wednesday. Students, faculty and...

October 19, 2019 This $150 bourbon is made with the same water that goes into New York bagels

Source: MarketWatch

To be clear, Widow Jane sources the whiskey used in The Vaults, aged for at least 14 years, from out-of-state — specifically, Tennessee and Indiana (bourbon can indeed be made anywhere in the U.S.). But it adds water from...

October 19, 2019 Singapore To Ban Ads For Sugary Drinks

Source: WFIU

A 2016 report from the health watchdog group Center for Science in the Public Interest outlined how beverage companies facing declining sales in places like the US are turning to low- and middle-income countries around the world...

October 19, 2019 FAO and the Netherland's FMO partner to improve agriculture financing in developing countries

Source: FAO

18 October 2019, Rome - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization ... FAO actively promotes both the CFS Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems and the Voluntary Guidelines on the...

October 19, 2019 News Briefs – Stockholm International Water Institute Wins Prince Albert II of Monaco Water Award

Source: Inter Press Service

Jul 3 2012 (IPS) - Stockholm, 2 July 2012 – The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has been named the 2012 ‘Prince Albert II of Monaco Water Award’ laureate in recognition of its “high...

October 19, 2019 Angelo Gordon-GE fund is PPIP's best performer

Source: Pensions&Investments

The AG GECC PPIF Master Fund, managed by Angelo, Gordon and GE Capital Real Estate, had the highest return among the eight funds in the Treasury Department’s Public-Private Investment Program as of Sept. 30, with a 52%...

October 19, 2019 Ex-Redskin Donte Whitner unloads on Jay Gruden and the team's lack of accountability

Source: NBC Sports

"It's not hard to understand why they are where they are right now," he answered, before going after Jay Gruden, some assistant coaches, Josh Norman and the general lack of accountability around the Redskins. According to...

October 19, 2019 Denton lifts 'boil water notice' for residents near UNT

Source: WFAA8

A "boil water notice" was lifted late Friday afternoon for a section of Denton, according to city officials. City officials said there was an "unauthorized cross-connection" between a stormwater pond and a water distribution...

October 19, 2019 Changes in extreme temperature over China when global warming stabilized at 1.5 °C and 2.0 °C

Source: Nature

Stocker, T. F. et al., Eds, www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/wg1 (IPCC, World Meteorological Organization, United Nations Environment Programme, Berlin, Germany, 2013). 2. UNFCC, Adoption of the Paris Agreement. Report No....

October 19, 2019 SOFAZ sells office building in Milan

Source: Middle East North Africa Financial Network

Azerbaijan's State Oil Fund (SOFAZ) has sold the Palazzo Turati grade A office building to the Invesco Real Estate Management Sarl company in Milan's historical center with a total area of 10,360 square meters for 112 million...

October 19, 2019 Bernie’s ‘corporate accountability’ plan antithetical to a free society

Source: Los Angeles Daily News

Sen. Bernie Sanders released what he calls his Corporate Accountability and Democracy Plan, a document that could be taught in schools as a lesson in how to destroy a free country. “As president, Bernie will share corporate...

October 19, 2019 CDPQ commits $50 mln to Québec seed funds

Source: PE Hub

La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec said it will commit additional $50 million to Québec seed funds. Montréal-based venture capital firm Teralys Capital will manage the new commitment. Over...

October 19, 2019 Parthenon, on deal tear, comes to market with sixth flagship fund

Source: PE Hub

Fund IV is a barnburner, generating a 3.41x net multiple and 37.9 percent net internal rate of return as of Mar. 31, 2019, according to performance information from the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund. Fund III is not as...

October 19, 2019 Government targets beneficial owners of mining firms for transparency

Source: philstar.com

The Philippine Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (PH-EITI) is now requiring mining, oil and gas firms to declare their beneficial owners in the general information sheet (GIS) they need to file annually with the...

October 19, 2019 United Nations headquarters to stay shut on weekends due to cash crisis

Source: WION

The United Nations Headquarters in New York City will be closed on weekends owing to the ongoing cash crisis. On October 8 Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had said that the United Nations is running a deficit of $230 million...

October 19, 2019 AM Best Comments on Credit Ratings of International General Insurance Holdings Limited and Its Subsidiaries

Source: YAHOO!

AM Best has commented that the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of “a” of International General Insurance Co. Ltd., (IGICL) (Bermuda) and International...

October 19, 2019 How to Invest in Hedge Funds

Source: U.S. News & World Report

Hedge funds are also known for taking a more aggressive strategy by using leverage or investing in alternative asset classes such as private companies, real estate, distressed assets, currencies and commodities, says Ali...

October 19, 2019 AM Best Removes From Under Review With Negative Implications and Affirms Credit Ratings of Canopius US Insurance, Inc. and Canopius Reinsurance Limite

Source: ????

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AM Best has removed from under review with negative implications and affirmed the Financial Strength Ratings of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of “a-” of Canopius US...

October 19, 2019 Khashoggi fiancée meets with lawmakers seeking 'justice and accountability' for his slaying

Source: The Hill on MSN.com

"I am here for one reason and one reason only - to bring justice and accountability for Jamal, my beloved who was brutally murdered by Saudi agents. The Trump Administration has failed to take any significant action to hold...

October 19, 2019 Saudi Aramco survivor navigates choppy IPO waters

Source: The Financial Times

Others believe he is still in the passenger seat, with Yasir al-Rumayyan, Saudi Aramco’s new chairman and head of the Public Investment Fund, now taking charge. The appointment of Mr Rumayyan, a close ally of Prince...

October 19, 2019 As 78 survivors of Dr. Richard Strauss’ abuse, we demand accountability and transparency from OSU

Source: Cleveland.com

Instead, they say, “I am going to do the right thing.” Ohioans are fortunate to have a true leader in the fight to ensure transparency and accountability in the unfolding story of abuse, assault, harassment, and...

October 19, 2019 Australia - ASIC Corporate Governance Taskforce: Director And Officer Oversight Of Non-financial Risk Report.

Source: conventuslaw.com

The ASIC Corporate Governance Taskforce (Taskforce) released its ‘Director and officer oversight of non-financial risk report’ (Report) on 2 October 2019. The Report follows the review by the Taskforce of director and...

October 18, 2019 IBM, Raw Seafoods Collaborate to Use Blockchain to Help Improve Seafood Traceability and Sustainability While Addressing Fraud

Source: YAHOO!

From a sustainability standpoint, the data gathered and stored on blockchain can help fishing boats source more strategically, providing boat owners a direct connection to the "last mile" in the distribution channels. Blockchain...

October 18, 2019 Atlanta hires new chief sustainability officer

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms appointed Shelby Busó chief sustainability officer, the city announced in a news release. Busó will oversee the city’s resilience and sustainability efforts, which include...

October 18, 2019 The Golden Age of airplane food is over. The future: Snacks and sustainability.

Source: Washington Post

The rattle of a flight attendant’s service cart sparks a nostalgic joy in me. No matter how many times I fly, I perk up when those trolleys come rumbling down the aisle, maiming any appendages brazenly stretched beyond arm...

October 18, 2019 Elizabeth Warren Is Not Honest

Source: Townhall

All were policies purchased on the individual market, not through employers. Another study, by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, found that between 2004 and 2008, some 27,000 policies were rescinded out of 6.7...

October 18, 2019 KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Notes Issued by DT Auto Owner Trust 2019-4

Source: Benzinga.com

KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider, and is a certified Credit Rating Agency (CRA) by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Kroll Bond Rating...

October 18, 2019 U.K. Shoppers Will Win This Christmas

Source: YAHOO!

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- British retailers begging Santa for a Brexit deal for Christmas may be getting what they asked for. The crucial holiday shopping period, which accounts for a large proportion of their annual profit, is...

October 18, 2019 Africa needs to rise up to mitigate looming water insecurity

Source: Ghanaweb.com

Dr Olufunke Cofie, Principal Researcher, and Head of West Africa Office, International Water Management Institute, said cities in Africa must be water-smart and come out with ways to use and manage it productively. The side-event...

October 18, 2019 PHOTOS: Charlotte's commercial real estate sector takes center stage at Heavy Hitters awards event

Source: The Business Journals

Bob Bertges, newly retired from his post as Wells Fargo & Co.'s top real estate executive, shared with a crowd of nearly 450 gathered Thursday night for the Charlotte Business Journal's Heavy Hitters Commercial Real Estate...

October 18, 2019 FAA to test whether packed planes affect evacuation time

Source: Fox Business

Quotes delayed at least 15 minutes. Real-time quotes provided by BATS BZX Real-Time Price. Market Data provided by Interactive Data (Terms & Conditions). Powered and Implemented by Interactive Data Managed Solutions. Company...

October 18, 2019 Elizabethton taking applications for finance director/city clerk

Source: Johnson City Press

The salary range is $62,500 to $77,000. The city is on the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System. To apply, go to www.elizabethton.org — Job Openings or to the Director of Human Resources, 136 S. Sycamore Street,...

October 18, 2019 Taproot Foundation Celebrates the Community of Pro Bono This Pro Bono Week 2019

Source: CSR Wire

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 /CSRwire/ - The pro bono movement is an ecosystem, a true community supporting a community. And each role in this ecosystem is vital in bringing the impact to life—from the nonprofit professionals on the...

October 18, 2019 If we get infrastructure right, Nigerians will not care about governance —Buhari

Source: The Punch Newspapers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said that if the Federal Government was able to put in place the right infrastructure in different sectors of the economy, Nigerians would not be so concerned ...

October 18, 2019 SWA: Scotch exports to US could drop 20% after tariffs

Source: The Spirits Business

The tariffs, which were formally given the go ahead by the World Trade Organization (WTO) earlier this week, came into force today (18 October). The US has been embroiled in an ongoing spat with the WTO over illegal subsidies for...

October 18, 2019 County will watch budget closely

Source: The Alpena News

Last year, the county paid $484,113 toward its unfunded pension liabilities, but officials with the Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan say the county should pay about $1 million for the next decade to catch up....

October 18, 2019 Malaysia, Goldman Discuss Dropping 1MDB Charges- Top Prosecutor to Nikkei

Source: New York Times

Malaysian and U.S. investigators say about $4.5 billion was misappropriated from the now-defunct state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad, set up in 2009 by former prime minister Najib Razak. Last year, Malaysia filed...

October 18, 2019 Behind The Idea: Low ROIC And Poor Corporate Governance Put Safehold At Risk

Source: Seeking Alpha

ROIC for SAFE is about 3% cash and 5.5% GAAP. This is not enough for its expensive cost structure. Dividends are not covered by cash NOI net of fees and interest expense. We see a 30% downside to fair value. This article was...

October 18, 2019 Voya Selected as New Service Provider for New Mexico PERA SmartSave Deferred Compensation Plan

Source: YAHOO!

Voya Financial, Inc. (VOYA), announced today that its Retirement business has been selected as the new recordkeeper for the New Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) SmartSave Deferred Compensation Plan, which is...

October 18, 2019 Logi Analytics launched a partnership to better track Amazon rainforest fires

Source: Technical

The Mclean, Virginia-based software developer teamed up with Conservation International to build a real-time interactive analytics dashboard that can track the progress and activity of these wildfires. Arlington, Virginia-based ...

October 18, 2019 The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Asbury Automotive, Agree Realty, Veoneer, Hawaiian Holdings and The Carlyle Group

Source: YAHOO!

Stocks recently featured in the blog include: Asbury Automotive Group Inc. ABG, Agree Realty Corp. ADC, Veoneer Inc. VNE, Hawaiian Holdings Inc. HA and The Carlyle Group L.P. CG. Here are highlights from Wednesday’s Analyst...

October 18, 2019 Fair Trade USA Founder & CEO Wins Ethical Corporation’s 2019 Business Leadership Award

Source: CSR Wire

Winner of Fast Company’s Social Enterprise of the Year Award and recognized as a leading social venture by the Clinton Global Initiative, the Skoll Foundation, and Ashoka, Fair Trade USA also helps brands and retailers tell...

October 18, 2019 Stocks Edge Lower on Earnings, China Growth Data: Markets Wrap

Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com

The dollar held steady at its weakest level since July. Load Error Gains in media and financial-services shares weren’t enough to offset automaker declines on the Stoxx Europe 600 index, and the benchmark lingered in the...

October 18, 2019 Shaping the Future of Public Administration With Booz Allen SVP--and NAPA Fellow--Dr. Cedric Sims

Source: MarketWatch

Oct 17, 2019 (3BL Media via COMTEX) -- SOURCE:Booz Allen Hamilton The congressionally chartered National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) has been helping government leaders solve critical management challenges since 1967....

October 18, 2019 High-tech firms aim to upend the insurance market — how to find if they're the right fit for you

Source: CNBC

Yet wading through all your options could wind up leaving you thoroughly confused. According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) there were 5,964 insurers in the U.S. in 2018, with consumers paying...

October 18, 2019 Apollo Investment Management – Value Investing Explained

Source: Digital Journal

The focus is entirely stock selection on the basis of complete analysis of the company’s valuation, balance sheet etc. Apollo Investment Management is an investment firm serving clients in the United Kingdom, providing...

October 18, 2019 Mars shows man the final frontier of circular economy

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

an organisation that promotes the transition to a more sustainable economy. "One would hope that getting people to think about Mars ... that it brings home to us that actually our planet is very precious." Gupta said. "There is...

October 18, 2019 Nigeria's economic growth to quicken, inflation to ease this year -IMF

Source: Finance Yahoo

It also cautioned against draining fiscal buffers. Nigeria's excess crude account, where Africa's biggest oil exporter saves money from excess oil revenues not allocated for in the government's budget, contained $2.28 billion at...

October 18, 2019 US imposes tariffs on EU wine, cheese, and olive oil as broader trade talks languish

Source: Washington Examiner on MSN.com

Load Error Friday's tariffs are the result of a World Trade Organization ruling earlier this month that went the Trump administration's way. But the U.S. tariffs are also intended to send a message to the EU that it should...

October 18, 2019 Bee-to-bee business: Honey-making startup spreads sustainability buzz

Source: The Business Journals

He said that the company, which aims to increase the bee population, has effectively assumed the role of a sustainability contractor, providing businesses an edge at a time when sustainability practices are becoming more...

October 18, 2019 ‘I SIGN BECAUSE NAJIB SIGNED’ – EX-1MDB CEO AS GOOD AS PUTS EX-PM IN JAIL – ‘NAJIB WAS THE EMPEROR OF 1MDB’

Source: Malaysia Chronicle

KUALA LUMPUR – 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) former chief executive officer told the High Court today he signed the minutes of meeting in relation to one 1MDB meeting because it was first signed by Datuk Seri Najib...

October 18, 2019 Malaysia in talks with Goldman to drop 1MDB charges: Prosecutor

Source: Al Jazeera English

Malaysia filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs in 2018 over three bond sales that raised $6.5bn for the scandal-ridden 1Malaysia Development Berhad [File: Olivia Harris/Reuters] Investment banking giant Goldman Sachs has...

October 18, 2019 Puglia succeeds Nassif at Western Growers

Source: Capital Press

Dave Puglia, executive vice president of Western Growers in Irvine, Calif., has been named new president and CEO, succeeding Tom Nassif, who will retire Feb. 1. Puglia, 54, has been with Western Growers for 15 years and has...

October 18, 2019 Purpose At Work: How IBM Partners With Developers To Scale Impact

Source: Forbes

You can partner with another organization to scale your combined impact and showcase your value. A great example of this sort of purposeful collaboration is the partnership between IBM and the Clinton Global Initiative...

October 18, 2019 WATCH: Stock picks — Euro Stoxx 50 and Remgro

Source: businesslive.co.za

The CEO in the DA is the accounting officer who leads the party's administration and gives effect to the vision of the party's leadership Faced with social, environmental and governance crises, we can’t continue to ignore...

October 18, 2019 Stocks Drift Amid Weak Earnings, China Growth Data: Markets Wrap

Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com

The dollar held steady close to its weakest level since July. Declines in automakers and food shares weighed on the Stoxx Europe 600 Index. Renault plunged as much as 15% after the carmaker cut its full-year forecast, and rival...

October 18, 2019 Ex-CEO: Najib was like ‘emperor of 1MDB’, ultimate power in company

Source: Malay Mail on MSN.com

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 — Datuk Shahrol Azral Ibrahim Halmi agreed that former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was virtually the "emperor" of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MBD) as he was the ultimate decision-maker in...

October 18, 2019 Stichting Pensioenfonds ING chooses Robeco for social investing program

Source: Pensions&Investments

Stichting Pensioenfonds ING, Amsterdam, hired Robeco Group as partner for its socially responsible investing program. Robeco will advise the €26 billion ($28.7 billion) pension fund on various SRI issues, prepare reports on...

October 18, 2019 FDA warns pregnant and breast-feeding women to avoid CBD and cannabis products for fear of ‘serious risk’

Source: Food

This call was reiterated by the Grocery Manufacturers Association Oct. 16 following the FDA’s advisory cautioning pregnant or breastfeeding women against the use of CBD. While the trade group, which will become the Consumer...

October 18, 2019 Asian cities urged to guard cultural heritage as they modernise

Source: YAHOO!

PENANG, Malaysia, Oct 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Many of Asia's booming cities are failing to preserve their cultural heritage and risk losing the traditional knowledge that is crucial for promoting inclusiveness,...

October 18, 2019 Muse secures forward-funding deal with Schroders

Source: Place North West

Schroders and Muse have agreed a deal to forward-fund Dow’s 26,100 sq ft headquarters at Cheadle Royal Business Park. The deal with Schroders Regional Office Property Unit Trust is for an undisclosed price but reflects a...

October 18, 2019 Relmada to Ring NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell on Friday, October 18

Source: YAHOO!

NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Relmada Therapeutics Inc. (RLMD), a clinical-stage company developing novel therapies for the treatment of central nervous system diseases, announced today that the Relmada team will ring...

October 18, 2019 Plan International USA Girls Taking Over Leadership Positions in Honor of International Day of the Girl

Source: CSR Wire

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 17 /CSRwire/ - From film directors and newspaper editors to TV news anchors, thousands of girls across the globe stepped into the shoes of leaders in the fields of media, entertainment, business and politics...

October 18, 2019 News-Press Roundup: Hoover boys’ water polo tops Burroughs in Pacific League match

Source: Los Angeles Times

Hoover 14, Burroughs 11: Samvel Manukyan finished with seven goals Thursday to spark visiting Hoover to a Pacific League win. The Tornadoes improved to 5-0 in league. Glendale 10, Crescenta Valley 8: Glendale posted a Pacific...

October 18, 2019 Europe's specialty food makers brace for US tariffs

Source: The Herald-Dispatch

The tariffs on $7.5 billion worth of European goods were approved by the World Trade Organization as compensation for illegal EU subsidies to plane maker Airbus. The U.S. has some leeway in deciding what goods it puts tariffs on....

October 18, 2019 Universal sued after tourist says he suffers paralysis on water slide; report called it ‘numbness’

Source: Orlando Sentinel

James Bowen, 47, and his wife filed the lawsuit in Orange Circuit Court after he slammed his head in a shallow wading pool at Punga Racers water slide in July. Emails shed light on OUC and Universal attorneys working together to...

October 18, 2019 Blackstone Group Buys 3 Multifamily Buildings for $178 million

Source: Los Angeles Business Journal

The Blackstone Group has purchased a portfolio of three multifamily properties in Los Angeles for $177.5 million, records show. Two of the properties are in Santa Clarita, and the other is in San Pedro. The Harborview Apartment...

October 18, 2019 Coca-Cola, Weak China Growth, AT&T, GM, Aramco IPO - 5 Things You Must Know

Source: TheStreet.com

U.S. stock futures decline Friday after China posts its weakest quarterly economic growth rate in nearly three decades; Coca-Cola, Schlumberger and American Express reports earnings; AT&T is discussing with Elliott Management...

October 18, 2019 Optical mapping of biological water in single live cells by stimulated Raman excited fluorescence microscopy

Source: Nature

Water is arguably the most common and yet least understood material on Earth. Indeed, the biophysical behavior of water in crowded intracellular milieu is a long-debated issue. Understanding of the spatial and compositional ...

October 18, 2019 China's upgraded cybersecurity law could take a toll

Source: Axios

That law will now apply to all networks. "It’s going to be incredibly invasive," said Adam Segal, director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Background: China's cybersecurity...

October 18, 2019 Kennedy Wilson Announces $300 Million Perpetual Preferred Equity Investment From Eldridge Industries

Source: Benzinga.com

Joint Venture Platform with Eldridge Affiliate Security Benefit Increases Target to $1.5 Billion Global real estate investment company Kennedy Wilson (NYSE:KW) announces that affiliates of Eldridge Industries (collectively,...

October 18, 2019 FAAC: FG, States, LGAs share N693.529bn for September

Source: The Guardian Nigeria

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the N693.529 billion comprised revenue from Value ... However, the AGF said that as of Oct. 17, the balance in the Excess Crude Account was $323.692million.

October 18, 2019 William N. Levine, MD to Present Catalyst CSR™ Total Shoulder System at American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 2019 Annual Meeting

Source: The Bakersfield Californian

(Photo: Business Wire) During the ASES meeting, Catalyst will be showcasing the two newest components of its Catalyst CSR system at booth 20 – the Press Fit humeral component and the Augmented Glenoid. These new components...

October 18, 2019 Solactive Licenses Smart City And Smart Factory Indices To Amundi

Source: Mondo Visione

Recognizing this development, Europe’s largest asset manager, Amundi, licensed the Solactive Smart City Index to serve as the underlying of Amundi Smart City UCITS ETF. Solactive’s Smart City Index currently provides...

October 18, 2019 EPA proposes upping lead testing at schools in rule overhaul

Source: KUSI

But critics say another change would give utilities decades more to fully replace lead pipes in water systems with high lead. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Thursday announced the proposed changes to controls on lead...

October 18, 2019 Michael Pollan wants to change your mind

Source: news.harvard.edu

Donald Trump made a surprise appearance as a topic during “How to Change Your Mind,” Michael Pollan’s HubWeek talk on Tuesday based on his eponymous 2018 bestseller about psychedelic drugs. Pollan didn’t...

October 18, 2019 Neudata London Alternative Data Summit 2019

Source: Business Insider

This two-day summit, hosted at the London Science Museum, features keynote speakers from Two Sigma, Schroders, S&P and McLaren Applied Technologies. The event will bring together over 400 delegates from Investment Management...

October 18, 2019 European stocks lower after Chinese growth slows and Renault warns

Source: MarketWatch

European stocks weakened Friday after the release of data showing a slowdown in Chinese growth and a warning from French automaker Renault. The Stoxx Europe 600 SXXP, -0.11% declined 0.12% to 392.59. The German DAX DAX, +0.07%...

October 18, 2019 Shifting to sustainable investment is not ‘pie-in-the-sky’

Source: Eco-business

Sustainable investment is still not mainstream and requires investors to search ... This story was published with permission from Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, ...

October 18, 2019 Pope criticizes cruelty of world marked by hunger, obesity, food waste

Source: Catholic Philly

“We are, in fact, witnessing how food is ceasing to be a means of subsistence and turning into an avenue of personal destruction,” he said in his message to Qu Dongyu, director general of the Food and Agriculture...

October 18, 2019 Avery Dennison Wins 2019 Innovations in Sustainability Award

Source: CSR Wire

EcoVadis and Avery Dennison received the Innovations in Sustainability award for Avery Dennison’s Sustainable Procurement Program, which assesses, monitors, and encourages the improvement of the social and environmental...

October 18, 2019 Assigning workers to new networks boosts sustainability

Source: Phys.org

Organizations looking to lead quests for sustainability can train troops within their ranks, but the traditional boundaries like experience, seniority and departments aren't where the payoffs lie. Social scientists at Michigan...

October 18, 2019 Not convinced on the need for urgent climate action' Here's what happens to our planet between 1.5°C and 2°C of global warming

Source: YAHOO!

At the Paris Agreement in 2015, governments agreed to limit global warming to well below 2°C and to aim for 1.5°C. By 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – the UN body tasked with relaying the...

October 18, 2019 ArcelorMittal wins Steelie Award for sustainability for third straight year

Source: Northwest Indiana Times

ArcelorMittal won the World Steel Association's Steelie Award for excellence in sustainability. The honor at the Steelies — sometimes called the Oscars of the steel industry — recognizes the company's leadership in...

October 18, 2019 AB Group Packaging and PEFC Push Sustainability on European Paper Bag Day and COP25, in Response to the Global Plastic Crisis

Source: The Register-Herald

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191017005394/en/ AB Group Packaging and PEFC Push Sustainability on European Paper Bag Day and COP25, in Response to the...

October 18, 2019 Unlocking the Transformational Power of Sustainability Thought Leadership

Source: Sustainable Brands

Because it lacks the self-serving undercurrents associated with other types of marketing, sustainability thought leadership is one of the most effective tools for building trust among stakeholders while establishing your brand as...

October 18, 2019 Burton joins ranks of Vermont B Corps

Source: VTDigger

In Vermont, the list of better-known B Corps includes Rhino Foods in Burlington, Chroma Technology in Bellows Falls, King Arthur Flour in Norwich, Clean Yield Asset Management in Norwich, and SunCommon in Waterbury. Vermont...

October 18, 2019 Sugary drinks made up over 60 percent of children’s drink sales last year

Source: ConsumerAffairs

Despite policies that have been created with the goal of limiting kids’ sugar intake via sweetened drinks, a new study conducted by researchers from the UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity identified a trend among...

October 18, 2019 EPA proposes rewrite of rules on lead contamination in water

Source: YAHOO!

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday proposed a rewrite of rules for dealing with lead pipes contaminating drinking water, but critics say the changes appear to give water systems decades more time to...

October 18, 2019 Desalination of Produced Water by Membrane Distillation: Effect of the Feed Components and of a Pre-treatment by Fenton Oxidation

Source: Nature

To design the most compact treatment scheme and with the aim of obtaining an easier management of produced water for reuse purposes, Fenton oxidation is here investigated as a feed pre-treatment that may produce an effluent...

October 18, 2019 Surprises In A Popular Quality ETF

Source: YAHOO!

For its part, QUAL, which tracks the MSCI USA Sector Neutral Quality Index ... to grow its dividend as a better quality indicator than its prevailing dividend yield,” said BlackRock. “The payment of a sustainable and...

October 18, 2019 The Northeast US has a carbon-trading system. It is boosting, not hurting, state economies.

Source: Vox

Win McNamee/Getty Images Earlier this month, Pennsylvania’s governor announced his state was moving to join the Northeast’s carbon market, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. In 2018, we explained how the states...

October 18, 2019 Department of Homeland Security Effectively Ending ‘Catch and Release’ of Illegal Migrants

Source: YAHOO!

Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan explained during a speech before the Council on Foreign Relations that the vast majority of migrant families who enter the country illegally will no longer be eligible for “catch and...

October 18, 2019 Sustainability Finally Takes Centre Stage in Shanghai

Source: The Business of Fashion

SHANGHAI, China — From whichever way you examine China’s place in the global fashion industry — consumer, supplier or manufacturer — it is clear that the country is a linchpin for making progress on the...

October 18, 2019 HSBC GAM launches EM government debt index fund

Source: Citywire

HSBC Global Asset Management has launched a new passive emerging markets government debt hard currency fund. The HSBC Global Emerging Market Government Bond index will be managed by the UK group’s passive fixed income team,...

October 18, 2019 New Mexico Public Employees picks Voya as administrator for 457 plan

Source: Pensions&Investments

New Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association, Santa Fe, hired Voya Financial as third-party administrator for its $632 million 457 plan, the Smart Save Plan. Voya replaced Nationwide Financial on Oct. 1, according to a...

October 18, 2019 INTERVIEW-UK clampdown on climate protests sets 'disturbing precedent' - UN rights expert

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Boyd, who is also an associate professor of law, policy and sustainability at Canada's University of British Columbia ... editing by Laurie Goering. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson ...

October 18, 2019 Cod or haddock' Study looks at 'name bias' and fisheries sustainability

Source: Phys.org

The answer may have implications for supporting local fisheries and food sustainability in New England, says UMass Amherst environmental conservation graduate student Amanda Davis. A research fellow at the UMass Amherst-based...

October 18, 2019 Federal Regulators May Update Crash Testing, Possibly Making High-Tech Safety Gear Mandatory

Source: Forbes

“NCAP needs to keep up with the rest of the world,” said Jack Gillis, executive director of the Consumer Federation of America, and another NCAP pioneer. “Essentially, we are testing vehicles the same way we did...

October 18, 2019 U.S. tariffs to hit specialty foods

Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The tariffs on $7.5 billion worth of European goods were approved by the World Trade Organization as compensation for illegal EU subsidies to plane-maker Airbus. The U.S. has some leeway in deciding what goods it puts tariffs on....

October 18, 2019 Exclusive: Lampert helps bankroll Sears as woes persist after bankruptcy - sources

Source: YAHOO!

(Reuters) - U.S. retailer Sears has borrowed about $150 million from lenders, including its billionaire owner Eddie Lampert, as it racks up losses less than a year after it emerged from bankruptcy protection, people familiar with...

October 18, 2019 China's Slowing Economy Renews US Trade Deal Focus, But Who Has the Upper Hand'

Source: TheStreet.com

China's worrying economic slowdown, the steepest in three decades, puts renewed focus on the fate of trade talks with the United States and the chances of a tariff roll-back as the two sides look to end more than year of...

October 18, 2019 Biden said ISIS is ‘going to come here.’ Is he right'

Source: PRI

a Georgetown University professor who focuses on counterterrorism and homeland security at the Council on Foreign Relations. Hoffman said presidential candidates should be careful about how they talk about risks because people...

October 18, 2019 FAO calls for stronger actions to achieve Zero Hunger

Source: News Ghana

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has underscored the urgent need for stronger actions in order to make healthy diets accessible and affordable to all and sundry. Since unhealthy diet has been...

October 18, 2019 Study: Teacher pensions at risk

Source: Journal Inquirer

“The Connecticut teacher retirement restructuring approved earlier this year was an important step in creating a more transparent picture of the true unfunded long-term liabilities and a realistic plan to address...

October 18, 2019 Admiral James Stavridis (Ret) On Russia, Syria & ISIS Being The Big Winners After President Trump Removed Troops From Syria

Source: Fox News

Admiral James Stavridis (Ret), former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO and currently a member of the Carlyle Group, spoke with Brian Kilmeade about his new book "Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character"....

October 18, 2019 At new Finnish resort, your carbon footprint can lower the tab

Source: Reuters

“All about experiencing nature - we want you to go out and be involved in it,” marketing and communication strategist Simone Bocedi told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. While prices have yet to be determined, Bocedi...

October 18, 2019 Pyramid Analytics Appoints Dave Henry as Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances

Source: YAHOO!

He’s also held leadership roles at Pentaho (Hitachi Data Systems), TEMTEC (IBM), Sagent Technology (Pitney-Bowes), Platinum Technology (Computer Associates) and Boeing Computer Services Henry holds an MSc in Information...

October 18, 2019 Is it ethical for private companies to create currency'

Source: Finextra

There is some truth to what he is saying as regulating currencies that we use on a daily basis should be approached with no clear profit in mind. It should always be for the benefit of the user rather than the benefit of the...

October 18, 2019 Driscoll's Joins AgWater Challenge: Watsonville

Source: Patch on MSN.com

through new actions and commitments • Improved standing in Ceres’ next Feeding Ourselves Thirsty ranking • Insight from communications experts on how to effectively tell their sustainability story to a range of...

October 18, 2019 Inappropriate handling, use of chemicals have never been worse — Minister

Source: Vanguard

Abubakar made this known at the Inception Workshop for the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) Special Programme Project on Strengthening of the Legal and Institutional Infrastructure for Sound Management of Chemicals in Nigeria on...

October 18, 2019 President Ilham Aliyev chairs meeting on economic area (UPDATE)

Source: Middle East North Africa Financial Network

Minister of Finance Samir Sharifov, Minister of Economy Shahin Mustafayev, Minister of Taxes Mikayil Jabbarov, Minister of Labour and Social Protection of Population Sahil Babayev, Chairman of the Board of the Central Bank of...

October 18, 2019 Taco Bell Pulls 2 Million Pounds Of Beef From Restaurants Across US Over Concerns Of Metal Contamination

Source: CBS Boston / WBZ

Kenosha Beef International recalled the products over concerns that they may be contaminated with metal shavings, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a news release. The bags of...

October 18, 2019 Beef Recall 2019: E. Coli Contamination Prompts Recall Of Several Meat Products

Source: International Business Times

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a warning to consumers over a recall that was issued in Canada and may affect the U.S. consumption of beef. Ryding Regency Meat...

October 18, 2019 World Economic Forum announces theme and details for next year's meeting in Davos

Source: IOL News

CAPE TOWN – The World Economic Forum on Thursday announced the theme and details for its annual meeting, to be held next year in Davos, Switzerland. The 50th anniversary of the institution will be held under the theme...

October 18, 2019 Nigeria: FG, States, LGAs share N693.529bn for September

Source: World Stage

The communique also stated that in September 2019, revenue from Petroleum Profit Tax (PPT) and Company Income Tax (CIT) decreased while Royalties, Import and Excise Duties and Value Added Tax increased considerably. However, the...

October 18, 2019 New CFPB database of expensive prepaid cards is missing key information, advocates say

Source: MarketWatch

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has launched a new database revealing the terms and conditions on prepaid cards and payroll cards that can sometimes hit users with high fees. But people wouldn’t know that from the...

October 18, 2019 AM Best Downgrades Credit Ratings of Foresters Life Insurance and Annuity Company; Places Credit Ratings Under Review With Negative Implications

Source: Digital Journal

OLDWICK, N.J.--(Business Wire)--AM Best has downgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A- (Excellent) from A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to “a-“ from “a+” of Foresters Life...

October 18, 2019 Consumers show they know their meat with spot on complaint about an import

Source: Food Safety News

A consumer complaint has led to an investigation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and a recall of a small quantity of meat. Houston-based Global Zakii Enterprises, LLC, a...

October 18, 2019 Puglia to head Western Growers as Nassif retires

Source: The Fence Post

The board of Western Growers, which represents fresh produce growers in Arizona, California, Colorado and New Mexico, announced Oct. 16 that it has selected Dave Puglia as the organization’s next president and CEO. Puglia...

October 18, 2019 Flint mayoral candidates spar over development, water rates at debate

Source: MLive

The debate, hosted by ABC 12 on Thursday, Oct. 17, lasted less than thirty minutes and the topics ranged from restoring residents’ trust following the water crisis to ensuring financial stability to reducing crime. Weaver...

October 18, 2019 US Imposes Tariffs On EU Goods, Targeting Airbus, Wine And Whisky

Source: International Business Times

The United States imposed tariffs on a record $7.5-billion worth of European Union goods on Friday, despite threats of retaliation, with Airbus, French wine and Scottish whiskies among the high-profile targets. The tariffs, which...

October 18, 2019 As Urbanization Accelerates, Cities Go Skyward, Underground and High-Tech

Source: The Irrawaddy

“People move to cities to live and work because they’re a solution: they significantly reduce the amount of movement and space required to do anything,” he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation ... into farmland...

October 18, 2019 1MDB: Only 10% of those served with compound have paid, says MACC

Source: The Sun

PUTRAJAYA: Only 10% of those who were served compounds to recover money derived from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) have agreed to comply and return the money, said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). Deputy...

October 18, 2019 AZTherapies Closes $26.3 Million Series C Preferred Equity Financing

Source: YAHOO!

BOSTON, Oct. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AZTherapies, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics to extend brain health, today announced the closing of a $26.3 million Series C Preferred equity financing. This...

October 18, 2019 Report: Top corporates embrace ESG and SDG reporting

Source: Business Green

That is the over-arching conclusion from the seven edition of the Reporting Matters annual review from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), which today provides an update on the sustainability reporting...

October 18, 2019 Major Environmental Groups Call on Businesses to Lead on Climate Policy

Source: CSR Wire

Carter Roberts, President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund, United States Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout...

October 18, 2019 Danone Lowers Outlook on Weakness in U.S. Yogurt and Bottled Water

Source: Bloomberg

Danone lowered its full-year sales forecast after weakness in yogurt in the U.S. and bottled water in Europe held back third-quarter revenue growth. Revenue will climb 2.5% to 3% on a comparable basis this year, the company said...

October 18, 2019 'A lot of work to do': IMF chief urges global trade reforms

Source: Al Jazeera English

But Georgieva also said an urgent updating of trade rules is needed to restore strong growth to the global economy. She called for concerted efforts to reform the World Trade Organization to better account for e-commerce and the...

October 18, 2019 Short Sellers Feasting on Bitcoin's Near 40% Plunge

Source: Investopedia

Bitcoin, already down near 40% off its 2019 highs as traders load up on short positions, risks plunging even further after breaking through a key technical level this week of $8,000 per coin. If it sustains its fall below that...

October 18, 2019 Ohio Public Employees Retirement System Selects a Towers Watson Companyto Administer OPERS Medicare Connector

Source: MarketWatch

ARLINGTON, Va. & COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct 01, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) has selected Extend Health, Inc., a Towers Watson (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW) company, to deliver and manage a...

October 18, 2019 No third party claims on more than RM2m seized from Pahang Umno

Source: Malaysiakini

No interested third party appeared before the Kuala Lumpur High Court here today to claim the RM2,479,300.18 linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) that was seized by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)...

October 18, 2019 Yes, Honua Ola’s Renewable Energy Is Sustainable

Source: Civil Beat

Continuous planting of new trees reduces the overall carbon footprint. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the leading international body for the assessment of climate change, reports biomass emits fewer...

October 18, 2019 B.C. man sues Monsanto, Bayer, alleging Roundup herbicide caused his cancer

Source: CBC.ca

Cliff Sissons of Cranbrook, B.C., is suing the makers of the well-used herbicide, alleging exposure over the years caused him to develop non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The maker of Roundup says the product is safe.

October 18, 2019 Suburban Maryland emerging as a life sciences powerhouse

Source: The Business Journals

As home to the headquarters of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), suburban Maryland has always held a distinct advantage...

October 18, 2019 What Does Creditworthiness Mean'

Source: YAHOO!

Stay informed. Many free tools can help you understand credit and how different behaviors might affect your creditworthiness. Head to CreditScoreQuiz.org, developed by VantageScore and the Consumer Federation of America, to test...

October 18, 2019 Consumer Product Safety commission: No more inclined sleepers

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

Consumer and child safety organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics, Kids in Danger, Consumer Federation of America. Public Citizen and U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund hailed the CPSC’s...

October 18, 2019 FIFA claims 82M TV audience for Women’s World Cup final

Source: Seattle Times

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA research says the Women’s World Cup final drew an average audience of 82.18 million in-home viewers — 56% more than the 2015 final. FIFA says the United States’ 2-0 win over the...

October 18, 2019 AM Best Revises Issuer Credit Rating Outlook to Negative for British American Insurance Company

Source: YAHOO!

AM Best has revised the outlook to negative from stable for the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and Long-Term ICR of “a+” of British...

October 18, 2019 A report by the Climate Group Put India Ahead of USA in Energy Efficiency

Source: jagranjosh.com

A report by the Climate Group, named India’s Clean Revolution, published on 18 March 2011 revealed that the market for low carbon goods and services in India could reach 135 billion US dollars by 2020 creating some 10.5...

October 18, 2019 CDPQ commits $50 million to seed-stage funds in Québec

Source: BetaKit

Quebéc-based institutional investment firm La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) is committing $50 million in additional capital to seed funds within the province. This new commitment will be...

October 18, 2019 Additional capital for Québec startups

Source: YAHOO!

MONTRÉAL, Oct. 17, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) announced today that it will commit an additional $50 million to Québec seed funds. Through this...

October 18, 2019 U.N. rights experts criticize London climate protest 'ban' before court hearing

Source: Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A lawyer working with Extinction Rebellion climate protesters ... who is also an associate professor of law, policy and sustainability at Canada’s University of British Columbia. Philip...

October 18, 2019 London Police Ban Extinction Rebellion from Trying to Save the Planet

Source: VICE

As part of the "Autumn Uprising" the climate group has protested the financial sector, blocked Lambeth Bridge and taken over Trafalgar Square in order to bring attention to the climate emergency. However, last night police put a...

October 18, 2019 Opinion: One Championship’s Move From Self-Governance Could Speed Growth

Source: Sherdog

The choice of self-governance will make for fascinating strategic business plans. In June of this year, Sityodtong stated that while Asian markets will continue to be the main focus of the promotion, he has ambitions of beginning...

October 18, 2019 Drought: Farmers worry they’re taking a back seat to the surplus

Source: The Daily Telegraph

However dissolving the Future Fund — a bipartisan policy reform backed by the agriculture industry — would only serve to further disadvantage farmers. Though Labor would like more than $100 million dispensed from the...

October 18, 2019 2019 40 Under 40: Leonard Burke

Source: The Business Journals

But when the housing market crashed and the business failed, he took his experience and landed a job with a private investment company in Tampa specializing in distressed assets. As a project manager, he helped the company...

October 18, 2019 SM Hotels and Conventions Corp (SMHCC) sets the bar for green procurement in the country’s hospitality sector

Source: BusinessMirror

We look forward in supporting their efforts towards sustainable tourism through our Green Choice Philippines Programme together with our other project partners such as DOT, UN Environment Programme, WWF-PH, and Tourism Congress...

October 18, 2019 Richie Ramsay posts 66 to sit one shot off lead at Open de France

Source: The Scotsman on MSN.com

Scotland’s Richie Ramsay is a shot off the lead in joint third place after day one of the Amundi Open de France. George Coetzee and Ryan Fox sat at the top of a heavily congested leaderboard at Le Golf National. Continental...

October 18, 2019 Australia's best paid bureaucrat rakes in $2.5m

Source: The Australian Financial Review

Mr Arndt took home $664,832 in base salary and more than $759,000 in bonuses. Future Fund chairman Peter Costello, who chairs Nine Entertainment which owns The Australian Financial Review, received $230,417 in remuneration. The...

October 18, 2019 Asia-Pacific Trade Deal: Trading Away Indian Agriculture'

Source: CounterPunch

This agreement was drawn up with the full and direct participation of representatives from various companies, such as Monsanto, Cargill and Walmart, in return for India receiving assistance to develop its nuclear sector. And now,...

October 18, 2019 USDA issues public health alert for beef products with possible E. coli contamination

Source: WIVB-TV

(WIVB)–The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert for raw beef products imported from Ontario, Canada. Ryding-Regency Meat Packers recalled the beef because due to possible E. coli...

October 18, 2019 How much Future Fund spends in fees

Source: Financial Standard

Australia's sovereign wealth fund returned a stellar 11.5% in the year to June, but how much did it spend on fees' In its annual report published this week, the Future Fund revealed it has a "direct ratio cost" of 0.203% and ...

October 18, 2019 Amid cash crisis, United Nations likely to be able to pay staff in November

Source: Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations has received enough partial payments from some countries to be able to pay its staff next month, a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday after U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned...

October 18, 2019 Sweetened drinks represented 62% of children's drink sales in 2018

Source: Science Daily

State and local taxes on sugary drinks should include children's fruit drinks and flavored waters to raise the price and discourage purchases. UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. (2019, October 16). Sweetened drinks...

October 18, 2019 Pennsylvania American Water Awards $25,000 in Grants to Local Fire Departments

Source: YAHOO!

Grants awarded during Fire Safety Month will be used to purchase emergency gear, life-saving equipment, training materials and essential firefighting apparatus Pennsylvania American Water announced today that 51 fire departments...

October 18, 2019 Mumtalakat’s General Counsel selected

Source: bna.bh

Manama, Oct. 17 (BNA): Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat), the sovereign wealth fund of Bahrain, celebrated another recognition for its in-house legal expertise. Aysha Abdulmalek, the organisation’s General...

October 18, 2019 Beef products sold at ShopRite recalled for E. coli risk

Source: SILive

coli, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products were derived from imported beef from Ontario, Canada, and have been recalled by Ryding-Regency Meat Packers...

October 18, 2019 Must Read: Barneys May Sell For $271.4 Million, Gucci Is the Fastest-Growing Luxury Brand

Source: YAHOO!

{Hollywood Reporter} Uniqlo's parent company receives labor complaints Indonesian garment workers have filed a complaint against Fast Retailing, Uniqlo's parent company, for violating the Fair Labor Association's Workplace Code...

October 18, 2019 AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of UnipolRe Designated Activity Company

Source: YAHOO!

AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of UnipolRe Designated Activity Company (UnipolRe) (Ireland). The outlook of these Credit Ratings...

October 18, 2019 Four simple ways to fix audits

Source: Investors Chronicle

Investors have a right to know such information. In March, press reports highlighted criticism from shareholder advisory group Pensions & Investment Research Consultants (PIRC) of eight UK companies where there were...

October 18, 2019 More competition with four 5G networks but investment risk should be 'contained': Fitch Ratings

Source: The Straits Times

This is due to a localised network deployment in the initial period and reasonably priced spectrum, Fitch Ratings said on Friday (Oct 18). Fitch Rating's view follows the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)'s announcement...

October 18, 2019 Brookfield tech firm teams with United Nations on IoT center in Switzerland

Source: The Business Journals

ThoughtFocus, the global, 1,900-employee information technology, business process management and software engineering company based in Brookfield, is collaborating with the United Nations to establish an internet of things Center...

October 18, 2019 Judge allows Seattle to get outside help on police accountability

Source: MyNorthwest.com

Back in May, U.S District Judge James Robart ruled Seattle had fallen partially out of compliance with the decree on police accountability. In July, he granted the city 30 days to come up with a plan to address the issue. That...

October 18, 2019 ‘Fortnite’ Letter ‘O’ Location: Where To Find The Hidden ‘O’ In The ‘Open Water’ Loading Screen

Source: Forbes

Even though we just had our first week of Fortnite: Chapter 2 challenges on Tuesday, we already have another mission bundle this morning. This one is the Open Water mission bundle, even though pretty much none of its challenges...

October 18, 2019 Smart Water Management Market: Future Challenges, Production, Demand Analysis And Outlook To 2028

Source: MarketWatch

Oct 18, 2019 (WiredRelease via COMTEX) -- Smart Water Management Market report 2019 is dispensed after a thorough study of various key market segments like Market Size, Latest Trends, Market Threats & Key Drivers driving the...

October 18, 2019 Gov. Wolf signs order to get PA into multi-state greenhouse gas program. What’s next'

Source: NEXTpittsburgh

Last Thursday, Gov. Tom Wolf issued an executive order to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, instructing the organization to create a framework for entering the multi-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative...

October 18, 2019 How Can Indonesia Secure Progress in SDG Reporting'

Source: CSR Wire

Bahasa Indonesian is one of the ten language translations available for the GRI Standards. GRI and the UN Global Compact have produced the Business Reporting on the SDGs Action Platform. In September GRI launched a new Regional...

October 18, 2019 Glass Lewis Joins ISS in Recommending Stockholders Vote FOR Highpower International's Merger

Source: YAHOO!

Highpower urges stockholders to follow the recommendations of Glass Lewis and ISS by returning the previously mailed proxy/voting instruction card to vote FOR the adoption of the Merger Agreement. If Highpower stockholders have...

October 18, 2019 Quantifying operational lifetimes for coal power plants under the Paris goals

Source: Nature

(Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Geneva, Switzerland, 2018). 2. UNEP. The Emissions Gap Report 2017. https://wedocs.unep.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.11822/22070/EGR_2017.pdf (United Nations Environment Programme...

October 18, 2019 Protests won't end Hong Kong's role as Asia's top financial hub

Source: NIKKEI

Eddie Yue, who took over as chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority in early October, told reporters that the city's central bank had not seen any signs of major capital outflows.

October 18, 2019 AM Best Assigns Credit Ratings to National Insurance Company

Source: Digital Journal

LONDON--(Business Wire)--AM Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating of B- (Fair) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bb-” to National Insurance Company (NIC) (Jordan). The outlook assigned to these Credit...

October 18, 2019 FG to unmask Janus-faced companies in Nigeria

Source: Vanguard

With the controversy trailing the indigenous status of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL), it is heart-warming that the federal government has resolved to enforce the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative...

October 18, 2019 Mapletree Buys Pair of UK Student Housing Properties for £96M

Source: Mingtiandi

Mapletree Investments has completed the acquisition of a pair of purpose built student housing properties in the UK, as the Temasek unit strengthens its portfolio of university ... following Singapore Press Holdings’ S$321...

October 18, 2019 Capital Plan for Clean Prosperity: Pumping energy efficiency into oil and gas

Source: Corporate Knights

To illustrate the economic prospects of various sector-specific climate policies, Corporate Knights worked with industry, government and academic experts to develop The Capital Plan for Clean Prosperity. The plan has been divided...

October 18, 2019 The United Nations hammers another nail in its credibility coffin

Source: Washington Examiner

Electing Venezuela to its Human Rights Council, the United Nations hammered another nail into its credibility coffin on Thursday. Winning a plurality of General Assembly votes, dictator Nicolás Maduro's cronies received...

October 18, 2019 Connecticut’s teacher pension system isn’t working for millennials. That’s a problem.

Source: Hartford Courant

seven out of 10 teachers will never receive the full benefit of the state’s teacher pension plan. Teachers who change professions won’t even get credit toward social security. More and more, Connecticut’s...

October 18, 2019 Carbon Pricing and Markets Update: Can Santiago Climate Change Conference Agree on Mechanism to Deliver Ambition'

Source: International Institute for Sustainable Development

Blockchain Solutions to Carbon Market Challenges Research by the UN Environment Programme Partnership with the Technical University of Denmark (UNEP DTU Partnership) suggests that blockchain solutions could be applied within the...

October 18, 2019 UNGA Adopts SDG Summit Outcome, Looks to Decade of Achievement

Source: International Institute for Sustainable Development

The UN General Assembly adopted the political declaration of the SDG Summit by consensus ... Hungary distanced itself from references to the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and all other references to...

October 18, 2019 Three funds that demonstrate excellence in responsible investment

Source: Money Observer

Last week was Good Money Week, which highlighted the rude health of responsible investment in Britain. There are now more than 120 ethical and sustainable fund products available in the UK alone, and according to figures from the...

October 18, 2019 Meritus Medical Center’s credit ratings upgraded

Source: The Herald-Mail

Meritus Medical Center’s financial picture is stable, according to recently released reports from two rating services. Fitch Ratings Inc. upgraded the hospital's issuer default rating from BBB+ to A-, according to the Fitch...

October 18, 2019 Asia behind in sustainable investments, but attitudes are changing, industry leaders say

Source: South China Morning Post

Asia lags behind Europe and other regions in constructing investment portfolios that consider environmental and social factors along with returns, despite rising demand for such products among investors globally, according to...

October 18, 2019 UK manufacturers braced for financial hit as US tariffs bite

Source: The Guardian

British manufacturers of products ranging from Scotch whisky to biscuits and Savile Row suits are braced for a significant financial hit after US tariffs came into effect in retaliation for subsidies given to aerospace...

October 18, 2019 More Consumers Want Sustainable Fashion, But Are Brands Delivering It?

Source: Forbes

With consumers being more environmentally-conscious than ever, it’s no surprise that sustainability has become a familiar refrain in the fashion industry. But are brands delivering on it? That’s a different story.

October 18, 2019 A sustainable approach to the beauty business

Source: Strategy + Business

In August 2019, fires ravaged the Amazon rain forests, causing alarm around the world. For Natura & Co, Brazil’s largest cosmetics company and one founded on the principle of sustainability, it was especially upsetting.

October 18, 2019 IBM Blockchain Solution Provides Seafood Traceability

Source: Maritime Executive

IBM and Raw Seafoods Inc. have started a new collaboration connecting global sourcing partners, retailers and restauranteurs through the IBM Food Trust platform to enhance seafood traceability. Built on the IBM Blockchain...

October 18, 2019 401(k) plans lag in ESG investing

Source: Investment News

American investors have been pouring money into funds focused on environmental and social good, but among those investors has been one notable exception: participants in workplace retirement plans.

October 18, 2019 AB Group Packaging and PEFC Push Sustainability on European Paper Bag Day and COP25, in Response to the Global Plastic Crisis

Source: Business Wire

LONDON--AB Group Packaging and PEFC are working hard to promote sustainable alternatives to plastic packaging. European Paper Bag day is an annual day of action which aims to raise consumer awareness about paper carrier bags as...

October 18, 2019 ‘Avoid solving one problem by creating another’: Plant-based boom faces sustainability and nutrition challenges

Source: Food Navigator

Sales in plant-based foods show no sign of slowing in Europe. But booming demand raises complex issues, from the nutritional profile of formulations through to the sustainability of ingredient sourcing. “The industry needs to...

October 18, 2019 Pizza Brand Pivots to Delivery Sustainability

Source: Food on Demand

An atypical California-based pizza brand is diversifying itself beyond delivering pizzas into developing mobile delivery kitchens and new packaging to reduce the environmental impact of meal delivery.

October 18, 2019 Shale-fueled US plastics boom puts spotlight on sustainability

Source: S&P Global

Virgin plastic production is thriving in the US, fueled by the North American shale boom. But the reversal of fortune for the US chemical industry has highlighted a bigger challenge amid widespread concern about plastic waste and...

October 18, 2019 China’s economic growth worse than expected, sinking to new low of 6.0 per cent in third quarter amid US trade war

Source: South China Morning Post

China’s economy grew by 6.0 per cent in the third quarter of 2019, the lowest quarterly growth rate since records began in March 1992.

October 18, 2019 Focus on Sustainability

Source: RFDTV

Farmers and ranchers are some of the biggest advocates for ag sustainability. Micheal Clements reports on why sharing that message is important, especially right now

October 18, 2019 Ford announces launch of largest electric vehicle charging network in the US

Source: CNN

Ford doesn't currently offer any electric vehicles, but it announced Thursday that, once it does, it will offer the largest North American network of electric vehicle chargers of any automaker — including Tesla.

October 18, 2019 Sustainability standards seen as too fragmented

Source: Accounting Today

Environmental, social and governance reporting is filled with competing sets of sustainability-related standards that are in need of simplification and consolidation, according to accounting standard-setters and experts

October 18, 2019 The economy could shock all the bears in 2020

Source: Yahoo Finance

BlackRock global chief investment strategist Mike Pyle tells Yahoo Finance he thinks the U.S. economy will likely strengthen going into the new year. His reasons are solid, and frankly refreshing amidst all the doom and gloom...

October 17, 2019 Adidas doubles down on sustainability with new clothing-return initiative

Source: YAHOO!

The initiative is being rolled out for UK consumers signed up to the brand's loyalty program, but could expand into other countries in 2020. Sustainability has been a major theme at Adidas over recent years, with the brand...

October 17, 2019 2019 World Food Day

Source: AgWired

Welcome to World Food Day 2019. This isn’t just a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations event but they put a lot of effort into it. Let’s take for example their suggestions for farmers and...

October 17, 2019 Terranea Resort Presented Award For Sustainability Efforts

Source: Patch

Terranea also employs a full-time sustainability team and a volunteer green team with 42 associates. The dedicated team conducts internal monthly Green Team meetings, monthly green challenges and campaigns, and works with...

October 17, 2019 Oregon officer tower receives building sustainability award

Source: WRAL

PORTLAND, Ore. — One of Oregon's largest office buildings has achieved the highest level of certification from an organization promoting sustainability in building design, construction and operation. The...

October 17, 2019 2019 Sustainability Trends Impacting the Oil & Gas Industry

Source: YAHOO!

Dublin, Oct. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Sustainability Trends Impacting Oil & Gas Industry" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This research service discusses a number of key trends that oil...

October 17, 2019 Farmingdale creates housing district as part of settlement

Source: Newsday

The creation of a workforce housing district in Farmingdale shows the village is acting in good faith to follow the terms of the settlement of a federal housing discrimination lawsuit, said the attorney of former tenants who sued...

October 17, 2019 Top US think tank criticized for taking $12 million from a Russia-tied oligarch

Source: YAHOO!

A group of 56 former US national security officials, academics, and activists have hit out at vaunted think tank Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) for accepting $12 million from Len Blavatnik, a Soviet-born oligarch whose...

October 17, 2019 Food Systems Failing to Combat Hunger, Obesity UN Warns

Source: Latin American Herald Tribune

ROME – Experts said urgent action was needed to ensure the global population has access to a healthy and sustainable diet, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations said Wednesday. “Hunger and...

October 17, 2019 Stocks Edge Lower Amid Mixed Earnings; Pound Drops: Markets Wrap

Source: YAHOO!

The pound slid as doubts grew about a Brexit deal between the U.K. and European Union. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index opened slightly weaker as mining companies slumped. Earnings in the region were mixed, with consumer giant Unilever...

October 17, 2019 Data Governance Market Industry Size, Analysis, Competitive Strategies, Regional Outlook, And Forecasts, 2019 To 2028

Source: MarketWatch

Oct 17, 2019 (WiredRelease via COMTEX) -- Data Governance Market report 2019 is dispensed after a thorough study of various key market segments like Market Size, Latest Trends, Market Threats & Key Drivers driving the Data...

October 17, 2019 Peace of mind sees consumers purchase longer warranties

Source: Motor Trader

Sean Kent, RAC sales director at Assurant, which partners with the RAC in the motor warranties sector, believes there has been an ongoing trend towards longer and more comprehensive warranties in the dealer sector for some time,...

October 17, 2019 Africa: Opinion - Why Water Is Essential for Healthier Diets and Zero Hunger

Source: AllAfrica.com

That is why the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) have been working with local communities across Africa and Asia, to ensure their water sources are adequately managed in case of disasters. One way is by building...

October 17, 2019 KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to SG Residential Mortgage Trust 2019-3 (SGR 2019-3)

Source: YAHOO!

KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider, and is a certified Credit Rating Agency (CRA) by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Kroll Bond Rating...

October 17, 2019 First Sentier nabs Sustainalytics director

Source: Investor Daily

Global investment manager First Sentier (formerly Colonial First State) has appointed former Sustainalytics director Kate Turner as its new responsible investment specialist. The appointment comes as part of First Sentier’s...

October 17, 2019 WTO approves extension of waiver on duty-free access to US market

Source: Stabroek News

The World Trade Organization’s General Council yesterday approved the extension of the Waiver of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA), which allows for continued duty-free access to the United States market for...

October 17, 2019 Classes canceled for 361,000 students as Chicago teachers go on strike

Source: Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Teachers in the Chicago Public Schools system, the third-largest school district in the U.S., went on strike on Thursday after protracted labor negotiations between the union and district leadership failed to...

October 17, 2019 Google needs a sustainable phone moonshot

Source: YAHOO!

A Google spokesperson told Engadget: "In our upcoming product environmental reports, we'll be sharing that Pixel will be registered EPEAT [Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool] gold to meet a greener electronics...

October 17, 2019 Expert Panel at Cvent CONNECT Europe Unveils Sustainability Roadmap and Highlights Key Action Items for MICE Professionals to Support a More Environme

Source: ????

Cvent partnered with Positive Impact to compile industry research on sustainability, the findings of which were presented at the UN Sustainable Development Goal Summit last month LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#MICE--At Cvent CONNECT...

October 17, 2019 Steve Schwarzman: Billionaires got rich by doing more than just 'watching TV'

Source: YAHOO!

Billionaire private equity tycoon Stephen A. Schwarzman, the CEO of The Blackstone Group (BX), recently made a case for why villanizing the ultra-wealthy is short-sighted. As rivals for the 2020 ...

October 17, 2019 Big U.S. Liquefied Natgas Players Move Fast, the Small Race to Keep Up

Source: U.S. News & World Report

Big U.S. Liquefied Natgas Players Move Fast, the Small Race to Keep Up FILE PHOTO: Snow covered transfer lines are seen at the Dominion Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal in Lusby, Maryland March 18, 2014....

October 17, 2019 Italy asks U.S. to reconsider tariffs, say they're unfair

Source: Washington Times

Mr. Trump is imposing 25% tariffs on farm products from European Union countries on Friday. The World Trade Organization gave him the go-ahead, saying Europe unfairly subsidized the Airbus aerospace company. The levies primarily...

October 17, 2019 The stock market hasn't had a year this good in decades: Morning Brief

Source: YAHOO!

There are just over nine weeks left in 2019. And it's a year that's been full of concern about trade fights, a global recession, impeachment proceedings, and disappointing IPOs from some of the decade's defining tech names. But...

October 17, 2019 UN rights experts criticise London climate protest 'ban' before court hearing

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Thomson Reuters Foundation/Anna Scholz-Carlson LONDON ... who is also an associate professor of law, policy and sustainability at Canada's University of British Columbia. Philip Alston, the U.N. special rapporteur on extreme...

October 17, 2019 Tanzania Improves in Governance, Mo Index Says

Source: AllAfrica.com

Dar es Salaam — Tanzania's overall governance performance has improved in the last nine years, but there has been a decrease in sustainable economic opportunities, the Mo Ibrahim Index for African Governance Report for 2019...

October 17, 2019 Informa’s Latest Sustainability Report Shares Stories, Ideas for Event Organizers

Source: TSNN

Event and trade show organizers looking for an overview of how industry giant Informa makes a difference through sustainability — and how they can follow suit — can turn to Informa’s “2018 Sustainability...

October 17, 2019 Kimberly-Clark Recognized for Sustainability Leadership by EPA SmartWay and Ethical Corporation

Source: YAHOO!

SmartWay high performers are also evaluated by their integration of freight into their sustainability outreach, planning and progress. Kimberly-Clark's commitment to enlisting their extensive network of carriers into the EPA...

October 17, 2019 Asian cities risk stumbling 'zombie-like' towards digital dystopia

Source: Reuters

PENANG, Malaysia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Asian cities turn to technologies such as facial ... “Frontier technologies such as AI hold promise to reimagine how the public sector can better serve sustainable...

October 17, 2019 Small Iowa towns wonder about sustainability of two state-wide bike rides

Source: ABC Kcrg 9

WASHINGTON, Iowa (KCRG) - Iowa business owners and towns are trying to figure out how they would manage two cross-state rides in the same week after a long-running event got some new competition this week. Bishop Tom Zinkula rode...

October 17, 2019 Aflatoun International Launches Aflayouth, an Empirical Curriculum Developed to Support Sustainable Livelihood, Tailored for Marginalised Youth

Source: CSR Wire

AMSTERDAM, Oct. 17 /CSRwire/ - Aflatoun International will launch its latest curriculum ‘AflaYouth’ during its biennial Global Social and Financial Skills Conference, from 30 Oct -1 Nov, 2019. The AflaYouth programme,...

October 17, 2019 Why states, LGs should embrace savings culture

Source: Daily Trust

So am suggesting that all states and local governments in Nigeria should establish the savings fund scheme where the states ... By the time former President Obasanjo left office in 2007 we had excess crude account of over $60b,...

October 17, 2019 WORLDGÇÖS LARGEST COPPER MINER INSTEAD PLANS BROADER 2-YR CLEAN UP OF ENTIRE PRODUCTION, SUSTAINABILITY TRACING SYSTEM - EXEC

Source: CNBC

WORLDS LARGEST COPPER MINER INSTEAD PLANS BROADER 2-YR CLEAN UP OF ENTIRE PRODUCTION, SUSTAINABILITY TRACING SYSTEM - EXEC

October 17, 2019 Amundi expands ETF thematic range

Source: Europe

Amundi has launched two new thematic ETFs: the Amundi Smart City Ucits ETF and the Amundi Smart Factory Ucits ETF. Smart Cities are fast emerging as a response to rapid urbanisation, which will see two-thirds of the global ...

October 17, 2019 Taco Bell recalls 2.3 million pounds of beef due to concerns over metal shavings

Source: CBS News

Federal regulators were alerted to the problem on Saturday, after three consumers complained about metal pieces in Taco Bell beef, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a release Monday....

October 17, 2019 Are jobs lost due to ‘bad trade policy’ or automation'

Source: Washington Post

So how on target is Warren' The notion that automation, rather than trade policies such as allowing China to join the World Trade Organization, is responsible for a loss of manufacturing jobs has gained currency in recent years....

October 17, 2019 Boutique adds ex-Schroders compliance head to its ranks

Source: Citywire

Jesty retired from his position as Schroders head of global compliance in December 2018, having spent eight years in the role. Before joining Schroders he spent over three years as a director at regulatory consulting firm...

October 17, 2019 Trump Hopeful on Trade Talks With EU, Hints at Reprieve for Some Duties on Italian Products

Source: New York Times

The meeting came two days before Washington is slated to impose tariffs on up to $7.5 billion (5.9 billion pounds) of imports of EU goods, including many Italian cheeses, following the World Trade Organization's green light for...

October 17, 2019 Public health alert issued for raw beef products due to possible E.coli contamination

Source: WHDH

BOSTON (WHDH) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a public health alert for an array of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E.coli. Raw non-intact beef products...

October 17, 2019 USDA issues public health alert for Ryding-Regency raw beef products

Source: Food Safety News

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a public health alert for raw non-intact beef products derived from imported beef from Ontario, Canada, that has been recalled by...

October 17, 2019 ANDRITZ Separation Wins Best Booth at WEFTEC 2019 for Island Display Designed by The Trade Group

Source: Business Insider

Inc., won the Best Booth Contest in the Best Island category at the 92nd Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC). WEFTEC was held at the McCormick Place in ...

October 17, 2019 Sustainability Trends Impacting Oil & Gas Industry, 2019 Research Report - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Source: Digital Journal

DUBLIN--(Business Wire)--The "Sustainability Trends Impacting Oil & Gas Industry" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This research service discusses a number of key trends that oil and gas companies...

October 17, 2019 Loosened lending rules in Hong Kong stoke optimism for small apartment sales

Source: Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Relaxed mortgage rules in Hong Kong that allow buyers to take on bigger loans will drive small-to-medium flat sales, property agents say, with the changes already prompting some sales. Hong Kong’s...

October 17, 2019 Keep girls in schools to end hunger and poverty, Sachs tells governments

Source: Reuters

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Keeping girls in schools in Africa is key to lowering the ... it’s impossible to end hunger and it is impossible to end poverty,” said Sachs, director of the Center for Sustainable...

October 17, 2019 Public health alert issued on Canadian beef products shipped to Massachusetts

Source: MassLive

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a public health alert on beef products derived from imported Canadian beef manufactured trimmings that may be contaminated with E.coli. The...

October 17, 2019 From Dismantling a '68 Corvette to Securing Connected Cars: Booz Allen's Alexandra Heckler Shares Her Story

Source: MarketWatch

Oct 16, 2019 (3BL Media via COMTEX) -- SOURCE:Booz Allen Hamilton When Alexandra Heckler was six years old, she and her father tore apart his '68 Corvette and put it back together three times in a row. "He was teaching me to...

October 17, 2019 Western Growers Board selects Dave Puglia as next president and CEO

Source: The Produce News

The Western Growers Board of Directors has unanimously selected Dave Puglia as the organization’s next president and chief executive officer. Puglia will succeed current President and CEO Tom Nassif, who is retiring after...

October 17, 2019 WeWork used massive discounts — in some cases, essentially giving away space for 2 years — to try to poach customers from rivals

Source: Business Insider

An envelope. It indicates the ability to send an email. An image of a chain link. It symobilizes a website link url. A stylized bird with an open mouth, tweeting. The word "in". A stylized letter F. Three evenly spaced dots...

October 17, 2019 UN, WWF and world’s insurers launch insurance industry guide to protect UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Source: Intelligent Insurer

To develop the guide, UN Environment’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (PSI) —the largest collaboration between the UN and the insurance industry—worked with its member insurers, WWF and the UN...

October 17, 2019 European Water Partnership (EWP)

Source: Environmental

The European Water Partnership (EWP) is an independent value based non-profit organization structured as an open and inclusive member association. The EWP harnesses European capacity, helps to coordinate initiatives and...

October 17, 2019 AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Irwell Insurance Company Limited

Source: YAHOO!

AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B++ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bbb” of Irwell Insurance Company Limited (Irwell) (United Kingdom). The outlook of these Credit Ratings...

October 17, 2019 Ex-1MDB CEO: Jho Low claimed Najib wanted company constitution changed to gave PM 'ultimate power'

Source: YAHOO!

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 — Businessman Low Taek Jho claimed Datuk Seri Najib Razak had wanted 1Malaysia Development Berhad's (1MDB) company constitution to expressly state that the prime minister would be its final arbiter on...

October 17, 2019 Caisse invests in budget hotel chain, CPPIB and PSP complete sale of medical devices company

Source: Benefits Canada

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec’s real estate arm Ivanhoé Cambridge, along with real estate manager ICAMAP, is taking over EasyHotel, a European budget hotel chain. The hotel chain,...

October 17, 2019 End Period Poverty: Seventh Generation Partners With PERIOD on #NationalPeriodDay

Source: CSR Wire

BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 16 /CSRwire/ - (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Seventh Generation, a leading household and personal care products company and a pioneer in the eco-friendly products space, is partnering with PERIOD, a non-profit working...

October 17, 2019 How Travel Businesses Can Give Travellers What They Want: Sustainability

Source: Forbes

Roughly one-third of the food produced in the world is wasted, making food waste one of the cardinal problems to address in the fight for sustainability. If your business runs restaurants, then replace huge portions, of which...

October 17, 2019 First-Ever “SRI Conference 30 Under 30 Award” Winners Named

Source: Digital Journal

First Affirmative Financial Network, Folio Institutional, General Mills, Green Century Funds, Gurtin Municipal Bond Management, Hope Enterprise Corporation, Iroquois Valley Farms, Jantz Management, Kiva, Matthews Asia,...

October 17, 2019 FEATURE-Can Dubai go green with flying taxis and 'rooms on wheels''

Source: Reuters

DUBAI, Oct 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With a bus stop only five minutes from her Dubai home ... “The challenge is always: once you build a city it is very hard to change it,” said Karim Elgendy, a...

October 17, 2019 Malaysia, Goldman Sachs discuss dropping charges over 1MDB: Report

Source: moneycontrol.com

Malaysian and US investigators say about $4.5 billion was misappropriated from the now-defunct state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad. Goldman Sachs has been in talks with Malaysian authorities to drop criminal...

October 17, 2019 Argo launches review into ‘decrepit’ governance woes

Source: Compliance Week

Argo Group International Holdings recently announced its independent directors are conducting a review of governance and executive compensation matters, following a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission seeking...

October 17, 2019 DraftKings Euro Tour: Amundi Open de France

Source: RotoWire

The European Tour is in Paris this week for Amundi Open de France at Le Golf National. The course is an inland links style, undulating track with water lurking on the majority of holes. Accuracy will be the most important factor...

October 17, 2019 AM Best Revises Outlooks to Negative for Florida Farm Bureau Group's Members

Source: Benzinga.com

AM Best has revised the outlooks to negative from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of "a" of Florida Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company and its fully...

October 17, 2019 Global Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals (WWTCs) Market : Future Opportunities, Production/Demand Analysis & Outlook To 2026

Source: MarketWatch

Oct 17, 2019 (Market Prediction via COMTEX) -- A new research report titled “Global Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals (WWTCs) market” successfully exhibits the complete scenario of the global and an individual...

October 17, 2019 Sustainability Sense or Cents: How do Companies Incorporate Sustainability Decisions in their Businesses' | 2019 Report - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Source: Digital Journal

An overview of the sustainability sense and responsible investing marketplace, and the importance of sustainability decisions for increasing business outcomes Industry perspectives of the sustainability agenda and steps toward a ...

October 17, 2019 Nestlé to Refresh Bottled-Water Business as Sales Turn Flat

Source: Wall Street Journal

Nestlé SA said it would overhaul its struggling bottled-water arm, hoping to reinvigorate growth in a business grappling with rising competition, high costs and growing concerns about single-use plastic. The world’s...

October 17, 2019 FACTBOX-Aluminium cans get boost from anger over plastic pollution

Source: Reuters

Below are details of how aluminium and other materials rate in terms of sustainability ... Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

October 17, 2019 E.coli alert issued for raw beef products shipped to NH

Source: New Hampshire Union Leader

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a public health alert for an array of raw beef products shipped to retailers in New Hampshire that may be contaminated with E.coli. Raw...

October 17, 2019 HSBC Considers Equity Pullback in London, New York, Germany

Source: YAHOO!

(Bloomberg) -- HSBC Holdings Plc may partially exit stock trading in some developed Western markets as part of a cost-cutting drive by Noel Quinn, the interim chief executive who wants the top job on a permanent basis. Equities...

October 17, 2019 Goldman Sachs unloaded some of its WeWork shares before its investment bankers pitched investors on what it once considered a $60 billion-plus IPO

Source: Business Insider

Goldman Sachs, one of the top underwriters on WeWork's aborted initial public offering last month, sold down its stake in the coworking company in the run-up to its planned IPO, according to a person with knowledge of the Wall...

October 17, 2019 JetBlue Program Aims to Inspire Girls to Pursue Aviation Careers

Source: MarketWatch

Oct 16, 2019 (3BL Media via COMTEX) -- SOURCE:JetBlue Airways It was women wielding the wrenches, fixing the airplane engines and sitting in the captain's chair in the cockpit of the 190-seat airplane inside JetBlue's hangar at...

October 17, 2019 EPA proposes new rules on lead contamination in drinking water

Source: New York Post

Betsy Southerland, a senior EPA water official under the Obama administration, said the new proposals fail to boost the urgency of the country’s rules, issued in 1991, for cleaning up lead in water systems. In Flint on...

October 17, 2019 Nine Hong Kong banks add their heft to HKMA's coordinated financial lifeline to help small businesses survive city's slump

Source: YAHOO!

Nine of Hong Kong's biggest lenders have pledged their support to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority's push to help 330,000 small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) survive the city's business slump, as four months of civil unrest added...

October 17, 2019 Decision power shift in 1MDB proposed by Jho Low - witness

Source: bernama.com

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 -- It was fugitive businessman Low Teak Jho (Jho Low) who proposed for Article 117 to be inserted into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)’s Memorandum and Articles of Association (M&A), the High...

October 17, 2019 HSBC GAM launches passive fixed income fund

Source: Europe

HSBC Global Asset Management (HSBC GAM) has launched the HSBC Global Emerging Market Government Bond Index fund. The fund offers investors a cost-efficient way to invest in diversified emerging market government debt denominated...

October 17, 2019 FRA and Infinnium Announce Exclusive Agreement to Deliver AI-Powered Information Governance, Privacy and Compliance Solution to EU Market

Source: YAHOO!

Forensic Risk Alliance -- a global market leader in forensic accounting and consulting - is pleased to announce an exclusive agreement with Infinnium, a software company delivering innovative solutions to transform information...

October 17, 2019 Danone teams up with UN on global nutrition initiative

Source: Just-Food

French dairy giant Danone has teamed up with the United Nations on a global nutrition and food safety project. It has joined forces with The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to attempt to improve...

October 17, 2019 Hong Kong Banks Agree To Adopt Measures To Support Small Enterprises: HKMA

Source: Business Insider

(RTTNews) - Hong Kong's banks agreed to take measures to support small and medium enterprises, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority said Wednesday, as the economy likely slipped into a recession in the third quarter due to the...

October 17, 2019 Fortescue, Guinea’s SMB head to head in race for Simandou’s northern blocks

Source: Mining

For some analysts, such as Eric Humphery-Smith from Verisk Maplecroft, the disclosure of the two competing offers is a step towards transparency, but remains far from international best practices standards. “Although the...

October 17, 2019 New Cyber Brief: Expanding Disclosure Policy to Drive Better Cybersecurity

Source: Cfr.org

A new Council on Foreign Relations Cyber Brief provides recommendations for policymakers. Blog posts represent the views of CFR fellows and staff and not those of CFR, which takes no institutional positions. The Digital and...

October 17, 2019 Rudd Center recommends clear sugar labeling of children’s beverages

Source: The Fence Post

The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, a nonprofit research and public policy organization at the University of Connecticut, on Monday recommended that beverage manufacturers clearly indicate that products contain added...

October 17, 2019 CDPQ’s Ivanhoé Cambridge and ICAMAP take majority stake in easyHotel

Source: PE Hub

Ivanhoé Cambridge, a real estate subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and ICAMAP, a real estate fund manager, acting through the ICAMAP Fund, announce that they now control 68.8% of...

October 17, 2019 Is the water safe to drink' You better make sure before you try it.

Source: Washington Post

Water standards vary around the world. About 71 percent of the global population uses a safely managed drinking-water service, according to the World Health Organization. But 785 million people lack clean drinking water, and at ...

October 17, 2019 What a fresh $55M means for a fast-growing local cannabis company

Source: The Business Journals

D.C.-based Holistic Industries has raised $55 million to further accelerate its rapid expansion. The local cannabis company surpassed an initial $50 million ceiling, which we first told you about in March, in a move that...

October 17, 2019 Coalition Argues for Citizen-Science Data to Support SDG Monitoring

Source: International Institute for Sustainable Development

11 October 2019: A coalition of academic scientists, citizen scientists and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) experts authored an article that highlights the untapped potential of citizens to play a role in monitoring the SDGs,...

October 17, 2019 KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Marlette Funding Trust 2019-4

Source: YAHOO!

KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider, and is a certified Credit Rating Agency (CRA) by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Kroll Bond Rating...

October 17, 2019 After public relations debacle, how vulnerable is Fisher Investments'

Source: Financial Planning

The Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System, for example, is paying close attention. “Fisher’s remarks are obviously concerning,” spokeswoman Shawna Lode told Bloomberg earlier this week. Going forward,...

October 17, 2019 Western Growers selects Dave Puglia as president and CEO

Source: The Packer

Dave Puglia is succeeding Tom Nassif, who is retiring after 18 years as the president and CEO of Western Growers. Puglia, who joined the association in 2005, is its executive vice president. He will take the role of president and...

October 17, 2019 Share of Fair Trade certified tea imported into the U.S. by country 2016

Source: Statista

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October 17, 2019 Western Growers selects news president, CEO

Source: Fresno Business Journal

The Western Growers board of directors has unanimously selected Dave Puglia as the organization’s next president and CEO. Puglia will succeed current President and CEO Tom Nassif, who is retiring after 18 years as a leader...

October 17, 2019 Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc. September 2019 Monthly Update

Source: Bloomberg

Investment Managers: Weatherbie Capital, LLC Small-Cap Growth Congress Asset Management Company, LLP Mid-Cap Growth Sustainable Growth Advisers ... 3.2% Materials 2.7% Energy 0.2% Total Market Value 100.0% *Based on Standard...


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