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February 8, 2019 6 Brands Proving Sustainability Is Anything But Basic


Using materials treated without chemicals, working with non-toxic dyes, sourcing from local farmers to eliminate unnecessary transportation, and reducing waste through small production runs are a few ways the brand is addressing...

February 8, 2019 Can We Talk? Changing the Sustainability Conversation Between Investors and Companies

Source: Forbes

As investors increasingly come to grips with the challenging realities, risks and opportunities of a changing climate, resource depletion and human rights, we need to change the ways companies talk with them about these issues.

February 8, 2019 The Financial Crisis Put a Chill on Big Bank Deals. That Ended Thursday.

Source: NY Times

The $28 billion deal between BB&T and SunTrust Banks would create a Southeastern juggernaut that would be the sixth-largest bank in the country — perhaps giving it the heft to compete against national behemoths like Wells Fargo,...

February 8, 2019 Melting Ice Sheets Could Throw Earth's Climate Into Disarray, Alarming Models Predict

Source: Gizmodo

Models published Wednesday in Nature explore how all the water pouring off the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets could impact ocean currents, and how that, in turn, could affect the global climate.

February 8, 2019 New York State Common returns -7.2% for quarter on year-end market decline

Source: Pensions&Investments

New York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, posted an estimated return, net of fees, of -7.2%, for the three months ended Dec. 31, the third quarter of its fiscal year. "Like other investors, the fund saw its strong first-half...

February 8, 2019 More millennials are demanding these workplace perks

Source: CNBC

The search for better workplace benefits is among the three top reasons why younger employees change jobs, according to new data from LaSalle Network, a recruiting firm.

February 8, 2019 New York State Common deploys $1.8 billion to 8 funds

Source: Pensions&Investments

The New York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, made eight commitments totaling just over $1.8 billion, according to information posted on the website of Thomas DiNapoli, the state comptroller and sole trustee of the $213.2...

February 8, 2019 These Pension Funds Invest Millions in Private Prisons

Source: Governing

The California Public Employees' Retirement System, the New York State Teachers' Retirement System and the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System lead the list of pensions holding shares in the two largest private prison...

February 8, 2019 Alba discloses its financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year of 2018

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%)....

February 8, 2019 Swapping Bentleys for Carriages: Najib’s 1MDB fairy tale


While Najib was supposed to be serving the Malaysian people, he became embroiled in the multi-billion-dollar 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) fraud case. He now stands accused of 39 criminal charges relating to the theft of...


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