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January 24, 2015 Downturn in long-term interest rates a challenge for pension funds

Hamilton Spectator - Manuel Monteiro, a partner with global pension îconsultingî firm îMercerî, says all of the gains made during the previous year have been reversed, with long-term interest rates once...

January 24, 2015 Amnesty International wants Barack Obama to talk about Bhopal disaster

Daily News and Analysis - The site is not cleaned up, the Amnesty International said yesterday. "The failure of Obama to speak up will embolden US-based companies to ignore îaccountabilityî for their involvement in...

January 24, 2015 Self-destruction genes could keep GMOs from spilling into the wild

Grist - Some warned that plants engineered to be especially hardy â for example, the drought- and heat-tolerant plants that agribusiness giants like îMonsantoî are pushing as a remedy to climate change â...

January 24, 2015 The Super Bowl Hummus Showdown

Acton Institute Power Blog - distributed by Sabra Dipping Co., LLC and 50-percent owned by PepsiCo Inc., goes well with chips and soft drinks on game day but has raised the ire of anti-GMO activists Green America and the...

January 24, 2015 UN chief appoints Indian sociologist Saraswathy Menon in peacebuilding panel

India TV - îUnited Nationsî: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Indian sociologist Saraswathi Menon to a panel that will review peacebuilding activities. Menon, a former lecturer at Madras University, has...

January 24, 2015 Oil slump: Banks face financial distress

Punch - So, we expect an increase in the NPL levels this year. îFitch Ratingsî had in a report released on October 8, 2014 said that although the banksâ NPLs were below five per cent as of last year, it would...

January 24, 2015 Councillors kept in the dark about millions owed for cancelled Scarborough LRT

The Star - âI think the public should be very concerned about the dearth of îaccountabilityî and transparency.â In 2013, council changed course on a fully funded, $1.4-billion, seven-stop LRT in...

January 24, 2015 New ESG Considerations For Private Funds

Law 360 - [15] See Reporting on Environmental, Social and Governance Considerations in the Private Equity Sector, a Report for General Partners, îBusiness for Social Responsibilityî (BSR) (August 2012), available at: ...

January 24, 2015 WSU professor seeks GMO conversation

Capital Press - Genetically modified crops can be safe and effective, but many people argue against them because they hate îMonsantoî, a company that is a leader in biotech research, he said. Neff said the anti-GMO...

January 24, 2015 Jay Z Voices Support Of New York Governor's Plan to Improve Police Relations

Contact Music - Jay Z supports New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to improve police relations The 45-year-old rap star called Cuomo's proposed plan a "huge step forward in restoring fairness, protection, sensitivity and...


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