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September 29, 2020 What’s Next For The U.S. Economy: Danielle DiMartino Booth

Source: CNBC

CEO and chief strategist of Quill Intelligence Danielle DiMartino Booth said the coronavirus recession creates an opportunity to fix the jobs skill shortage in the U.S. She thinks congress should invest in a reskilling program...

September 28, 2020 Elon Musk: “The US Is Moving Toward Sustainable Energy”

Source: CleanTechnica

The US is moving toward sustainable energy.” While on this topic of sustainable energy, Elon Musk noted that eventually everything we do will be done with sustainable energy.

September 15, 2020 Living for the Long Haul: Why is sustainable living such an emotional, politically charged topic?

Source: Echo Journal

The concept of sustainable living seems to stir emotional and even politically charged responses with some frequency. A primary reason for the controversial nature of sustainable living practices is that it rejects some...

September 8, 2020 Reclaiming tailings sustainability

Source: Global Mining Review

Water requirements for intensive applications such as hard rock mining and oil sands processing have historically been supplemented by local water sources. Today, these applications face new challenges as the focus shifts to how...

September 4, 2020 Why investors shouldn't be worried about the market sell-off - video

Source: YouTube/CNBC

Todd Gordon, Ascent Wealth Partners, and CNBC's Mike Santoli join 'Power Lunch' to discuss the Nasdaq names getting hit the hardest by the market sell-off and if investors should be concerned.

September 1, 2020 The American Economy Is Already Too Far Left for Comfort — or Prosperity

Source: National Rview

Today’s young people, like Marx, see few advantages to this “capitalist” system and believe that some new system would work better. They are right, but the new system that would work better is true small-government, sound-money,...

August 27, 2020 The Guardian view on Brexit deadlines: Boris Johnson's nemesis - Editorial

Source: The Guardian

The prime minister’s habit of ignoring strategic challenges and leaving everything to the last minute is no way to run a country

August 24, 2020 My blue passport has arrived – and with it a crushing new sense of our Brexit nightmare

Source: The Guardian

We definitely are not in the EU any more. No stars, just a lion, a unicorn and a peculiar illustration of the UK. Yet that’s not even the worst thing about this document

August 14, 2020 The CDC issues a dire warning for the fall if coronavirus measures are not followed

Source: CNN

A top federal health official is issuing a dire warning: Follow recommended coronavirus measures or risk having the worst fall in US public health history. "For your country right now and for the war that we're in against Covid,...

August 11, 2020 What's Next For The U.S. Economy: Jeffrey Sachs - video only

Source: CNBC

Economist and best-selling author Jeffrey Sachs says a geopolitical Cold War with China would be a “dreadful mistake.” He explains how globalization will persist as societies and workplaces move online and urges policymakers to...

July 29, 2020 2020 Sustainable Packaging State of the World

Source: Packaging Digest

Sustainable packaging expert Robert Lilienfeld’s take on the eco-state of the world includes the good and not so good, as well as advice for industry professionals.

July 29, 2020 New York Post columnist describes NYC as 'disaster area,' predicts many who have left won't return

Source: Fox News

In a Post opinion piece published late Sunday, Markowicz described the city as "empty" and "hurting," beset by violent crime, homelessness, and other quality of life isses such as an increase in graffiti.

July 28, 2020 Tetra Tech's Debra Darby Discusses Sustainable Organics Solutions

Source: CSRWire

As both the public and private sectors look for ways to reduce carbon emissions, there is a growing interest in organics recycling programs and composting operations to help with carbon sequestration. F

July 22, 2020 When it comes to sustainability, the path forward might mean looking back.

Source: Grist

My parents taught me early not to waste, because we had little to spare. Later, as an adult reporting stories along the U.S.-Mexico border, I came to see just how ingrained this value is among Mexico’s working class

July 15, 2020 Brexit was meant to make Britain global. It has made us friendless

Source: The Guardian

The essential issue here is that Brexit can make EU membership go away, but not the EU itself. When the only problem was being inside, escape was the only solution worth talking about.

July 14, 2020 What is Greenwashing? The Importance of Maintaining Perspective in ESG Communications

Source: AlphaSense, Pamela Styles principal of Next Level Investor Relations LLC,

“Greenwashing” can generally be described as ‘the practice of only paying lip service to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors with token gestures.’ In practice, greenwashing occurs when an organization presents...

July 13, 2020 Sustainability needs culture change. Introducing Environmental Champions.

Source: The Mozilla Blog

Sustainability is not just about ticking a few boxes by getting your Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG) inventory, adopting goals for reduction and mitigation, and accounting in shape. Any transformation towards sustainability also...

July 13, 2020 Viewpoint: Organic food represents a ‘reactionary’ ideology that doesn’t promote health or sustainable farming?—and should not be subsidized

Source: Genetic Literacy Project

However, the health and environmental benefits it claims are based on shaky scientific foundations. The very philosophy of “organic” is questionable from a methodological point of view.

July 13, 2020 Opinion: Local energy production is the sustainable choice

Source: Colorado Sun

If the Northeast switched from heating oil to natural gas, the region would eliminate almost 18.5 tons of CO2 emitted per year, according to Choose Energy.

July 13, 2020 Investors face ‘a scary, out-of-whack’ scenario — just look at this chart

Source: MarketWatch

If it weren’t for the “Giant 5,” your money would have been better off sitting in cash than the stock market over the past few years, according to Wolf Richter of the Wolf Street blog.

July 13, 2020 Don't despair: use the pandemic as a springboard to environmental action

Source: The Guardian

The world grieves for lost lives and the economic devastation caused by the pandemic. Yet, when the world returns to consider this year’s reboot of global environmental goals, the operating assumptions that confined previous...

July 9, 2020 Interview With Chris Wellise: Chief Sustainability Officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Source: CSR Wire

“In one meta-analysis, 88% of studies found that companies that adhered to social or environmental standards showed better operational performance, and 80% of studies showed a positive effect on stock price performance.”

July 7, 2020 The Guardian view on Facebook and democracy: real and present danger - Editorial

Source: The Guardian

Political advertising is banned from being broadcast on television or radio.(UK) Unless Facebook changes, it may be time to extend this prohibition to social media

July 7, 2020 Sustainable Business After the Crisis - Will the Restart Turn Green?

Source: ISPO

The sports and outdoor industry is increasingly sustainable. If in the past the question was raised whether sport and sports products can or even must be sustainable at all, for some time now an ever faster change is taking...

July 6, 2020 It will take personal sustainability to meet the global challenges we face

Source: GreenBiz

Here’s the thing: You can’t think your way through an existential crisis. You can't talk your way out of burnout. You need to listen, deeply, to your spirit. You need to honor what it’s telling you.

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