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April 19, 2021 Opinion -Inflation is coming, the question is when

Source: CNN Business

The US economy is rebounding thanks to stimulus and Covid-19 vaccines. Retail sales went through the roof in March; the housing market roared back to life and the number of people filing for unemployment claims plunged last week....

April 19, 2021 Opinion: The Federal Reserve is out of control, bank analyst Dick Bove says

Source: Fox Business

Now going forward, what should you be looking at? You should be looking at the fact that, again, the Fed is out of control. It's printing money like wild men. Basically, the M2 is up 26% year-over-year. And that money all goes...

April 13, 2021 The Sustainability Imperative: The Future of Climate - TV Discussiion

Source: The Hill

What does the future of a sustainable climate look like in policy and practice? Wesley Look, Senior Research Associate at Resources for the Future joins Hill TV to discuss.

April 9, 2021 How To Incorporate Sustainable Investing Into Your Practice

Source: MorningStar

I know that for many advisors, sustainable investing is still very much unfamiliar territory. Over the coming years, advisors who truly incorporate sustainable investing into their practice--and don’t just give it lip...

April 8, 2021 The Complicity of Corporate Sustainability

Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review

We believed that the salvation of the world, the cure for climate change, and the end of pollution and waste, all of it, would be driven through business profits and strategic motivation. Doing good by the environment—cutting...

April 8, 2021 Jamie Dimon sounds the alarm on the future of American prosperity

Source: CNN Business

In his annual shareholder letter Wednesday, Dimon wrote that the Covid-19 pandemic, the "horrific murder" of George Floyd and the painfully slow economic growth of the past two decades are all symptoms of a broader problem:...

April 7, 2021 Remove the Earth Day T-Shirt From Your Digital Cart: Here’s What’s Required of Effective Sustainable Fashion

Source: Well and Good

Buying a piece from an Earth Day-inspired capsule collection is a wholly inadequate way to address the overlapping global crises connected to fashion production. We need to think bigger, and we are overdue for a second...

April 7, 2021 Goldman CEO David Solomon addresses work-life balance concerns

Source: CNBC

Last month, an internal survey done by a group of first year analysts at Goldman Sachs found that most junior bankers are suffering from burnout and demanding hours. Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon joined "Squawk Box" on Tuesday...

April 5, 2021 Here are 7 necessary ways to tax the rich

Source: Salon

Income and wealth are now more concentrated at the top than at any time over the last 80 years, and our unjust tax system is a big reason why. The tax code is rigged for the rich, enabling a handful of wealthy individuals to...

March 25, 2021 Sustainability no longer enough, being regenerative is the way to go

Source: Business Inquirer

Sustainability has been a long-standing pillar for most ethical industries to date. However, is sustainability ever truly “sustainable,” if what it means is merely controlling our human urge to deplete mother nature’s...

March 24, 2021 Founders, you’re getting sustainability messaging all wrong

Source: The Next Web

Over the past few years of working with impact-driven startups, I’ve seen the same issue come up over and over again: most impact entrepreneurs suck at communicating sustainability.

March 19, 2021 Op-ed: Water sustainability is a new battleground

Source: Mining Review

Protecting our limited water resources is going to require not only better recycling and reuse, but more effective wastewater management strategies.

March 19, 2021 Opinion Vaccines: A Very European Disaster

Source: NY Times

Yet at this crucial moment in the Covid-19 saga, when new vaccines finally offer a realistic prospect of returning to normal life, policy in the European Union has been marked by one bungle after another. Jabs in arms got off to...

March 16, 2021 Opinion - Bidenomics beats Reaganomics and I should know – I saw Clintonomics fail

Source: The Guardian

A quarter-century ago, I and other members of Bill Clinton’s cabinet urged him to reject the Republican proposal to end welfare. It was too punitive, we said, subjecting poor Americans to deep and abiding poverty. But Clinton’s...

March 15, 2021 Want a fairer, more sustainable world? Let women lead.

Source: Frist.org

Women around the globe bear the brunt of climate disaster. They are also the ones driving some of the most innovative and successful solutions. This International Women’s Day, Fix hosted an Instagram Live convo between two...

March 11, 2021 It’s Time to Break Free from Sustainability’s Ivory Tower

Source: Sustainable Brands

One major reason that most sustainability writing is bad is that it’s written by a microscopic number of smart people who think and talk the same way, unintentionally excluding the bulk of audiences that need to be spoken to.

February 25, 2021 Michael Shank: USDA far more open now to sustainability practices - Commentary

Source: VT Digger

Since receiving President Joe Biden’s nomination for secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack is indicating that he’s newly committed to a USDA that prioritizes sustainability, regenerative and climate-resilient...

February 17, 2021 Opinion: Congress is key to sustainable environmental action

Source: The Hill

In his first few weeks in office, President Biden aggressively used his executive powers to advance his environmental agenda. From blocking the Keystone XL pipeline to rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, Biden has won a number...

February 17, 2021 Opinion - Why waning business confidence raises red flags over global economic recovery

Source: South China Morning Post

t’s a worry now because the latest batch of world business confidence indicators seems to be showing signs of global economic activity starting to flag. Maybe it is a feature of the latest wave of lockdowns, or it could be...

February 4, 2021 This metric suggests there’s an economic boom ahead — and possibly inflation

Source: CNBC

As Washington squabbles over stimulus, the bond market is already counting on lots of fiscal spending and an economic bounce back. In an extreme case, inflation might be a risk.

January 29, 2021 Opinion: Environmental justice must be foundational to the new School of Sustainability

Source: Stanford Daily

We are writing as a diverse group of Stanford staff, students, and faculty committed to Environmental Justice for Sustainability at Stanford. This weekend, faculty will gather for a deliberative democracy process guiding plans...

January 23, 2021 ST COMMENTARY OPINION Does Biden’s environmental plan go far enough? | Commentary

Source: Orlando Sentinel

President-elect Joe Biden’s official confirmation to the position of Commander in Chief elicited a sigh of relief from environmentalists across the globe. He is already committed to rejoin the Paris Agreement, has plans to ensure...

January 19, 2021 Stimulus is nice. But here's what Biden really needs to fix the economy

Source: CNN Business

At best, the combination of the $900 billion plan passed in December, and this plan from the president-elect, can only help the economy to continue to tread water until the pandemic is under control.

January 4, 2021 Boris Johnson stood up to EU bullies and did far more than ‘get Brexit done’ — he preserved British democracy - video

Source: The Sun (UK)

Boris Johnson secures a Brexit deal preserving British democracy

January 4, 2021 Opinion: Why China’s economy won’t surpass the US’s by 2028 as ‘experts’ predict

Source: NY Post

Someone needs to tell these naïve bean counters that virtually all of China’s data is fabricated — even down to the number of children in school — for one simple purpose: to make Communist leaders look good.

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