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October 18, 2018 Here’s what every major Wall Street analyst had to say about Netflix’s blockbuster earnings report

Source: CNBC

Wall Street was electrified by Netflix’s hefty earnings beat and subscriber growth, especially in overseas markets. The Street’s top analysts were largely bullish in the wake of the report, pushing the stock even higher in early...

October 18, 2018 3 brands discuss the bumps along the road to sustainability

Source: QSR Web

Recycled furnishings, solar-powered utilities and waste reduction measures all count as ways QSRs are practicing more sustainable operations. But as keen as customers are for brands that adhere to such earth-friendly practices,...

October 18, 2018 Billionaire investor Leon Cooperman says bonds, not stocks, are in a bubble

Source: CNBC

“My world is cash and stocks. I think bonds are the bubble, not stocks,” Cooperman told CNBC’s “Halftime Report. ” He also noted investors should buy stocks they see as “fundamentally cheap” after a recent decline in equities.

October 17, 2018 Cramer: As long as the Fed doesn’t keep pushing rate hikes, stocks can keep rallying

Source: CNBC

"When the Fed bears are away, the stock bulls will play,” the “Mad Money” host said. “As long as the Fed doesn’t mandate a slowdown, you get what we had today and what I bet we could have tomorrow.”

October 14, 2018 The stark reality of sustaining your ethics

Source: Gulf News

And asset managers offering SRI can voluntarily disclose their method of screening applied in their SRI retail funds via the eurosif [European Social Investment Forum] Transparency Guidelines." SRI research is simply a case of...

October 12, 2018 Measuring sustainability through inclusive wealth

Source: Down To Earth

United Nations Environment’s latest report suggests that the Inclusive Wealth Index (IWI), rather than GDP is better suited to capture a nation’s capacity to create and maintain the well-being of its people over time

October 12, 2018 THE ASIAN MARKET, INCLUSIVITY AND SUSTAINABILITY ARE KEY FOR NEXT-GEN DESIGNERS

Source: Fashionista

"Sustainability was not something that was on the top of my mind when I started designing," explained Gypsy Sport designer Rio Uribe. "But as I made collections more and more often I would have inventory that I was sitting on......

October 11, 2018 Is good corporate governance your firm’s cornerstone?

Source: Business Africa Business

Corporate governance is the corner stone of any good business. It encompasses the processes, practices and policies that a company relies on to make formal decisions. When executed effectively, it can prevent corporate scandals,...

October 11, 2018 CSR Is Dead and Millenials Killed it.

Source: PR Week

For over a decade I have plied my trade in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). My job, I explain, is to help companies do the right thing by our planet and for society.

October 10, 2018 Your 2020 Sustainability Goals: How's That Going, By the Way?

Source: Sustainable Brands

For the sustainability community, 2020 is a particularly important date: 2020 Sustainability Goals have become highly fashionable; unless you have been living under a rock, you are familiar with phrases such as “20 percent...

October 9, 2018 US bond yields have been creeping higher, but that could soon change

Source: CNBC

The yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note is back up at 3.23 percent, hitting fresh multi-year highs. Bond yields – the amount they pay out to investors who hold them – move inversely to prices. So when bond prices decline, as...

October 8, 2018 One hundred years of ineptitude

Source: Asia Times

The global financial and economic crisis that began in 2008 was the greatest economic stress-test since the Great Depression, and the greatest challenge to social and political systems since World War II. It not only put...

October 8, 2018 Sustainability is critical to modern manufacturing

Source: The Hill

Manufacturers across the United States are innovating and redefining processes to create more sustainable operations. By making sustainability a top priority, they are helping ensure the longevity of not only the sector but also...

October 7, 2018 Here's What Makes the Facebook Data Breach so Harmful

Source: Consumer Reports

“Most data breaches involve financial information, but your Facebook account can be misused in a number of ways that are harmful,” says Justin Brookman, the director of consumer privacy and technology policy for...

October 3, 2018 Why is policy management integral to governance, risk and compliance'

Source: IT News Africa

Policy Management is critical to any organisation as policies and procedures establish boundaries of behaviour for individuals, processes, relationships, and transactions. By definition, Governance, Risk and Compliance is...

October 3, 2018 Fed's Powell sees 'remarkably positive outlook' for economy that may be 'too good to be true'

Source: CNBC

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell sees the U.S. economy generating highly optimistic expectations, with the unusual combination of low unemployment and inflation fueling hopes for an extended expansion.

October 3, 2018 'Sustainable capitalism' can stem the tide of populism, Michelin CEO says

Source: CNBC

Corporations have a duty to dedicate more of their resources to sustainability and ethical practices amid popular backlashes against globalism, Michelin's chief executive said Tuesday.

October 1, 2018 Jeremy Hunt warns EU a bad Brexit deal will stir Britain's 'Dunkirk spirit'

Source: Telegraph

The Foreign Secretary has warned the EU that it will stir Britain's “Dunkirk spirit” if it tries to force a bad Brexit deal on Prime Minister Theresa May.

October 1, 2018 How Today’s Fast Fashion Impacts Sustainability

Source: Lyons Reporter

Earlier this month, thousands of people descended on Manhattan for New York’s Fashion Week, where collections from the world’s top designers took the stage. Soon, these designs from the catwalk will be interpreted and sold by...

October 1, 2018 Sustainability is a process, not a binary

Source: National Catholic Reporter

She says she is trying to connect to another source of power. It won't be the kind that turns on lights or accelerates automobiles in traffic. Instead, it will be a spiritual power.

September 28, 2018 New SPE President Offers a Vision of Oil and Gas Sustainability

Source: Journal of Petroleum Industry

“I want to create conversations not only on the current and future image of our industry and the pride our work deserves, but also in the context of the accountability and responsibility that this pride imposes,” he said. “We can...

September 27, 2018 Adapting to the new normal

Source: Business Times

CEOs of the four winners of the Singapore Corporate Governance Awards share how the revised CG Code will affect listed companies

September 27, 2018 Are you serious about corporate governance?

Source: The Herald

If investors and the transaction advisors who advise them have learnt anything from Enron and other companies closer to home whose problems came to light during the past few years, it’s that the quality of corporate governance...

September 27, 2018 Three Common Misconceptions We Have About Solar Energy

Source: Forbes

The influx of cheap, low-quality solar products in emerging markets has remained a pervasive problem. Off-grid families who have invested in low-quality solar products often lose trust in solar because these products tend to...

September 26, 2018 Creating a sustainable strategy for sustainability efforts

Source: The Hill

Sustainability is very much in vogue today. Almost nine in 10 customers say they would consider buying a product because of a company’s sustainability efforts, but these same customers had no confidence in companies being...

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