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February 17, 2020 Imagining a world of sustainable, regenerative brands

Source: Fast Company

Instead of an abundance of material goods, we want an abundance of time, meaningful relationships, and passionate pursuits. We want an abundance of creativity, experiences, and freedom. How do we get there?

February 6, 2020 6 Changes in Society Could Rapidly Pave the Way to a Sustainable Future, Study Finds

Source: Eco-Watch

The report, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States (PNAS), identifies six "tipping dynamics," or interventions, that could act as catalysts to bring about rapid societal and...

January 30, 2020 Goldman's Solomon on Investor Day, Growth Strategy and Diversity - video

Source: You Tube/Bloomberg

David Solomon, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. chairman and chief executive officer, discusses the company's first-ever investor day, growth opportunities and his commitment to diversity with Bloomberg's Sonali Basak on "Bloomberg...

January 28, 2020 The Warren Fracking Ban Would Devastate America

Source: National Review

An investigation into Elizabeth Warren’s disastrous promise to ban hydraulic fracturing via executive order on Day One of her presidency

January 27, 2020 How fashion pays lip service to sustainability, while still creating toxic pollution and carbon

Source: South China Morning Post

Campaigners say such “greenwashing” is typical of an industry “that is talking the talk but not walking the walk” on sustainability.

January 22, 2020 These 10 Rules Made Warren Buffett a Billionaire

Source: Yahoo Finance

Warren Buffett may be worth tens of billions, but he still lives simply, and his strategies for smart investing and amassing wealth aren't too complicated either.

January 14, 2020 BlackRock CEO says the climate crisis is about to trigger ‘a fundamental reshaping of finance’

Source: CNBC

The chief of the world’s largest money manager believes the intensifying climate crisis will bring about a fundamental reshaping of finance, with a significant reallocation of capital set to take place “sooner than most...

January 8, 2020 Rest Easy, World. Vogue Editors and Celebrities Are Here to Save the Environment.

Source: National Review

We are awash in celebrities who live opulent, much-envied, sumptuous lifestyles with gargantuan carbon emissions, and who contend that like Vogue, they are committed to living sustainably because they say they’re committed to...

January 6, 2020 Predicting Sustainability Trends for 2020

Source: Earth 911

A year ago, we made some guesses about what the biggest sustainability trends would be in the year ahead. We called some of them correctly, but we didn’t see all of the year’s biggest eco-news stories coming.

January 6, 2020 5 easy ways to be more sustainable and save money in 2020

Source: CNBC

If you want to live more sustainably, don’t put too much pressure on yourself to change all of your habits overnight. Focus on making one smaller change at a time,

January 2, 2020 How the US trade war brings out China’s best hopes and worst fears for its economy

Source: South China Morning Post

China’s trade and tariff war with the US is its biggest economic threat, with growth now expected to slip below the psychologically important 6 per cent figure

January 2, 2020 Income inequality is declining in Trump’s economy: Steve Moore - video

Source: YouTube/Fox

Former Trump senior economic adviser Steve Moore discusses how the economy is working for middle-class Americans.

December 30, 2019 Get Brexit done’? We’re not even allowed to mention it

Source: The Guardian

When Johnson returns from the West Indies and moves on from victory celebrations to the hard study of what his officials tell him, he should realise that his campaign promises are totally incompatible with the appalling economic...

December 24, 2019 Opinion: Why higher stock prices, a strong economy and Trump’s re-election are likely in 2020

Source: MarketWatch

December 2019 is the exact opposite of December 2018 for stock investors. Instead of overtightening, as it did back then, the Federal Reserve is accelerating the growth of its balance sheet.

December 16, 2019 Goldman Sachs’ commercially driven plan for sustainability

Source: Financial Times

David Solomon, chief executive of Goldman Sachs, says the company will target $750bn of financing, investing and advisory activity to areas such as clean energy and sustainable food production © Bloomberg

December 12, 2019 How to Decipher “Sustainable Fashion” in 2020

Source: Harpers Bazaar

But when it comes to fashion sustainability, we are sent massively mixed signals. Does it mean local production, emerging designers, rented clothes, organic cotton, or clothing made from recycled bottles? It all seems...

December 12, 2019 JPMorgan CEO Dimon optimistic about US economy in 2020

Source: Fox Business

JPMorgan chief executive Jamie Dimon says he expects the U.S. economy to expand at a rate of 2 percent next year, though if trade tensions with China persist or erupt further with the European Union that could create a...

December 10, 2019 Asking Questions About Sustainability, Scale, and Systems Change

Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review

When nonprofits try to plan for scale, systems change, and sustainability at the same time, they can often find these expectations at odds with each other. The answer is not a zero-sum choice, but a flexible approach that focuses...

December 9, 2019 It’s possible the US economy is not ‘late cycle’ but rather just recharging

Source: CNBC

The Fed has referred to its shift from rate-hiking last year to three cuts this year as a “mid-cycle adjustment,” which would leave it on hold for now and summons happy memories of prior such Fed-enabled “soft landings.”

December 4, 2019 What a ‘no-deal’ U.S.-China trade scenario would mean for stocks and bonds

Source: MarketWatch

Imagine there’s no trade deal and that the U.S.-China battle is left to rumble on through most of next year instead.

December 3, 2019 Secretary-General's remarks at opening ceremony of UN Climate Change Conference COP25

Source: UN.org

We stand at a critical juncture in our collective efforts to limit dangerous global heating. By the end of the coming decade we will be on one of two paths.

November 29, 2019 The Fourth Industrial Revolution is redefining the economy as we know it

Source: World Economic Form

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) upends current economic frameworks. Who makes money - and how - has changed. Demographics have changed. Even the skills that brought our society to where we are today have changed. Leaders...

November 27, 2019 Opinion: Intel sticks some coal in Dell and HP’s Christmas stockings

Source: MarketWatch

HP Inc. HPQ, -0.45% and Dell Technologies Inc. DELL, -3.40% both admitted Tuesday that they expect a negative impact on their future results as a result of chip shortages for which Intel apologized last week.

November 27, 2019 Cramer: The stock market will continue rallying despite trade war, impeachment and other concerns

Source: CNBC

The stock market continues to rally, even though the trade war has not been resolved, the yield curve is flattening again, and some opioid makers are facing another criminal probe.

November 22, 2019 Four Truths and One Lie About Sustainability

Source: Forbes

he companies that drive our economy increasingly want to embrace it, for the good of the planet and the future generations that will make it their home. But what’s at stake as corporations go green? What challenges will arise?...

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