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July 1, 2021 Goldman to open Dallas campus, second largest after NY: report

Source: Fox Business

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is reportedly in advanced talks to open a major campus in the Dallas area, that is expected to be larger than all its U.S. hubs save for the Wall Street investment firm's Manhattan headquarters.

July 1, 2021 Giving Up Your 9-5 Job Can Be Sustainable—Here's How

Source: TreeHugger

Many people feel stuck in their jobs when they are not really stuck at all. Finding sustainable solutions and a better quality of life means thinking long and hard about what you really want to do, and how you can reach that goal.

July 1, 2021 America's economy is booming, but Republicans are miserable

Source: CNN

Unemployment is shrinking. The stock market is booming. Americans are returning to the skies and even to movie theaters. And yet Republicans are deeply worried about the state of the economy.

June 30, 2021 The sustainability imperative imperative

Source: GreenBiz

"Better late than never." That’s my four-word review of the recent crop of reports whitepapers and other treatises proclaiming the importance — the imperative! — of developing and executing a companywide sustainability strategy

June 30, 2021 The sustainability imperative imperative

Source: GreenBiz

"Better late than never." That’s my four-word review of the recent crop of reports whitepapers and other treatises proclaiming the importance — the imperative! — of developing and executing a companywide sustainability strategy

June 24, 2021 Opinion - America the Beautiful' is a green infrastructure plan for greater sustainability and equity

Source: The Hill

Record heat and wildfire in the western United States. Plummeting biodiversity. A nation struggling for equity and justice. In times like these, we desperately need federal initiatives that can solve multiple problems in one fell...

June 21, 2021 The US’s greatest danger isn’t China. It’s much closer to home

Source: The Guardian

China’s increasingly aggressive geopolitical and economic stance in the world is unleashing a fierce bipartisan backlash in America. That’s fine if it leads to more public investment in basic research, education, and...

June 21, 2021 The pandemic has revived hope that a more sustainable world is possible

Source: The Guardian

Economic growth is inextricably linked to the climate crisis, but the past year has taught us that such growth isn’t essential

June 17, 2021 Adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted says consumers will force fashion industry to be more sustainable

Source: CNBC

Social media has made it easier for consumers to hold companies and CEOs accountable for their actions, and that’s a good thing, Adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted told CNBC’s Sara Eisen at the CNBC Evolve Global Summit.

June 9, 2021 Study identifies major barriers to financing a sustainable ocean economy

Source: Phys.org

Financing a sustainable global ocean economy may require a Paris Agreement-type effort, according to a new report from an international team of researchers led by the University of British Columbia.

June 1, 2021 How long will rising inflation last? We polled 30 market strategists, and here’s what they said

Source: CNBC

CNBC International conducted a survey of 30 high-profile market strategists to get their take on inflation, a key factor that the U.S. Federal Reserve will gauge to assess whether it should keep easy money flowing into markets.

May 19, 2021 The black box economy

Source: VOX

The pandemic economy has been strange and unpredictable from the get-go. Throughout the past 14 months, the twists and turns have been surprising:

May 18, 2021 Europe Failed Miserably With Vaccines. Of Course It Did.

Source: NY Times

When the pandemic reached Europe in the early months of 2020, it was every country for itself. France, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic rapidly introduced export bans on medical equipment. Italy, where the outbreak was most...

May 7, 2021 9 Eco-Minded Creatives on How They Think About Sustainability and Beauty

Source: Vogue

Even as earth month has come to a close, many of us are reflecting on ways we can implement more sustainable practices into our daily lives. For a lot of people, the environmentally conscious journey might feel like an...

May 6, 2021 Warren Buffett is right, inflation is running rampant

Source: Yahoo Finance

Inflation looks to be in warp overdrive judging by the worrying commentary by corporate chieftains this earnings season.

May 4, 2021 Build Sustainability Around Your People, Not Just Your Office

Source: Entrepreneur

When the pandemic hit, many organizations switched to full-time remote work and almost immediately there were some unexpected benefits seen around the globe. The lack of commute meant fewer cars on the road, and almost zero...

April 29, 2021 BlackRock’s former head of sustainable investing says ESG and sustainability investing are distractions

Source: GreenBiz

Environmental social and governance criteria, a.k.a. ESG, "creates a giant societal placebo where we think that we’re making progress even though we’re not," says my former BlackRock colleague Tariq Fancy.

April 29, 2021 5 takeaways from President Biden's first address to Congress

Source: CNN

President Joe Biden made a sweeping case Wednesday for massive new programs that would transform the government's role in Americans' lives, claiming nothing less than the future of the country is at stake as he delivered his...

April 28, 2021 Viewpoint: ‘The Dirty 8’ — Which are most notorious advocacy groups spreading disinformation about food, farming, biotechnology and agricultural sustainability

Source: Genetic Literacy Project

Under the guise of promoting industry transparency or protecting the environment, these organizations continually spread falsehoods about pesticides, biotech crops and related technologies, often with substantial financial...

April 27, 2021 Bitcoin has no uses. That could be its downfall

Source: Fortune

In reality, Bitcoin has flopped as a vehicle for buying things, and it failed in its first big test as a safe harbor during the past year's stock market crash. Its extreme volatility—featuring as many collapses over the past...

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...

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