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December 18, 2020 OPINION: Europe can only lead on sustainable finance if it follows the science

Source: Reuters

Lack of clarity on which economic activities truly benefit the climate is hampering capital allocation and enabling greenwashing

December 17, 2020 How can fashion make marketing more sustainable?

Source: Vogue Business

Sustainable marketing may sound like an oxymoron, but that doesn’t mean brands should stop trying. These sustainable PR experts are leading the way.

December 16, 2020 Sustainable development is too important for self-interest and political posturing

Source: Responsible Investor

In their Green Paper Richard Barker and Robert Eccles claim to contribute, in a “neutral way”, to the ongoing debate on sustainability reporting standards and who should set them.

December 14, 2020 Goldman Sachs' Ramsden: Banks have become a lot more optimistic - video only towards 2021

Source: CNBC

Richard Ramsden, Goldman Sachs managing director, joins 'Closing Bell' to discuss bank stocks and what he thinks could be the next catalyst for the sector.

December 14, 2020 Brexit: Businesses despair at prospect of no-deal

Source: BBC

If Brexit does happen, businesses insist that some industry sectors will suffer, jobs will be lost and most business leaders will look on in despair.

December 10, 2020 Opinion: San Francisco Puts Another Nail in Its Own Coffin

Source: National Review

The fatal flaw of this bill and others like it lies in the idea that fair compensation should be defined by people other than those who have skin in the game — namely, a company’s principals, board of directors, and ultimately...

December 8, 2020 Does a sustainability leader add value at board level?

Source: FT

When Caitlin Leibert joined US restaurant chain Chipotle in 2007, it took her just four years to reach the C-suite, when she was promoted from a marketing role to chief sustainability officer.

December 7, 2020 The economy needs stimulus now

Source: The Hill

Now that the election is over, both parties should come together to help the American people recover from the damage wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic. Increased federal spending coupled with a Federal Reserve that continues to be...

December 3, 2020 A financial guru offers advice on how to make corporate brands more sustainable

Source: Bangkok Post, Thailand

“Warren Buffet, the well-known investment guru and business tycoon has been quoted as saying that ‘your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it’s not going to get the business’.”

November 30, 2020 Editorial - As NY politicians eye new taxes on the rich, high earners eye the exits

Source: NY Post

The 660,000 New Yorkers (17% of income tax payers)who qualify as top earners generated more than 80% of NYC's income-tax revenue.

November 30, 2020 Commentary - A Sustainable Harvest

Source: Farm Bureau

U.S. agriculture has made great strides, in the last several decades especially, when it comes to leaving a smaller footprint on the land we farm. American farmers 30 years ago would have needed 100 million more acres to match...

November 18, 2020 Sustainable fisheries are facing a moratorium

Source: The Hill

Some politicians and environmental organizations have embraced a version of an initiative called 30x30 (“thirty by thirty”) that would damage our nation’s sustainable fisheries and robust fisheries management process.

November 16, 2020 Sustainable fashion? There’s no such thing

Source: FT

There are some phrases so well-worn, we become numb to their meaning. For me, “sustainable fashion” is one of those phrases.

November 11, 2020 John Major: Brexit set to be 'more brutal than anyone expected'

Source: BBC

In a speech in London, the ex-prime minister said the UK's "inflexibility" and "threats" towards the EU would make future trade "less profitable".

November 10, 2020 Why Wait for Regulation — Instead of Doing Better Now?

Source: Sustainable Brands

As countries recognize and codify the need for legislation surrounding climate action proposals — pushing corporations to reduce their carbon output and adopt environmentally friendly practices and policies — there is a question...

November 9, 2020 Global economy: The coming wave of lockdowns

Source: The Week

More lockdowns would be a mistake, said The Wall Street Journal in an editorial. Europe was "supposed to have done everything right to prevent another infection surge," with mask mandates and closures. It didn't last.

October 26, 2020 For energy transition, the key word is sustainability, not politics

Source: The Hill

For energy transition, the key word is sustainability, not politics © istock Two words — sustainable and transition — are frequently used when we talk about energy these days and unfortunately, the definitions are at best...

October 15, 2020 In 'American Crisis,' New York Gov. Cuomo Gives Halftime Review Of Pandemic Response (text and audio

Source: NPR

This spring, all eyes were on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo when his state became the epicenter of the U.S. pandemic, hurtling toward more than 33,000 deaths and more than 477,000 cases of COVID-19.

October 2, 2020 Unsustainable Energy Production Will Stop, BP Projects

Source: Forbes

The longer society waits to address climate change, the more likely climate will change society, according to BP’s chief economist Spencer Dale. The human tendency toward procrastination is just one of the scenarios Dale attempts...

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,...

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