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September 24, 2019 Editorial: Climate Week 2019

Source: Advanced Science News

Today marks the beginning of Climate Week 2019, as well as this year’s UN Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit, and throughout this week, Advanced Science News will be posting themed feature articles from commentaries to...

September 24, 2019 The trade war is weighing ‘like a big, dark cloud’ on the global economy,

Source: CNBC

For incoming European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde, the U.S.-China trade war is the biggest threat to the global economy.

September 23, 2019 How important is sustainability? text/video

Source: MorningStar

Blackrock’s ESG expert Hail Yang discusses why ESG investing is critical for future success

September 23, 2019 It's in the numbers – how sustainability will support Africa's long-term growth and development

Source: We Forum

Business models and structures have yet to implement sustainable values to ensure the security of global investment partners’ input as well as the empowerment of generations to come. While the talent is exponential in Africa, the...

September 19, 2019 ESG Reporting is Critical – How to Get Started

Source: Corporate Compliance Insights, John Truzzolino,

The power of ESG is only beginning to be unlocked; ESG risk equates to financial risk, and institutional investors are increasingly focused on the implementation and reporting of ESG initiatives. DFIN’s John Truzzolino discusses...

September 17, 2019 Here's how the attacks on Saudi oil supply could impact the trade war - video

Source: CNBC

CNBC's Brian Sullivan and Kevin Book, managing director at Clearview Energy Partners, join "Squawk Box" to discuss the sectors of the economy that could be impacted by the drone strikes on oil fields in Saudi Arabia.

September 16, 2019 Pushing Sustainability Through The Supply Chain — Our Experience

Source: Clean Technica

started looking around for different suppliers of stuff our company buys a lot of. Our company makes a line of organic, zero waste, and non-toxic personal care products. We buy a lot of this kind of stuff:

September 10, 2019 US wants energy dominance regardless of what happens to oil prices, deputy energy secretary says

Source: CNBC

The U.S. deputy energy secretary told CNBC Monday that America wants to achieve energy dominance regardless of what happens to oil price

September 9, 2019 Powell: Trade War Slowing Economy

Source: Market Realist

On September 6, chair of the US Federal Reserve Jerome Powell attended an event at the University of Zurich. In the event, he said the uncertainty around trade policy is one of the major factors behind the global slowdown

September 4, 2019 China Files World Trade Organization Complaint Against The U.S.

Source: Newsy

The Chinese Commerce Ministry said China will "resolutely defend the multilateral trading system and the international trade order."

September 4, 2019 6 Ways CEOs Can Prove They Care About More Than Shareholder Value

Source: Harvard Business Review

... the 181 CEOs who signed the Business Roundtable’s breakthrough statement on the purpose of corporations embraced a much wider interpretation of corporate responsibility—signalling the beginning of the end for the shareholder...

August 29, 2019 Boom: Despite Media's Recession Chatter, US Economic Confidence Soars to 19-Year High

Source: Town Hall

Over the last few weeks, we've been exploring the competing narratives about the US economy -- with the White House insisting that all is well, as many in the media hype up the possibility of a coming recession.

August 22, 2019 Home Depot CFO: We don't see a recession

Source: Yahoo Finance

“We don’t see it,” longtime Home Depot Chief Financial Officer Carol Tomé ... said consumers continue to shop for big ticket items and sales across U.S. geographies remain solid. If the U.S. was in a recession — or nearing one —...

August 22, 2019 Cramer: The underlying economy is good, but fear will drive us into recession

Source: CNBC

CNBC’s Jim Cramer says experts would see that the American consumer is doing fine if they listen to the conference calls for Target and Lowe’s.

August 22, 2019 ESG/Sustainability: Getting On the Offense With Competitor Analysis

Source: Pamela J. Styles, Next Level Investor Relations

The rate of change across ESG/Sustainability is staggering. It’s tough for company boards and management teams to get ahead of the curve, especially for small and mid-cap companies. It has become effectively non-optional for...

August 21, 2019 Biggest recession risk is fear of recession, says BofA's CEO - Bloomberg

Source: Seeking Alpha

"We have nothing to fear about a recession right now except for the fear of recession," Bank of America (BAC +3%) CEO Brian Moynihan, said in a Bloomberg Television interview today.

August 21, 2019 The new threat to capitalism

Source: Axios

In what would have been widely dismissed as absurd even a year ago, a mainstream consensus has suddenly swept the world that the core of the global economic system has gone terribly awry, requiring a basic shakeup of capitalism.

August 21, 2019 The World in 2030: 9 Megatrends to Watch

Source: Sustainable Brands

The directions we go and choices we make will have enormous impacts on our lives, careers, businesses and the world. Here are my predictions of how nine important trends will evolve by 2030 — listed in order roughly from nearly...

August 19, 2019 A decade after the big one, what kind of recession will we have next?

Source: USA Today

The upside is that most economists don’t expect this next downturn, whenever it should occur, to be anything like the Great Recession, which broke records for length and severity. But typical downturns are no picnics, either.

August 19, 2019 Capgemini: why sustainability reporting matters

Source: CSO Magazine

Sustainability reporting has come a long way since the 1980s, when only a small handful of companies in specific sectors, such as oil and gas, declared their environmental performance.

August 19, 2019 There is ‘no denying’ we are causing climate change

Source: Sustainability Times

Two new studies published in Nature and Nature Geoscience suggest that we are witnessing unprecedented climate change at a global scale incomparable to anything from the past 2,000 years. And this time the science is as certain...

August 19, 2019 Stock market gyrates as the economic picture gets blurred

Source: AP News

You’re not the only one confused about where the economy is headed. Just look at the stock market, where perplexed investors have been sending stocks on a wild ride in August. And there could be plenty more where that came from....

August 16, 2019 Bamboo Is Everywhere These Days — But How Sustainable Is It?

Source: Mind, Body,Green

Sometime between slipping on a pair of bamboo leggings, replacing my bamboo bandage, and wiping down my kitchen counter with a roll of bamboo paper towels, it hit me: Bamboo is officially en vogue.

August 16, 2019 Is a recession coming to the US? Here’s what to watch for

Source: The Guardian

It’s 10 years since the great recession and by many measures the US economy is still booming. Unemployment is at lows last seen 50 years ago, stock markets, while wobbly, are close to record highs, consumer confidence is high and...

August 16, 2019 The Elements of Sustainable Collaboration

Source: CMS Wire

So continuous collaboration is not actually an ongoing communication, but the ability to sustain the interaction over time as long as it is creating more productivity.

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