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May 21, 2019 What did Huawei do to land in such hot water with the US?

Source: CNN

New York - Huawei has endured a tenuous relationship with the United States for a decade, reaching a boiling point last week when the Trump administration banned American corporations from doing business with the Chinese company.

May 21, 2019 China tariffs could force 'widespread store closures' and put $40 billion in sales at risk

Source: USA Today

The trade war with China could cause prices to rise on everything from toys to clothing, but it also could lead to “widespread store closures,” according to a report by UBS. The investment bank's analysis said tariffs...

May 21, 2019 Sustainability Is Linked To Privilege - Teasing Out The Truths From Copenhagen Fashion Summit

Source: Forbes

Copenhagen Fashion Summit demonstrated very clearly that sustainability is strongly linked to wealth and privilege. The people creating the least environmental impact are invariably the world’s poorest people, and they are paying...

May 20, 2019 How Chase And The Big Banks Undermine Climate Action

Source: International Business Times

But the fact is that any progress on this front is close to impossible if billions continue to be poured into coal, oil and gas projects. And that’s exactly what big banks continue to do.

May 20, 2019 Trump, China and trade: Who blinks first'

Source: The Hill on

Neither President Trump nor Chinese President Xi Jinping are showing any sign they'll cave in the escalating trade dispute between the world's two most important economics, portending a standoff that could last months or even...

May 20, 2019 Consumers Are the Elephant in the Sustainability Room

Source: High Snobiety

Fashion often shies away from discussing the elephant in the sustainability room: consumption. How can an industry built on growth respond to the fact that we all have too much stuff?

May 17, 2019 Brexit disarray returns: Labour declares talks dead as May's premiership fades

Source: Reuters

LONDON - Britain’s tumultuous divorce from the European Union was again in disarray on Friday as the opposition Labour Party declared last-ditch cross-party talks were dead in the twilight of Prime Minister Theresa May’s...

May 17, 2019 Remote Island Chain Has Few People — But Hundreds Of Millions Of Pieces Of Plastic

Source: NPR

When a marine biologist from Australia traveled to a remote string of islands in the Indian Ocean to see how much plastic waste had washed up on the beaches, here's just part of what she found: "373,000 toothbrushes and around...

May 17, 2019 Nike is launching a guide to sustainability for brands–get it here

Source: Fast Company

Nike recently partnered with Central Saint Martins to create a manual for designers that lays out the principles of circular design, along with case studies from companies that have done groundbreaking work on these fronts.

May 16, 2019 FLASH REPORT: 86% of S&P 500 Index® Companies Publish Sustainability / Responsibility Reports in 2018

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.

Highlights from Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc. Research: “Sustainability reporting” rose dramatically from 2011, when roughly 20% of companies published reports, to 72% just three years later in 2013. From 2013 to...[more]

May 16, 2019 Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat and the growth of the meatless meat market

Source: CBS

Meatless meat can taste just like the real thing, and investors are salivating over what some predict could become a $35 billion alternative meat market.

May 16, 2019 FCC Wants Phone Companies To Start Blocking Robocalls By Default

Source: NPR

If the government's new plan works, the number of robocalls you receive may go down in the near future. The Federal Communications Commission is proposing to push phone companies to "block unwanted calls to their customers by...

May 16, 2019 Hershey's is changing the look of its candy bar for the first time in history

Source: CNN

The brand is replacing its recognizable logo and etching 25 popular emojis into the rectangles that make up its milk chocolate bar. Hershey's is including a smiley face, the fist pound, the ghost emoji and others.

May 16, 2019 Making Brands More Sustainable Makes Life More Sustainable

Source: Detroit Is It!

Sustainable Brands, the Conference Focused on “Living the Good Life” Comes Back to Detroit, and Looks Business Straight In the Eye

May 15, 2019 Brexit: Bill implementing deal to be introduced in early June

Source: BBC

Downing Street said this was "imperative" if the UK was to leave the EU before MPs' summer recess. The government also said talks with Labour would continue on Wednesday in an attempt to agree a way through the Brexit impasse.

May 15, 2019 5 Ways For Boosting Sustainable Productivity In Your Workplace

Source: Forbes

What is sustainable productivity? In short, it's what every company under the sun is striving for: continual growth and process improvements, a regular flow of new ideas and innovations, and an indefatigable optimism about the...

May 15, 2019 Markets signal to US and China on the trade war: You have ‘blundered into a minefield’

Source: CNBC

The threat of the U.S.-China trade war escalating into something beyond nasty rhetoric and modestly effective tariffs for the most part has been dismissed by market participants and economists.

May 15, 2019 Bayer Has Now Lost Over 44% of Its Value Since Its Monsanto Merger

Source: Fortune

Bayer’s stock price hit an almost seven-year low Tuesday, in the wake of a third U.S. jury verdict that found its Roundup weedkiller to be a cause of people’s cancer.

May 14, 2019 Jury awards couple $2 billion in Monsanto Roundup cancer lawsuit trial

Source: CBS News

A jury in Oakland, California, has awarded a couple $2 billion in punitive damages after concluding that sustained exposure to Monsanto Co.'s popular Roundup weed killer led to their cancer diagnoses. The couple will receive an...

May 14, 2019 How Much Money Do You Need to Be Wealthy in America?

Source: Bloomberg

Merely having a net worth of $1 million, it seems, doesn’t mean you’re wealthy. In Charles Schwab’s annual Modern Wealth Survey, the amount people said it took to be considered rich averaged out to $2.3 million. That, the company...

May 14, 2019 AOC and Sanders' credit card interest rate cap would be disastrous

Source: CNN

Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders seem to assume that whatever is bad for the banks will be good for consumers. But the evidence from previous interventions suggests otherwise.

May 14, 2019 Bad news: The fashion industry is actually slowing down on sustainability

Source: Fast Company

By 2030, at its current pace of growth, the fashion industry is expected to be worth $3.3 trillion. It will manufacture 102 million tons of clothes and shoes. For comparison, that is the weight equivalent to a half million blue...

May 13, 2019 CO2 in the atmosphere just exceeded 415 parts per million for the first time in human history

Source: Tech Crunch

For the first time in human history — not recorded history, but since humans have existed on Earth — carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has topped 415 parts per million, reaching 415.26 parts per million, according to sensors at...

May 13, 2019 The Missing Sustainability Link Is The Customer. How Are H&M, Uniqlo and Walmart Getting It Right?

Source: Forbes

f you believe the headlines, the Age of Sustainability is dawning. In the retail industry, sustainability has become a top priority. Plastic straws are out, solar power is in. Destroying unsold stock is out, ethical treatment of...

May 13, 2019 China’s Economic Crisis Is Its Own Doing

Source: The Epoch Times

From both official and nongovernment figures, it’s clear the Chinese economy is in dire straits. In the second half of 2018, estimates of China’s GDP growth ranged from around 6 percent to negative 1.6 percent, indicating...

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