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November 17, 2017 Blankfein Tweets Many CEOs Want to See Second Brexit Referendum

Source: Bloomberg

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein said in a post on Twitter that many corporate executives want to see a second vote on the U.K.’s decision to exit the European Union.

November 17, 2017 Tax overhaul drama moves to U.S. Senate as House approves its bill

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans took important steps on Thursday towards the biggest U.S. tax-code overhaul since the 1980s, with the House of Representatives approving a broad package of tax cuts, and a Senate panel...

November 17, 2017 Norway's state fund 'needs to drop oil and gas investments'

Source: BBC

Norway's government has been told its state-run fund should drop its investments in oil and gas stocks.

November 17, 2017 From Xerox To Tesla: Using Digital Product Skills For Sustainability

Source: Forbes

Trucost, part of S&P Dow Jones Indices, is an analytics consultancy that advises companies and investors on managing ESG risk.

November 17, 2017 Keystone oil pipeline leaks in South Dakota, as Nebraska weighs XL

Source: Reuters

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp (TRP.TO) shut part of its Keystone oil pipeline system after a 5,000-barrel leak in South Dakota, the company said on Thursday, four days before neighboring Nebraska was set to decide...

November 16, 2017 How data can help build a sustainable supply chain

Source: Supply Chain Dive

When Dun & Bradstreet held a customer advisory forum this fall, they asked procurement professionals about their biggest pain points. Leading the list: having a sustainable supply chain and rooting out bribery and corruption in...

November 16, 2017 Europe steps in to cover US shortfall in funding climate science

Source: BBC

French president Emmanuel Macron says that Europe will cover any shortfall in funding for the global climate body, the IPCC.

November 16, 2017 Sticking points: Here's why the government is worried about AT&T's merger with Time Warner

Source: Dallas Morning News

Last week, many were caught off-guard by reports that AT&T's massive bid for Time Warner had hit a rough patch. In a matter of days, the $108.7 billion acquisition went from looking like a done deal to something much less...

November 16, 2017 Incomes are up. Stocks are soaring. Home prices are back. So why do you feel like you have less money?

Source: Dallas Morning News

Incomes are up, the stock market is soaring, and home prices have largely recovered from the mortgage meltdown. But Americans still haven't regained all the wealth they lost and, on the whole, are worse off than in 1998.

November 15, 2017 Maple Brexit? EU eyes Canada model for UK trade

Source: Reuters

BRUSSELS - The European Union is sizing up Britain for a post-Brexit free trade deal along the lines of one it agreed last year with Canada, people familiar with talks among national envoys on Tuesday told Reuters

November 15, 2017 Responding to Sustainability Surveys: A Primer for Suppliers

Source: Supply Chain Management Review

In recent years, companies have started to take a closer look at the sustainability aspects of their supply chain. Many large companies are increasing their own sustainability commitments and are considering sustainability when...

November 15, 2017 Richest 1% now owns half the world's wealth -text/video

Source: USA Today

But that wealth around the world is increasingly concentrated among those at the top. The top 1% now own 50.1% of the world's wealth, up from 45.5% in 2001.

November 15, 2017 The KPMG Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting 2017

Source: KPMG

KPMG’s Survey of Corporate Responsibility (CR) Reporting has been monitoring developments in the field of CR and sustainability reporting since 1993. For this report, now in its 10th edition, KPMG member firm professionals...

November 14, 2017 Warmer weather, rising non-OPEC output threaten oil market balance

Source: Reuters

LONDON - Global oil demand growth looks likely to increase more slowly over the coming months, as warmer temperatures cut consumption, which may tilt the market back into surplus in the first half of next year, the International...

November 14, 2017 Brexit: MPs set to do battle over EU (Withdrawal) Bill

Source: BBC

MPs are set for hours of wrangling between now and Christmas as they debate the small print of the government's Brexit legislation.

November 14, 2017 3 Best Practices to Remember When Choosing a Sustainability Framework

Source: Triple Pundit

Year after year, surveys show that consumers are increasingly interested in sustainability. They want more information about products, about labels, and are more careful with brand choices.

November 14, 2017 Thousands of scientists issue bleak ‘second notice’ to humanity

Source: Washington Post

In a communique published Monday in the journal BioScience, more than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries assess the world's latest responses to various environmental threats. Once again, they find us sorely wanting.

November 13, 2017 New Delhi’s ‘gas chamber’ smog is so bad that United Airlines has stopped flying there

Source: Washington Post

NEW DELHI — Citing toxic smog that one official said has turned India’s capital city into a “gas chamber,” United Airlines has canceled flights to New Delhi until the air gets better.

November 13, 2017 The White House plays behind-the-scenes role in shaping the GOP's tax plan - text/video

Source: CNN

Washington-A new Trump administration power alliance, White House nudges on tax reform, new wrinkles for two key Russia-meddling players and a way to track the fight for control of the House -- it's all in our "Inside Politics"...

November 13, 2017 Does sustainability communications have to be so boring?

Source: Eco-Business

In the earnest, fact-based world of sustainability communications there is no room for spin, but companies need to be brave enough to talk about failure, says PR agency boss Lou Hoffman.

November 13, 2017 National Service. It's Time! - America, we have a problem.

Source: Larry Checco, featured commentator

Underpinning much of what is wrong in our country and our politics today is the fact that we’re churning out better consumers than we are citizens. [more]

November 10, 2017 Trump Tells APEC the U.S. Won't Accept 'Unfair' Trade Any More

Source: Fortune

U.S. President Donald Trump set out a strong message on trade at a meeting of Asia-Pacific countries in Vietnam Friday, saying the U.S. could no longer tolerate chronic trade abuses U.S. President Donald Trump set out a strong...

November 10, 2017 The Current State and Evolution of Sustainability Assessing Organizations

Source: Sustainable Brands

CDP, RobecoSAM, EcoVadis — they are all organizations that assess the sustainability performance of companies worldwide. They all have their own agenda and targets, and of course, their own methodology to assess a portfolio of...

November 10, 2017 New Study May Redeem Monsanto’s Roundup: No Cancer Link to Glyphosate Found

Source: Organic

New research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute this week found no link between exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide, Roundup, and an increased risk of...

November 10, 2017 Heat source under Antarctica melting its ice sheet: NASA

Source: The Economic Times

A geothermal heat source called mantle plume lies deep below Antarctica's Marie Byrd Land, explaining some of the melting that creates lakes and rivers under the ice sheet, a NASA study has found.

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