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September 20, 2019 Mass 'Climate Strike' Protests Held Around The World Ahead Of U.N. SummitSource: NPR
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators, including many young activists, turned out for rallies across Australia on Friday, kicking off a day of worldwide protests to demand action on climate change.
September 20, 2019 THERE'S A SMALL, ELITE GROUP OF COMPANIES THAT BASICALLY CONTROLS THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT, STUDY FINDSSource: NewsWeek
Never has the phrase "with great power comes great responsibility" rung so true. A report published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution concludes just a handful of transnational corporations (or TNCs) wield a...
September 20, 2019 3 Myths About Sustainable FundsSource: MorningStar
In a 2017 Nuveen survey of investors, four out of five said they want their investments to make a positive impact on society and on environmental sustainability. And in an Allianz Life survey released in April, two thirds of...
September 20, 2019 North America Has Lost 3 Billion Birds, Scientists SaySource: NPR
Over the past half-century, North America has lost more than a quarter of its entire bird population, or around 3 billion birds.
September 19, 2019 Tech giant Salesforce unveils new pollution tracking tool called Sustainability CloudSource: The Verge
Today, customer relationship management company Salesforce unveiled Sustainability Cloud, software that helps businesses track and analyze their environmental data. The announcement has been cautiously welcomed by environmental...
September 19, 2019 The World’s Most Reputable Companies For Corporate Responsibility 2019Source: Forbes
Some of the world’s biggest businesses were in crisis management mode last year, picking up the pieces of reputations shattered by scandal. While many corporations have yet to regain the trust of stakeholders, others have made...
September 19, 2019 Brexit: UK has two weeks to set out plan - Finnish PMSource: BBC
Mr Johnson has said a deal is possible at a crucial summit of EU leaders on 17 October, but he has insisted Brexit will happen by the 31 October deadline, even if a deal is not agreed.
September 19, 2019 U.S. manufacturing production rebounds, outlook remains weakSource: Reuters
WASHINGTON - U.S. manufacturing output increased solidly in August, boosted by a surge in the production of machinery and other goods, but the outlook for factories remains weak amid rising headwinds from trade tensions and...
September 18, 2019 Fed expected to cut funds rate to 1.75 percent to 2 percentSource: Fox News
Belpointe chief market strategist David Nelson, Wells Fargo securities rate strategy associate Zachary Griffiths and Sarge986 president Stephen Guilfoyle provide their insight on Fed interest rate cuts.
September 18, 2019 Clean labels and the sustainability agenda: Does the drive for natural food hurt nature?Source: Food Navigator
Consumer interest in clean label or natural ingredients continues to rise. However, given our finite natural resources, is this inhibiting the development of products that could be better for the environment?
September 18, 2019 Harvard joins Climate Action 100+Source: Harvard Gazette
Harvard University announced today that its endowment has joined Climate Action 100+, an investor-led initiative to ensure that the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters take steps to address climate change.
September 18, 2019 Fact Check: Socially Responsible Investing Is Noble, But Is It Profitable?Source: Investing.com
Of the $46.6 trillion dollars professionally managed in the U.S. right now, the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment estimates that about $12 trillion of that—or 26%—incorporates Environmental, Social and Governance...
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 17, 2019 The job market is so good, new hires aren't showing up for their first day of workSource: CNN
The labor market is going strong, and job candidates have plenty of opportunities to choose from. So much so that some are bailing on their new employers before they even start.
September 17, 2019 Adweek Is Spotlighting How Sustainability and Climate Change Intersect With MarketingSource: AdWeek
Leaders from around the globe will convene in New York next week with U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres to discuss taking action against climate change. In the lead-up to that summit, Adweek will publish a series of stories...
September 17, 2019 Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, files for bankruptcySource: VOX
Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy on Sunday — the first expected step of a tentative agreement that the company reached last week to settle thousands of lawsuits related to its alleged involvement in the...
September 16, 2019 China's economy is getting worse. That makes a trade deal more likelySource: CNN
Hong Kong - China's economic slowdown keeps getting worse. That could give the country incentive to repair its trading relationship with the United States and take more steps to stimulate its economy.
September 16, 2019 Drone strikes knock out half of Saudi oil capacity, 5 million barrels a daySource: CNN
Drone strikes on crucial Saudi Arabian oil facilities have disrupted about half of the kingdom's oil capacity, or 5% of the daily global oil supply, people with knowledge of Saudi's oil operations told CNN Business.
September 16, 2019 46,000 UAW workers go on strike against GM, America's biggest automakerSource: CNN
The United Auto Workers union went out on strike against General Motors Sunday night, the first work stoppage in the US auto industry in 12 years
September 14, 2019 US consumer sentiment jumps as confidence around the economy risesSource: CNBC
Sentiment in the U.S. rose more than expected this month as consumers felt more confident about current and future economic conditions, according to preliminary data released Friday by the University of Michigan.
September 14, 2019 To Be A Smart Investor, Be An ESG InvestorSource: Forbes
Climate change is real and is having a sizable, immediate impact on how investments are evaluated. ESG — environmental, social and governance criteria used by investors to evaluate a company’s operations — is what brings...
September 13, 2019 Trump delays tariff hikes by two weeks in ‘good will’ gesture to ChinaSource: CNBC
President Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted that he will delay increasing tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods from Oct. 1 to Oct. 15 as a “gesture of good will” to China.
September 13, 2019 If You’re Wondering How Hard a ‘Hard Brexit’ Could Be: QuickTakeSource: Washington Post
The U.K.-EU trade relationship would immediately revert to commercial rules negotiated in 1995 by members of the World Trade Organization, meaning new tariffs on U.K. exports to the EU, traffic-snarling customs controls at ferry...
September 12, 2019 The bull market just won't dieSource: CNN
Despite all those concerns and negative headlines, stocks are still holding up relatively well. The market took a tumble in August, but stocks have come roaring back in September.
September 12, 2019 Sustainable Design: The Key To Unlocking A Sustainable FutureSource: Forbes
Given our growing understanding that climate change is a real threat to human civilization in the near future, and in the face of activism from organizations such as Fridays for Future, many people, including me, see the...
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