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December 3, 2021 STATUS REPORT: BUSINESS AMBITION FOR 1.5°CRESPONDING TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS

Source: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report

We faced an important dilemma. The IPCC report was a stark reminder that every tenth of a degree matters. There was a clear case to ratchet up ambition in corporate target setting, but also warnings that doing so could slow...

December 3, 2021 Opinion: How bad is the US economy?

Source: FT

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December 3, 2021 Nearly half of Americans experiencing financial hardship due to inflation: poll

Source: The Hill

Nearly half of Americans in a new Gallup poll reported that recent price increases are causing their family some degree of financial hardship, with 10 percent describing the hardship as severe.

December 3, 2021 OPEC+ agrees to go ahead with oil output rise, as U.S. pressure trumps virus scare

Source: Reuters

OPEC and its allies agreed on Thursday to stick to their existing policy of monthly oil output increases despite fears that a U.S. release from crude reserves and the new Omicron coronavirus variant would lead to a fresh oil...

December 2, 2021 The first passenger flight powered by 100% sustainable fuel just took off

Source: Fast Company

United just ran a test flight with a fuel made from fats, cooking oils, and grease that results in 80% fewer emissions than regular jet fuel. Now it’s up to the government to allow it on commercial flights.

December 2, 2021 Supply chain bottlenecks, labor shortage holding back US economy, Fed's Beige Book says

Source: Fox News

"Several Districts noted that despite strong demand, growth was constrained by supply chain disruptions and labor shortages," the Fed said. "Outlooks for near-term economic activity remained positive, overall, but some Districts...

December 2, 2021 SEC CHAIRMAN GARY GENSLER: BITCOIN COMPETES WITH THE U.S. BANKING SYSTEM

Source: BitCoin Magazine

Bitcoin is a competitor to the U.S. banking system and its worldwide consensus, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler said on Wednesday.

December 2, 2021 With inflation risks rising, Fed's Powell prepares for possible pivot

Source: Reuters

The U.S. central bank needs tobe ready to respond to the possibility that inflation may not recede in the second half of next year as most forecasters currently expect, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said on Wednesday.

December 1, 2021 ESG Book aims to 'disrupt' sustainability sector with free data

Source: Reuters

HSBC, Deutsche Bank and Swiss Re have thrown their support behind ESG Book, a new environment, social and governance (ESG) data platform launched on Wednesday to 'disrupt' the market with a free "public good" service for...

December 1, 2021 Omicron poses 3 major threats to the US economy, says Jerome Powell

Source: CNN Business

Here we go again. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is set to testify Tuesday that the Omicron variant threatens America's economic recovery. Much remains unknown about Omicron. Yet if it prolongs the pandemic, it could keep...

December 1, 2021 Here's how your gas could hit $5 a gallon

Source: CNN

In a new report JPMorgan (JPM) warned clients that Brent crude oil will hit $125 a barrel next year and $150 in 2023, in large part because OPEC doesn't have nearly as much firepower to respond to high prices as many assume.

December 1, 2021 Goldman Sachs unveils Amazon-backed cloud service for Wall Street trading firms

Source: CNBC

The bank is opening up access to its trove of market data and software tools to hedge funds and asset managers in an offering designed with Amazon’s cloud division, CNBC has learned exclusively.

November 30, 2021 Longer seasons and smarter travel could make sports more sustainable

Source: Popular Science

A new study in Environmental Science & Technology investigated climate solutions in professional sport based travel, examining how different leagues across North America contributed to greenhouse gas emissions. Estimated...

November 30, 2021 Inflation surges globally, putting households and businesses in a pinch

Source: Fox News

From appliance stores in the United States to food markets in Hungary and gas stations in Poland, rising consumer prices fueled by high energy costs and supply chain disruptions are putting a pinch on households and businesses...

November 30, 2021 Gottlieb: 'A pretty good degree of confidence' people with three doses are protected from omicron

Source: The Hill

Former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Sunday said vaccine developers have "a pretty good degree of confidence” that fully vaccinated individuals who have received a COVID-19 booster are...

November 30, 2021 Why Volkswagen Is Beating Tesla In Europe

Source: CNBC/YouTube

n the U.S., Tesla dominates the conversation around electric vehicles, but in Europe, it’s a different story. Germany-based Volkswagen Group has risen from the ashes of its 2015 emissions scandal to become the EV market leader in...

November 29, 2021 Time for better consumer safeguards in S'pore over 'greenwashing' products that are not sustainable

Source: Today

At a recent Youth4Climate forum in Milan, a prelude to the COP26 climate summit, Swedish youth activist Greta Thunberg chastised world leaders for paying lip service to the grandiose plans that they have announced for the...

November 29, 2021 Fauci says US must prepare for omicron variant: 'Inevitably it will be here'

Source: ABC News

"We all know when you have a virus that has already gone to multiple countries, inevitably it will be here," Fauci told ABC's "This Week" anchor George Stephanopoulos. "The question is, will we be prepared for it?"

November 29, 2021 U.S. inflation is one of the highest in the world

Source: Fortune

Inflation has taken its toll on much of the world recently, but the United States has stood out as one of the most affected in the last few months.

November 29, 2021 ‘Wake up’: markets warn central banks to get a grip on inflation

Source: The Guardian

inancial markets fear the world’s leading central banks are risking “economic disaster” by misjudging the threat of rising inflation and not turning off the stimulus taps that have flooded the global economy with money.

November 24, 2021 ESG investing has a sustainability blind spot: supply chains

Source: Fast Company

When ESG rating agencies ignore supply chains, companies can cherry-pick what performance measures to report, boosting their sustainability and social ratings and hiding their ‘bad’ supply chain partners.

November 24, 2021 Transparency of ESG investment ratings faces regulatory scrutiny

Source: Reuters

Market regulators set out a global framework on Tuesday to police environment, social and governance (ESG) investment ratings and help combat 'greenwashing' in the fast-growing, multi-trillion dollar sector.

November 24, 2021 Not just the supply chain: Going green is hiking prices, too

Source: CNN Business

Investors have increasingly been looking to back companies that support sustainable environmental, social and governance practices. But some may be ignoring the impact the so-called "greenification" of the global economy is...

November 24, 2021 Oil, gas prices rise as market rejects tapping reserves

Source: Fox News

"While that might seem like a good idea history has proven that the release will only have a short-term impact on prices and is an open declaration of an oil war with the OPEC Plus cartel. Oil reserves are meant for emergencies...

November 23, 2021 Former Unilever CEO Paul Polman Says Aiming for Sustainability Isn’t Good Enough—The Goal Is Much Higher

Source: Harvard Business Review

How can a company profit from solving the world’s problems, not from creating them? Is the world better off because your business is in it, or not? These are some of the fundamental questions that Paul Polman, former CEO of...

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