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November 12, 2019 Big chocolate makers still falter in holistic sustainability, says Green America in annual chocolate scorecardSource: Confectionery News
Nestlé, Mars, Hershey and Lindt earned C-level ratings in the organization’s chocolate scorecard, while Mondel?z and Godiva fared worse. Smaller players including Alter Eco, Endangered Species, Theo and Tony’s Chocolonely again...
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba set a new sales record on Singles Day, the world’s largest 24-hour shopping event.
November 12, 2019 Fed Warns Climate Change Is Biggest Threat To The U.S. EconomySource: Oil Price
Speaking at the GARP Global Risk Forum, NY Fed executive vice president Kevin Stiroh warned in his prepared remarks, that climate change - not, say, asset bubbles created by his employer - is a major threat that risk managers...
November 12, 2019 ‘This is the most prosperous economy the world has ever seen’ says Jamie Dimon — and it’s going to continueSource: MarketWatch
“The consumer, which is 70% of the U.S. economy, is quite strong,” he said. “Confidence is very high. Their balance sheets are in great shape. And you see that the strength of the American consumer is driving the American economy...
November 8, 2019 A 'green interest rate?' Fed digs into climate change economicsSource: Reuters
A “green interest rate” is one of the ideas on view Friday as the San Francisco Fed convenes the U.S. central bank’s first-ever conference on climate change and economics. The event is so oversubscribed a webcast has been created...
November 8, 2019 Scientists Study Sea Levels 125,000 Years Ago And It's a Terrifying Look at Our FutureSource: Science Alert
Sea levels rose 10 metres above present levels during Earth's last warm period 125,000 years ago, according to new research that offers a glimpse of what may happen under our current climate change trajectory.
November 8, 2019 Brexit impasse takes its toll on British business investmentSource: Reuters
HUTHWAITE, England (Reuters) - As uncertainty over Brexit spills into its fourth year, Swiftool Precision Engineering has taken a tough investment decision: it will press ahead with a plan to spend 250,000 pounds ($323,000) on a...
November 8, 2019 You Asked: How Can We Track Corporate Sustainability Measures?Source: State of the Planet, Columbia University
Keeping track of company sustainability indicators depends on your goals and the companies you’re looking at. If you just have a single company that you want to keep an eye on, the best thing to do is identify how (and how often)...
November 7, 2019 China Says U.S. Agrees to Tariff Rollback If Deal ReachedSource: Bloomberg
China and the U.S. have agreed to roll back tariffs on each other’s goods in phases as they work toward a deal between the two sides, a Ministry of Commerce spokesman said.
Source: The Guardian
On Saturday morning the UK government announced it would be halting fracking in England with immediate effect. Following years of opposition from local communities, the wider public and other major political parties, the...
Source: Smart Brief
Not that long ago, green products and initiatives with connections to sustainability were seen as a kind of "good to have," both within corporate boardrooms and in the consumption behavior of average consumers. This is no longer...
More than 2 million pounds of poultry products have been recalled in eight states over fears of contamination with foreign matter such as metal, federal health officials said.
November 6, 2019 New Delhi's toxic, polluted air chokes city's 20 million people, and the haze can be seen from spaceSource: USA Today
Toxic air is choking New Delhi, closing schools and colleges, forcing cars off the road and prohibiting planes from landing at the airport.
November 6, 2019 OPEC Braces For Drastic Drop In Oil DemandSource: Oil Price
OPEC admitted that demand for its oil over the next few years could be drastically weaker than it previously thought, due to a combination of a weakening economy, rising supply elsewhere, and pressure from climate activists.
November 6, 2019 Tech Companies Still Lagging on Sustainability LeadershipSource: Triple Pundit
The technology industry has been under much scrutiny in recent months. Facebook’s treatment of political advertisements has been put under the microscope, another pitfall for the company as it still struggles in the wake of...
November 6, 2019 James Breslo: California's housing crisis -- Blame Facebook, Google, Apple? Nope, here's the real culpritSource: Fox Business
Who is responsible for California’s affordable housing crisis? If you listen to the state’s Democrats, their oppressive housing regulations have nothing to do with it. Rather, big, bad, for-profit technology corporations are to...
November 5, 2019 China’s Xi calls for ‘consultation and cooperation’ to resolve international disputesSource: CNBC
SHANGHAI — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday that global frictions should be resolved through discussions, and encouraged cooperation rather than separation.
November 5, 2019 Deforestation is overrated as environmental threat, study findsSource: Fov News
The study led by researchers at Ohio State University and Yale University states that deforestation for timber and farmland is responsible for about 92 billion tons of carbon emissions into the environment since 1900.
Source: Green Car Reports
In a rapidly changing environment, with new challenges in connected, electrified, shared and autonomous mobility, the combined entity would leverage its strong global R&D footprint and ecosystem to foster innovation and meet...
November 5, 2019 Remember: it’s austerity, not Europe, that broke BritainSource: The Guardian
As that great New York Times commentator Roger Cohen put it recently: “Britain is stuck … The fantasy voted for in 2016 is not the reality of 2019 … Democracies are exercises in constant reassessment. The core reason nobody has...
November 4, 2019 Why corporate earnings season is going better than expectedSource: CNN
More than 70% of S&P 500 companies have reported earnings for July through September. And the results? Well, they look better than Wall Street had anticipated.
November 4, 2019 Does fast fashion have to die for the environment to live?Source: LA Times
“If your business model is based on volume, that’s not what’s part of the sustainable movement in any industry,” said Dana Thomas, a journalist and author of “Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes.”...
November 4, 2019 Five Fundamentals for Navigating SustainabilitySource: Greener Package
As public demand for change puts pressure on companies to make external commitments to reducing waste or increasing recycling, the role of packaging within an organization continues to change.
November 4, 2019 Trade wars, climate change plunge the family farm into crisis. Is it an endangered American institution?Source: CNBC
Farm bankruptcies in September surged 24% amid a perfect storm created by President Donald Trump’s trade war with China and Europe, slumping commodity prices, and a year of unfavorable weather. This August, the USDA reported that...
November 1, 2019 China’s economy struggles as consumers cut back on spendingSource: MarketWatch
BEIJING — With home sales crashing, real estate agent Zhang Yonggang is tightening his belt, part of a plunge in Chinese consumer demand that is a bigger threat to economic growth than Beijing’s tariff war with Washington.
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