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January 21, 2021 Can a Tiny Hedge Fund Push ExxonMobil Towards Sustainability?

Source: Harvard Business Review

A tiny hedge fund is taking on ExxonMobil, accusing the energy giant of dragging its feet on climate change, which has led to disappointing financial returns. Amazingly, the fund’s campaign has received the support of one of the...

January 21, 2021 Paris climate accord: Biden announces US will rejoin landmark agreement

Source: CNN

Hours after he was sworn in, President Joe Biden announced the US plans to reenter the Paris climate accord, the landmark international agreement signed in 2015 to limit global warming, in a sign of Biden's urgency to address the...

January 21, 2021 15 Top Conservation Issues of 2021 Include Big Threats, Potential Bright Spots

Source: Eco-Watch

As 2021 dawns, people, ecosystems, and wildlife worldwide are facing a panoply of environmental issues. In an effort to help experts and policymakers determine where they might focus research, a panel of 25 scientists and...

January 21, 2021 Dow, S&P, Nasdaq close at records as Biden sworn in as 46th U.S. President

Source: Fox Business

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 257 points, or 0.83%, while the S&P 500 rose 1.39% and the Nasdaq Composite was higher by 1.97%. The advance catapulted all three of the major averages into record territory, adding to the...

January 20, 2021 A review of 100 studies crushes assumptions about conflict between profit and sustainability

Source: Anthropocene Magazine

Conventional wisdom holds that adopting sustainability practices increases costs and makes businesses less competitive. But most published studies on the topic find the opposite, a new analysis shows.

January 20, 2021 Five key takeaways from Janet Yellen’s Treasury confirmation hearing

Source: CNBC

Janet Yellen’s journey to become the first female Treasury secretary in U.S. history moved smoothly through a critical Senate hearing Tuesday, with a vote on her confirmation likely to happen before the end of the week.

January 20, 2021 China Says Its Economy, Recovering From The Pandemic, Grew 2.3% Last Year

Source: NPR

Just over a year after the world's first coronavirus cases were identified in China, the country's economy has bounced back from the ravages of the pandemic. China's economy grew by 2.3% last year, according to data published...

January 20, 2021 Gov. Cuomo proposal would raise tax for wealthiest New Yorkers to 14.7%, highest combined rate in nation

Source: CNBC

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed raising taxes on the wealthy to a combined level of 14.7%, which would be the highest state-and-local tax rate in the nation

January 19, 2021 Key sustainability issues for 2021

Source: The Daily Star

Three issues I am confident will remain prominent in 2021—and in years to come—are carbon emissions, circular economy, and renewable energy.

January 19, 2021 Stimulus is nice. But here's what Biden really needs to fix the economy

Source: CNN Business

At best, the combination of the $900 billion plan passed in December, and this plan from the president-elect, can only help the economy to continue to tread water until the pandemic is under control.

January 19, 2021 World's oceans continue to warm, despite reduced carbon emissions

Source: CGTN

Despite reductions in global carbon emissions due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the world's oceans in 2020 were the warmest in recorded history, according to a new study.

January 19, 2021 Covid vaccine: WHO warns of 'catastrophic moral failure'

Source: BBC

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it was not fair for younger, healthy people in richer nations to get injections before vulnerable people in poorer states....over 39 million vaccine doses had been given in 49 richer states - but...

January 15, 2021 Fed chair Jerome Powell: Not raising interest rates anytime soon

Source: CNBC

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell takes questions about the Fed’s new monetary framework, inflation expectations and more after a discussion at Princeton’s Bendheim Center for Finance.

January 15, 2021 Stimulus: Biden unveils $1.9 trillion 'rescue plan' including direct payments and extra $400 in unemployment benefits

Source: Yahoo Money

President-Elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion stimulus package that includes direct payments to Americans, a $15 minimum wage, aid to small businesses, and a national vaccination program, among many other provisions.

January 15, 2021 Redefining sustainability for 2021: The new priorities

Source: Vogue Business

Fashion’s fiercest critics say the industry has been going about sustainability all wrong. They claim its approach is elitist, and that efforts to improve have largely focused on the wrong priorities.

January 15, 2021 China is winning the trade war and its exports have never been higher

Source: CNN

Hong Kong - China was already outperforming every other major world economy last year as the coronavirus pandemic upended the globe. It looks like the country's relatively sure footing also gave it the edge in its trade war with...

January 15, 2021 Former Michigan governor and 8 others face charges in the Flint water crisis that left 12 people dead

Source: CNN

Twelve people died and more than 80 were sickened during the Flint water crisis, and now authorities are holding Michigan officials responsible. In a news conference Thursday, prosecutors announced charges against nine officials...

January 14, 2021 15 Sustainable and Green Business Ideas for You

Source: Entrepreneur

Do you want to change the world but at the same time have a business that makes you money? We give you these ideas with ecological impact that represent the new wave of social entrepreneurship .

January 14, 2021 Jim Cramer: Tune out Washington noise, focus on market bright spots

Source: CNBC

Rather than dwell on the negativity in our nation's capital, "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer explained where investors could find ingenuity and opportunity in the market.

January 14, 2021 Humans Face a “Ghastly Future” Unless Extraordinary Action Is Taken Soon on Sustainability

Source: Sci Tech Daily

Without immediate and drastic intervention, humans face a “ghastly future” — including declining health, climate devastation, tens of millions of environmental migrants and more pandemics — in the next several decades, according...

January 14, 2021 Second year of pandemic 'could even be tougher': WHO's Ryan

Source: Reuters

GENEVA - The second year of the COVID-19 pandemic may be tougher than the first given how the new coronavirus is spreading, especially in the northern hemisphere as more infectious variants circulate, the World Health...

January 13, 2021 What Is Sustainable Forestry? Behind the Term That Sounds Like an Oxymoron

Source: Green Matters

Forests are an essential piece of life on this planet, and sadly, they are in danger. Deforestation is one of the most ecologically devastating problems in the world today — according to, between 3.5 and 7 billion trees...

January 13, 2021 The Fed and inflation — we see inflation all around, but what does the Fed see? - video only

Source: CNBC

CNBC's Steve Liesman on today's commentary from Fed governors. With CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders, Guy Adami, Tim Seymour, Karen Finerman and James McDonald.

January 13, 2021 Bitcoin's Fatal Flaw Is What Makes It Uninvestable

Source: Motley Fool

The investment community has been taken on one heck of a ride over the past year. The unprecedented coronavirus pandemic rocked equities over a five-week period, which has since been followed by one of the most ferocious...

January 13, 2021 Governors’ red tape blamed as vaccine doses pile up

Source: Politico

Pharmacists and hospital leaders, scrambling to get the scarce Covid-19 vaccine doses into the arms of the willing, are begging state leaders not to tie their hands. They say a patchwork of Byzantine-like state regulations — and,...

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