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April 21, 2021 IEA issues dire warning on carbon emissions, says Covid recovery anything but sustainable

Source: CNBC

Energy-related carbon emissions are on track to surge by nearly 5% this year, according to the International Energy Agency, reversing most of last year’s decline caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

April 20, 2021 EARTH DAY - After a critical year for COVID and climate, Earth Day 2021 is Thursday. Here's what you should know.

Source: USA Today

And in a year in which a deadly pandemic has had the globe in its grip and climate change helped spark a cascade of calamities from raging wildfires to a ferocious hurricane season, the focus of this year's Earth Day couldn't be...

April 20, 2021 Many Corporations Are Announcing Sustainability Initiatives—But How Can We Hold Them Accountable?

Source: Well and Good

The growing awareness of the imminent threat of the climate emergency (in conjunction with the power of social media), renders it nearly impossible for major corporations to inflict environmental harm without being called out on...

April 20, 2021 Feuds set aside as U.S. and China agree to cooperate on climate change

Source: NBC News

Ahead of President Joe Biden's summit of world leaders to address the issue this week, the world's two biggest greenhouse gas emitters "committed to cooperating with each other and with other countries" to tackle the issue, a...

April 20, 2021 The post-pandemic spending spree has begun. Here are 6 things Americans are buying

Source: CNBC

Retail sales rose 9.8% in March, according to the Commerce Department, as consumers wasted no time spending their $1,400 stimulus checks. “Their balance sheet is in excellent, outstanding shape – coiled, ready to go and they’re...

April 19, 2021 Opinion -Inflation is coming, the question is when

Source: CNN Business

The US economy is rebounding thanks to stimulus and Covid-19 vaccines. Retail sales went through the roof in March; the housing market roared back to life and the number of people filing for unemployment claims plunged last week....

April 19, 2021 17 Women-Led Sustainable Businesses Changing the World

Source: Live Kindly

As the economic toll of the pandemic continues to fall hardest on women, and especially women of color, one crucial way to show up for them — and honor Earth Month at the same time — is to patronize women-owned sustainable...

April 19, 2021 The realities of climate change are pushing big businesses to focus on sustainability

Source: CNN

A consensus appears to be taking root in Corporate America: What's good for the environment can also be good for business. As President Joe Biden prepares to bring 40 world leaders together for a two-day climate summit this week,...

April 19, 2021 Opinion: The Federal Reserve is out of control, bank analyst Dick Bove says

Source: Fox Business

Now going forward, what should you be looking at? You should be looking at the fact that, again, the Fed is out of control. It's printing money like wild men. Basically, the M2 is up 26% year-over-year. And that money all goes...

April 19, 2021 Bitcoin and crypto markets crash on US crackdown reports

Source: Yahoo Finance

Bitcoin (BTC-USD) is experiencing a massive sell-off, shedding almost 15% in the last 24 hours — the biggest intraday drop since February. The drop appears to coincide with reports that the US Treasury is planning to tackle...

April 16, 2021 JPMorgan Chase to invest $2.5 trillion in sustainable development initiatives BY KATHERINE DUNN

Source: Fortune

JPMorgan Chase said Thursday it would invest $2.5 trillion through 2030 to back sustainability and development initiatives, including $1 trillion purely for efforts to expand its green ambitions.

April 16, 2021 Signs Of Economic Boom Emerge As Retail Sales Surge, Jobless Claims Hit Pandemic Low - text/audio

Source: NPR

Signs of an economic boom are emerging as Americans open up their wallets to spend freely. Retail sales soared 9.8% in March, according to a report Thursday from the Commerce Department. The increase follows a 2.7% slump in...

April 16, 2021 Earth Day 2021: What We Can Learn From the Past Year

Source: State of the Planet, Columbia University

It has been a dark year, but this Earth Day, the future looks brighter. Vaccines were developed faster than most experts would have previously imagined, and more than 107 million Americans have been vaccinated. Experts caution...

April 16, 2021 Why stagflation is a growing threat to the global economy

Source: The Guardian

From trade wars and deglobalisation to ageing populations and populist politics, there’s no shortage of inflationary threats on the horizon

April 15, 2021 Practically everything is getting more expensive in America

Source: CNN Business

Wall Street has been a bundle of nerves about potential spikes in inflation since Democrats passed $1.9 trillion in economic stimulus last month. And on Tuesday, some of the first signs of inflation came to pass.

April 15, 2021 The Sustainability Terms You Need to Know for Earth Day and Beyond

Source: Vogue

Being an informed customer means you can avoid greenwashing and ensure that brands you choose are actually taking the action needed to help save our planet and support the people making our clothes

April 15, 2021 Why Older Americans Are Taking on More Debt - Text/Podcast

Source: Knowledge@ Wharton

Older Americans are accumulating more debt as they near retirement, according to recent research that reveals a troubling trend in personal finance among people in their 50s and early 60s.

April 15, 2021 JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs Earnings Crush Views; Wells Fargo Also Beats

Source: Investor's Business Daily

JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Goldman Sachs (GS) crushed first-quarter forecasts Wednesday, with Wells Fargo (WFC) also beating estimates. Bank stocks were mixed.

April 14, 2021 More floods, fires and cyclones — plan for domino effects on sustainability goals

Source: Nature

Climate change is provoking ever-more-extreme events, from storms and droughts to floods and cyclones. The risk of such hazards increases as the planet warms, and these risks interact across many environmental and social systems....

April 14, 2021 Executives call on Biden to slash greenhouse gas emissions to curb climate change

Source: CNBC

More than 300 businesses and investors are calling on President Joe Biden to nearly double U.S. targets to reduce planet-warming emissions below 2005 levels by 2030.

April 14, 2021 100 days later, Brexit isn't working and business wants it fixed

Source: CNN

But it's been 100 days since the United Kingdom split from its single biggest trading partner and Brexit is proving to be disastrous for many British exporters, which have rejected Johnson's description of the issues as "teething...

April 14, 2021 Gold prices rise after higher-than-expected reading on U.S. inflation

Source: Market Watch

Gold futures turned higher Tuesday after data showed U.S. consumer prices in March rose for the fourth month in a row and the pace of inflation hit the highest level in 2½ years. Bullion is often viewed as a hedge against...

April 14, 2021 Japan approves plan to dump 1 million tons of wastewater from Fukushima nuclear disaster into the sea, arguing that it has been treated and isn't harmful

Source: Business Insider

Wastewater used to cool the Fukushima nuclear reactor is due to be released into the ocean after treatment, Japanese officials announced on Tuesday. It is part of the nation's plan to decommission the power station that was...

April 13, 2021 100 Best Companies to Work For

Source: Fortune

Businesses that treat employees well during the toughest of times will attract talent, even when the war for talent heats up. Here, the 100 hottest workplaces—and how they stay that way.

April 13, 2021 Pandemic has delayed sustainable development goals by decades, says former Unilever CEO

Source: CNBC

“The pandemic has put us back probably 20-30 years on the sustainable development goals,” he said, “And once more, the people that were already marginalized in society including the gender dimension … these people have suffered...

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