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January 22, 2018 Greenpeace Slams Coca-Cola Plastic Announcement as ‘Dodging the Main Issue’

Source: EcoWatch

Friday Greenpeace criticized Coca-Cola's new global plastics plan for failing to address the urgency of ocean plastic pollution

January 22, 2018 Does Wall Street Finally Care About Sustainability?

Source: Harvard Business Review

Last year there was significant movement by the financial community to push companies to look harder at climate change in particular, but also at other factors that matter to long-term performance, such as LGBT rights, economic...

January 22, 2018 Could The SEC Kill Cryptocurrency Funds?

Source: Forbes

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, has become more visible about cryptocurrencies and ICO’s, or Initial Coin Offerings, over the past month. It released a statement on December 11 last year and followed up with...

January 22, 2018 Flu season getting worse, as illness has 'lot more steam' than expected

Source: Fox News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the flu that is blanketing every state except Hawaii is growing more intense and deadly. So far this season, the flu has claimed the lives of at least 30 children, according to...

January 19, 2018 Amazon narrows the field of candidates for its $5B second headquarters to 20 cities across North America

Source: AppleInsider

Amazon has revealed its list of candidates for building a new headquarters in North America, publishing a shortlist of 20 cities and metropolitan areas that are still in the running to host the online retail giant's second base...

January 19, 2018 NOAA: 2017 was 3rd warmest year on record for the globe

Source: NOAA

After three consecutive years of record-high temperatures for the globe, Earth was a slightly cooler planet in 2017. But not by much.

January 19, 2018 House approves bill to keep government open as Senate Democrats take heat for threatening to block it

Source: Washington Post

The House passed a short-term extension of government funding late Thursday after Republican leaders, with help from President Trump, cobbled together enough GOP votes to overcome an internal revolt.

January 18, 2018 Yes, global warming will be bad. But these scientists say it won’t reach the worst-case scenario.

Source: Washington Post

Climate scientists on Wednesday suggested that they may be able to rule out some of the most dire scenarios of what would happen if greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere were to double.

January 18, 2018 Apple to pump $350B into US economy over next 5 years, pay record $38B in repatriation taxes [u]

Source: Apple Insider

Looking to boost its domestic image, Apple on Wednesday announced that it expects to contribute $350 billion to the U.S. economy during the next five years, picking up some 20,000 jobs in the process.

January 18, 2018 The Hard Work of Making Sustainability Management Real

Source: Huff Post

n a world dominated by media images and symbolism, the difficult work of sustainably managing our organizations can take a back seat to the easier job of looking like we are accomplishing something.

January 18, 2018 China's economy grows by 6.9% in 2017

Source: BBC

China's economy grew by 6.9% in 2017 according to official data - the first time in seven years the pace of growth has picked up.

January 17, 2018 What Can CFOs Learn About Sustainability From The Carillion Saga?

Source: Forbes

A few years ago I learned that the basic principle of good working capital management was this: get your customers to pay you as soon as you can (ideally upfront) and pay your suppliers as late as you can get away with.

January 17, 2018 EU still open to Britain changing mind on Brexit

Source: Reuters

STRASBOURG - Leaders of the European Union institutions weighed into a new British debate on whether to hold a second referendum on Brexit by saying on Tuesday that Britons would be welcome to stay in the EU.

January 17, 2018 State of Green Business Report 2018

Source: GreenBiz

Each year, we take a step back from the headlines and conferences to assess how, and how much, companies were integrating sustainability into business strategy and operations.

January 16, 2018 Oil hovers near three-year high despite rising U.S. output

Source: Reuters

CALGARY - Oil hovered near a three-year high above $70 a barrel on Monday on signs that production cuts by OPEC and Russia are tightening supplies, although analysts warned of a “red flag” due to surging U.S. production.

January 16, 2018 7 ways to build a sustainable work culture

Source: GreenBiz

Most people believe in the need to act sustainably to protect our environment, and most business leaders appreciate both the broader benefits and the direct positive impact of sustainable behavior on their bottom line. As...

January 16, 2018 Bitcoin miners have extracted 80% of all the bitcoins there will ever be

Source: Digitaltrends

lthough bitcoins are bought, sold, and lost more today than ever before, the rate of new bitcoins being created is starting to slow. The reasons behind that are a little complex, but suffice it to say, the closer we get to the 21...

January 16, 2018 For CDC, Reducing Flu Spread Takes Priority Over Nuclear Attack Preparedness

Source: NPR

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has postponed a planned Tuesday session on nuclear attack preparedness, deciding instead to focus the workshop on influenza.

January 12, 2018 Walmart boosts starting pay, closing dozens of Sam's Clubs

Source: ABC News

Walmart confirmed Thursday that it is closing 10 percent of its Sam's Club warehouse stores — a move that a union-backed group estimated could cost thousands of jobs — on the same day the company announced that it was boosting...

January 12, 2018 What Is Driving Investors’ Interest In Sustainability Reporting?(1)

Source: Bloomber Tax

ustainability reporting is becoming increasingly more important to investors. I recently had the privilege to talk with Kristen Sullivan, Partner, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory serving as the Sustainability Risk Advisory...

January 12, 2018 Could Britain Have a Second Referendum on ‘Brexit’?

Source: NY Times

LONDON — Nigel Farage, the right-wing politician who was one of the drivers of Britain’s push to leave the European Union, spoke on Thursday in favor of holding a second referendum on the country’s membership in the bloc, an idea...

January 12, 2018 First Amendment Goose Bumps

Source: Larry Checco, featured commentator

When Katherine Graham gave Ben Bradley the go-ahead to publish the Pentagon Papers, I got goose bumps. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go see Steven Spielberg’s new movie, The Post. [more]

January 11, 2018 Rising Treasury Yields Already Posing Added Risks to Bull Market in Stocks?

Source: 247 Wall St.

There is a point that the yield on Treasury bonds will compete with stocks. That’s still a ways higher, but some serious consideration needs to be given to what is happening. It’s time to consider where Treasury yields are...

January 11, 2018 Ford Called Out for Undermining Fuel Standards While Promoting Sustainability

Source: Triple Pundit

Yesterday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, activists from Public Citizen and Greenpeace attempted to give Ford Motor Company CEO Jim Hackett a “2018 Hypocrisy Award.” Both NGOs complain that although Ford promotes a...

January 11, 2018 Federal Regulators Deal Huge Blow To The Coal Industry

Source: OIL Price

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which regulates the U.S. electricity market, shot down a proposal from the Department of Energy that would have essentially subsidized aging coal and nuclear power plants.

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