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September 17, 2021 Most executives think their ESG programs fall short, survey finds

Source: Reuters(Free Subscription)

More than half of 530 corporate executives have little or no confidence in the reliability and maturity of their environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) programs, according to a global survey from corporate...

September 17, 2021 Powell opens review into Fed ethics rules after backlash over trading

Source: Politico

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell ordered the central bank’s staff to examine internal ethics rules around what types of assets Fed officials are allowed to hold, following revelations of financial trades made by two...

September 17, 2021 US unemployment claims rise after hitting pandemic low

Source: AP

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits moved up last week to 332,000 from a pandemic low, a sign that the spread of the delta variant may have slightly increased layoffs.

September 17, 2021 SEC action on crypto could be imminent - video

Source: CNBC

Richard Repetto, a Piper Sandler analyst, joins The Exchange as Coinbase shares are down following a Wells Notice from the SEC. Repetto discuss the benefits and downsides of regulation in technology and finance.

September 16, 2021 PepsiCo to slash plastic use in sustainability push

Source: Reuters(free subscription)

Soda giant PepsiCo (PEP.O) will cut back on the use of virgin plastic and expand its SodaStream sparkling-water business to more markets amid growing calls from consumers, clients and climate change advocates to combat plastic...

September 16, 2021 The Delta variant has hit China's economy hard. Now a property crunch is looming

Source: CNN Business

China's dramatic steps to contain the coronavirus this summer have taken a toll on consumer confidence in the country and are fueling concerns about the strength of the world's second largest economy.

September 16, 2021 SEC Chair Gary Gensler Wants To Crack Down On The ‘Wild West’ Of Crypto: CNBC After Hours (video)

Source: YouTube/CNBC

On today’s show, CNBC’s Bob Pisani recaps SEC chairman Gary Gensler’s comments to the Senate Banking Committee on crypto

September 16, 2021 Hurricane Ida, supply constraints slow U.S. factory production

Source: Reuters(free subscription)

Production at U.S. factories slowed more than expected in August amid disruptions from Hurricane Ida and lingering shortages of raw materials and labor as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on.

September 15, 2021 5 Easy Tips to Make Travel More Sustainable

Source: Treehugger

Fortunately, some aspects of travel can be done in ways that are gentler to the planet. Consider the following tips to lessen your impact when traveling, especially as more people venture out in the coming months. Small efforts...

September 15, 2021 Inflation data comes in lower than expected for August (video)

Source: CNBC

CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on the latest Consumer Price Index data and what it says about the state of the economy

September 15, 2021 From zippers to glass, shortages of basic goods hobble U.S. economy

Source: Reuters

Before supply chain breakdowns and shortages swept the world in the wake the COVID pandemic, buying the bits and pieces for an assembly line was often as easy as clicking a button and waiting a few days or, at most, a few weeks...

September 15, 2021 Facebook denies having '2 systems of justice' for users after scathing WSJ report

Source: Fox News

Facebook has responded to a blistering Wall Street Journal report claiming the social media giant gives millions of elites special treatment when it comes to removing content that violates the network's rules.

September 14, 2021 Biden tax hikes bigger threat to stock market than slowing economy: Goldman Sachs

The firm estimates that raising the domestic statutory tax rate to 25% and passage of about half of the proposed increase on tax rates to foreign income will lower S&P 500 earnings by 5%. Goldman’s 2022 S&P 500 earnings forecast...

September 14, 2021 American households continue to expect rising inflation: NY Fed survey

Source: Yahoo Finance

A new survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York noted that American households are continuing to ratchet up expectations for the pace of price increases over the next year.

September 14, 2021 Oil Prices Climb On Shocking OPEC Report

Source: Oil

The surge of the Delta variant around the globe is set to partially delay oil demand recovery into the next year when robust economic growth and stronger recovery in fuel consumption will see global oil demand averaging 100.8...

September 14, 2021 Sustainability Is More Than Just a Box to Check

Source: Commercial Observer

Environmentally conscious practices have become increasingly prominent, affecting a range of personal and professional choices, from the goods we purchase and the brands we support, to the food we eat and the ways we get around.

September 13, 2021 Pitfalls of green finance: why credentials of some sustainability-linked bonds don't stand up to closer scrutiny

Source: Yahoo Finance

The desirability of sustainability-linked bonds (SLB), a nascent but fast-growing finance tool, is blighted by terms that limit the financial penalty for issuers missing their green targets despite rising interest in the...

September 13, 2021 Delta variant: Unvaccinated and vaccinated people 'are not in the same ballpark' of risk, doctor explains

Source: Yahoo

According to an analysis of 38 states and D.C. by the New York Times, unvaccinated Americans in those states were five times more likely than vaccinated Americans to be hospitalized with COVID-19 and eight times more likely to die

September 13, 2021 Is gold dead? Bitcoin price to hit levels we 'cannot imagine'- Ronald-Peter Stoeferle

Source: Kitco

Global financial markets have reached a "monetary tipping point", according to Ronald-Peter Stoeferle, managing partner of Incrementum AG. After this tipping point, inflation will continue to climb up, real interest rates will...

September 13, 2021 Honda and Toyota criticize Democrats’ proposed tax credit for union-made electric vehicles

Source: The Verge

Under the proposal, US union-made electric vehicles would qualify for a tax credit of $12,500 per vehicle, while keeping a credit for most other EVs at $7,500. The proposal would significantly favor Big Three US automakers GM,...

September 10, 2021 Biden announces new vaccine mandates that could cover 100 million Americans

Source: CNN

President Joe Biden on Thursday imposed stringent new vaccine rules on federal workers, large employers and health care staff in a sweeping attempt to contain the latest surge of Covid-19. The new requirements could apply to as...

September 10, 2021 ‘Win their hearts and minds’: Nestle CEO on plans to address young consumers’ sustainability concerns

Source: CNBC

The CEO of consumer goods giant Nestle told CNBC Thursday that sustainability concerns among its younger customers were “off the charts” and a major influence on purchasing decisions.

September 10, 2021 FDA says more than 5 million electronic cigarettes must be taken off the market

Source: Politico

FDA has ordered 5 million e-cigarette products off the market, it said Thursday — an announcement timed to a court-ordered deadline that will determine the future of the vaping industry

September 10, 2021 Bitcoin Could Eventually Collapse, Swedish Central Banker Warns


The governor of Sweden’s central bank compared buying and selling Bitcoins to trading stamps, questioning the staying power of currencies without government backing.“Private money usually collapses sooner or later,” Riksbank...

September 9, 2021 Can We Afford Sustainable Business?

Source: MIT Sloan

In mission statements and strategic plans, many companies are making commitments to improving sustainability and reducing inequity — but when it comes to meeting those goals, they are tripped up by the financial implications

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