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October 26, 2020 65% of the Russell 1000® Index Published Sustainability Reports in 2019

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute

39% of Companies in the Smallest Half by Market Cap of Russell 1000 Index Published Sustainability Reports in 2019 - Up From 34% in 2018

October 26, 2020 The Estée Lauder Companies turns to blockchain to boost supply chain traceability

Source: Edie

The Estée Lauder Companies will introduce vanilla that has been traced throughout the supply chain using blockchain technology to more than 125 of its Aveda-brand products next spring.

October 26, 2020 For energy transition, the key word is sustainability, not politics

Source: The Hill

For energy transition, the key word is sustainability, not politics © istock Two words — sustainable and transition — are frequently used when we talk about energy these days and unfortunately, the definitions are at best...

October 26, 2020 Americans fear rising cost of working from home as pandemic continues

Source: NBC News

As of June, 42 percent of American workers were working from home, while 26 percent of workers were reporting to work in person, according to Stanford University.

October 26, 2020 Hundreds of thousands lose power as Northern California braces for more wildfires

Source: NBC News

Hundreds of thousands of people lost power in dozens of California counties Sunday as weather forecasters predicted the most powerful winds of the year and the potential for more raging wildfires, officials said.

October 23, 2020 Asia suffering 'worst recession in living memory'

Source: BBC

Asia Pacific is set to recover from its worst recession in living memory, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says. Growth forecasts for the region have been downgraded again, this time from -1.6% to -2.2% for this year.

October 23, 2020 Weekly jobless claims drop to nearly their lowest level since the pandemic started in March

Source: CNBC

Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been expecting 875,000 for the week ended Oct. 17. It was their lowest total since Oct. 3 and their second-lowest mark since March 14, just before an avalanche of layoffs that followed...

October 23, 2020 The challenges, realities & potential of sustainable 3D printing

Source: TCT Magazine

While the prospect of utilizing less raw materials to manufacture a part seems, on the surface, to make complete carbon sense, the whole life cycle of an additive manufactured part needs to be considered.

October 23, 2020 CDC changed what counts as ‘close contact’ after a surprising new Covid-19 case — here’s what that means for you

Source: CNBC

The Centers for Disease Control updated its definition of what it means to be in “close contact” with someone infected with Covid-19 on Wednesday, after publishing a report on Covid-19 cases that took place at a Vermont...

October 22, 2020 Why the US economy won't gain any traction until 2021

Source: CNN Business

This has been a rotten year, and any chance of it ending on a high note has faded. The Covid-19 pandemic is intensifying, rancor over the US presidential election is mounting, and lawmakers haven't come to terms on another fiscal...

October 22, 2020 Brookings experts on the new Center for Sustainable Development

Source: Brookings Institute

The center will focus on issues pertinent to advancing global sustainable development and implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across all countries. In this post, Brookings experts housed in the newly launched...

October 22, 2020 Purdue Pharma admits to crimes for its OxyContin marketing. But no one is going to prison.

Source: Vox

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has reached a supposedly $8 billion settlement with the federal government in which it pleads guilty in a criminal investigation over its role in the opioid epidemic, the US Department of Justice...

October 22, 2020 Long-term unemployed are exhausting state benefits

Source: CNN

As the coronavirus pandemic continues into its eighth month, a growing number of Americans are exhausting their state unemployment benefits and shifting to extended payments funded by the federal government.

October 21, 2020 Economists Still Don’t Expect Things To Get Back To Normal Until At Least 2022, Survey Says

Source: Forbes

A biweekly survey from FiveThirtyEight and the University of Chicago shows that between May and October, more than seven months into the coronavirus crisis, economists generally haven’t changed their views on when U.S. GDP will...

October 21, 2020 The conscious consumer is linking brands’ business security to sustainability

Source: Glossy

To say that 2020 has been a strange year would be the understatement of the decade. But, time goes on and with it the introduction of the class of 2020 into the workforce. As the earliest cohort of Gen Z enters the world of...

October 21, 2020 Impossible Foods looks to hire more than 100 scientists in quest for dairy-free milk and meat alternatives

Source: CNBC

Impossible Foods’ next big innovation could be dairy-free milk that looks, acts and tastes just like cow’s milk.

October 21, 2020 Studies Point To Big Drop In COVID-19 Death Rates

Source: NPR

Two new peer-reviewed studies are showing a sharp drop in mortality among hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The drop is seen in all groups, including older patients and those with underlying conditions, suggesting that physicians...

October 20, 2020 Defining and Measuring Sustainability

Source: State of the Planet, Columbia University

Even the venerable Wall Street Journal has figured out that corporate managers are increasingly saving money while reducing the environmental damage caused by their organizations. Moreover, the best and brightest brains they hope...

October 20, 2020 Markets will continue to be sensitive to any news regarding stimulus: Scott Wren - video

Source: YouTube/CNBC

Scott Wren, Wells Fargo Investment Institute, calls 'Closing Bell' to discuss what is pushing the market sell-off and the sectors that are the performing the most poorly.

October 20, 2020 Chinese economy expands 4.9% in third quarter

Source: FT

China’s economy expanded 4.9 per cent year on year in the third quarter as industrial growth powered the country’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

October 20, 2020 Microsoft's New 6-Word Remote Work Policy Is Brilliant. Here's Why Your Company Should Steal It

Source: Inc

Microsoft's new policy is great because it recognizes its employees as individuals. And that's empowering.

October 19, 2020 How to incorporate the Sustainable Development Goals into your business

Source: Fast Company

Five years after the launch of the U.N.’s SDGs, progress is slowing—so it’s more important than ever that businesses work to align themselves with at least one of the 17 goals.

October 19, 2020 U.K. Prepared to Rewrite Lawbreaking Brexit Bill to Get EU Deal

Source: Bloomberg

British officials are prepared to water down Boris Johnson’s controversial lawbreaking Brexit legislation in a move that could revive failing talks with the European Union, according to people familiar with the matter. The pound...

October 19, 2020 The next economic crisis: Empty retail space

Source: Politico

Commercial real estate is in trouble, and turbulence in the $15 trillion market is threatening to bleed over into the broader financial system just as the U.S. struggles to emerge from a recession.

October 19, 2020 Gov. Cuomo lays out massive COVID-19 vaccination plan across New York

Source: NY Post

New York is planning to set up “mass vaccination sites’’ once COVID-19 vaccines become available through the federal government and vetted by an independent state panel, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.

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