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February 12, 2019 What Will Cause The Next Recession - Michelle Meyer On Elevated Risks - video only

Source: Youtube/CNBC

Bank of America's Head of U.S. Economics Michelle Meyer predicts a slower economy in 2019 compared to last year. A slowing global economy, especially from China, is likely to have an impact on the United States. But despite the...

February 11, 2019 Seven Fixes for American Capitalism

Source: Bloomberg

That makes this a good time to look at some of the ideas for fixing American capitalism that will be debated in the 2020 presidential campaign. Here, we identify potential remedies, name their advocates, and explain the schools...

February 11, 2019 Doomsday prediction for surging tides was WRONG: Study claims ice-cliffs of Antarctica will be responsible for just a 6-inch boost in sea levels - SEVEN times less than previously thought (but it will still cause 'climate chaos')

Source: Daily Mail

Predictions of an imminent and catastrophic surge in sea levels were incorrect and overestimated, a new study has found.

February 11, 2019 2019 could be sustainability's finest hour — here's what stands in the way

Source: GreenBiz

Last year was a landmark one for corporate renewable energy adoption and sustainability initiatives. However, these aren’t new endeavors. Sustainability has been on a slow burn for decades. So, what’s the motivation behind this...

February 8, 2019 Can We Talk? Changing the Sustainability Conversation Between Investors and Companies

Source: Forbes

As investors increasingly come to grips with the challenging realities, risks and opportunities of a changing climate, resource depletion and human rights, we need to change the ways companies talk with them about these issues.

February 8, 2019 The Financial Crisis Put a Chill on Big Bank Deals. That Ended Thursday.

Source: NY Times

The $28 billion deal between BB&T and SunTrust Banks would create a Southeastern juggernaut that would be the sixth-largest bank in the country — perhaps giving it the heft to compete against national behemoths like Wells Fargo,...

February 8, 2019 Melting Ice Sheets Could Throw Earth's Climate Into Disarray, Alarming Models Predict

Source: Gizmodo

Models published Wednesday in Nature explore how all the water pouring off the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets could impact ocean currents, and how that, in turn, could affect the global climate.

February 8, 2019 More millennials are demanding these workplace perks

Source: CNBC

The search for better workplace benefits is among the three top reasons why younger employees change jobs, according to new data from LaSalle Network, a recruiting firm.

February 7, 2019 AAA confirms what Tesla, BMW, Nissan electric car owners suspected — cold weather saps EV range. Even turning on the car drains power

Source: CNBC

A new AAA study finds that when the thermometer drops to 20 degrees Fahrenheit, range falls by an average of 41 percent on the five models it tested.

February 7, 2019 NASA Just Announced 2018 Was the Fourth-Hottest Year on Record

Source: Mother Jones

It’s official: Last year was the fourth hottest year on record, after only the previous three, according to separate figures released Wednesday morning by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA.

February 7, 2019 Janet Yellen: Possible next Fed move is a cut if global growth continues to slow

Source: CNBC

The Federal Reserve’s next move may well be an interest rate cut if weakening growth around the world starts infecting the U.S. economy, former central bank Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday.

February 7, 2019 Corporate Giants’ Suppliers Have Saved $19.3B by Reducing CO2

Source: Sustainable Brands

In 2018, 115 companies — wielding a combined purchasing power in excess of US$3.3 trillion — requested environmental information from 5,500+ of their key suppliers. This is an increase from just 14 companies ten years ago....

February 6, 2019 If stock-market investors missed January’s surge, they’re out of luck, says Goldman Sachs

Source: Market Watch

Goldman economists believe that current environment in the U.S., marked by a Federal Reserve that may be slightly more accommodative than it presented in December, will support growth outside of the U.S. along with crude-oil...

February 6, 2019 AT&T: sustainability on a massive scale

Source: Energy Digital

We speak to Shannon Thomas Carroll, Director of Global Environmental Sustainability at AT&T, to see how the telco giant is harnessing sustainability across its massive operations…

February 6, 2019 New scale will measure atmospheric rivers in California from 1 to 5, like hurricanes

Source: LA Times

On Tuesday, researchers announced a new scale to describe the strength of atmospheric river storms, weather events that cause many of the West Coast’s heaviest rains.

February 6, 2019 The next financial crisis may come soon – are we all that safe?

Source: The Guardian

Crisis management cannot be run on autopilot, and the safety of the financial system depends critically on the competence of the people managing it. The good news is that key central banks still, by and large, have excellent...

February 5, 2019 Global warming predicted to melt massive Himalayan glaciers, disrupt food production

Source: USA Today

Global warming is on track to transform the frigid, glacier-covered mountain peaks ... to bare rocks in a little less than a century....The glaciers are now a critical source of water for about 250 million people in the mountains...

February 5, 2019 A ‘baby bear’ market scared the Fed into pausing and history shows that can lead to big comebacks

Source: CNBC

The financial markets were convulsing with worry about a slowing economy, and the Federal Reserve chairman sought to reassure investors the central bank got the message.

February 5, 2019 Sustainable Supply Chain: Why Thinking Green Isn't Enough

Source: Forbes

If you are running or working in a supply chain today, you have witnessed the rise of global mass production driven by increasing consumer demand. This era has introduced new business and supply chain practices such as...

February 5, 2019 BREXIT BREAKTHROUGH Angela Merkel says EU CAN fix Brexit deal to help Theresa May in massive boost for PM

Source: The Sun (UK)

The German leader called on the EU to be more flexible in talks with Britain over the Brexit deal

February 4, 2019 Medicare for All Emerges as Early Policy Test for 2020 Democrats

Source: NY Times

WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke at length this week about her vision for improving the American health care system, like strengthening the Affordable Care Act and making prescription drugs more affordable. Twice,...

February 4, 2019 Tesla’s free-to-use patents are all about sustainability – and strength

Source: The Dirven

A reminder from Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk late last week that the automaker’s electric car patents are open for anyone to use is not just timely, it is a critical nudge that the groundswell of electric cars being planned...

February 4, 2019 Believe it or not, global warming might have caused the arctic blast

Source: StarTribune

Last week’s arctic temperatures may have shocked millennials, but Minnesotans of a certain age swear they can remember such frigid spells as fairly regular events.

February 4, 2019 May will seek 'pragmatic' solution to Brexit deal in Brussels

Source: Reuters

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would seek a “pragmatic solution” to a parliamentary impasse over the terms on which Britain leaves the European Union when she tries to reopen talks with Brussels.

February 1, 2019 Here is what the stock market’s monster January rally means for February

Source: MarketWatch

February is generally not a banner month for stocks, but this year it could deliver better-than-usual returns, thanks in part to the tailwind from a monster rally in January.

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