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February 2, 2015 Climate Change’s Bottom Line

Source: NY Times

To understand how the Risky Business Project came to be, it’s helpful to look at how the climate change battle has been waged over the years. In the early days, discussion was focused on fixing the problem and staving off...

February 2, 2015 Oil prices fall on weak Chinese data, U.S. refinery strikes

Source: Reuters

Crude oil prices fell on Monday after U.S. unions called a refinery strike and activity in China's factory sector shrank for the second month in a row, quashing Friday's bullish mood.

January 30, 2015 Survey Shows Scientists and Public at Odds Over Climate, GMOs and More

Source: NBC News

A newly published survey shows a significant opinion gap between professional scientists and the wider American public on issues in science ranging from climate change to genetically modified foods. But the results match up on at...

January 30, 2015 Super Bowl Showcases Several Sustainability Efforts

Source: KJZZ Radio

The Super Bowl claims to be the most sustainability-driven championship game of all sports. But what does that mean? The NFL announced several sustainability initiatives taking place for Super Bowl activities including common...

January 30, 2015 Eurozone hit by record deflation in January

Source: The Telegraph

Eurozone prices suffered their joint biggest drop in the single currency's history in January, as signs emerged that falling energy prices were spreading to the wider price chain.

January 30, 2015 World's cities experiencing more heatwaves, study shows

Source: The Guardian

World cities are experiencing more heatwaves and fewer cold spells, according to a study of extreme temperatures in hundreds of urban areas over the past 40 years. It found that many cities are seeing fewer extremely windy days...

January 29, 2015 Our Top Five Tips for Companies and Boards in advance of the 2015 Proxy Season

Source: Mondaq

As a new year begins, it is always a good time to take stock of the successes of the past year and look forward to doing even better in 2015. Shareholder activism will continue to be a “hot topic” for publicly listed issuers in...

January 29, 2015 The Key to Marketing Sustainability: Make It Sexy

Source: Triple Pundit

Polls consistently find that people want products and services to have sustainable attributes, and they plan to buy them. Just as consistently, actual purchases don’t match up with stated intentions. There are plenty of reasons...

January 29, 2015 Fed upbeat on U.S. economy, cites strong job gains

Source: Reuters

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said the U.S. economy was expanding "at a solid pace" with strong job gains in a signal that the central bank remains on track with its plans to raise interest rates this year.

January 29, 2015 FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend facts

Source: SF Chronicle

Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, say the privately funded, $8 billion project is a critically needed piece of infrastructure that will create thousands of jobs and make...

January 29, 2015 New-generation solar panels far cheaper, more efficient: scientists

Source: Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A new generation of solar panels made from a mineral called perovskite has the potential to convert solar energy into household electricity more cheaply than ever before, according to a study...

January 28, 2015 Sustainability: Not a lone journey

Source: Eco Business

Businesses achieve their sustainability goals when they are implemented through partnerships, says a new study by MIT, Boston Consulting Group and the United Nations Global Compact.

January 28, 2015 You love a strong dollar and cheap oil. But they’re bringing big companies down

Source: Washington Post

Oil is cheap, the dollar is strong, Americans are happy — and the business world is peeved. Stocks plummeted Tuesday amid a blizzard of big-name disappointments from stalwarts like Microsoft, Procter & Gamble and Caterpillar,...

January 28, 2015 Web attacks growing in volume and intensity: Arbor Networks

Source: The Age

Amidst claims and denials that Tuesday's Facebook and Instagram outage was the result of a denial-of-service attack by a hacker group, a new report finds attacks on websites are growing in volume and intensity with no sign of...

January 28, 2015 Consumer Confidence in U.S. Rises More Than Forecast on Jobs

Source: Bloomberg

Consumer confidence rose more than forecast in January to the highest level since August 2007 as Americans took heart in an improving labor market and prospects for higher earnings.

January 27, 2015 How to Achieve Ambitious Sustainability Goals at the City Level

Source: EcoWatch

Have you ever wondered about how sustainability plans develop within local government? Michael Freedman-Schnapp, director of the New York City Council’s Policy & Innovation Division, recently spoke with students about this topic...

January 27, 2015 La Niña Events May Spike with Climate Change

Source: Live Science

The extremely strong La Niña events that can shake up global weather patterns may soon hit nearly twice as often as they did previously, due to global warming, researchers say in a new study.

January 27, 2015 Middle Class Shrinks Further as More Fall Out Instead of Climbing Up

Source: NY Times

The middle class that President Obama identified in his State of the Union speech last week as the foundation of the American economy has been shrinking for almost half a century.

January 27, 2015 This alleged Russian spy ring was interested in some very dangerous things

Source: Washington Post

He was interested, according to the indictment, in the “destabilization of the markets” and automated trading algorithms — “trading robots.”

January 26, 2015 5 highlights from World Economic Forum in Davos

Source: USA Today

The World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, wrapped up Saturday after nearly a week of high-powered speeches, workshops, politicking, parties and slipping around on icy sidewalks.

January 26, 2015 U.S. East Coast braces for 'historic' blizzard on Monday

Source: Reuters

A swath of the U.S. East Coast from Philadelphia to New York City to Maine was bracing for a potentially historic blizzard on Monday that is expected to dump as much as 3 feet (90 cm) of snow and snarl transportation for tens of...

January 26, 2015 U.N. asks countries for climate plans after record warm 2014

Source: Reuters

The United Nations asked governments on Thursday to submit plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions as the building blocks of a deal due in Paris in December to limit global warming, after scientists said 2014 was the hottest year...

January 26, 2015 What Does Sustainability Mean for Agriculture?

Source: Magicvalley.com

A Nelson internet survey of 60,000 consumers found that 67 percent of respondents want to buy products from a socially responsible company and 55 percent are willing to pay more for products and services from a socially...

January 26, 2015 With Great Wealth Comes Great Responsibility

Source: Forbes

According to the research, nearly 70 percent of ultra-wealthy inheritors will become more involved in evaluating the impact and results of giving. Half will become more directly involved in improving the effectiveness of...

January 23, 2015 Climate Change Moves the Doomsday Clock

Source: Discovery

The end of civilization as we know it just got a little closer. According to an update to the Doomsday Clock, the world is now three minutes from midnight and one of the big reasons is the failure to reduce greenhouse emissions...

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