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October 4, 2019 MAJORITY OF WORLD'S LARGEST PRIVATE BANKS DON'T HAVE SUSTAINABLE FINANCE COMMITMENT

Source: NewsWeek

Of the 50 largest private-sector banks in the world, only 24 have made sustainable finance commitments. Some banks -- led by the Bank of Montreal, which in June pledged $400 billion Canadian dollars ($300.24 billion USD) -- have...

October 4, 2019 Retailers expect a strong holiday shopping season, even as the trade war looms

Source: CNN

New York - Retailers expect consumers to deliver another strong holiday shopping season, even as the trade war hangs over the economy.

October 4, 2019 Ocean cleanup device successfully collects plastic for first time

Source: The Guardian

A huge floating device designed by Dutch scientists to clean up an island of rubbish in the Pacific Ocean that is three times the size of France has successfully picked up plastic from the high seas for the first time.

October 3, 2019 The Dow dropped more than 800 points in two days — here’s what’s going on

Source: CNBC

In the last two days the U.S. markets have fallen broadly, as investors began showing concern about fresh signs of an economic slowdown.

October 3, 2019 Climate change: Humans are releasing 100 times more CO2 than volcanoes, study finds

Source: Express -UK

CARBON experts conducting a 10-year-long study of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have concluded humans release more CO2 than all of the world’s volcanoes combined

October 3, 2019 P&G exec: Promising sustainability is easy; delivering on that promise is hard

Source: Plastics News

Chicago — Pledging to use recycled plastics in new packaging is easy. Actually doing it is a different story, according to an executive at one of the world's largest consumer goods companies.

October 3, 2019 Brexit: New UK plan for Northern Ireland to stay in single market

Source: BBC

The plan, outlined in a seven-page document, would see Northern Ireland stay in the European single market for goods, but leave the customs union - resulting in new customs checks.

October 2, 2019 Rich countries cut spending on humanitarian crises as demand rises

Source: Reuters

The United States, the world's biggest donor of humanitarian aid, cut its spending by 6% or $423 million in 2018, while Germany and Britain both spent 11% less than in 2017

October 2, 2019 Navigant Research Report Outlines 3 Key Barriers Preventing Organizations from Incorporating Sustainability into Their Businesses

Source: Business Wire

Clear understanding of sustainability, accountability for achieving sustainability goals, and employee engagement will be critical for businesses meeting sustainability targets

October 2, 2019 Schwab, Ameritrade Adopt Zero-Fee Stock Trades; Schwab Dives; TD Ameritrade, E-Trade Crash

Source: Investors Business Daily

Charles Schwab (SCHW) joined Interactive Brokers (IBKR) in ditching trading commissions on stocks and ETFs, as online-broker fee wars intensify. Charles Schwab stock plunged with IBKR stock, while E-Trade Financial (ETFC) and TD...

October 2, 2019 Dow ends 344 points lower as ISM manufacturing comes in at worst level since financial crisis

Source: MarketWatch

U.S. stocks closed sharply lower Tuesday, turning negative in morning action after a closely watched reading on manufacturing in the U.S. came in at its worst level since 2009.

October 1, 2019 After 70 years of economic progress, is China on the right road to achieve Xi Jinping’s ‘Chinese dream’?

Source: South China Morning Post

China has evolved from an economic backwater into a world economic powerhouse under the Communist Party’s seven-decade rule. But the world’s second largest economy now faces numerous challenges, including the trade war with the...

October 1, 2019 Here’s what Goldman Sachs says a Brexit deal would do to British pound, U.K. stocks

Source: MarketWatch

Markets are pricing in an increased chance of Britain reaching a deal with the European Union to exit the region in an agreed manner by the end of the month, even if it’s not immediately obvious how such a deal could come off.

October 1, 2019 Consumers want to buy sustainably—they just don’t know how

Source: Fast Company

There’s something different about H&M’s newly released 2019 fall and winter collections: They’re sustainable. Made from recycled textiles, metals, and discarded cotton fibers, the fast-fashion brand’s new line is trying to step...

October 1, 2019 315 billion-tonne iceberg breaks off Antarctica

Source: BBC

The Amery Ice Shelf in Antarctica has just produced its biggest iceberg in more than 50 years.

September 30, 2019 China No Longer A ‘Developing Nation’ As One Look At U.S. Exports During Trade War Clearly Shows

Source: Forbes

U.S. exports to China this year are tilting heavily in favor of high-value products from the more traditional lower-value ones.

September 30, 2019 9 Tips To Innovate And Protect The Environment – From Intel

Source: Forbes

Many people think that sustainability is at odds with profitability and remaining competitive. Not Intel, and it’s got the numbers to prove it. In 2017, a pivotal year when the company began a transition to a more data-centric...

September 30, 2019 Here’s what happened to the stock market on Friday

Source: CNBC

U.S. equity markets reversed early gains and sank after reports that the White House is now considering limits to U.S. investment in China. Stocks with exposure to China including Boeing and Apple fell following the news of the...

September 30, 2019 David Cameron Calls The Brexit Referendum His 'Greatest Regret'

Source: NPR

With the fraught negotiations over Brexit continuing to embroil British politics, the nation's former prime minister, David Cameron, says his "greatest regret" is calling for the referendum vote that has divided the country,...

September 27, 2019 Markets face major risks over lax climate forecasts, top investors warn

Source: Reuters

LONDON - Financial markets risk major disruptions by relying on business-as-usual forecasts that underestimate the impact of climate-change policies that are expected to abruptly tighten next decade, a leading group of investors...

September 27, 2019 U.S. Income Inequality Worsens, Widening To A New Gap

Source: NPR

The gap between the richest and the poorest U.S. households is now the largest it's been in the past 50 years — despite the median U.S. income hitting a new record in 2018, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

September 27, 2019 The second-largest gift to a US university was pledged to Caltech. It's being used for climate research

Source: CNN

Stewart and Lynda Resnick, owners of The Wonderful Company, have pledged $750 million to the California Institute of Technology to support cutting-edge research into environmental sustainability.

September 27, 2019 Second-quarter U.S. GDP left at 2%, slower economic growth seen persisting

Source: MarketWatch

The U.S. economy grew more slowly in the second quarter, updated figures confirm, and is slow growth is expected to persist through the end of the year largely because of the festering trade fight with China.

September 26, 2019 China's economic slowdown: How bad is it?

Source: BBC

China's economy has been slowing for the better part of the past decade, but a recent run of poor data has prompted fresh concerns. What is making investors nervous, and how China has responded?

September 26, 2019 Health Insurance Costs Surpass $20,000 Per Year, Hitting a Record

Source: Yahoo Finance

The cost of family health coverage in the U.S. now tops $20,000, an annual survey of employers found, a record high that has pushed an increasing number of American workers into plans that cover less or cost more, or force them...

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