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April 21, 2020 New committee to advise Bacow on sustainability goalsSource: Harvard Gazette
Harvard University has created a Presidential Committee on Sustainability (PCS) to advise President Larry Bacow and the University’s leadership on sustainability vision, goals, strategy, and partnerships. The panel will continue...
April 21, 2020 Coronavirus relief package stalls just short of a dealSource: Politico
The Senate broke on Monday afternoon with no deal to replenish an empty relief fund for small businesses, though the Senate scheduled a Tuesday session in case negotiators complete a deal in the next 24 hours.
April 21, 2020 Flood Of Saudi Oil To Hit U.S. Shores As Prices Hit $10Source: Oil Price
The highest number of Saudi oil shipments in years are making their way to the United States this month, threatening to make an already dire situation in the U.S. oil industry even worse.
April 20, 2020 Are we overreacting to the coronavirus? Let’s do the mathSource: Maerket Watch
As coronavirus deaths and infections plateau in many parts of the country, and as the economic damage of stay-at-home orders mounts, a question is gaining ground: Are we overreacting?
The world’s seas are simmering, with record high temperatures spurring worry among forecasters that the global warming effect may generate a chaotic year of extreme weather ahead.
April 20, 2020 The Sustainability StrategySource: Medium
Seeing the positive effects on the environment amidst COVID-19 through journalist reports and articles are starting to cause more consumers to seek out sustainable and ethical brands, especially in the beauty and fashion...
April 20, 2020 In new poll, 60 percent support keeping stay-at-home restrictions to fight coronavirusSource: NBC News
WASHINGTON — Nearly 60 percent of American voters say they are more concerned that a relaxation of stay-at-home restrictions would lead to more COVID-19 deaths than they are that those restrictions will hurt the U.S. economy,...
The White House unveiled new guidelines for states and localities on lifting coronavirus-related restrictions on citizens and businesses, as President Trump looks to bring the nation’s focus toward reigniting an economy battered...
Source: The Hill
The blow delivered by the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for American businesses and workers. Although the full impact may not be realized for months — or even years — it is evident that bold, innovative programs will be...
April 17, 2020 Scientists confirm dramatic melting of Greenland ice sheetSource: The Guardian
There was a dramatic melting of Greenland’s ice sheet in the summer of 2019, researchers have confirmed, in a study that reveals the loss was largely down to a persistent zone of high pressure over the region.
The Small Business Administration’s rescue loan program hit its $349 billion limit on Thursday and is now out of money as the nation’s top Republicans and Democrats struggle to agree on how to restore its funds.
April 16, 2020 The Fed’s Main Street problem: Worries rise that money won’t go where it’s most neededSource: CNBC
It wasn’t supposed to work like this: The Federal Reserve was not going to have to come back and rescue the economy the way it did during the financial crisis, because American business was going to learn its lesson about not...
In a 180-degree turn, Goldman Sachs and other major banks say the U.S. stock market is set to see an explosive recovery.
Source: Twin Cities Pioneer Press
A major new study delivers sobering news: Unless hospitals boost capacity, or a treatment or vaccine is developed, a strategy of prolonged or intermittent “social distancing” may be needed for the next two years.
April 16, 2020 “Waste Is a Design Flaw”—Stella McCartney and Gabriela Hearst Preach Sustainability at Vogue Global ConversationsSource: Vogue
Making environmentally conscious products takes time—something the industry at large needs to understand. “At Stella McCartney, over 60% of the environmental good that we do is from looking at the source material and working...
April 15, 2020 Planning for the economic recovery from COVID-19: A sustainability checklist for policymakersSource: World Bank Blogs
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues, governments and emergency services are focusing on immediate needs: boosting capacity in hospitals, addressing hunger, and protecting firms and families from eviction and...
April 15, 2020 Goldman Sees Advanced Economies Shrinking 35% Amid PandemicSource: Bloomberg
Advanced economies will shrink about 35% this quarter from the prior three months, four times as much as the previous record set in 2008 during the financial crisis, according to annualized figures from Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
The CDC report looked at data in New York City, Seattle, New Orleans and San Francisco, four cities with substantial numbers of coronavirus patients early in the outbreak that mandated stay at home orders in mid- to late-March.
April 15, 2020 Remote work and cybersecurity: Coronavirus impactSource: Smart Brief
Since late last year, the coronavirus has killed thousands of people on several continents and infected hundreds of thousands more. In response to the pandemic, the EU is “locking down its borders, imposing a 30-day entry ban on...
April 14, 2020 How prepping for pandemics can lead to big economic returnsSource: CNN
Whereas Covid-19 was a natural threat, the ensuing global pandemic and disruptions to the economy and our social way of life is a human-made calamity. We had a duty to prevent Covid-19 as economically as possible and we failed to...
A big question to start the week is whether investors have gotten ahead of themselves, after the S&P 500 managed its best weekly gain in 45 years as the Federal Reserve threw more money at the economy. Banks may have something to...
Sustainability is one of the biggest trends of the year for toys, according to experts. Giant companies such as Mattel, Hasbro, and Lego have hurried to announce big changes at the recent Toy Fair New York to improve their green...
April 14, 2020 OPEC and allies agree to historic oil production cutSource: NBC News
Oil prices moved higher early Monday morning stateside after OPEC and its allies agreed to cut production by 9.7 million barrels per day. The deal, which was finalized on Sunday after marathon discussions that spanned four days,...
Source: Mercury News
With many cities shutdown, one of the positive side effects of the shelter-in-place orders around the world has been the reports of cleaner air and water.
April 13, 2020 Covid-19 may change corporate sustainability as we know itSource: Gulf Business
Sustainability will probably redefine itself in the Covid-19 era. It may need to. Corporate social responsibility, or CSR, has become a shorthand for what companies do to integrate environmental, social and governance issues...
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