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September 2, 2021 Six in 10 US voters think America has gone seriously off track: polls

Source: NY Post

The Morning Consult/Politico poll of 1,997 registered voters conducted from Saturday to Monday found that 61 percent believed things in the country have gone “pretty seriously” on “the wrong track.”

September 1, 2021 Sustainability is the CFO's new best friend. Here's why

Source: World Economic Forum

A good chief finance officer has always focused on what affects the bottom line. But where just a few years ago this would never have included sustainability,

September 1, 2021 Two more factors have popped up that add to the Fed’s inflation worries

Source: CNBC

Trends in home prices and consumer expectations that were part of data releases Tuesday pointed to more inflationary issues on the horizon for the U.S. economy.

September 1, 2021 RIP cloth masks? Why airlines and governments are banning them

Source: Fast Company

Cloth masks, a staple of the pandemic, are now banned on some airlines and in public spaces in Germany and Austria, because there are no standards guiding their efficacy.

September 1, 2021 Social Security won't be able to pay full benefits by 2034, a year earlier than expected due to the pandemic

Source: CNN

Social Security will have to cut benefits by 2034 if Congress does nothing to address the program's long-term funding shortfall, according to an annual report released Tuesday by the Social Security and Medicare trustees.

August 31, 2021 PepsiCo invests in ‘largest and most sustainable’ plant in Europe

Source: Food Navigator

Snacks-to-drinks giant PepsiCo is investing in what it says will be its ‘largest and most sustainable’ food manufacturing plant in Europe.

August 31, 2021 McDonald's, others consider closing indoor seating amid Delta surge in U.S.

Source: Reuters

Some U.S. fast-food restaurants are closing indoor seating areas or limiting hours of operation because of the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, according to franchisees.

August 30, 2021 Now I run a sustainability boutique – here's why I turned my back on fast fashion for good

Source: Glamour

Fashion, at least fashion at the maddeningly consumptive pace it had become, made no sense anymore. The shows, the travel, the seemingly endless collections of ready to wear, couture, cruise - what were they all for now?

August 30, 2021 What Would A World Without OPEC Look Like?

Source: Oil

Without OPEC, oil prices would be a lot more volatile than they already are, even now, in some of the most uncertain times since oil began being used on a global scale. This, of course, would be boon for the new generation of day...

August 30, 2021 Is the best way to solve climate change to “do nothing?”

Source: Tech Crunch

When it comes to climate change, it might seem that a book entitled “How to Do Nothing” would not only be irrelevant,

August 30, 2021 EU Set to Recommend Halting Nonessential Travel From the U.S.

Source: Wall Street Journal

The European Union is set to recommend halting nonessential travel from the U.S. because of the spread of Covid-19, diplomats said on Sunday. European officials have been considering the move for much of the last month, with the...

August 27, 2021 Unilever, Patagonia, Natura &Co, IKEA Top 2021 Sustainability Leaders

Source: Environmnet & Energy Leader

In its 25th edition, the 2021 GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leaders Survey highlights the significance and urgency of sustainable development issues, and ranks the corporate sustainability leaders.

August 27, 2021 The State of the Climate in 2020: International report confirms record-high greenhouse gases, sea levels

Source: NOAA

Greenhouse gases and global sea levels both reached record highs in 2020—as the planet sweltered in a near-record warm year—according to the 31st annual State of the Climate report.

August 27, 2021 COVID hospitalization averages $20K—and insurers want unvaccinated to pay up

Source: Ars Technica

...insurers and some businesses want the unvaccinated—who make up the vast majority of COVID-19 hospitalizations—to cover more of the costs.

August 27, 2021 Oil has only done this twice in the past 20 years — and it could forecast a 50% rally

Source: CNBC

In oil’s case, “that’s only happened three times since the beginning of this century and each of those three times has been followed by a very strong further rally in crude oil, anywhere from 20%-50%,” Maley said.


Source: Bitcoin Magazine

Only bitcoin offers a truly sustainable path forward for the continent which prizes this attribute.

August 26, 2021 Apple, JPMorgan Chase bosses among industry heads set to gather at White House for cyber 'call to action'

Source: Cyberscoop

President Joe Biden will huddle Wednesday with industry leaders to issue a “call to action” on cybersecurity and make “concrete announcements” to counter the fundamental causes of cyberattacks, according to a senior...

August 26, 2021 Climate change: Europe's 2020 heat reached 'troubling' level

Source: BBC

Last year was the warmest on record across Europe, breaking the previous high mark by a considerable distance, say scientists.

August 26, 2021 Tesla Energy and its Autobidder software are making power companies nervous

Source: Electrek

Over the last few years, Tesla has started to offer new ‘Energy Plans’ to offer low electricity rates with solar and Powerwall-powered virtual power plants in some markets.

August 25, 2021 Blackrock’s former sustainable investing chief now thinks ESG is a ‘dangerous placebo’

Source: CNBC

A former BlackRock executive has outlined why he now thinks that sustainable investing is a “dangerous placebo that harms the public interest,” after previously evangelizing the trend for the world’s largest asset management firm.

August 25, 2021 The truth about how much Delta is hurting the US economy

Source: CNN Business

A handful of businesses over the past several weeks have said customers are closing their purses. Consumer confidence fell through the floor, and retail sales sank. Yikes, right? Well, maybe not.

August 25, 2021 House Democrats clear path toward passing $3.5 trillion budget bill and infrastructure plan after breaking stalemate

Source: CNBC

In a 220-212 party line vote, the chamber passed a $3.5 trillion budget resolution and advanced a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill

August 25, 2021 Citigroup Gearing Up to Trade CME Bitcoin Futures: Sources

Source: Coin Desk

U.S. banking giant Citigroup (NYSE: C) is awaiting regulatory approval to begin trading bitcoin (BTC, -3.83%) futures contracts on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), according to a source within the bank who asked to remain...

August 24, 2021 India Bans Long List of Single-Use Plastics Starting Next July

Source: Good News Network

India’s rule states: The manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale and use of (the) following single-use plastic, including polystyrene and expanded polystyrene, commodities shall be prohibited with effect from July 1,...

August 24, 2021 Making Small Farms More Sustainable — and Profitable

Source: Harvard Business Review

More than 2 billion people currently live on about 550 million small farms, with 40% of them on incomes of less than U.S. $2 per day. Despite high rates of poverty and malnutrition, these smallholders produce food for more than...

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