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Fortune’s inaugural Global Sustainability Forum 2019 is currently under way in Yunnan, China. It's a convening of senior leaders from business, government, academia, NGOs, and other experts to address climate change and global...
September 5, 2019 Dow Chemical’s Sustainability Drive: CEO DailySource: Fortune
Dow Chemical CEO Jim Fitterling told the forum audience that he spends 25% of his time on sustainability issues. And he’s not alone—the company’s board, Fitterling says, has spent more time on sustainability this year than “just...
September 5, 2019 The Fed: US economy growing modestly as trade war dents activitySource: CNBC
The U.S. economy grew at a modest pace in recent weeks, with manufacturing buffeted by a global slowdown while consumer purchases gave mixed signals on the strength of household spending, the Federal Reserve reported on Wednesday.
September 5, 2019 Boris Johnson fails in pushing through snap election after Brexit delay bill passesSource: CNBC
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson failed in his bid to call a snap general election on Wednesday, after lawmakers wrested control of Parliament this week and voted through a bill that aims to stop a no-deal Brexit.
U.S. stock index futures rallied Thursday morning, after China confirmed it planned to hold trade talks with the U.S. in early October
September 4, 2019 FLASH REPORT: 60% of Russell 1000® Are Publishing Sustainability Reports, G&A Institute’s 2018 Inaugural Benchmark Study ShowsSource: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.
In this inaugural benchmark study, G&A found that 60% of the [total] Russell 1000® published sustainability reports in 2018. Of importance to consider is roughly the top half (by market cap) of companies in the Russell 1000® are...
September 4, 2019 Dow Jones Futures Signal Solid Stock Market Rally On Hong Kong News; Coupa Software Set To Break OutSource: Investors Business Daily
Dow Jones futures rose strongly Tuesday, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures, signaling a stock market rally at the open, on hopes for Hong Kong peace. That's followed Tuesday's retreat on new Trump tariffs and a...
September 4, 2019 6 Ways CEOs Can Prove They Care About More Than Shareholder ValueSource: Harvard Business Review
... the 181 CEOs who signed the Business Roundtable’s breakthrough statement on the purpose of corporations embraced a much wider interpretation of corporate responsibility—signalling the beginning of the end for the shareholder...
September 4, 2019 Research probes cross-cultural beliefs about sustainabilitySource: Phys.org
New research carried out in 12 countries shows most people believe achieving environmental sustainability could hinder quality of life but not the wider economy.
September 3, 2019 Bitcoin Warning As Serious Security Vulnerabilities UncoveredSource: Forbes
Bitcoin developers have been trying to make the world's most popular cryptocurrency more useful for payments, with the somewhat controversial Lightning Network one of the most popular projects.
September 3, 2019 Is Celebrity Marketing Making Sustainable Fashion More Confusing?Source: Forbes
If the amount of new clothing produced increases at its current trajectory, they (brands) will continue to generate negative impacts in an unsustainable way.
September 3, 2019 Brexit: 'Election in October' if MPs block no dealSource: BBC
The government is expected to table a motion to hold a general election on 14 October if it is defeated by MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit on Tuesday.
September 3, 2019 Dow futures fall more than 200 points after new US-China trade tariffs take effectSource: CNBC
U.S. stock index futures were sharply lower Tuesday morning, after the world’s two largest economies began imposing new tariffs on one another’s goods.
Source: Fox Business
Approximately 58 percent of millennials Opens a New Window. have been rejected for at least one financial product Opens a New Window. , a new survey has found.
August 30, 2019 How you can help make sustainable fashion more affordableSource: Harper Bazzar
When it comes to sustainable fashion, quality is key. In complete contrast to fast fashion, clothes need to be built to last wear after wear, wash after wash, season after season. For this reason though, sustainable clothing is...
Source: Investor's Business Daily
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and other key indexes rallied in the stock market today after China suggested it won't retaliate against President Donald Trump's latest tariff hikes.
August 30, 2019 Brexit: UK negotiators 'to step up tempo' on new deal talksSource: BBC
The UK's Brexit negotiators will meet their EU counterparts twice a week during September to discuss a new deal.
BEIJING — China is willing to calmly resolve the trade dispute with the United States and is against any further escalation in tensions, Gao Feng, spokesman for China’s Ministry of Commerce, said Thursday.
August 29, 2019 Can Brands Bring Real Sustainability to the Travel Industry?Source: AdWeek
When Virgin Voyage’s first ship, The Scarlet Lady, sets sail next spring, it will be without any single-use plastics onboard. That includes water bottles, straws and to-go coffee cups
August 29, 2019 What Boris Johnson Did to the World’s Most Stable DemocracySource: The Atlantic
Over the past months, the big question I’ve heard asked about Boris Johnson, the new prime minister of the United Kingdom, is whether it’s right to characterize him as an authoritarian populist in the mold of America’s Donald...
Source: CBS News
Hurricane Dorian was getting stronger as it set its sights on the U.S. mainland early Thursday, churning over open waters. "Strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and Dorian is expected to become a major hurricane on...
Source: 9 to 5 Mac
The Washington Post reports that 12 of the largest telephone companies, as well as 51 state attorneys general, have all pledged to implement new anti-robocalling technology.
August 23, 2019 Hedge funds aren’t betting on a recession, Goldman data showSource: MarketWatch
Hedge fund investors don’t buy the idea that the U.S. economy is headed for a recession in the near term, according to data from Goldman Sachs.
August 23, 2019 Using ESG Ratings to Build a Sustainability Investing StrategySource: CPA Journal
Sustainability investing continues to grow in popularity, but the lack of standardization in sustainability reporting poses a challenge for investors wishing to maximize the social responsibility, and minimize the social damage,...
The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest tropical forest. It’s home to 30 million people and hosts the largest concentration of biodiversity on the planet. It’s quenched by the largest river in the world. It makes 20 percent...
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