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August 15, 2019 Millennials Favor Ethical Investments Over High Returns

Source: Forbes

A staggering 64% of Finimize users said they would accept lower returns in order for an investment to be more socially responsible. While the world is seemingly taking note in regard to climate change and sustainability, what are...

August 15, 2019 Microplastics ‘significantly contaminating the air’, scientists warn

Source: The Guardian

Abundant levels of microplastic pollution have been found in snow from the Arctic to the Alps, according to a study that has prompted scientists to warn of significant contamination of the atmosphere and demand urgent research...

August 15, 2019 Zero Waste Packaging: Real Sustainability at Last

Source: Packaging Strategies

Our single-use disposable packaging world is about to change. And this time the change is being fueled by consumer demand. Witness the backlash against plastics with the ubiquitous refillable metal water bottle in everyone’s...

August 14, 2019 Goldman Sachs CEO doesn't expect a recession soon - video

Source: CNN

In an exclusive interview with CNN Business, Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon tells Christine Romans the US economy is fine, but he's paying close attention to trade and monetary policy

August 14, 2019 Can brands avoid backlash as sustainability scrutiny piles up?

Source: Marketing Dive

But the reality is that sustainable messaging comes with the risk of sparking accusations of "green-washing," the idea of broadcasting positive environmental values and goals without living them out. It's an insult that's been...

August 14, 2019 Scientists are rattled after this stunning sign of climate breakdown near the North Pole: ‘This is crazy’

Source: Alternet

Multiple lightning strikes were recorded by the NWS office in Fairbanks, Alaska between 4:00 and 6:00pm on Saturday, within 300 miles of the pole.

August 14, 2019 German economy shrinks as 'golden decade' comes to an end

Source: CNN Business

London - Germany's economy shrank in the second quarter as global uncertainty and the trade war took a toll on its manufacturers.

August 13, 2019 U.S. stocks have taken a hammering but here’s why investors should be optimistic

Source: MarketWatch

Escalating trade war tensions and recession fears have hammered stocks in recent weeks but things may not be as bad as they seem.

August 13, 2019 How AI can make supply chains more sustainable

Source: Supply Chain Digital

The way in which companies organise logistics today is not sustainable. Supply chains are not always the most environmentally friendly and it is impossible for organisations to sustain a balancing act of the best possible speed,...

August 13, 2019 West Antarctica is melting—and it’s our fault

Source: National Geographic

THE TOWERING GLACIERS of West Antarctica hold the fate of the world’s coasts in their flanks. Their collapse could send sea levels up by at least a foot by 2100—and potentially much more.

August 13, 2019 Goodbye China: Chinese manufacturers follow multinationals out the door

Source: Nikkei Asian Review

SHANGHAI -- Chinese companies are following their foreign counterparts out of the country in search of alternative production bases to mitigate the impact of the prolonged trade war with the U.S.

August 12, 2019 A U.S.-China Currency War? What You Need To Know

Source: NPR

The decision is a step toward what could become an unusual kind of currency war, one in which the U.S. would intervene to counteract the effects of China's weakened currency or both countries would even take steps to increase the...

August 12, 2019 Job cuts at investment banks near 30,000 as outlook deteriorates

Source: FT

Almost 30,000 lay-offs have been announced since April at banks including HSBC, Barclays, Société Générale, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank. Most of the cuts have come in Europe, with Deutsche accounting for more than half the total,...

August 12, 2019 5 ways to shift consumers towards sustainable behaviou

Source: The Conversation

Their research shows chocolate, coffee and bath products with sustainability claims grew much faster than their traditional counterparts. Yet only 0.2 per cent of chocolates and 0.4 per cent of coffees have environmental claims.

August 12, 2019 Summary of the 50th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Source: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The SRCCL represents the first ever comprehensive look at the whole land-climate system, addressing land as a critical resource, desertification and land degradation, food security, and land and climate change responses.

August 9, 2019 How Can a Company Lose $5.2 Billion on $3.2 Billion in Revenue? Uber Shows How

Source: Wolf Street

Uber’s losses have been legendary for years, ever since they were being leaked to the public while it was still a privately held company. But this takes the cake.

August 9, 2019 To Slow Global Warming, U.N. Warns Agriculture Must Change

Source: NPR

Humans must drastically alter food production to prevent the most catastrophic effects of global warming, according to a new report from the United Nations panel on climate change.

August 9, 2019 ESG: A market challenge with a market solution

Source: Accounting Today

ESG disclosure has become mandatory in Europe and the U.K., partly because — when done effectively — it can help investors better understand the risks and opportunities embedded in their investments.

August 9, 2019 Kraft Heinz's nightmare is far from over

Source: CNN Business

Kraft Heinz is a company in crisis. It spent the first half of 2019 embroiled in an accounting scandal. Its CEO resigned. And its sales are in a massive slump as people search for healthier, less-processed foods.

August 8, 2019 McKinsey: It’s time to simplify sustainable investing, which is now a $30 trillion market

Source: CNBC

Sustainable investing, once a niche practice, is now a $30 trillion market. With so much capital at stake, investors want quality data on how companies manage environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters. Few investors...

August 8, 2019 Why Finance Should Lead Sustainability Efforts

Source: CFO Magazine

Once considered a bonus feature for companies, sustainability is now a business imperative for many and is altering the way they conduct business.

August 8, 2019 There are still 1.4 million more jobs than unemployed people, but the gap is closing

Source: CNBC

The change in job openings left the gap between vacancies and those considered unemployed at 1.37 million, a decrease of 123,000 from May. Unemployed workers are defined as those out of work who have looked for a job and are...

August 8, 2019 FedEx will no longer offer ground delivery to Amazon

Source: CNN

Amazon's go-it-alone delivery strategy has driven away one of its biggest partners. FedEx will end its ground delivery contract with Amazon.

August 7, 2019 The Power Of Purpose: How Virginie Helias And P&G Are Making Sustainability 'Irresistible'

Source: Forbes

P&G's Chief Sustainability Officer Virginie Helias journey to sustainability began with her being faced with a challenge when she was leading the detergent business in Europe in the 2000s with their lead brand Ariel down for...

August 7, 2019 U.S. FDA says some data testing Novartis' $2 million gene therapy was manipulated

Source: Yahoo

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday that some data from early testing of Novartis' more than $2 million gene therapy Zolgensma was manipulated, but the agency believes the treatment should remain on the market.

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