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May 20, 2019 A Certification Standard Has Not Emerged In Emergency Preparedness Plans, Says The Conference Board

Source: Al Bawaba News

The majority of U.S. companies have a formal, written plan for emergency preparedness, according to a report released today by The Conference Board. But a widely adopted certification standard for such plans does not exist yet....

May 17, 2019 From Bob Iger to Warren Buffett and Jack Dorsey: These are the highest and lowest paid CEOs of 2018

Source: CNBC

Becoming a chief executive officer of a top company seems like the pinnacle of success, so what kind of money do those at the top make? For its annual report on compensation for CEOs of S&P 500 companies, The Wall Street Journal...

May 16, 2019 FLASH REPORT: 86% of S&P 500 Index® Companies Publish Sustainability / Responsibility Reports in 2018

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.

Highlights from Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc. Research: “Sustainability reporting” rose dramatically from 2011, when roughly 20% of companies published reports, to 72% just three years later in 2013. From 2013 to...[more]

May 15, 2019 CSR in Annual Reports: 7 Conflicting Trends

Source: Forbes

Whether it’s the Sustainable Furnishings Council, Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy, EarthShare NY Green Teams or the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, coalitions vary by industry, interest...

May 15, 2019 Hershey Highlights Progress in Key Areas of Deforestation, Sustainable Cocoa and Human Rights in 2018 Sustainability Report

Source: Globe Newswire

HERSHEY, Pa., May 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today released its latest Shared Goodness Report, highlighting progress made on sustainability issues where Hershey can have an impact. Since...

May 14, 2019 British millennials still ‘scarred’ by 2008 financial crisis, researchers say

Source: CNBC

Young people who entered Britain’s labor market amid the 2008 financial crisis are still “scarred” by its impact on their employment and earnings potential, researchers found.

May 13, 2019 CO2 in the atmosphere just exceeded 415 parts per million for the first time in human history

Source: Tech Crunch

For the first time in human history — not recorded history, but since humans have existed on Earth — carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has topped 415 parts per million, reaching 415.26 parts per million, according to sensors at...

May 9, 2019 These European regions haven't recovered from the financial crisis, and are now a populist breeding ground

Source: CNBC

The ING "Employment Strength Index" plots the relative strength of European regions based on employment growth over the last decade, and shows larger metropolitan areas and industrial centers coming out best, with weaker regions...

May 7, 2019 1 Million Animal And Plant Species Are At Risk Of Extinction, U.N. Report Says

Source: NPR

Up to 1 million of the estimated 8 million plant and animal species on Earth are at risk of extinction — many of them within decades — according to scientists and researchers who produced a sweeping U.N. report on how humanity's...

May 2, 2019 25-Country Study to Help Identify Barriers, Opportunities for More Sustainable Lifestyles

Source: Sustainable Brands

A consortium of leading organizations has joined insights and strategy consultancy GlobeScan in launching a new global consumer research study on the topic of Healthy and Sustainable Living.

April 29, 2019 People are losing faith in capitalism. The world needs a new approach

Source: CNN Business

Surveys suggest that a growing number of people are losing faith in capitalism and the free market system, convinced they are being — or will be — cast off as detritus in the wake of globalization and advancing technology.

April 25, 2019 American millennials have less money than other generations did at their age — but studies show an alarming amount of them have delusional ideas about their wealth

Source: Greenwich Time

Many American millennials think they'll be millionaires by middle age and have a generally positive view about their finances, according to several studies.

April 23, 2019 Millennials feel they face more financial woes than other generations

Source: Fox Business

According to a new survey released Monday by GoBankingRates.com, a whopping 68 percent of millennials polled either “agree” or “strongly agree” that they have had more – and tougher—financial obstacles than past cohorts.

April 23, 2019 Growing number of Americans think environment will be worse for next generation, CBS News poll finds

Source: CBS

Americans give the U.S. just average or low marks on the progress it has made on protecting the environment and most believe the environment will be worse for the next generation of Americans.

April 4, 2019 Here's How Much You Make On $200,000 Income 'After Taxes' In All 50 States

Source: Forbes

Is earning $200,000 in Alabama the same as earning $200,000 in California? We all know the cost of living is different in each state, and even from one city to another. But one major factor affecting income is taxes.

March 31, 2019 U.S. Gets Health Check Amid Recession Fears: Economy Week Ahead

Source: Bloomberg L.P.

Investors will get a welcome health-check on the U.S. economy this week as markets fret it’s looking increasingly recession-prone. The next seven days are packed full of key data with reports on retail sales and...

March 28, 2019 Animation: The Biggest Economies in 2030

Source: Visual Capitalist

By 2030, the complexion of the global economy could look very different than it does today. According to recent projections from Standard Chartered, a multinational bank headquartered in London, the next decade will see emerging...

March 27, 2019 Feds: Opioid Crisis Killing Young White Men More than Any Other Americans

Source: Breitbart

The latest report from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) finds that young white men in the United States are dying at the fastest rate from fentanyl, the deadly opioid where one pound can kill more than 220,000 people.

March 27, 2019 "We Are in Deep Trouble": Carbon Emissions Break Record in Devastating Global Setback

Source: Science Alert

Global energy experts released grim findings Monday, saying that not only are planet-warming carbon-dioxide emissions still increasing, but the world's growing thirst for energy has led to higher emissions from coal-fired power...

March 25, 2019 National report gives Washington state an ‘F’ for efforts to remove lead from school drinking water

Source: The Seattle Times

Washington joined nearly two dozen other states that flunked a national ranking of their efforts to remove lead from drinking water in public schools and preschool centers. In a report released last week, the advocate groups...

March 20, 2019 Kale joins list of ‘dirty dozen’ fruits and vegetables most likely to contain pesticides

Source: MarketWatch

Kale ranked as a third-worst fruit or vegetable behind strawberries and spinach when it comes to pesticide contamination, according to the Environmental Working Group’s annual “Dirty Dozen” report. Over 92% of kale samples were...

March 19, 2019 Sugary drinks linked to increased risk of death, study suggests

Source: USA Today

A study published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation found an association between people who consume sugary drinks and an increased risk of death. The observational study found adults who consumed more...

March 5, 2019 A study of 657,461 children shows that vaccines do not cause autism

Source: CNET

Danish researchers followed children born over a ten year period and found no link between autism and the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.

March 5, 2019 Most US coal plants are contaminating groundwater with toxins, analysis finds

Source: The Guardian

Almost every coal-fired power plant in the US is contaminating groundwater with unsafe levels of toxic pollution, according to the first comprehensive analysis of the consequences of coal ash waste disposal.

March 4, 2019 Roundup: Birth Defects Caused By World's Top-Selling Weedkiller, Scientists Say

Source: HuffPost

The Earth Open Source report, "Roundup and birth defects: Is the public being kept in the ... are typically distorted or denied,” said Jeffrey Smith, of the Institute for Responsible Technology. “The regulators tend...

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