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September 19, 2019 The World’s Most Reputable Companies For Corporate Responsibility 2019

Source: Forbes

Some of the world’s biggest businesses were in crisis management mode last year, picking up the pieces of reputations shattered by scandal. While many corporations have yet to regain the trust of stakeholders, others have made...

September 17, 2019 Sustainable Finance Industry Guide

Source: GRESB

This industry guide provides information about sustainable finance in the built environment in Australia. It is designed to support investor understanding of Australia’s world-class rating tools and standards, and how these...

September 12, 2019 Aluminum Association study indicates sustainability of cans

Source: Recycling Today

The Aluminum Association, Arlington, Virginia, and the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), Washington, have released a report that shows that aluminum cans can outperform competitive packaging types on a number of key...

September 4, 2019 FLASH REPORT: 60% of Russell 1000® Are Publishing Sustainability Reports, G&A Institute’s 2018 Inaugural Benchmark Study Shows

Source: 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...[more]

September 4, 2019 New Data Show Water Scarcity Is Increasing in the Arab World, Stirring Discussion

Source: al-fanarmedia.org

Eighteen out of the 22 Arab countries are suffering from severe water shortages, and ten of them face “extremely high” water stress due to increasing demand, new data from the World Resources Institute shows....

September 4, 2019 6 Ways CEOs Can Prove They Care About More Than Shareholder Value

Source: 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...

August 30, 2019 EcoVadis, NYU report on the state of sustainable procurement

Source: Spend Matters

Sustainability efforts paired with technological growth continuously affect the way business leaders plan for their companies’ futures. As budgetary and operational plans are considered, thought leaders in the supply chain and...

August 22, 2019 Institutions of Sustainable Learning: Which U.S. Colleges Are Greenest?

Source: EMagazine

In general, colleges made the top of the list if sustainability factored prominently in their academic offerings, campus policies, initiatives, activities and career preparation for students. Princeton Review tallied data from...

August 15, 2019 Global Sustainability And Energy Management Software Market 2019 By Industry Size & Share, Revenue, Growing Demand & Latest Technology

Source: Financial Express

The report provides key statistics on the market status of the Sustainability And Energy Management Software manufacturers and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the...

August 12, 2019 The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability

Source: Ceres

he Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability is a resource to help companies re-engineer themselves for success in a world beset with unprecedented environmental and social challenges that threaten the economy and local communities.

August 9, 2019 Sustainable cocoa: Tradin Organic’s inaugural report highlights need to “elevate transparency”

Source: Food Ingredients First

Tradin Organic has released its first cocoa sustainability report, which summarizes the Netherlands-based ingredient provider’s past milestones and plans for the future. The five primary aspects the company addresses are...

August 8, 2019 Wind power features big in Alliant Energy’s sustainability goals

Source: Wind Power Engineering

Alliant Energy released its Corporate Sustainability Report, which outlines the company’s efforts to meet the ever-changing needs of their customers in an affordable, safe, reliable, and sustainable way.

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 7, 2019 The Best Performing ESG Funds - and the Worst

Source: Morning Star

while the past 12 months have seen some extreme bouts of volatility - most notably the last quarter of 2018 – many ESG funds have performed well.

July 31, 2019 The COSO Internal Control Framework and Sustainability Reporting

Source: CPA Journal

Even as corporate reporting of sustainability information continues to gain in popularity, the practice still is not standardized, either domestically or globally. While not a sustainability reporting framework per se,

July 31, 2019 More Americans Are Considering Buying an EV, According to New Survey

Source: thenewswheel.com

The Union of Concerned Scientists and Consumer Reports performed the survey. They evaluated and compiled the responses of 1,659 Americans, to get their results. As Clean Technica relates ...

July 30, 2019 Goldman raises year-end S&P 500 forecast, sees another double-digit gain in 2020

Source: CNBC

Goldman Sachs raised its 2019 year-end price target for the U.S. benchmark S&P 500 index by 3% to 3,100 on Tuesday, but lowered its earnings estimates, citing weakness in economic activity and margin outlook.

July 26, 2019 Study: Decades-long 'megadroughts' could return to US due to climate change

Source: The Hill

The "megadroughts" of the Middle Ages could return due to the warming effects of climate change, a new study says.

July 24, 2019 Threat Of Extreme Heat In South Florida by 2036 Accelerates Calls For Action On Climate Change

Source: WLRN

A recent study by the Union of Concerned Scientists concludes Florida will soon experience life-threatening, scorching temperatures for about a quarter of the year. It’s not the type or frequency of hot days that are common...

July 23, 2019 [A Journey Towards A Sustainable Future] ? Samsung’s Global Green Management Initiatives

Source: Samsung

Sustainable business is a corporate priority that pursues sustainability by driving company initiatives in the social, economic and environmental fields outside of profit-seeking enterprise. In the early 21st century, as demand...

July 19, 2019 A booming manufacturing report just poked another hole in the Fed’s case for a rate cut

Source: CNBC

The Philadelphia Fed saw its primary gauge measuring the sector jump from 0.3 in June to 21.8, far better than Wall Street estimates of 5 and the highest in a year. The index measures the difference between companies saying they...

July 16, 2019 Healthy lifestyle may mitigate genetic risk for Alzheimer's, study shows

Source: UPI

Even if you are unlucky enough to carry genes that predispose you to Alzheimer's disease, a healthy lifestyle can minimize that risk, new research shows.

July 11, 2019 Employment among ‘prime age’ men declining, triggering 'alarm'

Source: Fox Business

While the U.S. economy Opens a New Window. continues to show signs of strength and vitality, employment Opens a New Window. conditions appear to be worsening for one particular group: prime-age males.

July 11, 2019 A small glass of juice or soda a day is linked to increased risk of cancer, study finds

Source: CNN

A new study has linked drinking just a small glass of a sugary drink per day -- 100 ml, about a third of a typical can of soda -- to an 18% increase in overall cancer risk and a 22% increase in risk for breast cancer.

July 9, 2019 Instability in Antarctic ice projected to make sea level rise rapidly

Source: phys.org

a study says that instability hidden within Antarctic ice is likely to accelerate its flow into the ocean and push sea level up at a more rapid pace than previously expected.

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