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November 12, 2019 2019 Architect 50: Top 50 Firms in Sustainability

Source: Architect Magazine

BNIM, which earned top honors in the sustainability category this year, has long been a pioneer of environmentally ambitious design. Founded in Kansas City, Mo., in the 1970s, and now with 86 employees across three offices, the...

November 6, 2019 Global Sustainability Performance Holds, Despite Corporate Commitments to Create a More Responsible Economy

Source: PR Newswire

The report offers comprehensive insight into the supply chain sustainability performance of more than 30,000 companies worldwide.

November 6, 2019 Opportunities for Eco-friendly Sustainable Batteries

Source: Yahoo

This report reviews both the global and regional markets of ecofriendly, sustainable batteries across different end use industries.The report analyzes the current market status and trends and provides growth forecasts for the...

November 5, 2019 Researcher develops sustainable green tea-based leather alternative

Source: PHYS.org

A global movement to make shoes more sustainable is growing, according to the USDA. Studies show that the materials commonly used to make footwear contribute to environmental deterioration and can have negative effects on...

November 5, 2019 Deforestation is overrated as environmental threat, study finds

Source: Fov News

The study led by researchers at Ohio State University and Yale University states that deforestation for timber and farmland is responsible for about 92 billion tons of carbon emissions into the environment since 1900.

November 4, 2019 Water Risks and the Food Sector

Source: Ceres

The $5 trillion global food and agribusiness sector operates at the center of the world’s growing water crisis. Highly dependent on large volumes of cheap water supplies, food companies are among the first to feel the heat, as...

November 4, 2019 The Importance Of The Services Sector To The Sustainable Development Goals

Source: Forbes

Mapping these issues to the SDGs’ targets enabled us to assess how each industry is creating or destroying value for society while focusing on those ESG issues that create value for shareholders.

October 16, 2019 More large-scale investors are skittish about an ESG strategy at the expense of returns: survey

Source: MarketWatch

That is according to the Royal Bank of Canada’s RY, +0.53% fourth annual survey on responsible investing, which found that 18% of institutional investors globally said an environmental, social and governance strategy will...

October 8, 2019 Researchers find e-cigarettes cause lung cancer in mice in first study tying vaping to cancer

Source: CNBC

E-cigarette vapor causes lung cancer and potentially bladder cancer in mice, damaging their DNA and leading researchers at New York University to conclude that vaping is likely “very harmful” to humans as well.

October 3, 2019 Here's The Real Truth About That Confusing Red Meat Study

Source: Science Alert

The new study that everyone is talking about is actually more than one piece of research - researchers from across the world came together and conducted a series of 5 systematic reviews of the evidence, looking at the effects of...

October 2, 2019 Dow ends 344 points lower as ISM manufacturing comes in at worst level since financial crisis

Source: MarketWatch

U.S. stocks closed sharply lower Tuesday, turning negative in morning action after a closely watched reading on manufacturing in the U.S. came in at its worst level since 2009.

September 27, 2019 Second-quarter U.S. GDP left at 2%, slower economic growth seen persisting

Source: MarketWatch

The U.S. economy grew more slowly in the second quarter, updated figures confirm, and is slow growth is expected to persist through the end of the year largely because of the festering trade fight with China.

September 26, 2019 ESG Funds Beat Non-Sustainable Sister Funds

Source: Morningstar

Investors concerned ESG investing means compromising on returns are proved wrong as research shows many ESG funds beat their non-sustainable counterparts

September 25, 2019 PepsiCo Releases 2018 Sustainability Report Highlighting Progress and A Renewed Focus To Help Build A More Sustainable Food System

Source: PR Newswire

PURCHASE, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) today published its 2018 Sustainability Report, outlining the company's progress against its sustainability goals and announcing a new purpose behind its...

September 25, 2019 As store closures accelerate, Goldman Sachs says Amazon will reap the benefits

Source: CNBC

By the end of this year, 12,000 stores are projected to close, and Amazon stands to benefit, according to a Goldman Sachs analyst.

September 24, 2019 2019 CSE Research Finds Silicon Valley Geniuses Are Sustainability Dullards

Source: Centre for Sustainability & Excellence (CSE)

Except for certain large multi-nationals, the report finds limited sustainability leadership from the world’s largest concentration of tech companies.

September 20, 2019 Dutch retail project examines supermarkets' role in propelling healthy and sustainable choices

Source: Food Ingredients First

A four-year research project involving almost all major supermarkets in the Netherlands has been launched by Dutch-based researchers. The project seeks to examine interventions relating to transparency and support consumers in...

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...

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