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October 16, 2018 Ten takeaways from the Sustainability Reporting and Communications Summit

Source: Ethical Corp

Reporting on the SDGs, alignment between reporting standards, and the Task Force on Climate Climate Related Financial Disclosure were big topics during two days of high-level discussion

October 12, 2018 The World's Most Reputable Companies For Corporate Responsibility 2018

Source: Forbes

To determine the CR RepTrak, the institute surveyed more than 230,000 individuals in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United...

October 12, 2018 These Are the Best Countries to Live and Work in—And to Boost Your Salary

Source: Bloomberg

Moving abroad boosts the average worker’s income by $21,000, with the best-paid staff found in Switzerland, the U.S. and Hong Kong.

October 11, 2018 From silos to sustainability: transition through a UHC lens

Source: The Lancet

The transition to higher-income status is a positive step forward for countries, but this transition brings with it the prospect of declining external assistance, both in general and in particular for health.

October 10, 2018 Trump’s trade war is hurting the global economy

Source: VOX

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released a major report on Tuesday that projected the world’s economy will grow by 3.7 percent, which is 0.2 points lower than they had estimated in April. That’s the same rate of growth as...

October 10, 2018 Tampered Chinese Ethernet port used to hack ‘major US telecom,’ says Bloomberg report

Source: The Verge

A major US telecommunications company discovered a foreign implant in a server back in August, according to a new report by Bloomberg. It’s the first time a source has decided to go on the record to corroborate the claims made in...

October 10, 2018 'We're going back to 1918': A pandemic worse than the Spanish Flu may be coming as more people become obese and antibiotic resistant, study warns

Source: Daily Mail

Researchers at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Australia looked at the factors that played a role in the flu pandemic of 1918 that infected 500 million people and killed as many as 100 million.

October 9, 2018 Climate change has already cost the government $350 billion—here’s how much it will cost you

Source: MarketWatch

Climate change has cost U.S. taxpayers more than $350 billion over the past decade, according to a report released last year from nonpartisan federal watchdog the Government Accountability Office. By 2050, that figure will be $35...

October 8, 2018 Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, experts warn

Source: CNN

Holding global warming to a critical limit would require "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society," says a key report from the global scientific authority on climate change.

October 4, 2018 1 in 3 Americans eat fast food daily – but one myth is debunked

Source: CBS News

"When we see news clips of a shark swimming near a beach, it scares us into not going near that beach," Weinandy said. But "what we should be scared of is double cheeseburgers, french fries and large amounts of sugary beverages."

October 3, 2018 Why opioid dependence varies so dramatically across U.S. states

Source: MarketWatch

California, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Kentucky and Florida suffer the most from opioid abuse, according to Fair Health, a New York-based nonprofit market research firm that analyzed 26 billion privately-billed medical and...

September 27, 2018 Does corporate responsibility really matter to graduates?

Source: Irish Times

Does corporate social responsibility (CSR) matter to graduates? According to 2017 studies from Deloitte and PwC, it does, with 49 per cent of millennials saying they have turned down jobs that conflict with their personal ethics.

September 27, 2018 Global Sustainability Performance in Business Ethics Picking Up, According to EcoVadis' Second Annual CSR Risk and Performance Index

Source: Markets Insider

PARIS/NYC-- EcoVadis, the world's most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, has published the second annual edition of its Global CSR Risk and Performance Index. The report provides an updated look at the...

September 25, 2018 US to be hit worse than almost any other country by climate change, report says

Source: Independent (UK)

The US will be hit harder than almost any other country by climate change, according to a major new report.

September 25, 2018 Common weed killer linked to bee deaths

Source: Science Daily

Honey bees exposed to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, lose some of the beneficial bacteria in their guts and are more susceptible to infection and death from harmful bacteria. Scientists believe this is evidence...

September 24, 2018 Business success rests on sustainability knowledge: Study

Source: Architecture and Design

Sixty three per cent of respondents in the study reported that sustainability knowledge has become more important over the past twelve months, up 11 percentage points from last year.

September 20, 2018 31 Percent Of U.S. Households Have Trouble Paying Energy Bills

Source: NPR

Nearly a third of households in the United States have struggled to pay their energy bills, the Energy Information Administration said in a report released Wednesday. The differences were minor in terms of geography, but...

September 20, 2018 Report: Your cellphone is going to get tons more spam calls next year

Source: BGR

new report is out predicting that almost half of all U.S. mobile traffic in 2019 will be attributable to scam calls. The forecast comes from Arkansas-based First Orion, a company that offers caller ID and call blocking...

September 19, 2018 Would You Bank with Amazon?

Source: Moneyish

Nearly two in three Amazon Prime customers (65%) say they would sign up to try a free online Amazon bank account with 2% cash back on purchases through the e-commerce site, according to a recent Bain & Co. survey of 6,000 U.S....

September 19, 2018 Mosquitos are eating plastic and contaminating food chains, according to new research

Source: Telegraph(UK)

Mosquito larvae have been observed ingesting microplastics that can be passed up the food chain, researchers said on Wednesday, potentially uncovering a new way that the polluting particles could damage the environment.

September 19, 2018 Investors are starting to worry about the economy

One in four professional investors is bracing for global growth to slow over the next year, according to a Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey published on Tuesday. That's the worst outlook in this monthly survey since December...

September 18, 2018 Almost 1 in 11 students has vaped cannabis, report says

Source: CNN

That breaks down to 12.4% of high schoolers and 4.5% of middle schoolers -- 8.9% combined -- who have ever vaped marijuana, which is on par with or higher than what previous studies have found. The data come from the 2016...

September 18, 2018 Tropics are widening as predicted by climate models, research finds

Source: Phys.org

Scientists have observed for years that the Earth's tropics are widening in connection with complex changes in climate and weather patterns. But in recent years, it appeared the widening was outpacing what models predicted,...

September 18, 2018 Report Highlights Climate Change Risks Faced by Insurance Sector

Source: Insurance Journal

A report that’s being touted as the “first important review of climate risk by an international financial standard setting body” may get the attention of the insurance community.

September 13, 2018 Can a jurisdictional approach boost sustainability?

Source: Forest News

A new report assesses outcomes for tropical forests and climate change.

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