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April 10, 2019 Why Hasn't Sustainable Investing Gone Viral Yet?

Source: Forbes

Let’s first look at what sustainability looks like in financial terms. In sustainable investing, the ideal scenario is when you find opportunities that produce the highest returns and have the highest positive impact.

April 9, 2019 What you need to know about a popular weed killer’s alleged link to cancer

Source: PBS

Last week, a federal jury ordered Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, to pay $80 million to a 70-year-old man with cancer who had used it for three decades on his 56 acres in Sonoma County, Calif. The jury found that Roundup was a...

April 9, 2019 World Economic Forum speakers urge governments to lead sustainability efforts

Source: Al Arabiya News

Thani Ahmed al-Zeyoudi, the Minister of Climate Change and Environment for the United Arab Emirates, said the humanitarian effects of climate change are huge, in a session held Sunday at the World ...

April 9, 2019 The EU releases guidelines to encourage ethical AI development

Source: Engadget

No technology raises ethical concerns (and outright fear) quite like artificial intelligence. And it's not just individual citizens who are worried. Facebook, Google and Stanford University have invested in AI ethics research...

April 9, 2019 When is sustainability unsustainable?

Source: The Fish Site

With a growing population putting ever greater pressure on the Earth’s resources, everyone in the food production industry needs to be working sustainably.

April 8, 2019 Durability vs. recyclability: Dueling goals in making electronics more sustainable

Source: Science Daily

The falling cost of solar power has led to a boom in recent years, with more and more photovoltaic panels popping up on rooftops and backyard solar farms around the world.

April 8, 2019 How Sustainable Is Consigning Clothing? TheRealReal Is Glad You Asked

Source: Vogue

There has been a 400 percent increase in the consumption of clothing over the past 20 years, according to data provided by TheRealReal. What happens to all of those clothes after they go out of style? The answer is not great. A...

April 8, 2019 Balancing Durability and Recyclability to Create More Sustainable Electronics

Source: Interesting Engineering

When designing and engineering sustainable technology, which is better: creating technology that is extremely durable or creating something that is potentially recyclable at the end of the product's life cycle?

April 5, 2019 Patagonia refusing to sell vests to some corporate clients that don't 'prioritize the planet'

Source: The Hill

Outdoor retailer Patagonia will no longer sell its corporate logo vests to companies it views as "ecologically damaging," a move that comes as part of the corporation's push to work with organizations that "prioritize the planet.

April 5, 2019 A governance framework for algorithmic accountability and transparency

Source: europarl.europa.eu

Transparency and accountability are both tools to promote fair algorithmic decisions by providing the foundations for obtaining recourse to meaningful explanation, correction, or ways to ascertain faults that could bring about...

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