ESG Influencers
U.S. Wielding Budget Ax Sends Shudders Through World Trade Watchdog   
November 14, 2019
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - In a closed-door meeting in Geneva, a Trump administration official floated the idea that the U.S. may block the adoption of the World Trade Organization’s biennial budget, according to people in attendance. Because WTO...
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The Glass Isn’t Half Empty: Reasons To Be Optimistic About Water Issues   
November 14, 2019
Source: TriplePundit - Data from the World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct tool, which maps water stress globally, has found that 17 countries, containing a quarter of the world’s population, face “extremely high” levels of...
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Kimco Realty Recognized as Nareit's 2019 Leader in Sustainability for Retail Real Estate   
November 14, 2019
Source: Montreal News - The open-air shopping center REIT is now a two-time winner of the prestigious Leader in the Light Award, the top ESG honor for REITs JERICHO, N.Y. — Kimco Realty Corp. NYSE:KIM) has received Nareit’s prestigious 2019...
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Diplomat Pharmacy Has 'Substantial Doubt' It Can Continue Operations   
November 14, 2019
Source: YAHOO! - Shares of Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), a Flint, Michigan-based independent provider of specialty pharmacy and infusion services, plummeted more than 50% Tuesday after the company warned ...
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US SIF Opposes SEC's Proposed Changes to Rule 14a-8 and Proxy Advisors   
November 14, 2019
Source: KAKE.com - Changes would limit shareholders' ability to file resolutions at annual meetings of public companies WASHINGTON, DC, November 05, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment today...
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House panel mulls new election tech specs   
November 14, 2019
Source: Federal Computer Week - The bill would direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Science Foundation to conduct research on voting systems. To do this, NIST would select and partner with a higher education institution or...
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Rep. Sherrill Leads Bipartisan Election Security Bill   
November 14, 2019
Source: TAPinto - This bipartisan bill will give the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) new resources to conduct research to promote the security and modernization of U.S. voting...
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The Brazilian Real Sits At The Lows   
November 14, 2019
Source: Seeking Alpha - The real is having trouble recovering. Disappointment over progress by President Bolsonaro. The Brazilian stock market has done better than the currency. Coffee, sugar, and OJ are watching the real carefully. EWZ continues to...
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Next-generation Data Storage Market (12.5% CAGR) 2019-2027: Global Business Growth, Size and Forecast   
November 14, 2019
Source: MarketWatch - A World Economic Forum study predicted in April 2019 that by 2020 the entire digital universe will reach 44 zettabytes. IBM subsequently outlined that 90% of the total data was only generated in the last two years due to the...
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Green group nudges Ford to put some "eco" in its Ecosport   
November 13, 2019
Source: Green Car Reports - The Union of Concerned Scientists is trying to light a fire under Ford, calling out its Ecosport for being a little light on that first syllable. The group suggests that the current model's replacement could (and should) be...
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