ESG Influencers
New Mexico city aims to keep open coal-fired power plant   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: SFGate - FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Farmington city officials on Friday signed an agreement with a company that proposes outfitting the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station with carbon-capture technology in an effort to extend the...
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MF Wrap: Activism in corporate governance through proxy voting and institutional votes   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.
Source: moneycontrol.com - Though corporate governance has been an oft-repeated theme, a lack of adequate governance practices has shown its turbulence effects in the ILFS default saga, with company directors failing in due diligence with suspicious nexus...
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U.S. Farmers Plant Crops You Won't Eat in Climate Change Fight   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Bloomberg - Karen Stillerman, a senior analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, says that there’s still a lot to learn on the topic so future research and technical assistance for farmers should ”seek to minimize any...
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'Something does not compute': A prominent chief economist explains why conflicting signals in the stock and bond markets are 'very dangerous'   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: Business Insider - Stocks and bonds are supposed to behave differently. After all, the incongruent relationship is meant to provide a hedge to investors that aren't interested in bearing the turmoil that comes with one-sided exposure. What's good...
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No industry will be impacted by climate change worse than agriculture   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Source: The Hill - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that by 2050, 49 percent more food will need to be produced compared to 2012 global production. Add to this the fact ...
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Wells Group Parachutes in with CFO and COO Services, Ensuring Governance Never Lapses   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.
Source: YAHOO! - Many young companies have almost all the right ingredients for success. But without a capable Chief Financial Officer or Chief Operating Officer in place, there is a serious risk a business will ...
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Scooter start-up promised to serve a whole city. Then it cut out two poor areas   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: Los Angeles Times - Like 11 other dockless e-scooter companies, Scoot Networks was eager to obtain a coveted permit to do business in San Francisco. In its application, the start-up promised it would “serve more of San Francisco than other...
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WTO: Did Everyone Lose the Battle of Seattle'   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : World Trade Organization
Source: Crosscut - Twenty years ago this November, the world’s attention turned to Seattle where a meeting of the World Trade Organization was disrupted by thousands of protesters who filled the city’s streets.
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Around 1 million square feet of sea ice melted in July as the globe experienced its hottest month in history   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Business Insider - New data confirmed that July 2019 was the hottest month in history, and Arctic and Antarctic sea ice were at their lowest levels for July.
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WTO Reports Weakening Global Trade in Goods   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : World Trade Organization
Source: 24/7 Wall St. on MSN.com - The World Trade Organization (WTO) on Thursday published its Goods Trade Barometer, a revamped version of its World Trade Outlook Indicator. By any name, the news is not encouraging. © Provided by 24/7 Wall Street, LLC...
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