ESG Influencers
Venice Unveils Lineup for This Year’s Socially Distanced Film Festival   
August 02, 2020
Source: Vulture - A very optimistic film festival has announced its lineup. The 2020 Venice Film Festival is moving ahead with its three main selections: Venezia 77, Out of Competition, and Horizons. The Venezia 77 ...
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Giant energy cos. Chevron, Exxon, Shell, Phillips 66 report Q2 losses   
August 02, 2020
Source: The Business Journals - In case you missed it, some of the largest companies in the oil and gas industry reported second-quarter financial results. Not surprisingly, all reported losses — but some were much deeper than others.
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Western Growers AgTech, Canadian center form partnership   
August 02, 2020
Source: The Packer - The Government of Canada is the first international partner of the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology. The tech center, Salinas, Calif., is an incubator for ag-tech companies ...
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California lawmakers advance 3 bills spurred by coronavirus   
August 02, 2020
Source: KCRA - It is opposed by a coalition of employer organizations, including the California Grocers Association and the Western Growers Association. They argued that the requirement should be allowed to ...
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COVID-19 Crushes U.S. Economy in Second Quarter; Rising Virus Cases Loom Over Recovery   
August 02, 2020
Source: U.S. News & World Report - The U.S. economy likely contracted at its steepest pace since the Great Depression in the second quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic destroyed consumer and business spending, potentially wiping out more than five years of growth.
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Bloomberg New Economy: Can the World Trade Organization Be Saved'   
August 02, 2020
Source: Bloomberg - Can the World Trade Organization be saved, or should it be dumped once and for all' I put that question this week to Charlene Barshefsky, the former U.S. Trade Representative who negotiated China’s entry into the global...
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US consumer confidence dims in July as virus intensifies   
August 02, 2020
Source: Yahoo! News - The Conference Board research firm said its consumer confidence index fell to 92.6 from 98.3 in June, worse than analysts expected amid a surge in coronavirus cases nationwide that has hampered the tentative economic recovery....
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The Post-Covid "Great Global Reset"   
August 02, 2020
Source: OpEdNews - The World Economic Forum (WEF) has just made a grandiose discovery and declared (21 July 2020) under the alarming title 'This is now the world's greatest threat - and it's not coronavirus'.
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Spot Gold Snaps Nine-Day Rally That Saw Metal Rise to a Record   
August 02, 2020
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - Gold retreated after a nine-day rally that included a record high as positive results from a vaccine study curbed demand for the metal as a haven, spurring investors to cash in recent gains.
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Marine Stewardship Council Sustainability Certification Suspension Amidst Sustainable Management of Fishery   
August 02, 2020
Source: Business Wire - The Maine Certified Sustainable Lobster Association (MCSLA) announced today that its Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification will be suspended
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