ESG Influencers
Opioid distributors accused of fueling the national epidemic sink after offering a $10 billion settlement (ABC, MCK, CAH)   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : National Association of Attorneys General
Source: Business Insider - The offer was met with a $45 billion counter from the National Association of Attorneys General, according to Bloomberg. Any settlement would take decades to be fully paid out, people familiar ...
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SDG Knowledge Weekly: HLPF Inputs on SDGs 4, 8 and 10   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : World Economic Forum
Source: International Institute for Sustainable Development - A post by UNESCO leaders on the World Economic Forum (WEF) blog summarizes several of the statistical findings and recommendations of the companion report, noting that business as usual will not deliver global education goals....
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Wall Street slips as Huawei report adds to trade concerns   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: Reuters - (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged lower on Friday after rebounding strongly a day earlier, as investors grappled with fresh trade tensions, political turmoil in Italy and a surprise contraction in Britain’s economy. Shares of...
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WTO agrees to a Beijing request for a dispute channel on solar channels and US tariffs   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : World Trade Organization
Source: Entorno Inteligente - China filed its first complaint on the solar panel tariffs at the WTO in August 2018, arguing that the so-called “safeguard measures” were an illegal attempt to protect US producers from foreign compe The World Trade...
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A miserable Year of the Pig for China's hogs is godsend for American farmers   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Source: YAHOO! - It has since spread westwards to eastern and central Europe and eastward to Asia, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. After infecting hogs in China last year ...
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Carbon Disclosure Project 2016 Full Data   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : CSRHUB
Source: and Sustainability - CDP’s mission is to accelerate solutions to climate change by putting relevant information at the center of business and investment decisions. Investor CDP furthers that mission by requesting information on the risks and...
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Democracy dies in global governance   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.
Source: Power Line - Anne Marie Slaughter was an official in the Obama State Department. Now, she’s a professor at Princeton and head of New America (formerly the New America Foundation), a liberal think tank. Slaughter supports “global...
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A heat shield just 10 atoms thick to protect electronic devices   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : National Institute of Standards and Technology
Source: Nanowerk - (Image: National Institute of Standards and Technology) "We're looking at the heat in electronic devices in an entirely new way," Pop said. The heat we feel from smartphones or laptops is actually an inaudible form of...
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ABN, RepuTex offer new socially responsible CDO   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : RepuTex
Source: GlobalCapital - ABN Amro has launched a socially responsible CDO squared in Australia. REEF Series 1 references six CDOs, which in turn reference companies "considered to be at the forefront of social responsibility". RepuTex, Australia's...
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Oil rises 2% as recession fears recede   
(Friday - August 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: YAHOO! News - MOSCOW (Reuters) - Crude oil prices rose more than 2% on Friday, recovering from two days of declines after data showing a rise in U.S. retail sales helped to ease concerns about a recession in ...
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