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ESG/Sustainability Highlights

European stocks at highest level since 2008   
January 21, 2015 Associated Profiles : Stoxx Limited
- The Irish Times - The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index rose 0.5 per cent to 355.03 at 10:04 a.m. in London, with banks and miners leading gains among the 19 industry groups. The equity benchmark has rallied 4.5 per cent in...
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Bank of America : Corporate Social Responsibility at Bank of America: Five Years Since the Crisis   
January 21, 2015 Associated Profiles : CSRwire
- 4 Traders - One of the most important â and frankly, challenging but rewarding â parts of my job as head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Bank of America involves actively engaging with external...
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Despite Threat, Few CEOs Say Climate Change Should Be Government Focus   
January 21, 2015
Source: International Business Times - Only a fraction of CEOs worldwide say governments should make combating climate change a top priority, a survey released Tuesday indicates. The survey of more than 1,300 CEOs from 77 countries was released by...
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India to overtake China as world's fastest growing large economy - text/video   
January 21, 2015
Source: CNN Money - Sorry China, but it's time to step aside. By next year, India could be the world's fastest-growing large economy. That's the view of a growing number of economists, many of whom think China's economy will continue to slow this...
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Harry Potter fans succeed in push for fair trade chocolate treats   
January 21, 2015 Associated Profiles : TransFair USA
- Inhabitat - Thanks to the fans, Warner Brothers has guaranteed that all of their Harry Potter-themed chocolate treats will be 100 percent îFair Trade certifiedî by 2015. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowlingâs work...
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Are superfoods actually super'   
January 21, 2015 Associated Profiles : Michael Pollan
- North Jersey - "I still think that the advice from [author] îMichael Pollanî is the best: 'Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.' " So will washing down a steady diet of kale and quinoa with gallons of green tea keep...
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Pope: Failing to Care for Environment Is a Betrayal of God   
January 21, 2015
Source: Slate - Pope Francis has been wading into environmental issues during his week-long Asian tour, but he issued the strongest words on Sunday, when he said that man was betraying God’s calling by destroying nature. Or at least that’s what...
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The Danger The Planet Faces Because Human Instinct Overpowers Human Reason   
January 20, 2015
Source: Huff Post - The numbers are in. 2014 was the hottest year on Earth ever recorded (records go back to 1888). December finished it off as the hottest month ever. 6 of the months last year, in fact, hold that record. The last time a 'coldest...
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Four Principles To Create A More Credible CSR Report   
January 20, 2015
Source: CSRWire - Over several years now I have been analysing the external communication like websites and reports by some of the top 50 Global Fortune 500 companies regarding their CSR and sustainability efforts. Comparing their communication...
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Study used to bolster NY fracking ban developed by anti-fracking 'activists'   
January 20, 2015
Source: Fox News - New York state’s controversial new fracking ban was bolstered in part by research written and peer-reviewed by scientists with ties to the anti-fracking movement – drawing criticism that their views were not disclosed when the...
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