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2014-04-07 08:23:25

BOSTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainability advocacy group Ceres, in collaboration with BlackRock and other major institutional investors across the globe, announced an initiative to engage global stock exchanges, via the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), on a uniform standard for sustainability reporting by all exchange members. The group released the Investor Listing Standards Proposal: Recommendations for Stock Exchange Requirements on Corporate Sustainability...

2014-03-20 12:26:16

Withdrawal of Shareholder Proposal Seeking Disclosure on Stranded Carbon Assets Leads to Agreement with Largest U.S. Oil and Gas Producer NEW YORK, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to a shareholder resolution, ExxonMobil (XOM) - the largest U.S. energy company, for the first time ever has agreed to publish a Carbon Asset Risk report on the Company website describing how it assesses the risk of stranded assets from climate change. The report will provide...

2013-06-27 23:19:08

If widely deployed, information and communication technologies could help federal agencies meet half of their goals for cutting greenhouse gas emissions and could save more than $5 billion in energy costs through 2020, according to new report by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Federal agencies could achieve significant savings – of energy and money – through expanded use of information and communication technologies, according to a...

2012-12-14 15:11:21

The insurance industry, the world's largest business with $4.6 trillion in revenues, is making larger efforts to manage climate change-related risks, according to a new study published today in the journal Science. "Weather- and climate-related insurance losses today average $50 billion a year. These losses have more than doubled each decade since the 1980s, adjusted for inflation," says the study's author Evan Mills, a scientist in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)'s...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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