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November 30, 2021 Longer seasons and smarter travel could make sports more sustainable

Source: Popular Science

A new study in Environmental Science & Technology investigated climate solutions in professional sport based travel, examining how different leagues across North America contributed to greenhouse gas emissions. Estimated...

November 30, 2021 Inflation surges globally, putting households and businesses in a pinch

Source: Fox News

From appliance stores in the United States to food markets in Hungary and gas stations in Poland, rising consumer prices fueled by high energy costs and supply chain disruptions are putting a pinch on households and businesses...

November 30, 2021 Gottlieb: 'A pretty good degree of confidence' people with three doses are protected from omicron

Source: The Hill

Former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Sunday said vaccine developers have "a pretty good degree of confidence” that fully vaccinated individuals who have received a COVID-19 booster are...

November 30, 2021 Why Volkswagen Is Beating Tesla In Europe

Source: CNBC/YouTube

n the U.S., Tesla dominates the conversation around electric vehicles, but in Europe, it’s a different story. Germany-based Volkswagen Group has risen from the ashes of its 2015 emissions scandal to become the EV market leader in...

November 29, 2021 Time for better consumer safeguards in S'pore over 'greenwashing' products that are not sustainable

Source: Today

At a recent Youth4Climate forum in Milan, a prelude to the COP26 climate summit, Swedish youth activist Greta Thunberg chastised world leaders for paying lip service to the grandiose plans that they have announced for the...

November 29, 2021 Fauci says US must prepare for omicron variant: 'Inevitably it will be here'

Source: ABC News

"We all know when you have a virus that has already gone to multiple countries, inevitably it will be here," Fauci told ABC's "This Week" anchor George Stephanopoulos. "The question is, will we be prepared for it?"

November 29, 2021 U.S. inflation is one of the highest in the world

Source: Fortune

Inflation has taken its toll on much of the world recently, but the United States has stood out as one of the most affected in the last few months.

November 29, 2021 ‘Wake up’: markets warn central banks to get a grip on inflation

Source: The Guardian

inancial markets fear the world’s leading central banks are risking “economic disaster” by misjudging the threat of rising inflation and not turning off the stimulus taps that have flooded the global economy with money.

November 24, 2021 ESG investing has a sustainability blind spot: supply chains

Source: Fast Company

When ESG rating agencies ignore supply chains, companies can cherry-pick what performance measures to report, boosting their sustainability and social ratings and hiding their ‘bad’ supply chain partners.

November 24, 2021 Transparency of ESG investment ratings faces regulatory scrutiny

Source: Reuters

Market regulators set out a global framework on Tuesday to police environment, social and governance (ESG) investment ratings and help combat 'greenwashing' in the fast-growing, multi-trillion dollar sector.

November 24, 2021 Not just the supply chain: Going green is hiking prices, too

Source: CNN Business

Investors have increasingly been looking to back companies that support sustainable environmental, social and governance practices. But some may be ignoring the impact the so-called "greenification" of the global economy is...

November 24, 2021 Oil, gas prices rise as market rejects tapping reserves

Source: Fox News

"While that might seem like a good idea history has proven that the release will only have a short-term impact on prices and is an open declaration of an oil war with the OPEC Plus cartel. Oil reserves are meant for emergencies...

November 23, 2021 Former Unilever CEO Paul Polman Says Aiming for Sustainability Isn’t Good Enough—The Goal Is Much Higher

Source: Harvard Business Review

How can a company profit from solving the world’s problems, not from creating them? Is the world better off because your business is in it, or not? These are some of the fundamental questions that Paul Polman, former CEO of...

November 23, 2021 Here’s what Jerome Powell’s second term as Fed chair means to you

Source: CNBC

President Joe Biden announced Monday that he is nominating Jerome Powell for a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve, which means Americans can expect the U.S. central bank to maintain its patient stance on inflation and...

November 23, 2021 China sets stage for easier monetary policy as central bank deletes language from new report

Source: CNBC

The People’s Bank of China has kept monetary policy little changed since China shook off the worst of the pandemic’s impact last year. Economic growth has slowed in the last several months amid a regulatory crackdown on the...

November 22, 2021 Countries are overusing natural resources faster than is sustainable — even the greener ones

Source: ZME

Delivering on people’s needs while taking care of the environment can be achieved, and that’s the whole point of sustainable development. But that’s not what we’ve been doing so far, according to a new study.

November 22, 2021 Europe’s energy freakout

Source: Politico

Energy prices soared to the top of the political agenda last month — even being discussed by EU leaders. The reason was an unexpected surge in natural gas prices coupled with sluggish renewable energy production.

November 22, 2021 The unexpected surge in inflation, in charts

Source: FT

High and rising inflation is fast becoming a global trend as the combination of surging energy costs, strong demand and supply chain disruptions continue to push up prices by more than economists expected only a few months ago.

November 19, 2021 U.S. economy regaining speed as unemployment claims fall; manufacturing surges

Source: Reuters

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell close to pre-pandemic levels last week as the labor market recovery continues, though a shortage of workers remains an obstacle to faster job growth.

November 19, 2021 Analysis-Will gasoline prices drop in 2022? It depends on OPEC and U.S. shale

Source: Reuters/

Whether fuel pump prices fall in 2022 depends on two groups of producers who are struggling to increase oil output in the wake of the pandemic: OPEC and its allies and U.S. shale firms.

November 19, 2021 U.S. to buy 10 mln courses of Pfizer's COVID-19 pill for $5.3 bln

Source: Reuters

Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) said on Thursday the U.S. government would pay $5.29 billion for 10 million courses of its experimental COVID-19 antiviral drug, as the country rushes to secure promising oral treatments for the disease.

November 18, 2021 Commentary - Here's when high inflation will come to an end

Source: CNN Business

We can't catch a break. Since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in the spring of 2020, the United States has suffered hundreds of thousands of deaths due to the virus and lost millions of jobs. There was much hope the pandemic would...

November 18, 2021 Growth, jobs and inflation clash in Biden Fed choice

Source: Reuters

U.S. President Joe Biden's nominee as the next chair of the Federal Reserve, expected as soon as this week, will inherit an economy headed for the fastest annual growth in a generation with wage increases flowing to the...

November 17, 2021 Fed officials say high inflation weighing on consumers and needs to be controlled

Source: Reuters

Federal Reserve officials said on Tuesday they are vigilant of the ways that higher inflation can affect U.S. households and dampen consumer sentiment and want to get it under control.

November 17, 2021 The Surprising Reason That Allocators Are Embracing ESG

Source: Institutional Investor

A recent survey of a “wide swath” of asset owners shows that pressure from their respective boards is the primary reason they’re working to incorporate environmental, social, and governance measures into the investment process.

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