Global Current Issues and Trends: February 2018

Global Current Issues and Trends:  February 2018 Total US nonfarm payroll employment rose by 200,000 jobs while December’s and November’s totals were revised down by 24,000.  After these revisions job gains have averaged 192,000 over the past 3 months.  The national unemployment rate remains at 4.1%.  In 2016, job gains …

Global Current Issues and Trends: January 2018

Global Current Issues and Trends:  January 2018   Total US nonfarm payroll employment in December increased by 148,000 less than most forecasters expected.  Revisions for October and November combined were 9,000 less than previously reported.  The national unemployment rate remains at 4.1%.  In 2016, job gains totaled 2.2 million, compared …

Make Climate Disclosure Fly

Subject: New 2DII/Oxford Smith School Report: Make Climate Disclosure Fly Today we are happy to publish our joint submission to the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), in collaboration with our research partners at the Sustainable Finance Programme at the University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise …

Atlantic Council evaluates economic and security risks of IoT

Risk Nexus: Overcome by cyber risks? Economic benefits and costs of alternate cyber futures Atlantic Council, September 2015 Summary Full Report Smart Home Technology Information: technology and legal professionals talked about the benefits of “smart home” technologies as well as the potential risks they pose in the areas of security …

Green Transition Scoreboard Global Total Now $7.13 Trillion

Ethical Markets focuses on transition management’s top priority: ending externalities Download Full Report St. Augustine, April 22, 2016 – Ethical Markets Media welcomes Earth Day with a stunning new total for its Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS). As of Q4 2015, the GTS totals $7.13 TRILLION cumulative in non-government investments and …

OTA Reports Reissued as Smoking Guns Confirming Science Denying and Anti-Intellectualism in US Congress

Ethical Markets and Library Press @UF reprint OTA’s Assessment of Technology for Local Development from 1981 with new foreword, introduction and endorsements St. Augustine, FL, March 14, 2016 ~ The 35th Anniversary of the report An Assessment of Technology for Local Development celebrates the perspicacity which US scientists and policy …

Mapping the Gap: The Road From Paris

In “Mapping the Gap: The Road From Paris”, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Ceres and Ken Locklin have collaborated to more closely examine total volumes of capital that will be required to fund clean energy power project development in the electric sector over the next 25 years.   The report includes …

The Natural Gas Gamble

The U.S. electricity sector is in the midst of a major change, as power producers shift away from coal to natural gas as their primary fuel. Download the full report here: http://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2015/03/natural-gas-gamble-full-report.pdf

Business Growth in an Era of Water Scarcity

webinar by Trucost and Ecolab,  17 February 2015, Arizona State University At our current pace of production, businesses will need 40 percent more water to feed, clothe and house two billion more middle class consumers in the next two decades. This conversation explores perspectives on strategies for making the business …