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It’s Time to Tie Executive Compensation to Sustainability

Despite conflicting messages about climate change from U.S. government leaders, sustainability is getting more and more attention at American companies.

Source: Harvard Business Review

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Out of office: a guide to taking a holiday from your smartphone

The belief that you needed to be connected to the office 24/7 can lead to burnout. An expert explains how business owners can log off on holiday

Source: The Guardian

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Warren Buffett Donates Over $3 Billion In Stock To Gates Foundation, 4 Other Charities

Warren Buffett on Monday donated roughly $3.17 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities, his largest contribution in a more than decade-long plan to give away his fortune.

 
Source: Warren Buffett Donates Over $3 Billion In Stock To Gates Foundation, 4 Other Charities

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The age of The Intrapreneur

Here’s an interesting story I wrote about Intrapreneurship for the global firm Atlas Copco. Many thanks to Dr. Michael Morris Professor of Entrepreneurship at UF’s Warrington Biz School for valuable background information! The story begins on page 45: The age of the Intrapreneur

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Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s outlook shows renewables will be cheaper almost everywhere in just a few years.
Source: Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

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‘Washington can’t stop Americans’: Michael Bloomberg pledges to pay US share of Paris climate funding

US billionaire Michael Bloomberg has offered $15 million to UN efforts to tackle climate change after President Donald Trump announced he is pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord.
Source: ‘Washington can’t stop Americans’: Michael Bloomberg pledges to pay US share of Paris climate funding

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Why Trump Actually Pulled Out Of Paris

It wasn’t because of the climate, or to help American business. He needed to troll the world—and this was his best shot so far.
Source: Why Trump Actually Pulled Out Of Paris

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Donald Trump Pulls U.S. Out Of Paris Accord In Crushing Blow To Climate Fight

The United States will pull out of the Paris Agreement on combating climate change, President Donald Trump announced Thursday, a decision that makes good on one of his key campaign pledges but deals a devastating setback to international efforts to curb global warming.
“I’m fighting every day for the great people of this country,” Trump said […]

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Why Trump’s Evangelical Base Won’t Much Care If We Leave The Paris Accord

President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, a move that is unlikely to ruffle his evangelical base.
Under the terms of the deal, the U.S. cannot officially withdraw until November 2019. But in signaling an exit from the deal, Trump would make good on one of his major […]

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While You Obsessed Over Trump’s Scandals, He’s Fundamentally Changed The Country

On the morning of May 12, Attorney General Jeff Sessions revealed that he had instructed federal prosecutors to begin pursuing lengthier prison sentences for drug offenders.
It was a draconian change in approach that flew in the face of a growing bipartisan agreement on sentencing reform. “He’s completely discarded what has been an emerging consensus about […]

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Trump Quitting Paris Climate Deal Is About Ideology, Not Business

Quitting the Paris Agreement, as President Donald Trump has decided to do, will have steep political and economic costs.
But for an embattled president, it does offer one benefit: It fulfills a campaign promise popular with his base and appeases the members of his administration who are ideologically opposed to anything that smacks of globalism or […]

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The Guardian view on a trustworthy web: it’s up to us | Editorial

Editorial: Global internet companies have become a sophisticated and target-driven industry. Sir Tim Berners-Lee is right to warn about their power but not entirely right about what to do about them
Source: The Guardian view on a trustworthy web: it’s up to us | Editorial

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France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels | CSGlobe

A new law recently passed in France mandates that all new buildings that are built in commercial zones in France must be partially covered in either plants
Source: France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels | CSGlobe

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The Tesla Solar Roof Finally Has a Price

Wednesday, Tesla opened up orders for its long-anticipated solar roof, along with competitive pricing and a way to calculate the cost for specific homes.

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Trump’s EPA Greenlights a Nasty Chemical. A Month Later, It Poisons a Bunch of Farmworkers.

On May 5, more than 50 farmworkers outside of Bakersfield, California, were exposed to a highly toxic pesticide that apparently drifted from a nearby field—at a high enough level that “twelve people reported symptoms of vomiting [and] nausea and one person fainted,” reports the television news station Kern Golden Empire. “An additional twelve workers did […]

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China Proposes Major Green Investment Amid U.S. Retreat From Climate Change

President Xi Jinping wants to establish “China’s new world order.” It doesn’t include the U.S.
In a sweeping foreign policy address on Sunday, Chinese President Xi Jinping promised to invest in clean energy, build scientific coalitions, and support other countries’ efforts to adapt to climate change.
source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/china-climate-change-xi-jinping_us_5919c109e4b0fe039b3646ca?4y5

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Free Cash in Finland. Must Be Jobless.

OULU, Finland — No one would confuse this frigid corner of northern Finland with Silicon Valley. Notched in low pine forests just 100 miles below the Arctic Circle, Oulu seems more likely to achieve dominance at herding reindeer than at nurturing technology start-ups… But this city has roots as a hub for wireless communications, and […]

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Patagonia Had $10 Million In Sales On Black Friday And Is Donating Every Cent To Save The Planet

Patagonia saw an astounding $10 million in Black Friday sales  ― five times its own expectations ― and, as promised, will donate every cent toward helping save the environment.… The high-end outdoor apparel and gear retailer announced the record-breaking haul Monday, saying the “enormous love” its customers showed to the planet will benefit hundreds of grassroots environmental […]

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A Sustainable Food System Could Be A Trillion-Dollar Global Windfall

The (flagship report) claims that taking a sustainable approach to the world’s food and agriculture challenges, like hunger, food waste and environmental degradation, could lead to new business opportunities totaling an annual $2.3 trillion — and 80 million new jobs — by 2030, based on an analysis of of industry reports and academic literature… That […]

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Patagonia Wants You to Vote and so Does Cinema Verde

Patagonia said Friday it plans to shut down most of its operations on Nov. 8 in hopes of spurring its customers and employees to vote… Patagonia also gave $200,000 to two nonprofits: NextGen Climate, founded by the billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, and HeadCount, a group that registers voters at concerts. In all, the company said it […]

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