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9 Jan 2017

Ralph Lauren joins fight to ensure fabrics not damaging forests and lives

By Ellen Wulfhorst | January 9 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Fashion giant Ralph Lauren Corp, whose designs are sashayed on Hollywood’s red carpets, has unveiled plans to trace wood pulp used […]

A man talking on a mobile phone walks past a HSBC branch office in Mexico City, in this file picture taken July 27, 2012. HSBC has taken a $1.15 billion hit to cover a potential U.S. fine for lax anti-money laundering controls and to pay compensation for mis-selling products in Britain, eating into its quarterly profit, Reuters reported on November 5, 2012.Credit: REUTERS

6 Jan 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainable Financing, Carrot or Stick for the Corporate World?

9 January 2017 In this recent article by HSBC, new research indicates that lack of corporate transparency on climate remains an impediment to informed decision-making by investors.  Subsequent to publication […]

A woman carries her child as she wades through floodwaters at a flooded village in Gaibandha July 4, 2012. A new fund aims to help disaster-prone regions such as Bangladesh cope with natural disasters so they can get their lives and economies back on track more quickly and effectively. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

5 Jan 2017

Insurers paid out $50 billion for natural disasters in 2016

By Georgina Prodhan and Maria Sheahan | January 5 2017 (Reuters) Insurers paid out around $50 billion for natural disaster claims last year, almost double 2015’s payout of $27 billion, reinsurer […]

Yellow waste water that had been held behind a barrier near the abandoned Gold King Mine is seen in the Animas River in Durango, Colorado, in this picture from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department taken August 8, 2015. REUTERS/Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department/Handout

4 Jan 2017

Wedding vows a blessing for clean-up of filthy Indonesian river

By Heru Asprihanto and Angie Teo | January 4 2017 (Reuters) Only a year ago, this stretch of the Ciliwung river in Indonesia’s capital was foul-smelling and clogged by a […]

A woman works at a conveyor belt carrying eggs to packaging at Deqingyuan ecological farm on the outskirts of Beijing, China, September 10, 2015.

3 Jan 2017

U.S. scrambles to clear egg exports to bird flu-hit Korea

By Tom Polansek | January 3 2017 (Reuters) U.S. officials are urgently seeking an agreement with South Korea that would allow imports of American eggs so farmers can cash in on […]

A ship passes through the Suez Canal near Port Said, 170 km (106 miles) northeast of Cairo, March 10, 2013. Egyptian protesters torched buildings in Cairo and tried unsuccessfully to disrupt international shipping on the Suez Canal, as a court ruling on a deadly soccer riot stoked rage in a country beset by worsening security.Credit: REUTERS

21 Dec 2016

Shipping faces threat from EU of unilateral levy on carbon emissions

By Jonathan Saul | December 21 2016 (Reuters) The shipping industry faces the threat of paying a levy to the European Union on its greenhouse gas emissions as lawmakers from the bloc […]

A child in first grade uses a new laptop as part of the Canaima project at a Bolivarian school in Caracas September 23, 2009. This program, the product of an agreement between Venezuela and Portugal, is aimed at giving a laptop computer to children attending first grade in public schools across the country. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

20 Dec 2016

California adopts first U.S. energy-saving rules for computers

By Steve Gorman | December 20 2016 (Reuters) California regulators on Wednesday adopted the nation’s first mandatory energy efficiency rules for computers and monitors – devices that account for 3 […]

An Indonesian worker pushes a cart of palm oil fruits at Felda Bukit Cerakah in the district of Klang, outside Kuala Lumpur April 16, 2014. A slump in the number of Indonesian workers applying for jobs in Malaysia's palm oil sector is worsening a labour crunch that industry players say is taking a heavy toll on the export earnings of the world's second-largest grower of the edible oil. The two countries account for about 85 percent of the global output of palm oil - used in foods ranging from margarines and biscuits to instant noodles - and Indonesia's booming economy also poses a longer-term threat to its own palm oil output as urbanisation drains rural workers. Picture taken April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS COMMODITIES EMPLOYMENT) - RTR3MU8O

20 Dec 2016

Plantations seen behind more than half Malaysian Borneo deforestation

By Rozanna Latiff | December 20 2016 (Reuters) Palm oil and pulp wood companies are responsible for more than half of the rapid deforestation in the Malaysian part of Borneo […]

Emblems of VW Golf VII car are pictured in a production line at the plant of German carmaker Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, February 25, 2013. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer/File Photo - RTSKOGI

19 Dec 2016

VW agrees to pay $200 million into U.S. pollution reduction fund

By David Shepardson | December 19 2016 (Reuters) Volkswagen AG has agreed to pay more than $200 million into a fund created to cut diesel pollution, part of its agreement over about […]

A honeybee gathers nectar from a flower at a farm in the western Austrian village of Seefeld May 14, 2013.   REUTERS/ Dominic Ebenbichler

16 Dec 2016

Chemical companies pitch bug-killing options amid neonic farm bans

By Rod Nickel | December 16 2016 (Reuters) Companies that make bug-killing chemicals and natural remedies are racing to take advantage of restrictions on neonics, a type of insecticide popular with farmers […]

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