ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES | CARBON MANAGEMENT
A report published in the journal Nature Climate Change warns that worsening climate change impacts could lead to dramatic increases in the social cost of carbon unless short-term mitigation measures are taken.
SHAREOWNER ACTION | CORPORATE REPORTING | OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY
Invigorated shareowner engagement in the UK leads to resolutions requesting that the two companies with the largest carbon footprints in the FTSE 100 report on strategies to address climate change.
SHAREOWNER ACTION | HUMAN RIGHTS
A briefing by Oxfam reveals that lobbying on budget and tax issues in the US has contributed to enabling the richest 1% of people in the world to compile 48% of global wealth, a percentage that is likely to exceed 50% by 2016.
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES | CARBON MANAGEMENT | OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY
After assurances by by Republican leader McConnell that all amendments to a bill to approve the Keystone pipeline will be voted on, the Senate votes not to vote on amendment submitted by Senator Sanders of Vermont. Second of a two-part series.
SHAREOWNER ACTION | CORPORATE GOVERNANCE | FINANCIAL INDUSTRY
The Republican majority votes to roll back key elements of the Dodd-Frank bill, and Bernie Sanders introduces an amendment to force Senators to vote on whether or not they believe the science of climate change. First of a two-part series.
SOCIAL ISSUES | HUMAN RIGHTS | HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Forum News Service publishes expose on human trafficking in the Oil Patch in western North Dakota, while the New York Times reports on corruption and murder on Native American reservation there.
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