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What is Wall Street’s Frat Boy Culture Doing to Our Planet?

There has been a longstanding urban legend about Wall Street being a good ole boys’ club, sexist and exclusive with a cornucopia of decadent rewards for those on the inside, rewards that a recent blockbuster film has done much to sensationalize. A Bloomberg article last week revealed that much of this is indeed, factual, and is directly linked to college fraternity culture.

Lawmakers Act to Raise European Carbon Price

An approval of the EU Parliament to temporarily reduce supply in the EU carbon market marks a turning point for the scheme. Lawmakers in the EU have taken the first step towards systemic change of the carbon market. Following similar moves in other carbon markets, this measure reflects an intention of policy makers to guide carbon prices towards desired levels.

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2013’s Best Sharing Economy Concepts

Critics said the sharing economy wouldn’t last. Worse, many said it wouldn’t make an impact. But 2013 was clearly a successful year for lodging, transportation and crowdfunding companies that thrived on the collective spirit of community. We’ve amassed a short list of our favorite concepts. Take a look and then leave a comment telling us yours.

Resolution 2014: Make My Investment Portfolio Responsible

Sustainable and responsible investing is an investment discipline that considers environmental, social and corporate governance criteria (ESG) to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact.

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New Solar Panel Sensor Addresses Fire Risk

A German company has come up with a new fuse that will shut down a solar panel in cases of fire or excessive heat. That’s great news for first responders – and for property owners.

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3 Ways to Cure the Inefficiencies of Gift Giving

The holiday season is the most wasteful time of the year. Americans throw away 25 percent more trash during the Thanksgiving to New Year’s holiday period than any other time of the year. What’s worse, we buy each other presents that do a lousy job of maximizing our happiness.

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640,000+ Favorable Comments on SEC Petition for Greater Corporate Political Transparency

In 2011, ten professors of law sent a petition to the SEC, urging it to require corporations to disclose all significant political spending so shareholders can hold their companies accountable. As of last month, the petition already had garnered more than 640,000 comments – 99.7 percent of which were in support of greater transparency.