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Will Sea-Level Rise Kill Coastal Florida’s Housing Market?

Coastal Florida’s housing market could collapse even before sea-level rise becomes a huge problem. Threats to drinking water supplies and insurance companies’ refusal to underwrite home policies are among the challenges this region must face sooner rather than later.

Proposed Bill in Congress Would Silence Activist Investors

A new bill in Congress would all but eliminate the shareholder proposal, a favorite tactic of activist shareholders. The proposals can push companies to change their business practices related to human rights, the environment, executive pay and lobbying.

Tesla Charges Into the Trucking Industry

Tesla will introduce three new all-electric vehicles in the coming months, including two that excited investors: a semi truck debuting in September and a pickup set to roll out two years from now at the latest.

Big Data Comes to Financial and Sustainability Reporting Frameworks

The business world — historically more concerned with financial reporting — is increasingly realizing that measurement and tracking of non-financial resources helps identify risks and opportunities that can greatly affect a company’s ability to create and preserve long-term value.

Looking Ahead: 8 Characteristics of Bold Sustainability Leadership

In a year underlined by uncertainty, there has never been a more crucial time to start mapping your sustainability strategy – one that can withstand political and economic headwinds, is measurable and intentional, and can help your business grow resiliently. Where will you begin? Mia Overall of Futerra offers eight tips.

Low-Carbon Policies Create Jobs and Spur a Healthy Economy

Some say low-carbon policies are job killers that leave blue-collar workers behind. But in this day of he said/she said and fake news, let’s look at the facts regarding job creation and losses in relation to low-carbon economic policies.

Business Groups Threaten Shareholders’ Right to File Proposals

In February, the Business Roundtable, a group representing the some of the most powerful CEOs in corporate America, delivered a regulatory hit list to a sympathetic White House. Within that roster was a pitch to decimate the regulatory provisions that allow small shareholders a voice in corporate governance.

Could the Rise of ‘Shadow Banks’ Put the U.S. Economy At Risk?

‘Shadow banking’ refers to nonbank financial services that fall beyond the scope of traditional regulation — everything from hedge funds to fintech services like Quicken Loans. These companies are quickly carving out market share, and some experts say it exposes the U.S. economy to undue risk.