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California’s Gov. Brown Meets with Ola Elvestuen, Climate Leaders Ahead of Global Action Summit

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California Gov. Jerry Brown met with international climate leaders, including fellow summit co-chair, China’s Special Representative for Climate Change Minister Xie Zhenhua, on Tuesday – the eve of the Global Climate Action Summit – and highlighted the importance of California’s landmark cap-and-trade program in keynote remarks at an event co-hosted by the by the European […]

Source: Lake County News

Published: September 12, 2018


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The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund is getting stricter on the companies it invests in

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Category: Financial / Investment

Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund has said that it expects businesses to “manage the challenges and opportunities related to sustainable uses of the ocean.” Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which manages Norway’s sovereign wealth fund on behalf of the finance ministry, said Wednesday that companies should, among other things: integrate ocean sustainability into strategy; […]

Source: CNBC

Published: September 22, 2018


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Norway 3rd in “Most Productive Countries in the World” Ranking

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Category: Culture / Lifestyle

With a new law barring work e-mail after hours, the French have honored a truth long recognized by economists: working longer hours doesn’t necessarily result in increased productivity. Mexico—the least productive of the 38 countries listed in 2015 data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)—has the world’s longest average work week at 41.2 […]

Source: Time

Published: September 22, 2018


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AmCham Sustainability Forum Kick-Off: Sustainable Business as a Driver for Growth

Category: AmCham News

For future success, you must ensure that you are running a sustainable business – for people, planet and profit. Sustainability is not simply a check box in the annual report. It is something that affects your business – and creates opportunities. Many AmCham companies have been on the journey for some time, while others are […]

Source: AmCham

Published: September 22, 2018


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Norway sends dual citizenship bill to parliament

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Category: Culture / Lifestyle

Norway’s government on Friday submitted a bill to parliament allowing Norwegians to have dual citizenship, bringing the country into line with most other countries in Europe. “As we allow double citizenship, we are ensuring that Norwegian law follows developments in a more globalised world, with more and more connections to more countries,” said Jan Tore […]

Source: The Local

Published: September 22, 2018


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