When Shell started buying leases to drill in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas in 2005, the company was betting on Americans’ thirst for any oil locked under those Arctic waters, which could replace declining crude production from Alaska’s North Slope and other onshore resources.
Flash forward eight years, and the scenario has changed dramatically. Global energy expert Amy Myers Jaffe weighs the risks and return of drilling in the arctic.
CalPERS has launched the Sustainable Investment Research Initiative aimed at advancing the pension fund’s understanding of the impact sustainability factors have on financial performance, confirmed Anne Simpson, CalPERS senior portfolio manager and director of global governance.
Is the negative stigma of crying at work wrong? Interesting piece in Inc. Mag about how an employee getting misty-eyed at the office may not necessarily be the disruptive disaster you imagine. Professor Elsbach is cited.
Can small-dollar loans paired with free financial education or rewards for saving/paying down debt truly motivate our financial choices? Dean Currall comments on two new SF startups – LendUp.com and SaveUp.com, led by bright, young, socially-conscious CEOs who believe that deploying behavioral economics can do just that.
NPR story about efforts to block the Keystone XL pipeline quotes Amy Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability: “It feels very invasive, but the reality is that it happens all around the United States. It’s not limited to just Texas . . .The bottom line is, it’s public good because we use so much oil in this country that we cannot afford in our current lifestyle to turn down infrastructure. We’re all participating in that by getting in our car.”
Starting January 1, New Securities and Exchange Commission rules, though under challenge by industry groups, are to require companies to start disclosing the use of certain conflict minerals. Professor Griffin comments on the affect that this will have on the price of affected goods as well as additional global implications.
UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Bark
Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.