By Maitane Sardon
Walmart Inc. (WMT) released its first dedicated environmental, social and governance report after receiving calls from stakeholders to provide a concise view of its ESG priorities, a move that reflects the mounting pressure placed on companies to increase transparency over their practices.
The global retail giant,...http://www.marketscreener.com/WAL-MART-STORES-4841/news/Wal-Mart-Stores-Walmart-Gives-Carbon-Stance-Update-With-First-ESG-Dedicat [...]
Some states receive an outsized share of federal fire protection money, new research suggests.
The federal government considers many factors when dividing money nationwide to prevent structure fires. The key driver, however, is economic losses—for example, the greater the cost of fire within a state, the more aid that state is likely to receive.
A new model emphasizes an additional factor: the losses associated with human fatalities and injuries. That tweak throws the current system off-track. [...]