Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) – an international multi-stakeholder organization headquartered in Amsterdam - will hold its Global Conference on Sustainability and Reporting from 22-24 May in Amsterdam.
The latest version of GRI’s Sustainability Guidelines will be presented to over 1500 international attendees consisting of investors, governmental representatives, the business community and civil society. The fourth generation (“G4”) will shape the future of corporate reporting by helping companies to disclose their most material sustainability impacts and how to become better businesses. Peter Westra, President of GRI’s office in the USA, sounds the closing gong after a meeting at NYSE Euronext Amsterdam on how to steer financial markets, business and larger society into a sustainable global economy.
California-based Pacific Coast Oil Trust (NYSE: ROYT) will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Tuesday, May 21 to mark the one year anniversary of the company's initial public offering on the NYSE. Pacific Coast Oil Trust began trading on the NYSE on May 8, 2012. CEO Randall Breitenbach and President Hal Washburn, joined by members of Pacific Coast Oil Trust's management team, will ring the NYSE Opening Bell to celebrate the occasion.
Pacific Coast Oil Trust, a perpetual royalty trust formed by Pacific Coast Energy Company LP, owns net profits interests in producing and non-producing onshore California oil fields in the Los and Angeles and Santa Maria Basins. The long producing histories of these basins provide for well-established production profiles and increased certainty of production estimates...
From The Trading Floor: Stocks opened in positive territory this morning, boosted by strong earnings from the likes of Home Depot and ahead of the Fed Chairman’s testimony before Congress tomorrow
There are no major economic releases this morning
Goldman Sachs lifted its forecasts for the S&P 500 (SPY) Monday, as David Kostin and company now say they expect the index to gain 5% by year-end to 1,750, 9% to 1,900 in 2014, and 10% to 2,100 in 2015
Home Depot reported strong first quarter earnings this morning, coming in at $0.83 per share versus estimates for $0.77. Revenues were $19.1 billion, topping estimates for $18.69 billion
Speeches by Fed vice chairman William Dudley and Saint Louis Fed President Bullard are later today. Investors will look for an early indication as to whether Bernanke's testimony will signify a reduction or end to monetary easing
Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 4 points and S&P futures are trading down 2 points. Investors are taking a pause with expectations of a correction, amid speculation the Federal Reserve might scale back on its bond-buying program. Comments by several Fed officials indicate the central bank should begin to taper its ultra-loose monetary program, as the US economy is forecasted to start growing faster towards the end of the second half of 2013. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, euro zone economies continue to lag, while developing countries showed growth in the first quarter.
On the economic calendar today, no reports are due to be released. St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President, James Bullard will be speaking on monetary policy in a low rate environment, in Frankfurt.
The dollar is up against the euro and the British...
CEO Rob Zandbergen, CFO Leen Geirnaerdt and Corporate Director of IR Dirk Veerman of international HR services provider USG People sound the gong to mark Interim Staff Day.
USG People has been active in the HR services market for 40 years, providing a variety of flexible staffing solutions to meet HR demands. USG People does this for both not-for-profit and for-profit organisations in the Netherlands and nine other European countries. The brands that provide these HR solutions are Start People, Unique, Secretary Plus, Technicum and USG Professionals.
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