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SPECIAL SERIES: Black Lives Matter and Beyond: Corporate Leaders Respond

Can ‘Ban the Box’ Laws Stamp Out Discrimination in Hiring?

Nearly 1 in 3 American adults has an arrest record that may appear on a routine employment background check, affecting their chances of being hired. Proponents say ‘ban-the-box’ policies, which delay background checks in the hiring process, can help. But some researchers link the policies to racial discrimination in hiring. Is ban the box to blame, or is it just another case of systemic racism?

SPECIAL SERIES: How Sustainability at Home Goes Beyond

The ReNEWW House, a Sustainable Living Laboratory

The ReNEWW House project, a partnership between Purdue University and Whirlpool Corp., turned a 1920s home near campus into a sustainable living laboratory.

The Unintended Consequences Of Trump’s 35 Percent Import Tax Proposal

In one interpretation of the scenario, Trump’s plan would reward foreign-owned companies over domestic ones. Imagine the uproar from CEOs of American firms, who would quickly point out that the supposedly ‘free’ market is now instead skewed in favor of foreign firms. Such tampering of the market is about as far away from conservative ideals as you could possibly imagine from a Republican president, and it would help neither American companies nor American consumers.

Powered By 100% Renewables, Google Sets a New Business Standard

This week, Google announced that all of its operations, including offices and data centers, will be powered by 100 percent renewables next year. Its investments have led to $3.5 billion in infrastructure spending over the past several years.

Startup Helps Mexican Artisans Plan for Their Future by Preserving Their Past

Once bustling with specialized craftsmanship, the Michoacán region of Mexico has been completely transformed in the face of new and cheaper commercialized practices from abroad. But a startup founded by a local entrepreneur is out to preserve the region’s artisanal practices while helping people make a decent living.

How to Increase the Sales Value of Your Green Business

The owners of small- and medium-sized green businesses may hope for a higher price when they opt to sell because of their exceptional brand value or reputation. But they will be disappointed unless they can make a clear business case to potential buyers according to accepted valuation methods. Here are some factors green business owners should be tracking.

SPECIAL SERIES: Progress to 2020: Tackling resource use from all angles

Can the U.S. Halve Food Waste By 2030?

In 2015, the U.S. government targeted a national 50 percent food waste reduction by 2030, its first national food waste goal. Is it achievable? Advocates say yes.

The Triple Bottom Line

At it's core, triple bottom line thinking ties the social and environmental impact of an organization’s activities to its economic performance.

Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is a longstanding concept in business management. The theory is that when employees are engaged in the company's activities, they'll work harder and stay longer, which will reduce costs. Here we explore some popular ways to keep employees engaged.

Sustainability Reporting

Here we explore the many ways companies are reporting on their sustainability, from traditional GRI-indexed sustainability reports to visually dynamic websites that update in real time.

From Farm to Factory: A 3 Part Series on Social Impacts in Apparel

In this 3-part series is underwritten by C&A Foundation, we explore how cotton, supply chain transparency and bonded labor shape the apparel supply chain and influence the clothes on our backs.

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Businesses Leaders Must Lead Fight In Battle Against Climate Change

TD Bank serves as founding sponsor for first corporate sustainability event to convene industry leaders since the U.S. Presidential Election

Global Fund for Women and C&A Foundation Collaborate to End Gender-Based Violence in the Garment Industry

Global Fund for Women is pleased to announce a new initiative with C&A Foundation and Gender at Work to eradicate gender-based violence and…

Masdar Writing Competition: Win a Trip to Abu Dhabi

The 2017 Engage Global Social Media Competition is open to all citizens across the globe 18 years of age or older. The winner…

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