Author: Gina-Marie Cheeseman
The Hard Rock Cafe in London — which houses an Eric Clapton guitar and one of Madonna’s credit cards — is turning to tech to address its food waste problem. The iconic restaurant installed the Eco-Safe food waste digester by BioHiTech Global to cut costs and divert organic material from local landfills. The food waste digester not only … Continued
When workers rise to low-level management, they are often transitioned to a salary pay structure. For many, this means working 50 hours a week or more without being paid overtime. A new rule from the Department of Labor seeks to change that.
Starbucks issued $500 million worth of notes whose proceeds will benefit its sustainability programs in coffee-growing regions. Called Senior Notes, they include the first U.S. corporate sustainability bond.
Creators of the 3-D printer promised to deliver it for $100 to Kickstarter backers by March 2014. The Peachy Printer raised over $650,000. But backers never received their 3-D printers, and funds haven’t been returned to them.
“For a long time, we assumed that the poor could not be trusted to make decisions for themselves,” said Michael Faye, co-founder of GiveDirecty, an NGO guaranteeing a basic income to poor Kenyans through direct-cash transfers. “And we sent them goats, and we sent them cows and food stamps and so on. And as it turns out, the poor are quite good at making decisions for themselves.”
In 2015, the share of incoming female CEOs fell to 2.8 percent, the lowest since 2011. In North America, the news is even worse news — where only one of 87 CEO slots to vacate last year was filled by a woman.
Pemex, Mexico’s state-owned oil company, is plagued with financial problems. And in yet another failure to ensure worker safety, an explosion at one of its oil facilities claimed 30 lives last week.
Here comes some disturbing news: Glyphosate residues are “widely distributed” in breakfast foods such as bagels, breakfast cereals and eggs, according to a new report.
This month, two more companies — Walmart and Darden Restaurants — announced plans to make their egg supply chains cage-free. The announcements are indicative of a trend among companies away from battery cages. And consumer pressure is driving the shift, experts told 3p.
By now you’ve likely heard about Peabody Energy’s bankruptcy filing. It’s been called “a harbinger of the end of the fossil fuel era” and the “most powerful convulsion yet in an industry that’s still waiting for the coal market to bottom out.” But should we really care about the filing, or is this albatross overblown?
Fossil fuel companies just can’t seem to get away with dodgy dealings when it comes to climate change. Building on prior investigations, a group of 17 attorneys general are now looking into top firms’ backing of climate denial.