Three cruise lines that have long been important to the Caribbean’s travel industry say they are helping the broader post-Hurricane Irma relief effort, using their own cruise ships to deliver supplies and evacuate both residents and tourists.
Author: Leon Kaye
A letter posted on a Florida Pizza Hut bulletin board warning employees that they risked punishment for fleeing Hurricane Irma caused plenty of buzz on social media earlier this week. It serves as a lesson on how a company’s franchisees need to be considered as integral to the company as its supply chain.
In the aftermath of Harvey and Irma, critics have pointed out that Florida’s leadership has done little to prepare the state for climate change risks – and the mainstream media has also fallen short when it comes to explaining the role climate change has had on these extreme weather events.
Amazon could over $10 billion in reduced tax breaks and other incentives for its recently-announced second headquarters, but some civic leaders question the wisdom of giving a very profitable company billions that could go to schools or infrastructure.
It turns out that ocean pollution is having an impact on more than just seafood; many sea salt brands could be contaminated by plastic particles, according to a recent study.
According to a Princeton University economist, the opioid crisis could account for as much as 20 percent of the decline in American men’s participation in the labor force.
It turns out the U.S. government is not alone when it comes to fraying its relationship with the business community. Across the pond, a leaked letter has caused more angst within the leadership of many corporate C-suites.
Mars Inc. backs up its words with action as the company promises to invest approximately $1 billion in its “Sustainable in a Generation Plan over the next several years.
A recent report concluded that food and beverage companies often face varying degrees of forced labor and slavery risks throughout their sugarcane supply chains.
A coalition of environment groups has urged the federal government to enact more cuts in biofuels production, as they claim the environmental promises promised by the Renewable Fuel Standard have failed to materialize 10 years after the program launched.
Timberland and the Smallholders Farmers Alliance have reintroduced cotton as not only a way to help revitalize the economy, but to also claw back against ongoing deforestation that has contributed to the country’s stubborn poverty.
Chariot, a San Francisco-based startup that allows commuters in four U.S. cities to find a shuttle ride with a smartphone app, believes it can complement public transportation and ridesharing options in crowded urban centers.
If the Trump Administration rolls back DACA and starts deporting 700,000 students and workers, the White House could face a louder revolt from the business community – which has a vested interest in allowing these people to stay and contribute to society and the U.S. economy.