As Walmart shutters more locations, the evidence suggests that communities left behind could find themselves in a worse economic lurch than when the company’s stores first opened.
Author: Leon Kaye
Mars Inc. recently launched The Farmer Income Lab, intended to be a “think tank” to ensure that global supply chains work for both small farmers and businesses.
The pharmaceutical giant GSK recently announced that a new version of its Synflorix pneumonia vaccine, which does not require refrigeration, is close to gaining full approval worldwide. The company will distribute 720 million doses by the mid-2020s.
Levanta Coffee describes itself as a “socially-innovative start-up” that can spark much better economic opportunities for the coffee farmers in Honduras with its “social microlot model” – one that will pay farmers 50 percent more than typical prices.
Gap Inc. has recently announced that it is doubling the size of its paid internship program, with 1,200 workers completing a 10-week stint at stores in the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom. Given the proliferation of unpaid internships, the retailer’s announcement is newsworthy.
19 aquariums across the U.S. are joining forces to raise awareness and push society into finding innovative alternatives to single-use plastics in a bid to reduce ocean pollution.
Volvo Car Group announced last week that in 2019, every model rolling off the automakers’ assembly line will, at a minimum, be partly powered by an electric battery system.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York fined the arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby $3 million for its role in the smuggling of over 5,500 antiquities illegally smuggled out of Iraq.
A recent report reveals Brazil is becoming more aggressive about being a major player in the global palm oil industry. While this development raises fears that deforestation in Brazil could accelerate, some NGOs insist that a boost in Brazil’s palm oil production could be a net positive for the environment.
GM’s CEO Mary Barra announced last week that the automaker would donate $850,000 to four non-profits in order to boost the number of girls and young women studying STEM-related fields.
SPECIAL SERIES: Responsible Forestry
The forests of the U.S. South provide companies’ paper supplies, but growth is threatening many of these lands. WWF’s Global Forest and Trade Network brings together companies, suppliers and non-profits to share ideas on how to increase the supply of sustainable pulp and paper for the benefit of people, profit and the planet.
According to Elon Musk, the much-anticipated Tesla Model 3 will roll off the assembly line on Friday. Musk announced on Twitter that the first 30 units will be presented to their new owners on July 28.
The meteoric growth of the global shrimp industry has an ugly side. The increase in shrimp farms worldwide has been tied to environmental degradation and human rights violations. But the World Wildlife Fund has a fix to recommend.
Despite improvements across the apparel industry’s global supply chain, viscose, also known as rayon, is causing numerous problems, including environmental degradation and increased risks to public health in nations including India, Indonesia and China.