The Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods closed earlier this week, and some prices have been significantly reduced. Is this evidence that healthful and sustainable food will become readily available to the masses?
Author: Leon Kaye
Citgo, the American oil company owned by the government of Venezuela, has been granted an exemption from recent U.S. sanctions by the Trump White House. The administration claims Citgo cannot transfer profits to its Venezuelan parent, but it turns out lobbying may have had something to do with giving the company a pass.
While companies have a critical part in assisting relief efforts with their supplies, staff and facilities, Hurricane Harvey reminds us the role that “big government” has in preparing, notifying and helping citizens during emergencies.
Tim Cook has nudged Apple to become a more active corporate citizen when it comes to the environment and social responsibility, and has been even more outspoken in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville. This mild-mannered CEO is fast becoming one of America’s most passionate speakers on social issues.
Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the greater Houston region is offering another grim reminder: the federal government’s national flood insurance program, NFIP, is going to become even more financially unsustainable — and it’s already $25M in debt.
Millions of individuals still live in slavery or other forms of forced labor. A high-level meeting in the Australian city of Perth attempted to develop global standards for more ethical and transparent labor practices within companies’ global supply chains. Unfortunately it ended with few concrete action items.
For the first time ever, Patagonia purchased television airtime. The company will run ads in Montana, Utah and Nevada, states where activists say national monuments are under threat.
According to the NGO Mighty Earth, Samsung is using proceeds from the sales of products such as Note 8 smartphones to develop palm oil plantations with some of the most notorious agribusiness interests in Indonesia.
Bringing Danny Glover onboard is another step Airbnb is taking in a move to repair its relationships with ethnic and racial minorities, who have complained of discrimination in the past. Glover will also work with the company to boost Airbnb’s presence in minority neighborhoods.
Automakers such as Ford are rallying fast and nimbly to not only stay relevant, but thrive in the near future. And this future is one of electric vehicles, self-driving cars and mobility as a service.
According to a recent report, solar power capacity not only continues to surge worldwide, but will rival the amount of nuclear power generated across the globe by the end of this year.
Beginning next year, wind power will supply the electricity needs for all of the major airports in the Netherlands. The power will amount to 200 GWh, or enough to electrify 60,000 Dutch households.
The supplement testing company LabDoor is taking on the health claims of celebrities, from right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to the Kardashian clan.
Home Depot recently announced that it would install solar panels atop at least 50 of its stores in an effort to increase the amount of renewables the company can generate nationwide.
The idea of a revenue-neutral carbon tax, introduced by GOP elders earlier this year, is slowly but surely gaining more support across the political spectrum.