Concerns over environmental and social sustainability challenges are the the fastest growing cause behind today’s shareholder proposals, suggests a Harvard Business School study.
Author: Leon Kaye
In what Greenpeace calls its third annual “Detox Catwalk,” the environmental organization lauds the companies making a change, while rattling the cages of companies it believes are doing nothing.
New Yorkers can now score a two-week unlimited UberPool commuting fare card for just $49. That makes Uber rides around much of Manhattan cheaper than taking the city’s venerable subway.
Rainforest Action Network released an animated video on Facebook earlier this week that highlights its beef with the palm oil industry. The clear and concise video reveals unsettling details, including what the NGO calls endemic human rights abuses such as child labor.
On Tuesday, Bank of America pledged $40 million to support youth-development initiatives like summer internships, skills trainings and leadership programs.
U.S. immigration policy is focused on an outdated model — one that categorizes people into two groups: those from Mexico and “other than Mexico.” It is hardly a way to cope with the country’s economic needs and does little to embolden its leadership in the world.
According to researchers at the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, China’s 13th five-year plan reads as a modern-day sequel to the 2001 movie espionage “Spy Game.”
An international trade court ruled against Philip Morris in the company’s lawsuit against the government of Uruguay over tobacco-labeling rules. The tobacco giant must pay Uruguay’s government $7 million in damages, along with all litigation costs, the panel ruled.
Some aren’t happy with the way Tesla and its co-founder, Elon Musk, are responding to a fatal accident involving the company’s autonomous-driving technology. If Tesla hopes to stamp out skepticism among investors and the public, a social media pivot is in order, argues 3p’s Leon Kaye.
Unfortunately for Louise Linton’s future career prospects, the reception of her self-published book about a voluntourism stint in Zambia did not go well. Critics accused of her of describing a crassly fictionalized version of life in sub-Saharan Africa, and before long the hashtag #LintonLies was trending on Twitter.
WhiteWave, best known for its Silk brand of non-dairy beverages, Earthbound Farms salad mixes and Horizon organic milk, offers Danone an opportunity to bolster its presence in North America and emerging markets.
According to a Norwegian energy consultancy, the U.S. edges out Russia by just over 3 percent and holds the mantle of having the world’s largest oil reserves.
On paper, the Tesla-SolarCity deal is one that is easy for Wall Street analysts and business school students to pick apart. But in the long term, we could see the rise of a formidable company as solar power and energy storage get more efficient and cheaper.
In a recent op-ed, writer Akilah Hughes called for advertisers to stop sponsoring Buzzfeed’s YouTube channel over accusations that the site is a cauldron of pilfered content and stolen ideas.