Since October is Fair Trade Month, this week we tip our hats to major food and grocery companies making a shift to ethical sourcing. Did your favorite brand make the list?
Author: Mary Mazzoni
The United States remains the only industrialized nation that does not mandate paid family leave for all workers. Thankfully, some companies are beginning to take matters into their own hands — not only because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it makes good business sense.
Before a crowded room at SXSW Eco, Bryan C. Lee Jr. of the Arts Council Of New Orleans spoke passionately about leveraging architecture, design, and city planning to empower communities of color and deliver inclusiveness rather than oppression.
At SXSW Eco’s annual Startup Showcase, tomorrow’s business leaders square off in a fast-paced pitch competition to make their ideas a reality. This year, seven startups emerged victorious. Read on to learn more about their change-making concepts.
An unexpected tool could help farmers reduce their use of unnecessary antimicrobials while keeping growth and nutrition consistent: probiotics. And no, we’re not talking about yogurt for chickens.
On Tuesday at SXSW Eco, current and former members of the Obama administration discussed the questions on everyone’s minds: What will happen to America’s climate agenda when Obama steps down? How will a Hillary Clinton administration further the country’s work on climate action? And how much could a Donald Trump administration derail the progress we’ve made?
It’s true that the global food waste crisis is — finally — having a moment in the international dialogue. But while more people know about the problem than ever before, statistics on waste levels refuse to budge. At SXSW Eco this week, experts discussed how to finally move the needle.
Earlier this week, the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) and the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) released an open letter to Congressional leadership urging against holding a vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the November elections. So, what’s their beef with the agreement? We examined the TPP from a triple-bottom-line perspective to bring you all the details.
A true circular economy is still a long way off. But forward-thinking companies are inching closer to making it a reality. Read on for seven case studies that are sure to inspire.
A growing number of food and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies aren’t waiting for the government to mandate ingredients disclosure and supply chain improvements. They’re turning to third-party verifiers in an effort to appeal to knowledge-hungry buyers.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein called the conflict “one of the defining climate justice fights in the United States.” But many Americans still aren’t sure what all the fuss is about. Don’t want to be the last one to get the skinny on the story? We’ve got you covered.
SPECIAL SERIES: How Cotton Goes Beyond Fabric - Sustainably
While most of us think of cotton as the main ingredient in our jeans and T-shirts, the crop has a variety of untapped applications across multiple sectors. And utilizing them could be a boon for small farmers.
This year, transportation outpaced the utility sector as America’s largest carbon emitter. That demands big change. And these seven partnerships aim to deliver it.
SPECIAL SERIES: Rethink Reuse
To examine how innovative reuse and recycling can address our growing waste problem, we broke down America’s largest waste streams and highlighted company and nonprofit efforts that cut them down to size.
While American politicians continue to debate the efficacy of a carbon tax, external stakeholders are lining up in support. Check out what they have to say before you make up your mind.