Author: Scott Cooney
If you knew some organic brands (basically the ones that have been swallowed whole by giant multinational processed food companies) have joined the dark side and were funding No on Prop 37, are you prepared to pull your money away from them?
Friedman famously said: “There is one and only one social responsibility of business — to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits.” The main challenge to this Smith-Friedman version of reality is that it can never be so simple.
Paul Hawken gave the keynote at the TechConKona conference on the Big Island of Hawaii last week, and struck a chord of tempered enthusiasm and hope.
Montana’s Supreme Court challenged corporations’ rights to give unlimited contributions to affect elections. The U.S. Supreme Court overturned this ruling, with all five conservative justices in support, reconfirming its original ruling in the Citizens United case that corporations can enact unlimited influence over elections through financial contributions.
The argument of jobs versus the environment needs a shift. The reality is often more akin to short term jobs versus long term jobs.
Cognitive dissonance may help explain the slide in popularity of many sustainability initiatives in the U.S., seen particularly among Republicans.
With the announcement of the closure of 50 big box retail outlets, Best Buy recently added more evidence to a growing suspicion about the demise of the big box store as the dominating force in retail.
Los Angeles’ new feed-in tariff program can create 4500 jobs in LA and generate 150MW of new power. Now why aren’t other cities doing this?