Airbnb is doing a poor job of educating its hosts about the Fair Housing Act, prompting lawsuits, social media backlash and even a hashtag: #AirbnbWhileBlack. In response, the company pledged to conduct a “comprehensive review” of its anti-discrimination policy.
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Over the last decade, we have seen social media and sustainability play an increasingly important role in the way that businesses conduct and talk about themselves. Together they’ve helped push corporations to new levels of transparency and aligned individuals, businesses and communities around shared purpose. But for all the common benefits, many companies still haven’t quite figured out how to put the two together effectively.
SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainable Innovation: The Patience to Get it Right
Increased air travel will deliver untold benefits as more people conduct business and connect with other cultures far from home. But this increase in travel highlights the need to make air travel more sustainable.
SPECIAL SERIES: MGM Defining Thought Leadership
Las Vegas is known more for its entertainment, gaming industry and debauchery than mundane activities like environmental conservation and clean technology. But thought leadership on sustainability is thriving in the city — and it may become a laboratory for urban development.
New investments from Wall Street financiers will allow Uber to rapidly expand Xchange Leasing, the ridesharing company’s car leasing division. But many analysts say the program is predatory and exploitative.
India plans to increase solar power capacity to 100 gigawatts (GW) by 2022 — five times higher than its previous target. The question is: Is this target achievable? Katherine Ross, a research analyst with the World Resources Institute, takes a look.
Not long ago, we heard a great deal about the so-called “hydrogen economy.” But producing hydrogen fuels proved prohibitively expensive. But a company called HyperSolar claims to have developed a commercially-scalable method of producing hydrogen using only sunlight and water.
The bio-based product industry is growing. And the USDA’s BioPreferred Program is working to promote the benefits of a sustainable bio-based product industry that helps reduce our dependence on fossil fuel sources. 3p spoke with Kate Lewis, program analyst for the BioPreferred program, to find out what the bio-based market is doing and why it’s good news for the U.S. economy.
Digital voice assistants like Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana bring artificial intelligence into the palm of our hands. And a new AI platform promises software that essentially “writes itself.” Will such developments make our lives easier, or leave humans in the dust?
There’s no reason to fear an online grants-management system that works the way you work. But uncertainty with change may be holding you (and your team) back.
After examining genetically-engineered foods for two years, the National Academy of Sciences released its report. If you were expecting a silver bullet that would put this topic to rest, you may be left wanting. And it did little to pacify proponents or critics of GMO technology.
As of Jan. 1, all new buildings in San Francisco measuring 10 stories or fewer must include a rooftop solar installation. What can other cities learn from this landmark legislation?