As the future of climate politics remains uncertain at the national level, state legislation becomes a crucial focus. And states across the country are rising to the challenge.
This category is about the relation between business economies and sustainability and CSR. Company economies have great impact on how much effort they put into their CSR strategy and incorporating green strategies can have an effect on company growth. Topics include: Conscious Capitalism, Social Enterprise, B-Corps, Circular Economy, Sharing Economy
While incoming U.S. President Donald Trump seems tied to the tired sentiment that sustainability kills business, some of the country’s most successful corporate leaders prove otherwise.
Proponents say paid family leave helps reduce turnover and costs for both employees and the business. Companies like Yum! Brands are taking that to heart with new family leave policies. And so are legislators who, backed by a coalition of business and social advocacy organizations, are calling for a revised federal family leave act.
You may have voted against U.S. President Donald Trump, protested his policies, and ranted to your friends. Yet most of us are financing him and his agenda. Ironically, as more people realize this, Trump’s election may go down in history as the tipping point for the mainstreaming of ethical investing.
Last week, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk hit back hard at allegations of unsafe working conditions at the company’s assembly plant in Fremont, California.
In a time when we seem more divided than ever before, it’s easy to doubt whether bipartisan collaboration is even possible. But a few glimmers of hope crossed our newsfeeds these past six weeks, and we think they’re just as noteworthy as the fire and brimstone.
The Donald Trump administration is considering a revamp to its highly controversial ban on travelers from seven predominantly-Muslim countries. And cities are speaking out. They say immigration makes the nation stronger, not more vulnerable, and they have plenty of immigration history to back them up.
“I believe we as an agency and we as a nation can be both pro-energy and jobs and pro-environment,” new EPA Chief Scott Pruitt told staffers and media on Tuesday. Bob Keefe of E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) couldn’t agree more.
The incessant pursuit of more in the GDP-rich world is endangering the ability of people around the world to increase their living standards, argues Katherine Trebeck of Oxfam GB.
Paying those extra bucks for a degree from a “highly-selective” U.S. university is worth it, say researchers — if you are a man. Females who graduated from top universities still earn 16 percent less on average compared to male counterparts from “non-selective universities.”
U.S. President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan are proposing a 20 percent tax on imported goods. They promise a border tax will return manufacturing jobs to America, but some remain unconvinced. 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth takes a closer look.
SPECIAL SERIES: Progress to 2020: Tackling resource use from all angles
Zero waste seems like a heady topic, but more and more companies are taking it on as a practical business strategy. How can something that is exceptionally good for the environment be great for the bottom line? We talk to Stephanie Barger of the U.S. Green Building Council to understand the nuts and bolts of an effective zero-waste strategy.