Copper is one of the most useful metals – it has a role in construction, railways and heavy machinery to power transmission and telecommunications to semiconductors, microchips, photovoltaic cells for solar panels and other high-tech applications. But mining the red metal is energy intensive. Which is why Chile’s conversion of copper mines to renewable energy is getting climate folks talking.
The time for those climate change relocations we’ve speculated about is here, folks. Three communities on opposite ends of the country explore how to weather the expensive challenges of being “climate change refugees.” And interestingly, each has a different challenge and a different answer to the problem.
Donald Trump’s new budget proposal predicts a confident 3 percent boost for the economy. We take a look at some of the milestones he promised and what it means for the nation.
A bad mix of ill-advised auto loans and empty promises from ridesharing companies could leave big-city transit infrastructures vulnerable across the U.S.
Last year MSCI and Morningstar introduced environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings for mutual and exchange-traded funds. Both firms rate about 20,000 funds and ETFs. Janet Brown of FundX Investment Group breaks down the need-to-know.
Global Divestment Mobilization week kicked off today and will run through May 13. Want to shed fossils for the occasion? Read on for the need-to-know.
President Donald Trump’s proposed tax plan could help both small and large businesses. But can he convince Republicans and Democrats who worry it will balloon the deficit?
SPECIAL SERIES: Building Healthier Communities
Grant-making programs let companies and foundations reach out to their communities and make a difference. But creating a resilient grant program takes work. We asked Aaron Dorfman, CEO and president of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, about the key points that potential grant-makers should know before launching their program.
Today, more investment funds and managers consider climate change when evaluating their long-term financial viability. But at least $4.5 trillion in assets worldwide are still exposed to climate risk.
Rural counties from New England to the American South to Hawaii are attracting socially responsible businesses by providing economic development package for equipment purchases, new factory construction and facilities renovation.
A new bill in Congress would all but eliminate the shareholder proposal, a favorite tactic of activist shareholders. The proposals can push companies to change their business practices related to human rights, the environment, executive pay and lobbying.
The Community Reinvestment Act was supposed to right many of the wrongs that led to unfair lending practices. But a new study shows it isn’t working.