GM Boosts STEM Education for Girls and Women

GM’s CEO Mary Barra announced last week that the automaker would donate $850,000 to four non-profits in order to boost the number of girls and young women studying STEM-related fields.

Major Tech Companies, NGOs Stand Up for Net Neutrality

Net neutrality advocates are gearing up for a battle on July 12 that may well be a global megaphone. Amazon, Vimeo, Netflicks and a host of nonprofit organizations have promised to lend their websites and their voices to tell the FCC that net neutrality must stay in place.

Apple’s New Lavish HQ Is Missing A Few Things

Apple’s new Cupertino headquarters is chock full of bells and whistles. But some critics question why this forward-thinking company left out two things: daycare facilities and easy access to public transportation.

Apple’s Ambitious Recycled Materials Goal

In a drastic departure from its prior policy, last week Apple became the first major IT company to commit to using only recycled materials. How exactly it will accomplish this lofty goal remains to be seen.

Forced Labor Still Looms in IT, Food and Beverages

KnowTheChain takes a detailed look at the working conditions in the global supply chain in its second-annual report on forced labor. And while some companies are sticking to their commitment to eradicate forced labor and slavery in the tech, textile and food sectors, they still have a long way to go.