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Tanning Salon Owners: Obamacare Killed the Tanning Bed

Tanning salon owners say Obamacare is killing their industry. Tanning bed visits are down as 10,000 of 18,000 tanning salons nationwide have closed. But is the Affordable Care Act really to blame?

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Trump’s Suits Skirt the Legal Definition of Made in the U.S.A

Donald Trump has gotten a lot of flack for made in USA product claims on his Amazon-advertised products — which he is now cleaning up thanks to a viral nudge by media, which had a field day the story. We take a look at his advertising wording and just what it is that helped create such a confusing criteria for the iconic made in America label.

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Considerations for Offset Buyers: A Primer

Identifying the lead driver, or drivers, behind your company’s interest in offsets will help to guide how you design your program and what type of offsets to pursue.

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Corporate Cheat Sheet for Engaging Shareholder Activists

When it comes to corporate investor engagement, the socially responsible investing (SRI) community can be a unique challenge. Investor relations experts share 10 pro tips for building relationships, responding to resolutions and humanizing the responsible investor.

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InterContinental Hotels Group Sets Gold Standard for Environmental Sustainability

InterContinental Hotels Group, the parent corporation of popular hotel brands like Holiday Inn, spearheaded a certification program that requires its 5,000 or so franchises to meet environmental benchmarks. Interestingly, hotels aren’t just meeting the minimum requirements, they are reaching beyond them.

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Carbon XPrize Announces Entries Vying for $20 Million in Prizes

The Carbon XPrize is a five-year competition that seeks to convert carbon emissions into successful, profitable and useful products. Nearly 50 organizations from seven nations will compete in this $20 million competition that seeks to revolutionize clean tech.

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How Can Data Drive Decision-Making in Corporate Responsibility?

Data as a critical part of any company’s sustainability strategy is here to stay. The question for companies, then, is not whether they measure their efforts, but how they measure what matters most to their stakeholders and the communities they serve.

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Maine Fisheries’ Latest Sustainable Catch: Kelp!

“Fishermen know the water, they have boats, and they are business-minded,” said Dick Clime, a project developer for the Fisheries Project at Coastal Enterprises. “Those qualities make them the perfect fit to start kelp farming.”