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Choose Conscious Investors or Risk Losing Your Dream

John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, warns: “Evaluate your investors very carefully. If you don’t choose the right investors and or partners, there will be a steep price to pay. Your dream and your company can be shattered.”

Corporate Furniture Procurement Stamps Out Toxic Flame Retardants

The California-based Center of Environmental Health received an award this week for its efforts to stomp out the use of chemical flame retardants. By focusing on corporate purchasing guidelines, the organization has had impact far beyond its four walls.

Donald Trump: The Newest Corporate ‘Risk Factor’

Donald Trump has been mentioned in corporate SEC filings several hundred times — suggesting that uncertainty over his policies are driving companies to warn their investors about future stock performance.

What You Need to Know About New ESG Fund Ratings

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.

Tesloop Promises Easy City-to-City Travel in a Tesla

Tesloop is offering rides across Southern California in a Tesla Model S, and the non-affiliated startup has big plans to add more routes across the country via Tesla’s supercharger network.

Will Sea-Level Rise Kill Coastal Florida’s Housing Market?

Coastal Florida’s housing market could collapse even before sea-level rise becomes a huge problem. Threats to drinking water supplies and insurance companies’ refusal to underwrite home policies are among the challenges this region must face sooner rather than later.

Proposed Bill in Congress Would Silence Activist Investors

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.