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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.

Support Women Who Mean Business

Not only are women leading in executive positions, but women are also striving to bring humanity and social responsibility to the forefront of business models.

Healthcare Nightmares Flood Crowdfunding Sites, No End in Sight

Crowdfunding increasingly has become a way to raise funds for rising health care costs. The problem, however, is that the occasional success story treats some systems, but does not provide sustainable solutions for our health care system’s enduring problems.

Allergen Triggers Recall, Disposal of Millions of Pounds of Food

Big food manufacturers have found themselves faced with recalling millions of pounds of food intended for institutional settings, this time for an undocumented allergen. The problem raises a larger question about how the U.S. can guarantee a safe food supply if it isn’t closely monitoring the products in global supply chains.

To Reduce Meat Consumption, Gussy Up Those Menus

Two recent studies suggest that boosting the consumption of meat alternatives and vegetables could be simple. In fact, subliminal messaging, or even more vibrant descriptions of food, could persuade consumers to explore meals without animal protein.

Uber CEO Kalanick Steps Down

The newswires have aligned with the company’s description as “taking leave” and an eventual “diminished” role, but for all intents and purposes, Travis Kalanick is out as CEO of Uber.

UN Shares Frank Updates on the Sustainable Development Goals

The 19-page overview is frank and matter-of-fact, full of statistics that arouse hope, worry and of course, more questions, at the same time. While some improvements have certainly been impressive, there is a long road ahead to 2030.

Kabul Bombing Claims Over 30 Employees of Telecomm B Corp

A telecommunications company in Afghanistan that is also a leading global B Corp, Roshan, is seeking assistance after over 30 of its employees were killed in a bombing last week. Ironically, one of Roshan’s service is its specialization in telecomms repair needed after similar bombings occur.

There Are Climate Change Refugees in the U.S. Right Now

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.

Now: Play Jenga With Ocean Plastic

Ten percent of the plastic refuse that ends up in the ocean comprise fishing nets. In the past, finding a way to recycle that plastic was challenging. But Pokonobe Associate, the maker of Jenga blocks, has developed a way to recycle that stringy mess for commercial products, It’s also joining companies and organizations in the effort to change the mindset when it comes to plastic refuse.

Global Shareholders to Big Oil: Address Climate Change Risk

This week ExxonMobil joined an elite group: a growing list of oil and gas companies that are under pressure by shareholders to actually talk about climate change risk in their portfolios. And despite President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of Paris talks and effort to roll back climate legislation, that pressure will probably continue.

Trump’s Delay of Calorie-Counting Rule Irritates Restaurants

The Trump Administration has instructed the FDA to rescind a rule that would have streamlined calorie disclosure requirements on chain restaurants’ menu items. But businesses are saying the decision adds to labeling confusion that is a burden on the industry in the first place.