The Department of Justice committed $750,000 to establish a national database of police-involved deaths. It will be a huge task and the first of its kind, the DOJ says. This move represents a huge step toward solving implicit bias in police-community interactions — up til now, it’s been easier to track flu outbreaks than police shootings nation-wide.
By now nearly everyone knows Samsung was forced to issue a recall of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7. One less discussed aspect of this story is the environmental threat posed by the massive recall.
The United States remains the only industrialized nation that does not mandate paid family leave for all workers. Thankfully, some companies are beginning to take matters into their own hands — not only because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it makes good business sense.
On Wednesday, the GRI announced the launch of the world’s first Global Reporting Standards for sustainability reporting. These new standards give businesses large and small a common language for reporting non-financial information. They dovetail with recent global initiatives, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement, in advancing integrated, un-siloed cooperation and transparency to … Continued
Residents of a small Alabama town are still complaining of foul odors eight years after a mercaptan spill at a Mobile Gas facility. Some stakeholders say mercaptan, a chemical added to natural gas to give it an odor, is nontoxic. But residents are complaining of health problems, and the company’s sluggish response highlights a trend of lax oversight.
Despite considerable progress in the last few years, forced labor remains a problem in many industries. And the garment and apparel sector is no exception. TriplePundit sat down with Kilian Moote of KnowTheChain.org to find out more about why forced labor persists in the industry and what can be done.
Ben & Jerry’s latest cause is full alignment with the Black Lives Matter movement, notwithstanding the calls for a boycott due to what opponents say is a “dangerous” campaign.
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TriplePundit spoke with Emmett Carson, CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the largest community foundation in the world, to learn about his plan to bring economic equality to his backyard.
Before a crowded room at SXSW Eco, Bryan C. Lee Jr. of the Arts Council Of New Orleans spoke passionately about leveraging architecture, design, and city planning to empower communities of color and deliver inclusiveness rather than oppression.
In a letter to FIFA, a Dutch labor organization asked soccer’s international governing body to pay damages to a Bangladeshi migrant worker by the end of this month or face a court case in Zurich. The group says the worker’s story is emblematic of the ongoing abuses migrant workers face in Qatar while building stadia to host the 2022 World Cup.
On Tuesday at SXSW Eco, current and former members of the Obama administration discussed the questions on everyone’s minds: What will happen to America’s climate agenda when Obama steps down? How will a Hillary Clinton administration further the country’s work on climate action? And how much could a Donald Trump administration derail the progress we’ve made?
Congo provides about half the world’s supply of cobalt, but this conflict mineral has ties to human rights abuses and child labor.
A recent Buzzfeed investigative report uncovered labor issues at the warehouses of popular food-delivery startup Blue Apron. It’s another sign that tech startups are skimping on worker safety and not integrating lower-level employees as meaningful members of their company.
It’s true that the global food waste crisis is — finally — having a moment in the international dialogue. But while more people know about the problem than ever before, statistics on waste levels refuse to budge. At SXSW Eco this week, experts discussed how to finally move the needle.
During this election cycle, politicians are pushing for a renewal in manufacturing. But the needs of the millions of Americans who struggle working in the service economy need to be addressed first, argues 3p’s Leon Kaye in this op/ed.