How do we begin to assess the impact of pro-active business activities? And hold business accountable to their claims? Last week was the TOMS shoe company “One Day Without Shoes” – a day to raise awareness for TOMS’s mission of providing shoes to children who need them. Two of my colleagues took part and went shoeless.
The FDA’s three-decades of inaction on antiobiotics took a fresh turn last week when a federal court ruled that government regulators must decide whether feeding antibiotics to healthy livestock could pose a threat to human health. The FDA has been ignoring the studies and warnings of its own scientists who have linked the rise of … Continued
Citi’s Vikram Pandit is the first CEO in the banking industry to be told “no” for a raise under the Dodd-Frank “Say on Pay” provision that took effect last year.
Yesterday in Los Angeles was CicLAvia, an event held twice a year during which 10 miles of streets are free of cars, so bicyclists, pedestrians, skaters and baby strollers can take them over.
Picarro’s new N2O istopomer analyzer provides scientists with greater insight into the earth’s nitrogen cycle, as well as helping them address problems spanning agriculture, ecosystems and climate.
Companies that strive to fill their board seats with women stand to benefit in several ways. Companies with female leadership often perform better, stand to reduce their fiduciary risk, and may have a better connection with a women-majority consumer base.
Healthcare service providers over the years have failed to earn the trust of their patients and community in general. They do focus on offering multiple medical specialties and newer, shinier machines but these things do not inspire the much coveted patient trust. Why are hospitals consistently and steadily failing patient expectations?
Worldwatch Institute recently released the 29th version of its State of the World report entitled “Time Running Out to Ensure Sustainable Prosperity for All.” Worldwatch has also released a website Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity to accompany the report. The Institute highlights a concept called “sustainability sweet spot” with data compiled from Global Footprint Network and UNDP. It attempts to … Continued
A call to action for Walmart and McDonald’s to support the Create Jobs for USA program and create entrepreneurial opportunities and jobs for low-income communities.
For almost half a century GE has been on the front lines of cancer research, combining technology and a culture innovation to fight against cancer.
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Health data liberation is catalyzing entrepreneurs to create products and services to help consumers, patients, doctors, nurses, and other health professionals both seek and deliver better care. The data is also enabling tools that help doctors get a sense of patient population trends, that help journalists identify key report worthy issues such as health disparities and that help officials see food deserts so they can craft better policy.