At the Global Philanthropy Forum last week, MacArthur Foundation and MasterCard Foundation shared insights from the funder collaborative launched in 2012 that seeks to increase secondary education access and improve learning outcomes for marginalized populations.
Size has never seemed to bother the tiny state of Vermont. The first to pass a bill requiring labeling of all GMO foods, it’s already thinking about how it will handle the lawsuits from GMO supporters when they arrive …
“We haven’t normally been putting radioactive material in a municipal waste landfill. We’re not set up to process, handle, test, dispose. We don’t know what we’re doing,” Bill Hughes, chair of Wetzel County, West Virginia’s Solid Waste Authority, said.
The Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF) convened in Redwood City, Calif. April 23-25, with participation from foundations, NGOs, and international development and aid agencies.
New technology meets an old problem: After decades of struggling with poor air quality and increasing environmental problems, Lake Tahoe and adjacent Placer County may finally be able to see a partial remedy in sight — courtesy of biomass gasification.
The federal government wants utility companies to reduce or eliminate coal power emissions, and many states do as well. Still, according to last Friday’s ruling by a federal district judge, if states prohibit power companies from buying coal, they’re treading onto federal ground, and that’s a no-no.
In a new move to help reduce obesity in low-income neighborhoods, doctors in Boston are writing bike share prescriptions as an alternative to traditional medication.
Target recently unveiled its latest move toward expanding sustainable, organic and natural product offerings. Housed under its “Made to Matter—handpicked by Target” program, 120 new organic or natural health, wellness, grocery and beauty products will roll out to all of Target’s 1,754 stores over the next several months.
As if it’s not enough that so many minimum wage workers can’t make ends meet on an honest day’s work, many also find themselves performing work for free or less than they’re due. A new poll conducted by Hart Research Associates shows an overwhelming majority of fast food workers, 89 percent, have experienced wage theft.
Kathleen Tullie, Director of Social Responsibility at Reebok International and Co-Founder and Executive Director of BOKS (Build Our Kids’ Success), talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.
From a corporate standpoint mindfulness could manifest either externally or internally. We could therefore call a company “360-Degree Socially Responsible” if it is mindful of the way it treats both its own employees as well as the larger, external world.
In 2011, the United States Power Wheelchair Soccer team won its second consecutive World Cup title, making them the only U.S. soccer team in history to win back-to-back World Cups. Despite this momentous achievement, the team has not yet been invited to the White House to be honored by President Barack Obama.
The EPA’s impending carbon rules for existing power plants could achieve even greater reductions than previously thought — and at less cost, according to a new analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
A new analysis from Charlotte, N.C. once again shows what we’ve learned from many other case studies: It costs taxpayers less money to house the homeless than it does to leave them to the elements.
The population of Chinese cities continues to swell even as air, water and land pollution reach toxic levels. Responding to the growing costs and threats, as well as public outcry, the Chinese government is turning to emissions cap-and-trade markets as a possible central plank in its “war on pollution.”