A semi-remote Brazilian tribe has turned high-tech in an effort to protect its tropical forest, which is being devastated by poachers. It’s the latest effort to safeguard indigenous lands, which hold more than a fifth of the worlds trees. That’s according to a report that was released at COP21 last week, calling for global action to ensure that the forests that are vital to offsetting carbon emissions aren’t cut down for commercial profit.
Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org said, “This didn’t save the planet, but it may have saved the chance of saving the planet.” Climate crusader James Hansen, who was among the first to sound the alarm, was less pleased with the level of compromise, calling the outcome a “fraud.” So, how should we feel about the COP21 outcome? Is it enough?
Now that Americans have caught on to the whole “smoking kills people” thing, tobacco firms are pulling up roots and targeting poorer, less developed countries instead, trying to start the whole cycle over again.
Swiss multinational Nestle has recently come forth admitting evidence of trafficking within the company’s own supply chains. It has pledged to improve its traceability practices, but what happens to a company’s responsibility progress when the spotlight fades? How have others succeeded or failed once media attention shifts?
Abaris is a new finance-tech startup that’s increasing transparency and choice within the annuities market, and helping those approaching retirement to avoid outliving their savings.
In a speech on Wednesday in Paris at the COP21 climate conference, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the U.S. will double its funding for climate adaptation.
Benevity, Google, Giving Tuesday, and 3p hosted a chat to explore how companies can lead a culture of goodness through employee giving all year round.
The opening of the world’s largest cloning facility for beef production raises a whole host of moral and ethical issues regarding food supply.
Protecting our beautiful world and environment for future generations is the responsibility of all of us. We the people, the companies and the government all live on the planet — and we all have a role to play.
The election of the New Democratic Party’s candidate, Rachel Notley, in Alberta, Canada, was declared by BBC News to be a “political earthquake. Not wasting any time, she unveiled a new climate action plan at the end of November, just days before the Paris climate summit.
Former New York Times columnist and celebrated author Mark Bittman has joined forces with Andy Levitt, founder of The Purple Carrot, to bring vegan cuisine to more homes.
Re-wiring the U.S. labor market at scale will require more than replicating best practices. We need to build a flexible, dynamic and common “operating system” for the labor market.
The building and construction industry has the potential to avoid about 3.2 gigatons of CO2 equivalent by 2050 through mainstreaming already existing technologies, experts said during a media briefing on Thursday for the Lima-Paris Action Agenda’s Focus on Buildings.