The first inklings of international labor standards were hammered out almost a century ago, with the optimism that human rights abuses could be managed through international consensus. Today, those concepts seem far less realistic, especially when it comes to the growing garment industry and the profitable cotton trade. But organizations, consumers and businesses are making strides at lessening the social impact of forced labor and child labor in the cotton supply chain.
Cronyism isn’t new in politics, and given that there are no rules against it in Michigan, Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration is crisscrossed with close ties.
To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, Kiva recently set a goal to procure $1 million in total loans for women entrepreneurs. The campaign has been so successful that the total reached well over $1.3 million at press time. So, Kiva has extended the campaign to midnight tonight with a goal of $2 million.
How can companies scale their corporate social responsibility programs internationally — without incurring extra risk? Founder and CEO of UniversalGiving, Pamela Hawley, provides four key ideas for companies to keep in mind as their CSR programs expand.
Trump’s recent comments that he has “done so much for equality” come from what he insists are non-discriminatory policies at his Palm Beach club, Mar-a-Lago.
Shilpi Chhotray, founder of Samudra Skin & Sea, describes the unique process of wild-harvesting seaweed on the California coastline. The process is conducted by hand, requires minimal resources and is an excellent example of ensuring vibrant marine ecosystems.
Etsy not only provides crafts that would look great on your wall and one of the only legit “you can work from home” job opportunities on the Internet, but it’s also doing amazing social impact work. Katie-Hunt Morr, the phenomenal senior manager of values and impact at Etsy, shares tips on creating social impact.
The United Kingdom-based NGO Forum for the Future recently launched the Protein Challenge 2040, a coalition that aims to bring together the global food industry, environmental groups and health organizations to ensure that both the production and consumption of protein worldwide will shift toward a more sustainable path.
What do you do when you find that your paycheck isn’t enough to survive on in the country’s fourth-largest city? Many of us would tender our resignation and move. One woman decided to make a statement about it — and got fired. Not a surprise according to the 1,300 and counting comments she got on her blog post, but it has inflamed that old but familiar debate about that topic we hate to discuss: the right to a living wage.
DineEquity, the company that manages IHOP and Applebee’s franchises, has been hit with yet again with litigation over alleged labor code violations — this time in Southern California.
The self-proclaimed “economic hit man” explains how he used optimistic modeling to get developing countries signed up for more debt then they could manage while lining his firm up for lucrative development contracts. It’s called the death economy, and John Perkins is back to explain how we can change things around.
People think that if you house the homeless then you’ve solved homelessness. But the CEO of Mobile Loaves and Fishes, Alan Graham, says that’s not true. He’s creating a radically different approach that turns our current response to homelessness upside down. He’s building an entire village for the chronically homeless of Austin, Texas.