If the Trump Administration rolls back DACA and starts deporting 700,000 students and workers, the White House could face a louder revolt from the business community – which has a vested interest in allowing these people to stay and contribute to society and the U.S. economy.
This weekend, as Texas towns were being pummeled by Hurricane Harvey, President Trump sent out another deriding tweet about Mexico with assurance that the neighbors down south would pay for a wall. The answer he got back may not be what he expected, but it has reaffirmed that when it comes to natural disasters and suffering populations, neighbors can be counted on to help.
Businesses across the US are stepping up to help Hurricane Harvey victims get back on their feet. with some companies devising unusual but effective ways to ensure displaced residents get help.
The devastation from Hurricane Harvey is of biblical proportions, and we mourn the loss of lives and livelihoods that it has caused. Still, there are valuable takeaways from it, and here are 10 that we should take to our city departments and city councils immediately:
Trump insists that rescinding the Obama-era Flood Risk Standards will speed up construction and save communities money. But experts familiar with the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina, Sandy and Ike say that nixing standards that require climate change to be considered in how cities are built (or rebuilt) will set communities up for a world of hurt.
Tim Cook has nudged Apple to become a more active corporate citizen when it comes to the environment and social responsibility, and has been even more outspoken in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville. This mild-mannered CEO is fast becoming one of America’s most passionate speakers on social issues.
Hurricane Harvey and climate change are being blamed for Houston’s unprecedented flooding this weekend. But experts point out that the volume of rain — 12 trillion gallons — that deluged the city wasn’t really the problem. It was the lack of planning for predictable increased flooding.
Automakers and other diesel stakeholders failed to come up with a groundbreaking solution to diesel’s local air pollution issue at the recent Diesel Summit in Berlin. Absent an industry solution, they make be stuck with whatever policy-makers decide.
84 percent of Americans want companies to address women’s rights specifically. So how can socially-responsible companies differentiate themselves among corporate peers who are quick to sign on to the notion of equal pay for equal work, but resistant to the transparency required to actually prove it?
Three environmentalists have come up from an ingenious way to respond to President Donald Trump’s effort to dismiss the need for climate change mitigation: Plant a forest. A very big, global forest. And their call is being heard.
Millions of individuals still live in slavery or other forms of forced labor. A high-level meeting in the Australian city of Perth attempted to develop global standards for more ethical and transparent labor practices within companies’ global supply chains. Unfortunately it ended with few concrete action items.
Not only could business activity build peace in the right settings, business can also gain significant profits from high-opportunity post-conflict contexts. Targeted investments towards identified drivers of peace in fragile states can trigger virtuous cycles where peace and prosperity mutually reinforce each other.
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To better equip corporate leaders with strategies on how to respond to social issues, CECP asked members of its corporate coalition to weigh in on how attention received by other companies is affecting their company strategy for speaking out on a social issue. CECP found that 61 percent of companies are sticking to their public advocacy strategy, with more than 20 percent advancing their strategy in response to public reaction to corporate leaders’ stance on social issues.
Working from home is growing in popularity, both among workers and among employers. According to a recent survey, about 43 percent of Americans spend at least some time working remotely, either from home or from another location away from the office like a café or collaborative workspace. For employees, the benefits are immediate and obvious; you’ll face fewer distractions in a more comfortable environment. But some employers are skeptical of the benefits they’d see in such a scenario. The truth is, remote work enhancements are key to the future of sustainable businesses.