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Missouri Third U.S. State to Sue Opioid Manufacturers

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley filed a lawsuit last week accusing opioid companies of fraud, and now three states are fighting back against pharmaceutical manufacturers in order to hold them accountable for the ongoing U.S. prescription drug epidemic.

Burger King Promises Path to Sustainability – Eventually

Burger King has announced that it will transition to antibiotic-free chicken by 2018 and is stepping up its effort to stop its support for deforestation in South America by 2030 where soy is grown for its products. But environmentalists say that a 13-year window to stop its use of deforestation is too long, calling in questions about its commitment to sustainable business practices.

Saving Brazil’s Amazon: A Job for Tiny Norway

It’s been a bad, bad month for Brazil’s President Michel Temer. First he is called on the carpet by Brazil’s supermodel, Gisele Bündchen, for efforts to open up more of the Amazon to deforestation. Then he’s told that he’s at risk of losing a $1.1 billion payment from Norway for the same concern. And if that’s not bad enough, the US is rejecting Brazil’s beef imports because of alleged bribes in the supply chain. What’s a president to do?

Major Tech Companies, NGOs Stand Up for Net Neutrality

Net neutrality advocates are gearing up for a battle on July 12 that may well be a global megaphone. Amazon, Vimeo, Netflicks and a host of nonprofit organizations have promised to lend their websites and their voices to tell the FCC that net neutrality must stay in place.

Support Women Who Mean Business

Not only are women leading in executive positions, but women are also striving to bring humanity and social responsibility to the forefront of business models.

Healthcare Nightmares Flood Crowdfunding Sites, No End in Sight

Crowdfunding increasingly has become a way to raise funds for rising health care costs. The problem, however, is that the occasional success story treats some systems, but does not provide sustainable solutions for our health care system’s enduring problems.

Allergen Triggers Recall, Disposal of Millions of Pounds of Food

Big food manufacturers have found themselves faced with recalling millions of pounds of food intended for institutional settings, this time for an undocumented allergen. The problem raises a larger question about how the U.S. can guarantee a safe food supply if it isn’t closely monitoring the products in global supply chains.

To Reduce Meat Consumption, Gussy Up Those Menus

Two recent studies suggest that boosting the consumption of meat alternatives and vegetables could be simple. In fact, subliminal messaging, or even more vibrant descriptions of food, could persuade consumers to explore meals without animal protein.

Uber CEO Kalanick Steps Down

The newswires have aligned with the company’s description as “taking leave” and an eventual “diminished” role, but for all intents and purposes, Travis Kalanick is out as CEO of Uber.

UN Shares Frank Updates on the Sustainable Development Goals

The 19-page overview is frank and matter-of-fact, full of statistics that arouse hope, worry and of course, more questions, at the same time. While some improvements have certainly been impressive, there is a long road ahead to 2030.

Kabul Bombing Claims Over 30 Employees of Telecomm B Corp

A telecommunications company in Afghanistan that is also a leading global B Corp, Roshan, is seeking assistance after over 30 of its employees were killed in a bombing last week. Ironically, one of Roshan’s service is its specialization in telecomms repair needed after similar bombings occur.