Chatham House, the London-based independent policy institute, released a report this week that insists reducing meat consumption is crucial if the world is to limit the impacts of climate change in the coming decades.
Category: Policy & Government
In 1932, E. Merrick Dodd wrote in the Harvard Law Review that the corporation is “an economic institution which has a social service as well as a profit-making function.”
Ensuring stable and supportive places for people to live is one of the most critical social tenets of triple-bottom-line principles that builds a foundation for everything else that matters when it comes to sustainability.
The UNFCCC, backed by the funding of Singapore, has issued an interactive guide that seeks to explain the big issues behind COP21—and shine light on the nature of the upcoming climate talks.
In a sign of what the future of food will entail, and what is a huge setback for anti-GMO activists, the FDA decided yesterday that genetically modified salmon is as safe to eat, and is just as nutritious, as any wild or farmed Atlantic salmon.
According to Grain, a small NGO that supports small farmers and social equality movements, the financial services giant TIAA-CREF has had a central role in a scheme that has acquired vast amounts of farmland across Brazil—even though the country has strict laws covering foreign investments in farmland.
Civil society and climate groups from across Turkey and the world have responded to Tuesday’s G20 Leaders Communiqué with a mix of shock and disappointment.
Twelve companies – including DoorDash, VetPronto, Care.com, CareLinx, LeadGenuis, and Managed by Q – have now committed to taking action on one or more of the tenets of the Good Work Code, an overarching framework of eight values that are the foundation of good working conditions for freelance and independent workers.
COP21 is most definitely scheduled to proceed with multiple heads of state including President Obama planning to attend. We too we will be there, as planned, with an even greater sense of personal urgency.
The FDA, the federal government agency tasked with food inspection but in recent years has avoided much of it thanks to politics, is taking more aggressive action in order to prevent foodborne illnesses in fresh produce that have turned many a benign meal into a public health threat.
The auditing firm Ernst & Young is the latest to feel the heat from the Madoff scandal. Last week the firm lost its case in a suit alleging that it had been negligent in its auditing of a feeder fund that helped contribute to Madoff’s scheme to defraud investors. Their liability is a stinging $200 m and tops Citco’s settlement earlier this year of $125m. Meanwhile, more money will be allocated to victims of the fraud, as prosecutions and suits gradually wind up and officials continue to search for more missing funds.
An old but powerful New York state law may have profound implications for Exxon, which is being investigated for misrepresenting its knowledge that its business decisions could cause climate change. And this time, prosecutors don’t have to prove intent. They only have to demonstrate that “common honesty” was not upheld in its business decisions. An email and a fairly exhaustive investigation by journalists and environmentalists have set the stage for a new kind of legal wrangling.