Rural counties from New England to the American South to Hawaii are attracting socially responsible businesses by providing economic development package for equipment purchases, new factory construction and facilities renovation.
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
A new bill in Congress would all but eliminate the shareholder proposal, a favorite tactic of activist shareholders. The proposals can push companies to change their business practices related to human rights, the environment, executive pay and lobbying.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration committee raised a record $107 million in donations. The largest corporate donors to this fund are benefiting from a new regulatory environment.
The Community Reinvestment Act was supposed to right many of the wrongs that led to unfair lending practices. But a new study shows it isn’t working.
Emellie O’Brien is the founder and president of Earth Angel, the only sustainability consultancy servicing film and television production on the East Coast.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s previous leadership role in ExxonMobil could raise a few red flags if the Trump administration decides to lift sanctions on drilling in the Black Sea. Tillerson, who served as ExxonMobil’s chief executive from 2006 to 2017, has strong business ties with Russian president Vladimir Putin.
After a tense G-7 meeting last week, and word from some unlikely business leaders, President Donald Trump may be realizing the Paris climate agreement is good for American businesses.
Vermont state legislators have introduced several carbon tax proposals they say will stimulate the economy while giving a much-needed overhaul of the state’s outdated tax code.
The Center for Biological Diversity and Rep. Raúl Graijalva (D-Ariz.) joined forces to demand closer analysis of U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed $22 billion “border wall.”
Zoltan Istvan, a Libertarian candidate for governor of California, wants to provide a universal basic income for all state residents — and lease out public lands to generate the revenues. Is it crazy talk?
David Bernhardt is rumored to be a candidate for Deputy Secretary of the Interior. If his name sounds familiar, it’s because he was a member of President Donald Trump’s transition team, serving as the head on Interior Department issues. Outside Washington, he had a long career fighting for corporate water rights to keep flowing in California.
According to Greenpeace’s chapter in Brazil, two more bills have been introduced that follow other congressional measures seeking to reduce or cancel forest conservation units that had been established in the far northern state of Pará.
Data suggests the fallout over President Donald Trump’s travel bans could result in 4.3 million fewer people visiting the U.S. this year — representing $7.4 billion in lost revenues for the travel sector.
The “father” of climate science, James Hansen, recently embraced a proposal by GOP elders to implement a revenue-neutral carbon tax that would pay dividends to every legal resident in the U.S.