Volkswagen’s future is electrically charged. Or, that’s the way the company sees it. Fresh out of court, saddled with billions in debt and still facing lawsuits, VW is looking forward. And its course may help accelerate the electric car industry as well.
Policy & Government
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Cambodian workers do not necessarily reap the economic benefits of the country’s growing garment trade. Relations between workers, factory owners and the government have always been volatile. Now they are getting even worse.
Like fascism and communism in the last century, sustainability, climate action and economic inclusion are the existential challenges of the 21st century. In their new book, Joel Makower, Mark “Puck” Mykleby and Patrick Doherty present the case for a new grand strategy for global economic prosperity and security.
The U.S., Canada and Mexico took a huge step yesterday in setting new goals to combat climate change. Agreements signed by the three countries include clean energy targets and emissions reductions. Oh, and plans to boost business travel access through better border procedures.
On Tuesday, Volkswagen reached a record settlement to pay up to $14.7 billion as a result of its “dieselgate” emissions scandal. Individual owners will receive $5,100-$10,000 in cash payments along with a fix or a buy-back. Is it enough?
Will we see a future in which Britain turns inward and sees a down-turn in the economy, living standards and environmental improvements? Or one in which Britain takes the front foot in collaboration and climate leadership? Ivana Gazibara from Forum for the Future calls on the U.K. to channel its momentum for change into environmental action.
Rough waters are far from over for German carmaker Volkswagen. This week, angry shareholders called for board resignations, while the German regulatory agency BaFin announced further investigations. And there may be even more independent probes to come.
Tucked inside Trump Tower is a collection of gardens and atriums open to the public. Never heard of them? You’re not alone. And now the presidential hopeful is getting push-back from the city for trying to privatize this public space even further, by closing it for campaign events and selling apparel sporting his “Make America Great Again” slogan.
In the midst of an intense and acrimonious electoral process in the U.S., it is time to consider the corporate social responsibility of the media beyond its traditional social and environmental responsibility as a corporate entity.
Pacific Gas and Electric will phase out its nuclear power production in California by 2025. That means the power produced at Diablo Canyon Power Plant, the state’s lone remaining operational nuclear power plant, will be replaced.