A new Presidential Memorandum calls on more than 20 federal agencies to take the national security implications of climate change into consideration. This is a step in the right direction as evidence of the link between climate stress and conflict grows.
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
As Secretary of State John Kerry looks to the next chapter, he has an opportunity to bring an unprecedented environmental record into the private sector.
The lobbying organization ALEC insists there is a “debate” over climate change, but Enterprise — and its customers — aren’t buying that argument.
Once the medical industry saw how raising taxes on cigarettes improved health statistics, they began to look at another leading health issue in the country: obesity.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed an executive order last week that spells out a plan to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions.
How can business help advance international sustainability goals and prevent global instability? This is the question being explored by leading companies, civil society and the United Nations at the 2016 Private Sector Forum this week.
A Harvard University study suggests smoke from slash-and-burn agricultural fires caused approximately 100,000 deaths throughout Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries last fall.
The SEC says ExxonMobil failed to effectively communicate financial and climate risk data to shareholders, and it plans to investigate further. Meanwhile, a group of state attorneys general and NGOs investigating Exxon remain tied up in the House Science Committee.
Raising the minimum wage. Guaranteeing paid family leave. Increasing employee ownership. “Banning the box” to give applicants who’ve served time a fair chance at a job. These widely different policies have one thing in common: They benefit not just the worker, but also the bottom line.
Last week, a North Dakota county issued an arrest warrant for Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman. The charge stems from her coverage of bloody standoffs over the Dakota Access Pipeline days before. The move raised plenty of eyebrows, but Goodman is far from the only reporter to face the threat of arrest for doing her job.
SPECIAL SERIES: Are Americans Getting Healthier?
In an effort to reduce healthcare costs and improve outcomes, Obamacare, aka the Affordable Care Act (ACA) included regulations for employers who offer workplace wellness programs like discounted gym membership, free flu shots or biometric screening for healthcare risk factors. But do these programs really save companies money, and do they even make employees healthier? We take a closer look.
A panel of three judges put a partial halt to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline while the court reviews an emergency appeal by the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota. It’s an about-face turn from two weeks ago, but it’s only temporary. Meanwhile, the protests against the pipeline continue to swell.