Individuals have a greater power to create change than ever before in human history. Alas this holds true for negative change as well. Be it on the investment side or on the philanthropy side, how can we play a productive role in containing today’s violent challenges?
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
Since 2003, the United States has devoted nearly $1.5 billion toward abstinence programs in Africa, aiming to halt the spread of HIV worldwide. But are these programs working?
Florida residents will have more toxic chemicals in their drinking water thanks to a controversial ruling by the state’s Environmental Regulation Commission.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has caused yet another uproar. On Wednesday, he goaded Russian hackers to cyber-spy on Hillary Clinton and search for her alleged missing emails.
U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) is leading what NGOs call a McCarthyite investigation of government agencies, state attorneys general and, now, nonprofits. These stakeholders have one thing in common: They’re working to research ExxonMobil’s alleged climate deception. And now, they’re joining together to fight back.
Having vanquished Bernie Sanders in the race to the White House, Clinton announced a new and improved plan to alleviate the burdens of student debt on young people.
International trade deals are never easy. Still, figuring out who is on first and second base post-Brexit adds a whole new dimension to bilateral trade negotiations. And as of this week, it just got muddier.
Despite all the partisan accusations thrown at former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the real lesson here is fundamental: Know what to email, and what to leave out.
Carbon Tracker called out the energy industry for lagging in filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission. By submitting the same boilerplate risk disclosures, the group says, energy companies exacerbated the collapse of coal and left investors — and coal miners — blindsided.
“Regulation crowdfunding” is a lot like Kickstarter, with one big difference: When you send money through Wefunder or SeedInvest, you get stocks or bonds instead of CDs and thank-you notes.
Venezuela’s social crisis is widening and even those with money for food struggle to find products on the shelves. With spiraling food shortages and unemployment, hospitals are feeling the pinch as well.
In what many hailed as a victory for progress, the NBA will move the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina, in response to the state’s anti-LGBT legislation.
Policymakers need to recognize that sustainability criteria in public procurement can go a long way in saving our forests. The sheer volume and value of public procurement in forest risk commodities can be a game changer. It is time we moved from directives to law.
Environmental organizations say the Transatlantic Treaty and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will be a disaster for the environment if it goes through. And if the past week is anything to go by, they have a reason to be concerned. There’s a lot at stake with this year’s TTIP negotiations in Europe. But there’s a lot to be gained, as well, say some researchers.