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France First EU Member to Label Products from ‘Israeli Settlements’

Consumers in Europe already bombarded with labels such as “organic” and “fair trade” may soon start seeing another label on products – and a politically loaded one at that. France recently announced that it will require goods made in Israeli settlements to have a clear label on their packaging.

The Dangers Of A Fake News Economy

The recent presidential election cemented the rise of fake news. While votes can swing on emotional appeal and wishful thinking, industrial growth and economic forces don’t.

COP22: The Spirit of Paris and the Elephant in the Room

The COP21 climate talks in Paris taught us we have the political will to come together as a global community to act on climate change. COP22 carried those initiatives forward with dry but arguably more important implementation guidelines. Here’s a summary.

Renewable Hydrogen Now On the Circular Economy Menu

Researchers around the globe are looking into food waste as a renewable source for zero-emissions hydrogen fuel. And a new circular economy pilot project here in the U.S. could help ramp things up a notch or two. The project boasts A-list participants including Target, Walgreens and the Walmart Foundation.

Dakota Access Pipeline: Should Business Investment Define Tribal Sovereignty and Safety?

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it plans to close down the Standing Rock Sioux water protectors’ camp next month. The protesters insist they are staying put, despite the advance of North Dakota’s hard winter season. With months of clashes between local officials and protestors, however, the winter may be the least of concerns for a people who feel their sovereign rights are now at increasing risk from big business and governments that appear to turn a blind eye to laws in favor of the energy sector.

U.S. Mayors Address Trump On Climate Change

The mayors of 37 small and large American cities — in states both red and blue — asked the president-elect to work with them to “clean our air, strengthen our economy, and ensure that our children inherit a nation healthier and better prepared for the future than it is today.”

Apathy or Action? Corporate America, It’s Time to Choose

Post-election, we are all contemplating how a new administration will impact our lives and work. More than ever before, American companies will choose their path between apathy and action.The next four years will be an era of increased complexity and opportunity.