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5 Steps for Stronger Companies

What is the role of companies in addressing the challenges of the 21st century? And how can their governance contribute to the greater good?

3p Weekend: A Triple Bottom Line Look at the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Earlier this week, the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) and the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) released an open letter to Congressional leadership urging against holding a vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the November elections. So, what’s their beef with the agreement? We examined the TPP from a triple-bottom-line perspective to bring you all the details.

Water and Human Rights: Canadians Call for a Boycott of Nestlé Products

The Council of Canadians, one Canada’s most respected social advocacy organizations, is doing the unthinkable: It’s calling for a boycott of Nestlé Water. The company stands accused of taking advantage of its access to Canada’s aquifers while local residents struggle to find safe water supplies.

EU Ratifies the Paris Climate Deal: What’s Next?

This week, the European Parliament voted to approve the global deal negotiated at last year’s COP21 climate talks in Paris. The EU ratification makes the Paris Agreement legally binding worldwide.

BP’s Failed Attempt to Go ‘Beyond Petroleum’

In an excerpt from his new book, Lord John Browne, former CEO of BP, explains the thought process behind the “Beyond Petroleum” campaign and why it didn’t work. The book covers his learnings from almost 30 years in the oil business.

A Place for Offsets in the New Climate Reality?

The link between offset revenue and sustainable land management is often overlooked by the interest groups working to undermine climate regulations. Carbon offset revenue directly compensates landowners who choose to implement conservation-based practices rather than business as usual management, and the societal benefits go far beyond greenhouse gas reduction.

Foreign-Owned Farms Could Cause Instability Across Africa

According to researchers at a Swedish university, foreign companies have already leased about 3 percent of land in Africa, which could have a long-term impact on communities as competition for resources such as water increase.

Trump Picks Climate Change Denier for EPA Head

According to both the Washington Post and the New York Times, presidential candidate Donald Trump made his pick on who will oversee the Environmental Protection Agency if he is elected. While environmentalists would likely sum up Myron Ebell as a poor choice, he fits right in with Trump’s position on climate change.

Norway’s Capital Aims to Cut Carbon Emissions in Half by 2020

If your company has a new transportation, energy or “smart cities” technology and you need a living laboratory to test it out, consider Norway’s capital. Oslo’s latest budget seeks a clean-energy future while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 percent by 2020.