In addition to effecting change within private companies and corporations via CSR policies, internal HR policies, and social dynamics, fair policy frameworks are key to alleviating poverty.
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
Despite the perception that refugees create an economic burden, the overwhelming data suggests that they are actually a net positive for the communities where they settle.
Now more than ever, business leaders must stand together and tell lawmakers that “what business wants” are policies that fully account for any enterprise’s costs (or “externalities”) to people and our planet. Here are three important policy initiatives for business to support now.
A Washington Post investigation alleges that some consumers are paying too much for organic milk that does not meet the standards required for USDA certification.
President Trump has invited the Philippines’s brutal leader, Rodrigo Duterte, to the White House. Both men are close to a Filipino business partner of Trump’s who is also the country’s special envoy to the U.S.
The province of Ontario is launching a universal basic income pilot: 4,000 low-income participants in this three-year study will receive as much as $17,000 annually — and will be able to keep much of it even if they stay employed or find work.
The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner on Human Rights in Geneva sent a letter to the U.S. State Department voicing concerns about repealing the Affordable Care Act.
Large-scale geo-engineering projects are now underway. Will the technologies offer a cheaper, more immediate approach to combat global warming? Or will they undermine current emissions-reduction strategy?
President Donald Trump’s proposed tax plan could help both small and large businesses. But can he convince Republicans and Democrats who worry it will balloon the deficit?
U.S. President Donald Trump’s plans for a border wall have hit another snag. Engineers are now claiming that proposed sections of the project could violate a 50-year-old treaty signed between the U.S. and Mexico.
The Ivanka Trump brand is facing some choppy seas, pushed along by boycott campaigns like #GrabYourWallet and Sleeping Giants. The first daughter is trying to turn things around — and she’d do well to use some principals of corporate social responsibility in her re-vamp.
You might want to skip the juice bar after your workout. Food companies have promoted juice for decades as a great source of vitamins, but the fact is that juice is loaded with sugar — and now more doctors are urging consumers to eliminate it from their daily menus.
Rural counties from New England to the American South to Hawaii are attracting socially responsible businesses by providing economic development package for equipment purchases, new factory construction and facilities renovation.
A new bill in Congress would all but eliminate the shareholder proposal, a favorite tactic of activist shareholders. The proposals can push companies to change their business practices related to human rights, the environment, executive pay and lobbying.