Seizing an opportunity to conserve resources, reduce environmental impact, and create jobs, the city of San Francisco set a goal in 2002 to achieve zero waste by 2020. Is it working? At what cost?
Category: Policy & Government
“This on-demand or so called ‘gig’ economy is creating exciting opportunities and unleashing innovation, but it’s also raising hard questions about workplace protections and what a good job will look like in the future,” Clinton explained at a recent speech in New York. 3p correspondent Raz Godelnik outlines some positive directions the sharing economy could take to move away from ‘Uberization.’
Nick Offerman and Funny or Die joined forces to create a parody on unhealthy cafeteria lunches to raise awareness for the American Heart Association. Can humor bring attention to this important issue?
When the multi-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative was established, organizations like the Institute for Energy Research and the Heritage Foundation argued against any type of carbon tax or cap-and-trade program, saying that they would “inflict high costs on families.” What has actually taken place differs widely from these dire predictions.
Taking place now in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the third International Conference on Financing Development has received relatively little attention — despite its importance in terms of creating a global funding structure for sustainable development efforts. The benefits of a solid sustainability reporting structure took center stage at the event. Teresa Fogelberg, Deputy Chief Executive for the Global Reporting Initiative, brings you the details.
The Obama administration recently announced actions to make vulnerable communities more resilient to the impacts of climate change. The actions include over $25 million in private and public investments.
On Ecological Deficit Day, 3p hosted Earth Economics & Global Footprint Network for a Twitter Chat about the “State of the States” at #USAfootprint.
The private phone business going on in American prisons leaves family members and friends of the incarcerated emptying their pockets for just minutes of conversation. In some states, like Pennsylvania, a 15-minute call to certain prisons can cost an upward of $12 — it would be around 60 cents for a similar non-prison call.
Last week in Geneva, a United Nations working group held its first week-long session to debate the parameters of a potential binding treaty concerning corporate human rights abuses.
New, multi-stakeholder efforts aim to develop innovative solutions that help build resilience to climate change for the world’s most vulnerable populations.
President Obama, aiming to increase jobs and financial security for middle-class workers, proposed raising the overtime threshold to cover 5 million more Americans.
A new report reveals that fossil fuel companies began working actively to derail conversations around climate change as early as 1981 — seven years before the issue hit the national stage.
At Sustainable Brands 2015, we asked thought leaders to define the “ROI of Sustainability” in their words. In this video, Mark Rossolo of UL Environment shares some thoughts.