How can business help advance international sustainability goals and prevent global instability? This is the question being explored by leading companies, civil society and the United Nations at the 2016 Private Sector Forum this week.
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
A Harvard University study suggests smoke from slash-and-burn agricultural fires caused approximately 100,000 deaths throughout Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries last fall.
The SEC says ExxonMobil failed to effectively communicate financial and climate risk data to shareholders, and it plans to investigate further. Meanwhile, a group of state attorneys general and NGOs investigating Exxon remain tied up in the House Science Committee.
Raising the minimum wage. Guaranteeing paid family leave. Increasing employee ownership. “Banning the box” to give applicants who’ve served time a fair chance at a job. These widely different policies have one thing in common: They benefit not just the worker, but also the bottom line.
Last week, a North Dakota county issued an arrest warrant for Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman. The charge stems from her coverage of bloody standoffs over the Dakota Access Pipeline days before. The move raised plenty of eyebrows, but Goodman is far from the only reporter to face the threat of arrest for doing her job.
SPECIAL SERIES: Are Americans Getting Healthier?
In an effort to reduce healthcare costs and improve outcomes, Obamacare, aka the Affordable Care Act (ACA) included regulations for employers who offer workplace wellness programs like discounted gym membership, free flu shots or biometric screening for healthcare risk factors. But do these programs really save companies money, and do they even make employees healthier? We take a closer look.
A panel of three judges put a partial halt to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline while the court reviews an emergency appeal by the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota. It’s an about-face turn from two weeks ago, but it’s only temporary. Meanwhile, the protests against the pipeline continue to swell.
SPECIAL SERIES: Black Lives Matter and Beyond: Corporate Leaders Respond
It would be an understatement to say the Black Lives Matter movement has left an indelible mark on America’s timeline. But for all too long, America’s employees of every color have left it at the door when they walk into work. Companies don’t know how to talk about this topic. CSR departments don’t know how to address it, and don’t even know if they should. It’s time to talk about it.
The cost of wind energy has a long way to go before it hits bottom, according to a new Energy Department survey of wind energy experts.
U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, chair of the House Science Committee, scheduled a hearing on Wednesday to assert the committee’s right to issue broad subpoenas demanding documents from organizations investigating ExxonMobil’s alleged fraud.
Last week, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman launched an investigation into the Trump Foundation — unleashing a wave of anti-Semitic comments from Trump supporters.
On Thursday, President Barack Obama established the first U.S. marine monument in Atlantic waters. Some stakeholders are elated. Others, not so much.
Last year, an Associated Press investigation revealed endemic slavery throughout the seafood supply chain in Southeast Asia. Two AP reporters shared their experience at the Sustainable Foods Institute this week in Monterey.
A new Union of Concerned Scientists report claims that the international beef sector is responsible for twice as much deforestation than palm oil, soy and wood products combined.