Farsighted business leaders already implement sustainability initiatives and operate social enterprises. But protecting their businesses and the public from others’ unfair corporate practices takes more than voluntary standards.
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
Professor Kim Janda, director of the Wirm Insitute of Medicine, published his research into a vaccine that could stop heroin addiction in its tracks. “We are not anyplace close to human tests,” Janda said. “No one aspires to pay for them.”
Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is wasting no time going after ALEC, the Koch brothers, Cliven Bundy, and Ammon Bundy all at once.
At least one species of young fish can actually become hooked on eating microplastics in the sea, researchers say, likening it to teenagers getting hooked on fast food.
India plans to increase solar power capacity to 100 gigawatts (GW) by 2022 — five times higher than its previous target. The question is: Is this target achievable? Katherine Ross, a research analyst with the World Resources Institute, takes a look.
As Switzerland prepares to vote on the adoption of a guaranteed universal basic income, startup accelerator Y Combinator will run a basic-income experiment with families from Oakland, California.
While Donald Trump assails his presumptive opponent Hillary Clinton as “crooked,” cases against Trump University have exploded as one of the largest issues in the campaign.
Newsweek ranked Coca-Cola as the ninth greenest company in the world, based on practices like pioneering bioplastic bottles. But one has to wonder how Newsweek’s recognition reconciles with the company’s signature soda being “…considered a major contributor to health conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay.”
Tobacco companies will soon face new regulations in the U.K., and a French insurance company announced it would stop investing in the industry and sell its nearly $2 billion in shares and bonds.
A new interactive map from the World Resources Institute shows where heavy energy users (read: companies) can buy renewable electricity. The state-by-state map displays options at the scale companies need from local utilities and at prices Institute considers “affordable.”
The bio-based product industry is growing. And the USDA’s BioPreferred Program is working to promote the benefits of a sustainable bio-based product industry that helps reduce our dependence on fossil fuel sources. 3p spoke with Kate Lewis, program analyst for the BioPreferred program, to find out what the bio-based market is doing and why it’s good news for the U.S. economy.
We know that we need to keep the vast majority of fossil fuels in the ground in order to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Now, a new project from the University of Arizona shows us exactly where we need to keep these fuels in the ground.
Marijuana use is still an offense within the world of professional sports; just about every professional league or athletics association says cannabis is a no-no under their blanket policies related to drug use. Former NFL player Ricky Williams wants to change that.
Conflict between labor unions and the French government accelerated last week when workers at refineries walked off their jobs, followed by nuclear power plant employees. The strikes come two weeks before France is set to host one of the world’s most popular global soccer tournaments, the Euro 2016.
A year-long NPR investigation reveals that many citizens who lost their homes during Hurricane Sandy insist they were shortchanged on claim payouts — while insurers reaped millions in profits.