On Monday, the Swiss Coalition for Corporate Justice delivered a petition with 120,000 signatures to the federal government that supports a constitutional amendment requiring companies to be as compliant on human rights and environmental matters abroad as they would be at home.
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
On Tuesday at SXSW Eco, current and former members of the Obama administration discussed the questions on everyone’s minds: What will happen to America’s climate agenda when Obama steps down? How will a Hillary Clinton administration further the country’s work on climate action? And how much could a Donald Trump administration derail the progress we’ve made?
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.
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.
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.
The Paris climate agreement is now legally binding. As the news made its way across the Web, experts lined up to offer their two cents on what’s next for the agreement and the fight against climate change.
Weed, a small town in the far north of California, is now the focal point in the fight for a community’s right to local water versus a company’s right to sell it for a massive profit.
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.
California fortified its role as a global leader in climate policy with Senate Bill 32 and Assembly Bill 197. Here’s what they mean for emissions policy.
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.
Does Wall Street play a role in avoiding the future era of stranded assets? Joyce Coffee of Climate Resilience Consulting went to Climate Week NYC to find out.
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.
Peter Thiel’s data-mining company Palantir claims to celebrate diversity, but it now faces formal charges of racial discrimination.