The future of sustainable development. How do we change the economic incentives for a more just and equitable society?

Transparency, the Panama Papers and the Future of Sustainable Development

Of course it’s no surprise that the world’s most wealthy and powerful people use whatever means at their disposal to protect their wealth. On the other hand, the Panama Papers leak is a stark reminder of the need to align our values with our functioning global economy if there is any hope of achieving our higher aspirations.

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The Business Case for Science-Based Water Targets

A World Resources Institute analyst points out that while companies and governments have found consistency in how they approach carbon emissions and climate change, a standardized approach toward water stewardship is lacking.

Tens of thousands marched on the capital building in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2014 to protest what they called the extreme politics of the current state government.

Companies Push Back Against Hate Laws

Sure, North Carolina’s anti-LGBT “bathroom law” is terrible. So is the new Mississippi law that allows businesses to refuse service to gay people. But the swift negative reaction to these laws says a lot about where the country is going.

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Latest Volkswagen Suit: ‘Illegal’ Dealership Pricing Scheme

Class-action suits against Volkswagen seem to be anything but news these days. With more than 400 litigations now in court, coming up with a new reason to sue the embattled car manufacturer may be difficult. But a family-owned dealership has a new twist to its complaint, which was launched in Illinois on Wednesday.

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Policy Points: How to Make Businesses Family-Friendly, One State at a Time

With the presidential election only months away, Congress is expected to slow down even more than usual. And states may step up to fill the gap. That seems to be happening with the minimum wage, which picked up two state wins recently, and family-friendly policies such as paid time off to care for family members.

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Panama Papers Reveal How the Well-Connected Wage Economic War

This week, the release of what are known as the Panama Papers is showcasing how some of the world’s wealthiest and most corrupt leaders in business and government are, in their way, declaring an economic war on the world’s citizens. At first, the response was relatively ho-hum. But that’s beginning to change.