We live in a time of massive, unprecedented trade: Goods, information and money all flow across borders almost seamlessly. Many prospered from this new era of trade, but has also resulted in damaging externalities which tend to hit poor people the hardest.
‘Shadow banking’ refers to nonbank financial services that fall beyond the scope of traditional regulation — everything from hedge funds to fintech services like Quicken Loans. These companies are quickly carving out market share, and some experts say it exposes the U.S. economy to undue risk.
Uber released its first diversity report following months of bad press, including fierce backlash over sexual harassment allegations. And the disappointing figures reveal its recruitment struggles are similar to many Silicon Valley companies.
After nearly three years, Flint and Michigan lawmakers inked a deal to address the city’s water crisis. But they didn’t explain why it took a huge lawsuit and more than a year of political wrangling to come up with a fix.
Timberland, Thread and TriplePundit came together to discuss the circular economy of the fashion industry, and how brands can create social value in the process.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest executive order guts environmental regulations passed under his predecessor, including a rule that requires government agencies to account for the social cost of carbon. It’s the the rollback of this provision that could do the most long-term damage, some experts say.
Seventy-five percent of Americans want carbon dioxide regulated as a pollutant, according to a nationwide survey conducted by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
Donald Trump promised to be “the greatest jobs president that God has ever created.” That won’t happen by rolling back policies like the Clean Power Plan, argues Bob Keefe, executive director of E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs).
One of the coal sector’s most strident generals, Murray Energy founder and CEO Robert Murray, said the president should “temper” expectations about how his executive actions will affect coal jobs.
How can social entrepreneurs mindfully cope with the loneliness of being a CEO and startup founder? A three-time CEO gives his advice.