Could a carbon tax on food, as proposed by the International Food Policy Research Institute, help make our food system healthier and more sustainable?
While those of us in the Western world tend to think of slavery as a thing of the past, that couldn't be further from the truth. Read on for ways to take action.
Award-winning students from Washington State University are developing a low-cost hydrogen fueling station for fuel cell electric vehicles.
SPECIAL SERIES: Black Lives Matter and Beyond: Corporate Leaders Respond
Nearly 1 in 3 American adults has an arrest record that may appear on a routine employment background check, affecting their chances of being hired. Proponents say ‘ban-the-box’ policies, which delay background checks in the hiring process, can help. But some researchers link the policies to racial discrimination in hiring. Is ban the box to blame, or is it just another case of systemic racism?
In one interpretation of the scenario, Trump’s plan would reward foreign-owned companies over domestic ones. Imagine the uproar from CEOs of American firms, who would quickly point out that the supposedly ‘free’ market is now instead skewed in favor of foreign firms. Such tampering of the market is about as far away from conservative ideals as you could possibly imagine from a Republican president, and it would help neither American companies nor American consumers.
This week, Google announced that all of its operations, including offices and data centers, will be powered by 100 percent renewables next year. Its investments have led to $3.5 billion in infrastructure spending over the past several years.
Once bustling with specialized craftsmanship, the Michoacán region of Mexico has been completely transformed in the face of new and cheaper commercialized practices from abroad. But a startup founded by a local entrepreneur is out to preserve the region’s artisanal practices while helping people make a decent living.
The owners of small- and medium-sized green businesses may hope for a higher price when they opt to sell because of their exceptional brand value or reputation. But they will be disappointed unless they can make a clear business case to potential buyers according to accepted valuation methods. Here are some factors green business owners should be tracking.
SPECIAL SERIES: Progress to 2020: Tackling resource use from all angles
In 2015, the U.S. government targeted a national 50 percent food waste reduction by 2030, its first national food waste goal. Is it achievable? Advocates say yes.
At it's core, triple bottom line thinking ties the social and environmental impact of an organization’s activities to its economic performance.
Employee engagement is a longstanding concept in business management. The theory is that when employees are engaged in the company's activities, they'll work harder and stay longer, which will reduce costs. Here we explore some popular ways to keep employees engaged.
Here we explore the many ways companies are reporting on their sustainability, from traditional GRI-indexed sustainability reports to visually dynamic websites that update in real time.
In this 3-part series is underwritten by C&A Foundation, we explore how cotton, supply chain transparency and bonded labor shape the apparel supply chain and influence the clothes on our backs.