The Four Commodities Driving Global Deforestation

The Union for Concerned Scientists suggests that four commodities, timber, soy, palm oil and beef, are responsible for the majority of deforestation worldwide.

Doctors: Microcephaly in Brazil Caused by Larvicide, Not Zika?

Brazil is facing an epidemic of the birth defect microcephaly. The government says it's due to the Zika virus. So does the World…

The Rising Cost of the Zika Virus Epidemic

Brazil is in a major campaign to stop the spread of Zika virus.

Google Launches Equity-Free Accelerator Program

In addition to equipping startup teams with top Google developers and experts, the company plans to back startups in Brazil, India and Indonesia…

American Financial Services Giant Attacked for Role in Brazilian Land Grab

According to Grain, a small NGO that supports small farmers and social equality movements, the financial services giant TIAA-CREF has had a central…

Breaking Down Barriers to Net Zero Homes

Many building product manufacturers have pushed the limits of energy efficiency in their products. Today, it’s possible to achieve not just a “greener…

Brazil Ups Arrests as Timber-Laundering Sweeps the Nation

More than 30 officials were arrested in Brazil after an investigation revealed local businessmen and sawmill owners were illegally tampering with documents, allowing…

What We’ve Learned About Collective Action on Water Stewardship

The CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev explains how his organization partners with other organizations to innovate around water conservation.

Rio 2016 Olympics: Amidst Doubts, One Stadium Stands Ready

The 2016 Summer Olympics are now less than two years away, and the situation remains complicated in Rio. Demonstrations against corruption, poor public…

How Government Subsidies Drive Deforestation and Inequality

While contributing to agricultural and natural resource development and GDP, government subsidies are drivers of deforestation and marginalization of indigenous communities in environmentally…

ADM Bows to Shareholder Pressure, Commits to New Deforestation Policy

Food and commodities giant ADM, which has reached over US$80 billion in revenues, says it will develop a no-deforestation policy in a move…

SAP Continues to Lead as a Sustainability and Integrated Reporting Leader

SAP's latest integrated report tracks its longstanding initiatives on sustainability, social programs and financial performance.

5 Best Latin American Cities for Startups

Part of the Rocket Internet Group, Brazil-based e-commerce company Dafiti touts five Latin American cities as emerging hubs for Internet startups. Skeptics question…

New Platform Sheds Lights on Multinationals and Human Rights

Business and Human Rights Resource Center released an interactive platform that sheds light on the effects companies and governments have on human rights.

Accused of Condoning Rape, Brazilian Beer Company Drops Carnaval Ad Campaign

A leading brand of beer in Brazil, Skol, found itself in controversy after a poorly thought-out advertising campaign came across as condoning rape.