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CSR After the Volkswagen Scandal

In the weeks following the Volkswagen emissions scandal, critics have been queuing up to slam the whole concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR)…

As Recalls of Volkswagen Cars Begin, Costs Could Climb to $40B

More than 8 million Volkswagen cars will likely be subject to a mandatory recall in Europe, as the fallout from the emissions scandal…

TerraPass, Moms Clean Air Force Talk Climate Change and Our Kids’ Futures

Moms Clean Air Force is a national organization of more than 500,000 parents, committed to fighting air pollution. Nancy Bsales of TerraPass had…

Portland’s Clean Diesel Initiative Builds New Specs for Green Construction

What do you get when you put a real estate developer, a large neighborhood association, a state environment agency and a whole lot…

Why We Need Science-Based Targets at COP21

In advance of COP21, countries have come forward with voluntary targets, known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions. But by and large, those targets…

VW Emissions Scandal Reveals Dirty Side of ‘Clean Diesel’ Brand

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency clamps down on "clean diesel" claims, new tests reveal problems ahead for diesel cars in the European…

3p Weekend: Your Cheat-Sheet to the VW Emissions Scandal

What exactly is the Volkswagen emissions scandal, and why is it such a big deal? Spend a few minutes consulting our cheat-sheet, and…

VW Investigated for Falsely Certifying $50 Million in U.S. Tax Breaks

The seat continues to get hotter for VW's top brass. Congressional meetings, investigations and a raid of the automaker's headquarters in Germany have…

Volkswagen Is Not Alone in Emissions, Performance Problems

Critics are asking why it took the EPA and California Air Resources Board 18 months to tell consumers that they were aware of…

Why Volkswagen’s Cheating On Emissions Tests Matters

A few years ago, I wrote an article about the Volkswagen Group committing to strict carbon emissions limits. Recently, someone on Twitter asked…

Volkswagen Admits Almost 500,000 Vehicles Cheated Emissions Tests

Last Friday the EPA accused Volkswagen of installing “defeat devices” in four-cylinder Volkswagen and Audi automobiles from model years 2009 to 2015. The…