government policy

How a Solid CSR Program Could Save the Ivanka Trump Brand

The Ivanka Trump brand is facing some choppy seas, pushed along by boycott campaigns like #GrabYourWallet and Sleeping Giants. The first daughter is…

A Federal Incentive for Social Entrepreneurs to Expand Their Businesses

Rural counties from New England to the American South to Hawaii are attracting socially responsible businesses by providing economic development package for equipment…

100% Renewable Energy: If L’Oreal Can Do It, So Can You

As the first 100 days of the Trump Administration draw to a close, L'Oreal issues a strong pitch for renewable energy in its…

Earth Angel Greens TV and Movie Sets Nationwide

Emellie O’Brien is the founder and president of Earth Angel, the only sustainability consultancy servicing film and television production on the East Coast.

ExxonMobil Seeks Waiver to Drill in Russian Waters

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s previous leadership role in ExxonMobil could raise a few red flags if the Trump administration decides to lift…

Are We In or Out? Trump Softens on Paris Climate Accord

After a tense G-7 meeting last week, and word from some unlikely business leaders, President Donald Trump may be realizing the Paris climate…

Carbon Tax Proposal Gains Steam in Vermont

Vermont state legislators have introduced several carbon tax proposals they say will stimulate the economy while giving a much-needed overhaul of the state's…

Environmental Impact Assessment of Trump’s ‘Border Wall’

The Center for Biological Diversity and Rep. Raúl Graijalva (D-Ariz.) joined forces to demand closer analysis of U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed $22…

Candidate for Interior Department Fought for Corporate Water Rights in California

David Bernhardt is rumored to be a candidate for Deputy Secretary of the Interior. If his name sounds familiar, it’s because he was…

U.S. Travel Restrictions May Cost Tourism Sector $7.4 Billion This Year

Data suggests the fallout over President Donald Trump's travel bans could result in 4.3 million fewer people visiting the U.S. this year --…

‘Father of Climate Change’ Sides with GOP On Carbon Tax

The "father" of climate science, James Hansen, recently embraced a proposal by GOP elders to implement a revenue-neutral carbon tax that would pay…

Trump Administration on Board with Solar-Powered Renewable Hydrogen

Renewable hydrogen created by splitting water with solar energy is getting a lot of love from the Trump administration these days; coal, not…

Lessons From Flint: Why We Miscalculate Investments

Social return on investment (SROI) analysis provides a holistic approach that could help cities avoid devastating situations like the water crisis in Flint,…

Pope Francis Opens Laundromat to Serve the Homeless for Free

Whirlpool donated the dozen laundry machines for Pope Francis Laundry, while Procter and Gamble supplied the detergent.

Portland Metro Targets 100 Percent Renewable Energy By 2050

This week Portland, Oregon and surrounding Multnomah County unveiled a joint agenda to meet 100 percent of their energy needs with renewables by…