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The crew of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s vessel Elizabeth work to clear storm debris from the protected Dismal Swamp Canal in Virginia.

Policy Points: Cut Pollution, Move to Safer Chemicals and Keep Our Water Clean

As business leaders, we can and must support policy changes to help make the economy more sustainable. Here are three important policies that…
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Coal and the Role of Multi-Stakeholderism

There’s little doubt that multi-stakeholderism is crucial to elements of the business and human rights movement, but is this type of collaboration always…
Members of the West Virginia National Guard draw water samples to determine levels of contamination remaining in local water supply during Operation Elk River Spill.

Policy Points: Spilling Light on Poor Toxic Chemicals Regulations

Accidents like the Elk River chemical spill in West Virginia and Dan River coal ash spill in North Carolina shine a spotlight on…
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Policy Points: Business Policies For a Sustainable Economy

A sustainable economy will depend on policies that will help advance change on a societal level. Here are three important policies that will…
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Tricks of the Trade that Block Climate Change Progress

Last week the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) released a new report examining company responses to the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project)…
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Policy Points: If Properly Managed, (Federal) Debt is Good

Debt is not always bad. It all depends on what it is used for and how it is managed. If the reasons and…
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Happy Holidays and Minimum Wage Blues from Scrooge Inc.

A $15 per hour wage is generally seen these days as a good wage. Perhaps a family can scrape by on that, but…
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Revaluing Africa By Accounting for Natural Capital

Looking past the GDP facade and toward sustainable growth in Africa.
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Policy Points: Policies for a Sustainable Workforce

A sustainable economy will depend on a sustainable workforce, one that is educated, adequately compensated and valued humanely. Here are three important policies…
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Policy Points: The Argument for Increasing the Minimum Wage

There are numerous arguments in favor of a sane, moral minimum wage that’s adusted annually for the cost of living.
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Congress’ Shutdown Follies Took the Fun Out of Dysfunction

The Atlantic may have put its finger on the mood of the American people during and after the shutdown: betrayal.
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Women and Sustainability in Politics: Embrace Crisis and Reframe Shame

The Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future recently hosted a powerful discussion on women and sustainability in politics. Moderated by Darcy Winslow, Managing…
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Policy Points: Renewable Chemicals Industry Reaches Economic Tipping Point

Wherever the first commercial renewable chemical facilities are built, feedstock supply and other infrastructure will soon follow, along with thousands of jobs. If…
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Policy Points: 3 Progressive Initiatives That Are Good For Businesses

By Richard Eidlin Voluntary corporate sustainability initiatives and social enterprises are essential, but are not game changers by themselves. In addition, we need…
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Politics of Climate Change: A Well-Oiled Machine

The politics of climate change are a lot like the politics of gun control, at least in the sense that President Obama meant…