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The Muslim Ban is a Watershed Moment for CSR: Disney and Amazon Square Off Against Trump

In a significant development for corporate social responsibility, Donald Trump's Muslim ban is prompting U.S. companies to become high-profile change agents.

The March Away From Coal Continues, Unabated

The potential closure of the largest coal plant in the American West is another sign that dirty coal is on its way out…

Maryland Assembly Overturns Republican Governor’s Clean Energy Veto

In Maryland, the state assembly just overturned Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a clean energy jobs act -- showing once again that…

Surviving and Thriving In A Future Tech Economy

Future tech’s ability to win on cost is ending the Industrial Age. AI, the Internet of Things (IoT), solar, and batteries are combining…

3p Weekend: This Policy News Didn’t Make Headlines, But It Still Matters

Donald Trump's immigration policies got most of the attention this week. Meanwhile, a number of potentially groundbreaking changes are brewing in Congress and…

Reframing Corporate Responsibility: The New Rules for the Trump Era

In the Donald Trump era, the rules of corporate responsibility are in for a major shift.

First Facebook, Now Lyft: Peter Thiel Undercuts Tech Companies’ CSR Messages

Silicon Valley billionaire investor Peter Thiel remains a Donald Trump supporter, even after the controversial travel restrictions. And his ambivalence toward Trump's Muslim…

Plans to Sell 3.4 Million Acres of Federal Lands Spur Protests

A bill submitted last week by Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah is angering hunters, anglers and local communities. The proposed law would allow…

Thanks to Donald Trump, Corporate Social Responsibility Just Became Mainstream

The unintended consequence of President Donald Trump’s travel ban is the birth of a new era of corporate responsibility.

Budweiser, the ‘Great American Lager,’ Plans Immigration Super Bowl Ad

A Budweiser ad spot planned for Super Bowl Sunday shares the story of the beer brand's immigrant founder.

Lyft Stands up to Trump and the Refugee Ban, While Uber Stumbles

Protests sparked at airports across the country over the weekend, as thousands showed up to oppose President Trump's controversial travel ban. In the…

Starbucks Faces Boycotts After Pledging to Hire 10,000 Refugees

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz promised to hire 10,000 refugees over five years, in the wake of President Donald Trump's so-called "Muslim ban." Of…

Could Trump’s Border Policies Kill Commerce?

President Donald Trump's plan for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border has frayed relations between the two countries. But as one economist pointed…

Airbnb Promises Free Housing to Refugees and Citizens Affected by U.S. Travel Ban

As part of a growing national backlash, Airbnb promised free housing to refugees and citizens who have been detained within the U.S. or…

Trump’s Infrastructure Wish-List Includes Renewable Energy Investments

Last week an un-finalized, 50-item list of infrastructure priorities compiled by the Trump administration leaked online. And some were surprised by the plentiful…