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According to a 2012 report by the Australian Institute of Marine Science, the reef has lost over half of its coral in the past quarter-century.

Can the Great Barrier Reef Be Saved?

The world’s largest coral reef system is in danger of disappearing: Can it be saved?
Policymakers, business owners and concerned citizens gather at the Maryland Climate Change Summit in Annapolis, Md.

Policy Points: On Carbon and Water, Policymakers Should Listen to Small Business

When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issues proposals for new regulations, lobby groups that say they represent business interests screech and holler. They…
Baku, Azerbaijan will host the inaugural European Games next year.

The 2015 European Games in Azerbaijan: Human Rights Violations Already

As oil-rich Azerbaijan prepares to host next year's inaugural 'European Games,' the Azerbaijani government has stepped up its crackdown on activists speaking out…

What Does Corporate Responsibility Mean When It Comes To NSA Data Requests?

The unsettling details revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden last year generated quite a stir in the press, and large tech and telecom companies…

Giving a Pass to Corporate Polluters

Has there ever been a better time to be a corporation? I doubt it. Corporations might disagree, and we’re all familiar with corporate…

World Bank: Climate Change Policies Will Boost Global Economy

“Climate change poses a severe risk to global economic stability, but it doesn’t have to be like this,” said World Bank Group President…

Add Some Spice to GDP with Sex and Drugs

Why not include sex and drugs in the GDP mix, as Italy and the United Kingdom have done? After all, those are economic…

Climate Change Liability: Holding the Perpetrators Responsible

Can the primary culprits of global warming be held liable for undermining efforts to combat climate change? That may sound like something a…
Consumers, organized by the Rainforest Action Network, rally in Calgary in 2008 to highlight the impact on climate change of individual investments in the five major Canadian banks.

The EU and the Future of Non-Financial Reporting

In a historic vote on April 15, the European Parliament adopted the most significant corporate social responsibility measure, anywhere, to date.

Fighting the Descent Into Oligarchy with Corporate Social Responsibility

A recent study from political science professors at Princeton and Northwestern concludes that America is, as the incomparable Hamilton Nolan put it, actually…
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…

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…
Economy in Scrabble Tiles

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)…