government policy

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…

Trump’s Federal Hiring Freeze: Leaner Doesn’t Always Mean Better

A hiring freeze is in effect for all federal departments -- that includes positions related to agriculture and commerce, as well as many…

Activists Call for Divestment As Trump Moves Pipelines Forward

President Donald Trump essentially green-lighted the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines last week. Environmental and human rights advocates vowed to keep…

Facebook At The Crossroads: Immigration, Donald Trump and Peter Thiel

President Trump's executive order on immigration could deepen the tension between Facebook employees and Board of Directors member Peter Thiel, a vocal Trump…

Does Elon Musk Have Trump’s Ear? And If So, Will It Matter?

Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk accepted a position on the president’s manufacturing counsel, drawing headlines such as, “Opposites Attract? Why Musk and Trump…