government policy

Meet the New EPA Fracking Report, Same as the Old EPA Fracking Report

The final EPA fracking report is met with outrage by oil and gas stakeholders, just 18 months after they praised a draft version…

With Peter Thiel and Palantir, Greenwashing Takes New Form

Facebook's Peter Thiel has maneuvered his data mining company Palantir into a top position, but risks undermining his pro-privacy, libertarian principles.

3p Weekend: The Biggest CSR Stories of 2016 — Updated

To make sure you're caught up before that holiday party, we're taking a look back at the year's biggest news items -- and…

Trump Keeps Tweeting, Jobs Keep Marching to Mexico

Automation and globalization are two powerful manufacturing trends that can't be reversed with a tweet (or two, or even three).

6 Disruptive Changes That Rocked 2016 and Will Shape Your Future

Donald Trump’s election appears to be the year’s obvious mega disruptive change. But it is actually just the tip the iceberg.

LifeShare: Disrupting the Healthcare System for the Better

How do you make sure state healthcare services meet the needs of people with disabilities? If you're Josh and Rachel Boynton, you prepare…

Policy Points: 5 Steps to Make Government Encourage Business as Force for Good

The incoming administration is looking to be "business-friendly." But what about the needs of socially responsible businesses? If you strive to run your…

IBM Employees Start a Petition Over Their CEO’s Support of Donald Trump

“We are disappointed that you did not reaffirm the core values which differentiate both IBM as a company and us collectively as IBMers,”…

Portland Takes Aim at Inequality with CEO Tax

All corporations operating within the city must now pay an additional 10 percent tax if the CEO receives more than 100 times the…

Rex Tillerson: From Climate Con Artist to Secretary of State

The ExxonMobil CEO’s chummy relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin raised plenty of eyebrows. But his role in promoting climate denial and blocking…

Our Disappearing Coastlines: The Cost of Extreme Weather

Climate change is wreaking havoc on our beaches and shorelines, thanks to more frequent storms of increasing intensity.

U.S. Companies Tackle Hydrogen Economy Bottleneck

The U.S. Energy Department is devoting millions to accelerating the hydrogen economy, with new private-sector R&D programs based on hydrogen recovery from ammonia.

Gov. Brown’s Rallying Call for the Climate: ‘We’ll Launch Our Own Damn Satellites’

Donald Trump said he may favor eradicating NASA's 58-year-old earth sciences division, which includes a network of satellites that track climate change. But…

Crude Oil Leak Fouls Key Waterway Near Dakota Pipeline Route

A recently discovered oil leak along an important waterway may give further weight to the Standing Rock Sioux's efforts to keep crude oil…

3p Weekend: Trump’s Cabinet Looks Like a Bunch of Comic Book Villains

President-elect Donald Trump is systematically stacking his cabinet with people who oppose the existence of the very organizations they're tasked to run. This…