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Policy Points: Make Cosmetics Safe and Support Industry Innovation

The current law guiding the manufacture of cosmetics dates back to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act of 1938. This legislation granted oversight…

San Francisco: Issue an Impact-Rated Muni Bond in Energy Efficiency

In light of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors resolution to divest from fossil fuels, students of Presidio Graduate School call for its issuance…
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Los Angeles Celebrates Launch of Largest Municipal Solar Program in U.S.

As Angelenos look forward to sunny beach days ahead, they also should celebrate the city’s FIT program. It is a bright example for…
Carbon Markets

The Global Carbon Market is Taking Shape

How the US and Australia are gearing up for carbon trading.
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How Industry and NGOs Collaborate to Shake Up Education

Why businesses must help revolutionize education to restore a sustainable labor pool.
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Policy Points: Let’s Push Lawmakers for Better Chemicals, Cosmetics and Corporate Taxes

Voluntary corporate sustainability initiatives and social enterprises are essential, but are not game changers by themselves. In addition, we need laws and regulations…
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Obamacare: Fast Food Chains See Less Costs Than Predicted

Fast food chains, among the biggest critics of Obamacare, have reassessed. New estimates from several chains — including Wendy’s, Popeye’s, Jack in the…
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Energy Efficient Policies Could Save Nearly $1 Trillion

A report from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) identifies energy efficiency measures that could save our economy $1 trillion.
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Does CSR Make a Difference to a Company’s Image?

How do companies make sure they are doing the right thing when it comes to corporate social responsibility, or CSR? New research from…
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Policy Points: Simple Tax Change Will End Online Retailer Favoritism

The current tax policy gives Amazon and other online megastores an unfair, anti-competitive advantage. Representatives of both independents and chains agree a long-overdue…
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Fracking Moratorium in New York Gets Extended

The New York State Assembly last week approved a two-year moratorium on fracking, extending a de facto ban that has been in place…
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Who Should Control the World’s Water?

This year (2013) marks the International Year of Water Cooperation. As countries and corporations vie for control over precious water resources, is it…
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Policy Points: Healthcare, Elections, and Tax Changes That Help 3BL Businesses

There are three important policies to consider supporting small- and medium-sized 3BL businesses: expanded Medicare, campaign finance reform and corporate tax reform.
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Obama and the National Climate Assessment: Hot Enough for Ya?

President Obama’s forceful pledge to “respond to the threat of climate change” during his second inaugural address Monday was both specific and somewhat…
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Policy Points: New Rules for a New Economy

Businesses are free to use, abuse, consume, and destroy nature with no financial consequences thanks to a phenomenon called cost externalization. Jeffrey Hollender…