government policy


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)…
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Policy Points: If Properly Managed, (Federal) Debt is Good

Debt is not always bad. It all depends on what it is used for and how it is managed. If the reasons and…

Happy Holidays and Minimum Wage Blues from Scrooge Inc.

A $15 per hour wage is generally seen these days as a good wage. Perhaps a family can scrape by on that, but…

Revaluing Africa By Accounting for Natural Capital

Looking past the GDP facade and toward sustainable growth in Africa.

Policy Points: Policies for a Sustainable Workforce

A sustainable economy will depend on a sustainable workforce, one that is educated, adequately compensated and valued humanely. Here are three important policies…
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Policy Points: The Argument for Increasing the Minimum Wage

There are numerous arguments in favor of a sane, moral minimum wage that’s adusted annually for the cost of living.

Congress’ Shutdown Follies Took the Fun Out of Dysfunction

The Atlantic may have put its finger on the mood of the American people during and after the shutdown: betrayal.