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Why Europe’s Garment Policies Matter

The European Commission's Garment Initiative aims to support its member governments and other actors in responsibly managing their supply chains. If it goes…
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Can A Company Be ‘Good’ If It Isn’t Transparent?

Can a company be socially responsible without a transparent supply chain? Organizations unwilling to make their operations visible to consumers may be left…
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Responsibility, Transparency and Customer Engagement Are Keys to Marks & Spencer’s Success

Marks and Spencer, which operates over 1,000 stores across the United Kingdom and three continents, makes the case that customers should be at…
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As Trump Tries to Wall Himself from ‘Mexican Judge,’ Trump U. Scandal Heats Up

While Donald Trump assails his presumptive opponent Hillary Clinton as “crooked,” cases against Trump University have exploded as one of the largest issues…
Transparency, Russia, China, Leon Kaye, universities, accountability

Why the Plagiarism Market Adds to Global Inequality

The connection between plagiarism and overall corruption in society can be made clearly. And increasingly, it is the wealthy and well-connected who benefit…
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Transparency Can Help Developing Countries Implement the Paris Agreement

At the climate talks in Bonn, Germany, governments and civil-society groups announced a transparency initiative to help developing countries meet their climate goals.
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Cotton Production Transparency: Unraveling the Mysterious Supply Chain

Cotton is a particularly demanding crop with a complex supply. And while the solutions to complex issues are never simple, forward-thinking brands are…
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No Olympic CSR Medals This Year: Companies Avoid Rio 2016

Many companies are staying away from Brazil in the countdown to this year’s Olympics, which is a lost opportunity for corporations seeking a…
Palm oil, sustainable palm oil, Indonesia, Malaysia, deforestation, RSPO, Leon Kaye

Leading Palm Oil Producer Sues RSPO in Swiss Court

The Malaysian palm oil producer IOI Group is suing the RSPO in a Zurich, Switzerland court, over what it says is an unfair…
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Transparency, Accountability and Better Working Conditions

One thing is clear: Just being transparent is not enough. The next step is figuring out how transparency can empower real changes that…
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Charter Schools: The Next Nationwide Scandal

Undercounting students, manipulating statistics and fudging the books have become an endemic problem within the charter schools industry.
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Obama Cracks Down on Tax Evasion, While U.S. Thrives as an Offshore Tax Haven

In the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, the Obama administration announced new steps to fight tax evasion, money laundering, opaque corporate registers…
Middle East, Lebanon, transparency international, transparency, corruption, Arab Spring, Leon Kaye, sustainable development, bribery

Corruption is Destroying the Social Fabric of the Middle East and North Africa

According to a survey conducted by Transparency International, 1 in 3 citizens in the Middle East and North Africa reported paying at least…
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Trix Cereals Ditch Artificial Colors, But Consumers Don’t Care

Earlier this week, General Mills’ social media team reminded the public about the new Trix cereal in a cute video posted on the…
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Big News: Golden Agri Resources Commits to Fully-Traceable Palm Oil

One of the largest palm oil companies in the world, Singapore-based Golden Agri Resources (GAR), has announced a four-year plan to trace more…
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