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Honest Company, personal care, consumer packaged goods, CPG, Jessica Alba, beauty products, cosmetics, Leon Kaye, supply chain, transparency

Lawsuits Over Dubious Ingredients Hammer Honest Company’s Reputation

More consumers claim some Honest Co. products do not work as well or are not as natural as the company claims. The result…
Transparency, academia, think tanks, leon kaye, ethics, Leon Kaye, washington dc

Reader Beware: Think Tanks and Universities Increasingly for Hire by Companies

Scholars and researchers affiliated with the nation's top think tanks often moonlight as corporate board members, lobbyists and outside consultants, a New York…
Donald Trump, transparency, email, Hillary Clinton, Russia, Leon Kaye

Trump Eggs on Russian Hackers, Opens a Matryoshka Doll of Fears

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has caused yet another uproar. On Wednesday, he goaded Russian hackers to cyber-spy on Hillary Clinton and search…
Palm oil, sustainable palm oil, Leon Kaye, deforestation, human rights, supply chain, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cargill

Cargill Suspends Palm Oil Contracts with Controversial Producer

Cargill, the largest privately-owned food company in the U.S. and a major producer and supplier of palm oil to food processors worldwide, will…
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As Advocates Gripe Over GMO-Labeling Law, One Company Leads

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the country's first labeling legislation for genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). Many say the legislation doesn't go…
Nutrition labeling, alcohol, beer, transparency, Leon Kaye

Beer Industry Finally Agrees to Nutrition Labeling

The Beer Institute, one of the leading trade associations representing the $250 billion beer industry, announced a set of nutritional labeling guidelines that…
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Greenpeace Calls Out Leading Fashion Brands in ‘Detox Catwalk’

In what Greenpeace calls its third annual “Detox Catwalk,” the environmental organization lauds the companies making a change, while rattling the cages of…
Tesla, Elon Musk, autonomous cars, public relations, materiality, Leon Kaye, transparency

Elon Musk and Tesla Twitter Outbursts Smack of a Cover-Up

Some aren't happy with the way Tesla and its co-founder, Elon Musk, are responding to a fatal accident involving the company's autonomous-driving technology.…
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‘Project Just’ Gamifys Fashion Transparency from the Ground Up

Project Just's online platforms connect consumers with data on the brands they love. We spoke with co-founder Natalie Grillon about the transparency challenges…
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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…
Marks and spencer, supply chain, human rights, energy efficiency, Bangladesh, social enterprise, Leon Kaye, United Kingdom, engagement

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.