transparency

The Feds Won’t Ditch Private Prisons After All

In 2016 the Barack Obama administration instructed the federal Bureau of Prisons to phase out contracts with private prison companies. But incoming Attorney…

2018 World Cup in Russia is Toxic to Sponsors

The 32-team World Cup is usually a global gold mine for FIFA and its sponsors, which pay up to $50 million to have…

Facebook Improves Transparency, But Groups Say More Work to Do

Facebook will allow a media watchdog to review its ad metrics in an effort to show accountability to its advertisers. Meanwhile, some conservative…

Trump Administration Poised to Rescind SEC Conflict Minerals Rule

According to a leaked draft of a presidential directive, Donald Trump is ready to order the Securities and Exchange Commission to pull the…

NGOs Urge Palm Oil Industry to Standardize and Improve Disclosures

“For too long, companies that produce and use palm oil have gotten away with paper commitments that they are repeatedly found violating," one…

How Companies Can Combat Public Skepticism of CSR

Although more businesses are seriously engaging with corporate social responsibility, the public is becoming increasingly skeptical of their efforts. These steps can help…

Apparel Companies Still Have an Abysmal Record on Forced Labor

The NGOs Humanity United and the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre recently issued a report that is pessimistic about the global apparel…

India’s Currency Recall: Reform or Punishing the Poor?

India plans to eliminate two of its most circulated banknotes in an effort to increase transparency and stamp out corruption. But the move…

Apple and the Conservation Fund Boost Forest Protection in Maine

This week, Apple partnered with the Conservation Fund to donate 32,400 acres of forest to the Forest Society of Maine. The tech giant's…

Ivanka Bangle Showcases Conflict of Interest in the Trump Era

Shortly after Donald Trump and members of his family were interviewed on 60 Minutes, Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry sent a “style alert” to…

Greenpeace: Samsung’s Exploding Phone Presents Opportunity for Leadership

Greenpeace is calling on Samsung to be more transparent as to how it will process recalled Note 7 smartphones, which gained notoriety after…

Still Embroiled in an Emissions Scandal, Volkswagen Tries to Shake Its Nazi Past

Last week Volkswagen unexpectedly dismissed its company historian, Manfred Grieger. Grieger documented Volkswagen’s history for over 20 years and revealed much about how…

FDA Warns Against the Use of Homeopathic Teething Remedies

Last week, the FDA advised consumers to stop using homeopathic teething tablets and gels due to potential health risks. In an ongoing trend…

Carbon Pricing Delivers Results, But Much Work Lies Ahead

In a survey conducted by CDP, 1 in 5 large firms now set an internal carbon price -- up 23 percent from 2015.

SEC Investigates ExxonMobil As Climate Science Witch Hunt Continues in Congress

The SEC says ExxonMobil failed to effectively communicate financial and climate risk data to shareholders, and it plans to investigate further. Meanwhile, a…