Public Citizen and Greenpeace have been critical of Ford, saying the automaker and industry at large have been pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to roll back fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks manufactured between 2022 and 2025.
Author: Leon Kaye
Climate-related disasters, including the hurricanes and wildfires that dominated headlines during late 2017, exceeded $300 billion in total costs last year – a new annual U.S. record.
Activist investors owning $2 billion in Apple stock recently co-wrote an open letter to Apple’s board of directors. In it, they urged Apple to do more to counter children’s addition to smartphones.
Nowadays, companies that relegate sustainability or corporate responsibility initiatives as stand-alone programs are at great risk of falling behind their competitors and losing consumers’ faith, as explained in this new book by James Rubin and Barie Carmichael.
Since the Russia revelations over fake news and other scandals such as the spread of hate speech, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is feeling remorseful: but it will take far more than a year of reflection for Facebook to find a way to repair its brand reputation.
According to a recent report, evidence of worker confinement and other examples of bonded labor have been found in the supply chain of luxury fashion retailer Hugo Boss.
Research has suggested that profanity, including, of course, the S-bombs and F-bombs, may also be indicative of honesty and transparency. That could be a net positive for the business community; especially since 2017 may have been the most profane year on record, based on transcripts of companies’ conference calls.
Over 300 women, who are mostly from the worlds of film, television and theater, have launched Time’s Up, an initiative that seeks to address inequality and injustice in the workplace – for all women, not just those with a long filmography or huge Twitter following.
Lost in the buzz over the tax cuts was a flurry of maneuvers during the holiday season by the federal government’s executive branch, which reversed several laws launched related to energy and mining. We point out the four most controversial ones.
According to ProPublica, Facebook’s content reviewers enforce the company’s hate speech rules in a pattern that at best can be painted as wildly inconsistent.
The following are five trends we expect to unfold during 2018. Expect to see many headlines focused on these issues in the coming year, here on 3p and elsewhere.
Another recent study of refugees arrived at a dire conclusion: by the end of the century, the number of asylum seekers to Europe could eventually be triple the current number of people annually who seek a new home in Europe. And the key trigger is climate change.
A new solar road in China will serve as a test bed to evaluate new solar technologies, with an overarching goal to reduce the amount of land needed for solar farms and transmission wires. But does its cost justify the investment?
Earlier this month, Greenpeace said it had conducted audits of plastic waste across 31 U.S. cities. As part of what the NGO calls its #breakfreefromplastic movement, its researchers analyzed over 7,000 pieces of single-use plastic trash to determine who was responsible – and the results are in.