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5 Key Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies in 2017

What is the best way to combat the effects of climate change? Researchers discovered this year that there is no one answer. Improving biodiversity, building smart housing and multipurpose green spaces and making conservation education fun are among the big takeaways for 2017.

Santa Cruz County and City Join Efforts to Sue Oil and Gas Companies

Two public entities have joined the effort to sue Big Oil. The city and county of Santa Cruz, Calif. filed their suits last week and have upped the ante when it comes to supporting research that claim high-carbon emitters have a responsibility for climate change.

Business Schools Finally Teaching Ethics and Tackling Social Change to MBAs

The past year has proven that it has been business as unusual. To that end, more business schools are realizing that if their MBA students will thrive and be engaged, then these programs need to prepare their students for this brave new world by equipping them with more of a moral compass.

Trump Administration Says Employers Can Decide Who Gets Workers’ Tips

The Trump administration says a rule it wants to implement would allow the tips that servers and other tipped employees earn to be pooled among fairly among employees. Critics however, call the proposal tip stealing, largely because it doesn’t actually prevent employers from simply pocketing the tips.

Addressing the Cost of Home Heating for Working Families

Nearly a fifth of American wage earners face a real struggle paying their home heating bills. Fortunately, there are programs in place in every state to help. But are they enough? Researchers say low-income heating energy assistance is vital, but it’s only part of the answer: more needs to be done to ensure the country’s working families have access to energy efficient homes and services, too.

Climate Inaction is Fiscally Irresponsible, Says GAO

“The Government Accountability Office — if you will, the chief bean counter — is basically telling us that this is costing us a lot of money,” Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington told the New York Times. “We need to understand that as stewards of the taxpayer that climate is a fiscal issue.”

A Year in CSR: The Top 10 Trends of 2017

In the past year, we’ve seen companies take this challenge and run – with compelling campaigns standing up for social justice issues, companies tackling disaster relief in new and effective ways and organizations sparking conversations on sometimes uncomfortable topics. We believe we will look back at 2017 not as the year of inaction, but the moment business took the plunge – going all in on comprehensive and compelling corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives.