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Wall Street’s ‘Fearless Girl’ Backer Slapped with Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

The pint-size bronze statute of the Fearless Girl defiantly staring down Wall Street’s iconic bull is a bit more tarnished this week. So is the reputation of the company that paid for its installation. The US Labor Department just slapped State Street Corp with a $5 million gender and racial discrimination settlement.

States Sue Opioid Manufacturers for Fraud Over Overdoses

The federal government may not yet have a plan to combat the nationwide opioid crisis, but many state attorneys general are doing their part by pushing back against drug companies. And AGs from red and blue states alike are hitting opioid makers where it hurts the most: their pocketbooks.

Ben & Jerry’s Leads on Migrant Dairy Worker Rights

A new dairy standards council is taking shape in Vermont that will oversee dairy worker rights. And not surprisingly, it’s been launched with the help of Ben & Jerry’s, the ice cream company with a conscience.

Expertise for SDG2: 3 Steps to Ending Hunger with Employee Talent

Pro bono service, the contribution of one’s skills or expertise free of charge to social change organizations, is an out-of-the-box way to directly engage employees in your SDG strategy. During Hunger Action Month, and as part of Taproot’s commitment to ending hunger with expertise, we’re focusing on SDG2: end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.

Why Racial Equality is Good for Business

A recent study concluded that companies across the U.S. are missing out on a huge growth opportunity by not doing more to generate business value by advancing racial equality.

Is the Next Generation Ready for the Sustainability Challenge?

On September 26, TriplePundit hosted the #Whypurpose Twitter chat on the potential and need for engaging Millennials in sustainability issues. Encouraged by the chat, Joanne Sonenshine and Marc de Sousa Shields continued the discussion. This excerpt of their conversation is a testament to how invigorating dialogue encourages thinking and, hopefully, leads to action.

Biodynamic Leadership and Organizational Culture

Conventional “leaders” are not what our society, institutions, organizations, or communities, truly need. What we need, most urgently, are engaged, inspired, joyful colleagues and citizens.

These Companies Step Up After Hurricane Maria Devastates Puerto Rico

Many citizens have been frustrated by the perceived lack of response to Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico. Nevertheless, there are companies that have been stepping up in their quest to assist the island home to 3.4 million citizens. Here are a few extending a much-needed helping hand.

Wild Salmon or Farmed: Our Choice Makes Us Human

This excerpt from the upcoming Being Salmon, Being Human: Encountering the Wild in Us, and Us in the Wild explores our industrial relationship with the popular fish.