Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
WRI found that 49 countries have already reached their peak emissions totals, which represents just over one-third of the globe’s total emissions. By 2030, that number is targeted to increase to 57 countries. Is it enough to offset the worst impacts of global warming?
A recently concluded study concluded that despite advances in technology, sustainable transit is severely lacking across North America. No U.S. or Canadian city made it into this survey’s worldwide top 20 sustainable transportation systems.
SPECIAL SERIES: Education in the 21st Century
The call to action of the Sustainable Development Goals reaches every level of the educational system, as schools around the world teach lessons related to sustainable development and otherwise incorporate sustainable development into learning.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last week that he would contribute $64 million to the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal program in order to push for the expansion of renewables such as solar and wind power.
As cities scramble to attract Amazon, in the hopes of attracting as many 50,000 high-paying jobs, they need to be reminded of the company’s impact in Seattle, where housing prices are soaring and homelessness is increasing.
A real assets investment company, a cattle ranch, and a community-development bank all share the dream of turning western forests into carbon sinks and riding the whole thing to the bank.
Lemonade, the online home and renters’ insurance company, has announced a change to its coverage plans. At a time when more brands are taking stands, the New York-based company’s decision appears to be far from popular with its announcement that it would cap reimbursement for the damage or theft of any firearms to $2,500.
Last week the Trump administration announced plans to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the landmark policy designed to reduce carbon emissions from dirty power plants and put our country on track to addressing climate change.
This is good news for anybody who likes pollution, thinks we ought to hitch our economy to 19th century technology and doesn’t mind dealing with extreme weather disasters. But it’s not good news for our economy
Voters in Spain’s most economically successful region, Catalonia, want independence and have even gone to the polls to declare their intentions to secede. Many of capital seat Barcelona’s biggest companies have demonstrated their own version of a referendum: they’re leaving town for more stable commercial landscapes.
The opioid crisis isn’t only a health issue anymore. It’s becoming a hot button in corporate social responsibility circles and a catalyst for public and private sectors to unite to fight the epidemic, as Leidos CEO Roger Krone attested to at a COMMIT!Forum panel session on Tuesday.
It turns out Saudi Arabia’s investments in companies, such as $3.5 spent on Uber in 2016, were partly behind the country’s decision to finally allow women to drive.
Millions of Americans take vitamin supplements to improve their health. But a new study study suggests that in some cases, too much of a good thing can yield the opposite result. The findings of an ongoing long-term, large study begs the question whether it’s time to ensure there’s more regulation of vitamin and mineral supplement dosages.