Powerful Food Lobby Loses Big Members Over Shifting Consumer Concerns

The Grocery Manufacturers Association, a powerful food lobby, is feeling the pinch of consumer advocacy as some of its biggest members, including Campbell Soup Co., Nestle and Mars head for the door, taking billions of dollars of advertising strength with them.

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Shop Local? Why Healthy Soil Matters

Every year on December 5 we observe World Soil Day (WSD), a day meant to raise awareness about the importance of healthy soil as well as a day to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources. At its essence, this day celebrates the life-giving power of food.

The Weinstein Company May Get a New CEO, and She’s Got Remake Plans

Sexual abuse allegations and lawsuits against media mogul Harvey Weinstein have plunged the Weinstein Company into an image crisis. The “white knight” acquisition proposal that may have the best chance of salvaging both the company’s assets and its image, say experts is an unlikely bidder: a 62-year-old Latina with a savvy eye for investments that will hasten social change to the country’s biggest economic drivers.

Making Transparency an Ally in the Battle for Human Rights

By Laura Quinn for Tea & Water Tackling human rights in business is no longer just an internal process of supply chain compliance. With transparency reaching an all-time premium, it has become a major market and industry priority. Consumers are bearing their teeth around the globe, taking action online and offline against companies with poor … Continued

Collaborating to Sustain Climate Action

Collaboration is essential to taking effective action on climate change – such as keeping the global temperature increase below two degrees Celsius, a limit outlined by the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. With this in mind, here are three key considerations for business leaders seeking to partner on efforts to reduce carbon and environmental impacts, and advance long-term sustainable solutions.

If Global Tourism is to Become Sustainable, It Must Break Free from Its Silo

Thanks to cheaper and more efficient air travel, not to mention the growth of the middle class in emerging economies, more people are traveling abroad than ever before. Yet tourism operates in its own silo – that needs to change if this industry can grow at stratospheric rates while becoming more sustainable.

Airbnb: Tourism Will Drive Sustainable Growth in Developing Economies

Airbnb insists that its platform can help more families worldwide build wealth, and during the UNTWO Conference on Jobs and Sustainable Growth in Jamaica, the company announced that it is launching more programs designed to make the tourism sector a more inclusive one.

Musk Talks Up EV Trucks, But Nikola’s Hydrogen Could Steal The Show

The startup Nikola Motor Company is bringing the hydrogen economy to life with a long-haul hydrogen fuel cell truck and a 2000-mile fueling station network. The company claims a 15-minute fueling time for a range of 800 to 1,200 miles for the Nikola 1 long-haul, and it is free fuel, to boot.