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As Climate Change Hits Economies, Small Island States Turn to Selling Passports

Till Bruckner | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business
Till Bruckner

Such economic citizenship programmes, which are being run by several small island states in the region, have raised concerns that terrorists, criminals and other shady characters could buy Caribbean passports to evade justice, slip into Europe and North America through the back door, or squirrel away billions in stolen public money in tropical tax paradises.

For White People Who Believe Colorblindness Is Enough

Harry Lewis | Posted 07.11.2016 | College
Harry Lewis

The past few week has felt like America is at war with itself. Every morning I woke up to a new hashtag, a new Black American killed by police. Over a...

Declaring Your Real Independence

Kristen Noel | Posted 07.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kristen Noel

Of course the mere mention of the 4th of July, the Day of Independence in this country, conjures memories for many of summer days at the beach, sun-ki...

Transparency is Not Enough: Why the Financial Industry Must Embrace Accountability

Elliot S. Weissbluth | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
Elliot S. Weissbluth

Back in 2013, I called out the financial services industry for being less transparent than the tobacco industry based on a report about the conflicts ...

Does Research Based Reform Require Standardized Tests?

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 06.16.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Whenever I speak about evidence-based reform someone always asks this question: "Won't all of these randomized evaluations just reinforce teaching to ...

The Essential Ingredient You're Missing In Achieving Your Goals

Quiet Revolution | Nidhi Berry | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on I don’t know about you, but I know I am definitely more motivated to go for a run if I have a friend wai...

A Dreamer Who Dares to Dance: Mr. Fernando Paiz and La Ruta Maya Foundation

Mark Coleman | Posted 06.07.2016 | Green
Mark Coleman

Mr. Fernando Paiz is the quintessential Renaissance man. A philanthropist, businessman, cultural and environmental preservationist, humanitarian, father and grandfather - Mr. Paiz's storied life has yielded many titles and credits to his name.

Blog Series: The Alchemy of Business & Human Rights

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 06.01.2016 | World
Aaron Marr Page

"Business & Human Rights" (BHR) is an international legal and political framework, arising from the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights...

The Alchemy of Business & Human Rights (Part V): The Culture of Change

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
Aaron Marr Page

This blog series has been examining the booming new field of Business & Human Rights (BHR), which has revolutionized how the world's leading multinational corporations are talking about and engaging with human rights.

Find Time, Not Excuses: Top 5 Fitness Tips to Stay Accountable Anywhere

William Lees | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
William Lees

In life, more often than not, attaining something you truly desire or need can be very difficult, but maintaining or keeping it, is the "easy" part. This can apply to jobs, material possessions, lifestyles, even relationships, and certainly, to fitness.

Student Success Comes Down to Zip Code

Mark A. Elgart | Posted 05.25.2016 | Education
Mark A. Elgart

Currently, school funding provides roughly equal resources to address vastly unequal needs. It is the single greatest point of discrimination in our educational system. Even in affluent districts, concentrated achievement gaps often reflect racial and socioeconomic segregation at the neighborhood level that magnify these unequal needs.

No Accountability. No Trust.

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Jim Wallis

While I am no legal expert on the details of the court decision yesterday or whether the charges against him and each of the other officers were carefully made or effectively prosecuted, nor a spiritual expert on the officers' motives, nor an administrative expert on Baltimore police training, one fact continues to remain clear: No one has yet to be held accountable for the death of Freddie Gray who was alive and well before being detained and put into that police wagon. That same fact still applies to almost ALL of the young African-American men and women who have been shot or choked or beaten to death by police or who have died in police custody --despite all the publicity about these police crimes. And that is why there is so little trust in communities of color for the police that are supposed to serve them and keep them safe.

4 powerful things that changed when I got an accountability buddy

Chirag Kulkarni | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
Chirag Kulkarni

Last week I was having lunch with a friend of mine in Boston and he was asking me how to break into consulting, and speaking. When I thought about it...

Why Both Political Parties Need Education Reform

Peter Cunningham | Posted 05.18.2016 | Education
Peter Cunningham

Conservatives argue that markets will solve social problems more efficiently and effectively than the public sector while liberals insist that markets...

Got Spiritual Homework?

Kristen Noel | Posted 05.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kristen Noel

It's not my job to fix anyone else, but it is my job -- our job -- to show up, to seize our experiences and opportunities for spiritual growth and expansion. We will encounter people in our personal and professional lives who are put forth as reminders of our own paths.

The Way Out of Corruption Is Paved With Good Governance

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 05.23.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Corruption diverts resources from the poor to the rich, leads to a culture of bribes, and distorts public expenditures, deterring foreign investors and hampering economic growth. But, in some ways, corruption is only a symptom.

The Alchemy of Business and Human Rights (Part IV): The Rules of the Game

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 06.01.2016 | World
Aaron Marr Page

This blog series has been examining the booming success of the newly-framed Business & Human Rights (BHR) field with an admiring but critical eye, pic...

The Alchemy of Business and Human Rights (Part III): The Missing Institution

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 05.11.2016 | World
Aaron Marr Page

In the previous blogs in this series, we looked at the unique underlying terms of the Business & Human Rights (BHR) field that have arguably led to it...

Could Corporate Sustainability Result in a Big Short on Humanity?

Mark Coleman | Posted 05.10.2016 | Green
Mark Coleman

A tremendous amount of progress has been made, particularly with regard to the increased awareness of climate change, water scarcity, human rights, an...

Do We Hold Maintenance Staff Accountable for Genocide Even as We Absolve Politicians?

Mariya Yefremova | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Mariya Yefremova

Accountability is not the most popular subject for leaders and heads of state. Institutions, such as the International Criminal Court (ICC) are particularly unpopular.

What Happened When I Chose to Live in Front of the Mirror

Bill Douglas | Posted 04.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Bill Douglas

At a certain point in my life, I chose to live in front of the mirror. Looking out the window was easy. I didn't have to look in, didn't have to do any self-work. Easy is not always best and "the easy way out" does not challenge one to improve, mature and grow in life.

One Year On: Responding to Disaster in Nepal with Echoing Green

Echoing Green | Posted 04.21.2016 | Impact
Echoing Green

As the anniversary of the earthquakes approaches this month, progress is slowly being made in Nepal. Citizens like Butti are beginning to rebuild their lives and build systems to hold people in power accountable for the aid flowing into the country. We'll continue to support them until the job is done.

Dysfunction in Development Aid Runs Deep

Kindra Mohr | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics
Kindra Mohr

Co-authored by Natalie Bridgeman Fields, Founder and Executive Director of Accountability Counsel, a non-profit organization that amplifies the voices...

A Climate Deal That Counts: How Compliance Could Evolve in the New Global Deal

Celine Herweijer | Posted 04.18.2016 | Green
Celine Herweijer

In New York this Friday, the UN Secretary General will welcome a stream of Heads of State to a signing ceremony for the historic global climate deal agreed in Paris last year.

No Reason to Be Optimistic on World Water Day

Catarina Fonseca | Posted 04.15.2016 | Impact
Catarina Fonseca

The World Bank estimates that to achieve universal coverage in the water and sanitation sector by 2030 it will cost between $14 and $47 billion per year - and that's just to extend water, sanitation and hygiene services to the unserved. This amounts to up to three times the current investment levels.