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Diplomatic Firestorm Underlines Why 'Foreign Policy' Is Key for Corporates, Not Just Countries

Andrew Hammond | Posted 05.24.2013 | Business
Andrew Hammond

The relentless march of globalisation, with the interconnections this brings, means that few international companies will escape these pressures completely.

Uncomfortable Truths: Where Are The Great Leaders?

Bradley Foster | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Bradley Foster

You don't have to be an expert in leadership to see that there is a critical shortage of great leaders in the world today. Problems we face are not being addressed by "leaders" we have.

Climate Change This Week: SheerWind, Damation, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.20.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

We're At 400 PPM - Last Time THAT Happened, the Arctic was 14oF Warmer, says a new study, reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress, indicating the planet ...

It's Time for the IRS to Crack Down on Phony Non-Profits

Jessica Levinson | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

There is little doubt that the IRS' approach to determining whether to grant tax-exempt status should be politically even-handed, without regard to partisan affiliation. But this kerfuffle is merely the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

An Open Letter to B'Oréal, Who Supports Bullying

Reductress | Posted 07.15.2013 | Comedy
Reductress

There is no way you can undo the damage that you have done, but you can at least say you're sorry. And send us some free product for which we are happy to give a glowing review if you choose to send it to us.

Bowlers for Bankers? Don't Import Failed UK Governance Cliches

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

JP Morgan's Jamie Dimon is just the lastest to be ensnarled by the annual "separate the roles" campaign -- independent of lack of evidence these arrangements improve governance.

Climate Change This Week: Acid Arctic, Hot Mama Nature, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

By 2050, California & Southwest Could Have 100% Dry Years NASA Says, reports Climate Progress, according to a NASA analysis, which basically lays out ...

Mothering Our Mother Earth

Toni Nagy | Posted 07.09.2013 | Green
Toni Nagy

Sadly, humanity is taking advantage of our planet like an ungrateful teenager. Let's clean up our room and show our Mother Earth some respect.

Time to End the Free Trade Sellout

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

The first Amendment gives us the right to "petition the government for a redress of grievances." Anyone paying attention to these Judas-kiss trade "deals" is feeling mighty, mighty "aggrieved."

Climate Change This Week: Whiplash Weather, Clean Energy Tax Breaks, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.05.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

US Gets Weather Whiplash With Climate Change notes Andrew Freedman at Climate Central. Warming air and oceans mean more moisture in the air, and the ...

Climate Change This Week: Solar Shines in 2012, Wrong Clean Energy, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.29.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Solar Grew 5x Faster Than Rest of US Economy in 2012, reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress, adding 14,000 new jobs in California, Arizona, New Jersey ...

Weeding Corporate Power out of Agricultural Policies: Communities Mobilize for Food and Farm Justice

Beverly Bell | Posted 06.29.2013 | Green
Beverly Bell

It regulates agricultural subsidies, food stamps, school lunch programs, rural conservation, and much more. Given the heavy impact this set of laws has on our daily lives, more and more people are asserting the need for public participation in crafting the legislation.

A Movement Is Needed to Get Corporations to Disclose All Their Political Spending. Let's Start It

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

While all companies are required to report their federal lobbying and Political Action Committee expenditures, that money is just a fraction of what they often spend in the political arena to protect their profits.

Time For Action on Gender Equality on Corporate Boards

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 06.26.2013 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

In a world where women make up half of the population and in many countries make up half of the workplace, having a relatively small percentage of women as directors seems like a small consolation. Is it time for corporate board quotas in the United States?

Dave Jamieson

Safety Inspections At Deadly Factories 'A Facade'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The leading federation of labor unions in the U.S. has issued a withering critique of so-called social auditing programs, the corporate-...

Climate Change This Week: The $6 Trillion Mistake, Cut The Soot, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Fossil Fuels Investments A $6 Trillion Mistake, if the world addresses climate change, says a London School of Economics study, reports Sally Bakewell...

Making Solar Sustainable: Inside a Solar Giant

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.18.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Renewable Energy Kids - Solar, Wind, Geo and Wave (wave to the folks, honey!) - are all growing up at different rates, having been nurtured in ve...

Climate Energy This Week: Healthy Clean Energy, Mideast Climate Change, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.14.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Invest In Clean Energy To Reap Enormous Health Benefits says the UN, reports Alister Doyle at Reuters News, and help slow climate change. Fossil fuel ...

The Proximity Principle: Innovation, Face-to-Face

Tom Morris | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Tom Morris

Conversations that take place, even in casual settings, can spark major creative leaps and novel, important innovations.

Reshaping the business of social change

Monique Villa | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Monique Villa

Profit and social progress go hand in hand, not their own ways. They happen together. There is no reason why a company cannot boost its competitiveness while also creating value within society.

Anti-Fragile Design Thinking

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.08.2013 | Business
Soren Petersen

Design could contribute greatly to discovering anti-fragile opportunities and creating matching solutions by being included in the process from the beginning.

Climate Change This Week: MegaMelt, Clean Energy Rockin', and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.08.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

It's Melting, Melting: 1600 Years Worth of Andean Ice Melted in 25, says a new study, reports Justin Gillis at the New York Times. Researchers studyin...

Does Our Government Believe in Capitalism?

Bevis Longstreth | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Bevis Longstreth

Political leaders uniformly give lip service to 'capitalism' as being the bed-rock principle on which our great nation rests. But careful examination of what our leaders have actually done, and are actually doing, when not boasting or fundraising, may lead one to different conclusions.

Climate Change This Week: China's Choice, Climate Punch, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

China's Choice: Cut Coal Or Dry Up says a new report highlighting how coal mining and combustion technologies there are drinking up scarcer water supp...

Climate Change This Week: Big Bad Drought, Flowing Batteries, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.24.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

You Know That Big Bad US Drought of 2012? It Will Likely Worsen in 2013, says NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as it continu...