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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.

Live Small. Love Big.

Angie Cordeiro | Posted 05.26.2016 | Green
Angie Cordeiro

I can no longer tolerate the nonsense of Industrial civilization and its death cult of capitalism at any cost even all life on Earth. This culture is insane. I want out before it's all over.

Keeping the Green in Green Burial

Suzanne Kelly | Posted 05.13.2016 | Green
Suzanne Kelly

Over the last two decades, this question of green has moved beyond our living and into our dying in the most explicit of ways in the US, as a movement for environmentally friendly deathcare builds steam.

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...

Redefining Environmentalism: The Paradox of Wealthy Environmentalists

Aletta Brady | Posted 04.08.2016 | Green
Aletta Brady

People with less money have significantly lower carbon footprints than people with more money.

The Alchemy of Business & Human Rights (Part II): A Pendulum Swing?

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 03.30.2016 | World
Aaron Marr Page

In the previous blog in this series, we began looking at the alchemy of the new Business & Human Rights (BHR) field: the almost mystically successful ...

The Alchemy of "Business & Human Rights" (Part I): The BHR Boom Years

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 03.29.2016 | World
Aaron Marr Page

There is no begrudging the almost magical success of "Business & Human Rights" (BHR) -- the new name for the newly revamped field of human rights advocacy that has emerged over the last decade to, well, supplement (read: not replace) what used to go by "corporate accountability."

Capitalism at the Crossroads: An Interview with Stuart Hart

FIXCapitalism | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
FIXCapitalism

by Christian Sarkar Stuart Hart is one of the world's top authorities on the implications of sustainable development and environment for business str...

Walking the Talk?

Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business
Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability

By Lin Lerpold, Uta Hönemann and Elisabet Ålander Volkswagen's "Dieselgate" has intensified the debate on corporate sustainability greenwashing. A...

Donny Rico Schools Chevron on How To "Be the Victim" in Ecuador

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 04.29.2015 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

First we're told that money = speech, now we're told speaking out is against the law. If you're not worried about what Donny Rico is talking about, you "damn well should be!"

H&M's "Conscious" Collection? Don't Buy Into the Hype

Shannon Whitehead | Posted 06.21.2015 | Style
Shannon Whitehead

If H&M was truly serious about sustainability, then it would focus on changing its business model -- not on making more clothing under the guise of a feel-good name.

Zach Carter

White House Says Enviros Love This Trade Pact, But Enviros Say Otherwise

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has angered a host of environmentalist organizations with an Internet campaign that suggests green groups broad...

Big Ag's Gifts for 2014

Andrew Gunther | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Andrew Gunther

It's a tradition of mine to write a note of gratitude to Big Ag for the many "gifts" they've bestowed upon us all over the past 12 months. Gifts that ...

Turning Up the Heat On Climate Action -- No Time For Delay

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

In the five years since global leaders met in Copenhagen to discuss climate change, a lot has changed, and too much has stayed the same. In the past five years, more than 650 million people have been affected and more than 112,000 lives lost as a result of weather-related disasters.

4 Tips for Beating the Greenwashing Game

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

We live in a world where companies use terms like "natural," "botanical," "pure," and "free" when their products are actually full of harmful chemicals.

Does Health Need a Color?

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Dr. Derek Yach

Health needs its own color, one that reflects the same potential that "green" does to be transformative, preventive, promotional, and innovative to make the attainment of health the natural and easy norm.

The Truth Behind Walmart's Green Claims

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 06.01.2014 | Green
Stacy Mitchell

Walmart wants to be seen as leader on the environment, even though it refuses to invest in sustainability beyond what pure profit-maximizing would entail.

Going to Jail on MLK's Birthday to Stop Keystone XL South: 'The Fierce Urgency of Now'

Tom Weis | Posted 03.21.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

It was in the spirit of Dr. King, and what he called "the fierce urgency of now," that I went to jail to stop Keystone XL South.

How Responsible Is Business for Social Responsibility?

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 02.05.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Last month, the Brazilian mining company Vale was invited to present its perspective on a panel entitled, "Voices of Rights Holders in the Extractives Industry." This is like inviting the CIA to a panel on the rights of victims of torture.

Beyond COP 19: Accelerating Climate Protection

Asoka Bandarage | Posted 01.31.2014 | Green
Asoka Bandarage

Climate crisis, global inequalities, and resistance to necessary change all stem from the acceleration of competition over natural resources, especially energy. At the root of the crisis is the psychological dualism of 'self vs. other' separating humans from nature and each other.

China's Coal Policy: A Bait and Switch

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Is China really contemplating eschewing coal for cleaner fuels to address environmental issues like climate change?  Or is it just a case of China talking green while walking further and further down coal-emission road?

Greenwashed Palm Oil Marketing?

Robert Hii | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Robert Hii

What's in a word? According to consumer groups, when it comes to marketing products that use palm oil, everything. They issued a harsh statement this ...

Greenwashing or Real Progress for Animals?

Stephen Wells | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Stephen Wells

Chief among our concerns is Tyson's long history of saying one thing and doing another. From its use of claustrophobic, constantly dim-lit "broiler houses" for chickens and "gestation crates" for pregnant sows, Tyson's track record on animal welfare is far from exemplary.