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M&S Sustainability Boss to Peers: "Nobody's Perfect; Come Clean on Your Progress"

Forest Trends | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Forest Trends

More than 50 companies endorsed last year's New York Declaration on Forests, but the Ecosystem Marketplace initiative Supply Change finds that only half the companies it tracks have disclosed their progress.

Another Sign Low-Wage Workers Are Finally Gaining Some Power

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business

There's a power shift afoot in the U.S. economy.  Gap's recent announcement that all five of its brands will end on-call scheduling this fall --...

Gap To End On-Call Scheduling For Workers

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business

Gap Inc. announced Wednesday that it would end on-call scheduling for employees at its stores by the end of September, making it the latest retailer ...

Is It Déjà Vu All Over Again? Not for the Gap

Robin Lewis | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Robin Lewis

Gap Inc. rose like a rocket in its growth phase, but is now on the edge of a slippery slope down, further greased by the Great Recession and a lingering global economic mess.

Join the Movement: Raise Wages Now

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

I couldn't agree more. Whatever business you're in, it may be time to get ahead of the curve and think about increases in minimum wages or a more equitable way to share profits with employees.

A Climate Cure For Social Injustice

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Why not invest in a new society that's safer and fairer, that reduces the threats posed by hunger, poverty, desperation and chaos?

These Amazing Before-And-After Drawings Show The Real Value Of Practice

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts

"For the first couple years you make stuff," public radio host Ira Glass stated once, "it's just not that good. It's trying to be, but it's not." ...

Kim Bhasin

Gap Is Starting To Make Clothes In Myanmar, Where Workers Are Horribly Mistreated | Kim Bhasin | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business

Gap is proudly touting its plans to start making clothes in Myanmar. One executive even called it a "historic moment" for the beleaguered Southeast As...

Is For-Profit The Future Of Non-Profit?

The Atlantic | Posted 05.23.2014 | Impact

Charity is for patsies. If you really care about making the world a better place, buy a trendy bag. That was the logic Lauren Bush Lauren articulat...

The Gap Has A Picture-Perfect Instagram Account

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 04.28.2014 | Style

The Gap officially has the most perfectly curated Instagram account. Now that Coachella is over and our feeds aren't overflowing with over-the-top...

Obama: Americans Deserve A Minimum Wage Vote

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says hardworking Americans deserve a vote in Congress on a minimum raise hike. In his weekly radio and I...

Dave Jamieson

How Gap's Minimum Wage Move Is Already Paying Off | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.21.2014 | Business

Gap Inc. CEO Glenn Murphy shook up the retail world this week by announcing that the retailer would voluntarily raise its corporate-wide minimum wage ...

My Opinion on Gap's New Target Demographic? It's Crap

Katelyn Klug | Posted 03.05.2014 | Women
Katelyn Klug

I'm very curious to know what went down at the Gap buyers meeting where the decision to discontinue my pants was made. Did the President of Pants get hip-checked on the bus by a grumpy voluptuous bully that morning and form a sudden agenda against pear-shaped people?

Black Friday: The Perpetual Pursuit of Happiness

Kanene Holder | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Kanene Holder

Thus when we purchase new clothes, shoes, televisions, couches, they are clean, look good and make you feel good, but we do we ever see or feel the blood, sweat, tears and fears of the workers assembling and packaging our presents?

Mother & Child Plant PEACE in the Holy Land

Roots of Peace | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Roots of Peace

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgDaniel Yuval, age 11, took a trip to Northern Israel to enjoy the rare sight of snow in Israel. Little did they know that a trip of joy would turn into a nightmare.

Paul Blumenthal

Revealed: Gap Founders Among Corporate Titans Behind California's 'Dark Money' Controversy | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Well-known corporate chiefs funded illegal "dark money" contributions to groups in the Koch brothers' political network that were involv...

Bringing Food for the Soul: God's Love We Deliver

Jim Luce | Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact
Jim Luce

Growing up, my family had traditions centered around the holidays. I remember delivering frozen turkeys at Thanksgiving with my local Rotary club. Las...

Will Walmart Finally Do the Right Thing?

Laura Merriman | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Laura Merriman

While it's encouraging that some U.S. realtors that source from Bangladesh have finally declared a new commitment toward improving the safety of Bangladeshi factory workers, let's hope that these companies will abandon their previous race to the bottom labor practices in favor of protecting human lives.

Underwear in the New Jerusalem

Michael Pettinger | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Michael Pettinger

Twenty dollars for two pair of grey, cotton boxer briefs. It seemed like a lot of money for so little cloth. Of course, I was mistaken.

Juma Ventures Is Powered by Pro Bono

Aaron Hurst | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Juma Ventures is an innovative youth development program that helps under-resourced youth achieve their dreams of a college education through a mixture of youth employment, financial asset building, and educational support services.

Pardon My French, Quebec, But Your Language Laws Are Ridiculous

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business
Gregg S. Lipman

So nice of you to offer these suggestions, Quebec. But do you really think that Walmart is going to become Le Magasin Walmart just for your shoppers? Even the "real" French are less stringent about their language laws -- and that's saying a lot.

China in 2013: The Confidence Game

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Will the fifth generation of leadership led by President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang, signal China remains future-focused? Will they make moves to manage intra-Party conflicts of interest that, to date, have precluded meaningful political and economic reform?

Gap Is Making A Comeback

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 12.04.2012 | Style

Hold onto your colored jeans: Gap is back.

MTA Debuts MetroCard Ads

Posted 10.08.2012 | New York

As expected, the perpetually cash-strapped MTA introduced front-facing advertisements on city MetroCards this week. Gap became the first retailer t...

5 Tricks To Shopping At Zara, H&M And Other High Street Stores

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 10.04.2012 | Style

With these tricks, you'll look unique in your latest fast fashion finds.