Once we, as a society, become aware of the consequences of funding corporations operating on non-renewable resources, there is only one intelligent choice: to take action.
Earlier this month, I was in Marrakech to cover the Clinton Global Initiative schmoozefest and make up my mind about whether the Clinton Foundation is as sinister as its critics make it out to be.
Think of it as a searchable, sharable video engine for California government. It's like C-SPAN, Google, and Facebook for politics all rolled into one. Too often well-financed groups have the inside track in Sacramento for funding and policy. Thanks to students at the Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy (IATPP) at Cal Poly, this has changed.
Based on the bad actors, sometimes it's tempting to assume all large multinational corporations are unconcerned about their environmental impacts. The reality is far more nuanced.
The Clinton Foundation claims that it's committed to transparency - but clearly, it's not.
With payments out in the open, citizens can hold their governments accountable for how they spend payments, and companies can be held accountable for paying what is due. Armed with that information, activists can push for more of that money to be spent back in their communities.
One huge lesson that Executives can learn from the situation in Baltimore is this: Distrust leads to chaos. Unless, you have trust, nothing is going to happen positively in your organization. When trust is absent, everything deteriorates.
Information on projects worldwide should be available for all to see online when it becomes available. A completely new culture of openness at the bank would go a long way toward growing trust between the bank, civil society organizations, the private sector and bank clients the world over.
Few, if any, 100% natural skincare lines exist. And surprisingly, it shouldn't bother you. What should bother you is whether the ingredients you're putting on your skin are safe.
As American pundits are discussing the Clinton Cash affair and worrying about possible undue foreign influence on U.S. foreign policy via donations to...
If "transparency and accountability" in this industry are indeed a goal, advocacy groups like this one seem to herald a beginning grassroots campaign towards greater client protection.
Building energy use policies begin to address this critical knowledge gap. Atlanta's new ordinance, for example, combines several powerful tools that together can provide unparalleled insight into these valuable assets.
Goodbye, Azerbajian. It would be dishonest to say that we Europeans will miss you; few people over here will even notice that you've left. But it's sad to see you leaving the family nonetheless.
Today, a group of Lebanese from across the world launched an initiative focused on supporting a vital sector for the future of Lebanon that we hear relatively little about: Lebanon's potential oil and gas industry.
Automotive. Travel. Healthcare. Pharmaceutical. These are just some of the industrial engines being recalibrated for greater efficiency available by introducing transparency and big data. More are in the throes of disruption, or on the cusp of it.