This coming April, a rocket will lift off from an island off the east coast of India and launch CLAIRE--a powerful new tool in the global effort to combat carbon pollution.
Most consumers have no direct link to agriculture and food production, unlike past generations. As a result, food producers must commit to communicating the ethical foundation of their work.
All over the world, politically active citizens and grass roots organizations are surely disappointed that the U.S. oil industry has for more than 4 years successfully delayed a vital new American law that should already be requiring oil and mining companies to stop concealing their payments to foreign politicians and governments.
When the Capitol Dome becomes the Cone of Silence...
Open data may not demolish the incentive of corruption but it can go a long way in raising the cost of doing so.
In today's America, bankers are often seen as uncaring, and media portrayals reflect a view that banks put hardworking people on the streets. Our industry, which should be a key part of helping people achieve their economic and financial goals, has lost consumer trust.
Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a 12 nation agreement seven years in the making, were finally concluded a month ago. Yet the Obama administration still has not released the text of the agreement. Not even to Congress, much less the public.
Over the years, LAUSD has made considerable student gains, relieving overcrowding in schools and launching a range of much-needed changes to funding, ...
There is a big prize to be won for those nations that make the radical shift to the circular economy, a message that is increasingly articulated by leaders in politics and business from the meeting rooms of Davos to the workshops of the Circular Economy 100, organised by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
I feel incensed by corporations using the breast cancer awareness movement to pad their bottom line. Lets turn the anger into action and accountability. There is a good chance the biggest offenders violating our consumer right to know where our money goes don't even realize they can do better.
On the whole I think the debate about transparency is good for the republic. Like so many values in a democracy, the virtue of transparency exists in creative tension with other virtues. It is not, nor can it be, nor should it be, an absolute value.
The Volkswagen scandal hit new lows this week when German-born Michael Horn, CEO of Volkswagen America, refused to acknowledge the people responsible for falsifying emissions tests on 11 million vehicles or to release essential documents.
what do the words of Paracelsus, Alterius non sit qui suus esse potest, mean? "Let no man be another's who can be his own," or more simply, just be yourself. The enemy of ambiguity is clarity. Be clear whenever you can.
At least nine major British think tanks will disclose who funds their research and advocacy over the coming month, marking a systemic shift towards greater financial transparency across the entire UK policy research scene.
Australian think tanks are among the least financially transparent in the world, according to data compiled by Transparify.
Over the past two decades, support by USAID and other Western donors has led to an explosion in the number of think tanks in developing countries. However, much of this money is still being given and taken behind closed doors, threatening to hurt rather than help the world's poor.