The issue of toxicity and chemicals is one that lies somewhat separate from the climate discussion. While it gets lost in the shuffle sometimes, the pressure on companies to deal with it just keeps rising.
The final stop in my tour of poorly-timed sports marketing missteps: the soon-to-be-boring soap opera of Tiger and his lillies. Woods was an untouchable until a mere two weeks ago; now sports marketers don't what to do with him.
Twelve years ago I got involved in the fight to end Nike's sweatshop abuses. Nike has consistently lied about working conditions and many consumers, even so-called progressives, believe that Nike "fixed those sweatshop problems." They did not.