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The Environmental Footprints of 5 Items You Use Before Breakfast

Rosaly Byrd | Posted 09.03.2014 | Green
Rosaly Byrd

Why not start the day off right by considering that the products you use often started out as raw materials in foreign countries, and the long journey they went through before making it to your home?

10 Leadership Lessons from a Combat Logistician

Scott DiMarco | Posted 08.21.2014 | Business
Scott DiMarco

Where ever you work: be it in an office, a factory, in sales, or even a library, we all were the new person at some point in our career. Weathering out a tough situation is never a comfortable proposition, but it is part of the human condition.

Are Counterfeits Threatening Your Business?

Todd Kramer | Posted 08.09.2014 | Small Business
Todd Kramer

Be aware of who you are buying from.

What Do Factory Workers In Asia Want?

Heather Franzese | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Heather Franzese

What do factory workers want? They sew our clothes and assemble our mobile phones -- things we use every day -- but they remain a mystery to us. Most are working thousands of miles away behind secure company gates.

World Cup, Forced Labor and Trafficking: Learn More and Make a Difference

Juhu Thukral | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Juhu Thukral

Let's talk about what we, as soccer fans around the world, can do to make some noise about labor rights and abuse of the very workers who make events like the World Cup and Olympics possible.

Kim Bhasin

A Year After Deadly Collapse, Bangladesh's Garment Industry Remains Broken

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 04.24.2014 | Business

NEW YORK -- A year after a building collapse killed more than 1,100 people at a factory in Bangladesh, the country's garment workers remain exposed to...

Next Stop: Equal Pay Day

Megan Beyer | Posted 06.03.2014 | Women
Megan Beyer

With so many families now relying on the earning power of women, why not take that supply chain approach a step further to require our government contractors to pay men and women equally? The relative success of the Swiss model speaks for itself.

Private Regulation: Risk or Opportunity for Global Business?

Harlan Loeb | Posted 05.17.2014 | Business
Harlan Loeb

As trust in government rapidly declines, expectations of global business to address and, in many cases, solve social problems are sharply escalating.

International Corporate Volunteering: Profitable for Multinational Corporations

Alice Korngold | Posted 05.07.2014 | Business
Alice Korngold

People from multinational corporations head off and volunteer for weeks or months in another country, leaving their work behind for others to do. Building a better world is good for business.

Snakebit Supply Chains

Terry Tamminen | Posted 05.06.2014 | Green
Terry Tamminen

Smart managers are making it a priority to improve visibility into sustainability and social responsibility standards and performance. Those that don't could end up with a nasty bite.

From Brazil to Bangladesh: Saving Lives the Old-Fashioned Way, with Fire Drills and Phone Calls

Heather Franzese | Posted 04.20.2014 | Impact
Heather Franzese

Imagine yourself working in a factory. One day you smell smoke. What do you do? Ignore it? Panic? Or follow the fire drill procedure you learned at a training last week? What you choose could save your life.

The Sochi Games and Human Rights: What Is the Responsibility of Corporate Sponsors?

Christine Bader | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Christine Bader

Of course, the international community -- companies included -- should be fighting for equal rights for all. But before urging companies to turn their attention outwards and lobby host governments, we should seek evidence that they are addressing the risks to human rights in their own operations.

Five Things You Can Do to Fight Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Juhu Thukral | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Juhu Thukral

It's important to start the year thinking about ways to address and prevent trafficking in persons, given that, throughout the world, so many workers and young people experience this assault on their dignity and autonomy.

Your Competitors Don't Matter

John Friedman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
John Friedman

When it comes to corporate responsibility, you are competing with everyone.

What's Your Slavery Footprint? There's an App for That

Mehroz Baig | Posted 02.10.2014 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

Supply chains for products are hard to keep track of, and if companies aren't investing time, money, and energy in ensuring a clean supply chain, our consumerism continues to support labor exploitation.

Using Data to Fight Counterfeiting

Travis Korte | Posted 09.18.2013 | Technology
Travis Korte

From the federal government's data-driven policing efforts to private sector initiatives to secure the supply chain, data has the potential to emerge as a powerful new tool in the fight against counterfeit goods.

WATCH: Are Yelp 'Stars' Hurting The Restaurant Business?

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.17.2013 | Green

As food prices rise and environmental and workers' rights issues become increasingly important to consumers, Corby Kummer thinks it's necessary to ask...

Q&A With Jason Clay: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Next in the series is my conversation with Jason Clay, Senior Vice President, Market Transformation for World Wildlife Fund.

The Internet of Things in Motion: Interview with Ayla Network's CEO David Friedman

James Grundvig | Posted 08.07.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

The word "thing" has its roots from the Viking days of yore. In Iceland, the Althing was founded in 930 AD at Thingvellir--the "assembly fields"--the ...

Should Workers Be Dying to Make Your T-Shirt for You?

Robin Lewis | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business
Robin Lewis

Am I wrong to be disgusted over the blatant irresponsibility of some of the largest retailers and apparel brands in the world as well as the governments, and factory owners in the countries sought for the lowest possible manufacturing costs?

Kim Bhasin

Auditing Process Fails Mistreated Factory Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 04.26.2013 | Business

In the wake of another deadly disaster at a major hub of garment manufacturing in Bangladesh -- this time, the collapse of a building that took the li...

What is the real beef about horsemeat?

Alan Braithwaite | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business
Alan Braithwaite

You are standing in front of the ready meals counter looking at an array of Lasagnes, Bolognese's and meat pies. Does it really matter if there is a l...

Behind the Brands

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

The system is poised for change. Now is the time for all of us to show companies that it is in their interests to lead. No brand is too big not to listen to its customers, and if enough of us urge the "Big 10" to do what is right, they will have no choice but to listen.

Slavery at the Super Bowl? 5 Helpful Facts for Fans

Kavitha Sreeharsha | Posted 01.31.2013 | Impact
Kavitha Sreeharsha

Are you planning to wear a team jersey? Commemorative and other team apparel could include cotton harvested by forced labor or sewn in factories by forced labor. Did you buy a new flat-screen television for your Super Bowl party?

The Global Supply Chain: Our Economy, Security and Health Depends on It

Stanley M. Bergman | Posted 03.29.2013 | Business
Stanley M. Bergman

The world's supply chain forms the backbone of our global economy, security and health, and the risks it faces are many. What to do? We cannot plan for precisely how or when, but we can plan for the fact that disruptions will strike.