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September 17, 2019 Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, files for bankruptcySource: VOX
Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy on Sunday — the first expected step of a tentative agreement that the company reached last week to settle thousands of lawsuits related to its alleged involvement in the...
September 4, 2019 Where ethics, welfare, and sustainability meet swineSource: U Penn
Parsons and his colleagues have spent years crafting and refining their swine unit at Penn with the aim of making pig farms more sustainable nationwide. Their “farm of the future,” with humane conditions and efficient use of...
September 3, 2019 Bitcoin Warning As Serious Security Vulnerabilities UncoveredSource: Forbes
Bitcoin developers have been trying to make the world's most popular cryptocurrency more useful for payments, with the somewhat controversial Lightning Network one of the most popular projects.
Confronted with a torrent of lawsuits across the U.S., several major drug companies are in discussions with authorities to resolve thousands of opioid-related suits filed against them. A government source close to the...
August 21, 2019 Dow makes 'Change the World' listSource: Midland Daily News
Dow has been included on Fortune’s 2019 "Change the World" list, a ranking of 52 companies that have made an important social or environmental impact through their profit-making strategy and operations.
August 20, 2019 The CEOs of nearly 200 companies just said shareholder value is no longer their main objectiveSource: CNBC
The Business Roundtable, a group of chief executive officers from major U.S. corporations, issued a statement Monday with a new definition of the “purpose of a corporation.”
August 16, 2019 ‘China speed’ needed for a breakthrough in sustainable palm oilSource: Eco-Business
...consumers around the world have discovered that a substance (palm oil) found in more than half of all supermarket products is responsible for deforestation and human rights abuses in the countries where it is grown.
August 16, 2019 SEC urged to tackle companies’ ESG boastsSource: Corporate Secretary
The SEC has received the latest request to act on ESG-related disclosures, although agency officials have indicated caution over prescriptive rulemaking in the area.
Novartis, the Swiss drug giant under fire for using manipulated data in a recent drug approval, has fired two top scientists at its AveXis affiliate involved in the project, according to a person familiar with the matter.
August 12, 2019 Vegan food's sustainability claims need to give the full pictureSource: Phys.org
The IPCC special report, Climate Change and Land, released last night, has found a third of the world's greenhouse gas emissions come from the "land": largely farming, food production, land clearing and deforestation.
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