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Many of us recall a time when manufacturers built products to last and when home appliances, for example, had a lifespan spanning decades. This was particularly true as we had, then, a thriving repair industry, paired with a...
November 29, 2021 Time for better consumer safeguards in S'pore over 'greenwashing' products that are not sustainableSource: Today
At a recent Youth4Climate forum in Milan, a prelude to the COP26 climate summit, Swedish youth activist Greta Thunberg chastised world leaders for paying lip service to the grandiose plans that they have announced for the...
Global Witness, Greenpeace, and Earthworks filed a false advertising complaint against Chevron earlier this year with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which enforces rules against deceptive ads.
November 23, 2021 Former Unilever CEO Paul Polman Says Aiming for Sustainability Isn’t Good Enough—The Goal Is Much HigherSource: Harvard Business Review
How can a company profit from solving the world’s problems, not from creating them? Is the world better off because your business is in it, or not? These are some of the fundamental questions that Paul Polman, former CEO of...
A new report titled “Cotton: A Case Study in Misinformation“ looks at debunking false claims present in the cotton industry, plus lays a roadmap for accurate data research and industry-wide data transparency. As the 2021 United...
October 12, 2021 SEC Chief to Wall Street: The Everything Crackdown Is ComingSource: Bloomberg/Yahoo
He’s laying out one of the most ambitious agendas in the SEC’s 87-year history -- some 49 proposals, many already drawing opposition from hedge funds, stock exchanges, online brokers and public companies. He’s been similarly...
October 6, 2021 Pathway to a sustainable economySource: The Guardian
True, uninhibited economic growth on a finite planet cannot continue, and politicians who offer us continued growth but along a “green pathway” are either being disingenuous – dangerously misleading – or simply lying. But “doing...
October 4, 2021 'Pandora Papers': Leaked records reveal financial secrets of world leaders, politiciansSource: USA Today
Hundreds of world leaders, powerful politicians, billionaires, celebrities, religious leaders and drug dealers have been hiding their investments in mansions, exclusive beachfront property, yachts and other assets for the past...
September 29, 2021 5 Lessons Evergrande Taught Us About The Chinese EconomySource: NPR
Last week, global markets shook after a Chinese company named Evergrande fell into what looks like a downward spiral into oblivion. Evergrande is — or was — the second-largest real estate company in China.
September 27, 2021 Changing the face of medicine: Why social accountability and Sustainable Development Goals are so important?Source: The European Sting
In 1995, the World Health Organization published a document proposing that medical schools should be obliged to prioritize health concerns of the community they have a mandate to serve. They established that improving community...
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