Is the era of attaching a cause to all of our purchases really the best way for companies to prove they care about the world? Or would it would be better to go back to a time when companies just created foundations to give their money away?
It’s a new era where consumers will punish a company for taking a wrong stand, but also for taking no stands at all. In these volatile times, brands actually should become more willing to take a stand.
Corporations use a lot of water, and global droughts are starting to take a toll on the bottom line. A few pioneering companies are finding that reducing water isn't just good environmental policy--it's saving a lot of money.
Massive materials companies like Dow and DuPont generate so many products that it's difficult to get a comprehensive picture of their sustainability as a whole. Nevertheless, author and investment adviser R. Paul Herman compares the two in the new book The HIP Investor. Below, we do the same.
No, the increase in ADHD over the past decade or so isn't just your imagination. It might even be linked to the food we eat every day. A recent study in the journal Pediatrics claims that children with high levels of exposure to a group of pesticides called organophosphates are nearly twice as likely to end up with ADHD as kids with minimal levels of the pesticides in their urine.