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What makes Amsterdam - and much of the Netherlands – incredibly special is the city’s breathtaking architecture, which dates back to the Dutch Golden Era of Renaissance times.
Two outspoken supporters of the Paris Accord, California Governor Jerry Brown and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, announced this week that they will launch a new initiative to help drive down greenhouse gas emissions across the U.S. and keep the U.S. on track to meet its voluntary commitment to the Paris Accord.
Mars Inc. recently launched The Farmer Income Lab, intended to be a “think tank” to ensure that global supply chains work for both small farmers and businesses.
The pharmaceutical giant GSK recently announced that a new version of its Synflorix pneumonia vaccine, which does not require refrigeration, is close to gaining full approval worldwide. The company will distribute 720 million doses by the mid-2020s.
Levanta Coffee describes itself as a “socially-innovative start-up” that can spark much better economic opportunities for the coffee farmers in Honduras with its “social microlot model" - one that will pay farmers 50 percent more than typical prices.
Volvo Car Group announced last week that in 2019, every model rolling off the automakers’ assembly line will, at a minimum, be partly powered by an electric battery system.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York fined the arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby $3 million for its role in the smuggling of over 5,500 antiquities illegally smuggled out of Iraq.
A recent report reveals Brazil is becoming more aggressive about being a major player in the global palm oil industry. While this development raises fears that deforestation in Brazil could accelerate, some NGOs insist that a boost in Brazil's palm oil production could be a net positive for the environment.
The meteoric growth of the global shrimp industry has an ugly side. The increase in shrimp farms worldwide has been tied to environmental degradation and human rights violations. But the World Wildlife Fund has a fix to recommend.
Despite improvements across the apparel industry's global supply chain, viscose, also known as rayon, is causing numerous problems, including environmental degradation and increased risks to public health in nations including India, Indonesia and China.
Add Uruguay to the 60-plus countries in which Starbucks does business. But can the coffee giant compete with old habits and of course, mate, the national drink of Uruguay?
Reducing emissions is only the start of the Dutch air carrier KLM's quest to become a more socially responsible company.