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While dozens of trade groups want U.S. President Donald Trump to keep his promise and withdraw from the Paris agreement, many leading American companies asked the White House to stay with the treaty -- insisting it can be a net plus for business.
Much of the European Union is cheering the election of Emmanuel Macron as president of France. But problems like automation and unemployment aren't going anywhere. Could a universal basic income help? One survey shows Europeans are warming up to the idea.
Uber was quick to announce a new autonomous vehicles research center in Toronto; but the move north of the U.S. border may be because Uber has worn out its welcome just about everywhere else.
Diamond giant De Beers says it is developing a technology with the potential to make some of its mines carbon neutral in as little as five years.
Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India, has witnessed stratospheric growth due to its booming IT sector. But it could all fall apart if the city cannot get a handle on its worsening water security problem.
President Trump has invited the Philippines's brutal leader, Rodrigo Duterte, to the White House. Both men are close to a Filipino business partner of Trump's who is also the country's special envoy to the U.S.
Rainforest Action Network continues to pressure PepsiCo about its palm oil sourcing, and its links to deforestation and human rights. This time, RAN culled export data to make the case that PepsiCo is responsible for exporting "conflict palm oil."
The province of Ontario is launching a universal basic income pilot: 4,000 low-income participants in this three-year study will receive as much as $17,000 annually -- and will be able to keep much of it even if they stay employed or find work.
The athletic apparel giant Adidas plans to release yet another line of sneakers made from salvaged ocean plastic - and says it will manufacture 1 million pairs of upcycled shoes in the coming year.
Today, more investment funds and managers consider climate change when evaluating their long-term financial viability. But at least $4.5 trillion in assets worldwide are still exposed to climate risk.
The UK NGO Fairtrade Foundation has completed a study that insists that fair trade cotton has numerous benefits, including one-fifth of the the social and environmental impacts of conventionally-grown cotton.
I recently caught up with APP's Aida Greenbury to discuss the company's recent achievements, challenges, and her views on what the pulp and paper industry can do to stop deforestation worldwide.