Tag archives for transparency
The NGOs Humanity United and the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre recently issued a report that is pessimistic about the global apparel industry’s efforts to eradicate forced labor from their supply chains. While Adidas scored relatively high, most of the world's largest apparel companies are laggards on labor and human rights.
India plans to eliminate two of its most circulated banknotes in an effort to increase transparency and stamp out corruption. But the move may end up causing more misery for the country's poor.
Shortly after Donald Trump and members of his family were interviewed on 60 Minutes, Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry sent a “style alert” to journalists to inform them that a bracelet that she wore during that news segment could be purchased for $10,800. We are on the verge of an unprecedented barrage of conflicts of interest unless Trump transitions his assets into a true blind trust.
Greenpeace is calling on Samsung to be more transparent as to how it will process recalled Note 7 smartphones, which gained notoriety after several reportedly exploded. This e-waste catastrophe is a chance at leadership.
Last week Volkswagen unexpectedly dismissed its company historian, Manfred Grieger. Grieger documented Volkswagen’s history for over 20 years and revealed much about how the company, founded in 1937 by the Nazis’ trade union organization, grew before and during World War II. But more details of its Nazi past seemed too much for the company to handle.
In a survey conducted by CDP, 1 in 5 large firms now set an internal carbon price -- a spike up by 23 percent from 2015.
The SEC says ExxonMobil failed to effectively communicate financial and climate risk data to shareholders, and it plans to investigate further. Meanwhile, a group of state attorneys general and NGOs investigating Exxon remain tied up in the House Science Committee.
Last week, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman launched an investigation into the Trump Foundation -- unleashing a wave of anti-Semitic comments from Trump supporters.
Gap Inc. plans to publicly release a list of its supplier factories, making it far easier for stakeholders and NGOs to assess environmental and social conditions.
More consumers claim some Honest Co. products do not work as well or are not as natural as the company claims. The result is a long string of class-action lawsuits that were consolidated this week. The litigation creates a huge headache for the company as it is rumored to be inching toward going public.
Scholars and researchers affiliated with the nation's top think tanks often moonlight as corporate board members, lobbyists and outside consultants, a New York Times investigation revealed this week.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has caused yet another uproar. On Wednesday, he goaded Russian hackers to cyber-spy on Hillary Clinton and search for her alleged missing emails.