Tag archives for transparency
According to a leaked draft of a presidential directive, Donald Trump is ready to order the Securities and Exchange Commission to pull the conflict minerals disclosure rule.
“For too long, companies that produce and use palm oil have gotten away with paper commitments that they are repeatedly found violating," one NGO leader told TriplePundit. A new set of standards aims to change that.
The political and economic chaos in Brazil threatens much of the progress the country has made since the turn of the century, including reforms that fight modern slavery.
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.