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Hundreds of Amazon employees speak out on business practices

More than 350 Amazon employees violated the company’s communications policy Sunday by publishing support for Amazon Employees for Climate Justice – colleagues who were warned they could be fired for publicly criticizing the company’s climate practices. The quotes were published on Medium with workers’ names, in a show of solidarity.  Lunchtime conversations: In addition to submitting questions during…

Climate crisis expected to reshape global finance

World business leaders say that climate change and environmental issues could wreak costly economic and social havoc, reshaping global finance. The World Economic Forum cited climate-related issues as dominant among the top-five likely risks over the next decade. In his annual letter to CEOs, BlackRock chief Larry Fink said: “Climate change has become a defining…

COP25 – the rise of ocean-based climate action

In Madrid, delegates from governments around the world are meeting to work on a global response to climate change. This is the 25th meeting under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, known as COP25. The primary objective this year is to nail down the finer points of how to achieve their Paris Agreement commitments. Lunchtime…

Examples of companies taking climate actions

The devastating effects of climate change are undeniable. The United Nations panel on climate change warned the world of irreversible climate impact as early as 2030. Here are 16 companies, multinationals, and startups that are taking actions to mitigate climate change. What are other examples of how companies can take climate action? What can political leaders learn…

Amazon rejects proposals for climate change and facial recognition

Amazon’s stock has increased six-fold in the last five years, making investors lots of money. But at this year’s annual meeting, the amount of criticism leveled at the company in the form of shareholder resolutions was unprecedented. Investors voted on 12 of the proposals with none getting a majority vote, but they highlight issues that…

The politics of climate change

The New York Times Magazine recently published its Climate Issue titled The Problem with Putting a Price on the End of The World. The Time’s op-ed columnist, David Leonhardt, makes the case that economists have workable policy ideas for addressing climate change. A United Nations panel of scientists recently concluded that avoiding horrific damage will require…