The most powerful man in South Africa, and one of the most controversial, came to Washington, D.C., this week, and tried to assure his American hosts that he is committed to market-friendly economic policies, to fighting HIV AIDS and to a free press and independent judiciary in South Africa.
Wal-Mart’s sustainability efforts are leading to some unorthodox conversations inside the retail giant.
One of the most fascinating ideas in the world of sustainability is biomimicry -- the notion that we can design products, services, systems and processes to look more like nature.
Between the depressing crisis in the capital markets and the presidential campaign, which at least has the virtue of being entertaining, there’s almost no air left in the media climate for other stories to breathe, as Stephen Colbert, pointed out, amusingly, the other night on The Colbert Report.
Because many of us are captivated by the extraordinary goings-on in Washington, on Wall Street and in the presidential campaign, it’s easy to overlook everything else that’s happening in the world of business.
Since returning from the Beijing Olympics last month, Hank Paulson has been a nonstop crisis manager.
I'm no expert on the markets, so please don’t ask me how and when the tumult will end. But I've spent some time lately with treasury secretary Hank Paulson, and some of his key people, so I can offer some insight into how the former Goldman Sachs CEO is approaching the toughest challenge of his career.
So Dell, which is getting more gung-ho about the environment all the time, has built an elaborate website called Regeneration.org, all about saving the planet.
Gold mining is a dirty business, for many reasons. In poor countries, where most of the world’s gold is mined, regulations are lax, cyanide is commonly (and carelessly) used to separate gold from waste rock, and children work under unsafe conditions, literally scratching out a living from the earth.
You won’t hear much about gay marriage this week at the Republican convention, but it remains a hotly-contested political issue, particularly in California, where a fall ballot initiative would overturn the state Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to wed.