Oklahoma is not San Francisco. But when an Oklahoma state representative named Sally Kern made anti-gay comments, she ran into trouble not just with gay-rights groups, but with business leaders as well. This shows, as I've argued before, that corporate America is ahead of the rest of the country when it comes to equal rights for all.
Sometimes business is personal. A promising new effort by Marriott International to curb deforestation in a corner of the Amazon took root, improbably, at a Super Bowl Party in Bethesda, Md., early in 2007.
So is the Bank of America an environmental hero? A villain? Both? Or neither?
I think it's a safe bet that E. Neville Isdell of The Coca-Cola Co. is the only chief executive officer of a FORTUNE 500 company who is a vegan.
Take me out to the ballgame and buy me some sustainably-raised peanuts and a soy dog. OK, I’m kidding about the soy dog.
You don't have to be a Latin scholar to know that Pax means peace. So why, with the United States bogged down in an unpopular war that claimed its 4,000th casualty a few days ago, is the Pax World family of mutual funds investing in a defense contractor with thousands of employees deployed in the Persian Gulf?
Don't believe the scary things people are saying about global warming. No, I'm not talking about the melting ice caps, rising seas and flooding forecast by climate scientists-those should be taken seriously.
One of the most exciting concepts kicking around the corporate-environmental world these days is ecosystem services. The idea is that nature produces valuable products and services that we often take for granted, such as clean water, timber, medicines from plants, habitats for fisheries, pollination and carbon storage.
I type with four fingers of my left hand and one on my right. Fast.
I'm just back from the Wall Street Journal's conference on business and the environment, called ECO:nomics.