Ethics in Tax and the Panama Papers

Surprise, what Surprise ? Are the Panama Papers really a surprise ?  Wealthy people, media, corporates, lawyers, financiers have known about this for years.  Bits about this practice have been reported repeatedly for years. The headlines seem shocking, but at least as of this writing, quite literally no illegal activity has been uncovered. One prime […]

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Two New Books Look At the Reasons Behind Region’s Haze Crisis SINGAPORE, March 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — In 2015 some 2.6m hectares of land burned in Indonesia: an environmental and economic catastrophe that according to a recent report from the World Bank is “repeated year after year, as a few hundred businesses and a few […]

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Region’s biggest CSR award launched in the Levant for the first time 6 March 2016. Amman, Jordan For the first time in its almost decade long history, the Arab region’s premier CSR and sustainability award initiative was launched in the Levant country of Jordan. This year the award organizers have put up a series of […]

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RALEIGH, N.C., 16 March 2016 – North Carolina voters last night passed the $2 Billion Connect NC Bond that will strengthen food security and national security by making two investments in the future of North Carolina agriculture. NC Farm Bureau strongly supported the Connect NC Bond that provides $85 million for the Plant Sciences Initiative […]

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News and notes this week from the world of sustainability and CSR. Gaining Value from External Assurance of Sustainability Reporting WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Devlopment) has released it’s latest publication analyzing findings from the external assurance practices of its members. The report finds value to businesses which transparently report on their activities, particularly […]

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CHICAGO, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, announced today The Allstate Foundation and Allstate Insurance Company, the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, have renewed their commitment to Feeding America and pledged to donate up to $2 million in support of Feeding America’s disaster relief efforts. The announcement comes […]

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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, July 27, 2014 / DogLegMedia / — Ladies European Tour professional golfer Becky Brewerton has launched a fundraiser to support the Williams Syndrome Foundation.  Like many charitable fundraising efforts by leading celebrities and athletes, the initiative was spurred by personal experience.  In this case, the 2nd child of  friend and ex-professional golfer Danielle Masters was born with the condition. […]

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CHEVY CHASE, Md., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — National 4-H Council and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] are launching the “Teachers Bringing Science to Life” contest that will provide resources and rewards for educators who encourage their students to explore the field of aerospace engineering. To enter, teachers must submit photos of their students conducting the […]

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