Fair Trade and Socially Responsible Businesses

Many socially responsible businesses embrace Fair Trade as a keystone of how they conduct business with producers and manufacturers. Not to be confused with “Free Trade,” Fair Trade is a conscious effort to do business with firms, companies, cooperatives and individuals in an equitable and fair manner – especially those in the poor and developing … Read more

The Unexpected Acceleration of Global Warming

On Tuesday night I was listening an NPR report about the story on global warming. The discussion centered on: how warming is occurring faster than any scientists predicted how the public is confused or misinformed about the story how the scientist who first sounded the alarm believes we need to take action now as we … Read more

“Socially Responsible” Means Different Ideals to Different Businesses

“Socially responsible” can mean different things depending on who you ask. For some firms it means focusing on doing business with other green companies. Doing business with other green businesses is a cool way to create a “green economy” and support the development of green eco-safe products. For other businesses being “socially responsible” means avoiding … Read more