Paper giant APP's move to go green in Indonesia has thrilled environmentalists. Many activist groups are now focusing on buying practices that could affect a firm's reputation – as well as its finances.
Asia Pulp & Paper Co. has promised to stop using wood from Indonesia's natural forests. Unprecedented market pressures, driven in part by Barbie and Mickey Mouse, helped.
Plaintiffs representing 30,000 people appealed an Ecuadorian court judgment that ordered Chevron to pay $9 billion in damages for oil contamination in the Amazon. The oil giant is also contesting.
Companies and activists are partnering on environmental, health, and other issues. Labor initiatives are more problematic.
Palm oil is in everything from fuel to cosmetics. Is it a solution or a problem?
On Monday, thousands of climate activists descended on Washington, D.C., to protest the Capitol Power Plant, a partly coal-fired plant that heats and air-conditions the seat of the US Congress and is the District of Columbia's largest source of air pollution and carbon emissions.
Speaking at the annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting, the former vice president and climate activist called for young people to engage in "civil disobedience." But why not old people, too?