You can’t have lasting sustainability without social inclusion

February 24, 2017 by  
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The common refrain in these 5 segments: If a solution isn’t accessible for everyone, it isn’t viable over the long term.

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FDA bans antibacterial soaps after finding them no more effective than regular soap

September 2, 2016 by  
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Today the FDA announced it will be calling for several antibacterial soaps to be pulled from the shelves after research failed to show they were any safer or more effective than regular old soap. A number of ingredients typically found in antibacterial soaps, including triclosan, are now banned. Manufacturers have one year to reformulate their products or they will be removed from shelves. In 2013 the FDA first proposed a ban and requested soap manufacturers do their best to convince them their antibacterial products were better at germ-fighting than the alternative and safe for continuous use. Some companies did not even bother to submit any data, and the rest failed to convince the agency of their claims. Related: Antibacterial soap ingredient triclosan shown to cause liver cancer in mice “Consumers may think antibacterial washes are more effective at preventing the spread of germs , but we have no scientific evidence that they are any better than plain soap and water,” said Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, in a statement from the FDA. “In fact, some data suggests that antibacterial ingredients may do more harm than good over the long-term.” Of the 19 chemicals identified, triclosan , a commonly used and potentially dangerous element in antibacterial soaps, has been taken off the market. The ruling does not affect soaps used in healthcare settings or alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Via Ars Technica Images via Flickr ( 1 , 2 )

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3 ways to compete sustainably: Lessons from Mexico

October 9, 2013 by  
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How can Mexico compete over the long-term?

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Solar Industry Consolidation

June 8, 2012 by  
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In this meeting, we examine what M&A activity will mean for the future of the industry and discuss ways of identifying and hedging against risks.

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Directors’ Intensive Program on Corporate Governance

June 6, 2012 by  
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The Directors’ Intensive Program on Corporate Governance will offer valuable support to corporate leaders who recognize that the best companies achieve excellent performance and reputation by effectively managing risk that may emerge from a shifting operating and regulatory context, and create sustained value over the long-term by aligning business strategies with changing circumstances.

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