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Has the Income Gap's Moment Finally Arrived in the U.S.?

"There's something wrong when CEOs make 300 times more than the American worker."-Hillary Clinton, yesterday, in Iowa. I include that quote not as any sort of endorsement of Hillary's nascent campaign, but rather as an indication that wages-and specifically the gap between the highest earners and the lowest-finally seems to have punctured the political consciousness of at least one of the most likely candidates for the presidency. Read More >

Save the Planet by Working from Home?

Working remotely isn't just good for your company-a fact touched on by my colleague in these pages a couple of days ago-it's also good for the planet. According to an Earth Day-timed press release from FlexJobs, telecommuting policies at just three companies-Xerox, Dell and Aetna-"cumulatively saved 95.294 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions last year-equivalent to taking 20,000 passenger vehicles off the road. Read More >

Why Are Women in the US Less Likely to Work?

The issues of equal rights and pay for women in the workplace have been making headlines in recent weeks, along with the related issue of parental leave and benefits. Read More >

The Rise of Supersalaries, Income Inequality, and Thomas Piketty's 'Capital'

I live in Brooklyn, and this past weekend, at my local independent bookstore, where the titles that typically move are those written by the many novelists who live in the outer borough, front and center in the store window and on the checkout counter was the new, Bible-thick, nonfiction title Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by French economist Thomas Piketty. Capital, if you haven't heard, has been receiving a ridiculous amount of praise. Read More >

That's a wrap! EDF Climate Corps fellow at Humana reflects on results

John-Paul Fontelo is a 2011 EDF Climate Corps Fellow at Humana and an MBA Candidate at University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business Upon returning to Notre Dame this fall to kick off my second year of business school, I found myself reflecting on the real value of my summer fellowship as an EDF Climate Corps fellow at Humana. Read More >

A Day in the Life: Carleen Haas, Chief Talent Officer, Humana Inc.

Editor's Note: This is Part five in a series of blogs by Humana associates on how CSR is integrated into their daily work. These posts give us valuable insights into how one company is implementing responsibility as a key business strategy and a core function of every associate's job. Read More >

Day in the Life: Tom Noland, Sr. VP of Corporate Communications, Humana Inc.

In my role as a senior leader at Humana, I have the privilege of communicating on all of the activities in which the company is engaged; we're doing so much these days to be excited about. To advance corporate social responsibility (CSR) at Humana, we are engaging stakeholders and companies alike on our efforts and integrating CSR throughout our business. Read More >

Shifting the eBay Mindset for a More Naturally Integrated Energy Management System

By Gabrielle Maguire, 2011 EDF Climate Corps Fellow at eBay, MIB Candidate at The Fletcher School at Tufts University My EDF Climate Corps at eBay is coming to a close, and amid the flurry of project deadlines and presentations, I'm taking a moment to reflect on the past 2.5 months. I've been tasked with analyzing the best way to make our on-campus data rooms more efficient, and I outlined many of the barriers in my last post (How do you shrink while you grow?). Read More >

Whiskey, Data Centers and Power Strips--Oh My! Humana's EDF Climate Corps

By John-Paul Fontelo, 2011 EDF Climate Corps Fellow at Humana, MBA Candidate at University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business My task this summer is to help the Louisville-based healthcare company Humana save on energy, focusing on its data centers. In my last blog, I discussed data centers from a high level, but in this edition, I'd like to get a bit more technical about quick-win projects companies can implement in data centers. Read More >

EDF Fellow at Booz Allen Identifies Solutions to Efficiency Obstacles

As an MBA student completing an EDF Climate Corps fellowship with Booz Allen Hamilton, I often look for linkages between what I am doing this summer and what I learned from my coursework over the past two semesters at the JHU Carey Business School. Read More >

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