Sunday, February 18, 2007

Show 34: Human Trafficking and the Global Slave Trade

University of San Francisco Ethics Professor David Batstone speaks about his research in writing "Not for Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade--and How We Can Fight It" and his launching of the Not for Sale campaign to help end human trafficking. David Arkless, senior vice president of global corporate affairs for Manpower, discusses the Athens Ethical Principles, which commit companies to a zero tolerance policy toward human trafficking anywhere in the supply chain for companies. Manpower was the first company to sign the Principles in January 2006, and in December the company challenged 1,000 companies to join in signing the Principles.


Not for Sale Campaign

Athens Ethical Principles


SocialFunds article: Alien Tort Claims Act Lawsuit Alleges Slavery and Child Labor on Liberian Firestone Plantation

SocialFunds article: Marriott Combats Child Sexual Exploitation

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Show 33: The Green Chemistry Promise

Whether it's cosmetics, computers, mattresses, or "rubber" ducks, there are shocking chemical surprises in many of the products we once presumed were safe. We speak with Dr. John Warner, Director of the Center for Green Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell to learn about the strategies and opportunities for greening our chemical economy. We also hear a financial perspective from Heather Langsner, Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, and a regional economic development approach – from Steve Taylor of Maine's Environmental Health Strategy Center.


Center for Green Chemistry
Innovest Strategic Value Advisors
Investor Environmental Health Network
Environmental Health Strategy Center
Massachusetts Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow