Sustainable Food- How to Land an Airline for Your Product

Meet JetBlue’s latest sustainability initiative, BlueBud, a small business partnership cultivator

JetBlue recently launched its first business mentoring program —BlueBud (buddies + budding new companies) – to help other innovative companies learn what it takes to get their products onboard commercial aircraft. Continue reading Sustainable Food- How to Land an Airline for Your Product


Opinion: What Would A Hilary Clinton White House Mean for the ICC?


Justice in Conflict

Mark Kersten is a researcher, consultant and teacher based in London. His research focuses on the nexus of international criminal justice and conflict resolution. Specifically, Mark’s work examines the politics of the International Criminal Court and the effects of its interventions on peace, justice and conflict processes.

Kersten maintains the Justice in Conflict blog. “Much of what is written at Justice in Conflict fits within the debate about the relationship between peace and justice. Understanding this relationship is an immensely difficult task and much of the literature and work done on the subject to date remains insufficient and unconvincing. Nevertheless, the difficulties in understanding the relationship between peace and justice is matched only by its importance.”

What Would A Hilary Clinton White House Mean for the ICC?

In this recent article, Kersten offers insights on what a Clinton administration would mean for the International Criminal Courts.

“…it is hard to imagine any significant change in the US’s piecemeal engagement with the ICC under a Hillary Clinton presidency. Clinton – or whoever the next President is – will face some stark political challenges when it comes to international criminal justice.”

Read the full article, and subscribe to Kersten’s Justice in Conflict blog here.

Justice in Conflict

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In an announcement that came as a surprise to exactly no one, Hillary Rodham Clinton has declared her candidacy to become the Democratic candidate in the 2016 US Presidential election. Whether it has been as First Lady, Senator for New York, or Secretary of State, Clinton’s political life has covered the most momentous contemporary developments in international criminal justice. So if she were to become the first-ever female President of the United States, what would Clinton’s tenure mean for the relationship between the ICC and the US? Would it be markedly different than what we’ve seen under Barack Obama?

Under Obama, the US has had an improved yet still mixed relationship with the ICC. The administration supported a referral of Libya and Syria to the ICC. In 2012, the State Department expanded its Rewards for Justice programme to include some individuals indicted by the Court. Even if…

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Way To #LeanIn, NFL. Now, About That Tax Exemption…

Congratulations, Sarah Thomas!

The NFL just confirmed the first female to officiate for the National Football League.

In the off-season, Thomas is a pharmaceutical rep and mom to a daughter and two sons.

“They just know mom officiates and it’s nothing foreign to them or pioneering or anything.”

Being “first” is pretty pioneering, especially when it’s been nearly 100 years in the making. Continue reading Way To #LeanIn, NFL. Now, About That Tax Exemption…

ICRC Seeks Ceasefire to Deliver Aid in Yemen

“We urgently need an immediate halt to the fighting, to allow families in the worst affected areas, such as Aden, to venture out to get food and water, or to seek medical care. For the wounded, their chances of survival depend on action within hours, not days.”

-Robert Mardini, ICRC’s Head of Operations for the Middle East


Snowden: Spotted in Brooklyn, Moscow, & Last Week Tonight

Who’s Watching the Watchers?

Artists in Brooklyn Park secretly erected a bust of Edward Snowden. Manhunt ensues.

Amidst government efforts to tighten security and tackle cybercrime, Edward Snowden re-enters civil discourse as Congress prepares to consider reauthorization of the US Patriot Act and FISA provisions. Here’s what you need to know, and how to monitor the legislation. Continue reading Snowden: Spotted in Brooklyn, Moscow, & Last Week Tonight

Canada’s Corporate Knights Announces Top 40 in CSR

Future 40: Responsible Corporate Leaders in Canada

The difference between Corporate Knights’ Future 40 ranking and its annual Best 50 ranking has to do with the size of the companies represented.

To make the Best 50, companies need to have at least $2 billion in revenues. Under that, companies fall into the Future 40.

The information that makes up the Future 40 is collected from publicly traded companies that disclose their environmental, social and governance data either through CSR/sustainability reports or some other publicly accessible medium. That data is aggregated by organizations such as Bloomberg. For non-publicly traded companies, reports identified by the GRI are used. Continue reading Canada’s Corporate Knights Announces Top 40 in CSR

Guest Post: Late Nights and Your Nonprofit

Philanthropy Communication in a Digital World

By Katie Reynolds

A recent post on Beth’s Blog discusses the most important asset you can protect in your work: your sleep.

Throughout college and into life as an adult we cultivate, either consciously or subconsciously, the mentality that “one hour less of sleep equals one more hour of productivity”. This is especially true in the non-profit sector. We fill our days with meetings, fundraising, advocacy, people–and at the end of the day we find that we only got half of what we wanted to accomplish checked off.

‘But that task list! I have to get all of that stuff done today.’ This thought is then often followed with staying up into the wee hours of the night, sacrificing sleep in hopes that dependence on caffeine the following day will make up for it.

This is a dangerous path to tread down. According to Beth’s Blog, the Sleep Health Index

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Mental Vacay: Stockholm, Sweeden + Vision Zero Lead the Way to Walkable Cities

 Vision Zero

Stockholm’s effort to reduce road deaths to zero by 2020 has become an international model for “walkable cities.”

“Most transpo devotees are familar with Sweden’s incredible success of Vision Zero, a goal to eventually curb road deaths and serious injuries to zero by 2020. Many cities worldwide, especially in the United States, have now adopted various forms of it.”

Continue reading Mental Vacay: Stockholm, Sweeden + Vision Zero Lead the Way to Walkable Cities