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Patagonia’s Former C.E.O. Retreats to the Rainforest

Source: The New York Times

A must read. Last June Rose Marcario abruptly stepped down as CEO of Patagonia. At the time it wasn’t clear why she stepped down. Now in an exclusive in-depth interview she elaborates on her decision to leave Patagonia. She also talks about corporate activism and how Buddhism guides her decisions. She ends the interview with a stab at social Facebook and Twitter: “In order to have a functioning society, there has to be some understanding of objective truth. I worry we’ve lost that. And I would say right now we don’t have a functioning society, partly because of Twitter and Facebook. They have no commitment to the objective truth, and no strategy on how to handle what they unleashed. They’re spineless in my view.”

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This new tree corps will hire people to plant trees in low-income neighborhoods

Source: Fastcompany

Inequality comes in many forms. One of them is the unequal distribution of trees among neighborhoods. Trees have a positive effect on a neighborhood’s health, climate adaption and resiliency. Low-income areas tend to have less trees than the wealthier parts of town. “If you look at a map of most American cities, you’ll find that tree canopy cover tracks along income lines,” says Sarah Anderson from the nonprofit American Forests. Tazo Tea and American Forests have teamed up to work on the problem. Together they hired a team that will plant trees in targeted neighborhoods in Detroit; Minneapolis; the Bronx; the Bay Area; and Richmond, Virginia.

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Glassdoor will now break out its ratings by race and gender

Source: Fortune

Anyone exploring new career opportunities online will at some point read reviews of prospective workplaces on Glassdoor. Now they have started disclosing race and gender data, breaking down how women and people of color rank their workplace. Effectively allowing prospective employees to know what it’s like for Black, female or other underrepresented groups to work at a given company. Glassdoor reasons that: “Having more demographic information will put pressure on companies to do a better job.”

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