Nick Steigmann

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MSF Launches Global Action Against Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline to Cut the Price of Pneumonia Vaccine

<i>New York—</i>The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched a global petition today, …

S.C. Bill Would Require Reporters to Sign Up Under ‘Responsible Journalism Registry’

COLUMBIA, S.C. (TheBlaze/AP) — South Carolina journalists would have to register with the government before reporting the state’s news, under a Republican lawmaker’s proposal.<p>The South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, S.C., is seen on Jan. 25, 2014. For years, South Carolina’s capital was known …

Israel seeks international support to force social media giants to be more responsible

Israel plans to gather international support to force global social media networks to act more responsibly in preventing their platforms from being …

Meet the Former Google Exec Responsible for Building Up PHD’s Technology Marketing

<b>Specs</b> <b><br>Current gig</b> Marketing technology director at PHD <b><br>Previous gig</b> Head of platform for agencies at Google <b><br>Age</b> 38 <b><br>Twitter</b> @ben_samuel77<p><b>Adweek: This is a</b> …

Obama: Delay in response to Flint water crisis 'inexplicable and inexcusable'

Blame is swirling after a switch in the water supply to the financially strapped city of 100,000 north of Detroit led to elevated levels of lead in drinking water.<p>"What is inexplicable and inexcusable is once people figured out that there was a problem there and that there was lead in the water, …

PepsiCo a Top Socially Responsible Dividend Stock With 2.9% Yield (PEP)

PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) has been named a Top Socially Responsible Dividend Stock by Dividend Channel, signifying a stock with above-average <i>”DividendRank”</i> statistics including a strong 2.9% yield, as well as being recognized by prominent asset managers as being a socially responsible investment, …

Responsibilities Both Great and Small

Around 1 a.m. on June 27th, 2015, Bree Newsome and I drove down to Columbia, South Carolina. Several hours later, we met a group of 12 activists at a Waffle House, across the street from the South Carolina Capitol grounds, where the confederate flag silently flew. Every person present knew their …

South Carolina Republican who wanted to keep the Confederate flag flying and opposes all gun control drafts ‘law’ to curb journalists<p>Here’s a wonderful wheeze to ensure journalists are “responsible”. A politician in the land of the free has drafted a bill that would require journalists to register …

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Why Should Your Business Care About Social Responsibility?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The times, they are a-changin’. So is the way we do business and the way companies present themselves to their customers.<p>Ten years ago, only a handful of Fortune 500 companies issued sustainability reports. Now, a large number of …

EPA issues emergency order over Flint water crisis, administrator who oversees Michigan resigns

The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday evening that authorities in Michigan had failed to properly respond to an ongoing crisis involving lead-poisoned water in Flint, Mich., saying it would begin testing the city’s water and ordering an independent review of what happened.<p>In addition, …

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Javier Mascherano insists he is 'an honest and responsible person' despite tax sentence

Barcelona and Argentina midfielder handed a suspended sentence of a year in prison and a £623,000 fine for tax evasion<p>Javier Mascherano insisted he was “an honest and responsible person” after a Spanish court handed him a suspended sentence of a year in prison and fined him 815,00 euros (£623,000) …

UN: Must pursue 'criminal responsibility' of North Korean leadership

A senior UN rights official has said that the country has not progressed on human rights since a damning report in 2014. The envoy was in Japan …

Flint water crisis: EPA calls state and city's response 'inadequate'

<b>(CNN) —</b> For several weeks now, city and state officials have traded barbs over who is ultimately responsible for the toxic water that's inundated Flint, Michigan.<p>On Thursday, the feds said they both are.<p>In an emergency administrative order, the Environmental Protection Agency slammed the city of …

Islamic State claims responsibility for Cairo attack that killed nine | News Home | Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility on Friday for a bomb attack that killed nine people in Cairo.<p>Damaged cars are seen at the scene of a bomb blast in Giza, Egypt, January 21, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany<p>In a statement on social media, it said its …

This Woman's Response to Being Period-Shamed Is Going Viral

"Do not whisper when you utter the word 'PERIODS.'"<p>After a long day on Jan. 17, Anushka Dasgupta was on her way home when several men "ogled" her and several women told her to cover herself. She had no idea why until she noticed she'd gotten her period and bled all over her pants. People's …

Collective responsibility key to addressing refugee crisis, says Swedish prime minister

Kjell Stefan Lofven has been the Prime Minister of Sweden since 2014 and the leader of the Social Democrats in the country since 2012.<p>In this wide ranging interview with euronews the 58-year-old politician addresses the impact of the migrant crisis on Sweden and the issues it has raised in the …

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Two irrational responses to climate change: Witch hunts and denial

In late August 1589, a dozen of the fittest ships in the Danish fleet set across a tempestuous North Sea to carry a 14-year-old princess bride to her new husband and new home. King James VI of Scotland had seen Anna of Denmark only in a miniature portrait before arranging a marriage by proxy in her …

UK's Slow Response To Ebola Cost Thousands Of Lives, Says Report

A report on lessons from the Ebola crisis suggests the UK is vulnerable to future epidemics because it lacks the capacity to rapidly manufacture vaccines.<p>The report says: "The failure to conduct therapeutic trials earlier … not only cost lives in this outbreak but will impact our ability to respond …

UK’s sluggish Ebola response caused unnecessary deaths

Britain’s response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa was “undermined by systemic delays” in emergency response procedures that ended up costing lives, a report published by a cross-party group of MPs has found.<p>The Science and Technology committee warned that future epidemics may not be as …

The “party of responsibility?” — yeah, right: GOP leaders love blaming everyone else for their own screw-ups

Conservatives love preaching about personal responsibility, but they need to learn to start taking it first<p>Republicans like to think of themselves as the party of "personal responsibility," The phrase props up repeatedly on conservative websites listing what their supposed values are. In his …

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Demand Response: A Boon To Smart Grid

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a decision of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that had vacated FERC Order 745. Well, that summary sounds pretty boring, doesn’t it?<p>Except, if you live in the world of electricity, smart grids, batteries EVs, and energy efficiency, it’s not. In fact, …

Meet The Woman Driving Sustainability And Corporate Responsibility At Tiffany & Co.

Leading sustainability for a global brand is not only challenging, but requires knowledge of the entire organization. And then adding to the task is the additional job of running a major corporate foundation. For most companies, these demanding leadership roles are held by separate people, but at …

Tiffany & Co

The Disappearance of Self in Japan

You're drifting in a rowboat on a quiet pond. Another boat bumps against your own and jolts you out of your self-forgetfulness.<p>You stand up in a rage, and start berating the negligent rower in the other boat. Then you notice that it's empty. There's no one to blame (save circumstance or the current …

Marriage as a Status Symbol

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The ultimate status symbol for millionaire moms on New York's Upper East Side is not what you'd expect

If you thought any of these were the ultimate status symbol among the millionaires and billionaires of New York City's Upper East Side — one of the biggest enclaves of wealth on the planet — you'd be wrong.<p>The <i>ultimate</i> status symbol, according to Wednesday Martin, Ph.D., author of the newly released …

Working around-the-clock has become a status symbol in America

But much of the time people spend working isn't very productive, said Robin Ely, Ph.D., a professor at Harvard Business School.<p>In this culture of "overwork," it isn't always necessary to pull an all-nighter or to leave a family event early to return a client phone call. But doing so can make you …

Forget bling, art and travel are China's new status symbols

<b>Shanghai (CNN) —</b> Over the past decade, Chinese consumers have been the largest buyers of luxury products in the world, accounting for around a third of all luxury purchases.<p>With a new billionaire minted every week in the past six months, and a doubling to over one million millionaires since 2010, …

Hillary Clinton and the ultimate status symbol: Not having a computer on one’s desk

In her testimony on Thursday before the House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton offered up no major revelations about what went wrong.<p>But she did reveal something surprising: When she was the nation’s top diplomat, she didn’t have a …