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2012-11-19 16:04:21

As a corporate responsibility consultant, Kellie McElhaney publicly criticized Apple's recent appointment of another man to an already all-male executive team. McElhaney's new research goes one step further, indicating that the number of women on a corporate board correlates with a firm's sustainability performance. "While not studied in this paper, the cases of strong ESG performance leading to improved financial and more women in leadership leading to better financial performance has...

USDA On The Hunt For Offspring Of BSE-infected Cow
2012-04-26 13:30:59

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com After tests this week confirmed BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) in a dead dairy cow from a California farm, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) went on the manhunt, or cowhunt, for any offspring the dead animal may have had, stating they could also carry the fatal brain-eating disease. But while USDA officials say there is evidence that the disease can be passed on from a mother to their calf, John Clifford, the agency´s chief...

California Mad Cow Case Poses No Threat To Humans
2012-04-25 09:14:40

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com The first case of “mad cow” disease in six years has cropped up on a California dairy farm after health and food experts discovered the disease in a dead cow, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed on Tuesday. Officials are calling the discovery a stroke of luck because tests are performed on only a small percentage of dead animals that are sent to the transfer facility in Hansford, California. “We randomly pick a number...

2011-07-21 17:15:00

Former Secretaries co-chair the Bipartisan Policy Center's Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative WASHINGTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by former Secretaries of Agriculture Dan Glickman and Ann M. Veneman and former Secretaries of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt and Donna E. Shalala, Co-Chairs of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative, following the announcement by First Lady Michelle Obama and the...

2011-06-03 14:36:00

The Nutrition Initiative is led by former Secretaries of Agriculture Dan Glickman and Ann M. Veneman and former Secretaries of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt and Donna E. Shalala WASHINGTON, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center is pleased to announce that Bruce Knight and Robin Schepper have joined its new Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative as Senior Advisors. The Initiative was launched in March and is led by former Secretaries of...


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