Despite an absence of federal regulation, Procter & Gamble and other manufacturers are disclosing ingredients of their cleaning products. These disclosures are largely voluntary but motivated by demands from retailers and consumers, as well as a California disclosure regulation that becomes effective in 2020. These disclosures can inform consumer decisions, but they are also motivating companies to change product formulas to eliminate chemicals of concern.
Christine Rohrbeck, a Baupost Group investment professional, received a $3.8 million bonus for 2014 and advice to “lean in.” Within a year, she was fired. Rohrbeck’s discrimination complaint gives a glimpse into the culture and practices of a firm in the secretive and lucrative world of hedge funds.
Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), faces any number of challenges in tackling the issue of nuclear disarmament. Interestingly, she is a young female leader in the male-dominated realm of arms control. While abolishment of nuclear weapons is a lofty ambition, a new vision from a 2017 Nobel Peace Prize laureate about how to approach the issue may help as a new generation comes of age.
Teachers looking for extra work have found online jobs with Chinese startup VIPKid to be an economic opportunity with flexible hours. The company’s U.S. teachers may also face some strict expectations and risk being fired if they miss classes for any reason. VIPKid‘s plans for an IPO may be adversely affected by questions about the treatment of workers and the legality of the classification of teachers as independent contractors rather than employees.
After six women publicly accused Justin Caldbeck of unwanted sexual advances, the Binary Capital LLC co-founder stepped down from his position leading the firm. Although he initially denied the allegations, Caldbeck soon began expressing remorse and pursuing a post-scandal path to redemption. Whether his actions are sincere, self-interested, or effective in changing "bro culture" remains a question.