Nicole Darnall

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    US cities’ buy-green schemes reduce their environmental liabilities and costs

US cities’ buy-green schemes reduce their environmental liabilities and costs

As the U.S. federal government pulls back from policies and agreements that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, local governments are poised to pick up the slack. More than 270 U.S. mayors have affirmed their continued commitment to reducing GHG emissions following the Trump administration’s recent withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord.

How can local governments work to further […]

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    Business-government collaboration may help solve complex social issues

Business-government collaboration may help solve complex social issues

Many proposed policies that could improve social welfare never see the light of day because of intractable debates among critical stakeholders and particularly business opposition. We suggest that collaborative governance approaches involving government and business stakeholders may successfully formulate policies that address complex social issues, and that otherwise lack policy support.

Many businesses are promoting social welfare by voluntarily eradicating […]