“Disposable” plastic bags have become a ubiquitous element of retail shopping over the past several decades, with most consumers barely thinking about the volume or impact of their use and disposal. Thin plastic bags have become so inexpensive, that virtually all retail businesses offer them free of charge – at least where they are still permitted to do so.
Over the past decade, governments around the world have moved towards requiring businesses to participate in pollution-reduction efforts. » Read More
Companies doing business for the first time in Brazil, Russia, India, China, or any other emerging market should adjust their expectations for how due diligence is viewed, performed, and analyzed in that market. Whether you plan on entering those foreign markets as a direct investment or a cross-border transaction, the usual and customary U.S. due diligence request posed to your potential BRIC partner will likely be a new concept to them, both in concept and substance. » Read More