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Women in the Boardroom: Should the U.S. Have Quotas?

Columnist Gael O’Brien says the U.S. has failed to show leadership in gender diversity on corporate boards, raising questions about what it can learn from other countries that have imposed quotas for women directors. While quotas can stir up discomfort, she writes, there’s a “complacency, even smugness” about boardroom diversity in the U.S. that argues in favor of requiring companies to take action.

OECD Report Finds Countries Fail to Punish Foreign Bribery

Only about one-third of the 38 countries that have agreed to prosecute foreign bribery cases under the Organization for Economic Developmentā€™s Anti-Bribery Convention have sanctioned individuals or companies since the Convention was adopted 10 years ago, according to a report issued by the OECD.

Does Banning Plastic Bags Help the Environment?

Plastic bags, first introduced in the 1950s as a convenient way to store food, have since developed into a global scourge, littering roadsides, clogging sewer drains and landfills and getting ingested by animals and marine life. They are so prolific that they now comprise a significant portion of the plastic and other garbage that has collected in huge ocean gyres far from land.