Ford Foundation to divest millions from fossil fuels

The Ford Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, announced Monday that it will divest millions from fossil fuels, following similar investment decisions made by other sizable foundations in recent years.

For years, climate activists have put pressure on endowed institutions, like Ford, to end their investments in companies involved with producing fossil fuels — coal, oil and natural gas. MacArthur Foundation, another dominant player in the philanthropy world, and Harvard University both announced last month that their institutions would end investments in fossil fuel related companies.

“As with any significant decision in a dynamic organization, this choice did not come without trade-offs,” Ford Foundation President Darren Walker said in a statement posted on the organization’s website.

“Although just 0.3% of the Ford Foundation’s endowment is directly invested in fossil fuel companies, we take our duties as fiduciaries seriously and we’re mindful that if we put

Read More

Instacart acquires smart checkout startup Caper AI for $350M

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next. 


Instacart today announced that it acquired Caper AI, a startup developing technologies to automate brick-and-mortar checkout experiences, for approximately $350 million in cash and stock. With the purchase, Instacart says that it aims to help retailers “unify in-store and online shopping [flows] for customers.”

Caper’s New York-based workforce will join Instacart, adding hardware engineering talent to Instacart’s existing product development team. Over time, Instacart expects to integrate Caper’s technology into the Instacart app and the ecommerce websites and apps of its retail partners, allowing customers to build online shopping lists and browse recipes ahead of time and check off their lists as they go.

“Over the years, Instacart has continued to expand its retailer enablement services, helping brick-and-mortar grocers across North America move their businesses online, grow, and meet the evolving

Read More

Comfort Zone Hydramemory Serum Saved My Wind-Chapped Skin

Welcome to the Well+Good SHOP. Our editors put their years of know-how to work in order to pick products (from skin care to self care and beyond) they’re betting you’ll love. Even better? In articles marked with the Well+Good SHOP logo—like this one—you’re able to add to cart without ever leaving Well+Good. Happy shopping! Explore the SHOP

By day, I’m a commerce writer that wades through the torrents of beauty and wellness trends for the best of the best in product. By night, (or by my time off, I should say) I’m a thalassophile who can be found on, or near, the water. My partner is a professional fishing guide and between fishing trips, beach days, and offshore adventures, the bulk of my spare time—including the entire last month—is spent on a boat.

Where am I going with this? A lot happens to your body when you’re on saltwater for

Read More