Recent revelations about the lack of privacy protections in place at the companies involved in Facebook’s new Libra crytocurrency raise concerns about how much trust users can place in Libra. (Shutterstock)

Buyer beware: How Libra differs from Bitcoin

Politicians from all parties should be asked tough questions about their support of Toronto’s Sidewalk Labs Quayside project while on the campaign trail. This is an artist’s rendering of the project. Sidewalk Toronto

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Federal leaders should weigh in on Quayside

Do social enterprises come to view profit as more important than their original mission? New research suggests they don’t, and the cause remains a key component of their success. Kat Yukawa/Unsplash

How non-profits can use business for good

New research suggests that non-profits tempted by the social enterprise model do not necessarily lose sight of their social mission in favour of profits. In fact, the opposite is true.
Prevention of chronic disease can reduce the vast financial, social and environmental costs of many health-care interventions. (Shutterstock)

The social, environmental costs of health care

A triple-bottom-line approach can be used to evaluate health-care interventions, such as treatment for schizophrenia.
A new study shows that workplace sexual harassment significantly impacts the bottom line.

The real cost of sexual harassment to businesses

The paper "Me Too: Does Workplace Sexual Harassment Hurt Firm Value?" shows that firms with high levels of sexual harassment decline in value.
Even the pros don’t know what’s up. AP Photo/Richard Drew

Investing when you’re worried about a recession

A growing number of investors, policymakers and others say the US economy may be at risk of spiraling downward. A finance professor explains how to ride it out.
In this May 2013 photo, residents walk past a cordon of soldiers standing guard at a checkpoint in San Rafael Las Flores, Guatemala, near a mine owned by Tahoe Resources Inc. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)

Courts handcuffed on corporate human rights

Despite a recent Tahoe Resources settlement and apology to Guatemalan protesters, Canadian companies can still get away with crimes committed abroad — even in the face of insurmountable evidence.
Reports suggest there are more than 100 tobacco-sponsored schools in China, a country with more than 300 million smokers. (Shutterstock)

China’s tobacco industry is building schools

The Chinese National Tobacco Corporation is expanding its international markets through subsidiaries. Is the world ready for tobacco companies sponsoring or supporting schools?
Pipeline pipes are seen at a Trans Mountain facility near Hope, B.C., on Aug. 22, 2019. Project Reconciliation is an Indigenous-led initiative that seeks to buy a stake in the pipeline. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Indigenous ownership of Trans Mountain pipeline would benefit environment

Project Reconciliation is a direct response to one of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's calls that Indigenous communities 'gain long-term sustainable benefits from economic development projects.'
It took Thomas Edison countless failures before he succeeded in developing a marketable lightbulb. Shutterstock

Technology start-ups that fail fast succeed faster

Canadian technology start-ups that incorporate an approach that learns from failure tend to perform and innovate with greater success than start-ups that seek to assign blame.
Manchester City players argue with the referee after a City goal was disallowed in the club’s Premier League match against Spurs, August 2019. EPA-EFE/Peter Powell

How technology is changing sport

Technology in sport is a constant source of controversy as players and officials struggle to keep up.
Canadian leaders face high-stakes decisions about 5G technology. In this June 26, 2019, photo, visitors tour the Huawei pavilion at the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, China. (Chinatopix via AP)

Canada will anger either U.S. or China with 5G decision

The place of Huawei in Canada's 5G network, and the associated national security implications, will be a key issue for the next federal government.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford faces the Toronto skyline as he attends a recent event. Ford’s campaign slogan was ‘for the people,’ but his first year in office suggests he’s not paying attention to their anger about his government’s cuts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Doug Ford turns his back on ‘the people’

Despite the Doug Ford government's claim that it's now listening to 'the people,' there's little evidence anything has changed.
Segments of PVC pipe washed up on shore in Denman Sound, B.C. Paul Nicklen/Sea Legacy

Luxury shellfish demand pollutes ocean

Growing demand for large salt-water clams is leaving parts of the B.C. coast littered with plastic debris.
The Hong Kong protests have drawn massive and diverse crowds. AP Photo/Kin Cheung

How Hong Kong’s protests are affecting its economy

While the political and long-term consequences of the protests are still impossible to know, Hong Kong is already experiencing some short-term economic impacts.
Zara says it will only use sustainable textiles in the future to do its part in the climate crisis. This image is from a Zara shop in Singapore, 2019. Shutterstock

Will ‘fast fashion’ change its ways in climate crisis?

Zara, a fast-fashion clothing company, recently pledged to produce its line using only sustainable textiles. But it is not enough to curb the company's significant impact on climate change.
Whooping cranes, a critically endangered species, breed in one location, a wetland in Wood Buffalo National Park. Yet a federal-provincial review panel has approved an oilsands mine that could kill some of the birds. (Shutterstock)

Endangered species lose against energy firms

Are our brains wired to favour growth over environmentally rational decisions?
A line of cars spills on to the street as drivers wait to fill their tanks at a fuel station in Cabimas, Venezuela, in May 2019. U.S. sanctions on oil-rich Venezuela appear to be taking hold, resulting in mile-long lines for fuel and other hardships. AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Canada’s misguided Venezuela policy

The devastating costs of economic sanctions on Venezuela are being ignored or disregarded. So too is the lack of a legal basis for international intervention.
Providing workers who have autism with a quiet workspace and detailed instructions on tasks are among several accommodation strategies for employers. Crew/Unsplash

Accommodating workers with autism

Employers that make accommodations for workers with autism can help all workers and make our workplaces more just and productive for all.

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