Businesses tend to value profit over people and planet. Climate change is forcing them to evolve.
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Publicly, companies have been paying more attention to social and environmental issues, but their priority remains profit. Climate change is forcing an evolution, a business strategy expert writes.
The world’s pledges so far aren’t enough to stop climate change, U.N. data show.
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A growing number of countries and companies have pledged to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 or earlier. But there’s a catch – they still plan to keep emitting greenhouse gases.
Methane is the world’s second most abundant greenhouse gas, and it’s many times more potent than carbon dioxide.
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A large amount of methane emissions come from natural gas infrastructure and landfills – all problems companies know how to fix.
Illustration by Isobel Joy Te Aho-White.
Ki te tini o ngā umanga Māori, he whānui kē atu ngā hua ka whāia tēnā i ngā putanga ahumoni anake. He rautaki reanga-maha ō rātou, he whakanoho rātou i te painga mō te katoa hei ahunga mō te ihu o te waka. He akoranga i konei mō ētahi atu umanga.
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Māori businesses often prioritise more than financial results, have multi-generational strategies and put community at the centre of planning. Other businesses could learn from this.
Jake Paul is pushed into a closet to get him away from boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. after a scuffle broke out during a news conference.
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Influencers boxing retired MMA fighters, YouTubers and basketball players detracts from the legitimacy of the sport. It’s a short-term business decision, plain and simple.
Expensive, opaque and in duplicate. Why company contracts to help the COVID vaccine rollout are such a concern.
Whether big or small, if you see something that people need, you can start a company.
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There are five basic things to address while starting your own company: Need, idea, product, setup and market.
Empty stores and restaurants in Beverly Hills, California, closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The health harms of pandemic-driven mass unemployment will persist for decades, even after people find new jobs.
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Fans and critics loved him then hated him and now they love him again.
We’ve developed a new, practical guide for Australians organisations wanting to ask better questions about their diverse customers and employees.
Entrepreneurs at this popular Lagos cane furniture market could do a lot more for their business with the use of social media.
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Nigerian small business owners highlight the factors that limit full potential of social media use in commerce.
Organisational culture must be client/customer focused.
SMEs must incorporate Total Quality Management practices in their organisational culture for better performance.
New Zealand businesses need to plan for a post-COVID recovery in a global economy more complex, uncertain and ambiguous than before.
Some companies’ net-zero plans include continuing to emit climate-warming greenhouse gases for decades.
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CEOs, including at oil companies and airlines, are relying on trees and oceans to capture and store carbon for them, but the numbers don’t add up.
The Oscar success of Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite led to millions of western investment in South Korean cinema.
From festivals to awards, generating buzz can increase the gross earnings of a film and even increase investment in a country’s film industry.
Texas’ announced it is ending its COVID-19 restrictions. Its vaccination rate is among the lowest in the U.S., and its case numbers are still high.
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The COVID-19 case spike in the summer of 2020 and earlier attempts to rely on personal responsibility, like wearing seat belts, showed that mandates make a difference.
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The responsibility should not simply lie with employees who are working even harder.
GameStop logo is seen at one of their stores in Athens, Ohio.
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It’s up to the courts to draw a line between free speech and illegal market manipulation. And the Supreme Court has never ruled on this specific question.
New Zealand scores well against other countries — especially over its handling of the pandemic — but there are still areas that need improving.