10 reasons startups should be socially responsible from birth

March 20, 2018 by  
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It shouldn’t be regarded as a new burden but as a competitive differentiator right in the first presentations and brainstorms.

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42 people own same wealth as bottom 3.7 billion – new Oxfam report

January 22, 2018 by  
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82 percent of the wealth created in 2017 “went to the richest one percent ” of the world’s people, according to Oxfam . In their recent report entitled Reward Work, Not Wealth , published just as world leaders are preparing to convene for the upcoming World Economic Forum in Davos, the non-profit organization reveals a worsening inequality crisis in which “the benefits of economic growth continue to concentrate in fewer hands.” The Oxfam report shows that 2017 “saw the biggest increase in the number of billionaires in history” – a new one every other day during a year. There are 2,043 dollar billionaires on Earth, and “nine out of 10 are men.” The billionaires’ wealth increased by $762 billion in 12 months – “enough to end extreme poverty seven times over.” Related: The wealthiest ten percent of the population generate half of the world’s emissions While 42 people “own the same wealth as the bottom 3.7 billion people,” 61 people own the same wealth as the bottom 50 percent. And “the richest one percent continue to own more wealth than the whole of the rest of humanity.” Economist Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University said in the report, “Sometimes the super-rich call out Oxfam and others for ‘stoking class warfare’ but the truth is that in many societies, including my own, the United States, many of the super-rich have in effect declared war on the poor. The urgent need is to rebalance the tables, defend the rights of the poor, and re-establish fair societies that meet the needs of all in line with globally agreed goals.” Oxfam called on policy makers to acknowledge how the world’s economic system is impacting poor people in the world, and make changes to promote greater equality. They listed such policies as ending the gender pay gap, and protecting women workers’ rights as steps toward that goal. They also said in their statement they estimate “a global tax of 1.5 percent on billionaires’ wealth could pay for every child to go to school .” + Reward Work, Not Wealth + Oxfam Lead image via depositphotos , others via Hermes Rivera on Unsplash and Benny Jackson on Unsplash

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New Report Finds Arctic Ice Melt is a Ticking Time Bomb That Could Release 50 Gigatons of Methane, Cost $70 Trillion

July 25, 2013 by  
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Arctic ice is melting at an alarming rate , and a new report by a group of economists and polar scientists published in Nature asserts that the thaw is an economic time-bomb that could cost the world trillions of dollars due to methane released by thinning permafrost. More than 50 gigatons of methane lie trapped beneath the East Siberian Sea, and the release of this potent greenhouse gas due to the warming climate could have catastrophic consequences for the world economy and the planet as a whole. Read the rest of New Report Finds Arctic Ice Melt is a Ticking Time Bomb That Could Release 50 Gigatons of Methane, Cost $70 Trillion Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: $60 trillion price tag to arctic thaw , Arctic ice melt , artic thaw impacts on poor ecomonies , droughts and storms , east siberian arctic shelf , economic time bomb of arctic ice melt , extra methane emissions , extreme heat , flooding , gail whiteman , international monetary fund , methane released by thinning permafrost , possible oil spills in arctic , rotterdam school of management , single giant pulse of methane from permafrost , slow methane emission from thinning permafrost , world economic forum        

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$700 Billion Investment in the Global Economy Could Curb Climate Change, Spur Economic Growth

January 22, 2013 by  
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A new report released by the World Economic Forum shows that climate change is arguably the most pressing threat to the world economy. And with the world population set to increase from 7 billion to 9 billion by 2050, the report suggests that greening the economy is the only viable way to accommodate this growth. To this end, the Green Investment Report lays out a plan where a $700 billion investment in the global economy towards things like renewable energy and efficiency measures would go a long way towards curbing climate change. Read the rest of $700 Billion Investment in the Global Economy Could Curb Climate Change, Spur Economic Growth Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: $36 billion in public investment , $570 billion private investment , additional $700 billion investment in the global economy , annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos , COP 18 meeting in Doha , curbing climate change , Davos , economic growth through green investment , green growth action alliance , green investment report , group of 20 , reducing global warming , reducing greenhouse gas emissions , world economic forum

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Casa el Pangue: Stunning Terraced Home Overlooks the Pacific Ocean in Chile

January 22, 2013 by  
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