Rising Concerns of Climate Change

An overly simplistic view of global economics has fuelled climate denial and skepticism for decades. Some opponents of climate change mitigation policies argue that achieving any progress would require an impossible retrofitting of our economy and result in lower profits and fewer jobs. In reality, in many ways, climate action will help businesses be more…

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Sustainable Business

1. More sustainable supply chains Global supply chains have been in the spotlight since lockdown disrupted factories, closed borders and reduced the number of passenger flights able to carry freight. This is resulting in a significant overhaul of the status quo. Indeed, a McKinsey survey of 60 senior supply chain executives found that 93% of them…

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4 Ways to Cope with COVID-19

Most of us have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to some degree. This may be on mental, emotional, social, business-related and/or financial levels; it may be acknowledged or not. In many ways, the pandemic has shed light on what is not working too well in our world. Depending on the coping strategies we have…

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5 ways for companies can clean up the air

The challenge Outdoor air pollution has a substantial impact on health, mainly from breathing pollutants and small particulate matter (often referred to as PM2.5) that travel deep into the lungs. These invisible harmful particles can cause cardiovascular and respiratory disease and lung cancer. The World Health Organization (WHO) has associated approximately 4.2 million premature deaths per year…

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COVID-19 Vaccine

Several vaccines are currently in large-scale studies to see if they can prevent COVID-19, and more are on the way. President Trump has been hinting that a vaccine could be ready before the end of October, but Moncef Slaoui, chief scientific adviser to the administration’s Operation Warp Speed, downplayed that possibility in an interview on NPR’s All Things…

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Freezing Visas and Green Cards

President Trump on Monday extended a freeze on green cards for new immigrants and signed an executive order to suspend new H-1B, L-1, J and other temporary work visas for skilled workers, managers and au pairs through the end of the year. The goal of the move is to protect 525,000 jobs as part of…

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Religious liberty in a Pandemic

As pastors and religious leaders across the country faced tough decisions about whether to hold worship services over the weekend, Pacific Justice Institute President Brad Dacus gathered 500 of them on a conference call on Thursday. They talked about how to keep their ministries going and whether shelter-in-place orders and other restrictions on public gatherings…

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Coronavirus Reshaping Global Events

by Onize Ohikere Schools, sporting events, and businesses around the world are operating under new restrictions as the COVID-19 outbreak expands. South African and Egyptian health officials confirmed their first cases on Thursday. The disease has infected more than 95,000 people globally and more than 3,200 have died, most of them in China. After a suspected…

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Solving Rare Disease

Sharing data on rare diseases globally could provide benefits to diagnosis, management and treatment, clinical trials and personal well-being. A new World Economic Forum paper highlights the value of a global framework. Rare but not uncommon Rare diseases are not as rare as you may think. Approximately 10% of the global population or 475 million people are affected by…

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A New Leadership

A recent headline, Narcissists Horrible People but Happy struck a nerve globally, at least on the social media channels that I follow. The story focused on research by Queen’s University Belfast that found narcissists to be happier, less stressed and depressed despite their grandiose, shameless and socially toxic behaviour. Admittedly the study made me think of a…

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