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Major industrialized nations currently live in a “consume and dispose” world. This is great for firms’ bottom lines and abstract measures such as GDP, but the social and environmental costs of this way of life have been high – for example, the high price of “fast fashion”. We’re all encouraged to use less and recycle more, but how can we as a society shift to a “consume and pass on” model?
7 days ago · From The_Conversation_France
Bushfires, storms and floods regularly leave thousands of Australian homes and businesses without power. Sydney’s wettest weekend in three decades left more than 130,000 households without power on Sunday. South Australian storms two weeks ago blew over the transmission towers connecting the state to the national energy grid. The Royal Adelaide Hospital was among the buildings affected. Tens of thousands more households in ....
13 days ago · From The_Conversation_Australia
In response to the ongoing coronavirus emergency, on January 31, Chinese billionaire Jack Ma pledged the equivalent of US$144 million for medical supplies for Wuhan and Hubei as well as $14 million to help develop a vaccine. Just a few months ago, the former teacher had left the reins of a company of more than 100,000 employees, valued $450 billion, stating that he wanted to devote himself to ...
06.02.2020 · From The_Conversation_France
Happy holiday! Diego Cervo/ShutterstockMost people are familiar with presenteeism, where employees spend many more hours at the workplace than necessary – out of a sense of duty or to impress the boss or whatever. Presenteeism damages productivity, ultimately weakening the economy, and many companies now prioritise stamping it out. A few years ago, our research into this sort of behaviour led us to ...
05.02.2020 · From The_Conversation_UK