For the first half of President Donald Trump’s term in office, a lot of issues have had their day in the sun, but one that desperately needs attention in this country is child poverty. In the United States, 11.8 percent of children are living in absolute poverty,
Who Dies From Tuberculosis?
Tuberculosis, a disease fueled by poverty, overcrowding and undernutrition, is a global barometer of deprivation. Of the more than 4,000 men, women and children TB kills every day, most are poor.
TB's connection to poverty is explained, in large part, by the way Mycobacterium tuberculosis operates: It causes
Video: What is an ESOP and how does it benefit employees?
Employee Stock Ownership Plan, or ESOPs, are in focus following the Walmart-Flipkart deal with Flipkart employees being allowed to encash ESOPs fully over the next 2 years. An employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is a type of employee benefit plan that encourages employees to acquire stocks or
UK investors are bringing light to lives in rural Africa
If you have ever endured a power cut, you’ll know how hard it is to manage without electricity, even for a short while. But for over 130 million homes in sub-Saharan Africa, living without electricity is a reality.
Many rural villages have no access to grid electricity, so
As #MeToo bloomed into a fully formed social movement in late 2017, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ D.C. office gathered for a meeting. The staff of the professional services firm had already received an email from U.S.
Back in the mid-1940s, when the contractors and middlemen were exploiting the milk producers, the establishment of Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd., popularly known AMUL saved the day for the farmers in
Employee Stock Ownership Plan, or ESOPs, are in focus following the Walmart-Flipkart deal with Flipkart employees being allowed to encash ESOPs fully over the next 2 years. An employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is a
L'Oréal is announcing the launch of its first Employee Share Ownership Plan. The plan will be rolled out in 52 countries and will give L'Oréal employees, in France and internationally, the possibility to be even
Every Google search comes at a cost to the planet. In processing 3.5 billion searches a day, the world’s most popular website accounts for about 40% of the internet’s carbon footprint. Despite the notion that the internet
In a review paper last year in the high-ranking journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Master of Science Benjamin Heard and colleagues presented their case against 100% renewable electricity systems. They doubted the feasibility of
A new global, satellite-based study of Earth's freshwater distribution found that Earth's wet areas are getting wetter, while dry areas are getting drier. The data suggest that this pattern is due to a variety of
Many studies have shown that both minority and women scientists face disadvantages in reaching the highest levels of their careers. So it would make sense that minority women would face a “double bind” that would
The effect that technological change will have on income inequality globally can be better understood and predicted by using economic complexity. Inequality Inequality is present in today’s development discussions for two reasons. First, it has
Tuberculosis, a disease fueled by poverty, overcrowding and undernutrition, is a global barometer of deprivation. Of the more than 4,000 men, women and children TB kills every day, most are poor. TB's connection to poverty
To slow the evolutionary progression of weeds and insect pests gaining resistance to herbicides and pesticides, policymakers should provide resources for large-scale, landscape-level studies of a number of promising but untested approaches for slowing pest
A new study could have major implications for our understanding of disease processes for conditions such as autoimmunity, atherosclerosis and heart failure, potentially leading to better prevention and treatment. Dr. Edward T.H. Yeh, chairman of
In 1970, economist Milton Friedman published his seminal magazine article, “The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits.” Since then, the line between portfolio management and philanthropy, profit and purpose, has blurred. Profits
The Rockefeller Foundation and UBS Optimus Foundation are backing a new financing tool to bring clean water to 1.4 million Ugandan school children, saying the model can potentially be replicated across other countries and sectors.
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Counting down to payday is a stressful, but all too common practice. Unfortunately, an August 2017 CareerBuilder survey found that the vast majority (78 percent) of the 3,462 full-time U.S. workers polled said they live paycheck to
Mary Banda in Zambia runs a small restaurant in one of Lusaka’s oldest markets. Before she learned that financial services could make the way she did business easier, her profits were low. But today, her profits
The recent recession caused Americans to face some hard economic realities. As the economy continues to recover, more Americans are taking their lives off hold as fewer are being forced to delay going to college,
Welcome to the second annual Oxford Business Fights Poverty Conference. As you view this summary of the conference you will read from a series of topics like Responsible Leadership, Honoring Entrepreneurs, Employee Ownership, Mentoring, Crowdsourcing & Addressing Poverty. Please
Wars characterize the twentieth century, with the U.S. featuring as a significant player. The self-pronounced reputation of the U.S. as “rescuer of the world” continued at the turn of the century with 9/11 and the
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A proposal to get exemption from U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum and promises of closer trade ties may not be sufficient to convince the United States government, EU trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said on Tuesday.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares skidded on Tuesday as a strong dollar sapped demand for emerging market assets while surging oil prices stoked concerns about a flare-up in inflation and faster U.S. interest rate increases.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Washington and Beijing are nearing a deal that would remove an existing U.S. order banning American companies from supplying Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE Corp, two people briefed on the talks told Reuters.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp said on Tuesday it would pay about $2.3 billion to gain control of EMI, becoming the world's biggest music publisher in an industry that has found new life in streaming services.
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - The Marie Stopes Ladies who drive from village to village in the remote north of Burkina Faso offering free contraception, advice on family planning, sexual health and sometimes abortion, may have to stop work in June.
(Reuters Health) - The surge in U.S. kids taking medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is having an unintended side effect, a new study suggests: more children and teens are overdosing on these drugs.
MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Congo began administering an experimental Ebola vaccine to medical staff in the northwestern city of Mbandaka on Monday to tackle an outbreak of the virus believed to have killed 26 people since early April.