Rising sea levels caused by climate change are threatening coastal areas around the world – but for some communities, it’s already too late to save their homes. Here are five places with a Plan B. Kiribati Kiribati, a tiny nation of low-lying islands in the Pacific Ocean, is particularly vulnerable to rising seas. Former president … More 5 places relocating people because of climate change
1. Germany Germany (image CC BY SA 3.0 Arnaud333 via Wikimedia Commons) Germany tops our list of one of the most capitalist countries in the world. Capitalism in Germany is found in its institutions such as banking and educational systems. German industries have prospered because the country has made it a priority to train its labor … More The Five Most Capitalist Countries in The World
At first glance, the Dzedokha village, located in the south-west of Bhutan might not seem to have the makings of a lucrative industry. With 2,672 residents, this mountainous village, like thousands of other communities in this largely rural kingdom, is off the beaten track; it is only accessible via a single farm road, mostly impassable … More A path to the modern economy
Today, most major companies publicly report their emissions to CDP, an international corporate emissions platform. As sustainability managers know, corporate emissions come from a variety of sources, which are grouped into “scopes.” Scope 1 = the emissions from owned or operated assets (for example, the fumes from the tailpipes of a company’s fleet of vehicles) … More Master value chain emissions
The landmark Paris Agreement adopted at COP21 was made possible, in part, by the business community. Governments around the world needed to know, and be able to show, that business supported an ambitious approach to tackle climate change. Business needed clear and predictable market signals. Both parties got what they needed to move forward. What … More Business Helped Make the Paris Agreement Possible
The main reason is that in our society the environment has become a scarce resource. Since economics is about how to deal with scarce resources, it can often be useful when tackling environmental problems. One way of using economics is to ensure that the costs and the benefits of environmental measures are well balanced. Although … More Why do we use economics in environment policy?
Economies of scale is the cost advantage that arises with increased output of a product. Economies of scale arise because of the inverse relationship between the quantity produced and per-unit fixed costs; i.e. the greater the quantity of a good produced, the lower the per-unit fixed cost because these costs are spread out over a … More What is “Economies Of Scale”?
Migration’s impact on the evolution of mankind is undebatable. Our advancement as a species, our dynamic interaction and cultural diffusion, our ambition to explore the unknown are all enhanced by migration. On the other hand, power imbalances among populations and natural disasters continue to force people to abandon their homes and settle in new places. … More Op-Ed: Integration of Refugees is an Investment for Better Society
“Εταιρική Κοινωνική Ευθύνη (Ε.Κ.Ε.) ή Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), ορίζεται η εφαρμοζόμενη από επιχειρήσεις πολιτική, η οποία αφορά δράσεις, ενέργειες και προγράμματα κοινωνικού, περιβαντολλογικού, πολιτιστικού εκπαιδευτικού και ερευνητικού χαρακτήρα (Εξωτερική Ε.Κ.Ε.), καθώς και σε δράσεις, οι οποίες αφορούν την ανθρωποκεντρική και δίκαιη πολιτική ανθρωπίνων πόρων, το σεβασμό των δικαιωμάτων των εργαζομένων, κανόνες υγιεινής και ασφάλειας, την … More Εταιρική Κοινωνική Ευθύνη