Socioeconomics

The surprising reasons some pregnant women could be aging faster

“Two women could both be 35 and have a very different biological age if we look at them at a cellular level,” said one researcher<p>Age is just a number …

Money

High-tech textile maker helps prevent flooding from severe storms

AvenEx Coating Technologies Inc. of Vancouver is not what everyone would think of as a company at the vanguard of the fight to save the planet. It manufactures, among other products, chemically-treated fabric used to hold back water at the bottom of ponds.<p>But as climate change takes hold and …

Sustainability

Drivers of student performance: Insights from the Middle East and North Africa

Five findings emerged from our analysis of OECD PISA results from the Middle East and North Africa.<p><b>Few debate</b> the necessity of well-educated …

Education

The 6 Ways Business Leaders Talk About Sustainability

Capitalists focus on the financial returns from capital invested, and most business leaders prioritize issues that are financially material. For anyone with a pension linked to market performance, that is a good thing. But this single-minded focus can be a major problem when it comes to tackling …

Harvard Business Review

Researchers discover why lower socioeconomic status can lead to a shorter life

Stressful Health<p>Studies have shown that the worse off a person is financially, the more likely they are to have health problems. But what are the …

Research

Canadian Cities That Face The Greatest Risks From Automation

Robots and automation promise to fundamentally transform our economy and society. The fear is that even as they liberate us from dangerous tasks at …

Canadian News

Each State Government Should Have Their Own CSR Policy: Harsha Mukherjee, IICSR

With the Companies Act, 2013, every company, private limited or public limited, which either has a net worth of Rs 500 crore or a turnover of Rs …

India

Baby Money: Can Cash Allowances Help Young Brains Grow?

(Shutterstock)<p><b>Capital & Main</b> <i>is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political, and social issues.</i> The American …

Liberal View

Autism prevalence and socioeconomic status: What's the connection?

MADISON, Wisconsin -- Children living in neighborhoods where incomes are low and fewer adults have bachelor's degrees are less likely to be diagnosed …

Autism

UK retailers 'need EU workers after Brexit'

<b>Prices may rise and home deliveries could be slower unless the retail sector retains access to all EU workers after Brexit, a trade body has warned.</b><p>EU citizens account for just 6% of the industry's 170,000 workforce, the British Retail Consortium said.<p>However, they are concentrated in warehouse and …

Brexit

How Hurricanes Helped Shape Modern Cuba

On September 8 and 9, Hurricane Irma ravaged the island of Cuba, killing ten people, forcing 1.75 million others to evacuate, and causing an …

Cuba

Raising The Bar On Corporate Sustainability: A One-On-One With Former DuPont CSO Linda Fisher

Linda Fisher is one of corporate sustainability’s trailblazers. In fact, she was named the first chief sustainability officer of a publicly traded company (DuPont) in 2004.<p>Over the next decade, Linda led DuPont’s efforts to establish the company’s first set of market-facing sustainability goals, …

Sustainability

The EU wants tech giants to automatically remove hate speech and 'terrorist material'

The European Union wants companies like Facebook and Twitter to detect and eliminate hate speech and "terrorist material" as soon as those types of …

Business

China Signals Patriotism as Key Expectation for Entrepreneurs

The Chinese government underlined that patriotism is a core element of entrepreneurship, with official media saying it had for the first time defined …

China

Revealed: Draft Labour NEC Statement On Brexit

The draft aims to unite the party's pro- and anti-Brexit wings<p>Allies of Jeremy Corbyn have moved to defuse Labour’s internal row over Brexit by …

Brexit

Review finds racial, socioeconomic factors contribute to differences in surgical care

A "look back" analysis of more than 600 major colorectal surgeries using a checklist tool adds to evidence that racial and socioeconomic disparities …

Research

Today’s teenagers are taking longer to grow up, study finds

Unlike teenagers of previous decades, today’s teens are living in Peter Pan’s Neverland and are taking longer to grow up. They’re less likely to …

Teens

Today's Teens Are More Childish Than Baby Boomers Were At Their Age

For this generation, 18 is the new 15.<p>It’s a widely-held belief that kids keep growing up faster and faster. But a new study shows it’s actually the opposite.<p>It turns out that kids today (in the 2010s) are pursuing traditional rites of adulthood– i.e. drinking alcohol, having sex, working or …

Millennials

What drives student performance in Latin America?

Our analysis of OECD PISA results from the region offers five findings on student mindsets, teaching practices, technology, instructional hours, and …

Education

Science Says Parents of Successful Kids Have These 13 Things in Common

How do you measure up?<p>Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while …

Parenting

Eurostat regional yearbook 2017 - Product - Eurostat

Statistical information is an important tool for understanding and quantifying the impact of political decisions in a specific territory or region. …

European News

Board Interest in Sustainability Reporting Doubles

The portion of public company board members who believe that sustainability disclosures are important to inform investors has more than doubled, …

Governance

Make Your Bond Portfolio Socially Conscious

Sustainable investing has been gaining a lot of attention. Given the growing number of products, data availability and academic research suggesting …

Investing

How one freelancer took a 'green' turn and is helping the environment

Strong convictions precede great actions, and sometimes, they precede a really cool business. <b>Brion Hurley</b> was just another member of Corporate America before his care for our planet got the better of him. Leaving his job, Brion found a way to align his passions with his skills. As an environmental …

Money

The best and worst California cities for families

Deciding where to raise your family inevitably involves a series of tradeoffs. City A may have excellent schools and playgrounds, but City B might be safer and more affordable. Then there's City C, which lacks the greenery of A and the home prices of B, but exudes a singular charm.<p>Though futile to …

Health and Safety

Three big lessons to learn from the Equifax data breach

We've all seen the news reports, again and again:<p><i>A massive breach has occurred. Many millions of customer records have been obtained by hackers. The</i> …

Cybersecurity

This is the best place to raise a family, survey finds

As wedding season starts to wind down, many young families are looking for the best place to put down roots and raise a family. And according to a new survey, one Kansas city in particular outranks them all.<p>Personal finance website WalletHub.com compared 150 of the most populated U.S. cities based …

Health and Safety

Can the digital economy ever be sustainable?

Hurricane Harvey dropped 52 inches of rain and 27 trillion gallons of water on Texas and Louisiana. And a new kind of “All-hands-on-deck” response …

Innovation

IMF should expel Venezuela

The free world should make a concerted effort to bring down the oil-based autocratic regime of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela. The way to make …

Venezuela

Corporate Canada: Start contributing to sustainability through innovation

<i>Jason MacLean is assistant professor at University of Saskatchewan College of Law</i><p>A curious malady afflicts corporations whenever environmental regulations are proposed. Pro-corporate pundits ritually extol the magic of markets, the superpowers of corporations to leap over the steepest of obstacles …

Sustainability