7 tips to get your small business through COVID-19

Making these choices may help a small business get during the COVID-19 crisis, experts say.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
April 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: business covid-19 jobs small-businesses society-and-culture social-lives

Faster recalls when medical companies have women directors

A study on product recalls finds "a difference in real and important safety outcomes for consumers, between firms that have women on their boards and those who do not."

George Vlahakis-Indiana • futurity
April 3, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: business ethics gender medical-devices society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Opinion: Coronavirus: five ways to be a better manager when working from home

Everyone is adjusting to life during the coronavirus pandemic. For many, working from home is the new normal and poses all sorts of new challenges. Anyone in a position of management has, overnight, lost many of the tangible aspects of doing their job – particularly the non-verbal aspects of communication and how we interact in space, in person. Here, Dr Thomas Roulet from Cambridge Judge Business School offers some advice for managers as we all adjust to new ways of working.  

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 25, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: business covid-19 coronavirus work

Tax incentives for business leave states worse off

Tax incentives for business are a bad idea, researchers say. They found that the incentives left states in worse shape than doing nothing.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Feb. 27, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: business jobs money united-states states taxes society-and-culture

New approaches to help businesses tackle climate change

Climate change could add around 20% to the global cost of extreme weather events by 2040, according to early findings from Cambridge researchers, who are urging businesses to evaluate their own exposures to the growing risk to improve their resilience and sustainability.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 26, 2020 ~4 min

Tags:  climate-change  business  climate  risk

To get investors for farm energy projects, account for uncertainty

A new model could boost investment in anaerobic digesters, farm-based sustainable energy projects that generate electricity from manure.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Feb. 18, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: sustainability business agriculture electricity prediction earth-and-environment

The world’s ‘chemical diversity’ tripled in just 20 years

We know alarmingly little about a third of the chemicals produced and sold around the world, a new estimate of "chemical diversity" highlights.

ETH Zurich • futurity
Feb. 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: business global-trade science-and-technology health-and-medicine trends

The global economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak

A Harvard Business School expert says effects will strengthen as manufacturers everywhere feel the pinch of slowing one of the world’s largest economies.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Feb. 13, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  business  coronavirus  health-medicine  alvin-powell  harvard-business-school  supply-chain  factory  global-economy  willy-shih

Financial targets make CFOs less likely to disclose fraud

CFOs do a good job detecting fraud. But that doesn't mean they're willing to report it—especially when pressure to meet a financial target is on the line.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Feb. 10, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: business ethics fraud society-and-culture crimes

Report: Movies can thrive without white male lead actors

A new report debunks the Hollywood myth that films with female or underrepresented minority lead actors tend to perform worse at the box office.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
Feb. 10, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: business gender money diversity society-and-culture race-and-ethnicity movies

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