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Imagine a ship that is sinking and needs all the available power to run the pumps to drain out the rising waters. The first class passengers refuse to cooperate because they feel hot and want to use the air-conditioner and other electrical appliances. The second-class passengers spend all their time trying to be upgraded to first-class status. The boat sinks and the passengers all drown. That is where the present approach to climate change is leading - Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard
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Fundamental shifts in the world of work are eroding traditional social safety nets. Could a universal basic income (UBI) be the solution? UBI isn’t a new idea, according to the Basic Income Earth Network, which says it was originally ignored, but growing fears surrounding job automation have stoked an interest in basic income.
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- Many customers these days are a passionate bunch, claimed Raconteur: they’re passionate about the products they buy and passionate about the brands they buy from. And with two out of every three shoppers now considered to be a ‘belief-driven buyer’, companies would be wise to take notice, as ignoring the reasons behind conscious consumerism could damage sales and reputations.
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- The need for sleep is universal. But the biological reason why sleeplessness ultimately leads to death has always been a mystery. A 2019 paper from Israel's Bar-Ilan University published in Nature Communications presented a groundbreaking theory that when we sleep, our nerve cells take a break from their usual function, freeing their resources to reduce DNA damage that was accumulated during wakefulness.
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The 20th Century was about dozens of markets of millions of consumers. The 21st Century is about millions of markets of dozens of consumers - Joe Kraus, dotcom pioneer
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- Chatham House research suggested that there is an expectation from a growing constituency of customers, shareholders and the general public for corporations to be actors for social good, by moving from traditional Corporate Social Responsibility to corporate activism.