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Future of the workplace: Sustainability, climate change and COVID-19

Environmental and sustainability professional, Dr Leyla Acaroglu, and next generation employee experience platform and intranet provider, Unily, have launched the Future of Workplace Sustainability Report, which explores how sustainability, climate change and COVID-19 are shaping the future of the workplace.

We are living in a time of great and

Climate change and COVID-19: The denial playbook is the same

The phrase “every disaster movie begins with a scientist being ignored” resonates more than ever as two disasters unfold: the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change. One is occurring with horrifying rapidity and one more slowly; both would be far less damaging if scientific advice were heeded earlier.

In the United States, the Trump  has

Covid-19 has revealed a pre-existing pandemic of poverty that benefits the rich

Poverty is suddenly all over the front page. As coronavirus ravages the globe, its wholly disproportionate impact on poor people and marginalised communities is inescapable. Hundreds of millions of people are being pushed into poverty and unemployment, with woeful support in most places, alongside a huge expansion in 

COVID-19 amplifies inequality. Fight back with long-term thinking

  • Low-income groups are most affected by the economic consequences of the coronavirus crisis.
  • COVID-19 is reducing the ability and willingness of firms to make strategic investments.
  • Companies and governments need to deploy resources that safeguard people and economies for a Great Reset along a more sustainable path.

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic

New coronavirus targets cells in the nose, lungs, and gut

A new study by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University, both in Cambridge, MA — alongside colleagues from other institutions — may have pinpointed the cells that SARS-CoV-2 primarily targets in the human body.

The study — the findings of which will soon appear in the journal 

Covid-19 shows the case for impact investing

When the lockdowns were initiated in response to the coronavirus crisis, I assumed that I would get time back in my otherwise-overscheduled travel and meeting diary. Like a lot of my peers, I thought that for a few weeks the break from the usual demands of our physical world would mean a slower pace, with

A second silent pandemic could sweep the country alongside COVID-19

Researchers are setting off alarms about the mental health crisis quietly sweeping the nation alongside COVID-19, in a new report in JAMA Internal Medicine. The authors say to expect an “overflow of mental illness that will inevitably emerge from this pandemic,” and that the surge will itself be a pandemic.

Large-scale disasters, ranging from

How To Stay Healthy When Your Child, Spouse Or Roommate Has COVID-19

By now, you’ve likely heard the advice: If you suspect that you’re sick with COVID-19, or live with someone who is showing symptoms of the disease caused by the coronavirus, be prepared to ride it out at home.

That’s because the vast majority of cases are mild or moderate, and while these cases can feel as

How Social enterprises are rethinking their business models during Covid-19

Lockdowns across the world. Social distancing, isolation and quarantine commonplace. What does that mean for social enterprises that usually work directly with vulnerable people and rely on face-to-face communication? We spoke to social entrepreneurs in the UK, Turkey and South Africa to find out how they’re taking on the challenge.

EU heads promise to stick with sustainability in COVID-19 recovery

Members of the European Council added a reference to the green transition to the draft joint statement after a virtual summit. Prime ministers and presidents of EU countries urged officials on all levels to integrate sustainability measures in efforts to heal the economy from the damage amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

The European Union must integrate the

A more sustainable capitalism will emerge from Covid-19

The main concern that is paralysing the financial markets right now is uncertainty. Investors and the business community are questioning how long this crisis will last, and when consumer and investor confidence will return, with no end in sight.

But while none of us can predict the future, when it does return, one possible outcome is

Poverty is the virus that puts us at COVID-19 risk

Throughout American history public crises have exposed issues too long ignored in our common life. World War II, in which African-Americans from the South fought for democracy abroad, exposed the need to make democracy real at home. When the federal levees broke in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, the storm revealed a gross inequality that

Global macroeconomics of coronavirus

World governments did not learn the right lessons from past outbreaks of disease, and we’re paying for it now as we cope with COVID-19. We have invested too little in public health and disease prevention, particularly in poor countries, given the potential economic (as well as human) costs of pandemics.

The outbreak of the coronavirus named

How the Coronavirus Is Exposing Inequality Among America’s Workers

There are many things that worry Fina Kao about working in a busy donut shop in an age of fear about a spreading virus. The elderly customer who shuffles across the brown linoleum floor of the shop, orders a glazed donut, and then coughs. The parents sitting at a table sharing a breakfast sandwich as