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The Valentine’s Day pressure is on. What gift will you choose to express your love to your sweetheart? Chocolate, roses and jewelry usually top the list of options—and the National Retail Federation projects that spending for Valentine's Day will top $20 billion this year. Jewelry captures...
Holiday traditions vary. Whether you festoon a Christmas tree with sparkly baubles and tinsel, light a menorah for Hanukkah or tackle feats of strength for Festivus, gift-giving and holiday parties are likely part of your tradition too. But these seasonal celebrations have a dark side—the risk...
Environmental and social issues driving change in the construction industry
Guest Post by Colleen Theron, Director Ardea
Since Russia and Qatar won their bids to host the FIFA World Cups in 2018 and 2022 respectively, the construction industry has come under the spotlight for their human rights...
For the latest installment of our Q&A series, we spoke with Simon Baptist of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). More than 100 economists and experts at the EIU analyze political and economic risks for some of the world’s biggest companies. As Global Chief Economist and Managing Director...
The relationship between social injustice—and those who turn a blind eye to it—has been recognized by great minds across the ages. “Your silence is consent,” said Plato 24 centuries ago. “He who does not oppose evil, commands it to be done,” said Leonardo Da Vinci...
Since Congress passed the Tariff Act of 1930, U.S. Customs and Border Protection had used its authority to impound and block shipments of goods generated by forced labor only 39 times. That could change soon. This year, President Obama signed a bill that closed the “consumptive demand” loophole...
Today more than 168 million children aged 5-17 in work—most in horrible conditions— around the world. This Sunday, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) will be raising awareness of child labor hidden in supply chains during World Day Against Child Labor . These children find themselves...