McDonald’s Lawsuit Puts Spotlight on Severance Policy

Want this delivered to your inbox each day? Sign up here. ‘Cause’ for concern McDonald’s is suing its former C.E.O. Steve Easterbrook, who was fired last fall for having a consensual relationship with a subordinate that consisted of the two sending sexual messages to each other. Now, according to a lawsuit filed in a Delaware […]

'An important first step': Openreach dials up order for electric van fleet

Vauxhall to deliver 270 fully electric Vivaro-e vans and nine Corsa-e cars to one of the UK’s largest fleet operators Openreach’s ambitious plans to switch its giant fleet to electric models took a step forward yesterday, with an order for nearly 280 electric vehicles (EVs) from Vauxhall. The broadband delivery subsidiary of BT is set […]

Net Zero Investment Hub

Net Zero Festival 2020 Net Zero Festival 2020 is the world’s first business festival dedicated to exploring, advancing, and celebrating the global transition to a net zero emission economy. Join us at BusinessGreen’s inaugural Net Zero Festival 2020 – for leaders who won’t wait until 2050 to build a better business, and a better world. Date: […]

BusinessGreen debuts Net Zero Investment Hub

Hosted in partnership with Schroders, the new Net Zero Investment Hub brings together cutting-edge insights and analysis on how the world of finance is embracing the net zero transition BusinessGreen is today launching a new Net Zero Investment Hub in the run up to the inaugural Net Zero Festival this autumn. The content hub, which […]

How the Dow, S&P trade in the three months ahead of Election Day

The 2020 U.S. presidential election is now just under three months away. Uncertainty about who will become the next president  — a successful reelection campaign for President Donald Trump or change in power to Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden, who currently is ahead in the polls — has been cited as a reason for recent […]

Joe Biden’s Links to Wall Street, Silicon Valley

Want this delivered to your inbox each day? Sign up here. Biden gets Wall Street’s money and Silicon Valley’s advice The wallets of Wall Street are with Joe Biden, if not the hearts, report The Times’s Kate Kelly, Shane Goldmacher and Thomas Kaplan. The millions of dollars that financiers donated to the Democratic presidential candidate’s […]

The Mission Must Be the Mantra

The cultures of great companies aren’t rooted in bland values and corporate mission statements – they’re rooted in a clear-eyed, absolutist, nearly religious belief in the way things should be done in their industry.

Paychex CEO says small business employment is starting to look like April again

Paychex CEO Martin Mucci told CNBC on Tuesday that small business employment is falling again and is becoming as precarious as during the beginning of the U.S. coronavirus crisis. “We saw the July jobs index drop,” Mucci said on “Squawk Box.” “That puts us back to about April, so we’re flat over the last three months.” Paychex, a […]

How VIP Health Care Can Go Wrong

By leveraging their networks and calling in favors, VIPs seek ways to circumvent the normal system as they strive to receive the best health care. Yet, paradoxically, VIPs often receive suboptimal – or even dangerous – care.

Why Does Microsoft Want to Buy TikTok?

Our next DealBook Debrief call is with Nikole Hannah-Jones, the creator of The 1619 Project, who will discuss racial injustice and corporate America, as well as take your questions. R.S.V.P. here to join the call on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 11 a.m. Eastern. And a programming note: DealBook is taking a short summer break, so […]

To 'build back greener' we need to turbocharge the market for greenery

If the government is serious about the utilising nature-based solutions, we need to turbocharge the market for urban greening, argues the UK Green Building Council’s Philip Box It should be not too outlandish to hear mention of a ‘green recovery’ or ‘building back greener’ and feel that there should be some actual greenery involved. Over […]

Global Briefing: Irish government ordered to strengthen climate plan

The ruling was delivered today by Ireland’s Supreme Court | Credit: Jtdirl Plus nuclear fusion, French outdoor heating ban, Spanish green hydrogen plant and all the top green business news from around the world this week Supreme Court orders Irish government to strengthen climate plan The Irish government has been ordered by the Supreme Court […]