WNYC Employees Demanded Diversity. They Got Another White Boss.

Three years ago, when the American workplace at long last began to clean house, sweeping away the vestiges of “Mad Men” habits, WNYC, the most popular public-radio station in the country, pushed three of its leading on-air personalities into the dust heap where so many bad men were piling up. A long period of turmoil […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton' and Disney +: A Timeline

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s relationship with Disney started inauspiciously. He wrote a song on spec for a holiday show. The company rejected it. “It was a holiday song, called ‘Holidays at Our House,’ and I will never play it for you,” he recalled recently. “It was not very good.” But in the years since, the partnership has […]

Why College Students May Qualify for Special Covid Pandemic Aid

High school and college students whose summer jobs fell through because of the pandemic may qualify for jobless benefits under a special federal program. But getting the funds is harder in some states than in others. Traditional unemployment insurance — a joint federal-state program funded by taxes on employers — usually leaves out students. But […]

California's new truck rule: It's big, it's bold, it's controversial

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: […]

How Pandora hopes to reach 100 per cent recycled silver and gold

The jewellery giant is reaching out to its supply chain to help bolster its circular economy ambitions By 2025, Pandora, the world’s largest jewelry brand by volume, will use 100 per cent recycled silver and gold in its products. At least that’s the goal the Danish company set at the beginning of June. As it […]

How Investors Are Addressing Racial Injustice

Socially responsible investing has been putting billions of dollars to work for social change for decades. In some cases, the strategy means avoiding certain sectors. Religious organizations, for instance, steer clear of alcohol, firearms, tobacco and other “sin” stocks. Some investors focus on companies that are already socially responsible to help them thrive, while starving […]

Government attaches climate conditions to Celsa Steel emergency loan

Emergency loan is expected to safeguard 1,000 jobs at Celsa Steel | Credit: Karan Bhatia However, government declines to provide further details on precise nature of climate and net zero targets attached to firm’s rescue support The government has agreed to provide an emergency loan to Celsa Steel with a string of unspecified climate change […]

The unexpected cause of time wasters. And how to fix it

Your time is easily the most valuable asset you have. So in today’s post I’m going to show you an effective way to eliminate time wasters and replace them with high quality, eager prospective clients. The root cause probably isn’t what you’re expecting. To begin, I’d like you to think for a moment about how […]

Essence Names Interim Chief After Claim of ‘Abusive Work Culture’

An anonymous essay published on Sunday criticized Essence, the groundbreaking Black media brand, citing an “abusive work culture” in which bullying and sexual harassment were common. Since then, Essence has installed Caroline A. Wanga, a former Target executive, as its interim leader and has also pledged to hire law firms to conduct a review of […]

Promote Your Business with These 6 Inventive Concepts

Featured photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels Congratulations! You are the very proud owner of your first business. Now it’s time to get working so that you can promote your products and services. It’s not always easy, but with a keen eye and unique ideas you can find great ways to stand out from the crowd. Sound interesting? […]

How to Take Your Online Business to the Next Level

Featured photo by Bruno Nascimento on Unsplash Having an online business can be rewarding in a number of ways. You are your own boss, there’s no more nine-to-five grind, and you can generate a decent income. But what if you want to take your online business to the next level? RELATED ARTICLE: HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM YOUR […]

New York Changes Outdoor Dining Rule, Leaving Restaurants Scrambling

For restaurants and the New Yorkers who love them, the outdoor cafes that have sprung up across the city over the past two weeks have been one of the few bright spots in a grim season. Under an emergency program that began on June 22, about 6,800 establishments have been authorized to serve food and […]

Mr Muscle bottles aim to help clean up ocean plastic

Household cleaning brand SC Johnson launches ocean-plastic Mr Muscle bottle line following success of similar initiative with Windex in the US Household cleaning brand SC Johnson has launched a new line of Mr Muscle window and glass cleaner bottles made entirely from ocean-bound plastic bottles. The new line will be gradually rolled out in shops […]

Mr Muscle bottles aim to help clean up ocean plastic

Household cleaning brand SC Johnson launches ocean-plastic Mr Muscle bottle line following success of similar initiative with Windex in the US Household cleaning brand SC Johnson has launched a new line of Mr Muscle window and glass cleaner bottles made entirely from ocean-bound plastic bottles. The new line will be gradually rolled out in shops […]

NewMotion inks EV charging partnership with fleet leasing firm Alphabet

Alphabet’s 168,000 customers and business fleet drivers to gain access to NewMotion charging network and smart home chargers Business fleet leasing firm Alphabet has teamed up with NewMotion to offer smart electric vehicle charging for its 168,000 UK customers both at home and on the go, with a new partnership that covers both home electric […]

Study: Climate change increasingly raised as a human rights issue in court cases

Global review of climate litigation highlights increasing instances of activists and governments using courts to force climate action from businesses and governments Climate change is increasingly being harnessed as a human rights issue in legal claims and court cases around the world, as the mass popularity of disruptive climate activism over the past year – […]

Study: Climate change increasingly raised as a human rights issue in court cases

Global review of climate litigation highlights increasing instances of activists and governments using courts to force climate action from businesses and governments Climate change is increasingly being harnessed as a human rights issue in legal claims and court cases around the world, as the mass popularity of disruptive climate activism over the past year – […]

Zero-emission excavation: JCB unveils 'world's first' hydrogen digger

JCB reveals zero-emissions excavator in same week as Prime Minister hints in PMQs that the government intends to ‘invest massively’ in hydrogen JCB has developed a hydrogen-fuelled digger that allows operators to excavate while generating zero greenhouse gas emissions. The construction equipment manufacturer revealed the model yesterday, hailing the 20-tonne machine as the world’s first […]

Zero-emission excavation: JCB unveils 'world's first' hydrogen digger

JCB reveals zero-emissions excavator in same week as Prime Minister hints in PMQs that the government intends to ‘invest massively’ in hydrogen JCB has developed a hydrogen-fuelled digger that allows operators to excavate while generating zero greenhouse gas emissions. The construction equipment manufacturer revealed the model yesterday, hailing the 20-tonne machine as the world’s first […]

Florida State University Child Care Policy Draws Backlash

Florida State University appears to be walking back an announcement that suggested it would not allow employees to care for children while working from home during the coronavirus outbreak. “We want to be clear — our policy does allow employees to work from home while caring for children,” the university said in an email to […]

Gay Culverhouse,Who Helped Injured Football Players, Dies at 73

Gay Culverhouse, who put aside her career focusing on special education and child psychiatry to join the family business, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the N.F.L., and who went on to champion the cause of former professional football players debilitated by dementia and other health issues, died on Wednesday at her home in Fernandina Beach, […]

Hugh Downs, Perennial Small-Screen Fixture, Is Dead at 99

Hugh Downs, whose honeyed delivery and low-key but erudite manner helped make him a familiar face and voice on television for half a century, and whose career included long stints as host of both “Today” on NBC and “20/20” on ABC, died on Wednesday at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 99. His family […]

Goodbye to the Wild Wild Web

It felt like a dam breaking, or the changing of a guard. Within a 48-hour period this week, many of the world’s internet giants took steps that would have been unthinkable for them even months earlier. Reddit, which spent most of its life as a lawless free-for-all, banned thousands of forums for hate speech, including […]

Berkshires Museums Announce Reopening Plans Under Phase 3

Three major cultural institutions in the Berkshires will reopen this month, following the greenlight from Charlie Baker, the governor of Massachusetts, who said on Thursday that the state would move into Phase 3 of its reopening plans. In a joint statement, Mass MoCA, the Norman Rockwell Museum and the Clark Art Institute outlined the programming […]