Global 100 corporate knights. Sustainability is increasingly a mainstream business concern, with mounting pressure to tackle the climate crisis coming from the top down and the bottom up.
This past year saw the publication of two startling reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), warning of the worsening impacts of climate change threatening food supplies, infrastructure and already fragile global water supplies. At the same time, the United Nations reported that the “emissions gap” – the gap between the greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions that will limit temperature increases to the 1.5C that climate scientists say is safe and the GHGs that we are actually emitting – is growing. With nations failing to make progress at the COP25 climate talks in Madrid in December, corporate action on the climate has never been more important. The science tells us that bigger emissions cuts are needed as the impacts of the climate crisis become ever more apparent and alarming. Angolan captured $2bn empire. The complex financial schemes that helped Africa’s richest woman amass a fortune at vast cost to the Angolan state can be revealed for the first time after a huge leak of confidential documents from her business empire.
Trump bans US transactions with Chinese-owned TikTok. Donald Trump has issued a pair of executive orders that would ban any US transactions with the Chinese companies that own TikTok and WeChat, saying the US must take “aggressive action” in the interest of national security.
Executive orders issued late on Thursday would prohibit “any transaction by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States,” with the companies, beginning in 45 days. Hunter Walker (@hunterw)BREAKING: President Trump just issued an executive order "on Addressing the Threat Posed by TikTok.
" It takes effect in 45 days, prohibits "any transaction" with ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns TikTok, and will almost certainly face legal challenges. pic.twitter.com/Ma9XOfYgOBAugust 7, 2020 The video-sharing app has come under fire from US lawmakers and the Trump administration over national security concerns. Leila janah. American businesswoman Leila Janah (October 9, 1982 – January 24, 2020) was an American businesswoman.
She was the founder and CEO of Samasource and LXMI, two companies which share a common social mission to end global poverty by giving work to people in need. Samasource's 11,000 employees have worked under contracts with companies including Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Walmart, Getty Images, Glassdoor and Vulcan Capital.  Early life
Coronavirus money. Aurait-on trouvé de l’« argent magique » ?
Depuis quelques semaines, une avalanche de milliards est annoncée par les dirigeants du monde pour faire face aux conséquences économiques du Covid-19. Arnaque au carbone. Depuis lundi 14 août, Le Monde propose une série en cinq épisodes sur l’escroquerie gigantesque qu’a été l’affaire des « quotas carbone ».
Les sommes envolées donnent le tournis : au moins 1,6 milliard d’euros de pertes pour la France en moins d’un an, 6 milliards pour les pays de l’Union européenne. L’idée de départ se voulait vertueuse : pour limiter l’émission des gaz à effet de serre, l’Etat français crée en 2007 un grand marché des quotas carbone, BlueNext. Chaque année, des quotas étaient attribués aux entreprises les plus polluantes, qui pouvaient les revendre si elles n’avaient pas atteint leur plafond ou racheter ceux des entreprises qui n’avaient pas dépensé les leurs.
Pour être encore plus citoyen, le marché s’ouvre à toutes les sociétés, qu’elles soient ou non identifiées comme pollueuses. Sans contrôles sur la réalité des acheteurs et des vendeurs. Amazon grip. Amazon antitrust paradox. Abstract.
Amazon is the titan of twenty-first century commerce. In addition to being a retailer, it is now a marketing platform, a delivery and logistics network, a payment service, a credit lender, an auction house, a major book publisher, a producer of television and films, a fashion designer, a hardware manufacturer, and a leading host of cloud server space. Although Amazon has clocked staggering growth, it generates meager profits, choosing to price below-cost and expand widely instead. Through this strategy, the company has positioned itself at the center of e-commerce and now serves as essential infrastructure for a host of other businesses that depend upon it.
Elements of the firm’s structure and conduct pose anticompetitive concerns—yet it has escaped antitrust scrutiny. Amazon code commerce. Amazon empire. Amazon warehouses. Indonesia richest 4. The four richest men in Indonesia own as much wealth as the country’s poorest 100 million citizens, despite the nation’s president repeatedly pledging to fighting “dangerous” levels of inequality..
Oxfam on Thursday highlighted Indonesia as one of the most unequal countries in the world, where the number of dollar billionaires has increased from one in 2002 to 20 in 2016. The development charity worked out that the four richest Indonesians – led by brothers Budi and Michael Hartono – control $25bn of assets, which is roughly equal to the wealth of the poorest 40% of Indonesia’s 250 million population. 5 minutes musk. World richest sixty-two. Credit crisis visualized.