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Career resilience the name of the game in a disrupted age

Getting a personal grip on how fast-changing technology is reshaping the employment landscape is at the heart of a new guide and tool-kit helping professionals become more adaptable and resilient to change within their careers. Technology disruption has costly implications for many industries and professions, affecting both sides of the employer/employee divide, especially where constant retraining or hiring new skill sets becomes inevitable…

 

Alabama’s Lessons from Hurricane Ivan at 10th Anniversary

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Last month marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Ivan, one of the costliest tropical storms to ever hit the U.S. Ivan came ashore near Gulf Shores, Alabama, on Sept. 16, 2004, as a Category 3 storm. The storm also battered Florida’s Panhandle. It left behind an estimated $14.2 billion in damages. This commentary discusses how Ivan taught Alabama and neighboring states the importance of building stronger…

 

Our people deserve better

Opposition parties generally have a lot in common with ambulance chasers, undertakers and life insurance agents. Their livelihood depend largely on the possibility of calamity. In the end, ambulance chasers secure a client on whose back they hope to make some money, the undertaker gets a body and profits from its handling, and the insurance agent secures a commission on our certain knowledge that we will die and we do not know when. Opposition parties, if they are without vision, hope that governments will crash and burn so they can secure State power, regardless of the national cost…

 

Three reasons small businesses must play a large role in climate change resilience

A flower vendor in Hanoi, Vietnam. In low-income countries, small businesses make up a large proportion of the economy, and are regarded as the most direct contributors to a stable economic climate. Image: Kenny Thai / Shutterstock.com

A flower vendor in Hanoi, Vietnam. In low-income countries, small businesses make up a large proportion of the economy, and are regarded as the most direct contributors to a stable economic climate. Image: Kenny Thai / Shutterstock.com

One of the biggest outcomes of the recent UN Climate Summit came from the private sector, where, side by side with world leaders, 1,042 multinational corporations (MNCs)pledged their support for carbon pricing. Twenty-five of these companies—including Nestle, Unilever, and Philips—even committed to price their own carbon internally to reduce emissions themselves. (Read WRI’s blog on other outcomes from the UN Climate Summit.)…

 

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