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  • November 12, 2019

    UK likely to miss 2020 environmental goals

    Targets to reduce air and water pollution, improve biodiversity, and increase the proportion of recycled waste look set to be missed, according to research undertaken by the FT and Unearthed.
    Targets to reduce air and water pollution, improve biodiversity, and increase the proportion of recycled waste look set to be missed, according to research undertaken by the FT and Unearthed.
  • November 11, 2019

    Women in Japan’s workplaces banned from wearing “cold” and “unfeminine” glasses

    Japan’s working women are being told to remove their glasses as they give a cold impression to customers and mask their makeup.
    Japan’s working women are being told to remove their glasses as they give a cold impression to customers and mask their makeup.
  • Friday news roundup November 8, 2019

    Europeans are happier than ever and New Zealand passed a "carbon zero" law. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
    Europeans are happier than ever and New Zealand passed a "carbon zero" law. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
  • November 07, 2019

    Goldman Sachs offers staff up to $20,000 for fertility assistance

    In an effort to boost equality and close the company’s gender pay gap, Goldman Sachs is offering up to $20,000 for prospective parents on its staff to cover the costs of extracting eggs or purchasing donated eggs.
    In an effort to boost equality and close the company’s gender pay gap, Goldman Sachs is offering up to $20,000 for prospective parents on its staff to cover the costs of extracting eggs or purchasing donated eggs.
  • November 05, 2019

    A four-day work week at Microsoft boosts workers’ productivity

    In an experiment during August earlier this year, Microsoft offices in Japan were closed on every Friday and full-time staff benefited from “special leave” which was paid.
    In an experiment during August earlier this year, Microsoft offices in Japan were closed on every Friday and full-time staff benefited from “special leave” which was paid.
  • November 04, 2019

    Plans to raise the minimum wage in the UK are backed by review

    An independent review has endorsed Britain’s plan to raise the minimum wage to £10.50 an hour and it has also found that setting a floor on pay has a negligible effect on job creation.
    An independent review has endorsed Britain’s plan to raise the minimum wage to £10.50 an hour and it has also found that setting a floor on pay has a negligible effect on job creation.
  • November 01, 2019

    Friday news roundup November 1, 2019

    Algorithms, not robots, will affect the future of work, and India delares a public health emergency as a result of toxic air. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
    Algorithms, not robots, will affect the future of work, and India delares a public health emergency as a result of toxic air. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
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