How shadow banks have exploited the COVID-19 crisis

Rather than leveling inequality, as the Great Depression did, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated inequalities around the world allowing some wealthy investors to benefit from the crisis and make a fortune from the misfortune ...

High-tech start-ups benefit from Twitter hype

The short message service Twitter has played a prominent role in US politics in recent weeks and months and attracted a lot of attention. Even in business, Twitter users' tweets are being closely followed and used as a basis ...

CSIRO identifies plants most at risk after Black Summer megafires

Australia's 2019-2020 Black Summer bushfires severely impacted hundreds of plant species. While the prospects of recovery for most appear to be good, some species remain vulnerable, according to research published by Australia's ...

To cut food waste, we may need to pay more for what we eat

How can we reduce food waste? Although the Swiss population are aware of the problem, they misjudge where most food waste is generated, ETH political scientists conclude. The general public support cutting food waste, even ...

Changing CEO before IPO may raise valuation

New research from Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business shows that a change in leadership before a startup's initial public offering (IPO) can increase its valuation and performance.

Social good creates economic boost

As unemployment rates skyrocket around the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a world-first study has found social venture start-ups not only alleviate social problems but also are much more important for job creation ...

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