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December 28, 2021 Which economies have done best and worst during the pandemic?Source: The Economist
THE SPEED of the economic bounce-back from the enormous recession of 2020 has taken many forecasters by surprise. Output across the 38 mostly rich OECD countries combined probably surpassed its pre-crisis level a few months ago.
December 8, 2021 Big raises for workers in store for 2022Source: The Hill
A new report is expected this week from the Conference Board that will reveal companies are setting aside an average of 3.9 percent of total payroll for wage increases in 2022, according to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). That’s...
November 22, 2021 The unexpected surge in inflation, in chartsSource: FT
High and rising inflation is fast becoming a global trend as the combination of surging energy costs, strong demand and supply chain disruptions continue to push up prices by more than economists expected only a few months ago.
November 12, 2021 Survey: Majority of CFOs prioritizing ESG investmentSource: Business Wire
According to a new survey by Grant Thornton LLP, 57% of chief financial officers (CFOs) have made it a priority to invest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts since the start of 2020, with 23% saying that ESG...
October 20, 2021 Drinking Our Way to Sustainability – One Cup of Coffee at a TimeSource: Sci Tech Daily
Thanks to a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of $979,720, Timothy Randhir, UMass, Amherst professor of environmental conservation, and David King, of the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, will embark upon a...
September 28, 2021 Economic recovery losing momentum: NABE surveySource: Fox Business
A survey released by the National Association for Business Economics shows that its members expect the economy to grow 5.6% this year – down sharply from their previous estimate of 6.5%. The respondents projected the economy will...
September 14, 2021 76% of Americans Want Sustainable Products—but How You Define That MatterSource: AD Week (Free Subscription)
According to the survey, sustainability is an important factor to a strong majority of consumers when they’re choosing what to buy—but it’s not as important as cost.
September 2, 2021 Six in 10 US voters think America has gone seriously off track: pollsSource: NY Post
The Morning Consult/Politico poll of 1,997 registered voters conducted from Saturday to Monday found that 61 percent believed things in the country have gone “pretty seriously” on “the wrong track.”
August 17, 2021 Asian finance sector lacking sustainability leaders: studySource: Eco-Business
Consumers in Asia Pacific believe that financial services brands are not supporting sustainable development in emerging markets, and are less trustworthy than tech or car brands, a BBC study suggests.
According to Forrester’s Consumer Technographics® data, almost half of Canadian, French and UK online adults who are banking customers think that all banks are the same, and less than half of US banking customers believe large...
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