A parliamentary report estimates the UK throws away 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups each year, “enough to stretch around the world roughly five and a half times.” Fewer than 1 in 400 are recycled. The report recommends a 25p (about 33-cent) levy on coffee cups, part of a trend of European lawmakers addressing the growing problem of single-use plastic waste.
Last month, the US men’s national soccer team lost a game that knocked the US out of the 2018 World Cup. One prominent commentator called it “the most surreal and embarrassing night in US soccer history,” and its economic consequences will be significant and long-lasting.
McDonald’s announced a partnership with a Chinese state-funded conglomerate and a US private equity firm. The $2 billion deal reflects economic and cultural realities in China and is evidence of McDonald’s willingness to depart from its traditional domestic strategies when doing business across borders.
This week's Global Glance looks at what's really involved in moving to Canada after an election and how a Cape Breton DJ's website went viral.
Recently elected Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte's tactics and temperament are already profoundly affecting his country's economy. Here's what Duterte's presidency means for foreign investors in a country that's been a rising economic star in South East Asia.
This week’s Global Glance looks at gay bars around the world, and why some are on the decline and some are emerging and resemble US gay bars of old.
This week's Global Glance looks at smoking in France and the global legislative trend that strips tobacco companies of branding privileges while forcing them to include disturbing images on their packaging.
This week's Global Glance looks at new allegations that VW employees “at the highest levels” were involved in the defeat-device deception; and what you should know about the unrest in Kashmir.
This week we look at the UK’s quirky pedestrian etiquette and the importance of food in India.
This week's Global Glance looks at the Pew’s new digital economy survey; how Senator Warren’s speech on the gig economy sparked a global debate; and France's ongoing labor unrest.
Achieving a balance in the area of family leave is critical for multinationals. HR leaders should ask themselves: How can we develop family friendly leave policies that comply with local labor laws and customs, and encourage a healthy work-life balance, all while ensuring that our growing business remains financially sustainable?
The gender pay gap is a worldwide problem; it exists in every nation. Perhaps the most telling statistic demonstrating this inequality is the gender pay gap: on average, women earn 46% less than men earn. In fact, the annual pay for women only now equals the amount men were earning 10 years ago. Increasing attention to the gender pay gap around the world has inspired governments and advocacy groups to take action. In this climate, it is increasingly important for employers to ensure that they are paying their employees fairly and in compliance with the laws of the countries in which they operate.