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In the run-up to Christmas, there was considerable anxiety about shortages of festive food and gifts. Trade friction was already at the core of the Brexit debate, and supply chain issues have been made much worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.  For example, a computer chip shortage had a knock-on effect across many industries. Concerns have also been raised about everything from lithium supply […]
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The rise of environmental, social and corporate governance investment (ESG) as a prioritization strategy is driving change in the financial landscape, obliging many companies to get on board. Some observers see the reorientation of investment priorities toward sustainability as a $30 trillion market opportunity, while others insist that, regardless of the money involved, companies must integrate it into […]
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The announcement last week by El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele that his country would be adopting bitcoin as legal tender, made during a live broadcast at the Bitcoin 2021 conference held in Miami, and subsequently approved four days later by the Central American country’s Parliament, sent the cryptocurrency’s share price up by 5%. In recent weeks, Bitcoin’s value had been hit by increasingly stringent controls over its use in […]
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The food industry, and in particular livestock, remains unsustainable in many categories across climate, supply, nutrition, and accessibility. This has become more evident during the pandemic as meat producers grappled with food and worker safety issues. In May, Tyson Foods was linked to almost 5,000 cases of coronavirus in its meat-processing plants across 15 states, […]

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The family-friendly, controversy-averse Walt Disney Co. has walked into the buzz saw of the American culture wars, version 2022.  In April, officials at Disney objected to a Florida law prohibiting instruction in sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis responded by signing a bill revoking Disney’s self-governing status, a unique arrangement […]

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