Praticamente todos os portugueses inquiridos numa consulta da Comissão Europeia sobre questões sociais consideram pessoalmente importante uma Europa social, o valor mais elevado da UE. Quase um em cada nove consideram que a falta de direitos sociais é um problema grave.
Praticamente todos (98%) os portugueses inquiridos numa consulta da Comissão Europeia sobre questões sociais consideram pessoalmente importante uma Europa social, o valor mais elevado da UE, e 87% consideram que a falta de direitos sociais é um problema grave.
O inquérito "Eurobarómetro sobre questões sociais", divulgado hoje pelo executivo comunitário, revela que 88% dos europeus dizem que uma Europa social - ou seja, uma Europa comprometida com igualdade de oportunidades e acesso ao mercado de trabalho, condições de trabalho justas, proteção e inclusão social -- é importante para si a nível pessoal, sendo que 42% a julgam mesmo "muito importante".
New research by a team that included a Johns Hopkins engineer promises to enable more accurate ice-flow predictions, helping scientists better forecast how melting glaciers will contribute to rising sea levels, which have been linked to coastal and wetland flooding and destructive erosion around the world.
In a recent issue of Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, Harihar Rajaram and the team offer a new method of estimating how heat flows upwards from the Earth to beds of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, affecting their viscosity and rates of movement.
Throughout the pandemic, the disproportionately adverse impact on women’s careers has received a great deal of attention. Fields heavily populated by women have experienced greater layoffs, with a McKinsey analysis showing women’s jobs 1.8 times more vulnerable than men’s. And the greater need for care work has often led to more women dropping out of the workforce.
But there’s another big shift that has more recently come to light, as figures from 2020 have been tallied: a substantial drop in venture capital funding for women-led startups. This wasn’t just part of an overall decrease in VC funding. In 2019, 2.8% of funding went to women-led startups; in 2020, that fell to 2.3%, Crunchbase figures show
It's no secret that the venture capital industry is too male-dominated, which is a result of many factors - unconscious biases, stereotypes, the 'motherhood penalty', not recruiting enough candidates from non-traditional paths, and many more.
According to a 2020 report from Women in VC - the world’s largest community for female investors, only 4.9% of VC partners in the U.S. are female. Of that percentage, the majority are still white. Just 0.2% of VC partners are Latinx women and 0.2% are Black women. We need to do more and do better to change this. The diversity numbers for founding women partners also require significant improvement - only 0.8% are women of color, which is less than 1% of all VC partners in the U.S. But, it's not all that grim - this research has found that over the last five years, the number of women-led funds has nearly quadrupled, and there is evidence this rise is accelerating.
The drivers of enterprise value extend beyond financial productivity — and as disruption intensifies, businesses must adapt to avoid value destruction.
In the blink of an eye, COVID-19 disrupted the business environment and illuminated a profound, sometimes overlooked truth: that to create, protect, and sustain enterprise value, executives must consider a set of stakeholders much wider and more diverse than just shareholders.
Disruption and the breadth of the value creation ecosystem are, in fact, connected. In recent months, as supply chains have faltered, channels to market have evolved, and companies’ roles in caring for their customers and employees have been magnified, it’s become clear that the pursuit of financial productivity and profitable growth, long the core of traditional value creation models, is inadequate on its own. Companies must do more.
Do you know what you have in common with Elon Musk, Steph Curry, Jeff Bezos, the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Oprah Winfrey, and J. K. Rowling? You all have the same number of minutes to use however you choose, every single day.
Twenty-four hours in a day multiplied by 60 minutes gives all of us 1,440 minutes—take away a reasonable amount of time to sleep, eat, shower, and hug your kids, and you’re left with 1,000 minutes. You can use your minutes to conquer the world and earn buckets of money, write books, train for a marathon, hang out with your family, have drinks with friends, buy groceries, meditate, do laundry, watch Netflix, or post pictures of your dog on Instagram.