Businesses increasingly recognize the importance of paid leave policies to attract and retain talent, with more and more executives and agencies supportive of national leave policy. Paid leave is critical for businesses to ensure that their workforce can stay home if sick and not risk COVID-19 infections in the workplace. Moreover, paid leave boosts productivity and increases retention; women with paid leave are 93% more likely to be working one year after birth than those with no leave. Seventy-seven percent of workers say paid family leave would sway their choice of employer. Paid leave is critical for businesses to ensure that their workforce can stay home if sick and not risk COVID-19 infections in the workplace. … [Read more...] about In the face of divisive politics, paid family leave should remain a bipartisan priority
One of the challenges the company identified was the lack of land: Some land that was originally forested is now covered by cities or used for farming. Other areas might not be available for sale. But there’s a large amount of desertified land that is available. The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification reports that around 4.7 billion acres on the planet—about twice the size of China—have been affected by drought or desertification, but could potentially be restored. Finding enough water to grow trees there is a challenge. But the folks at Terraformation believe that if desalinated water is used to irrigate seedlings, a restored forest will eventually be able to sustain itself. … [Read more...] about Reddit’s former CEO is now in the forest-planting business
Sites like Rebag, meanwhile, want to making buying and selling so easy that users spend as little time on the site as possible. Rebag focuses on selling bags and accessories in mint condition from around 50 top designers. It’s developed a tool on its site called Clair that digitally assesses the value of a handbag, so sellers can decide within minutes whether to sell their item. … [Read more...] about Poshmark’s explosive IPO bodes well for the resale industry, but how sustainable is secondhand?
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that “common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.” But the fact is, Swiss International’s initiatives weren’t groundbreaking, didn’t require an army of McKinsey consultants, didn’t need a multi-billion-dollar budget, and most of them didn’t cost one single dollar to implement. But they were all born with one thing in common. They derive from a point of view that experiences the world not from a corporate office, but through the eyes of the customer. As we continue to reimagine airlines for the post-pandemic era, actually thinking about the customer would be a good place to start. … [Read more...] about Three shockingly obvious ways to make flying less miserable