Consumers Are Choosing Brands That Support the Earth

More than ever, consumers have become the swinging voters of product success. Most people are choosing companies that take a stand on important social, cultural, environmental and political issues. That’s according to an online survey of nearly 30,000 people by Accenture Strategy, conducted across 35 countries between August and October 2018. From compostable doggy poo bags and.

Important Steps To Shaping A Healthier Future Of Food

According to the US department of health, about 50% of adults in America struggle with preventable chronic diseases. Many of these diseases were reported to be related to physical inactivity and poor eating habits. These range from cardiovascular diseases to poor bone health,  to type 2 diabetes. Work done by May and colleagues (2012) showed that the.

China Tells Indians To Work “9-9-6” To Catch Up With Them — It Won’t Work

Rather than boycotting products manufactured in China, China is urging Indians to work long hours to catch up with them in manufacturing. That’s according to a recent Globaltimes article, in response to Indian protests against Chinese-manufactured products. “Many Chinese workers have embraced the “9-9-6” culture, while many billionaires in China work even longer hours,” writes.

The U.S. Jobs Report Doesn’t Show The Whole Picture, But This Does

Even after another strong jobs report today, views on the US labor market remain polarized. Some argue it’s as strong as it’s ever been: the unemployment rate sits at record low levels, the manufacturing sector is creating jobs again, and wage growth has picked up. Others counter that wage growth remains too weak and unevenly distributed.

The Future Of Wall Street: Fintech 50 2019

There’s a fintech revolution going on inside Wall Street’s biggest firms. At asset management giants from Blackrock to Third Point, banks such as Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, and financial service behemoths Nasdaq, MetLife and American Express, upstart fintech firms are revolutionizing the way they operate. These blue-chip institutions are both users and investors in the most.

Why Uber Lacks A Sustainable Competitive Advantage

What Is a Sustainable Competitive Advantage? Competitive advantage is measured by profit share — a company’s share of an industry’s profits. This definition means that a competitive advantage is impossible if an industry lacks profitability. And based on the financial results of Lyft and Uber, there are no profits to be had in the ride-sharing industry..

7 Best Defense Stocks To Buy In 2019

It’s an unfortunate state of the world, but few see a chance on the horizon for a decline in demand for military and defense related products and services. From cybersecurity to naval ships and missiles to drones, seven leading financial experts — and contributors to – highlight their top investment ideas in the defense sector. Stephen.

Security Is Key To The Success Of Industry 4.0

Manufacturing is a highly competitive industry. The continuous need to outperform competitors is to such a great degree that it is imperative for manufacturing organizations to protect their intellectual property (IP) . Because if the security of their proprietary data is ever compromised, then their competitive advantage is jeopardized as well. And we’ve seen it happen too.

Digital Manufacturing Has A China Dilemma

Digital manufacturing has a China dilemma. Is price pressure from China encouraging reluctant managers to take the big step toward digitization? Or are companies worried that they won’t be able to compete even if they invest in new technologies? On March 14, 2019 the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the price of imports from China had.

World’s Largest Business Organization Embraces Blockchain

From the embers of World War I emerged a new kind of organization, led by entrepreneurs, committed to ensuring the free flow of goods across the world’s war-ravaged borders. The International Chamber of Commerce, whose mission is to streamline global business, is one of last vestiges of the League of Nations, founded in 1920 by.