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Opinion: Amazon is proof of a major weakness in ESG ratings

Opinion: Amazon is proof of a major weakness in ESG ratings

Marketwatch, November 10, 2021

If you own stocks, chances are good you have heard the term ESG. It stands for environmental, social and governance, and it’s a way to laud corporate leaders who take sustainability – including climate change – and social responsibility seriously, and punish those who do not.

Florida’s ports are open, but is anyone coming?

Florida’s ports are open, but is anyone coming?

WFTV, November 5, 2021

While the backlog at ports along the West Coast of the United states has garnered the most attention in recent weeks, just about every major port in the United states, from Los Angeles to Savanah is experiencing a backlog of some sort.

Here’s what California could do to help fix the supply chain

Here’s what California could do to help fix the supply chain

Cal Matters, November 5, 2021

Global supply chain problems have led to a massive backup at Southern California ports. California lawmakers are asking experts about what the state could do to help — including locating temporary storage, growing the truck driving and warehouse workforces, suspending regulations and creating a new inland port.

Expect shortages this holiday shopping season, according to Professor Dai

Expect shortages this holiday shopping season, according to Professor Dai

The Johns Hopkins News-Letter, November 4, 2021

Halloween is officially over, which means the next holiday Americans have to look forward to is Thanksgiving. And with Thanksgiving comes Black Friday shopping, the biggest shopping event of the year. Thanksgiving weekend and Black Friday last year saw 186.4 million U.S. shoppers, each of whom spent an average of about $311. Online sales hit $14.13 billion in 2020, which was an almost 20% increase from 2019. 

Study examines how governments inform public about pandemics

Study examines how governments inform public about pandemics

ScienMag, November 4, 2021

Governments that prioritize the economy over public health are more likely to downplay, rather than exaggerate, the severity of a pandemic, and vice versa, according to a recent study from The University of Texas at Dallas.

Congressional maps should be federal priority

Congressional maps should be federal priority

The Daily Herald, November 3, 2021

Sheldon Jacobson writes in his column Sunday that the Princeton Gerrymandering Project has given the new Illinois congressional map a grade of F, and he uses that metric to conclude that Illinois needs an independent redistricting commission. However, there is more to the story.

Challenges could hinder pediatric COVID-19 vaccination effort

Challenges could hinder pediatric COVID-19 vaccination effort

Roll Call, November 3, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has signed off on COVID-19 vaccines for younger kids, but it could be months before most children in this age group are vaccinated because of hesitancy, a lack of access and relaxed mitigation efforts in schools once the vaccine becomes widely available.

Harvard Business School Professor Alvin J. Silk, Dies at 85

Harvard Business School Professor Alvin J. Silk, Dies at 85

Harvard Business School, November 2, 2021

Alvin J. Silk, a renowned marketing expert and the Lincoln Filene Professor of Business Administration Emeritus at Harvard Business School (HBS), passed away in October, 2021. He was widely recognized as an influential scholar and educator in the field of marketing.