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Alliance of 78 big firms urges carbon pricing to slow warming

OSLO, Nov 23- Leaders of 78 major companies urged governments on Monday to include the pricing of carbon emissions as part of policies to curb global warming, as world leaders prepare for a summit on climate change in Paris next week. Chief executives of the companies, with combined annual turnover of $2.1 trillion, said in an open letter to world leaders that an...
Source: Reuters
Lending Club Opens to Retail Investors in Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, and the District of Columbia

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 23, 2015/ PRNewswire/-- Lending Club, the world's largest online marketplace connecting borrowers and investors, announced today that its marketplace is now available to retail investors in Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, and Washington, D.C., bringing the total number of states open to retail investors to 42 plus the District of Columbia.
Source: PR Newswire
Genomatica and Braskem Confirm Direct, Single-Step Biological Production of Butadiene

SÃO PAULO, Brazil and SAN DIEGO, Nov. 23, 2015-- Genomatica and Braskem announced they have been successfully producing butadiene at lab scale since June 2015, using their direct, bio-based process. The companies are jointly developing a commercial process for the on-purpose production of butadiene made from renewable feedstocks, as announced in December...
Source: Globe Newswire
Saudi Arabia opens up 'dangerous' jobs to women

Saudi Arabia has dropped a clause in its labor law that prevented women from doing "hazardous or dangerous" jobs, according to various news reports.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Holly Ellyatt
Radical Rethink: The Birth of Circular Manufacturing

EINDHOVEN, the Netherlands, November 23, 2015/ PRNewswire/--. Capitali z ing on the significant new business opportunities offered by circular economics can be best reali z ed by developing three key approaches: shifting from asset owning models to service based ones, utili z ing the Internet of Things technology to track products and materials, and developing...
Source: PR Newswire
What is wrong with the pay equality prediction?

The pay gap for women probably will not follow the World Economic Forum projection.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Mark Fahey
Globoforce Announces World-Renowned Business Thinker Gary Hamel as Keynote Speaker for WorkHuman 2016 Conference

Hamel will join Shawn Achor at annual conference focused on the future of the human workplace. SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass.& DUBLIN---- Globoforce ®, a leading provider of social recognition solutions, today announced global business thinker and innovation guru Gary Hamel as a keynote speaker for the WorkHuman 2016 conference, May 9-11 in Orlando, Florida.
Source: Business Wire
How women are catching up to male entrepreneurs

Women are finding paths to launching more businesses in industrialized and developing nations, according to a GEM report on global female entrepreneurship.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Heesun Wee
World's First Broad Based, Diversified, Socially Responsible And Fossil-Free Exchange-Traded Fund That Does Not Have Exposure To The Energy Sector Launches On The New York Stock Exchange

SUMMIT, N.J., Nov. 19, 2015/ PRNewswire/-- ETHO, the first broad based, diversified, socially responsible and fossil-free exchange-traded fund that does not have exposure to the energy sector on the New York Stock Exchange, was successfully launched today by investment management company Etho Capital in partnership with Factor Advisors, a subsidiary of ETF...
Source: PR Newswire
Iceland tops gender equality list: WEF report  

According to findings from the World Economic Forum, women are only now earning what men earned almost ten year ago. Saadia Zahidi, Head of Employment & Gender Initiatives at the World Economic Forum, provides insight to which countries are winning the war on narrowing the gender gap.
Source: CNBC.com