Category: Business

Climate Joy Week #18: Coca-Cola and Pepsi Abandon Plastic Lobby, Ethiopia Breaks Tree Planting Record and more…

Climate Joy Week #18: Coca-Cola and Pepsi Abandon Plastic Lobby, Ethiopia Breaks Tree Planting Record and more…

Welcome to another edition of Climate Joy! We’re now in our 18th week showcasing the efforts governments, businesses and individuals are undertaking in the fight to save our planet – and it has filled us with hope and optimism as we hope it has for you. From Ethiopia all the way to India, government to...

Female Co-Founder of Startup The Clean Collective Reveals Sexual Harassment on Silicon Valley ‘Casting Couch’

Female Co-Founder of Startup The Clean Collective Reveals Sexual Harassment on Silicon Valley ‘Casting Couch’

The female cofounder of an Aussie startup has revealed the hidden misogyny and sexual harassment that exists within the Silicon Valley investment world. In an honest and at times uncomfortable open letter to anonymous angel investor ‘Phil’, Charlie Thompson, CEO of profit-for-purpose business The Clean Collective, exposes the manipulation and gas-lighting experienced by female-led start-ups,...

Female Power: Why Gender Equality in Business is Essential for a Sustainable Future

Female Power: Why Gender Equality in Business is Essential for a Sustainable Future

The topic of gender equality brings up a lot of interesting discussions, from what gender equality is defined as, to the topic of sexual harassment disguised a jokes. The topic is an evolving beast that requires more than “a female on the brochure” approach. As a 28-year-old female, I’ve had over 10 years of good...

With Cryptocurrency Launch, Facebook Sets its Path Toward Becoming an Independent Nation

With Cryptocurrency Launch, Facebook Sets its Path Toward Becoming an Independent Nation

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors: Jennifer Grygiel, Assistant Professor of Communications (Social Media) & Magazine, News and Digital Journalism, Syracuse University. Facebook has announced a plan to launch a new cryptocurrency named the Libra, adding another layer to its efforts to dominate global communications and business. Backed by huge finance...

B Corp Australian Brand Bellroy Raises US$8 Million in Funding For First Time in 9-Year History

B Corp Australian Brand Bellroy Raises US$8 Million in Funding For First Time in 9-Year History

PRESS RELEASE MELBOURNE, Australia – Bellroy’s founding team started a carry blog in 2009 at a time when “carry” wasn’t yet a noun. They have since not only defined the category, but reinvented the standard wallet and pioneered the ‘slim wallet’ movement, sold more than two million products globally worth US$150 million in revenue, and...

Circular Denim Brand MUD Jeans Raises Investment of One Million Euros

Circular Denim Brand MUD Jeans Raises Investment of One Million Euros

Investment enables Amsterdam-based company to launch a 100% recycled pair of jeans PRESS RELEASE AMSTERDAM – DOEN Participaties and the Sustainable Economy Participation Fund for North-Holland (PDENH) are investing one million euros in Dutch sustainable denim brand MUD Jeans. The investment will enable the only circular jeans brand in the world to develop a pair...

Pressure Grows on Adani as Liberty Mutual Reveals it Will Not Insure Carmichael Coal Mine

Pressure Grows on Adani as Liberty Mutual Reveals it Will Not Insure Carmichael Coal Mine

Adani claims it has secured the necessary insurance but will not reveal its providers PRESS RELEASE AUSTRALIA – U.S. insurance giant Liberty Mutual has publicly confirmed that it will not provide insurance for the Adani Carmichael coal mine in Australia. This follows 13 of the world’s largest insurers and reinsurersalso ruling out insurance for the project. ...

Uber and Queensland Launch scUber, the World’s First Rideshare Submarine, on the Great Barrier Reef

Uber and Queensland Launch scUber, the World’s First Rideshare Submarine, on the Great Barrier Reef

PRESS RELEASE On World Oceans Day (Saturday 8 June), scUber, the world’s first rideshare submarine on the Great Barrier Reef, geared up for its second wave of riders in Tropical North Queensland. From Sunday 9 June, scUber will be available to book exclusively via the Uber app in Cairns, Port Douglas or Palm Cove. scUber rides commenced on...