Category: Work & Career

Our Culture of Overtime is Costing Us Dearly

Our Culture of Overtime is Costing Us Dearly

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors:Joshua Krook, University of Adelaide The story of Yumiko Kadota, whose gruelling schedule as a Sydney hospital registrar included clocking up more than 100 hours of overtime in her first month, has highlighted the punishing work schedules required in the medical profession. Research indicates working...

Researchers, Set an Example: Fly Less

Researchers, Set an Example: Fly Less

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors:Xavier Anglaret, Université de Bordeaux; Chris Wymant, University of Oxford, and Kévin Jean, Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (CNAM). The world is warming and ecosystems are dying. To avoid disastrous climatic change, massive reductions in CO2 emissions are required in all sectors, reaching net-zero...

Stop Paying Lip-Service. Here’s How to Improve Diversity and Inclusion in Fashion, Media and Business…

Stop Paying Lip-Service. Here’s How to Improve Diversity and Inclusion in Fashion, Media and Business…

We intuitively know that businesses, brands and teams of diverse representation perform better since it is commonly understood that diverse teams view and analyse issues differently, and contribute a broader range of ideas, insights and solutions which give the group a ‘winning edge’ when it comes to problem-solving, creativity and innovation. The findings of the...

18 Ethical and Eco-Friendly Diaries, Organizers, Calendars and Planners for 2019

18 Ethical and Eco-Friendly Diaries, Organizers, Calendars and Planners for 2019

You’ve celebrated Christmas and already looking to conquer the year ahead with conscious intention and purpose. Whether you’re a small business owner, a working parent or a college student, you’re keen to get organized and make 2019 your best yet – and you’re keen to do it in ethical and sustainable style. Whether you’re after...

Why Covering The Environment Is One of The Most Dangerous Beats In Journalism

Why Covering The Environment Is One of The Most Dangerous Beats In Journalism

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Eric Freedman, Professor of Journalism and Chair, Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, Michigan State University From the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Kashoggi by Saudi agents to President Trump’s clashes with the White House press corps, attacks on reporters are in the news. This problem...

Can You Work As A Sustainability Consultant For Multinational Companies and Be An Environmentalist?

Can You Work As A Sustainability Consultant For Multinational Companies and Be An Environmentalist?

If you conduct a search for me on LinkedIn, you’ll find my current job title is “Sustainability Consultant”. Scroll through my profile and you’ll learn that my work experience includes several consultancy assignments for various corporate clients in the food, fashion and cosmetics sectors mainly. My responsibilities include strategy development, sustainable sourcing, stakeholder engagement and communication....

Women’s Surfing Riding Wave Towards Gender Equity

Women’s Surfing Riding Wave Towards Gender Equity

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.  Author: Holly Thorpe, Associate Professor in Sociology of Sport and Physical Culture, University of Waikato and Belinda Wheaton, Associate Professor in Sport, Leisure and Health, University of Waikato. The World Surfing League recently became the first US-based global sporting league to offer equal pay to male...

Say No To Reflex Paper and Buy These Ethical Paper Brands Instead…

Say No To Reflex Paper and Buy These Ethical Paper Brands Instead…

The topic of sustainably-sourced ethical paper has been percolating in my mind since our partnership with Officeworks back in July. Officeworks is one of Australia’s leading retailers with 166 stores nationwide. Each of its stores carries over 30,000 products; 8,000 of which are paper and wood-based products. Any sustainability initiatives the company implements could mean a significant reduction in...

Female Assertiveness: 5 Tips For Girls and Women To Be More Assertive

Female Assertiveness: 5 Tips For Girls and Women To Be More Assertive

Up to this day and age, women continue to be underrated, underrepresented, and generally everything under—. This is particularly true in the arena of politics and STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine). And one of the significant reasons for this is because there are those among us who shy away from being assertive. But...