Board Diversity – Investors vote to take stand on women on boards

Board Diversity Board diversity has moved up on the list of priorities for long-term investors in the U.S. as well. Board Diversity LONDON—Emboldened by last year’s successful campaigns against excessive executive pay, some of the world’s biggest investors are shifting their focus to women — or the lack thereof — on corporate boards. Legal & General Investment Management is the …

Moonlite – Former Google employee invents a product for parents

Moonlite   Moonlite Turning the lights out is what actually made a bulb turn on for entrepreneur Natalie Rebot. After spending countless nights trying to get her then 2-year-old daughter Chloe interested in books, the Ontario mother took it upon herself to turn children’s books into a multidimensional medium. In 2016, Rebot had an epiphany that coming up with a …

Second Cup

Second Cup wants to convert some coffee shops into pot dispensaries

Second Cup Second Cup says it signed a strategic alliance with marijuana clinic operator National Access Cannabis (NAC) to develop and operate a network of recreational pot stores.  (DOUG IVES / THE CANADIAN PRESS FILE PHOTO) By The Canadian Press Thu., April 12, 2018   Second Cup Second Cup wants to convert some of its coffee shops into cannabis dispensaries. The Canadian retailer says …

Future Gig Economy

Future Gig Economy – women can lead the charge

Future Gig Economy Uber has become a by-word for the future gig economy   Future Gig Economy The gig economy is not just a buzz-term, but a phenomenon that has empowered and opened up a wealth of opportunity to workers while simultaneously enabling businesses to cut costs by hiring independent, short-term contractors. Nonetheless, it isn’t short of detractors – though …

Airbus

Airbus – Airbus and Zodiac Aerospace to put sleeping berths in cargo holds

Airbus An Airbus A330 lands at Zurich airport. By 2020 passengers could be sleeping in the cargo hold. Airbus The European aircraft giant Airbus has announced plans for sleeping facilities for passengers in the cargo hold of planes that could be operating in A330 wide-body jets from 2020. The sleeper compartments “would fit inside the aircraft’s cargo compartment”, said Airbus and Zodiac …

Chinese Medicines – US Tariffs Could Raise the Cost of Hip Replacement

Chinese Medicines Defibrillators, replacement joints, pacemakers, insulin and lidocaine: All are made in China, and all are among the items targeted by the Trump administration’s tariffs.   Chinese Medicines Pacemakers and artificial joints. Defibrillators. Dental fillings. Birth-control pills and vaccines. All are made in China, and all could be subject to new tariffs. Dozens of drugs and medical devices are …