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As companies evaluate their supply chains for financial and environmental risks, an important issue to watch out for is bioinvasion. This occurs when species are first introduced and then spread in regions where they weren’t previously found.
An invasive species can be introduced by natural forces.
Some activists and commentators criticize the practice of tipping at restaurants, often alleging that tipped workers like servers and bartenders are underpaid.
As the weather warms up and local farmers begin harvesting their crops, farmers markets open for business. If you haven’t stopped by your local market lately, give it a try! You’ll find that farmers markets have a great selection of fruits and vegetables that can fit your grocery budget.
There’s no doubt about it: Traveling is expensive — and when you’re traveling internationally, the costs can be especially high. Fortunately, there are also many ways to save if you do some research and plan ahead.
Israel has a lot to offer private equity investors. It’s home to more startups per capita than any other country, as Harvard Business Review noted. And CNBC reported that its tech sector drew $4.8 billion in venture capital funding in 2016. While some back Israeli startups simply because they hope to profit from the next Waze, others see investing in Israel as a way to actualize Jewish values and support the Jewish state.
Keeping a close eye on your spending is important, especially when prices are going up. Due to inflation, consumer prices tend to go up every year. If your income stays flat, you’ll have less cash at your disposal even if you’re buying the same things.
The first step in paying for health insurance for yourself or your family is to choose a plan. There's no substitute for reading the details of the specific plan you're considering.
While measures of environmental impact and corporate governance have made great strides in informing and empowering investors, measures of social impact have lagged behind, reports a study from NYU’s Stern Center for Business and Human Rights.
Electricity is a central part of American life. It drives commerce, protects food from spoilage, and is necessary for many home-heating systems to work. It’s so crucial that some groups, like the NAACP, believe that people fundamentally have a right to electricity.
The phrase tikkun olam—Hebrew for “repairing the world”—appears many times throughout the Talmud and in Jewish mystical writings.
Although some Jewish communities believe the phrase applies strictly to its original uses in rabbinic law and mysticism, other communities interpret the idea more broadly. They view repairing the world as a guiding principle for social action. Tikkun olam is the process of righting wrongs and bringing the world to its full potential.
Since 1976, when Muhammad Yunus founded Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, microfinance has received a lot of attention in the economic development field. Advocates have celebrated its successes in helping people support themselves, while others have criticized interest rates and emphasis on lifestyle changes. Now, the situation has shifted as mobile money has emerged as an alternative that serves individuals and small businesses in developing countries.
According to the Pew Research Center, the median age of Jewish adults is older than that of the general US population. Because of this, Jewish youth leadership development is a crucial priority for many streams of Judaism.
This is no easy task. However, one Jewish school has had considerable success helping youth develop leadership skills and deepen their faith through a unique program, dubbed the Friday Boys.