Economics & Innovation

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Wellbeing

19 Aug 2014

 

New legislation gives extra 20 million people licence to request to work flexibly

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

25 Jul 2014

 

Harriet Lawrence reviews Fairtrade pioneer Francisco Van der Hoff Boersma's book, which details the founding principles of what is now a global phenomenon

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Positive Perspective

14 Jul 2014

 

Developments in finance, energy and technology are shifting us from centralised, growth-at-all-costs economics, towards a more democratic, collaborative, interactive and ecological model, based on asking what kind of society we actually want, argues Sam Friggens

 
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/ Science

08 Jul 2014

 

Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a ‘self-healing’ plastic that could one day allow objects from cracked mobile phone screens to meteor-battered space probes to automatically repair themselves

 
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/ Environment, Science

19 Jun 2014

 

China has agreed to share scientific knowledge with Nepal on the effects of climate and environmental changes on the Tibetan plateau in order to spur sustainable development

 
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/ Community, Economics & Innovation, Positive Perspective

19 Jun 2014

 

As the term ‘housing crisis’ becomes ingrained in the British lexicon and millions of people face uncertain futures, seven organisations suggest their solutions

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Positive Perspective

18 Jun 2014

 

Contrary to some perceptions, co-operative businesses are flourishing more than ever in the UK. Following a research project into the potential of the co-operative model, Rob Harrison proposes why it could offer an alternative to capitalism

 
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/ Technology

03 Jun 2014

 

The US government has announced that it is withdrawing from its role as steward of the internet’s domain name system

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

30 May 2014

 

Following a successful pilot in Liverpool, a loyalty card scheme for independent shops is being rolled out in cities across the UK in a bid to reclaim the high streets of Britain and beyond

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

22 May 2014

 

Drones are not usually thought of as a tool for good, but entrepreneur and airborne logistics activist Andreas Raptopoulos thinks otherwise, Danielle Batist reports

 
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/ Technology

20 May 2014

 

According to a new UN study, mobile phones are causing a reading revolution in developing countries, Anna Bevan reports

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

16 May 2014

 

The UK government will consider the impact on women’s and girls’ rights as part of its international aid spending, after a new law is passed promoting gender equality

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

25 Apr 2014

 

From infamous drugs cartels, record homicide levels and widespread poverty, to economic strength, innovation and enterprise, Colombia’s city of Medellin has undergone a serious transition that’s changing the attitudes of citizens and tourists alike

 
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/ Technology

16 Apr 2014

 

The Co-operative Group has become the first co-operatively run company to release a pay-as-you-go SIM card in the UK

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

02 Apr 2014

 

A group of former Occupy Wall Street activists have abolished nearly $15m (£9m) of Americans’ medical debt as part of a goodwill campaign to free debtors at random

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

14 Mar 2014

 

Hosts use rental cash to make home payments and pay down debts, while tourist money is distributed more widely, research shows

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

13 Mar 2014

 

Ready to look beyond consumerism? A new online movement is helping people to band together, share their resources, and get by with less

 

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/ Economics & Innovation

10 Mar 2014

 

The UK government is hoping to encourage investment into businesses that are working for social benefit, through the creation of a new form of tax relief

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

06 Mar 2014

 

As pharmaceuticals corruption increases, a ‘blacklist’ is introduced to ban offenders from operation

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

28 Feb 2014

 

A new finance programme will support fledgling community groups while providing mortgages to community shops that would otherwise struggle to obtain help