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Big businesses trumpet ESG credentials. Scrutiny is on the rise
Business

Big businesses trumpet ESG credentials. Scrutiny is on the rise

As the 2020s progress, discussions about climate change, the environment and issues related to equality and diversity are at the forefront of many people's minds.The corporate world is no exception, with banks, energy producers and a host of other major businesses keen to trumpet their sustainability credentials through advertisements, pledges, social media campaigns and a range of other initiatives.    Many of these claims are now viewed through the prism of ESG, or environmental, social and governance.It's become a hot topic in recent years, with a wide range of organizations attempting to boost their sustainability credentials — and public image — by developing business practices which they claim chime with ESG-linked criteria.But here's the rub: Definitions of ESG often vary and are...
Live updates: New Hampshire and Rhode Island election results 2022
Politics

Live updates: New Hampshire and Rhode Island election results 2022

The 2022 primary season is poised to go out with a bang, as voters in New Hampshire and Rhode Island decide a series of fiercely contested races that could play a major role in deciding control of the House and Senate next year. Over more than six months, voters around the country have set the stakes for November’s general election – a series of contests that will decide control at nearly every level of government beneath the presidency. Democrats are defending narrow majorities on Capitol Hill and hard-won state executive seats across the country, while Republicans are trying to wrest back control of Congress and put a halt on President Joe Biden’s agenda. The GOP is also positioned to elect a slate of 2020 election denier to key posts in the stat...
Public health leaders say Biden administration’s monkeypox response isn’t enough
Health

Public health leaders say Biden administration’s monkeypox response isn’t enough

CNN  —  The limited supply of monkeypox vaccines in the US has led to hours-long waits and lines that stretch for blocks, according to officials with state and local public health groups; some people with monkeypox symptoms have had to go without tests or treatments. And some have even crossed the border into Canada in search of help, the officials say. They, along with leaders of some national LGBTQ organizations, are frustrated and angry at the federal government for its “lack of urgency” about the ongoing outbreak. They say they feel abandoned by the government and want monkeypox to be declared a public health emergency now. “We are, once again, in a moment where a lack of u...
NGL Collective and mitú Merge to Create Largest Digital-first Latinx Media and Entertainment Powerhouse in US |
Entertainment

NGL Collective and mitú Merge to Create Largest Digital-first Latinx Media and Entertainment Powerhouse in US |

GoDigital Media Group Acquires NGL Collective Co-founded by John Leguizamo with Backing from MEP CapitalLOS ANGELES, Aug. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- GoDigital Media Group ("GoDigital"), a global media and technology conglomerate focused on community, content, and commerce, announced today the acquisition of NGL Collective with the backing of MEP Capital, a media and entertainment-focused investment firm.As part of the acquisition, NGL Collective ("NGL"), the U.S.' leading New Generation Latinx digital-first media and entertainment company co-founded by actor and activist John Leguizamo and industry leader David Chitel is merging with GoDigital...
Bausch Health Stock Halted After Patent Ruling. What Happens Next.
Health

Bausch Health Stock Halted After Patent Ruling. What Happens Next.

Text size Bausch Health stock was on pace for its lowest close since November 1995. Timothy Fadek/Bloomberg A federal court ruling has dealt a blow to Bausch Health by appearing to clear the way for generic competition for the company’s drug Xifaxan. Bausch Health stock (ticker: BHC) plummeted more than 50% Thursday ...
What happened to F45? ‘Enormous issues’ behind fitness empire’s downfall
Fitness

What happened to F45? ‘Enormous issues’ behind fitness empire’s downfall

F45 co-founder Rob Deutsch says “never in his wildest dreams” could he have imagined the sudden downfall of the fitness empire he started in 2013.The Aussie gym behind what actor Mark Wahlberg calls the “best workout on the planet” took a major hit to its global ambitions this week after revealing it was laying off 110 staff.It came as Adam Gilchrist, who shares the same name as the Aussie cricketer and founded the business alongside Deutsch, suddenly announced he was stepping down as CEO and chairman of the company’s board of directors.F45 declared it was massively scaling back its expansion plans “amid changing macroeconomic and business conditions”.After planning to roll out 1500 new franchises this year F45 will instead aim for between 350 and 450 and its forecasted revenue has drop...