The carbon emissions of JBS, the world’s largest meatpacking company, soared more than 50 per cent in the past five years, according to new research that lays bare the challenge of reducing greenhouse gases in the global food industry. The study by several environmental groups suggested that the São Paulo-headquartered company released 421.6mn metric tonnes
It’s well known that office temperatures are mostly set at levels that suit men better than women — temperatures are often based on a historic formula that used men’s metabolism as a guide. You can witness the consequence in offices anywhere: women shivering while men stretch out in T-shirts and shirtsleeves. It sounds trivial. Yet,
Individual shareholders might feel that they cannot truly influence what happens in companies in which they own shares. But they can at least hope that if the performance of the company is sufficiently bad, large shareholders may eventually step in. Over the past year several of Europe’s largest companies have faced such interventions as so-called
Aysha Kala and Rachael Stirling in ‘Scandaltown’ © Marc Brenner Scandaltown Lyric Hammersmith, London “This part of our literature is a disgrace to our language and our national character,” thundered Victorian politician, historian and writer Thomas Macaulay in a diatribe against Restoration comedy. It was, he continued, thoroughly indecent: “earthy”, “sensual” and “devilish”. That’s precisely
The new political drama Gaslit pulls off a coup: not only does it find a different angle for a story that has been endlessly retold since 1973, it also gives Julia Roberts her most substantial role in two decades. This is the highest profile original offering to appear on the Starzplay streaming platform to date.
The writer is managing director at McLarty Associates, non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and author of ‘Henry Kissinger, l’Européen’  Whoever wins Sunday’s presidential election in France will have to reorient the country’s foreign policy in fundamental ways. This is because two significant and ongoing shifts are in the process of transforming the EU.
Goldman Sachs chief executive David Solomon met billionaire FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried in March to discuss forging closer ties between the Wall Street bank and the barely three-year-old cryptocurrency exchange valued at $32bn. The meeting, which took place in the Caribbean, according to people familiar with the matter, is the latest sign of the growing
Distinguished Professor Emeritus Huw Price says that “universities should turn their backs on fossil fuel funding” (Opinion, April 12). I admit to being the recipient of such funding — apparently deemed unworthy — for over a decade. The King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology-Oxford Centre for Petrochemical Research (KOPRC), established in 2010, seeks out
Derek Brower’s Big Read (April 14) correctly details US efforts to increase near-term oil and natural gas supplies to address shortages resulting from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. But history shows that high prices and security anxieties generally increase US policy efforts to reduce oil consumption. This suggests the Biden administration can use newly urgent energy
Emmanuel Macron, France’s president, has accused his far-right rival Marine Le Pen of being beholden to Vladimir Putin and of risking civil war in France with her plans to curb Islamism. But in a combative television debate four days before the final vote of the presidential election, Macron was unable to land the same kind
© REUTERS Snapchat’s parent company observed a slowdown in advertising growth in response to the war in Ukraine, representing one of several macroeconomic concerns that could weigh on its revenue outlook in the months ahead. Los Angeles-based Snap said that prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, year-over-year revenue growth in the quarter
Back in January, Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Holdings sent this letter to investors: Dear Pershing Square Investor, Beginning on Friday and over the last several days, we acquired more than 3.1 million shares of Netflix, making us a top-20 shareholder in the company. The opportunity to acquire Netflix at an attractive valuation emerged when investors
I’ve been thinking a lot about age, and ageing, at work. When I see people decades younger than me in senior corporate positions, I realise that they must have planned and been smart about their goals and ambitions. I didn’t have a career plan in my 20s or 30s — and neither did any of