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Archive for May, 2010

OECD Factbook

The 2010 version of the OECD Factbook is now available for free online.  Just click on expand beside each chapter heading to be able  to read the material. thanks to Resourceshelf

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Climate change

Resulting from an “expert workshop” the following provide very interesting reading. Pew Center on Global Climate Change proceedings entitled Assessing the benefits of avoided climate change: cost benefit analysis and beyond “sought to  glean insights on how to better quantify the benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions”. Thanks to docuticker

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The European Foundation for the Improvement  of Living and Working Conditions has produced a 2nd European Company survey 2009.    The survey covers the 27 EU member states.  A very interesting document and will provide useful reading and food for thought for New Zealand companies.  Apart from the link above to the full report, the summary […]

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Hidden heroes

Emerging retail markets beyond China is a new joint report from Deloitte and Planet Retail which looks at a number of other key rising countries for retailing.  These include India, Indonesia, Brazil and Turkey.  This seemingly disparate group of countries are becoming important prospects for some of the world’s biggest retailers. Thanks to docuticker

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Competitive alternatives 2010

A catchy title for the new KPMG Guide to alternative international locations.   It “measures the combined impact of 26 significant business cost components that are most likely to vary by location. The study also compares data on a variety of non-cost competitiveness factors. The study examines 17 industry operations in 10 countries: Australia, Canada, France, […]

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Elevator to success

When walking down Wellington’s Allenby Terrace steps to work this week I spied a wonderful series of thoughts taped to the steps.  It included this gem for business owners:  “There is no elevator to success: you have to take the stairs” . Thanks to anonymous!

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Have a look at some of the business books recently received at Wellington City Libraries.  This list is updated monthly and an alert will be posted on the business blog.

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Cool IT Leaderboard

The “leaderboard evaluates company performance on their efforts to offer economy-wide technological climate solutions that contribute to global greenhouse gas reductions, initiatives to reduce emissions from their own footprint, and their active engagement in political advocacy and support for science based climate and energy policies”.  This is Greenpeace’s third leaderboard.  Thanks to Resourceshelf

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