Today’s Solutions: December 10, 2022

Business

Looking for positive and inspiring business stories? From green operations to employee rights, from innovative corporate structures to diversity and inclusion, the Business section at The Optimist Daily has got the latest innovative solutions from the corporate sector.

Stéphanie FRAPPART is the arbitrator of the Coupe de France final

Celebrating the World Cup’s first woman referee

Despite the controversy surrounding this year’s World Cup, it may still prove to be an avenue for positive change in terms of gender parity. A woman referee took charge of the Men's Football World Cup for the first time last week, in a historic first. FIFA is eager to highlight how French Read More...

Smart phone with the Domino's Pizza logo is an American fast food restaurant company.

The Domino effect: pizza place splurges on electric delivery fleet

Domino's Pizza is investing in a fleet of 800 electric Chevrolet Bolts painted in Domino's livery to supplement its understaffed driving crew. As the world's largest pizza company, Domino's investment in EVs represents a particularly high-profile adoption of electric transportation by the fast Read More...

native variety of heirloom corns from local market in Cusco, Peru

Native American Heritage Month and how to be an ally this Thanksgiving

Native American Heritage Month begins in November, a month when many Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. While this cultural month has excellent intentions, it is significantly more complicated for Native Americans. Thanksgiving is a difficult period for many Native Americans because of the numerous Read More...

Bristol college students and schoolchildren carrying climate change placards and signs are pictured taking part in a climate change protest

For the first time ever young people have a "seat at the table" at COP27

This year's United Nations Climate Change Conference in Egypt, more commonly referred to as COP27, is the first ever to give children an official platform: the Children and Youth Pavilion. Considering how young activists like Vanessa Nakate and Greta Thunberg have led the climate campaign in Read More...

Young asian woman at solar power station

6 reasons to be optimistic about COP27

This year, the effects of the climate crisis have become even harder to deny – from flooding in Bangladesh and Pakistan to soaring temperatures in the UK – it’s clear that there is a lot on the line as we prepare for another crucial climate conference. From November 6 to 18, Egypt will Read More...

View of runners crossing Verrazano Bridge at the start of NYC Marathon

Why this year’s New York City Marathon will be the most inclusive yet

The New York City Marathon announced plans to make the event more accessible soon after the Boston Marathon introduced a new nonbinary category for runners in its 2023 edition. Earlier this month, the New York Road Runners (NYRR), the organization in charge of the New York City Marathon, Read More...

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Climate justice is intrinsic to COP27’s success. Here’s how to address it

The Conference of the Parties (COP) in Egypt this year is crucial. In Glasgow last year, countries pledged increased climate financing and committed to raising their goals, but in the end, fell short of the 1.5 degree Celsius global warming limit. COP27 is an opportunity to fix that problem Read More...

Solar power Plant in small village in India

Welcome to Modhera, India’s first village entirely powered by solar

Modhera in Gujarat became India's first solar-powered village, setting a precedent for what UN Secretary-General António Guterres called a "reconciliation between humanity and the planet," according to Euronews. UN News reports that the solar project provides residents of Modhera with an Read More...

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Meet Dr. Wade: writer of thousands of Wikipedia pages for women scientists

Though the world has made some strides in gender equality, there is certainly still room for improvement, especially in the field of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (or STEM for short).  Unfortunately, women continue to be underrepresented in most STEM fields. For example, Read More...

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5 alternatives to goal-setting suited to today’s rapidly shifting world

As useful as traditional goal setting can be, these days, there may be more effective ways to handle your professional and personal life. The rapidity of technological advancement and the uncertainty of the global economy may render the goals you set obsolete. With everything shifting so Read More...