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We just finished “digitizing” the i5 Playbook, a comprehensive resource developed by the UN’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative. PRME’s goal with i5 is to help educators equip the next generation of business leaders with a holistic skillset. By training well-rounded, empathetic leaders, business schools can drive meaningful change on climate issues and secure a more sustainable future.
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After a near four-decade hiatus, the USA Jigsaw Nationals returned in 2022 to much fanfare. The format of the competition was simple: the first person, pair, or team to assemble a preselected puzzle wins. The Washington Post examines the growing world of competitive speed puzzling and the strategies that America’s best puzzlers employ.
Iranian-backed Houthi militants — who control large swathes of Yemen — have been wreaking havoc in the Red Sea. They’ve attacked a total of 29 commercial ships since Nov 19, in a show of support for Hamas in its war with Israel. Reuters has cataloged the targeted ships and analyzed how Houthi drone and missile activity has escalated in the last month.
Certain occupations tend to be dominated by individuals from specific racial or ethnic backgrounds. Almost all farm managers are white, drywall installers are 75% Hispanic, manicurists are 65% Asian, and postal service workers are nearly half black. Nathan Yau used 2023 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to examine some of these trends.
North America’s bird population has dropped nearly 30% in the last fifty years, a striking decline of nearly 3 billion breeding adults. That’s according to eBird, a crowdsourced database of bird observations managed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. For The Washington Post, Harry Stevens examines the great bird decline and some of the explanations for it.