Goldin Girl: Putting Women’s Rights on a Level Footing

Claudia Goldin is a champion of economic equality for both genders… Claudia Goldin’s name evokes an unshakable commitment to increasing our understanding of gender equality in the workplace. This distinguished American economic historian, born in 1946 in the Bronx, New

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Esther Duflo: Reshaping the Fight Against Global Poverty

Esther Duflo’s name is well-known in the field of development economics. Her groundbreaking research and innovative approach to combating global poverty are the reason for her fame. Born in Paris, France, in 1972, Duflo’s intellectual journey was shaped by her

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Mitsuko Tottori: Flying High at Japan Airlines

Mitsuko Tottori, a name synonymous with resilience, dedication, and a groundbreaking ascent in the aviation industry, has become the first female CEO of Japan Airlines (JAL). Her appointment in April 2024 marks a pivotal moment for JAL and Japanese business

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Steve Fechheimer: Brewing Up a Storm to Combat Climate Change

New Belgium’s craft beers were inspired by a bike ride, first brewed in a basement, and showcased at the Colorado Brewer’s Festival — where they were so popular, they sold out. That was 30 years ago, and there have been

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Patrik Lundström: Break on Through to the Green Side of Clothing Production…

Every entrepreneur wants to build a business on a breakthrough process; not many have done so. On the back of a breakthrough process, perhaps; but true pioneers are thin on the ground. We have one for you here, though, all

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Lutz Schwenke: Life — and Business — on an Ocean Wave

Devon has some of the best surfing beaches in the UK — a fact which may have played a part in persuading a young Lutz Schwenke to study at the University of Plymouth. But it was also the knowledge that

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Martin Höfeler: Fashions Come and Go, but Style — and Environment — are Forever

It’s all about sustainability in 2022, and there’s likely to be no lessening of focus in coming decades. Sustainability matters, in a way that other modern notions and buzzwords don’t. People matter; the planet matters. In the fashion industry, brands

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Tamsin Lejeune: Saving the World in Style

Tamsin Lejeune, founder and CEO of the Ethical Fashion Forum and Common Objective, is uniting a global community behind a mission to make fashion more sustainable. Lejeune worked as an architect before striking out in the fashion industry. She grew

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Charlotte McCurdy Getting Creative about Climate Change: Time to Plant the Seed

Charlotte McCurdy, a Rhode Island School of Design graduate and professor, wants creatives to join the fight against climate change. McCurdy believes the world needs more STEM innovators to solve its most pressing challenges — and more dreamers to ask

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Luke Haverhals: Tech Platforms Unlock the Superpowers of Plants to Combat the Plastic Menace

Plastic is affordable, widely available, durable and versatile — but its environmental costs have become too steep. Great masses of discarded plastic swirl around the ocean and break down; scientists have found microplastics even in remote and pristine places such

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