Fashion & sustainability: a snapshot analysis.
In 2007, the London College of Fashion formed a working group to understand current levels of activity in sustainability, to explore what support is available, and to identify the needs, expectations and aspirations for sustainability within the whole of the fashion industry. The analysis is the Centre for Sustainable Fashion’s first publication; we aim to provide regular insight into fashion & sustainability in the future.
Sirius and XM: Can Two Archrivals Sing the Same Tune?
The country's two satellite radio services -- Sirius and XM -- announced that they had finally agreed to merge. The move raises a number of questions, not the least of which is whether they can get this deal approved by the Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department. But regulatory issues aside, what prompted these two archrivals to embrace each other, what do they expect to get out of it, and what does a combined company mean for consumers who currently pay a subscription fee
Martin Varsavsky on How U.S. Tech Firms Differ from Their European Counterparts
Martin Varsavsky's fans see him as a rebel who has often disrupted the telecommunications industry. An Argentine/Spanish entrepreneur who has launched seven companies in the past 20 years, Varsavsky's current venture is FON, which he describes as a "community-empowered company dedicated to building the world's largest global WiFi network." He has a few partners helping him get there -- Skype, eBay and Google. In a podcast interview with Kevin Werbach, a professor of legal studies and ethics at W
Richard Marston and Jeremy Siegel: Will the Bank Plan Revive Global Markets?
With stock markets in freefall, U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson announced on Tuesday that the government's effort to unlock credit markets would include direct investments of $250 billion in bank equities. He also warned bankers not to hoard the money, but to use it to make the loans that lubricate the nation's economy. In separate interviews, Wharton finance professors Richard Marston and Jeremy Siegel tell Knowledge@Wharton that while the investment is not without risk, it appears to be
The Bernard Madoff Case: Trust Takes Another Blow
Successful marketplaces -- indeed, all social systems -- require a level of ethical behavior among their participants. In an interview with Knowledge@Wharton, professors Maurice E. Schweitzer and G. Richard Shell, who have conducted extensive research on the role of trust in markets, explain why even the most sophisticated investors put their faith in Bernard Madoff, the New York City financier recently accused of running a $50 billion Ponzi scheme. That breach of trust has damaged the broader m
Prior Learning Assessment Part II
EL205 - Prior Learning Assessment Part II In this course, you will learn to write credit requests that describe your learning in learning statements based on Bloom’s Taxonomy. You will also learn how to write documentation requests to primary documenters and organize learning relative to academic disciplines.
Bangkok's Bumrungrad Hospital: Expanding the Footprint of Offshore Health Care
Thailand's Bumrungrad International Hospital is one of a growing number of institutions making a name for themselves among "medical tourists" by offering patients from Boston to Bahrain a combination of lower-cost, state-of-the-art medical care along with service worthy of a five-star hotel. But what will it take for such hospitals to gain acceptance among national policy makers, major insurers and employers? Mack Banner, CEO of Bumrungrad, and Kenneth Mays, the hospital's director of marketing,
A Year after Lehman's Collapse: What Does Wall Street Look Like?
On September 14, President Barack Obama gave a speech in New York to mark the anniversary of the Lehman Brothers failure. It was a year ago when -- during the course of a single jaw-dropping week -- the investment bank declared bankruptcy; Bank of America took over Merrill Lynch; and the U.S. federal government bailed out American International Group. How has Wall Street changed during the past year, and what will these changes mean for investors? What new financial regulations have been discuss
Five Questions: What's New with Net Neutrality and India's Mobile Markets?
Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski in late September outlined principles of net neutrality to promote more open use of the Internet. What will these developments mean for business in the U.S. and other parts of the world? In a new interview format called Five Questions, Rajesh Jain, CEO of India-based Netcore, asks Wharton legal studies and business ethics professor Kevin Werbach about net neutrality. In the second part of the interview, roles are reversed and Werbach
Crackdown on Executive Pay: Too Much or Not Enough?
Last week, the Obama administration's "pay czar," Kenneth Feinberg, announced that the government will impose caps on compensation for the 25 highest-paid executives at seven companies that received "exceptional assistance" through the Troubled Asset Relief Program -- including American International Group (AIG), Bank of America, Citigroup, Chrysler, Chrysler Financial, General Motors and GMAC. Under the new regulations, salaries will be reduced by an average of 90%, and total compensation (incl
Linda Katz of Children's Literacy Initiative: Why Teaching in U.S. Classrooms Isn't Making the Grade
"Dire" is one adjective that Linda Katz, founder and executive director of Children's Literacy Initiative (CLI), uses to describe the U.S. education system, which is leaving an increasingly high number of children without adequate reading and writing skills. For more than 20 years, CLI has been working with school systems across the country to overhaul how teachers are trained, hired and mentored. In an interview with Knowledge@Wharton, Katz discusses not only why classroom teaching is broken an
Launch of Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network: Mr Zheng Wenkai
Ministers and distinguished high-level representatives from around twenty countries formally launched a new Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network in Oxford on 6 June. Mr Zheng Wenkai, China.
Virtual Maths, Density formula simulation
Density, mass and volume interactive formula, simulation
The Humanitarian Toolbox The Humanitarian Toolbox is a collection of open source software that helps disaster relief workers organize and collaborate more effectively. Bill Wagner was recently on campus for an event and we asked him to stop by to tell us more about the projects in progress and the dozens of applications they would still like to create.
The Humanitarian Toolbox is a collection of open source software that helps disaster relief workers organize and collaborate more effectively. Bill Wagner was recently on campus for an event and we asked him to stop by to tell us more about the projects in progress and the dozens of applications they would still like to create.Author(s):
Steven Levitt: the Freakonomics of inner-city gangs TedTalks: Steven Levitt is an economics professor at the University of Chicago and the best-selling author of Freakonomics.
TedTalks: Steven Levitt is an economics professor at the University of Chicago and the best-selling author of Freakonomics.
Classroom Applications of 21st Century Skills 21st century learning is providing curriculum and instruction designed to engage this generation of digital-native students. Learn how 21st century skills can be implemented into the classroom to add critical thinking, collaboration, and complex curriculum through an interdisciplinary, integrated, project-based approach. Beth Andrews, M.A., is the GATE Coordinator for the Irvine Unified School District and is the Orange County Educator Representative for California Association for th
21st century learning is providing curriculum and instruction designed to engage this generation of digital-native students. Learn how 21st century skills can be implemented into the classroom to add critical thinking, collaboration, and complex curriculum through an interdisciplinary, integrated, project-based approach.
Beth Andrews, M.A., is the GATE Coordinator for the Irvine Unified School District and is the Orange County Educator Representative for California Association for th
Do Effects of Early Child Care Extend to Age 15 Years?
Department of Education Recorded lecture from Department of Education's Brownbag Lunch Series: "Do Effects of Early Child Care Extend to Age 15 Years? Results from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development," presented by Deborah Lowe Vandell, Professor and Chair. The paper on which the talk is based is available here.