One way to slow climate change: Pay CEOs to protect the planet
As more companies reckon with their carbon footprints and face pressure to embrace renewable energy, links between climate-related targets and compensation are spreading.
Climate change could derail your retirementA new global survey of retiree well-being paints a bleak picture for Americans hoping for an old age free of financial stress. A separate report on the impact of global warming makes it even worse.
Employers should develop clear-eyed policies about assessing threatsIt's a fine line between being responsive to a public clientele and being vulnerable to potential threats from that clientele.
What to know before refinancing your home loanMortgage rates have hovered near three-year lows recently, leading many homeowners to wonder if now is the time to refinance.
New Zealand worker feared he might lose his job. So he brought an emotional support clown to work.By the time the meeting was over, he didn't have a job. But he did have two balloon animals.
America's billionaire playgrounds: rockets, ranches and riversAcquiring land for recreation is a common motivator for today's ultra-rich buyer. A unique property with stunning vistas and vast acreage has become its own class of luxury asset and, unlike, say, fine wine, it can be enjoyed while it appreciates.
Don't-pay-till-you-die reverse mortgages are booming in CanadaIf you're 55 or older, you can borrow as much as 55% of the value of your home. Principal and compound interest don't have to be paid back until you sell the home or die. To keep the loan in good standing, homeowners only need to pay property tax and insurance, and maintain the home in good repair.
Apple's iOS 13 adds enough features that you may not need an iPhone 11Apple's latest free mobile operating system update is available for the iPhone 6s and later. These five features will most change the Apple experience, and perhaps even convince you to stick with your current phone model.
Facebook's 'Supreme Court,' where users can go to contest the company's decisionsThe roughly 40-person panel is supposed to serve as the final word for Facebook users who want to appeal the company's moderation decisions about the posts, photos and videos it takes down or leaves online.
More states are trying to protect black employees who want to wear natural hairstyles at work"I wear my hair straight probably 99 percent of the time because, being in corporate America, I've seen how clients who have braids and natural hair styles can be looked upon," says Minda Harts, founder of a career development company for women of color.
Facebook is still trying to make the Portal happenFacebook isn't giving up on its dream of putting a camera in everyone's home.
Co-working space or office lease? The bottom line isn't just moneyThe popularity of co-working arrangements over traditional office leases continues to grow, and it's easy to see why. They're more flexible, require much less planning, and offer substantial cost savings on both space and services. No wonder today's millennial workforce loves them. What's not to like? Plenty, argue attorneys Scott Hargadon and Holly Eubanks, specialists in leasing law at Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle, a leading Chicago area commercial real estate law firm. Beneath the seemingly obvious benefits, the two point out, lurks a quagmire of potentially costly risks, due largely to a lack of well-defined rights and regulations.
Business laws up-to-dateThis summer saw some business-critical legislation become laws. Updates are provided here on two new laws,
Tight labor market in western suburbs: Impediments and solutionsThe economies in the Western Suburbs are the envy of the rest of Illinois.
Suburban Business News
from the staffs of the Daily Herald and the Business Ledger
- Downers GroveCooper's Hawk brings reserve room, rooftop dining to Downers Grove
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- Lake ZurichLake Zurich bans recreational pot sales
- BusinessWalgreens to test drone delivery
- NewsStevenson High reserving parking spots for Earth-friendly cars
- BusinessDiscover hits $1B milestone in home equity loans
- BannockburnGreat Lakes Credit Union names four new executives
- NapervilleThe Shuman opens in Naperville
- SchaumburgNorthwest Community Hospital's 60th anniversary gala raises money for cancer care
- NewsNorthwest Community Hospital announces vision for cancer center
- MundeleinConstable: Suburbanite with diabetes pinch-hits for Santo, 'my hero'
- LombardLombard close to allowing pot shops downtown, on Roosevelt Road
- NewsFive York students draw a crowd in Elmhurst to support their climate strike
- SchaumburgLavelle Law expands mergers, acquisitions practice
- GenevaCatching up with Arcada Theatre's Ron Onesti
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