What’s the best way to tell how a country is doing (and serving its citizens)? It’s not just a measure of economic output, that’s for sure. This new index tracks everything from opportunity to health to sustainability. Guess where the U.S. ranks.
"We had been a fundraising organization. We are transforming ourselves to be conveners and facilitators of multiple stakeholders--businesses, governments, NGOs, and others--for the purpose of improving people’s lives," says Barry Salzberg, the new chairman of the board for United Way Worldwide.
Fortune 500 companies that rank in the top quartile for women representation on their boards outperform the bottom quartile by more than 53 percent on return on equity. That’s the gender dividend in action.
As gas prices push past $4 a gallon, a new study shows that 78% of Americans would consider purchasing an EV once gas reaches $5 a gallon. Given the unrealistic expectations for EVs, governments will either have to spend a lot subsidizing the technology, or subject Americans to a rude awakening.
Sure, it would be great if the electric vehicle revolution took place in a matter of months or even a few years. But changing the planet's vehicle infrastructure takes time. And a new study from Deloitte Consulting says electric vehicles will only have 2% to 5% of the U.S. market share in 10 years.