Covid-19 in France: support for events and nightclubs, reinforced controls in companies

France, where the number of new daily cases now number in the tens of thousands daily, announced on Monday, December 6 new restrictions: strengthening of the health protocol at school, closure of discos for four weeks, facilitation of the vaccination of the most 65 years old … What to remember from Jean Castex’s announcements: reinforced … Read more

Didi’s departure heralds the end of an era for Chinese companies on US stock exchanges

On the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, December 3, 2021. BRENDAN MCDERMID / REUTERS Friday, December 3 is a dark day for Chinese companies listed in the United States: after the announcement of the departure of Didi Chuxing, who is leaving Wall Street under pressure from Beijing, the major Chinese stocks have all unscrewed. In … Read more

Reinforced barrier gestures but no widespread teleworking: how companies are adapting to the new wave of Covid-19

Employees work on the assembly line of the Smart car plant in Hambach (Moselle) in July 2020. FREDERICK FLORIN / AFP Return to telework or a simple reminder of barrier gestures between employees on the sites? With the acceleration in the number of Covid-19 cases, coupled with the arrival of the new Omicron variant, feverishness … Read more

Three French companies have sold massive digital surveillance tools to Egypt

French President Emmanuel Macron receives Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi at an international conference on Libya in Paris on November 12, 2021. LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP Several French companies have provided massive digital surveillance tools to the Egyptian regime, according to an online media survey Disclose and of the magazine Telerama. According to the two … Read more

Tech companies underreport CO2 emissions

Journal Reference: Lena Klaaßen, Christian Stoll. Harmonizing corporate carbon footprints. Nature Communications, 2021; 12 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-26349-x For policy makers and the private sector to set targets for reduced greenhouse gas emissions, it is important to know how much CO2 companies are actually emitting. However, there are no binding requirements for comprehensive accounting and full … Read more

Federal appeals court suspends companies’ vaccine requirement for Biden

“Too many people remain unvaccinated for us to be able to get out permanently,” said Joe Biden on November 4. SUSAN WALSH / AP This is yet another setback for Joe Biden, who had just recorded his first major legislative victory with the adoption in Congress on Friday of his infrastructure investment plan. A US … Read more

“Companies can now display carbon neutrality devoid of any physical reality”

Tribune. The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) defines carbon neutrality as the balance, on a global scale, between CO2 emissions and removals2 anthropogenic over a given period. In line with the definition of the IPCC, the Ecological Transition Agency (Ademe) recalls that the concept of carbon neutrality has “Really meaningful only on the scale … Read more