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Economics - 08.12.2023
Ethical brands fare in a recession
A new study from experts at The University of Manchester and the University of East Anglia (UEA) has revealed why some 'eco goods' may fare better than others as a UK recession looms. The research has demonstrated that when money gets tight, people are more likely to keep up more expensive ethical purchases like buying fair trade products.
Environment - Economics - 06.12.2023
Companies are missing their climate goals with misaligned behaviour
The emissions pathways of most companies in high-emitting sectors are not aligned with the climate targets of the Paris Agreement. To better contribute to national and global sustainability efforts, corporate behaviour must change. This is the main message of a new study by Imperial College Business School published in Nature Communications.
Economics - 02.11.2023
MiFID II unbundling rules damaged research and liquidity in London’s main stock market - new study
But impact was mitigated on London's Alternative Investment Market by NOMAD requirement Published on Thursday 2 November 2023 Last updated on Thursday 2 November 2023 New research from the University of Bath shows the European Union's MiFID II financial market reforms inadvertently reduced research activity and adversely affected liquidity in London's main stock market but that the impact on London's less regulated Alternative Investment Market was mitigated by its special adviser rules.
Environment - Economics - 23.10.2023
Businesses must embrace new ways of thinking or risk not meeting climate targets
Businesses must adopt new ways of thinking to effectively reduce their carbon footprint, suggests a new study from Imperial College Business School. The study , conducted by Dr Simone Cenci and Matteo Burato of the Leonardo Centre for Business on Society at Imperial College Business School , explored how organisations currently think and act in regards to tackling climate change, and their effectiveness in aligning their emissions with global climate targets.
Economics - 05.10.2023
Research sparks call for greater transparency over where tobacco companies operate
A new study has highlighted the prevalence of subsidiaries of major global tobacco companies revealing conflicts of interest around public health. Published on Thursday 5 October 2023 Last updated on Thursday 5 October 2023 For the first time ever, researchers have attempted to map the supply chain of cigarettes, from farm to factory, in a new study published today [Thursday 5 October] in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research .
Environment - Economics - 08.09.2023
Lack of evidence hampers progress on corporate-led ecosystem restoration
A near total lack of transparency is making it impossible to assess the quality of corporate-led ecosystem restoration projects, a new study finds. The world's largest corporations have the potential to lift ecosystem restoration efforts to an unprecedented scale. But their involvement has to be managed with proper evidence and accountability, to make sure the outcomes are beneficial and fair for everyone.
Economics - 09.06.2023
Women feel the pain of losses more than men when faced with risky choices
University of Bath study explores risk aversion and optimism Women are less willing to take risks than men because they are more sensitive to the pain of any losses they might incur than any gains they might make, new research from the University of Bath School of Management shows. Published in the British Psychological Society's British Journal of Psychology, the study Gender differences in optimism, loss aversion and attitudes toward risk" - also finds that men are -significantly- more optimistic than women, making them more willing to take risks.
Agronomy / Food Science - Economics - 19.04.2023
Companies’ zero-deforestation commitments have potential to halve cattle-driven deforestation in Brazilian Amazon
Study shows better adoption and implementation of company supply chain policies for Brazilian beef and leather could significantly reduce carbon emissions If we do eat imported beef, we should buy it from retailers that are trying to improve cattle production systems in Brazil and elsewhere. Rachael Garrett Cattle-rearing is the biggest cause of tropical deforestation in the Amazon - and the world.
Economics - Health - 30.03.2023
Increasing availability of non-alcoholic drinks may reduce amount of alcohol purchased online
Increasing the proportion of non-alcoholic drinks on sale in online supermarkets could reduce the amount of alcohol people purchase, suggests a study published today led by researchers at the University of Cambridge. We all know that drinking too much alcohol is bad for us, but we are often unaware of how much we are influenced by the environment around us Theresa Marteau The team used a simulated supermarket that presented shoppers with varying proportions of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and asked them to select drinks to purchase for their next online shop.
Innovation - Economics - 20.03.2023
Launch of the MIOIR Working Paper Series
We are delighted to announce the official launch of the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research Working Paper Series. The MIOIR Working Paper Series provides a platform for discussing and disseminating studies from across the disciplines, covering a range of issues related to Innovation. Our series will publish high-quality research papers with a focus on the Institute's primary research themes, including: Innovation management; Sustainable innovation; Science, technology, and innovation policy; and Emerging technologies.
Social Sciences - Economics - 24.02.2023
Severity in gambling behaviours and suicidality linked in young adults
An increase in difficulties with gambling is linked to a heightened risk of suicide attempts among young adults, according to new research led by the University of Glasgow. 'Changes in severity of problem gambling and subsequent suicide attempts: a longitudinal survey of young adults in Great Britain, 2018-20' shows that over the course of a year, young adults (aged 16-24) who experienced an increase in severity of gambling harms were 2.74 times more likely to attempt suicide than those whose gambling was unchanged.
Economics - Social Sciences - 24.02.2023
Starting a business can liberate LGBT people to be themselves
Setting up a business or going self-employed can give LGBT people a sense of liberation and freedom to be their authentic selves, shows study. Setting up a business or going self-employed can give LGBT people a sense of liberation and freedom to be their authentic selves, shows a study of small businesses with LGBT owners.
Economics - Social Sciences - 16.02.2023
Schools’ surge in marketing to attract pupils fuels inequalities globally
The new study published in the journal Review of Educational Research is authored by Prof Deborah Wilson, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences. A pioneering global study has revealed how schools worldwide are using a raft of marketing techniques to attract higher performing pupils and climb the league tables.
Agronomy / Food Science - Economics - 09.02.2023
Carbon emissions from fertilisers could be reduced by as much as 80% by 2050
Researchers have calculated the carbon footprint for the full life cycle of fertilisers, which are responsible for approximately five percent of total greenhouse gas emissions - the first time this has been accurately quantified - and found that carbon emissions could be reduced to one-fifth of current levels by 2050.
Economics - 06.02.2023
Investors who make decisions with others are half as likely to bet on falling stock prices
Investors who make decisions with others are half as likely to bet on falling stock prices - new research University of Sussex study finds that consulting others reduces financial overconfidence and improves the quality of investment decisions Researchers find that private investors become more aware of the limits of their investment knowledge when they involve others in financial decision-making Impact is most pronounced where non-experts are c
Health - Economics - 26.01.2023
Sugary drinks tax may have prevented over 5,000 cases of obesity a year in year six girls alone
The introduction of the soft drinks industry levy - the -sugary drinks tax in England was followed by a drop in the number of cases of obesity among older primary school children, according to Cambridge researchers. Taking into account current trends in obesity, their estimates suggest that around 5,000 cases of obesity per year may have been prevented in year six girls alone.
Economics - 25.01.2023
Gap between rich and poor has increased more quickly in the US than in Europe
Wealth inequality in the United States has increased more quickly than in Europe in the last 50 years, according to a new Imperial study. The wealth gap was partly due to significant rises in stock market prices, according to the new study from Imperial College Business School , published in the Journal of Monetary Economics.
Environment - Economics - 25.01.2023
Sustainable development key to stop extinction of carnivores
The best way to prevent the extinction of carnivores, such as lynx, bears and lions, is by encouraging a sustainable model of social and economic development, rather than focusing only on issues such as climate change, researchers say After studying 50 species of large carnivores over 50 years, it was discovered that social and economic factors, such as people's quality of life, were more closely associated with declines of these species, than p
Economics - Health - 13.01.2023
Addressing online gambling harms across sub-Saharan Africa
A new study funded by the British Academy and Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) has reported that governments across Sub-Saharan Africa are struggling to keep pace with the mass expansion of gambling, brought about through online technologies and smartphone apps. An international team, coordinated by the universities of Glasgow, Ghana and Bath, in partnership with the Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit (MEIRU), reviewed existing policies in place to regulate the gambling industry across 49 countries.
Economics - 10.01.2023
Poetry and meditation power new research understanding - study
Combining poetry and meditation may help researchers to discover new angles on the world through an unorthodox approach to data collection and analysis. ' Poetic meditation ' can enhance qualitative data analysis by offering researchers improved sensory experience and an ability to approach data analysis from unexpected directions, a new study reveals.