Category: Current Issues

Europ assistance, new headquarters in Assago and 3 days of smart working per week

By Cristina Casadei The office age is over, all 820 employees will work in open spaces. Night and bank holiday shifts can be carried out from home and there will be particular attention to parents, those who care for elderly relatives or the frail. For the workers of Europ Assistance, a company controlled by Generali (insurance corporation), a new office arrives, in the “Offices in…

How can we specifically use the planting of trees to ensure our survival?

It is known that trees act as stores of carbon dioxide and synthesize oxygen. Their function as a habitat for small organisms and animals is also quickly apparent. Less well known, however, seems to be their enormous importance for the water supply, i.e. for the groundwater, for rivers and lakes and also for the cultivation of agricultural products. Trees increase and regulate the soil’s storage…

Becoming futures proof through platform cooperatives:

Scenarios of teaching and training in a changing world 1          The Challenging Forecasts A World Development Report “asserts that 68.9% of jobs in India are at high risk – and that number remains at 42.6%, even if adjusted for a lag in technology adoption.” (Verick, 2017). In the United States, economists Carl Frey and Michael Osborne concluded 47% of jobs are at high risk of…

The issue of pension provision

The issue of pension provision is becoming increasingly important for our ageing society. How can a stable pension be secured in the long term, even if more and more older people have to live off fewer young people? The pension system is based on the so-called intergenerational contract. This term refers to something very natural: the working generation provides for the retired generation and thus…