Proliferation-Resistant Nuclear Power. The recent renewed interest in nuclear power, and probably its principal ticket to a robust place in the world's energy future, is its potential contribution to coping with the problem of global warming. To make such a contribution, nuclear power would have to expand ten-fold at least over the next 100 years. Efforts are underway in the US and Europe to design reactor technologies and fuel cycles that are safer, more efficient in their generation of nuclear waste, and more proliferation-resistant than today's systems. If successful, this could have a significant impact upon the way governments view nuclear energy (notwithstanding real concerns about waste disposal and safety). Harold Feiveson in The Journal of the Federation of American Scientists describes developments which could, on paper at least, herald the development of nuclear fuel cycles which states and sub-state organisations find difficult to divert into military uses.
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Giving Something Back: Business, volunteering and healthy communities. considers the role that government and business can play in pushing forward the employee volunteering agenda. Edited by Philip Collins and Moussa Haddad. By BUPA in partnership with the Social Market Foundation.
By Social Market Foundation, UK.
Human Resource Management of US Multinationals in Germany and the UK. This research examines human resource management in subsidiaries of US multinational firms operating in the UK and Germany. Together with parallel studies in Ireland and Spain it explores the potential tensions resulting from a transfer of US-type human resource policies to Europe. Michael Muller-Camen, Anne Tempel, Phil Almond, Tony Edwards, Anthony Ferner, René Peters, Hartmut Wächter.
By Anglo-German Foundation, UK, Germany.
Race Equality: The benefits for responsible business. Between 1999 and 2009, ethnic minority communities will rise from 6.7 per cent to 8 per cent of the total working-age population, accounting for half of its growth. At the same time, racial discrimination is preventing businesses from reaping the benefits of diversity, including in relation to their workforces, supply chains and customer bases. While no one solution fits all, for large and small businesses alike, this report outlines a change model for action focused on the following areas: leadership; education, information, and advice; incentives and rewards; and measuring progress. This report is for anyone striving to ensure that talent does not get wasted in an ever increasingly competitive economy, and that businesses and communities can reap the benefits of wealthier and more integrated society through their commitment to promoting race equality. Summary Document.