Freelance Journalist and Author; I write primarily for The Guardian on sustainability issues (http://www.theguardian.com/profile/oliver-balch). I also write on world affairs, development and human rights issues, with a particular focus on Latin America. I have written two reportage-style current ...
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Influx of immigrants has led to increase in forced labour in three-quarters of EU states, with greatest risk in Italy, Greece, Romania, Cyprus and BulgariaRomania, Greece, Italy, Cyprus and Bulgaria are the European countries with the highest risk of modern slavery, according to the second annual Modern Slavery Index by risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft. The index reveals that modern slavery risks have risen in nearly three-quarters of the 28 member states of the European Union.
Oliver Balch tackles key topics in academic thinking and research on sustainability“Going back to the garage but in a large company.” So Steve Jobs said of a group of his innovator colleagues in his fledging Macintosh company. That was 1985. The term “intrapreneur” had been coined some years earlier (by American inventor and entrepreneur Gifford Pinchot), but the concept is only now beginning to be met with rigorous attention in the business literature.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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