Economic Inequality

The wealthiest 1 percent of the world's population owns more than half of the world's wealth. Executive pay is rising, and the incentives that increase executive pay may misalign with shareholder value.



Stories


Top CEOs pledge to hire 100,000 low-income and minority New Yorkers

The leaders of some of New York's largest employers are pledging to hire 100,000 low-income and peo…

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Consumer Bureau Scraps Restrictions on Payday Loans

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday formally rescinded a plan to impose new limits …

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Revealed: Why Economies Benefit from Fixing Inequality

Oliver Cann, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum, +41 79 799 3405, oliver.cann@weforum.org · Th…

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Apple Commits $2.5 Billion to Ease California Housing Crunch

Apple on Monday announced a $2.5 billion plan to help address the housing crisis in California, bec…

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Google Shuts Out Payday Loans With App-Store Ban

WASHINGTON-Google has barred high-interest consumer loan services from its app store, limiting payd…

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G.M. Strike’s Economic Toll Is Showing: ‘I Might Lose the Business’

The truck drivers at Phoenix Transit & Logistics in Dearborn, Mich., are long gone. Around thre…

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Talks to End G.M. Strike Take ‘Turn for the Worse,’ U.A.W. Says

General Motors and the striking United Auto Workers hit a roadblock in contract talks on Sunday ove…

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Workers must be at the heart of company priorities

The US corporate governance system has lost sight of its purpose. Companies have become more respon…

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Sanders Proposes Corporate Tax to Address Pay Gap at Big Companies

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont proposed a new corporate tax on Monday that would penalize some o…

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Employer Health Insurance Is Increasingly Unaffordable, Study Finds

A relentless rise in premiums and deductibles is putting insurance out of reach for many workers, e…

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Alphabet: Tie Executive Pay to Sustainability

Ask Alphabet (Google) to link executive pay to sustainability metrics, including diversity & inclusion

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United Parcel Servi…
UPS: Link Executive Pay to Sustainability

Integrate sustainability metrics into company executive compensation incentive plans

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