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Sustainability in a Pandemic: Books
A bibliography of sources concerning how the pandemic is impacting us in emotional/social issues with children in school, anxiety and depression, child/spousal abuse due to isolation, stress from financial issues as well as the environmental impact
COVID-19 triggered an existential crisis for American higher education. Faced with few safe choices, most colleges and universities switched to remote learning during the 2020 spring semester. The future, however, provides more choices about how institutions can fulfill their mission of teaching and research. But how do we begin to make decisions in an uncertain and shifting environment? In this concise guide, authors Edward J. Maloney and Joshua Kim lay out clear ways colleges and universities can move forward in safe and effective ways.
"The pandemic has caused major shifts in consumer behaviors and retail spending. Retail & E-Commerce: Impact of the Pandemic provides an in-depth assessment ofhow the U.S. retail marketplace evolved since the stay-at-home phase of the pandemic in March 2020 through the initial recovery phase in Fall 2020. The assessment also points to new directions the U.S. retail sector will take going forward. Retail & E-Commerce: Impact of the Pandemic examines 10 retail segments with month-by-month sales data, foot traffic statistics, and shopping trends. Analysis of trends includes back-to-school spending, Buy Online Pickup In Store (BOPIS), delivery services, buy local initiatives, and more
"The restaurant industry lost $120 billion through the first three months of the pandemic and is forecast to sustain $240 billion in losses by the end of 2020. Restaurants: Impact of the Pandemic quantifies the impact on the sector from both the consumer and business perspective. Assessment is made for restaurant brands, full-service and limited service sectors, and college campus foodservice. Month-by-month revenue data provides a baseline for research studies and strategic planning. Survey findings provide insight into anticipated post-pandemic changes in consumer dining behaviors and shifts in spending. Restaurants: Impact of the Pandemic assesses the growth in carryout and delivery, increases in alcoholic beverage service, ghost kitchens, innovations in drive-thru service, new emphasis in restaurant design, and more. Menu preferences during the pandemic are assessed nationally and state-by-state."-
The New Plagues by Stefan Kaufmann
Publication Date: 2009-11-01
The threat from infectious diseases has increased with globalization. Throughout the history of mankind, epidemics have eradicated whole regions, started the migration of peoples and decided wars. They continue to leave their mark on societies, as well as influencing politics and economies. The New Plagues: Pandemics and Poverty in a Globalized World explores the strategies of microbes in conjunction with the economic impact of epidemics. In particular, it looks at the conflict between rich and poor with regard to outbreaks, and introduces possible strategies for containment.
In The Corona Crash, leading economic commentator Grace Blakeley anatomises the long term causes for the financial fragility and offers a series of radical means to not only restore but revolutionise the world's economy. We have never experienced such an economic moment such as this one. The coronavirus pandemic heralded one of the most catastrophic financial crashes in history. In March, stock markets collapsed. In April unemployment figures skyrocketed and the price of oil went negative. Meanwhile the human cost is recorded in an ever spiraling death toll as the world, it seems, is in lock down. Whatever happens, we can never go back to business as normal. This moment demands a radical programme similar to the Green New Deal that demands social justice, equality and an economy with the future of the planet at the fore. If not, the alternatives, as Blakeley warns, may be even worse than we feared.
Nations and businesses across the globe have been working through the difficulties of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Industry, academia, NGOs, and governments have been "feverishly" searching for ways to address this deadly virus, which may continue to spread for at least the next year and perhaps beyond (in terms of a resurgence and different strains). From a business standpoint, there have been dramatic effects on logistics and supply chains, economic downfalls, bailouts of major industries and small businesses, and far-reaching calamities from around the world. Even though the COVID-19 story is still in its making, this book focuses on the business of pandemics as applied to COVID-19. The book brings together a global panel of experts across industries and NGOs to help guide business executives and managers through the complex array of issues affecting business in the time of a pandemic. Offering solutions to the business of pandemics as applied to COVID-19, the book is written for organizational decision makers and leaders, as well as those involved in crisis management, public health, and related fields. Its chapters focus on key areas that relate to the business of pandemics, including Lessons learned to date Big data and simulation Logistics and supply-chain management challenges Conducting global business virtually Global economic impact Media and risk communication IT infrastructure and networking Social impact Online learning and educational innovations The new work-from-home environment Re-opening markets and businesses Crisis decision making using analytics and intuition With chapters authored by experts from leading organizations, including the World Health Organization, the RAND Corporation, and various universities throughout the world, The Business of Pandemics: The COVID-19 Story provides high-level guidance and insight for business leaders who must deal with the complexities and challenges presented by this unprecedented crisis.