Travelers, students and geography buffs will find The Portable World Factbook a treasure trove of facts, figures and information. Each entry includes a locator map to show the position of the country within its region; an illustration of the national flag; and descriptions of the country's culture, landscape, climate, history, and economy.
Author: United States. Central Intelligence Agency
Publisher: Good Press
Category: Political Science
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A reference work containing facts, statistics and formulae which explains the key topics in accounting, economics, finance, international business, management, marketing and manufacturing. It is also a directory providing demographics for over 50 different business topics.
Global Catholicism offers the reader reliable data, insights, and stories into the changing world of Catholicism today. Data is provided from benchmark dates building on a framework of comparative statistics over time and by region.
Socially Responsible Investment of Union-based Pension Funds
Author: Jack Quarter
Category: Business & Economics
Pension funds have come to play an increasingly important role within the new economy. According to Statistics Canada, in 2006, trusteed pension funds in Canada had $836 billion of assets and represented the savings of 4.6 million Canadian workers. Pensions at Work is a unique collection of papers that uses a labour perspective to deal with the socially responsible investment of pension funds. Featuring leading Canadian and international scholars, it builds on existing scholarship on socially responsible investment and on the growing interest of the Canadian labour movement in joint trusteeship. What is unique about this collection is that it synthesizes three distinct themes - socially responsible investment, pension funds, and labour studies. The contributors address an array of critical issues such as gaps in the education of union trustees of pension funds, the impact of human capital criteria on shareholder returns, the influence of corporate engagement upon corporate performance, and the nature of public-private partnerships (PPPs). Although the essays in Pensions at Work all address the nexus between socially responsible investment, pension funds, and unions, each looks at a particular manifestation of that relationship through a different disciplinary lens. This collection moves the discussion to pension funds in which union representatives are also trustees, a relatively new approach that will be of great interest to institutional investors, the labour movement, and instructors in labour studies programs.
"This book highlights more than a hundred maps from every era and every part of the world. Organized chronologically, they display an astonishing variety of cartographic styles and techniques. They range from priceless artistic masterworks like the 1507 Waldseemuller world map, the first to use the name "America, " to such practical artifacts as a Polynesian stick chart, a creation of bent twigs, seashells, and coconut palms that was nevertheless capable of guiding an outrigger canoe safely across thousands of miles of trackless and seemingly endless ocean. Some, like the portolans, or sea charts, of the Age of Discovery, were closely guarded state secrets that shaped the rise and fall of empires; others circulated widely and showed such fabled routes as the Silk Road across western Asia and the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails that opened up the American West."--Jacket.
The 4-vol. Worldmark Encyclopedia of National Economies satisfies this need for a comprehensive, up-to-date economic information about foreign companies. It provides students and business leaders with a thorough understanding of the current and historical economic development of foreign nations.
A sourcebook of unclassified CIA information on each country of the world. Provides data on a wide range of subjects such as natural resources, inflation rate, agriculture, population, religion, government, legal system, and labor force. Also discusses the United Nations system and international organizations.