Crowdfunding: Be a part of India’s fast-emerging powerful form of social investing – Times of India


Crowdfunding: Be a part of India’s fast-emerging powerful form of social investing – Times of India (indiatimes.com)

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McKinsey Pays (A Little Bit To) The Piper VIA Daily Pnuts Newsletter


  • Global business consulting firm McKinsey & Company has agreed to a $573 million settlement (For reference, McKinsey’s annual revenue is over $10 billion) after a long battle with nearly 50 state governments over its role in the opioid crisis, which saw more than 81,000 overdose fatalities just last year. The firm helped market and boost sales of high-risk opioids, including Oxycontin. 
  • The settlement comes after a wave of apologies by McKinsey, with new affirmation that the company will not advise clients on “any opioid-related business anywhere in the world.” “We chose to resolve this matter in order to provide fast, meaningful support to communities across the United States,” Kevin Sneader, Global Managing Partner of McKinsey, said in the statement.
  • McKinsey is one of many companies caught up in the typhoon of legal and financial battles linked to the opioid industry. In October 2020, Purdue Pharma reached a settlement of $8.3 billion with the Justice Department. Once a major source of profits for pharmaceutical companies, prescription opioid medications have contributed to a storm of addiction, leaving more than 400,000 Americans dead. (NPR)

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BURGHER


WORD OF THE DAY
BurgherBER-gerPart of speech: nounOrigin: Middle Dutch, 15th century
1A citizen of a town or city, typically a member of the wealthy bourgeoisie.
 
Examples of Burgher in a sentence “I’m not just a citizen of this town; I consider myself a burgher of the world.” “After five years of living in the UK, Tina finally qualified to become a burgher.”

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is Give Kids A Smile Day? Turn those frowns upside down! Created by the American Dentist Association in 2003, the Give Kids A Smile program is an opportunity for kids who can’t normally afford to see a dentist to get some free dental care. Dentists, as well as dental hygienists, assistants, and other volunteers, use their time to ensure that children are given the dental care they need. Smile!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Nothing is more important than empathy for another human being’s suffering. Nothing. Not career, not wealth, not intelligence, certainly not status. We have to feel for one another if we’re going to survive with dignity.”

— Audrey Hepburn

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation – 6 February


International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation – 6 February  

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

This day is an effort by the UN to eradicate the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). 

Content marketing ideas: 

  • Listicle idea: Why is FGM practiced? 
  • Infographic idea: Health issues that can develop as a result of FGM 
  • Video idea: Do parents who practice FGM ever regret it? 
  • Podcast idea: How FGM impacts physical and mental health