The objective of this study was to determine whether a company engaged in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities would experience a financial reward or penalty for the strategy. It is imperative that corporations act as partners in the attempt to improve conditions of society and the environment in which we all live. Two competing corporations were selected; one, which has employed green strategies whereas the other appears less, committed. The two firms were analyzed and compared and contrasted to assess the financial implications. It was discovered that green oriented company has a growing return on equity and also return on assets ratio. Abercrombie & Fitch also has a great market value, and also stock price potential. On the other hand, even though the company increases their profit margin from 2009 to 2011, Abercrombie & Fitch experiences a poor profit margin in comparison to their rival, American Eagle Outfitters. Overall, throughout the study it becomes apparent that Abercrombie & Fitch not only show a strong presence currently in the market and clothing industry, but also a strong and promising future as a result of their new social responsibility strategy.
Lilly Singh (aka Superwoman on YouTube) channels the message behind her inspirational YouTube videos into essays on how to be your own bawse, a.k.a a person who exudes confidence, turns heads, reaches goals, findes inner strength, gets hurt efficiently, and smiles genuinely because they've fought through it all and made it out the other side. Told in her larger-than-life voice, Lilly teaches readers that becoming a bawse requires hard work and dedication -- and that there are no shortcuts to success. With chapter titles such as Conquer Your Mind, Make People Feel Good, and Protect Your Vision, her message is all about fighting for your dreams instead of wishing for them. In Lilly Singh's world, there are no escalators. Only stairs.
Tourism is becoming important part of every economic development plan in many countries around the world. There are many places that are visited and becoming more attractive for tourists and travelers, and places which years ago were unattractive to many, now are becoming the most desirable destinations. No one could ever think that even space or the moon would become a destination. Now, there is even a waiting list for visiting both. Tourism is unique as a service industry. What distinguishes it from other sectors is the place of production is the same as the place of consumption; hence, it is the destination. However, in the beginning some places are not destinations intended for tourists and travelers from the beginning. At first, it is a habitat familiar to its local population, and only through interventions (initiatives and incentives), it is able to be transformed in a desirable destination. As tourism is gaining in importance, good planning and strategies are essential for the destination to gain the maximum economic and social wealth form it. The importance of tourism in the economy is enormous and it is often referred as one of the largest industry in the world.
Sixteen-year-old Iris itches constantly for the strike of a match. But when she's caught setting one too many fires, she's whisked away to London before she can get arrested--at least that's the story her mother tells. Mounting debt actually drove them out of LA, and it's greed that brings them to a home Iris doesn't recognize, where her millionaire father--a man she's never met--lives. Though not for much longer.Iris's father is dying, and her mother is determined to claim his life's fortune, including his priceless art collection. Forced to live with him as part of an exploitive scheme, Iris soon realizes her father is far different than the man she's been schooled to hate, and everything she thought she knew--about her father and herself--is suddenly unclear. There may be hidden beauty in Iris's uncertain past, and future, if only she can see beyond the flames.Beautifully written and powerfully felt, Fire Color One is a stunning tribute to fathers and daughters, and the power of connection through art.
Dahlia Waller's childhood memories consist of stuffy cars, seedy motels, and a rootless existence traveling the country with her eccentric mother. Now grown, she desperately wants to distance herself from that life. Yet one thing is stopping her from moving forward: she has questions.In order to understand her past, Dahlia must go back. Back to her mother in the stifling town of Aurora, Texas. Back to a woman on the brink of madness. But after she discovers three grave-like mounds on a neighboring farm, she'll learn that in her mother's world of secrets, not all questions are meant to be answered...
There is one cold case that has plagued Special Agent Riley Paige for her entire career, dwelling at the corners of her consciousness, forcing her to return to it again and again. The only case she has never solved, she has finally put it out of her mind. Until she gets a call from the murdered victim’s mother. It spurs Riley to face the case once again, and to not give up until she has found answers. Yet Riley barely has time to catch her breath when she receives a lead for another cold case, one which, if possible, strikes an even deeper note within her. It is a lead that promises to solve the case of her own mother’s killer. And it comes from Shane Hatcher.
Holderness, 1846. For reliable, thirteen-year-old Bella, life isn’t turning out quite as she’d hoped. She lives at the Woodman Inn – an ancient hostelry run by her family in the Yorkshire countryside – surrounded by two older brothers who never pull their weight and a flighty younger sister. When Bella learns not only that her father is seriously ill, but that her mother is expecting a fifth child, her dreams of leaving home to become a schoolteacher are quickly dashed. Times are hard, and when their father dies Bella also has to take on the role of mother to her baby brother. Her days are brightened by the occasional visit from Jamie Lucan – the eighteen-year-old son of a wealthy landowner in a neighbouring coastal village. Also grieving the loss of a parent, Jamie has more in common with Bella than she thinks. When her mother announces out of the blue that she wants to move the family to Hull, Bella is forced to leave the only home she has ever known. They arrive to find that the public house they are now committed to buying is run-down and dilapidated. Could things get any worse? Or could this move turn out to be a blessing in disguise for Bella?
Ex-cop Dennis Milne is intent on revenge. His best friend has been brutally executed, and Milne wants to know who did it - and why. But London is a dangerous place, especially for a man like Milne. Because although his former colleagues don't know he's back in town, it soon becomes clear there are people who do. And that they'll stop at nothing to get him out of the way. From the beaches of the Philippines to the mean streets of London, a hunt for justice becomes a terrifying battle for survival.
Born in Carlisle in 1887, brought up in a children's home and by reluctant relatives, Evie, with her wild hair and unassuming ways, seems a quiet, undemanding child. Shona, born almost seventy years later, is headstrong and striking. She grows up in comfort and security in Scotland, the only child of doting parents. But there are, as she discovers, unanswered questions about her past. The two girls have only one thing in common: both were abandoned as babies by their mothers. Different times, different circumstances, but these two girls grow up sharing the same obsession. Each sets out to stalk and then haunt her natural mother. Both mothers dread disclosure; both daughters seek emotional compensation and, ultimately, revenge.
A psychopathic killer targets San Francisco's most innocent and vulnerable A young mother and her infant child are ruthlessly gunned down while returning to their car in the garage of a shopping mall. There are no witnesses, and Detective Lindsay Boxer is left with only one shred of evidence: a cryptic message scrawled across the windshield in blood-red lipstick. The same night, the wife of A-list actor Marcus Dowling walks in on a cat burglar who is about to steal millions of dollars worth of precious jewels. In just seconds there is an empty safe, a lifeless body, and another mystery that throws San Francisco into hysteria. Before Lindsay and her friends can piece together either case, one of the killers forces Lindsay to put her own life on the line - but is it enough to save the city?
Kay Scarpetta has arranged to meet an inmate at the high-security Georgia Prison for Women. The prisoner is a convicted sex offender and the mother of a vicious and diabolically brilliant killer. Against advice, Scarpetta is determined to hear this woman out - she believes she may hold some answers to the murder of her former deputy. But soon she finds connections to a string of grisly killings, including the slaughter of a Savannah family years earlier. She can see a pattern to these killings, but who is behind them and why? As she learns more, Scarpetta is compelled to conclude that this is only the beginning of something far more destructive: a terrifying terrain of conspiracy and potential terrorism on an international scale. And she is the only one who can stop it...
Cedric Errol is seven years old. He lives with his mother in a little house in New York. They don't have much money, but mother and son are very good friends. ' . Cedric is a kind, friendly little boy, and everybody likes him. His father was English, but he is now dead, and Cedric and his mother are alone in the world. But one day a lawyer arrives from England with some very surprising news about Cedric's grandfather . . .
Mma has just buried her mother, and now she is alone. She has been left everything. But she's also inherited her mother's bad name. A bold, brash woman, the only thing her mother refused to discuss was her past. Why did she flee her family and bring her daughter to a new town when she was a baby? What was she escaping from? Abandoned now, Mma has no knowledge of her father or her family - but she is desperate to find out. Night Dancer is a powerful and moving novel about the relationship between mothers and daughters, about the bonds of family, about knowing when to fulfil your duty, and when you must be brave enough not to. Presenting a vista of Nigeria over the past half-century, it is a vibrant and heartfelt exploration of one woman's search for belonging.
A pot of something delicious simmering away on the stove never fails to tantalise the tastebuds. Whether it's a creamy soup, a fragrant curry or a traditional English pudding, there are endless ideas for one-pot cooking in this book. The team at BBC Good Food Magazine have gathered their tried-and-trusted recipes together to create another fail-safe book of ideas in this hugely popular series. Each recipe is accompanied by a full-page colour photograph so you can create a winner every time. With simple recipes for starters, main courses and desserts, you'll find all you need for inspiration in this handy little cookbook. This edition is revised and updated with brand new recipes and a fresh new look.
A psychopathic killer targets San Francisco's most innocent and vulnerable. A young mother and her infant child are ruthlessly gunned down while returning to their car in the garage of a shopping mall. There are no witnesses, and Detective Lindsay Boxer is left with only one shred of evidence: a cryptic message scrawled across the windshield in blood-red lipstick. The same night, the wife of A-list actor Marcus Dowling walks in on a cat burglar who is about to steal millions of dollars' worth of precious jewels. In just seconds there is an empty safe, a lifeless body, and another mystery that throws San Francisco into hysteria. Before Lindsay and her friends can piece together either case, one of the killers forces Lindsay to put her own life on the line - but is it enough to save the city?