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5 Things to Know Today: November 16, 2016

5 Things to Know Today: November 16, 2016

Liz Biscevic—5 Things to Know Today

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In case you missed it, sustainable business will be more important to the economy than Donald Trump, narcissists finish last, and companies beg Donald Trump to fight climate change. 

1. TriplePundit: Sustainable business will drive economy, not Trump

Some businesses have already started to do their part to combat climate change and promote clean energy. There is already a push to encourage more diverse workplaces and advocate for women’s rights and equal pay. So yes, a Trump presidency is scary as hell, but sustainable businesses are positioned to drive both the economy and social change.

2. Greater Good: Narcissists finish last

Most of us have already heard that people who show signs of narcissism—like excessive self-confidence and the tendency to blame other people for their mistakes—have an easier time making friends while emotionally intelligent individuals can be slower to find a squad. New research, however, shows that while narcissists rise to popularity more quickly, emotionally intelligent people are able to maintain their friendships longer and grow a larger, more loyal network throughout their lives.

3. GreenBiz: Pepsi is partnering with the Nature Conservancy to replenish watersheds in Latin America

Pepsi announced a $3 million partnership with the Nature Conservancy in the hopes to restore aquifer areas that could hold 158 million gallons of water. The “Water for the Planet” initiative will focus on replenishing watersheds around Latin America’s biggest cities including Bogota, Sao Paulo, and Mexico City.

4. Mic: Starbucks, Nike, and other companies beg Donald Trump to fight climate change.

More than 360 businesses and investors have petitioned Donald Trump and other world leaders to stay committed to the Paris Agreement on climate change. Former French President Nicholas Sarkozy has brought up imposing a tariff on U.S. imports if Trump does decide to back out of the deal. 

5. Mic: There’s a way to get richer, not poorer, during the holiday season.

End subscriptions, cancel old auto-pays, micro task as you shop, and don’t disregard the possibility of easy, part-time work. 

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