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Winter congregation and graduate prize winners

As January draws to an end we look back at our Winter Congregation earlier this month. The School's ceremonies celebrated the achievement of all students, confirmed honorary awards on leading diplomats and acknowledged outstanding efforts in subject disciplines.
photograph of congregation procession from Castle to Cathedral

Female CEOs issue less debt than their male counterparts

Female CEOs issue less company debt than male CEOs, because women are often more risk-averse than their male counterparts and therefore less likely to get the company into financial difficulty.
Black woman stands at the head of a conference table and leads a business meeting

Gossiping at work really is bad for your career

New research by Durham University Business School and NEOMA Business School highlights the detrimental effects of negative workplace gossip on career advancement.
Woman in foreground with group of people gossiping in the background of an office

Climate disclosures: corporations underprepared for tighter new standards, study of 100 companies reveals

Professor Richard Slack works in the Accounting department of Durham University's Business School. He has contributed to this piece alongside fellow academics from the University of Glasgow, the University of Bath and Audencia.
Carbon emissions emitted by a car on a busy road

IMPACT Magazine - The Sustainability Issue - Issue 13

Sustainability, as outlined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), spans a wide range, focusing on critical areas like reducing poverty, advancing good health and wellbeing, guaranteeing quality education, nurturing decent work and economic growth, and championing climate action. The Sustainability Issue addresses these areas.
Image of IMPACT magazine issue 13 cover showing sustainability Rubiks cube

Happy employees help make stock prices more accurate

Companies with high levels of employee satisfaction are associated with stock prices that more accurately reflect the value of the company, due to increased positive employee reviews giving more insight to investors on a firms performance, compared to firms with unsatisfied employees unlikely to leave a review.
Shot of an unrecognisable businessman superimposed over a cityscape