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Amazon

Jeff Bezos defends Amazon working conditions from attack

Jeff Bezos has responded to a report published by the New York Times that described "a bruising workplace" in which people work long hours and employees could routinely be seen weeping at their desk. Bezos said that he had read the article and didn't recognise it as a description of the Amazon he knew.

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US: Netflix offers unlimited maternity and paternity leave

Netflix has introduced an unlimited leave policy for new parents that allows them to take off as much time as they want during the first year after the birth, or adoption, of a child.

Ikea

UK: IKEA to pay above living wage by 2016

IKEA has said that it is to be the first national retailer in the UK to pay all of its 9,000 workers significantly above the 'living wage' rate recently announced by the government as the new mandatory minimum.

Bill Gates

Bill Gates will invest $2bn in renewables in the next five years

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said that innovation will be the key to solving climate change, and has pledged to invest $2bn in developing renewable energy technologies over the coming five years. He said that he is already investing in companies working on battery storage, next-generation nuclear, solar and wind power, and carbon capture.