London’s ‘green’ offices are expensive. But they may help retain workers

Employee satisfaction is a big motivator for companies to go green, particularly as the U.K. faces its tightest labor market in decades.

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LONDON — A fifth of the world’s biggest companies have committed to reaching net-zero carbon emissions, according to analysis by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit, and a large portion of those emissions come from the workplace.

Demand for sustainable offices is high, which means prices are, too. In fact, there is now a 26% gap in sale prices between London buildings with sustainability ratings from organizations such as BREEAM and LEED and those without, according to data from analytics company MSCI.

That’s known as the “green premium.” On the flip side, less environmentally friendly, typically older, buildings come with a “brown discount.”

That seems to leave company bosses and investors with a simple choice between lower overheads and lower emissions — but

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Here’s Why Investors Should Retain Globus Medical (GMED) Stock

Globus Medical, Inc. GMED is gaining from robust performance across several international markets. The company posted better-than-expected results in the third quarter of 2022. Its constant efforts to develop meaningful product innovations also buoy optimism. However, forex woes and persistent pricing pressure do not bode well.

In the past year, this Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock has gained 1.3% against a 15.9% fall of the industry and a 15.7% drop of the S&P 500 composite.

The renowned medical device company has a market capitalization of $7.42 billion. In the past five years, the company’s shares have gained 11.1% growth compared with the industry’s 9.3% rise. The long-term expected growth rate is estimated at 11.2% compared with the industry’s growth expectation of 16.1%.

Let’s delve deeper.

Factors at Play

Q3 Upsides: Globus Medical exited the third quarter of 2022 with better-than-expected revenues. The company noted that the third quarter is typically

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