The carrot or the stick? Trends towards better ESG disclosure

By Peter Paul van de Wijs (Global Reporting Initiative) and Cornis van der Lugt (University of Stellenbosch Business School) Environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure has never been more pervasive around the world – and it is now firmly in the mainstream of policies requiring reporting on organizational performance. This was a key conclusion of …

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS 2021-22

The application windows for the UK Government’s Chevening Scholarship and Fellowship programmes for 2021-22 are now open. Aspiring scholars can apply for a one-year masters under the Scholarship programme by 3 November 2020 or for the short-term thematic Fellowship programmes by 19 October 2020. The Chevening Scholarships offer full financial support for one year to …

UK ANNOUNCES NEW STUDENT VISA ROUTE

A new visa route for international students will open on 5 October, delivering on the UK Government’s commitment to introduce a new points-based immigration system. The new Student Route will replace the previous Tier 4 visa route, making the process more streamlined for students and their sponsoring institutions. Under the new system, students will require …

Webinar on Livelihood and Skills Building Opportunities for Gender and Sexual Minorities in India

Ahead of the second anniversary of the Honourable Supreme Court of India’s verdict that decriminalised Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, the British Deputy High Commission, University of Sussex, UK and gender and sexuality non-profit Varta Trust, Kolkata jointly organized an online roundtable on the urgent employment and skills building needs of gender and …

Helsinki Design Week partners with Virtual Helsinki to create street-long virtual art intervention as festival launches hybrid digital and physical format for 2020


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Three emerging Finnish designers will transform Helsinki’s main shopping street with virtual bridges, a river, and facades awash with flowers – all powered by the city’s digital twin, Virtual Helsinki Finnish capital’s internationally recognised design festival to run in a hybrid digital and physical format The event will celebrate the launch of the city’s newly …

India Inc. continues to push the frontiers of technology by embracing AI: NASSCOM – EY survey

70% of Indian enterprises that deployed Artificial Intelligence (AI) have achieved measurable results 74% established either a formal strategy or obtained C-suite sponsorship to initiate or scale-up their AI programs 78% believe re-skilling of the existing talent will aid in maximizing value from their AI programs New Delhi, September 02, 2020: Seventy percent of Indian …

​30% Boom in Champions League Football Teams Sponsorship from FX Brokers Despite COVID-19 Crisis

Even after eight months of Coronavirus economic crisis, Forex brokers maintain their position among the leading sponsors of UEFA Champions League Football teams.As the world combats, the financial turmoil following the Coronavirus pandemic and sponsorship has drastically decreased for football teams, forex trading eyes the ray of hope. It is for the first time in the …

India-Japan Investment Forum: Odisha offers dedicated manufacturing cluster to attract Japanese investment

§  Aimed at attracting Japanese investors to Odisha to take advantage of plug-and-play industrial infrastructure and skilled workforce §  Dedicated Japanese manufacturing cluster offered at a place closer to Bhubaneswar     Chennai, August 26: In the India-Japan investment forum virtual conference held today organized by Indian Chambers of Commerce (ICC), the Industries department of Odisha …

July 2020 crude steel production

24 August 2020 Brussels, Belgium World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 152.7 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2020, a 2.5% decrease compared to July 2019. Due to the ongoing difficulties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, many of this month’s figures are estimates that may be revised …