World stumbling into a new era of risk, concludes SIPRI report 

Stockholm, 23 May 2022) World leaders are failing to prepare for a new era of complex and often unpredictable risks to peace as profound environmental and security crises converge and intensify, according to a major report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The report, Environment of Peace: Security in a New Era of …

World Economic Forum Unveils Virtual Global Collaboration Village as the Future of Strong Public-Private Cooperation

The Forum today unveils a major initiative at the Annual Meeting 2022 in Davos to harness the power of the metaverse to grow and diversify participation in advancing the global public interest The Global Collaboration Village will leverage new technology to shape innovative solutions for critical global challenges For more information on the Annual Meeting, …

Capgemini signs agreement to acquire Chappuis Halder & Cie to further expand its consulting expertise in Financial Services  

Acquisition will support the growth of Capgemini’s strategy, business transformation and sustainability services for Corporate Investment Banking and Wealth Management clients   India, May 16, 2022 – Capgemini announced today that it has entered into a share purchase agreement (SPA) to acquire Chappuis Halder & Cie (Chappuis Halder), a global strategy and management consulting firm …

Urgent Action Needed to Ensure a Resilient Energy Transition Amid Severe Global Challenges

World Economic Forum’s new report, Fostering Effective Energy Transition 2022, says energy transition must address the challenges to environmental sustainability, energy security and energy justice and affordability The pace of energy transition needs to be supercharged, as demonstrated by recent spike in fuels prices, challenges to energy security, and the slow progress on climate action …

Rising inflation and external shocks may lead to slowdown in growth – Dun & Bradstreet report

Mumbai, May 05, 2022 Key economic forecast: Real Economy: Dun & Bradstreet expects industrial production during March to have been impacted by uncertainty posed by the Russia-Ukraine war, the rise in commodity prices, volatility in the financial markets and supply chain bottlenecks. Dun & Bradstreet expects the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) to have grown …

Progress on corporate transparency in EU

GRI remains committed to alignment as draft European Sustainability Reporting Standards unveiled Amsterdam, 2 May 2022 – The publication of the exposure drafts for the new European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) have been welcomed by GRI, the world’s leading provider of standards on sustainability impacts. Since July 2021, GRI has worked with the European Financial …

Rise in Cyber Threats Targeting the Global Education Sector, but India the biggest Victim?

2nd May, 2022 – CloudSEK has identified a 20% increase in cyber threats targeting the global education sector in the first quarter of 2022, as compared to the same period in 2021. The growing global education and training market is a breeding ground for cybercriminals targeting entities and institutions in the sector. Remote learning, digitization of education, and …

March 2022 crude steel production

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 161.0 million tonnes (Mt) in March 2022, a 5.8% decrease compared to March 2021. Crude steel production by region Global crude steel production was 456.6 Mt in the first three months of 2022, down by 6.8% compared to the …