IFAD’s fight against rural poverty and hunger highlighted at One Planet Summit, as President Macron calls on others to step up their commitment

Rome, 14 January 2021 – In a move to sustainably address rising hunger and poverty, exacerbated by COVID-19, climate change and biodiversity loss, French President Emmanuel Macron called on global leaders to step up their commitments in support of long-term agricultural development. “Climate change, biodiversity and food are all correlated. Agriculture is key,” said President …

DIGITAL ACCELERATION, DEEP-TECH ADOPTION, DRIVING STEADY GROWTH FOR INDIA’S TECH START-UP ECOSYSTEM IN 2021 – NASSCOM-ZINNOV REPORT

New Delhi, January 07, 2021:As India leaps forward to become a digitally transformed nation, the Indian technology start-up ecosystem continues to witness a significant growth trajectory on the back of rapid digitalization and tech adoption. The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), in partnership with Zinnov, a global management and strategy consulting firm,today …

November 2020 crude steel production

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 158.3 million tonnes (Mt) in November 2020, a 6.6% increase compared to November 2019. Due to the ongoing difficulties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, many of this month’s figures are estimates that may be revised with next month’s production …

Blockchain Can Trace Carbon Emissions for Mining, Metals Companies, Proof of Concept Released

The World Economic Forum’s Mining and Metals Blockchain Initiative has released a unique proof of concept to trace emissions across the value chain using distributed ledger technology The initiative is a collaboration between seven global companies and the World Economic Forum that aims to accelerate an industry solution for supply chain visibility and ESG requirements …

Now is the time to stand up for human rights

Call for improved transparency on business respect for human rights Amsterdam, 10 December 2020 – As the world marks Human Rights Day, the widening societal inequalities brought into focus by the pandemic are a stark reminder of the action needed to advance human rights. The role companies play, in terms of understanding how their behavior …

Nations Sign First Agreement to Unlock Potential of Emerging Tech

Canada, Denmark, Italy, Japan, Singapore, UAE and UK sign world’s first “Agile Nations” agreement at a panel co-organized by the World Economic Forum Agreement paves the way for the seven nations to help innovators navigate their rules, test new ideas with regulators and scale them across their markets Collaboration builds on World Economic Forum and …

WorldFish sets aquatic foods research agenda to transform global food systems for healthy people and planet

New research and innovation strategy puts aquatic foods at the center of transformational COVID-19 recovery for sustainable and equitable global food systems   9 December 2020 – PENANG, MALAYSIA – WorldFish today launched a new strategy charting a decade-long aquatic foods research and innovation agenda toward sustainable and equitable global food systems.  The WorldFish 2030 Research and Innovation Strategy: Aquatic Foods for Healthy People and Planet sets a pathway to end hunger and advance the Sustainable …

IRENA and African Development Bank partner to scale up renewable energy investments in Africa

“The Bank’s partnership with IRENA will support Africa’s energy transition and our goal to achieve universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy in Africa by 2030.” – Bank VP Kevin Kariuki “This agreement represents the type of coordinated international cooperation that is the cornerstone of the realization of sustainable development in Africa and …

Digital Could Drive Over 80% Incremental Spend for Enterprises in the Near-Term: NASSCOM Report

New Delhi, 3rd December 2020: As industries across the world witnessed a dramatic acceleration in the need for digitization, technology-driven companies are now leading the path to a faster recovery globally. The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) today launched their report titled ‘Future of Technology Services – Navigating the New Normal’. Independent …