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The World Economic Forum today announced plans to establish a new global Centre for Urban Transformation headquartered in Detroit.

Leaders from Detroit and around the world call for increased public-private collaboration to address the growing challenges facing cities The new Centre will mobilize the global business community and key stakeholders to support cities as they chart a course for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic  Detroit will serve as the Centre’s global headquarters, providing a …

Governments increasingly prioritize aquatic foods to nourish nations, study finds

New research records national policy trends linking fish and other aquatic foods with public health. Researchers call for a systems policy approach to ensure aquatic foods tackle stubborn malnutrition rates.   18 August 2021, Penang, MALAYSIA – New research identifies a growing number of nations prioritize the link between fisheries and aquaculture and nutrition and public health in policies, …

The Chief Sustainability Officer: organizational strategist and futurist: Dr. Allinnettes Adigue, Head of GRI’s ASEAN Regional Hub

The perspective that meaningful and credible sustainability reporting is an essential requirement for any responsible business is increasingly becoming accepted, by many companies around world. Yet reporting cannot take place in isolation. Sustainability is a critical aspect of business strategy and operational decision-making, which needs to be embedded in the corporate DNA through a transformative process. …

Of 6.26 Lakh Heavily Delayed Homes, 1.74 Lakh units Valued INR 1,40,613 Cr Totally Stalled

Heavily delayed – and even worse, completely stalled – housing projects (launched in 2014 or before) continue to plague the Indian residential sector. While stalled or stuck projects have seen absolutely no construction activity, delayed projects have seen minimal progress. Mumbai, 2 Aug 2021: Given the huge funding crunch in the construction industry, the outlook …

ArcelorMittal Sestao to become the world’s first full-scale zero carbon-emissions[1] steel plant

Harnessing green hydrogen and renewable electricity, the Sestao plant will achieve zero carbon-emissions. ArcelorMittal today announces that its Sestao plant in Spain will become the world’s first full-scale zero carbon-emissions steel plant. The development is the result of a memorandum of understanding signed today with the Government of Spain that will see an investment of …

Guiding coal companies to meet the dual challenge of net zero and a just transition – By Noora Puro, Manager – GRI Sector Program

As the build-up continues to the pandemic-delayed UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), all eyes – and hopefully all agendas – are on how to reach net-zero carbon emissions. And as the International Energy Agency (IEA) made clear in its recent Net Zero by 2050 report, this aim will fall short without a radical decrease this …