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 …

Accenture Collaborates with the Museum of Art & Photography to Apply Artificial Intelligence to Art Appreciation

Develops India’s first AI-enabled conversational digital persona to promote art BANGALORE, India; December 2, 2020 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Museum of Art & Photography (MAP), one of India’s largest private art museums, have collaborated to create an immersive digital experience to engage art enthusiasts.  Accenture Labs, through its Tech4Good initiative, combined advanced technologies …

TRENDE selected to join 11 leading edge companies focused on solving the world’s greatest challenges at Unreasonable Impact Asia Pacific 2020

Barclays and Unreasonable Group continue commitment to scaling up entrepreneurial solutions helping employ thousands globally while solving some of the world’s most pressing environmental and societal challenges TOKYO, Dec 1, 2020 – (JCN Newswire) – TRENDE Inc., a renewable energy retailer in Japan, has been selected to join 11 other ground breaking growth stage ventures at the 2020 Unreasonable …

Caribbean coral reefs under siege from aggressive algae

Baltimore, MD—Human activity endangers coral health around the world. A new algal threat is taking advantage of coral’s already precarious situation in the Caribbean and making it even harder for reef ecosystems to grow. Just-published research in Scientific Reports details how an aggressive, golden-brown, crust-like alga is rapidly overgrowing shallow reefs, taking the place of …