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Decade of the Battery: Sustainable Batteries Represent the Best Prospect for Meeting Paris Climate Goals

Battery technology will enable transport and power sectors to reduce emissions by 30% by 2030, on track to meet the 2°C goal of Paris Agreement Battery revolution could create 10 million jobs, add $150 billion to the global economy in 2030 and provide electricity to 600 million for the first time Ten-year plan urges increased

Liberia Vice President, Nigerian Stock Exchange CEO Among Leaders Taking ‘African Women on Board’ Campaign to UN

Leaders from across Africa and the diaspora unite in push for gender equality Bank of Industry, Bring Back Our Girls, Ford Foundation, HP Inc., UK Trade Commissioner to Africa among supporters taking action #MeToo has yet to hit home in Africa, say campaigners driving dialogue in schools, companies and governments Early successes include Wikipedia profiles

“Strategic design changes the world” – KW43 Branddesign by Grey Germany is Red Dot: Agency of the Year 2019

Essen/Germany, 19 September 2019 KW43 Branddesign, set up by Grey Germany and specialising in corporate identity as well as corporate design, has received a very special accolade this year. The agency has won the title “Red Dot: Agency of the Year 2019” in the Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design. The win is deserved

How To Keep Your Employees Loyal

If you have employees, you are going to want them to be loyal to you. After all, you have taken the time to train them and teach them about your business, plus it costs a lot more to hire new staff than it does to retain current ones. Loyalty is therefore hugely important, but how

Microsoft and IIT Roorkee collaborate to augment learning on quantum computing

A full semester elective to be hosted by Microsoft Garage India at IIT Roorkee Hyderabad, August 30, 2019: Reinforcing its commitment to help introduce new technologies to academia, Microsoft Garage India has partnered with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee to conduct lectures on quantum computing for a full semester. IIT’s BTech and MTech students

Asian cities continue to lead in the third edition of the Safe Cities Index—Tokyo takes the top spot

Tokyo edges Singapore (2nd) and Osaka (3rd) again to take the top spot in 2019. Alongside Tokyo, Singapore and Osaka, Sydney (5th), Seoul (tied 8th) and Melbourne (10th) make up the six APAC cities in the top 10. The remaining top ten cities are: Amsterdam (4th), Toronto (6th), Washington, DC (7th) and Copenhagen (tied 8th).

Stevie Awards Announce Winners of 2019 Best of the IBA Awards

Grand Stevie Award winners will be presented with trophies at the Andaz Vienna am Belvedere Hotel, on 19 October. The Stevie® Awards have announced the winners of the Best of the IBA Awards in The 2019 (16th Annual) International Business Awards®, the world’s premier business awards competition. Nominees in the 2019 IBAs were not able

WHO Director-General Statement on the Role of Social Media Platforms in Health Information

Misinformation about vaccines is as contagious and dangerous as the diseases it helps to spread. The World Health Organization welcomes Pinterest’s leadership in protecting public health by only providing evidence-based information about vaccines to its users. We hope to see other social media platforms around the world following Pinterest’s lead. Misinformation about vaccination has spread

TICAD7: PM Shinzo Abe says Japan will help double Africa’s rice production by 2030.

“We must end hunger in Africa. Yes, we must! Hunger diminishes our humanity.” – Adesina urges. Yokohama, Japan, 28 August 2019 – The Sasakawa Association will work with the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA), to help double rice production to 50 million tonnes by 2030.  Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the announcement at the

World Economic Forum Announces Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2019

Third annual Sustainable Development Impact Summit will take place in New York on 23-24 September The meeting’s aim is to scale up solutions to address the environmental and human crises facing our world    Greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity, tropical forests, ocean health, the future of work, gender parity and inclusive growth are among many initiatives