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ZeroNorth is launching a new 24/7 weather advisory service.

Integrated weather routing empowers shipping industry to place weather at the heart of commercial decision-making, says ZeroNorth

By: EBR | Thursday, November 4, 2021

New technologies now allowing shipping companies to master the weather in real-time and realise tangible dollar, CO2, and safety upsides across their fleets, and enabling decarbonisation trajectory

"Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have learned a lot more about virtual collaboration".

The future of work is hybrid – here’s an expert’s recommendations

By: EBR | Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Even before the pandemic, the U.S. workforce increasingly relied on remote collaboration technologies like videoconferencing and Slack

Singular pursuit of net-zero by 2050 could exacerbate inequality and derail our chances of a climate-resilient future.

Companies Must Put Equality at the Heart of the Race to Zero

By: EBR | Monday, November 1, 2021

The window of opportunity to secure a 1.5°C pathway is rapidly closing, and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has declared a ‘code red for humanity’

Women continue to be disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

Why rethinking care work is crucial for a gender inclusive recovery

By: EBR | Monday, November 1, 2021

A year and a half since the start of the pandemic and women continue to be disproportionately impacted due to an inadequate gender responsive recovery from the health and socioeconomic crises

"Natural Climate Solutions (NCS)—conservation, restoration and land management improvement—is crucial to reduce land sector emissions and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement".

How investing in Natural Climate Solutions can make companies more resilient

By: EBR | Friday, October 29, 2021

The world heads into the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow facing some sobering facts

Lawyers should step up to help the world seize its “last best chance”.

The Sustainability Imperative for the Legal Profession

By: EBR | Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Any agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow – a.k.a. “the world’s best last chance” – relies on businesses as well as governments to turn it into action. This fact is as obvious as a raging wildfire

Some business leaders want a return to office life, while workers are asking for more flexibility.

Want to make a success of hybrid working? 3 things to focus on

By: EBR | Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic made remote work more the norm than the exception, and now many companies are struggling to map out a hybrid plan that both managers and employees can embrace long term

To maintain an edge as a leader, you need to build on your existing strengths and evolve to meet new demands, writes Michael Useem.

How to evolve your leadership skills to help mitigate business-related risk

By: EBR | Monday, October 25, 2021

Learning to lead is not a “one and done” assignment, a box to tick before you get responsibility for a team of direct reports

"Is your firm’s performance review process helping or hindering progress for your high potentials?".

Performance Reviews Need a Brand-New P&L

By: EBR | Friday, October 22, 2021

Performance reviews are clearly in need of an overhaul

"Company stakeholders increasingly see ethical behaviour and transparency as a priority and research shows it can make businesses more successful."

An ethical, open and transparent office culture can be designed. Here’s how

By: EBR | Monday, October 4, 2021

In recent years, increasing numbers of consumers and employees have been calling on businesses to lead in new, more ethical ways, but organisations still have a lot of work to do on this front

"Returning to a physical workplace post-COVID-19 brings a myriad of legal, employee and public relations complexities for businesses."

Work can be better post-COVID-19. Here’s what employers need to know

By: EBR | Friday, September 24, 2021

When business crises occur (pandemic-related or otherwise), the companies that emerge stronger are those able to flex their business and people to overcome the new challenges they face

"It has been argued that when workers are already working long weeks, adding more hours can reduce productivity."

This is how shorter working hours can affect your productivity

By: EBR | Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Is it true that less really is more? Can companies, by asking less of their workers, actually get more out of them?

"There is an urgent need to unlock more financing for small and growing businesses (SGBs)."

Small and growing businesses make the biggest impact on economies, and they need more support

By: EBR | Monday, September 20, 2021

In Africa, small and growing businesses (SGBs) handle over 60% of all food production and trade on the continent; yet these businesses receive just 10% of commercial bank lending

"Business has a critical role to play in the race to decarbonise."

How companies can play both offense and defense in the carbon race

By: EBR | Friday, September 17, 2021

As fires ravaged parts of the US, Turkey and Greece, and as historic floods swept through Belgium and Germany, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a harrowing warning

"You need a strong process to reconcile the needs and wants of your various stakeholders."

Three Steps to Optimising Your Firm’s Hybrid Work Strategy

By: EBR | Wednesday, September 15, 2021

When the pandemic started, who knew that returning to the office would be so fraught? It raises a flurry of questions

"Beyond complex terminology, there are other factors that shape the way security and business leaders approach cyber security."

Why do businesses struggle to understand their cloud risks?

By: EBR | Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Planning for months ahead can seem like an eternity in the current climate

"Farming, architecture, science and teaching are some of the sectors that will need new green skills, according to the United Nations Environment Programme."

These are the skills young people will need for the green jobs of the future

By: EBR | Monday, September 13, 2021

Making smart decisions today could set up the world’s young people for success in the green jobs of tomorrow

"Following the outbreak of COVID-19, significant numbers of people are moving on from their current organizations because their needs have changed."

Why employees’ needs should shape the workplaces of the future

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 7, 2021

As organizations eagerly reopen their doors more than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic began, many will be surprised to watch their employees walk out—for good

"How can entrepreneurs turn their ideas into successful start-ups?."

14 lessons from entrepreneurs on starting your own business

By: EBR | Monday, September 6, 2021

Start-ups play an increasingly important role in the global economy, transforming innovative ideas into real-world solutions

"Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are an increasing priority for policymakers, boards and executives."

Human capital is the key to a successful ESG strategy

By: EBR | Thursday, September 2, 2021

The geopolitical challenges amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic have made environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues even higher priorities for policymakers, boards and executives

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