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Industrial waste makes up at least 50% of global waste.

How AI can solve manufacturing’s waste problem

Earth Day inspires many consumers to examine their recycling, composting and consumption. That’s all good, but it isn’t where the heart of the waste problem lies

"Findings of the survey of nearly 700 listed firms in 14 countries from 2015 to 2019 were unveiled on the day US President Joe Biden launches a virtual climate summit."

Most major companies failing climate targets: study

By: EBR | Thursday, April 22, 2021

Fewer than one in four of the world’s largest companies are on track to meet basic climate change targets, according to a new study

"The world has made important strides toward energy transition in the past decade."

5 key lessons for energy transition from COVID-19 recovery

By: EBR | Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The COVID-19 recovery efforts offer five lessons to accelerate the energy transition in the next decade

The global conversation around artificial intelligence is largely dominated by opinions on how governments should eliminate all possible risks associated with this disruptive technology.

AI rules must help increase public trust

By: EBR | Wednesday, April 21, 2021

EU regulation on artificial intelligence must be designed to increase user trust, while unlocking innovation

"Batteries are an ideal solution for shorter/medium-range applications (such as for buses within a city) but they are less practical for long-haul transport and heavy duty applications."

Sustainable transport can’t just depend on batteries

By: EBR | Wednesday, April 21, 2021

When we try to envision what our future world will be like, we picture cleaner, quieter, emission-free streets and transport corridors

"Technology as a service has the potential to generate significant growth opportunities for any industry."

Embracing technology as a service will fuel the circular economy

By: EBR | Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Offering as-a-service requires the overhaul of a company’s business and digital transformation strategy but yields significant benefits for all


"Videoconferencing has become invaluable during the pandemic, allowing businesses and organizations to keep going at full speed as employees work from home."

Video conferencing is here to stay, so how can we beat the fatigue?

By: EBR | Tuesday, April 20, 2021

“The blurring of lines between home and work and the relentlessness of the pandemic workday have taken a toll on our well-being”

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the essential work of care workers.

Here’s why post-COVID-19 recovery plans should focus on care work

By: EBR | Monday, April 19, 2021

The pandemic has highlighted just how vital care workers are to society. But the people who work in this sector have been neglected for too long

The IMF recommends targeted support to vulnerable houses and focused support to viable firms.

Why COVID-19 government support needs to be tailored and targeted

By: EBR | Friday, April 16, 2021

The race to vaccinate against COVID-19 continues, but the pace of inoculation varies widely across countries, with access unavailable to many

The assurance that technology is being built and used ethically is an important consideration when it comes to AI.

Why philanthropy needs to prepare itself for a world powered by AI

By: EBR | Friday, April 16, 2021

Artificial intelligence presents itself in both grand and mundane ways. It accelerates the scientific process, leading most recently to the development of COVID-19 vaccines at record speed

"Data technology can help us monitor and preserve the ocean."

The hidden downside to ocean data and how to make it more sustainable

By: EBR | Thursday, April 15, 2021

Scientists and planners are increasingly turning to digital technology to save the ocean. Data is needed to map and monitor ocean conditions, assess the impacts of climate change, warn about ocean-related natural disasters, and manage the ocean’s valuable economic and ecological resources

«The global gender gap is not expected to close for another 136 years.»

It will take another 136 years to close the global gender gap

By: EBR | Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Based on 2020 trends, the global gender gap was not expected to be closed for another 100 years

To harness the potential of new technology, today’s data-driven business leaders must also be politicians and communicators.

Three Key Steps to Prepare for Data and AI Leadership

By: EBR | Monday, April 12, 2021

With Big Data and artificial intelligence (AI) transforming business, it is becoming almost certain that every executive will sooner or later need to leverage these technologies to advance their organisation – and their career

"Automation has shown significant progression and that is now consistently present in various fields."

The rise in automation and what it means for the future

By: EBR | Friday, April 9, 2021

Last year’s historic SpaceX launch may have marked another small step for spaceflight, but it was a giant leap for automation

A new report from the World Economic Forum, Data-driven economies: Foundations for our common future, outlines how improved governance can help unlock the value of data.

6 ways data sharing can shape a better future

By: EBR | Thursday, April 8, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic surfaced the shortcomings of the world’s collective approach to data

Artificial intelligence, blockchain and 5G capabilities are fast becoming the frontlines of either global competition or coordination.

7 Views On How Technology Will Shape Geopolitics

By: EBR | Thursday, April 8, 2021

A year into a new digital normal caused by the pandemic – and well into the Fourth Industrial Revolution – a new picture of the relationship between technology and geopolitics is emerging

"As tech can scale both progress or harm, the time is now to shape the fair and responsible future we want to live in."

A fairer world requires fairer tech. Here’s why

By: EBR | Wednesday, April 7, 2021

In the decade ahead, a wave of technological solutions will touch and transform every part of our lives

Global technology governance will not be achieved by political actors alone – it also requires a grassroots movement in the tech community.

3 critical challenges for governing digitalization

By: EBR | Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The mob attack on the US Capitol on 6 January 2021, was a turning point – not just in political history, but also in technology governance

"Turning commitments and ideas into the actions needed for a sustainable blue economy will require evidence and data."

How data is transforming the way we care for the ocean

By: EBR | Monday, April 5, 2021

There is now overwhelming evidence that the future economic and ecological prosperity of the planet depends on a healthy ocean

"It is when advanced technologies are developed with inclusivity in mind that they can truly drive progress for all."

3 ways to make technologies more inclusive for people with disabilities

By: EBR | Thursday, April 1, 2021

Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies are drastically changing every aspect of our lives. McKinsey estimates that digital transformation during the pandemic has fast tracked progress for what would have been achieved in five years

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Last night, the negotiators of the European Parliament and Council reached a provisional political agreement on the objective of a climate-neutral EU by 2050 and a collective net greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990

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