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Stakeholder capitalism is a form of capitalism in which companies seek long-term value creation by taking into account the needs of all their stakeholders, and society at large.

What is stakeholder capitalism?

These days, a lot of political and business leaders debate whether “stakeholder capitalism” would provide us with a better way to organize the economy

“Carbon capture and storage is going to be the only effective way we have in the short term to prevent our steel industry, cement manufacture and many other processes from continuing to pour emissions into the atmosphere.”

Carbon capture is vital to meeting climate goals, scientists tell green critics

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Engineers and geologists have strongly criticised green groups who last week claimed that carbon capture and storage schemes – for reducing fossil fuel emissions – are costly mistakes

Sigmund Freud’s concept of the pleasure principle offers clarity on how to repair fragmented societies in the aftermath of destructive populism.

Healing the Social Wounds of Injustice

By: EBR | Monday, January 18, 2021

A violent insurrection at the very heart of American democracy. Stubborn rejection of life-saving public health guidance during a surging pandemic

"As innovators, general professionals, key workers, citizens and humans, everything we do is ever more interdependent on each other."

What ’systems thinking’ actually means - and why it matters for innovation today

By: EBR | Monday, January 18, 2021

We are currently living through VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) times

"Governments around the world introduced or expanded digital financial transfers in response to the severe damage inflicted by the COVID-19 crisis on economies and livelihoods."

7 lessons COVID-19 taught us about improving digital payments

By: EBR | Thursday, January 14, 2021

COVID-19 has accelerated the digitization of the economy. As the need for social distancing grew, digital payments, which used to be nice-to-have, transformed into a daily necessity in many countries

"The COVID-19 pandemic saw wild animals roaming empty streets and a drop in emissions in many places around the world."

2020 did not actually help the environment. Here’s how 2021 could

By: EBR | Wednesday, January 13, 2021

During 2020, many of us saw images of deserted urban areas being reclaimed by animals and heard reports of carbon dioxide emissions plummeting as transportation ground to a halt

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"It’s important we combine our interest in how machines should behave with an understanding and of how we judge them."

Trusting machines versus humans. We must understand the difference

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Recently, voting machines have been on the receiving end of controversy. And yet people’s aversion of machines is nothing new

In a study published in Climate Dynamics, researchers introduce a new and more precise way to project the Earth’s temperature. Based on historical data, it considerably reduces uncertainties compared to previous approaches.

Earth could cross the global warming threshold as soon as 2027

By: EBR | Friday, January 8, 2021

The threshold for dangerous global warming will likely be crossed between 2027 and 2042, research indicates

In total, CO2-based construction materials offer an opportunity for the removal of gigatons of CO2.

CO2 can help the construction industry emit less CO2

By: EBR | Monday, December 28, 2020

At more than $11 trillion per year, spending related to construction is responsible for about 13% of global GDP – but in comparison to other industries, productivity and growth are lagging behind

"Twice as many companies globally defaulted on their debt payments in July of this year than in all of 2019."

How to navigate a stop-and-start pandemic economy

By: EBR | Monday, December 28, 2020

You can see it in the airlines removing scheduled flights, factories cancelling shifts, restaurants closing again and movie theatres shuttering once more

"So far, 189 countries have committed to the Paris agreement, representing more than 81%, and 93% once the US rejoins, of global emissions."

3 charts that show which countries and which sectors emit the most greenhouse gas

By: EBR | Wednesday, December 23, 2020

A lot has happened since countries met in Paris in 2015 and agreed on an accord to combat climate change

A beginners’ guide to high-value business models.

Don’t Confuse Platforms with Ecosystems

By: EBR | Tuesday, December 22, 2020

What’s even worse than ubiquitous business buzzwords? When those buzzwords are also used interchangeably. Case in point: the terms “platform” and “ecosystem”

"While the pandemic has been rife with misinformation and “alternate facts,” a lesser discussed problem has been the information gaps that emerged."

Minding the information gap and why it’s important in tackling COVID-19

By: EBR | Tuesday, December 22, 2020

As the tech response to COVID evolves, it’s essential that accurate information is readily available to help tackle the crisis

75 world leaders along with the European Union and Pope Francis presented tougher carbon-cutting plans and commitments to adapt to climate impacts in a six-hour marathon event.

Countries signal greater climate ambition but ‘step change’ needed on road to Glasgow

By: EBR | Monday, December 14, 2020

More than 70 heads of state showed stronger climate action at a virtual summit, but heavy lifting remains in 2021 to meet the ambition of Paris

"The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on another dark side of online platforms – something consumer organisations have been raising for years: the huge number of online scams, fraudulent ads, and the sale of unsafe products online."

What the Digital Services Act must do to protect online shoppers

By: EBR | Monday, December 14, 2020

From scam ads on Google and Facebook, the purchase of fake reviews on various platforms to chemicals surpassing legal limits in children’s toys sold on Wish, Amazon and eBay – the internet is rife with products, services and content which should never be offered in Europe

"In addition to promoting a shift away from fossil fuel usage towards electro-mobility, setting increasingly ambitious emissions-cutting standards and tightening air quality rules, another weapon in the green arsenal is digitalisation and connected vehicle tech."

Connected cars can help curb emissions, says study

By: EBR | Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Europe’s transport sector is one of the few parts of the economy where emissions are still growing and as policy-makers mull how best to reduce mobility’s environmental impact

"2020 could mark a turning point for three key aluminium-producing regions: China, the US and the EU."

Why addressing the aluminium industry’s carbon footprint is key to climate action

By: EBR | Tuesday, December 1, 2020

With the fifth anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement this December and the COP26 Race to Zero dialogues throughout November in preparation for the meeting in 2021, climate change remains high on the agenda despite the ongoing challenges COVID-19 presents

Deaths from terrorism fell by 15% around the world last year to under 14,000, a 59% decrease since 2014, according to the report issued by the Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP).

Far-right terrorism bigger threat to West than Islamic State – study

By: EBR | Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Global deaths from terrorism have fallen for a fifth consecutive year, according to the 2020 Global Terrorism Index, but far-right attacks have increased by 250% globally, to a level not seen in the last 50 years, with the pandemic likely to exacerbate the trend

A blue ocean mindset uncovers hidden opportunities amid the Covid-era economic crisis.

How to Be a Blue Ocean Strategist in the Post-Pandemic World

By: EBR | Wednesday, November 25, 2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to evolve, managers around the world are bracing for new challenges ahead

"Global energy consumption is expected to nearly double by the year 2050, further enhancing the challenge to cope with climate change."

What is servitisation, and how can it help save the planet?

By: EBR | Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The rising global population and continuous economic growth are driving an increasing demand for energy

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