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"By greening their supply chains, freight buyers could boost decarbonization efforts in the global freight transportation sector."

How a demand-driven approach could accelerate zero-emission freight transportation

More than 1,000 companies have set Science Based Targets (SBT) to reach net-zero emissions by 2050

"The future of carbon markets, surely, is blue."

Why the future of carbon should be blue

By: EBR | Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Collectively, the mangrove trees that cling to coasts throughout the tropics may well be the most important ecosystems on Earth

"Pollution created by single-use plastic items like straws and shopping bags is a growing threat to our ecosystems and economies."

Reusing 10% will stop almost half of plastic waste from entering the ocean. Here’s how

By: EBR | Monday, July 26, 2021

The amount of waste generated by humanity represents a growing threat to our ecosystems and economies

"Changes to business models and consumer habits will be needed to tackle electronic waste."

Repairing – not recycling

By: EBR | Friday, July 23, 2021

Repairing – not recycling – is the first step to tackling e-waste from smartphones

"Regulators across the globe are now looking at ways to support the expansion of drone technology, exploring carrying heavier loads and transporting people."

Why the future is bright for drone technology

By: EBR | Thursday, July 22, 2021

Over the past year we have seen drones become more relevant to people’s lives

"Heated debate about the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is often affected by ethical concerns that can create fear about this type of technology."

It’s time to change the debate around AI ethics. Here’s how

By: EBR | Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The current conversation around AI, ethics and the benefits for our global community is a heated one


"From a journalistic perspective, one could leave it at the level of the newsworthy, report on the progress of private space travel and log rocket launches in ever shorter succession: The birth of an all-inclusive tourism of a different kind."

The Tourist Conquest of Space

By: EBR | Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Is private space flight just a thrill for the highly privileged, a horse race for U.S. billionaires?

"The COVID-19 pandemic pushed many primary healthcare systems to breaking point."

Why the world needs to rethink primary healthcare after the pandemic

By: EBR | Tuesday, July 20, 2021

It is more than 40 years since a global declaration on primary healthcare (PHC) called for world governments to take urgent action. Since then, according to the World Bank there has been plenty of talk but not enough action

"Current regulatory institutions are rooted in the 20th century and lack broad enough oversight to deal with the digital economy."

4 ways regulators must keep up with the global digital economy

By: EBR | Monday, July 19, 2021

Governments have been grappling with the challenge of how to regulate new and rapidly expanding industries while safeguarding against potential risks ever since technological change first accompanied the Industrial Revolution

"The best thing that the EU ever did for the internet was to set effective ground rules and then get out of the way, allowing competition and innovation to lead us to the incredible variety of uses which the digital world today provides us all."

How to make Digital Services Act future-proof?

By: EBR | Monday, July 19, 2021

It’s time to set a clear, fair and universal base law for the internet, writes Dita Charanzova. Balance is key, or we risk harming our economy

"Reframing social and global problems could yield viable solutions to major issues such as climate change and gender inequality."

To solve big issues like climate change, we need to reframe our problems

By: EBR | Monday, July 19, 2021

Imagine you own an office building and your tenants are complaining that the elevator is way too slow. What do you do?

"As institutions and nations invest in pandemic preparedness, the key will be to bring different disciplines together."

Why disciplines must work together to prepare for future pandemics

By: EBR | Friday, July 16, 2021

How can we prepare for the unknown? The truth is no-one expected a coronavirus pandemic: we were all waiting for influenza

"After setting climate targets, countries and companies will need to quantify, reduce and monitor their emissions."

How technology can bridge the gap between climate talk and action

By: EBR | Monday, July 12, 2021

As society pressures leaders for a more environmentally-friendly agenda, governments responsible for 63% of world emissions have committed to net zero with corporate net-zero commitments covering 12% of the global economy

"Effective road pricing policies can drive significant, positive impact in cities by reducing congestion, climate emissions and local air pollutants."

How ’road pricing’ can support the EU’s Green Deal

By: EBR | Friday, July 9, 2021

In April, EU policy makers reached a provisional agreement for an EU climate law to achieve a climate-neutral EU by 2050 with a collective net greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990

The greatest threat to the survival of law firms isn’t technological, but psychological.

Marked for Disruption, Deep in Denial: Law Firms at a Crossroads

By: EBR | Thursday, July 8, 2021

Two words – Amazon Law – encapsulate the beginning of a disruption which will have consequences not only on a single industry but also at a societal level

Digital culture is characterized by the way an organization uses digital tools and insights to create positive impact across a business.

9 ways to foster a people-centric digital culture

By: EBR | Wednesday, July 7, 2021

When the pandemic hit there was no playbook for “black swan events” all happening at the same time: COVID-19, economic, social injustice and geopolitical polarization

Mitigating inequality requires a mix of bottom-up and top-down changes that address the underlying social and economic systems.

How can the world address inequality? 7 experts explain

By: EBR | Wednesday, July 7, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated socioeconomic inequalities within and across countries

Cyber-threats are increasing with the transformation of digital life in the wake of the pandemic.

3 principles to reinforce digital trust in supply chains

By: EBR | Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Cybercriminal organizations are exploiting vulnerabilities in digital supply chains to perpetrate large and disastrous cyber-attacks

"Decarbonisation and evolving demand call for industry players to consider and, in some cases, reinvent their business models and future portfolio strategies."

What new strategic imperatives in the oil and gas sector mean for the energy transition

By: EBR | Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Businesses, industries and countries increasingly find themselves in recovery mode after the multifaceted disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

"Humans and AI can either specialise to perform different tasks or not, either in sequence or in parallel. Specialisation seems the way to go when there is a clear advantage for one type of intelligence at some portions of a task."

How Should Humans Collaborate With AI?

By: EBR | Monday, July 5, 2021

When bringing algorithms and employees together, businesses should respect rather than ignore human preferences

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