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Water to the Rescue? Danish Firm’s Solution to Energy Generation Riddle

By Lúcia Carvalho Andersen New Integrated Energy Sustainability Technology Ready for Africa Solar and wind energy are widely used and produce amazing results. The problem — until now — has been that the energy produced has to be immediately consumed.

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Clarion Call to Unite Behind Push to Achieve SDG Targets

In September 2019, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced a Decade of Action for the SDGs — a clarion call to accelerate progress for people and planet. Amake-or-break aspect of this push is to unlock the resources needed to finance the

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Customer Commandments and Importance of the ‘R’ in CSR: Ignore this at your Peril

The Ethical Business Book by Sarah Duncan Reviewed by John Foot Sarah Duncan is to be congratulated on producing The Ethical Business Book, a timely and important presentation of “50 ways you can help protect people, the planet, and profits”.

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Implementing the UN SDGs: A Job for Everyone, Everywhere

Everyone seems to agree that the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) make perfect sense. Countries and companies, individuals and industries are proudly flaunting their commitment to the United Nations 2030 Agenda — but the pledges can be tricky to implement,

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Digital Health: Answer to Challenges of UN SDG 3

United Nations’ SDG Goal 3 is to ensure healthy lives and to promote wellbeing for all. In the modern day, the human body can be broken down to bits and bytes; digitalised, deconstructed and expressed in binary form. Digital doctors

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UNOPS: Quality Infrastructure is Central to Sustainable Development

By Grete Faremo Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNOPS As human beings, we go through our lives using infrastructure without really thinking about it. From roads to electricity, water and waste management to telecommunications, the quality of our life depends

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World Bank on Social Protection in Africa: Can Safety Nets Close the Poverty Gap in Burkina Faso and Ensure Family Welfare?

With focused and courageous policy decisions, Burkina Faso’s government can cover the country’s poor with an effective and efficient safety net. This end is achievable simply by realigning and better targeting existing expenditures. The reallocation of energy subsidies that mainly

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Turning Promises Into Reality – The Business Case for Gender Equality in Achieving the SDGs

By Paula Tavares and Otaviano Canuto ­ As world leaders gathered this month for high-level talks at the 74th United Nations General Assembly, pressing global issues were at the forefront of discussions, including progress toward the 2030 Agenda and the

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Gender Specifics of Brain Function: a Path to Improved Health Balance

In terms of structure, female and male brains differ only marginally. But new studies on brain function — and pathology — are challenging the medical community to take a closer look at the gender specifics. Switzerland-based doctor Antonella Santuccione Chadha,

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Ameet Nathwani: Big Pharma, Big Changes to Traditional Ways of Thinking

Big Pharma might not be the obvious choice for tech talent looking for a new home or project — but Ameet Nathwani is hoping to change that. Over his career, UK citizen Nathwani, who is based in Paris, has gained

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