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Can We Make Fashion Truly Sustainable?

The future of sustainable fashion is exciting. But the most responsible thing anyone can do is not buy new clothes, says our teenage correspondent.   More

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How Do We React to the Climate Tragedy?

This week’s UN climate report was grim. Can business, individuals, and the world take the radical steps needed to avert a catastrophic planetary future?   More

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ITU: To Connect Everyone We Need Innovation

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3.6 billion people still remain offline. A young entrepreneur describes her Ugandan innovation journey. We also hear about Mandela, new ministries, and virtues of 5G.   More

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Summer 2021: Are We Going Up or Down?

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We're creeping back, but are things getting better or worse? From climate emergencies to simple everyday tasks, confusion and overwhelm abound.   More

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Gen Z: Get Off Tik Tok and into the Streets

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It’s easy to get lost in the world of social media, where posting is easy and dramatic statistics gain millions of likes, but the urgency of the climate crisis must force all of us to find more creative and challenging ways to save our planet.   More

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New Haven Landmark Becomes a Symbol of Climate Action

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Architects are converting the empty Brutalist style building that looms over Interstate 95 into a net zero boutique hotel that won't rely on fossil fuels for energy.   More

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Glimpses of a New Era: The In-Person DLD Conference

Determination to face genuine crises may be rising as the pandemic slowly wanes. At DLD I found a new spirit of both concern and tech-centric optimism.   More

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Fintech Shows Its Green Side

As Gen Z deepens its financial and investing commitment, fintechs that can tap into that cohort’s environmental passion will be the financial leaders of the future.   More

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A Roadmap to AI and Digital Transformation in Water (or Elsewhere)

Digital water technologies can better support the workforce, decrease business disruption, and contribute to more sustainable operations.   More

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I’ll Miss Bill and Melinda

Never underestimate the woman who marries a geek.   More

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Can Augmented Intelligence Help Save the Planet?

Only through global collaboration can we turn back the clock on climate change. A combination of human expertise and AI could get us there.   More

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Tech and Innovation Offer Promise for the World’s Most Water-Challenged Regions

Many water sources are drying up, becoming more polluted, or both. Water-intensive industry, agriculture, and energy generation are growing to meet the needs of an ever-expanding population, resulting in further water scarcity and stress. What can we do to solve water?   More

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Why Everything Requires “Whole of Society” Solutions

“It will require all of us to work together–and harness tech–to solve our many complex challenges.” It’s on all of us to come up with the kind of multi-stakeholder, interconnected, multi-faceted solutions we need.   More

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What is Unity in a Digital Era?

How can we come together? That is the question of our era. It applies across domains, across cultures, across the world. Our planet and our society have proven themselves more fragile than we believed, and the past year has proven that things can get very very bad, very quickly. Meanwhile, 2020 also proved, decisively, that […]   More

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The Role of the Business in Solving “Wicked Problems”

As the public sector worldwide continues to struggle to solve economic, environmental and social challenges, the private sector is now being called upon to fill the gap. Companies are going to have to be essential stakeholders if we are ever going to solve our most wicked problems.   More

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Business Responsibility Emerges as a Major Theme at Health+Wealth Conference

William McDonough says that when they figure out their strategy, most businesses start with value and then set their goals, benchmarking financial and product targets, instead of first focusing on values. He sees a new world arising where companies have to lead with their hearts, and move from values to principles, visions, goals, strategies, tactics, […]   More

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How Can the US Accelerate Progress?

America’s current travails are obvious. It’s been an awful year. How can we accelerate progress from here? What will need to be the role of business, government, tech, and of civil society, if we are to move forward as a country?   More

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“Our Audacious Goal: Connect Every School by 2030”

Spearheaded by UNICEF and the ITU, the Giga initiative aims to connect every school worldwide to the internet by 2030, and extend connectivity to far more young people everywhere. Ericsson's Heather Johnson explains.   More

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What is Sustainability In a Pandemic-Ridden World?

We’re traveling less, using less gas, less energy. The air is cleaner, cities are quieter, but our environmental goals seem less urgent. What does the pandemic and a changed normal mean for our climate and the pathway to a cleaner, more sustainable world?   More

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Why Only 34% of Americans Recycle

Americans don’t recycle because too often they can’t. And even communities where recycling is a deep commitment are paying a premium to do it, rather than dump it as garbage. The whole ecosystem needs to be revamped.   More