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Eddy McCall Eddy McCall

5 min read

It’s not often that something innovative and potentially game-changing comes along in the field of strengthening human rights, particularly when it comes to the rights of women and girls.

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Anna Saxby Anna Saxby

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When cities grow rapidly, residents often find that they have few opportunities to decide what they want for their cities. City officials are also challenged to meet increasing demands for decent housing, basic services, transport, employment, crime prevention and urban environmental preservation.

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Nisha Onta Nisha Onta

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Companies and investors are increasingly committing to promoting gender equality as it presents an enormous opportunity for economic and business growth. Almost 350+ AVPN members have stated gender equality as one of their priorities. As evidenced by the IFC, gender equality has been increasingly considered an integral part of impact investing, and investors’ interest in impact investing has reached $26 trillion— $21 trillion in publicly traded stocks and bonds, and $5 trillion in private markets.[1] At the same time, companies and investors are also committing to net zero pledges.

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Andrea Lopez Andrea Lopez

3 min read

The pandemic has hastened the need to evolve our businesses. For companies and entrepreneurs, this type of innovation doesn’t just mean bettering our products and services; rather, it entails taking a step back to assess a crucial element that pre-determines how our value will be experienced and distributed in the world: partnerships.

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Florence Lambert Florence Lambert

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Climate change is here and it is happening now. In October last year, NASA and several other global organisations have predicted that 2020 is set to be the warmest year on observable record , with the first nine months of the year seeing unprecedented concentrations of major greenhouse gases – such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide – despite a global pandemic that halted much of the planet’s activities.

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Sarah Armstrong Sarah Armstrong

4 min read

What is the impact of the Internet on the environment? How can climate risks and challenges be mitigated? Together, how can we Green the Internet?

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Regula Schegg Regula Schegg

3 min read

For many of us, 2020 was a year postponed as the global focus shifted to the essential task of combating the COVID-19 pandemic. But other urgent global issues didn’t take a break, and we lost ground on tackling crucial problems, like plastic pollution and climate change.

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Marte Hellema Marte Hellema

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This week, we mark both International Women’s Day and the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic. One year on, we need to reflect on how the crisis has disproportionately impacted women, and how we can seize the opportunity of the recovery journey to create a more gender-equal future.

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Prachi Seth Prachi Seth

2 min read

South Asia is currently one of the most diverse and vibrant regions in the world that has been experiencing strong growth over the past few years and is expected to continue its growth trajectory, driven by domestic demand. South Asia’s status as one of the fastest growing emerging economic regions has importantly lifted millions of households out of poverty and sets the region up as a viable hub for innovation and finance with the International Monetary Fund [IMF] predicting that South Asia will account for a-third of the world’s growth by 2040 (pre-COVID projections).

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Paul Mitchell Paul Mitchell

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Climate change is a complex global problem, that requires unprecedented global cooperation to solve. We know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that significant climate change impacts are now unavoidable. Simply, because we haven’t done the work required to transition our economies away from a reliance on fossil fuels. And it is the poorest and most vulnerable people and communities who are paying the highest price. This means that we need to work even harder to make sure the impressive development gains achieved in recent times are not undermined as climate change impacts escalate.

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Andrea Lopez Andrea Lopez

In the Philippines, more than 90% of the youth hail from low to medium income communities. Often, they are left out of crucial socio-economic discussions despite their key role in creating collective impact. We want them to complain less, volunteer more, and dream bigger, but most of them are just trying to survive their day-to-day. How can we expect the youth to be involved when civic engagement is still a privilege?

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Christopher Thomas Christopher Thomas

It is not enough to just recover physically and economically from the global pandemic; it has also disrupted one billion children’s learning, leaving many permanently disadvantaged. But we can also see the way forward: innovation.

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