SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platform
SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platform

South African organisation Inmed Aquaponics Social Enterprise (ASE) is among the first to receive capital through Mondelez International's new impact investing platform Sustainable Futures. The global snack company announced the launch of the platform last week, which is designed to incubate, finance and support self-sustaining ventures that address key challenges in the world.

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Women inch towards equal legal rights despite Covid-19 risks, World Bank says
Women inch towards equal legal rights despite Covid-19 risks, World Bank says

Women gained legal rights in nearly 30 countries last year despite disruption due to Covid-19, but governments must do more to ease the disproportionate burden shouldered by women during the pandemic, the World Bank said on Tuesday, 23 February.

By Sonia Elks 11 hours ago

How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change
How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change

Our cities, designed for one set of climatic ranges, are increasingly "out of place" as average temperatures rise. The days above 40°C and nights above 30°C are increasing, especially in the expanding suburbs of Australian cities. This presents us with a massive redesign project.

By Cameron Tonkinwise and Abby Mellick Lopes 1 day ago

Concern over rich-poor divide seen on the increase during pandemic
Concern over rich-poor divide seen on the increase during pandemic

People have become more concerned about the gap between rich and poor during the coronavirus pandemic, especially the young, the authors of a new global study said on Tuesday, 23 February, urging governments to take steps to redress the balance.

By Matthew Lavietes 2 days ago

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P&G reaffirms commitment to drive gender equality in Africa

Procter & Gamble (P&G) announced new declarations aimed to propel gender equality across Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, at its third annual #WeSeeEqual summit for the region which took place on 17 February 2021.

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Air pollution kills thousands in megacities despite Covid lockdowns
Air pollution kills thousands in megacities despite Covid lockdowns

Air pollution caused tens of thousands of deaths in the world's five most populous cities last year despite coronavirus lockdowns, researchers said on Thursday, 18 February, urging governments to ditch fossil fuels and invest in a green recovery.

By Michael Taylor 18 Feb 2021

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