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.
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.
Sonia Elks 11 hours ago
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.
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.
Matthew Lavietes 2 days ago
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.
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.
Michael Taylor 18 Feb 2021
The African Union (AU) held the 38th Ordinary Session of its Executive Council at the beginning of February 2021.
Ashwanee Budoo-Scholtz 18 Feb 2021