Category: Social Responsibility

The Vietnam City Resilience Index: Proof of Concept Paper

The Vietnam City Resilience Index began as an attempt to test whether the City Resilience Framework (CRF) developed by Arup International Development could be used to create a comparative national city resilience index.

ISO standards can help tackle global inequality, says UN Women expert

At the 2018 ISO Week in Geneva, the ISO committee dedicated to developing countries, DEVCO, unveiled ambitious plans to reduce inequalities and continue spreading the benefits of International Standards where they’re needed most.

Raising the bar on sustainable consumption

How does ISO 20400 help change the way we produce and consume goods and resources, and pave the way to meeting sustainable consumption?

Resilient Animals – Rescuers release 20 Javan slow lorises back into the wild

International Animal Rescue recently released 20 Javan slow lorises in Bandung, West Java. Javan slow lorises (Nycticebus javanicus) are protected primates and yet are heavily trafficked in the wildlife trade.

The new phones that are stuck in the past

These sleek, downgraded cell phones are meant to promote mental wellbeing – by turning the clock back to the pre-smartphone era.

Redefining the city landscape

A United Nations study predicts that global urban population will increase from 3.9 billion in 2015 to 6.3 billion in 2050. Yes, an increase of 60 % in just 35 years.

Most countries ignore Anti-Foreign Bribery laws

A new report by Transparency International suggests foreign bribery is alive and well.

Resilient Animals – How a New Generation Is Saving Zambia’s Lions

Zambia is one of the last remaining strongholds for large African carnivores like lions, yet human conflict is impacting their populations.

Designing for ‘everyone’ is not the path to an inclusive smart city

Hannah Kaner, smart cities strategist at Orange Bus, argues in Information Age that when it comes to optimising citizen interaction with smart city development, we must target areas of the city where services are failing and address inclusivity.

Reducing carbon footprint made easier with new International Standard

Rising greenhouse gas emissions have resulted in the climate chaos and consequent food and water supply disruption we see now. But much can be done to reverse this, by reducing our carbon footprint.

Cali, Colombia explores how cities can build more resilient school infrastructure

How the city of Cali aims to strengthen the educational infrastructure early childhood education, primary, secondary and high schools.

Climate change: ‘Hothouse Earth’ risks even if CO2 emissions slashed

It may sound like the title of a low budget sci-fi movie, but for planetary scientists, "Hothouse Earth" is a deadly serious concept.

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