Bitcoin and power lines

Time to talk about crypto – and its effects on the environment

The Spanish town of Marbella will host the seventh annual InterEcoForum next month, dedicated to sustainable development and applied blockchain technologies. The charming Andalusian town...
Steel dresses catwalk

Steeling the limelight in world of fashion

Daring design: a collaboration between a Swedish fashion designer and an innovative steel manufacturer creates steel thinner than silk By Abi Grogan CHOOSING the right outfit...
Cost of going green

Eco-frenzy or eco-friendly – the real cost of going green

Market expectations and tangible cost benefits are the new cornerstones of corporate sustainability goals. NAOMI SNELLING reports Financial experts point out that as the global...
Bus fuelled by coffee

Coffee means buses, fire logs, insurance: our new cup of tea

The grounds from your morning cup of go, converted to biofuel, means we get two sips at the cappuccino. JASON AGNEW reports THE announcement that...
Tesla Model S P85D

Clean? Check. Cool? Check. But e-vehicles have poke too

Hot new electric wheels offer more than just zero emissions – the latest offerings have some serious grunt, too By HAL WILLIAMS THE TIMES are changing,...
ILO SCORE

SCORE-ing big! How a cooperative approach to improved work conditions in SMEs can increase...

Improving SMEs workplace practices can help them achieve better productivity. The ILO’s SCORE Training programme is helping companies in China improve work conditions, and...
University of Technology Sydney

Down-under dream sours for backpackers and migrants

Exploitation of international students and backpackers in Australia is endemic, a study by two universities has found. Fiona McGill and Wendy Frew report One third of...
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Zambia Makes Steady Progress in Financial Inclusion but Many Women Still Excluded

Mary Banda runs a small restaurant in Kamwala market, one of Lusaka’s oldest markets. She uses the proceeds from her business to feed her...

Innovative firms are more competitive and create more jobs

The ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook 2017: Sustainable Enterprises and Jobs, released earlier this month shows innovative companies tend to be more productive, create...
Oil Palm Fruit

Balance Between the Need For Palm Oil and Environmental Concerns is a Tricky Business

South east Asia’s palm oil industry is facing tough criticism as many producers refuse to comply with sustainability targets, but are the farmers getting...