The images of dolphins swimming close to the docks in the Sardinian port of Cagliari due to reduced ferry traffic went viral as people enjoyed watching nature return to areas normally busy with human activity. Elsewhere, unusually large numbers of birds are returning to beaches in the Peruvian capital, Lima. While these images suggest a positive link between nature and the … [Read more...] about What is the link between COVID-19 and the ecological and climate emergencies?
In order to respond to the environmental challenges we face, the building sector has stepped up and has responded with an increase in green or environmentally sustainable buildings. In the current market, there are many systems that assess the environmental conditions of buildings and that, for those that meet certain criteria, make them eligible for recognition through … [Read more...] about Green Building Certification is Increasingly Accessible in Latin America and the Caribbean
Every single day organizations need to take numerous decisions, be it at strategic, operative, or administrative level. Each one of these decisions produces an impact; and in the digital era well-informed decision making is a key differentiating factor. Corporate intelligence has become a key tool in this era of Big Data. The question is, how can business intelligence help … [Read more...] about Business Intelligence & Big Data: Is there any chance for sustainability?
In recent days, over a million people across Latin American cities hit the streets for International Women’s Day. These marches over violence against women and strict abortion controls are part of wider unrest rejecting huge inequality and scant opportunities. Women are also among the most vulnerable to climate change impacts, which are getting worse. In Chile, a 10-year … [Read more...] about Tackling climate change and inequality together could be Latin America’s next growth story
By Gianleo Frisari y Matías Gallardo Despite being a relatively new agenda in the region, public and private actors in Latin America and the Caribbean actors are increasingly looking at the growing risks a changing climate brings to financial markets. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has mapped current financial practices responding to climate change in the … [Read more...] about Four myths about climate risk and financial systems in Latin America