When browsing social networks or inspecting cultural, economic or socio-political media, you will have noticed the growing reference to environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) in the corporate and public and private investment worlds. This trend can be observed, for example, by consulting the popularity of the term "ESG" in global Google searches during the last 5 … [Read more...] about Monitoring environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria: trends and operations management strategy
If we continue to consume at the current rate, in a few years we will need resources equivalent to three planets to sustain us. How can we avoid this forecast? The crisis we are facing with the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the vulnerability of the current economic system. Our recovery requires a drastic change in our production and consumption patterns for a circular model … [Read more...] about Circular economy: now or never
The world is facing an unprecedented health crisis caused by infectious diseases. According to data provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), it is estimated that 60% of all infectious diseases registered in humans are of animal origin (zoonotic) and 75% of new or emerging ones are zoonotic. Avian influenza, rabies, or brucellosis stand out as the best-known examples of … [Read more...] about One health, one world
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?
As summer draws to a close in the northern hemisphere, we should ask ourselves a question--besides the white sands and the blue sea, what else are we leaving behind? On this month we mark International Coastal Cleanup Day with a call to action—we should be mindful of how much the ocean means to us and of the alarming rise in the number of tiny particles that are creating one of … [Read more...] about International Coastal Cleanup Day: Planet or Plastic