The celebration of “Pride Month” reminds us that, although some progress has been made in protecting the rights of populations with sexual and gender diversities, we must recognize that there are still many additional risks to which LGBTIQ+ people are exposed due to discrimination based on their gender identity and sexual orientation. Identifying these risks from the early … [Read more...] about More equitable societies: how to address inequalities based on discrimination related to sexual orientation and gender identity?
As infrastructure generates 70% of greenhouse gas emissions globally, to achieve significant global emission reductions it is essential to promote a low carbon economy in the coming decades. In Latin America, however, Gross-Domestic-Product (GDP) investment levels in infrastructure have not matched green growth objectives in recent years. In the case of Colombia, around 7% of … [Read more...] about Colombia advances towards sustainable infrastructure
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
Today is World Oceans Day. In addition to being a source of food, the oceans are essential for human life, as they absorb more than 90% of the excess of atmospheric heat trapped by greenhouse gases. The effects of climate change are disrupting not only marine ecosystems, but the people who depend on them. According to the UN, 40% of the total population lives less than 100 km … [Read more...] about World Oceans Day: how to reduce hydroclimatic risks in cities?
Latin America and the Caribbean has an extraordinarily rich natural and cultural heritage. To date, the region has 143 registered assets (97 cultural assets, 38 natural assets and 8 mixed assets) on the UNESCO World Heritage list alone. These include archaeological sites from pre-Hispanic times, exceptionally preserved historical centers, and natural sites endowed with … [Read more...] about 8 things to consider when protecting cultural heritage