The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged all facets of human endeavours, and seven months later the economic effects are particularly being felt…
Fugro has completed a geotechnical site characterisation, earthquake hazard and geotechnical vulnerability assessment for the Port of San Francisco’s multi-year, multi-billion dollar Waterfront Resilience Program. The work was conducted over a period of 3 years as part of a multi-hazard risk assessment (MHRA) to identify immediate and long-term hazards, such as those associated with earthquakes, flooding and sea-level rise. As the port’s lead geotechnical engineer for future programme phases, Fugro will use the MHRA inputs to develop and design optimal retrofit solutions for the port’s ageing seawall.
The main reason for the worry on an outright ban on single use plastics is escalating economic costs and job losses for people involved in the sector.- Latest India News from Opindia.com…
The crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic offers a chance to shift from a fossil-fuel based economy to a nature-based circular bioeconomy, said Britain’s heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles on Friday.
Speaking at the “Nature at the Heart of a Global Circular Economy” digital forum hosted by the Center for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF), Charles said the world should seize the opportunity provided by the global economic slowdown to adopt a renewable, regenerative and inclusive paradigm that supports biodiverse and resilient ecosystems.
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Economics professor Clair Brown says the approach can work for anyone who cares about people and the Earth.
A new purpose-led economy is in the making, with purpose anchored in corporate statutes, board and leadership accountability, and business strategy. The missing link, and the ultimate proof-point of a true transition in market systems towards equity and resource regeneration, will be the ability to manage the economics of impact, and systemically, actively, and transparently connect and reconcile the financial and societal objectives of the company. This is needed not just in management and internal decision-making, but to create the basis for collaboration with those most affected by inequities and resource depletion, and for reporting effectively to a rising tide of impact-oriented investors.