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Who cares, wins. Why ESG is important for your business.

Attention to Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) considerations can reduce project risks, build social support for projects and generate incremental value. (Kerogen Capital 2019) The idea that investors who integrate corporate environmental, social and governance risks can improve returns is now rapidly spreading across capital markets on all continents. In Europe, for example, a critical mass …

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Responsible Investment in Oil & Gas. A case for Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG).

What is Responsible Investing and how should we measure it? These are two of the questions that we hope investors, operators, policy makers and NGOs will challenge and answer during this conference. Responsible Investment seems to be currently determined primarily by the volume of carbon an organisation releases to the environment. We believe it should …

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VUU launches the Actionable Business Plan Competition. Up to two million shillings to be won.

The Virtual University of Uganda is offering its first actionable business plan competition that will catalyze a culture of innovative, actionable problem-solving at VUU and encourage ethical, socially responsible business development in Uganda and beyond. This will be an annual event. This competition is being sponsored by an American company whose owner has ties to …

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Health and Safety nightmare as Fuel Truck explosions claim lives in Uganda and Tanzania.

At least 17 people died after a tanker truck carrying fuel exploded at a small trading center in western Uganda, police said on Monday.The truck lost control and crashed into three other vehicles before bursting into flames, causing the parked vehicles to explode in Rubirizi district on Sunday, according to a statement from Uganda police.Nine …

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Six Steps for Creating a Future-Ready Workforce

Adapted from Dassault Systèmes. In order to prepare for a successful workforce of the future, employees, employers, academia and governments together need to create innovative ways to anticipate and expand opportunities to workers to access training and look beyond the traditional university degree program. The recent PwC report entitled Workforce of the Future – competing forces shaping 2030 – states that we …

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The opportunities of Artificial Intelligence for Education

Adapted from GBSN Blog Education as a sector has proven stubbornly resistant to change. Despite significant progress in technology, classroom instruction remains unchanged from decades ago. While students have rapidly adopted social media and online collaboration, they do not fully utilize learning tools in most courses. While the consumerization of other slow-to-change sectors such as …

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