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Finally, Some Good Financial News – The Pandemic is Accelerating Growth in ESG Investments

Finally, Some Good Financial News – The Pandemic is Accelerating Growth in ESG Investments

The impact of the current slowdown in economic activities worldwide has been generally negative and depressing. The world economy has fallen into a recession, practically every sector of the global economy has been affected and the ripple effects of this impact can neither be overstated nor ignored. At the onset of all this, early estimates...

How the Pandemic is Helping to Expand the African Tourism Sector

How the Pandemic is Helping to Expand the African Tourism Sector

In 2018, the African tourism industry experienced a 5.6% growth making it the second-fastest growing tourism sector in the world after Asia Pacific. In 2019, it remained in second place, experiencing additional growth and from all indications, 2020 was set to be yet another wonderful year for the industry. There were wild projections for more...

Toppling Historical Statues and Retrospective Morality: Just How Far Can We Go?

Toppling Historical Statues and Retrospective Morality: Just How Far Can We Go?

2020 has been the year of unimaginable upheavals in practically every sphere of human life. For one, extant coronavirus pandemic has challenged life as we know while questioning the very fiber of modern day capitalism and shaking the core of our global economy. Human relationships, workplace politics, governments and everything else in between has been...

Beyond the BLM Protests: Sustaining Real Diversity and Inclusivity in Fashion

Beyond the BLM Protests: Sustaining Real Diversity and Inclusivity in Fashion

The last few weeks have witnessed some of the greatest upheavals of our time for various industries. The protest against police brutality in the United States and agitation for the dignity of Black lives have grown into a much-needed global conversation on race, racism and discrimination. Starting with the police and the education sector down...

Why Addressing Racial Injustice is Imperative in the Climate Change and Sustainability Movements

Why Addressing Racial Injustice is Imperative in the Climate Change and Sustainability Movements

The climate crisis is one of the biggest challenges facing humanity in modern times. Some people find this hard to believe though because in day-to-day life, the climate concern does not translate into an immediate worry. Put differently, when you consider that so far, no city has been swallowed by water or any of the...

Should China Pay Reparations for the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Should China Pay Reparations for the COVID-19 Pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has so far been a health disaster of immense proportions. In fact, throughout this century, humankind has not witnessed a health catastrophe of such proportions as this. Over 400,000 people have been killed, and thousands more are still unable to go about their businesses as they normally would. As if these aren’t...

Binary Thinking and Polarization: Life is Not Black and White and Global Discussions Shouldn’t Be Either

Binary Thinking and Polarization: Life is Not Black and White and Global Discussions Shouldn’t Be Either

Our world seems to be constantly in turmoil. When there is no outright crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, then there are always contentious issues. Issues such as racism, capitalism, immigration, poverty and gender are constantly under discussion. Generally, these discussions are held to proffer solutions. Due to their near-universal and complex nature, one would expect...