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Technology is Key to Driving Sustainability in Fashion

Technology is Key to Driving Sustainability in Fashion

Are you aware of the tremendous negative environmental impact of the fashion industry? “The clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world … second only to oil. It is a really nasty business,” Eileen Fisher, clothing industry magnate and environmental award recipient declared.1 Indeed, the glamorous world of fashion is a major contributor...

The Lay Person’s Guide to the Paris Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Lay Person’s Guide to the Paris Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development or more commonly referred to as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are two of the world’s most important multilateral agreements in recent times. What is the Paris Agreement?  The Paris Agreement, hailed as “historic, durable and ambitious,”1 is an affirmative global action...

The Causes of World Poverty and Why It Persists

The Causes of World Poverty and Why It Persists

Billions, even trillions of dollars have been spent to combat poverty the world over. We have different multilateral organizations such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, the United Nations etc.; government and non-government organizations; private businesses and philanthrophies which  have made it their mission to fight poverty and bring about development. Unfortunately, while there...

Brexit: The Global Rise of “New” Politics?

Brexit: The Global Rise of “New” Politics?

Political upheavals in different parts of the world seem to be the norm this year. Is this the start of an era for  “new” politics? Trump is trumping. In the United States, the meteoric rise of Donald Trump is causing shockwaves in the political landscape. Bold and brash, his plan to run for the US...