Tuesday , September 28th , 2021  

With the World Bank’s “Doing Business” Out of Business, What Should Come Next?

By Ian RichardsGENEVA, Sep 24 2021 – Last week the World Bank announced it was “discontinuing” its “Doing Business” report, which ranks countries on the ease of opening and operating a company. It cited the outcome of an investigation that found the World Bank had changed the rankings under pressure of funding. This wasn’t the first time the rankings had come in for criticism. A 2008...

Replacing Monopolies with Impact Rewards

Image by SilvanaGodoy from Pixabay By Thomas PoggeSep 24 2021 – Impact Funds would make the business of innovation more cost-effective and enable a triple win for the potential beneficiaries of innovations. Globalized in 1995 through the TRIPS Agreement, humanity’s dominant mechanism for encouraging innovations involves 20-year product patents. Such temporary monopolies give innovators exclusive...

‘Building Back Better’: Jordan’s Road to Green Economic Recovery

Solar water heaters on top of buildings are found across Jordan. The country has embarked upon a climate-responsive economy recovery and a new growth trajectory strategy. Photo Credit: NDC Partnership By Sania FarooquiNEW DELHI, India, Sep 24 2021 – For the first time in decades, Jordan’s economy contracted in 2020. COVID-19 took a heavy toll on the economy, and it was concerning for the...

Global Law Firm Launches International Arbitrator Firm in Canada

TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wasel & Wasel Arbitrator Services Inc. (WWAS) is the world's first provider of arbitrators focusing on the Canadian and Middle Eastern markets, providing unfettered access to arbitrators, and high–end services to arbitrators. Operating out of Toronto, Canada, WWAS has become home to elite and specialized arbitrators with the roster consisting...

Upfield announces commitments to reduce world hunger by supporting smallholder farmers

Amsterdam, Sept. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ahead of the UN Food Systems Summit in New York City, Upfield, the world's leading producer of plant–based butters, margarines, creams and cheeses, has announced its commitment to enhance the livelihoods of 140,000 smallholder farmers and plant–based entrepreneurs. As part of this commitment, Upfield has become a signatory of the...

On the Verge of Change

Combines harvesting durum wheat in Enchant, Alberta, Canada. GPS-programmed, they are already driverless except for going around corners, August 2021. Credit: Trevor Page By Marwa AwadOTTAWA, Canada, Sep 23 2021 – Current food systems are no longer fit for the 21st century. Inequitable distribution, poor nutritional habits, and climate change are three issues breaking down our global food systems...

How Transforming Food Systems Could Unlock a $12 Trillion Global Windfall

By Agnes KalibataNEW YORK, Sep 23 2021 – With the world still counting the social and economic costs of the Covid-19 pandemic, amid a fresh “code red” on the climate crisis, food may not seem like the most pressing threat to humanity. Yet transforming entire food systems around the world offers the solution to the $12 trillion challenge many have not yet realised we are facing. The existential...

How Satellite Technologies Can Aid Fiji, Other Pacific Island Nations to Build Climate Resilience

Sepesa Curuki and his daughter Lupe. The family is heartbroken about leaving their ancestral lands but their home is no longer safe after being battered by intense and frequent cyclones, flooding and erosion. Credit: Sepesa Curuki By Neena BhandariSydney, Australia, Sep 23 2021 – Sepesa Curuki and his community are coming to terms with the prospect of relocation from Cogea village on Fiji’s...

Bolder Surgical announces global launch of the CoolSeal™ Vessel Sealing Platform

LOUISVILLE, COLORADO, Sept. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bolder Surgical today announced the global launch of its CoolSeal Vessel Sealing platform. CoolSeal has been in use since October 2020 in the U.S., and with the new international regulatory approvals the devices are available in over 20 countries around the world. Bolder Surgical provides surgeons precision electrosurgical instruments...

Bombardier Expands Customer Offerings at Dallas Service Centre with New Interior Repair and Refurbishment Capabilities

Bombardier to offer customers full spectrum of services from touch–ups to full cabin refurbishments With continued high demand for OEM services in the region, enhancements will further support customers in the U.S. and Latin America Enhanced capability is the latest addition to Bombardier's expanding customer service network, which is growing its footprint by 50% MONTRÉAL, Sept. 22,...