Wednesday 26 January 2022

18 firms vow to achieve gender balance in leadership

Eighteen leading local and multinational companies in the UAE have signed a pledge to accelerate efforts to achieve gender equality in leadership.   This pledge, a first of its kind initiative for the UAE private sector, aims to increase gender balance in the wo


Masdar’s WiSER platform explores inclusiveness

Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER), one of Masdar’s outreach platforms, has explored the positive impact of energy access on inclusive sustainable development.    This was done at its virtual Annual Forum, held as part o


AFC raises $400m in loan for critical infrastructure in Africa

  Africa Finance Corporation, the continent's leading infrastructure solutions provider, has raised $400 million in a new syndicated loan to support the post-pandemic recovery through critical development of infrastructure.   


Rise in cargo theft types driven by conditions at US ports

Third quarter cargo theft data in the US shows storage facilities targeted in 45% of reported cases; up from 20% of recorded cases in the same quarter in 2020.     Fall in hijacking and robbery of vehicles from 67% to just 25% this year coincidental wi


Key enablers identified for smart city decarbonisation

A trio of smart governance, renewable energy sources and efficient urban restructuring have been identified as critical components in decarbonising transportation in smart cities, according to several smart infrastructure experts.    The experts were from U

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