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We are entering the winter in the Northern hemisphere, coronavirus is spreading much faster than it was at its first peak.

It took 10 months to reach over 1 million deaths worldwide and just 17 days to surpass 1.1 million. If this trend continues, it will take less than 5 months to reach 2 million deaths.

Countries across Europe are reinstating partial lockdowns following the resurgence of cases and governments are facing serious healthcare challenges as intensive care units are filling up quickly.

Understandably, people have become fatigued from following draconian measures for several months. The lockdowns are testing the…

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The Academy Award-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire depicts the story of Jamal Malik, an 18-year-old orphan who lives in Dharavi, the biggest slum in Asia. Jamal surprises everyone by answering every question correctly on the Indian version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’

Founded in 1882, Dharavi is home to nearly one million people. The population density is more than ten times the rest of Mumbai, but it is probably the most efficient square meter usage in the world in terms of productivity. …

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Suddenly you realize that power, beauty and money are worthless, and won’t get you the oxygen you’re fighting for. Yet, the world continues in its beauty and only puts humans in cages. I think the world is sending us a message: You are not essential. The air, earth, water and sky without you are fine and when you come back, remember that you are my guests and not my masters — Anonymous

A coyote roaming empty streets in Chicago, US. Mountain goats in Trinity Square, Wales. A sika deer crossing the road in Japan… Himalayas seen for the first time…

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“What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well. It helps humankind to rise above themselves.” ― John M. Barry, The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History

We are in the midst of a black swan situation as the coronavirus pandemic continues to pose an extreme threat to the global community. The outbreak is disrupting millions of lives around the world and my heart goes out to the people who have been affected in a myriad of ways. Let us pay tribute to the healthcare workers and essential staff who…

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Imagine paying less if you choose to drive a cleaner car or use a more efficient heating system — would you think twice? People are encouraged to do less of something when extra charges are incurred which is why carbon pricing policies have gained so much popularity as an effective enabler in addressing climate change. By putting a price on carbon, countries and industries are encouraged to limit their use of fossil fuels, thus shifting to cleaner energy sources and technologies and, consequentially, reducing their contribution to the climate crisis. …

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The climate crisis has reached urgent levels and current sustainable production and consumption models are largely responsible. Technology companies have a responsibility to make innovations that enable and support sustainable consumption.

Last year’s announcement by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was a red flag to us all. We now have only 11 years left to respond to the climate crisis and the current trend lines are unmistakable: global carbon emissions hit a record high in 2018 whilst, at the same time, we destroyed the equivalent of 30 football fields of forest every minute of every day. Add to…

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11th October marks #WorldObesityDay, an annual campaign designed to stimulate and support practical actions that will help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight and reverse the global obesity crisis.

The global problem of childhood obesity is very close to our hearts. As a brand, we are passionate about empowering consumers to live healthier lives. Which is why last year we launched #EatLikeAPro, a campaign which, in partnership with FC Barcelona, aims to encourage families and their children around the world to eat healthier food.

Sadly, the obesity epidemic shows no sign of slowing. There are currently 41 million children…

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There’s a lot of discussion these days among the business media, academics and think tanks about the need for companies to be agile. Agility is fast becoming one of the most important trends in business — as well as one of the most overused words in the field. Why is this? And what does everyone mean by agility?

First, let’s look at the basic definition of business agility: “ability of a business system to rapidly respond to change by adapting its initial stable configuration”

Second, it’s important to understand what an agile company looks like. …

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Phi Phi Islands — an astonishing tropical spot in Thailand — is one of the most popular destinations for millions of tourists and sailing enthusiasts. Surrounded by white-sand beaches, crystal-blue water with emerald green vegetation, this archipelago was one of my favorite routes for sailing twenty years ago. During my visit earlier this year, I was shocked to see the environmental damage caused by tons of bags, plastic bottles, lighters, and needles simply dumped into the sea. The mass was knee deep on the beach.

Maya Bay, part of Phi Phi Islands and famous for Danny Boyle’s ‘The Beach’ movie…

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#WorldWaterDay offers an important opportunity for us to learn lessons from the global water crisis reassess the true value of water and consider our own contribution to solving these problems.

Cape Town at the southern tip of the African continent is a world heritage site combining natural beauty and a cosmopolitan lifestyle. But Cape Town, where I once dreamed of living, has recently attracted international attention, not for its unique views, culture, vineyards, or wildlife, but for an unprecedented water crisis caused by severe drought aggravated by climate change.

Since early February, Cape Town — a city of four million people — has told its citizens to limit their water use to 50 liters per day. To put that into context, imagine having a four-minute morning shower or running your…

Hakan Bulgurlu

CEO, Arçelik

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