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What are Green skills? Do you already have them?

Green skills are defined as “the knowledge, abilities, values and attitudes needed to live in, develop and support a sustainable and resource-efficient society”. [1] [2] In business context, these are essentially any skills that contribute towards creating products or services which have positive Environmental impact. Transition to Green economy for a low carbon future is …

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Diversity & Inclusion are not buzzwords. They are the missing link to sustainability.

In the 21st century, discussion surrounding diversity & inclusion (D&I) has become more prevalent in the world of business. Every year, studies and research only seem to strengthen the business case for diversity & inclusion. As per McKinsey & Company’s notable reports Diversity Matters (2015), Delivering through Diversity (2018) and Diversity Still Matters (2020), diversity …

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Can global supply chains continue to thrive?

In 1980, Nobel Laureate and economist Milton Friedman championed global free markets as fostering “productive efficiency, harmony and peace among the peoples of the world” [1]. He made this statement while explaining how people and organizations from multiple countries cooperate in manufacturing of a pencil. Since then, the world has come a long way having …

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Earth Day 2022: How can businesses invest in the planet?

Today is Earth Day and this year’s theme is ‘invest in our planet’. On this day, it is impossible to ignore the latest review on climate change issued by IPCC – the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which consists of world’s leading climate scientists. Essentially, it is a final warning that it is now …

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Estonia brings more to the world besides Digital Innovation

This week, we celebrate the 104th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.While Estonia is a small country with a population of about 1.3 million, it is a country with big innovative ideas. It has already made a name for itself as the world’s first digital society and as the silicon valley of Europe. Notable international …

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EU is deep in energy crisis. Is there a way out?

Europe in particular is experiencing a difficult situation in the current global energy crisis. EU has seen an unprecedented rise in energy prices with benchmark European natural gas prices sharply climbing by nearly 400% in 2021. [i] As of January 2022, energy costs in EU are 54% higher than 2020 levels. [ii] This winter, households …

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Circular Economy in Construction Industry

In a previous blog article we discussed the importance of circular economy principles in manufacturing industries such as packaging. In this article, we would like to explore the importance of circular economy in the construction and building industry. Why is implementation of circular economy model in the construction industry important? Construction and buildings have a significant …

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