Air quality is not a problem that only pertains to specific areas of the world, but rather it affects us all—and most of us don't even know it. Recently, Mexico City, one of the largest cities in the Western hemisphere, had

One of the main attributes of the developed economy is an advanced system of fundraising. Most of the countries, especially those with developing economies do not have an ecosystem that allows attracting investments for SMEs. I have already written about the

The circular economy is a promising way to promote a positive future, and overcome the current linear production system, based on constant extraction of raw materials, exacerbated consumption, and disposal of goods. As a result of this system, we face

For this week’s Silicon Valley Insider, we are shifting our focus from pollution and agriculture to another major area of concern for the United States: healthcare. It’s no secret that the US Healthcare system has its issues, primary among them

In 2018 the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 Degrees C which outlines the disastrous effects of climate change and urging that “changes in individual behavior can make a difference.” Paulina

Once again, Facebook is shaking the world. After multiple privacy violations, with a potential $5bn fine from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which opened an investigation in response to the Cambridge Analytica revelations, now Facebook has come up with 

Abraham and George are auto mechanics with large shops in a southeastern city of Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. A visit to their shops presents a picture of cars everywhere with many “boys” working on them. Even frequent customers find it

In late March, many were devastated by the news that yet another student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had taken their own life—a full year after the Valentine’s Day tragedy that changed thousands of lives forever. The student had

We live in an era where climate change will increase the number and severity of natural disasters — impacting more communities. Drought, wildfires, extreme heat events, and hurricanes will continue to afflict communities. This increase will occur not only in traditional

Our featured Silicon Valley Insider is addressing one of the most serious threats to our planet's coasts and lakes: nutrient pollution. Last week, Phospholutions, a State College, PA-based fertilizer startup, raised up to $1.5m in funding. Backers in the deal included 1855

Worldwide Trends Point to a Brighter Future for Renewable Infrastructure and SDG Financing As the CEO of Bertelsmann Stiftung recently pointed out, “the clock is ticking on the SDGs.” But the same clock is also ticking on global warming. As climate

I recently participated in several European events dedicated to the circular economy including the World Circular Economy Forum in Helsinki earlier this month. At these events I heard many assumptions, judgments, and even praise of contemporary consumers. As population numbers

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