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Cleaning up the plastic pollution pandemic

The pandemic has seen a surge in single-use plastics, with disposable masks, gloves and other PPE equipment ceaselessly washing up on beaches across the globe. If we act now to tackle the urgent issue of plastic pollution, this could be a pivotal moment in the fight for cleaner oceans, writes Howard Angel, marine ecologist

Pests cost the economy billions every year – but natural predators can help

As governments shun the use of insecticides, companies and farmers are unleashing natural predators to protect their crops against pests

Will an IPO be enough to create new success for Airbnb?

As Airbnb approaches its highly anticipated initial public offering, security concerns are bringing the platform under increasing scrutiny

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The future of remote working

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced thousands of businesses to let their staff work remotely, but many of these firms might not be as technologically prepared for the situation as they thought

Japan fights flooding from below the surface

Japan’s G-Cans storm drain is thought to be the largest of its kind, but even this enormous system may not be enough to protect the nation against increasingly frequent floods

Saudi Arabia’s radical new oil strategy

Earlier this year, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman introduced a new strategy that was designed to further monetise the country’s oil reserves. If it continues, the dynamics of the global energy markets could permanently shift

The rise of robot recruitment

Increasingly, businesses are using artificial intelligence tools to streamline the recruitment process. While this saves time, it is also creating new challenges for applicants

Human connection is more important than ever as the world battles COVID-19

The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted supply chains and impacted productivity globally. In this period of uncertainty, organisations can still succeed by embracing empathetic leadership and innovative technologies

ICANN rejects controversial sale of .org internet domain names

A proposal to sell the .org domain to a private equity group has been voted down after months of criticism from non-profit organisations  

SoftBank announces $41bn asset sale after COVID-19 struggles

After SoftBank’s share price took a hit due to the economic turmoil brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, CEO Masayoshi Son announced a huge asset sale to shore up finances

How can companies respond when environmental protection is demanded by consumers?

As environmental crises wreak havoc across the globe, consumers are demanding more from the business world. In turn, companies are waking up to the fact that maximising shareholder profits is no longer the be-all and end-all

AI program that can imitate Shakespeare replicated by two graduates

When OpenAI developed software powerful enough to write hyper-realistic fake news, it decided not to release it to the public for fear it could be exploited. But then, two graduates built a version of the program using the original code, prompting debate on ownership in the murky world of open-source code

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