Global Corporate Response Against COVID-19 Virus
As the world unites to fight and manage the challenges presented by the global Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic, a number of companies across the globe are doing their bit to protect staff, engage local community, educate customers and directly contribute to fight against the virus.
Mina Cobre Las Cruces: Leading Spain’s Mining Turnaround
In 2019, the mine commemorates 10 years of copper production, as well as 25 years since the discovery of its rich copper deposit in 1994. In a recent conversation with the mine’s CEO, Juan Pedro Soler, he told us: “An anniversary like this is always a time to look back and see how far we have come but also an opportunity to look to the future, to face the new projects and challenges ahead with optimism and confidence.”
Sustainability and key trends in the mining sector in Namibia
Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important issue in the mining sector across Africa, and Namibia is no exception. As a country with a rich history of mining and blessed with multiple extractive assets, it is important for mining operations to consider the long-term impact of their activities on the environment and local communities.
UK workers are driving a digital-first revolution
We’re now one year on from the ‘great home-working shift’ and in that time, much has been made about the accelerated digital transformation businesses have had to embrace, and how this might negatively impact a dispersed workforce. But has anyone stopped to gauge how those impacted individuals feel about this ever-growing proliferation of—and reliance on —technology? Well, they should, because in the UK at least, what you’re likely to find is that this digital revolution isn’t just being forced on companies by external factors, trends or pandemics. It’s a revolution being driven from the ground up, by the workers who are navigating digital solutions everyday to do their best work while away from the office.
Infrastructure projects to watch in Australia in 2021
The impact of the pandemic has exacerbated the need for increased government spending. For instance, a 200% increase in migration from major cities to regional cities means that there is a rise in demand for utilities in regional cities. Unemployment has also been another major fallout of the pandemic. As of November 2020, Australia’s unemployment stood at 6.8%.
The Future of Shipping is Autonomous
There was a time when ships at sea without any crew on board were called ‘ghost ships.’ Not anymore. Yara International, with the help of the Norwegian state, is at an advanced stage of planning for an autonomous, full electric cargo ship. Yara International believes the ship, 70 metres long and 14 metres wide and with 120 containers on board, will be able to replace up to 40,000 journeys per year currently made by its diesel counterparts
Power Road:The Power Under Your Feet
Mankind has truly only scratched the surface of the potential to find power that can be harnessed everywhere in our surroundings. In many of our daily interactions with the city, we’re generating energy without even knowing it. For example, the heat generated by millions of cars on tarmac streets is a form of energy which goes unharnessed, missing out on just one of a number of potential fonts of energy that could yield thousands of gigawatts every year - even reducing environmental impact in the process