Daily Archives: March 22, 2017

Building on legality to deliver sustainable timber and palm oil markets

Buyers and producers of forest and agricultural commodities, including timber, palm oil and cocoa, will meet with government and civil society representatives from Ghana, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon this month to discuss how legal compliance can support sustainable commodity markets. read more

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Swedish Steel Prize 2017 finalists lead the way with innovative design concepts​

/INS.Truly innovative design concepts pushing utilization of high-strength steels to the limits characterize this year’s four finalists for the Swedish Steel Prize. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Stockholm on May 11. read more

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Innotribe reveals the secrets to success for innovation in financial services

New research from Innotribe examines the inner workings of innovation within financial institutions, revealing the essentials for high performing innovation teams read more

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Despite a bold agenda for change, South African business executives claim organizations are not “change agile,” new Mercer study finds

Mercer’s study shares insights from over 7,500 perspectives globally, 462 of these in South Africa, and compares the views of senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from organizations around the world read more

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Algeria continues to face important challenges posed by lower oil prices

IMF Staff Completes 2017 Article IV Mission to Algeria read more

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Business Pivotal to Addressing Structural Inefficiencies in the Continent

Currently intra-Africa trade stands at a mere 12% compared with about 40% in North America and about 60% in Western Europe read more

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Africa Celebrates World Water Day 2017 – Wastewater as a Resource.

World Water Day

World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water. This year’s theme: Why waste water? in support of SDG 6.3 on improving water quality and reducing, treating and reusing wastewater. read more

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