U.S. corporate boards still lack women.
More women on corporate boards means more opportunities for women, and better performances by businesses.
The Groningen gas field in the Netherlands was discovered in 1959, and is the largest natural gas field in Europe.
The case for carbon pricing is not as ironclad as the case for climate action.
Combining design innovation methods with medical disciplines such as microbiology can help tackle health related challenges.
Wonders of the world.
Machines mostly innovate on narrow dataset, which limits their creativity.
The US research funder is widely admired, but does the UK have the guts to start its own version?
Year 7 students at the International School of Helsinki, Finland, doing a sustainable development exercise with the author (top left) and fellow teacher Rachael Thrash.
My year of buying almost nothing saved me thousands of dollars – but also taught me valuable lessons as a teacher, including about the benefits of failure.
The ability of online retailers to offer next-day delivery service for an annual fee or at an affordable price has dynamically changed the retail business and shifted sales from in-store to online.
Innovation is integral to the success of Canadian retailers and encouraging consumers to shop in stores as well as online. The big strategic risk is not innovating and failing, but failing to innovate.
The GPS system of global positioning satellites is just one of the innovations that have sprung from the US military and transformed our lives.
The US defence industry spawned the IT revolution. It gives us tips for how to limit climate change, but not a complete road map.
Buildings at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, illuminated by George Westinghouse’s alternating current.
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Long before Apple vs. Microsoft or Facebook vs. Google, there was Edison vs. Westinghouse.
Racial bias and exclusion hinders the potential of the social economy sector.
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Although Black, Indigenous and people of colour have been shown to do more with less resources, government funding to bolster social and economic innovation doesn't tend to reach these communities.
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer speaks to supporters in Trois-Rivieres, Que. on Sept. 11, 2019. Scheer’s non-position on research and innovation is a cause for concern.
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Historically, the Canadian government supported Canadian innovation and discovery. This support will be threatened if a Conservative government is voted in.
Struggling to take off.
Contrary to popular belief, entrepreneurship has been on a worryingly downward trend since the 1980s – here's why.
Ideas shouldn’t be confined to academic institutions but should aid a country’s development.
Universities, industry and government should work together so that knowledge translates into socio-economic benefits.
Communications infrastructure and investing in skills will be vital to success in the 21st century.
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Australia is falling behind other countries in digital skills and infrastructure, but smarter planning and investment can turn things around.
Traditional banks don't understand the challenge they face from fintech disruptors and their competitive advantage is on the wane.
Germany's rising inequality shows what happens when consumers and companies don't widely embrace innovation.
Our understanding of where new and exciting ideas come from in the business world is backwards.
The teaching of science and technology in ECOWAS states needs a boost.
Policies that will drive investment and change the structure of economies in the West African sub region are facing several challenges.
It’s a mess, but is it all bad?
New technologies and services aren't creating irreversible damage, even though they do generate some harms. Preemptive bans would stifle innovation and block potential solutions to real problems.
Is there still time to reach the ‘off’ button?
Legal bans and moratoriums on other emerging technologies need not be permanent or absolute, but the more powerful a technology is, the more care it requires to operate safely.