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IWD 2024: Are we investing enough in women and open-source?
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IWD 2024 puts spotlight on the need for greater investment and inclusion of women in the tech sector, particularly in the historically male-dominated world of open-source.
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IWD 2024: Championing women in cybersecurity every step of the way
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Amid a push for diversity in cybersecurity, experts highlight four key strategies to support women, potentially unlocking an additional $400 billion annually for the IT sector.
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IWD 2024: Digital tools key to opening the door for women’s economic empowerment
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Digital learning tools hold a potential catalyst for boosting the economic presence of women, as this IWD 2024 highlights, aiming to bridge the gap for unbanked women in Asia-Pacific.
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A digital revolution in animal conservation
Wed, 28th Feb 2024
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United Nations World Wildlife Day highlights the crucial role of digital innovation in enhancing animal conservation efforts, as demonstrated by IAR's partner YIARI's forest protection project in Indonesia.
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Fujitsu and Palantir expand partnership for societal and business transformation
Wed, 13th Dec 2023
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Fujitsu and Palantir strengthen their global partnership to boost societal and business transformation using AI and data integration.
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Netskope completes expansion of 'Localization Zones' in global private cloud
Tue, 12th Dec 2023
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Netskope's global private cloud expansion offers a localised safe browsing experience to users from over 220 countries.
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Bletchley Park AI summit highlights global threat & essential safety strategy
Tue, 7th Nov 2023
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Bletchley Park AI Safety Summit underscored serious artificial intelligence threats, urging for a global safety roadmap.
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Fortinet joins the United Nations Global Compact initiative
Fri, 29th Sep 2023
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Fortinet has joined the UNGC initiative, a voluntary platform for developing, implementing, and disclosing responsible business practices.
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14-year-old launches UN AI & mental health initiative
Tue, 26th Sep 2023
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The Dynamic Teen Coalition, co-led by an Australian teen, will debut at IGF 2023 in Kyoto, amplifying teen voices for a brighter technological future.
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Huawei joins ITU and IAEA's AI for Good 5G Challenge
Wed, 26th Jul 2023
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The 5G energy consumption modelling challenge, curated by Huawei, aims to develop machine learning models that reduce energy consumption.
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IGEL partners with Plant-for-the-Planet initiative
Wed, 22nd Mar 2023
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IGEL partners with Plant-for-the-Planet to support the Trillion Trees campaign, pledging to plant and protect 20,000 trees.
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NTT sinks to $41 million loss in New Zealand business
Mon, 10th Oct 2022
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NTT New Zealand has reported a $41.5 million loss for the year to the end of March 2022, driven by a $25 million write-down of goodwill.
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SAS recognised by leading bodies for promoting sustainable business practice
Tue, 19th Jul 2022
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SAS recognized for its sustainable practices and social good initiative using AI to combat deforestation in the Amazon.
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AIBP announces 2022 winners of ASEAN Tech for ESG Awards
Mon, 13th Jun 2022
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AIBP announces winners of ASEAN Tech for ESG Awards, recognizing companies' use of technology to achieve sustainability goals.
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Digital decarbonisation of the mining industry - now or never
Tue, 22nd Mar 2022
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With the rise of conscious consumerism and conscious capitalism, mining enterprises are facing pressure to shift to cleaner and more sustainable operations.
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Fujitsu addresses massive skills shortages with Global Strategic Partner Academy program
Tue, 14th Dec 2021
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Fujitsu launches Global Strategic Partner Academy to address critical skills shortages in the global IT industry.
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Security experts weigh in on United Nations hacking breach
Mon, 13th Sep 2021
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Hackers sold a United Nations employee's stolen username and password on the dark web for $1000, according to reports.
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UNESCO submits draft recommendations for ethical usage of AI
Fri, 2nd Jul 2021
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The draft includes a framework to ‘ensure digital transformations promote human rights and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals’.
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Lenovo extends carbon offset service to APAC
Fri, 15th Jan 2021
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Companies can choose offsets from selected United Nations-approved eco-friendly projects from around the globe when purchasing selected products.
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Time to take responsibility: E-waste - a global crisis
Fri, 3rd Jul 2020
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e-Waste is the world’s fastest-growing domestic waste stream, fueled by consumption rates of equipment, short life cycles, and few options for repair.
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University of Auckland takes top spot in sustainability rankings
Wed, 29th Apr 2020
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University of Auckland tops global uni sustainability rankings, excelling in UN goals.
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UN and Hackster.io partner up to take on COVID-19 in developing countries
Thu, 16th Apr 2020
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UNDP and Hackster.io partner to tackle COVID-19 with tech in vulnerable nations.
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NTT declares itself 'business avenger' for UN sustainability goals
Thu, 9th Apr 2020
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The UN Global Goals call for action to end poverty, protect Earth, and encourage peace and prosperity by 2030.
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UN telecommunications agency launches global platform to fortify countries' networks
Tue, 24th Mar 2020
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ITU unveils global platform to shield telecoms amid COVID-19 strain, ensuring vital network resilience.