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Ingersoll Rand Introduces Future Climate Company, Trane Technologies

Press Release

Ingersoll-Rand plc (NYSE: IR) today introduced its pure-play climate company, announcing the new company name, strategy and executive leadership team.

Allied Against Cancer: Leveraging Technology and Multi-Sector Collaboration to Help Improve the Quality of Cancer Care in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Dr. Solomon Assefa
Blog

Scientists in Africa have co-led the development of new tools to help oncologists in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Since the mid-1980s, infectious diseases, HIV and AIDS have been the main focus of health initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa. But with more than 800,000 new cancer cases each year in the region, and an incidence rate that’s projected to double by 2040, we must help address this growing epidemic.

What Learning Should Be: Skillsbuild Creates a Path for Lifelong Learning Journey

By Lisa Neddam
Blog

Change is the one constant. Our learning tools must keep up with, even anticipate what learners need. Consider, “By 2030, as many as 375 million workers globally will have to master fresh skills as their current jobs evolve alongside the rise of automation and AI-capable machines.”

IBMers Build STEM Skills in One of Latin America's Fastest Growing Tech Economies

By Selma Pacheco Jimenez
Blog

Mexico is the largest Spanish-speaking economy in Latin America and has one of the region’s fastest growing tech industries. More than one-third of our population is under 25 years old, and we graduate over 120,000 engineers a year. VC activity is strong, with an increase of 61% in the number of deals over 2017.

Human Traffickers on Notice as IBM Activates AI Crime Fighting Tool

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IBM has activated the Traffik Analysis Hub (TA Hub), used by public, private, and not-for-profit organizations as they collaborate to disrupt human trafficking. TA Hub, which uses IBM AI and IBM public cloud, was developed on a pro bono basis and features technology donated by IBM. The system enables authorized organizations, such as financial service companies, NGOs, and law enforcement agencies, to collaborate on a continuous basis.

Human Rights Day 2019: BSR Reflections on the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

Blog

By: Francesca Manta, Manager; Aude Ucla, Manager; Céline da Graça Pires, Associate; Jenny Vaughan, Human Rights Director (BSR)

Research: How Technology Could Promote Growth in 6 African Countries

by Bhaskar ChakravortiRavi and Shankar Chaturvedi
Article

Africa is closely watched as the next big growth market – a description that has persisted for a while. There are many reasons for optimism: the African continent is home to

The Analytics of Hope

Data-driven community development in New Orleans
Article

There was a time, just a few decades ago, when the Claiborne Corridor was bustling. The string of neighborhoods that cuts across New Orleans nurtured a world-renowned jazz scene. Hundreds of black-owned businesses dotted tree-lined avenues, selling everything from insurance to gumbo. In its mid-20th century heyday, the area was nothing short of the cultural and commercial epicenter of the city’s African-American community.

Sustainable Investing: The Enduring Revolution

Outlook for 2020 and Beyond
Blog

by Leslie Samuelrich, President of Green Century Funds 

The climate crisis is precipitating a sustainable investment revolution, and I think that revolution will endure in 2020.

When the environmentally-responsible mutual fund company that I lead was founded in 1991, the average investor was not concerned about sustainability. Times have changed. Nearly 80 percent of respondents to a recent study said that they “love the idea of investing in companies that care about the same issues” as them. This isn’t just lip service.

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