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How Tunisia's Young Entrepreneurs Are Tackling the Country's Brain Drain

By Naomi Larsson Shares
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Since the Arab spring, in the face of high unemployment, 100,000 young people have left Tunisia. However, a growing number of startups and a culture of entrepreneurialism points to a brighter future for the country’s youth.

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Since the Arab spring, in the face of high unemployment, 100,000 young people have left Tunisia. However, a growing number of startups and a culture of entrepreneurialism points to a brighter future for the country’s youth.

Wiping Out Hunger in Africa Could Cost Just $5bn. What Are We Waiting For?

Ripping off the bandage of food aid and investing in self-sufficiency is the only way to fight malnutrition
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An independent study commissioned by the IFC (International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group) and conducted by the University of Chicago estimates that from 2016 to 2031, AIF will generate $756m for the people of Rwanda. If this initiative was replicated just 75 times, we could achieve lasting food security in Africa.

‘Drinkable, Pure, Safe’: The Business Bringing Affordable Clean Water to Bangladesh

Watersprint purifies contaminated water using technology based on blue LEDs, a development that won the Nobel prize in 2014. A collaboration with local entrepreneurs is bringing the tech to Bangladesh
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Across Bangladesh, water is readily available to 97% of the population, but it is not always fit for human consumption. As such, 4 million people do not have access to safe drinking water.

Investment With a Conscience: The Rise of Pension Fund-Based Impact Investing

The democratisation of impact investment and the link to inclusive business
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For pension funds, impact investing is not only investment with a conscience, it’s a stable financial choice that shows steady returns and weathers wider market fluctuations. And it’s what pension holders are increasingly asking for, says Tim Macready, CIO of Brightlight, an Australian impact investing company that has already invested A$150m (£80m) in pension funds in more than 200 companies in emerging markets.

Soft Skills: The Key to Future-proofing Jobs in India

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As the Indian economy rapidly embraces new tech, skills such as management and creativity become essential. We need to ensure low-income earners get necessary training, says Ivan Lukas.

Inside the Beijing 'Office' Inhabited by Human Guinea Pigs

by Helen Roxburgh
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In the fake offices and homes of the Well Living Lab, scientists monitor volunteers to identify ways to make them healthier and more productive.

To outsiders, the workers in this under-construction office on the northern outskirts of Beijing will look like a normal group of employees – but the workplace will be like no other in China.

The Aircraft Recycling Solutions Taking Flight

By Kerry Reals for The Guardian
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Originally published in The Guardian.

Amy Bann, director of sustainable materials at Boeing Commercial Aircraft, says that about 600 passenger planes are retired each year globally - which represents 2.5% of the world’s fleet - and “nearly 90% of the content by weight is reused or recycled”.

As Seen on The Guardian: UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Help Businesses Make an Impact

The SDGs, aimed at bettering the world, present business opportunities through development. Corporations can focus on goals that relate to their strengths, like those involving healthcare or education
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The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) need governments, businesses and civil society to work in tandem to battle poverty, hunger, poor health and education, climate change, inequality, and sustainability.

As Seen on The Guardian: Ships, Planes and Automobiles Take a Load Off to Go Green

Lightweighting – the reduction of a vehicle’s mass to enhance performance – is helping manufacturers meet fuel efficiency targets, thus shrinking their customers’ carbon footprints
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People aren’t the only ones with weight loss goals for the new year. To increase fuel efficiency and minimize their carbon footprints, transportation companies are making an effort to shed pounds, too.

As Seen on The Guardian: How to Help Young People Prepare for Careers in Sustainability

Want your children or students to be ready for the new kinds of jobs that are only now being invented? These four steps will help you help them get that dream green gig
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There’s a green shift happening in the workplace as sustainability- and conservation-focused jobs grow across all sectors. Pathways to these positions are constantly evolving, though, and it can be daunting for students to map out their career paths.

So the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is helping to educate and engage young people interested in sustainability jobs. Ahead of NWF’s EcoCareers Conference, here are four steps students can take to help get that dream green job.

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