Understanding the environmental impact of digital collectibles

NFTs have taken pop culture by storm over the past year. On a nearly daily basis, a new celebrity announces their interest in the emerging technology — usually by dropping an NFT collection. From Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction NFTs to Snoop Dogg’s NFT music label, a wide range of notableContinue Reading

‘MICE is pivotal to our 2030 strategy’

Mubarak Al Shamsi, Director, Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau, Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi says MICE is a critical catalyst for the recovery of the tourism sector Abu Dhabi abounds with a fascinating range of landscapes, offering experiences for every kind of traveller whether they seekContinue Reading

Responsible tech jobs are on the rise

Rebekah Tweed first became interested in tech ethics as a music reporter. She was covering a Taylor Swift concert, and the artist had accidentally courted controversy after using facial recognition technology to scan crowds for stalkers. “It struck me that they weren’t fully thinking through the implications of some ofContinue Reading

Biden Restores Climate to Environmental Law, Reversing Trump

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced Tuesday that it is restoring parts of a bedrock environmental law, once again requiring that climate impacts be considered and local communities have input before federal agencies approve highways, pipelines and other major projects. The administration has resurrected requirements of the 50-year-old National EnvironmentalContinue Reading

How bancassurance can keep pace with retail banking in Asia–Pacific

April 29, 2022Bancassurance is an important distribution channel for insurance products across Asia–Pacific; in 2018 alone, around 31 percent of life insurance premiums in the region came from bancassurance.1 This is partly driven by the retail banking industry’s transition to serve customers primarily through digital banking. In addition, many “superContinue Reading

Novobrief Presents: The 15 Best Places to Work in Spain

The Spanish startup ecosystem has experienced significant growth in recent years. In the first quarter of 2022 alone, over €1.2 billion was invested in Spain’s emerging companies – already more than was raised in all of 2020. To boost the country’s post-pandemic economic recovery and modernization, the government has introducedContinue Reading