The Race to Stop a Plastics Plant Scores a Crucial Win

As an old saying goes, you can’t fight city hall, meaning government. But the people of St. James Parish, La., did just that—and they won a major court victory against a massive plastics plant supported by the governor, state and local legislators, the business community and local power brokers. LedContinue Reading

Banks race to implement digital transformation ecosystem

VIETNAM, September 18 – HÀ NỘI – The local banking sector, currently undergoing drastic restructuring, will have more opportunities to improve its financial capacity as well as learn modern business models and management from UK partners after the UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKEVFTA) takes effect, according to banking insiders. UKContinue Reading

Clients make transaction at a HSBC Vietnam transaction office in HCM City. (Photo courtersy of HSBC) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) – The local banking sector, currently undergoing drastic restructuring, will have more opportunities to improve its financial capacity as well as learn modern business models and management from UK partners after theContinue Reading

The Strategic Race to Sustainability

When Belgian recycler Umicore recognized that there were likely to be scarcities in key metals (including lithium and cobalt) as the global energy transition progressed, it created a closed-looped business model that aims to turn waste into feedstock for its customers and its own clean mobility production. The company alsoContinue Reading

India Semiconductor Mission is Taking Shape to Compete in Global Chip Making Race

With the global chip shortage, fuelled by the Covid-19 pandemic and geopolitical circumstances, affecting several smartphone and automobile industries, the government has launched the ‘Semiconductor Mission’ to establish a self-reliance and give boost to India’s fast-expanding electronics manufacturing and innovation ecosystem. The Union Cabinet has approved the ‘Semicon India’ programmeContinue Reading

Leading environmental NGOs not consulted on Hal Far race track

The government’s track record with noise regulation has made it difficult to trust that the Ħal Far racetrack project will be taking the same matters seriously, co-founder of leading local environmental NGO Flimkien Għal-Ambjent Ahjar (FAA) Astrid Vella told The Shift. This newsroom contacted Malta’s leading environmental NGOs after severalContinue Reading