By: Monica Kundu, Head of IT for BOMA Project

Wildfires are ravaging much of the western half of the United States. Hurricanes are hitting the Caribbean in above-average numbers this year. Record-setting temperatures topped 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Siberia in June. And California introduced the world to the terrifying reality of something called fire tornadoes in August. The timely arrival of Climate Week, an annual event promoting awareness and global action, feels more relevant and critical than ever.

And while everyone is prone to extreme weather, this issue, like so many others, undoubtedly hits poor, vulnerable, and underserved populations hardest.

In East Africa, where the land is arid to begin with, the changing climate is already having a devastating impact. The weather in Kenya and Uganda, which is largely dictated by the temperature of the Indian Ocean, has produced extremes on both ends of the spectrum: heavy rains during … Read more

Exactly six months after the FTSE 100 index hit its lowest point in the year, the spectre of a stock market crash is raising its head again. So far in September, the index has closed below the 6,000 in half of the 16 trading sessions. By comparison, levels were more often than not above 6,000 in June, July, and August.  

Why a stock market crash can happen

While as investors, we’d really like the worst to be avoided, seeing this trend, we should be prepared for another stock market crash. Here are three catalysts that could trigger a crash – though this is by no means an exhaustive list:

#1. Coronavirus cases surge: The race between the virus and the humans trying to control it seems to be intensifying. Increasing incidences of Covid-19 has prompted the UK government to implement fresh restrictions on public life. While there’s hope of better … Read more

What would you risk for a better life?

That’s a question Central Americans have been grappling with for decades. Most have two choices. They can head north in search of that better life in the U.S. Or they can seek economic opportunity in the only industries thriving in the region—organized crime and narcotics trafficking.

U.S. policies are largely to blame for this dysfunction. For over a century, the U.S. government has supported Central American neocolonial dictatorships, whose rampant corruption has destroyed local economies. For example, the U.S. last year sent more than $162 million in aid to Honduras, whose dubiously elected President the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York has connected to drug trafficking.

The good news is that better U.S. policy—one that more directly engages our Central American neighbors—can help solve these crises.

Consider the dramatic uptick in the number of adults and … Read more

The year 2020 will go down in the history books as a whirlwind of events. While it can be challenging to process everything that’s happened, the one for-sure positive that has come out of this year professionally is reflection.

Personally, I have enjoyed spending extra time with my family. But in terms of business, I have thought a lot about what my skill set is and how it fits into a business landscape.

I started my career in journalism and gained great researching skills and learned how to cater content to a particular audience. Those are great skills I take everywhere, but there are four specific traits that marketing has given me that would be beneficial to anyone in business:

Critique

For a lot of people, one of the hardest things is taking critique. It can be hard to hear what you aren’t doing well from people you work with.… Read more

MullenLowe Singapore’s innovative ecosystem enables the National Gallery Singapore to build connections with art audiences wherever they are, aligned to its vision to make art inclusive and available to everyone in Singapore, Southeast Asia and beyond

MullenLowe Singapore has partnered with National Gallery Singapore to develop a comprehensive digital ecosystem, optimising the Gallery’s digital solutions to provide a more personalised visitor experience.

The company’s innovative ecosystem will enable the Gallery to build and sustain strong connections with art audiences wherever they are, aligned to its vision to make art inclusive and available to everyone in Singapore, Southeast Asia and beyond. Digital innovation has become even more important to the Gallery post-pandemic when people are spending more time at home.

Central to the ecosystem is #GalleryAnywhere, an accessible portal which gives art enthusiasts and those curious about art, one-stop access to rich digital and virtual experiences, with over 2,000 digitised artworks … Read more