Last week, a draft report from the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was leaked by the Agence France-Presse. Though certain elements of the report may evolve between now and the scheduled release in February 2022, one message rings clear:
"Current levels of adaptation will be inadequate to respond to future climate risks." The consequences of inaction threaten the lives of humans and the earth's many organisms. Not in 100 years. In the coming decades.
Change is needed at all levels of society, from the private to the public spheres. And technology is seen more than ever as an indispensable tool to make this happen.
This month on The Choice, the ESCP community reflected on technology as a solution to society's most pressing challenges. In other words, Tech For Good.
1. Article of the Month
TechForGood: what can we really do with technology to achieve good?
We take a closer look at the TechForGood movement with ESCP professors Aurélien Acquier & Terence Tse.
We live in a time where technology and social issues have never been more closely linked. So, how should tech entrepreneurs and innovators be approaching this relationship to create meaningful change? We take a closer look at the TechForGood movement with two ESCP professors Aurélien Acquier & Terence Tse.Read More
2. More Top Stories
Better, more inclusive education: how will edtech reinvent the way we learn?
"At some point last year, 1.6 billion students, and as many parents, have experienced edtech solutions in some shape or form." Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet, ESCP alumnus, CEO and co-founder of EdTechX, shares his take on the "biggest sustained mass experiment in digital education since the internet was founded".
How can big data help to understand, apprehend and control a pandemic?
Covid-19 is unlikely to be the last pandemic the world will see. ESCP alumnus and general physician Djalil S. Ghanem and Professor Frédéric Jallat explain the power of data in fighting the next pandemic.
“It was now the time to feel free and to be able to bring my whole self to work”
Despite progress in LGBTQ+ inclusion, coming out at work or not remains an important and difficult decision for many. Dame Inga Beale shares her experience and discusses how business leaders can make workplaces a safe space for employees.
3. Show me the Data
4. Podcast of the Month
5. In case you missed it
“People tell me: your charts help me understand the situation”.
Interview with Elias Orphelin, a 22-year-old student who took to Twitter to help France better understand the pandemic
The smartness of cities lies in its citizens
Prof. Ben Voyer looks at the role of citizens, who often took the back seat to technology in smart city projects, and how the pandemic may have helped change this.
A SPAC dream come true?
This new investment vehicle has the wind in its sails despite the economic situation, as illustrated by what recently happened with WeWork or the songs devoted to it by a rap artist/investor.
AI for good: The case of using the technology for ESG
AI could provide more accurate and timelier ESG-related data,and help improve the various ESG indices and enable investors to make more informed investment decisions in companies that are truly ESG-compliant.