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Standards to solve systemic challenges at Davos 2023

ISO provides solutions to global challenges, such as mitigating the risks of climate change. ISO is taking an active part in the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting 2023 in Davos, running from 16 to 20 January 2023. The Annual Meeting will provide a platform to engage in constructive, forward-looking…

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How to shape the future of trade together

ITC and ISO strengthen ties to benefit global markets. As Head of the Trade for Sustainable Development (T4SD) programme at the International Trade Centre (ITC), I fundamentally believe in the power of partnerships. Take, for instance, our partnership with ISO. Over many years, we have enjoyed a fruitful collaboration that…

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Biodiversity conference calls for standards action

Official ISO side event builds momentum for standards in ecosystem restoration. Standards are the way the world can halt and reverse nature loss, said leading biodiversity and standardization experts at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) side event, held in Montreal, Canada, on 14 December 2022. Organized by ISO,…

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Must-have skills for the green economy

As the world continues to progress along the green transition, it needs more green skills. Can standards help support the skills revolution? As the world progresses on its path to a more sustainable future, workers are acquiring new green skills. The United Nations Environment Programme has recently stressed the critical…

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How ISO codes connect the world

Codes are often associated with mystery and secrets. But, sometimes, they provide clarity and consistency in our ever-changing world. We are living through a time of unprecedented change. But while the latest innovations often make headlines, we take for granted some of the most crucial systems that support us in…

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How to build sustainable future economies

LEIs were created following the 2008 economic crisis. Now, these unassuming financial codes are set to help us tackle the climate crisis. The world has learned the hard way that it is in everyone’s interest to have a stable and transparent financial sector. In the aftermath of the 2008 financial…

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Ways to incorporate cyber resilience in your business

In an increasingly digital age, and one marked by misinformation and fake news, the big challenge is establishing trust in technology itself. Few of us today are unaware of the significance of cybersecurity and the threat of cyber-attacks on our computers, smartphones and other devices. We are constantly being reminded…

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Driving ambition for the new economy

The circular economy, a sustainable model of production and consumption, is a pillar of climate action. But we’re not taking it nearly seriously enough. Mitigating climate change calls for us to rethink how we work and live. Given that 70 % of all greenhouse gas emissions are associated with extracting raw…

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Delivering action on commitments

A collective call to urgently ramp up climate action and support. The 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is being held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, on 6-18 November 2022. ISO and its members join ranks with world change makers to showcase…

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The biodiversity bottom line

A resilient biodiversity and stable climate go hand in hand, and ISO standards can leverage the synergies between them. The 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is being held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, on 6-18 November 2022. ISO and its members…