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ISO’s Shared Approach to Fighting Climate Change

Earth Day can galvanize unparalleled collaboration for protecting future generations by building a zero-carbon future. Climate change and biodiversity loss are intricately linked. Today, around a million animal and plant species are threatened with extinction – more, and at a faster rate, than ever before in human history. Nature and…

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Improving Investor Confidence With ISO Standards

A recent International Standard is helping bring new clarity to the complex world of finance and investment. ISO 4914 provides a new way of identifying and understanding specific types of financial products known as OTC derivatives, and brings much-needed clarity to the sector. Finance expert Emma Kalliomaki explains. In the…

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ISO Turns 75!

It’s three-quarters of a century since ISO brought the world’s standards bodies together to commence its operations. When ISO held its first meeting in 1947, countries around the world were rebuilding and people were looking for ways to turn a dire situation into something more positive. They set out with…

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The Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Why education is our best weapon against cybercrime. The Internet has been one of the biggest winners in the past year’s pandemic, with traffic and transactions reaching unprecedented levels in 2020. Unsurprisingly, the number of malicious attacks and activity has risen with it. According to INTERPOL Secretary- General Jürgen Stock,…

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Social Media in Emergency Management

A new ISO standard gives guidance on the right way to keep people informed in a crisis. For many organizations and businesses, social media is a valuable opportunity to reach out to the people that matter to them. The speed with which information can be made available also means that…

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Tech’s Big Growth Spurt

The unprecedented digital acceleration triggered by the outbreak of COVID is coinciding with a coming of age for foundational technology and changing the way that we live and work. Harran blinks in the sunlight, adjusting his eyes. He’s an inquisitive child, enthusiastic for all things new, still he struggles to…

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Enabling an AI-Ready Culture

Artificial intelligence holds the potential to deliver enormous benefits to society and a management system standard might be the answer everyone is looking for. Artificial intelligence (AI) promises organizations to be 40 % more efficient by 2035, unlocking an estimated USD 14 trillion in new economic value to global GDP…

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Effective Risk Management

New international guidance on how to get it right. As pandemics, natural disasters and cybercrime continue to impact our world, what’s certain is that nothing is certain. Being agile and prepared for any kind of disruption, therefore, is an essential business activity. ISO’s flagship standard for risk management, ISO 31000,…

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Combatting Corruption With ISO Standards

Today, 9 December, is International Anti-Corruption Day, and an opportunity to raise awareness of the ISO standards that help shape a fairer and more just world. Systemic bribery, among other things, lowers economic growth and discourages investment. It goes hand in hand with poverty and social inequality. But, most importantly,…

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Keeping up With Logistics

When it comes to the new normal, companies are pushing the boundaries of e-commerce. Without a doubt, today, the e-commerce industry is emerging tremendously all over the world. With more and more people shopping daily from various e-commerce sites, online retail has become a booming yet complex business. To manage…