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Defining Net Zero

ISO to provide international platform for developing world’s first consensus-based net-zero guiding principles and the benchmark for the climate agenda. Climate change is the most pressing existential threat to our planet. The IPCC’s most recent report issued a clarion call to organizations and policymakers across the world, encouraging them to…

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What Does The Future Hold For Healthcare?

In a technology-driven future, healthcare organizations must undergo fundamental changes if they are to meet today’s global challenges. The global healthcare industry is on the cusp of a major transformation as an array of new technologies conspire to disrupt the way we give and receive care in the 21st century.…

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Why Metrology Matters in the Digital Era

Tomorrow’s metrology is the science of measurement for the digital economy. Digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data and machine learning are increasingly important to the manufacturing industry. Just imagine the implications on metrology – the science of measurement. “Metrology in the Digital Era” is the theme of this…

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Our Fight For A Living Planet

ISO is harmonizing the world’s many metrics, indicators and standards for biodiversity, to give life on Earth a boost. Two years ago, ISO convened a group of international experts to develop standards on biodiversity. According to Caroline Lhuillery from the French national standards body AFNOR and the manager for the…

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Farming Fit, Farming Smart

ISO has put together a group of world experts to apply smart tech to the challenges of sustainably feeding a growing planet. Most of us agree that humankind is facing serious problems. And while the increasing pace of life may have contributed to those problems, technology is also providing us…

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A New Era for Mental Health at Work

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on our emotional and mental health. Yet while the impact has been devastating, it has also stimulated positive change in the world of work. As the COVID-19 crisis grinds on, the forecast for the world’s economy is looking bleak indeed. In its World…

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Counter-Attacks on Cybersecurity

Cyber-attacks are costly, disruptive and a growing threat to business, governments, and society alike. Happily, an arsenal of standards helps stay ahead of the game. Cybercrime is on the rise. And as we move deeper into the digital age, the era of the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, it is also…

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Defying Gravity Women in Space

As we celebrate International Girls in ICT Day (28 April), we look at how access to STEM education empowers the next generation of women. Scientific careers of any kind are becoming ever more accessible in the 21st century and the future looks promising and bright for aspiring girls and young…

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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…