Delivering Real Change in Ghana

Building on a successful campaign in Rwanda, drones in Ghana will make on-demand, emergency deliveries of 148 high-priority products.

As you read this, drones are making emergency deliveries of vaccines, blood products and life-saving medications. What’s remarkable is that this scene is playing out in Ghana. The story began in Rwanda in 2016. In a groundbreaking collaboration between The UPS Foundation, Gavi and Zipline, life-saving medical supplies began reaching Rwandan patients in minutes — […]

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The Global Population Pyramid

How global demography has changed and what we can expect for the 21st century.

In 1950, there were 2.5 billion people on the planet. Now in 2019, there are 7.7 billion. By the end of the century the UN expects a global population of 11.2 billion. The visualization of the population pyramid below makes it possible to understand this enormous global transformation. Population pyramids visualize the demographic structure of […]

Is ‘Deep Medicine’ the Cure for Our Healthcare Challenges?

Top doctor Eric Topol captures the opportunities and dilemmas — practical and ethical — surrounding AI in healthcare.

To many doctors, Eric Topol is a machine. He’s a prolific researcher who publishes in high-impact journals like Nature and Science, leads the Scripps Research Institute and is a well-respected cardiologist based in La Jolla, California. So, it’s particularly impressive (and quite ironic) that, through it all, Topol managed to write the definitive tome, Deep Medicine (Basic Books, 2019), on […]

To Advance Gender Equality, We Need to Tackle Climate Change

Empowering women to lead on climate solutions can unlock multiple business benefits.

Tackling climate change requires tackling gender inequality. On International Women’s Day last month, an article in Business Green quoted L’Oréal’s Chief Sustainability Officer Alexandra Palt as saying, “I do not think we will see any advances in gender equality if we do not succeed in mitigating the consequences of climate change on women’s lives.” As the effects of climate change continue to exacerbate poverty, inequality […]

How the Power of Persuasion Goes Way Beyond Advertising

At the heart of almost any problem lies a communication issue.

There was a time when persuasion was easy to recognize. It was the stuff on billboards and flyers or between the articles in newspapers and magazines. It interrupted TV and radio programs, and it was obviously trying to sell us something. We called it “advertising.” Today’s consumers are no longer simply on the receiving end […]