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garment supply chains, forced labour

Study finds COVID increased “forced labour” in garment supply chains

This study examined 302 factories, finding that forced labour and exploitation increased in garment supply chains across Ethiopia, Honduras, India and Myanmar.
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TRIPS COVID-19 waiver, trips agreement

How will everyone benefit if WTO members sign the TRIPS COVID-19 waiver?

Rachel Thrasher, Research Fellow at the Global Development Policy Center in Boston, explains how the TRIPS COVID-19 waiver rejected by the WTO could ramp up global vaccine production.
sputnik V vaccine, clinical

Sputnik V vaccine is 91.6% effective against COVID

Interim data from Phase 3 clinical trials show that Russia's Sputnik V vaccine is capable of a 91.6% efficacy against COVID-19.
access control system, cyber

Chinese tech: Who really has the keys to your access control system?

Despina Stamatelos at Genetec discusses tensions between China and western liberal democracies, illustrating how this impacts cyber security - do you know who has the keys to your access control system?
brexit and COVID anxieties, COVID-19

Brexit and COVID anxieties create 25% drop in British exports

According to recent data analysis, Brexit and COVID anxieties have created tangible decreases in how many commodities leave the UK.
COVID-19 vaccine, TRIPS agreement

TRIPS agreement: A waiver makes the COVID-19 vaccine more accessible

Rachel Thrasher, Research Fellow at the Global Development Policy Center in Boston, says this time is different and the TRIPS Council knows it - the COVID-19 vaccine needs to be freely accessible to all countries.
moon resources. REM

Moon resources could cause tensions between countries

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics found that growing interest in moon resources could create international tension, as extraction becomes possible.

The US Election survey: Which candidate is better for the economy?

As the final Presidential debate happens, the US is fast approaching the final days of the campaign – we are running a US Election survey to find out who you think is better for the economy.
corporate social responsibility, philanthropy

Beyond philanthropy: Corporate Social Responsibility for COVID-19

Olivier Delbard, Professor at ESCP Business School, explores how the global health crisis is re-shaping Corporate Social Responsibility.
effects of COVID-19, health

The long-term effects of COVID-19

Whilst the direct consequences of COVID-19 on health are painfully apparent, could the long term effects be even worse?
leicester garment sector, supply chain

What can the Leicester garment sector fallout teach us about supply chain risks?

Gavin Proudley, Global Director, Due Diligence and Managed Services at Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, discusses supply chain risks and the Leicester garment sector.
global supply chains, just in time

COVID-19 exposes a major flaw in Global Supply Chains

Dr Tanusree Jain and Dr Louis Brennan, Trinity Business School, propose that we must fix vulnerabilities of Global Supply Chains exposed by COVID-19.
covid-19 vaccine, manufacturing

How could we distribute a COVID-19 vaccine fairly and effectively?

Professor Behzad Samii, professor of operations and supply chain management at Vlerick Business School, discusses how to fairly circulate a COVID-19 vaccine.
access to medicine, iran sanctions

Iran: Sanctions impair access to medicine

The Trump administration’s sanctions on Iran have limited the ability of the country to finance imports, including access to medicine, causing serious hardships for ordinary Iranians.
trade maelstrom, trade war

Exiting the trade maelstrom in a progressive way

Vassilis Ntousas, Senior International Relations Policy Advisor at the Foundation For European Progressive Studies shares his thoughts on exiting the trade maelstrom in a progressive way.
cross border contract, contracts exit

Diplomacy and tact in cross-border contract exits

Here, David Vaughan and Sneha Nainwal illuminate what really happens in the geopolitical shifts between countries: they discuss changes of government, the complexities of foreign law, and exiting binding cross-border contracts.
blockchain experimentation, world economic forum

Why are central banks leading blockchain experimentation?

Here, the World Economic forum discusses how central banks are among the most cautious institutions in the world, yet the first to implement blockchain experimentation.
UK temporary tariff regime, no deal brexit published

UK temporary tariff regime for no deal Brexit published

Government has published details of the UK’s temporary tariff regime for no deal, designed to minimise costs to business and consumers while protecting vulnerable industries.
foreign ownership of European, foreign direct investment report

Rise in foreign ownership of European companies

A continuous rise of foreign ownership of European companies in key sectors has been observed by the European Commission, according to a new Foreign Direct Investment report.

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