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List of top environment polluters by Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk region has the highest concentration of Ukrainian companies polluting the environment, says the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine. Two thirds of companies featured in a recent ranking prepared by the Ministry are located in four regions: 30 in Dnipropetrovsk region, 22 in Donetsk region, 9 in Zaporizhia region and 6 in Luhansk[…]

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10 US states count universities as their largest private employer

While Walmart is America’s biggest private employer in 22 states, employing some 1.5 million people in all 50 states (versus Amazon’s 500,000+ workers), 10 states count universities as their largest private employer. These are: University of Hawaii University of California University of New Mexico University of Nebraska University of Iowa University of Wisconsin University of Michigan University of[…]

R&S Quantum CEO Oleh Martychenko (left) and Svitlana Shchegel with one of our partners: Resource-Efficient and Cleaner Production Centre who is also a partner of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization in Ukraine

R&S Quantum receives Partnership in Sustainability Award from the United Nations Global Compact in Ukraine

This month, R&S Quantum received a Partnership in Sustainability Award from the United Nations Global Compact in Ukraine. This was in recognition of our chemical leasing solution in line with four of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals: SDG 2 Zero Hunger SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation SDG 15 Life on Land SDG 17 Partnerships to Achieve the Goal[…]

2019 Climate change mitigation, energy mix and organic agriculture trends

The world needs to commit to a virtual target of 1.4C warming above pre-industrial levels to achieve a 2C goal. Concentrations of CO2 are now 46% greater than the levels in the atmosphere before the industrial revolution. According to UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world needs to spend US$2.4 trillion every year until 2035 to[…]

Science commercialization is still marginal in Africa, despite uptick in cross-border research networks

Sub-Saharan Africa is set to double in population by 2050, which translates into a growing demand for quality youth formation in Africa. This trend equally translates into a greater need of the professor corps as well as science commercialization specialists. Currently, Africa counts some 8 scientists/engineers per 100,000 people compared to some 15, 250 and 400 in Brazil, Europe[…]

So far, just a handful of nations really work on national digital health strategy

Hungarian Dr. Bertalan Meskó — aka The Medical Futurist — and his team have been our big inspiration around all things digital health. Here is a summary of their latest take on the state of national digital health strategies around the world. Public expenditure on health and long-term care in OECD countries is set to increase from around[…]

R&S Quantum invited to attend the Global Chemical Leasing Award 2018

R&S Quantum invited to Vienna to attend the Global Chemical Leasing Award 2018

R&S Quantum works in the field of innovative solutions. One of our focus areas is environmental and resource efficient issues as part of a larger effort of the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The company’s areas of activity are related to such SDGs as “responsible consumption”, “preservation of ecosystems”, “clean water” among others. For us, chemical leasing has become another[…]

Latest IEA and OECD reports paint a shaky global picture of energy efficiency and primary resource management for decades to come

The latest International Energy Agency report on energy efficiency sets out a vision for 2040 with 60% more building space and 20% more people, and double global GDP while using only marginally more energy than today and cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 12%. Whereas, the handling of materials will make up to 50 gigatonnes of carbon[…]

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Out of 212 private equity firms investing in 27 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, 27 fund education, 26 energy projects

212 private equity firms with 298 offices are physically based across 27 sub-Saharan African countries, according to consultancy Asoko Insight and Africa Capital Digest, a research firm. Among them, 10 largest firms, defined by funds under management, have over $1 billion each. They are: Actis African Capital Alliance African Infrastructure Investment Managers Brait Development Partners International[…]

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2 H 2018. Here’s what trends in Energy, Ecology, Skills and Finance discussions globally

ENERGY Increasing Resilience in Energy Systems: E-mobility, decentralized generation and outdated infrastructure are putting unprecedented pressure on energy systems, while increased connectivity and complexity are raising the exposure to cyberattacks and cascade failure. International Energy Agency’s The Future of Petrochemicals: The Future of Petrochemicals: Towards a more Sustainable Supply of Plastics and Fertilizers. This new report[…]