Today’s Solutions: October 17, 2021

Corporate Social Responsibility

In South Korea, one oil company is shifting its focus to offshore wind

In a bid to perhaps make up for decades of fueling climate change, the Shell corporation began the development of a massive floating wind farm off the coast of South Korea. It owns an 80 percent share in the proposed project, with the remainder split between South Korean interests and a Swedish Read More...

Dating apps provide support for employees affected by Texas abortion law

The biggest names in US dating apps reacted to Texas’ new restrictive abortion laws that went into effect this past week by creating relief funds for those who will now have to seek medical care outside of the state. Austin-based Bumble extended their relief fund to anyone seeking abortions Read More...

The children's code aims to make the internet safer for kids

The internet and social media have proven to be a powerful force that, in many ways, seems to be growing out of our control. Those who have shaped the most popular social media platforms have, in some cases, naively created a new source of addiction that can affect our health, both mental and Read More...

Tourists in Spain will soon be able to rate how hotels treat their staff

Thanks to Las Kellys, Spain’s chambermaids’ organization, tourists booking accommodations in any city in the country will soon be able to rate their stay based on location, cleanliness, hospitality, and how the staff gets treated. The organization is setting up its own platform after failing Read More...

This service allows employers to subsidize workers' childcare

The pandemic has exposed the systemic weaknesses in our societal structures, and one of these glaring shortcomings is the childcare industry. When the pandemic forced virtually all childcare centers to close, parents (especially mothers) were heavily impacted. Many parents had to struggle to Read More...

BNLP connects animal agriculture workers with more sustainable jobs

Plant-based diets are becoming more popular for a number of factors—there are plenty of health benefits to going veggie or vegan, plus the planet would benefit from less demand for meat and animal byproducts as this industry is one of the biggest contributors to CO2 emissions. However, the Read More...

This MINI concept takes sustainable car manufacturing to a whole new level

As circularity slowly expands across industries, car companies are beginning to explore sustainable design as the new standard. Emblematic of that is the MINI Strip — a one-off car that resulted from a collaboration between two British brands, fashion designer Paul Smith and automotive marque Read More...

You will soon be able to feed your cat lab-grown mouse-meat snacks

Most of the food that we feed or pet cats and dogs is meat-based which, as you can imagine, has its negative impacts on the environment. In fact, producing meat for our cats and dogs has a footprint of about 64 million tons of carbon emissions — that’s more than a quarter of the environmental Read More...

This online platform continues to raise Afghan women's voices

The Afghan media industry is very much a male-dominated space (like many countries' media industries), even after years of development and progress. Zahra Joya, a 28-year-old journalist from the persecuted Hazara community often found that she was the sole woman in her professional sphere and would Read More...

Volvo will soon use fossil-free steel to make its electric trucks

Earlier this year, Volvo pledged to go all-electric by 2030, while making its entire business operations (including its supply chain) climate-neutral by 2050 — all in a bid to do its part in the fight against the climate crisis. To that end, the carmaker has recently made a deal with Swedish Read More...