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Inspiration unlocks the future

Inspiration unlocks the future

The Global Opportunity Explorer is a powerful new online community building on open innovation, co-creation and collaboration. It represents solutions for different industry sectors: all are categorized according to the SDGs, and demonstrate practical approaches to issues ranging from water scarcity to resilient cities and clean energy. ...

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Open innovation converts risks to opportunity

Open innovation converts risks to opportunity

No-one would blame you for feeling that the world is pretty risky right now. But let me demonstrate to you that it's not all doom and gloom. Let's explore what happens when you combine a mindset of optimism with a passion for problem solving and ope ...

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Blockchain will underpin our future energy system

Blockchain will underpin our future energy system

Blockchain today might be like the internet in 1993: even though most of us don't know what it is, a decade from now you will wonder how society ever functioned without it. Blockchain is the technology behind the digital currency bitcoin. It is a ...

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Three Secrets to Transform You into an Opportunity Leader

Three Secrets to Transform You into an Opportunity Leader

By Project Director of the Global Opportunity Network Marianne Haahr. I’d like to ask for five minutes of your time – four, if you’re a fast reader. In just five minutes, I can share something with you that I believe will transform the wa ...

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Crowd-sourcing of sustainable business opportunities open now: Submit your ideas!

Crowd-sourcing of sustainable business opportunities open now: Submit your ideas!

Digital innovation stream will help map the world’s biggest opportunities out of global risks  Great ideas come from all walks of life, which is why the Global Opportunity Network is launching a crowd-sourced, digital innovation stream to help ...

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Smart farming is ‘biggest global business opportunity’

Smart farming is ‘biggest global business opportunity’

From affordable drip watering to advanced, pricier hydroponics, smart farming has been identified as the most significant opportunity for business in the face of our global food crisis. By Lucy Purdy. Old MacDonald had an app? Technology doesn’t ...

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Why Women Rock the System

Why Women Rock the System

Three reasons women will pave the way for a new type of leadership. By Project Director of the Global Opportunity Network Marianne Haahr. Global Opportunity Network Project Director Marianne Haahr When the UN Global Compact, DNV GL and Monday M ...

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The 15 greatest opportunities out of five critical global sustainability risks

The 15 greatest opportunities out of five critical global sustainability risks

The 2016 Global Opportunity Report identifies the world’s biggest threats and what we can do about them, from loss of ocean biodiversity to antibiotics in agriculture. ...

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Opportunities to combat Non-Communicable Diseases

Opportunities to combat Non-Communicable Diseases

February 4th is the World Cancer Day. This disease comes under the umbrella of ‘Non-communicable diseases’, which is one of the risks addressed in the Global Opportunity Reports. Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes, and chronic lung diseases pose a significant threat to lives, livelihoods and economic development globally. ...

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In pictures: The Global Opportunity Report launch

In pictures: The Global Opportunity Report launch

The Global Opportunity Report 2016 launch in Oslo on Tuesday 26 January was a great success. Participants left the event saying they were inspired and motivated to go out and start turning risks into opportunities. Thanks to all the sustainability thought leaders who attended the launch, and shared the report among their networks. You can explore the report here. In the meantime, here are some pictures from the launch event (credit: DNV GL / Nina Rangoy).
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