A weekly round-up of news stories from around the globe. This week: Exxon Mobil’s climate change investigation, IWC’s new Chinese boutique and Burberry set to unify brands under one label.
Up until recently, if you were in the tech start-up industry, the best – and possibly only – places to strategically base yourself were the entrepreneurial centres of Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv and Los Angeles. However, the times have been a-changing in Singapore, with the technopreneurial ecosystem steadily gaining recognition and traction over the past five years.
The opening of an investigation of Exxon Mobil by the New York attorney general’s office into the company’s record on climate change may well spur legal inquiries into other oil companies, according to legal and climate experts, although successful prosecutions are far from assured.
Without the right policies to keep the poor safe from extreme weather and rising seas, climate change could drive over 100 million more people into poverty by 2030, the World Bank said on Sunday.
India’s roads ministry aims to build 30 kilometres of roads each day by March 2016, creating 5 million jobs and adding two percentage points to the GDP.
Implementation of the national climate plans prepared by countries ahead of the Paris climate meeting will limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030, but a new climate agreement can encourage further action that will be necessary to limit global temperature rise to 2 degree Celsius by 2100, according to a new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report.
Fashion and luxury goods companies are hiring chief digital officers in a bid to integrate digital thinking into core business strategy.
IWC Schaffhausen’s new Studio City boutique offers customers a lavish brand experience spread across over 70 square metres.
A number of factors not often thought about can have profound effects on consumer behaviour.
Burberry will phase out the Prorsum, London and Brit labels by the end of 2016, chief executive officer Christopher Bailey told reporters Tuesday.