Robin Cook

April 1, 2012
Accountability will save us

Accountability will save us

As we beckon ever more connectivity in our lives, its (and our) impact on the planet may prove beneficial. Employee rights, Fairtrade concerns and legitimate sourcing of raw material make for a new era of business and political motivations – and accountability. As with the latest press on China’s Foxconn manufacturing […]
March 25, 2012
Mikhael Gorbachev

Water will be more precious than gold

Now that the environment is an issue on everyone’s table – having finally left the confines of what the public believes is the bearded lunatic fringe – it’s becoming an agenda for governments the world over. It’s unavoidable. The economics of water loss will impact hugely on farming, food prices […]
March 19, 2012
Dr Hamadoun Touré

Millennium Development Goals and the Magic of Broadband

It’s perhaps revelatory to think that mobile broadband technology can help eradicate hunger, disease and other long-established life extinguishers; many believe that getting the world ‘connected’ could be the answer to some of the planet’s most persistent and devastating problems. Dr Hamadoun Touré, the secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union […]
March 14, 2012
Workers’ Rights: Now a Global Reality

Workers’ Rights: Now a Global Reality

The constant scrutiny afforded the current generation of technology users is truly unprecedented. The Arab Spring, Moscow, Occupy Wall Street and the organization of the aforementioned is something unseen before – technology has given birth to a global police force/media enterprise – we’re policing the police. And so it is, that […]