Society

 

We live in a world that is wealthier, but also more unequal, than ever before. Here we take a look at innovative approaches and solutions working to close up that growing inequality gap and ensure social justice for the many, not just the few.

New RESET Project: Mission Climate Neutrality – Driving Transformation with Digital Solutions

RESET is launching a new project. In four online special features, we are approaching the question of how the target level of climate neutrality can be achieved with digital support - and as quickly as possible.

How to Reduce Your Digital Carbon Footprint

Every single search, every streamed video and every email sent, billions of times over all around the world, it's all part of our daily life by now. But it all adds up to an ever-increasing global demand for electricity, and a large digital carbon footprint too. What can we do to reduce the impact our energy-hungry online lives are having on the planet?

What to do About Cyber Attacks and Disinformation? Digital Tools for Humanitarian Organisations in War and Conflict

Virtual space is now a new frontline in wars. As a result, protecting those who want to help also requires digital responses.

Building, but Sustainably: Can a Digitally-Enabled Reforestation Project Restructure the Construction Sector?

Concrete, aluminium and steel are not the most sustainable building materials - especially in warm, humid climates. A reforestation project now aims to combine the ecological, economic and social components of sustainability in the construction sector.

Does Digitalisation Really Contribute to Climate Protection?

Digitalisation in its current form contributes little to climate protection, as the Borderstep Institute's CliDiTrans project clearly shows. But there is still room for fine tuning.

Bioplastics: An Eco-Friendly Alternative to Conventional Plastic?

Littering our parks, bus stops and beaches, plastic waste, one of the most serious environmental problems of our times, is quite literally everywhere. Could bioplastics provide a solution? And are they really as sustainable as we might think?

Project Gives Indonesian Farmers Digital Tools to Predict the Weather – and the Confidence to Use Them

Traditional methods of predicting rain are being affected by climate change, but encouraging farmers to adopt modern tools is not aways straightforward.

Artificial Intelligence – Can We Save our Planet with Computing Power?

Artificial intelligence has long since solved complex tasks and made our everyday lives easier. But do intelligent computer programmes also provide new solutions for environmental and climate protection?

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – Prioritizing Positive Societal Impact

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a mechanism by which companies hold themselves to a set of legal, ethical, social and ecological standards. It is a form of business self-regulation that has developed alongside greater public awareness of ethical and environmental issues. But is it always a force for good?