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Articles and Blog Posts

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Climate risk and response: Physical hazards and socioeconomic impacts

17 Jan 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

After more than 10,000 years of relative stability—the full span of human civilization—the Earth’s climate is changing. As average temperatures rise, climate science finds that acute hazards such as heat waves and floods grow in frequency and severity, and chronic hazards, such as drought and rising sea levels, intensify. In this report, we focus on understanding the nature and extent of physical risk from a changing climate over the next one to three decades, exploring physical risk as it is the basis of both transition and liability risks.

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Breaking Down Singapore’s Climate Scorecard: Greenwatching the Garden City

24 Jul 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

A recent report from a local environmental group and Greenwatch 's politically non-partisan campaign shows that Singapore's current government has "not walked the talk" on climate change. The study discusses various topics including climate change, wealth, money, collective action, nature and more. The Outcome? It scores an 8, on a scale of -90 to 90. Here's a round up of their observations.

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OCBC, DBS & Uniqlo collect CNY red packets, turning them into carton boxes & toilet papers

5 Feb 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

Unless you’ve gone cashless for Chinese New Year by using PayNow to pay and receive money, most of us will have empty red packets (ang baos) lying around after the festive season.
A few organisations have partnered local paper recycling company, Tay Paper Recycling, to help turn unwanted red packets into useful materials again.

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The drive toward sustainability in packaging—beyond the quick wins.

30 Jan 2020

Peter Berg, David Feber, Anna Granskog, Daniel Nordigården, and Suku Ponkshe - McKinsey & Company

External Source

Sustainability—particularly regulatory and public concerns around single-use packaging waste—is combining with other powerful trends to drive major changes in consumer packaging. Regulators are moving on the issue, and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies and retailers are proactively making bold commitments to improve both the sustainability of their packaging and to fundamentally rethink their packaging systems...

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Re-Evaluating Our Way of Life – ‘Sustainable Living’

20 Jul 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

The pandemic has forced us to revisit the social and economic paradigms that were often considered to be given in the past years. Indeed, the Covid 19 has through enforced isolation has not only triggered economic recession, but also social recession; as it has made each of us – our social strata notwithstanding - confront firsthand the issue of ‘personal safety and thrust upon each of us the challenge of living in an uncertain world’.

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Deforestation is Increasing During the Pandemic: What Can Business Do to Turn the Tide?

24 Jul 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

World Rainforest Day (WRD) has arrived again for the fourth consecutive year, this time during the COVID-19 pandemic. WRD is a time for enjoying the rainforests with all their glory, diversity and resource richness. It's also a day to consider the threats facing these ecosystems, including deforestation, and ask: What can we do to protect these precious habitats?

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How to Teach Sustainable Habits to Kids?

28 Jul 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

How can you do to ensure that your children understand the state of the environment without upsetting them and help them become part of the solution in an environment of Greta Thunbergs, the ever-present challenge of climate change, and its already devastating toll?

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The Ocean’s Reality

31 Jul 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

There are billions of pounds (over 51 trillion microplastic particles) swirling around the ocean today, more than one-third of the fish caught for human consumption contain microplastics, and by 2050 scientists predict that there will be more plastics in the ocean than fish by weight.

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Why Sustainable Food Systems are Needed in a post-COVID World

17 Aug 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

Food systems are essential to economic development as they have the resources, we need for living and working. But macroeconomists have long ignored them in the belief that the highly mechanized, subsidized and concentrated global agri-food industry now offers everything we could wish for in food.

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Yuval Harari's blistering warning to Davos

27 Jan 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

The following article is a part of World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. 

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Ways Corporations Can Achieve Authentic Social Impact

14 Aug 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

For businesses to be competitive in this new environment, they need to move beyond simply saying the right things to do the right things. They need to build opportunities for change at all levels of the company, from the most junior positions to the board of directors, which will bring real social impact. Here are ways to start.

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Impact Measurement: The Business Response Case Studies

20 Aug 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

Like many other methodologies, it's no surprise that when it comes to impact reporting, there are differences in approaches. Below we discuss several case studies demonstrating how businesses approached the calculation of the social and environmental effects.

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The world is now 8.6% circular.

6 Feb 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

There was a report initiated at Davos by the thinktank Circle Economy. The story, right? Resource use of the world economy has quadrupled since 1970. That's much higher than the world's population, which just doubled. After a year, we keep about a third of products in use (think homes, cars, etc.), 15 percent are released as emissions, we waste a third (as in, landfill). And almost a quarter of us throw away into the world. How much recycling? 8.6%

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KNow helped Leeza’s Care Connection determine their HUGS program’s value

16 Jan 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

the KNow Research team nominates and chooses a non-profit organization for their pro-bono project. This year’s recipient was Leeza’s Care Connection, a caregiving organization founded by Leeza Gibbons, who’s mission is to help those caring for their loved ones. Using a multi-phased approach, the KNow team determined the unique benefits of their HUGS program (Helping U Grow Strong) to help clarify their positioning for communication, messaging and outreach expansion.

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Needs Assessment: Deciding if Training is the Right Solution.

20 Aug 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

"I suppose it is tempting to handle anything as if it were a nail, if the only tool you have is a hammer," once said Abraham Maslow, one of the pioneers in the field of psychology and training. Therefore, the job of trainers is to build up their toolboxes so that they can react with more than one hammer. When doing a little research, also known as the needs review, trainers will decide what resources they need.

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When, which … Design Thinking, Lean, Design Sprint, Agile?

23 Jul 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

Many people are-understandably so-very uncertain about methodologies, systems and strategies for innovation. Questions such as: "How do we use Design Thinking? "What is the Design Sprint 's purpose? "" Is Lean Startup for startups only? "How is Agile fitting in? "What happens after the process of < a certain methodology >? "The questions are all very general.

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Product Innovation: Meaningful Work in the Age of Automation

24 Jul 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

Everybody wants to do important research whether we think about it or not. Significant research is highly motivational and deeply personal, contributing to greater commitment, success and satisfaction. Significant research can appear to concentrate on the worker, but most people who encounter significant work see it as a larger contribution to society. We want this work to affect other people, communities and the wider world.

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Why is Volunteering important for students?

2 Mar 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

I entered the world of formal volunteering when I was in 7th grade. There was a government run ‘Each one Teach one’ program in which our school had partnered. Students were encouraged to stay for one hour after school in help in adult education classes. I don’t know if I had a truly altruistic motive in joining it or maybe I just wanted to shine in my teacher’s eyes. I was just a kid! But it did hook me to volunteering in education. Later in college, I started volunteering at the local municipality school to take extra sessions for students weak in Mathematics, Science and English...

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Why is Volunteering important for students?

5 Aug 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

Managing a volunteer program is a big challenge from hiring dedicated and professional volunteers to ensuring that they are organized and qualified to get the job done. You don't waste time on spreadsheets and e-mails. Imagine being able to do twice as much in half the time? You do this with a volunteer management approach, thus increasing the positive effect of the organization. Here are the Volunteer Management you need to help you save time and increase your impact.

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Fundraising Action Plan for Crisis Response

21 Jul 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

Fundraising is a delicate activity in times of crisis. So, the need to receive financial support has never been more urgent for many organisations.Your organization may face a critical situation and you need to let the stakeholders know about it.

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How to Fundraise For Coronavirus Relief On Social Media

28 Jul 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

Novel crises often come with complications which warrant widespread public responses. Fundraising can be a part of the answer. For the case of the COVID-19 pandemic, this includes allocating funds to study vaccines and treatments; securing short-supplied hospital medical equipment; and helping vital staff, health care providers, and communities affected.Nonprofits and grassroots leaders across industries provide growing forms of providing support for the effects of the pandemic. Here's how to effectively fundraise them on social media. Of course it's not an exhaustive list, but it does have a starting point. This all counts.

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Impact Investing: What you need to know

18 Sep 2020

Aarnesh Shrivastava, Team idStats.

In House

Impact investments are investments made with the goal of creating significant, observable social and environmental effects alongside a financial return. Impact investments may be made in both developing and developed markets, and target a range of returns from lower to market rates, depending on the strategic objectives of the investors.