The COVID-19 Crisis Presents An Opportunity For Companies To Step Up Their Efforts In Ensuring The Safety and Well-Being Of Their Employees

6 min read

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

You’re reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.

It is no surprise that the COVID-19 crisis has gravely affected the mental health and well-being of employees. Business priorities and goals all over the world have drastically changed, with key challenges being to keep the business afloat, as well as manage the safety and security of employees.

The social distancing measures implemented by governments within the Middle East region have made people more isolated and uncertain. Homes have turned into offices, playgrounds, gyms, and schools, and changes due to health threats and job losses are not helping to make the situation better. Moreover, in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry, our frontliners had to leave the safety of their homes, and make sure that the food is produced and displayed on the shelves of

Read More

Pachama: Carbon-credit startup puts a price on trees, market opportunity

  • Backed by Amazon and a fund led by Bill Gates, Pachama runs a marketplace for forest carbon credits. 
  • Carbon credits are generated when a forest is conserved or restored. 
  • As more companies pledge to reduce or eliminate their emissions, the market for carbon credits is expected to surge.
  • Researchers challenge the idea that carbon credits effectively curb deforestation and reduce global emissions.
  • For more stories like this, sign up here for our weekly energy newsletter.

In August, a forest fire, set by lightning and emboldened by climate change, whipped across the Santa Cruz Mountains in California, ultimately burning more than 85,000 acres.

Diego Saez Gil’s home was among those destroyed.

It was in that home that Saez Gil dreamed up the idea for his startup Pachama. Founded in 2018, the company hopes to fight climate change — which makes wildfires more common and severe — by protecting forests.

“It is

Read More

Outbreak provides opportunity to reset economy and reverse ecosystem, species losses — ScienceDaily

The COVID-19 pandemic provides an opportunity to reset the global economy and reverse decades of ecosystem and species losses, but most countries are failing to invest in nature-related economic reforms or investments, according to a Rutgers-led paper.

Indeed, some countries, including the United States, Brazil and Australia, are back-tracking on existing laws and relaxing regulations and enforcement actions aimed at protecting nature, according to lead author Pamela McElwee, an associate professor in the Department of Human Ecology in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

“Just last week at the United Nations, more than 60 heads of state spoke at a virtual summit and pledged their support to tackle the biodiversity crisis. But when we look at what countries are doing, either in their prior budget and policies or especially in their post-COVID planning and recovery packages, very few governments are putting their money where their

Read More

Global Programmatic Display Market 2020 Emerging Technologies, Opportunity Assessment, Projections and Future Opportunities by 2025

The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

Sep 29, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) — has titled a new research report named Global Programmatic Display Market 2020 by Company, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 to its consistently extending database that incorporates insightful data from industry specialists. The report throws light on competencies, growth trends, import-export details, and complete regional analysis of the industry. The report concentrates on the industry data that involves market share 2020 concerning volume and value with top countries data, manufacturers, suppliers, in-depth research on global Programmatic Display market dynamics, and forecast to 2025. Additionally, rudimentary data related to opportunities, market drivers, restraints product utilization, forecast estimations, and investment feasibility has been provided in this report.

Competitive Intelligence:

The leading players are covered in the global Programmatic Display market report with product description, business outline, as well as

Read More

U.S. election volatility an opportunity to buy emerging markets: Eastspring

(Reuters) – Broad weakness in emerging stocks and volatility stemming from U.S. election uncertainty have created value opportunities in developing markets, a client portfolio manager at fund house Eastspring Investments said.

FILE PHOTO: Currency dealers walk past an electronic board showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at a dealing room of a bank in Seoul, South Korea, March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Samuel Bentley told the Reuters Global Markets Forum on Tuesday his fund was considering increasing exposure to South Korea, Mexico and South Africa.

“U.S. elections are typically a volatile time for emerging markets, and so we expect some good opportunities to top up this year,” said Bentley, whose firm prefers to assess political impact on company earnings over hedging event-risk.

(Graphic: Emerging markets in 2020, Country indices – )

Bentley expects U.S.-China relations to improve after the Nov. 3 election, which

Read More

Global Industrial Cameras Market 2020 Emerging Technologies, Opportunity Assessment, Projections and Future Opportunities by 2025

The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

Sep 28, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
The research report titled Global Industrial Cameras Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 is an exclusive and in-depth study that delivers a comprehensive view of the market includes the current trend and prospects of the market with respect to the products/services. The report is prepared to offer an analysis of the current trends, a financial overview of the industry, historical data evaluation, and complete market dynamics. Both the growth and the decline of the global Industrial Cameras market are described in the report. The report gives an overview of the market’s segmentation by components, end-user, and region through in-depth traction analysis of the overall industry.

The report evaluates the key vendors functioning in the market with their relevant products/services to understand the positioning of

Read More

Global Selegiline Hydrochloride Market 2020 Emerging Technologies, Opportunity Assessment, Projections and Future Opportunities by 2025

The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

Sep 28, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
The market study titled Global Selegiline Hydrochloride Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 is a thorough study of the current trends leading to this vertical trend in various regions. The report describes the market by its major segments involving types, applications, and the major geographic regions. The report assesses the growth rate of the market until forecast 2025, key factors driving this market with sales, revenue, and price analysis of top manufacturers. It presents details related to market share, market size, applications, statistics, and sales. The report considers that offering an in-depth analysis of leading players is very important in order to present a market study. Therefore the report focuses on major competitors operating in this market. Next, the forecast for each product type and

Read More

Why the renewable power investment opportunity could rival the smartphone boom. Plus, three REITs for riding out the second wave

BofA Securities analyst Haim Israel is making some tall claims about the future for hydrogen fuel, comparing the scale of the investment opportunity to smartphones before 2007 and the internet during the early 1990s.

A lot has to go right, but Mr. Israel believes hydrogen will account for 24 per cent of the world’s power usage by 2050 and the industry will generate US$2.5-trillion annually.

In a research note last week, the analyst said he sees three primary drivers behind the growth of hydrogen power: the falling costs of generating green hydrogen fuel, new technologies, and ex-U.S. government incentives promoting de-carbonization.

Story continues below advertisement

The current problem with hydrogen fuel is the power needed to produce it. Currently, 99 per cent of hydrogen is made using electricity generated from fossil fuels. (Interestingly, Mr. Israel notes that French industrial gas provider Air Liquide S.A. uses fossil fuels to make hydrogen,

Read More

Digital Twin Technology Market: Growth Analysis by Size, Market Share, News, Demand, Opportunity during 2020-2025

The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

Sep 28, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
A digital twin is a digital replica of physical assets (product, system, process, or place) that act as its virtual equivalent throughout its development lifespan. This replica is a dynamic software model that uses data acquisition tools such as sensors to monitor the asset and collect data related to the operating parameters. A digital twin can be a weak correlation of the physical asset or almost exact design time and runtime clone depending upon the underlying technology. Rising adoption of 3D printing and 3D simulation software, increasing awareness about advanced data analytics across industries, and the emergence of digitization in manufacturing are expected to drive the digital twin market during the forecast period. However, the risk of security breaches is expected to restrain the market during the forecast period.

Download Sample of

Read More

Tech Pullback Presents Buying Opportunity On Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX)

The tech sector has been trending lower since the beginning of September and finally saw a gain in the past week, halting a three-week losing streak. Lam Research (LRCX) started falling a little earlier and ended up falling for six weeks, until it bounced back two weeks ago and then really jumped this past week. Looking at the weekly chart for the stock, the drop seems to have stopped at the 52-week moving average.

Looking at the chart a little more closely, I saw a trend channel of sorts. The lows from late 2018 and in the middle of 2019 connect with the recent low. The drop and recovery from February through May took the stock out of the channel, but that period in the market was somewhat of a black swan event. We also see that the highs from July ’18, February ’20, and August ’20 all connect to

Read More