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Digital Cross-Border Trade Post-COVID:Paperless, Logistics Tech | Economic Empowerment | GZERO Media

How digitization is accelerating international trade

How did the pandemic facilitate cross-border trade?

It certainly helped move things along more efficiently in two ways, Nextrade Group founder and CEO Kati Suominen says during a livestream conversation on closing the global digital gap hosted by GZERO in partnership with Visa.

First, customs agencies in many countries (finally!) went paperless — a huge help for small businesses. Second, COVID accelerated the move toward logistics tech innovations like data-driven route optimization or drone delivery that make it easier and faster to deliver stuff.

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Brad Smith Knows A Way To Meet The SDGs | Global Stage | GZERO Media

Microsoft president Brad Smith has a plan to meet the UN's goals

Thanks to the pandemic, we're way off from UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. But Microsoft President Brad Smith knows the way to get the job done.

In a Global Stage livestream conversation held at UN headquarters, Smith says he has deep faith in what he calls the "three-legged stool" of government, the private sector, and civil society.

If you build out all three, so the legs are strong, healthy, and know how to work together, then achieving the SDGs is not a pipe dream. It's not about more or less government, but rather about everyone being on the same page.

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The New Wave of Innovation In 2021 Is Cause For Business Optimism | Business In :60 | GZERO Media

The new wave of innovation is cause for business optimism about 2021

Kevin Sneader, Global Managing Partner at McKinsey & Company, provides perspective on what corporate business leaders are thinking during the global coronavirus crisis:

Should businesses be pessimistic or optimistic about 2021?

It's easy to be gloomy about the year ahead when faced with the realities of a cold, bleak winter in much of the world. Add to that lockdowns across Europe, surging case numbers and hospitalizations, and dreadful events in the Capitol in the US to name a few reasons for pessimism. But I think there is a case for optimism when it comes to this year. After all, it's true to say that it's always darkest before the dawn, and my conversations with business leaders suggest there are reasons to be positive by 2021.

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How Can the Biden Administration Rein In Big Tech? | Tech Journalist Kara Swisher | GZERO World

How can the Biden administration rein in Big Tech?

Renowned tech journalist Kara Swisher has no qualms about saying that many of the country's social media companies need to be held accountable for their negative role in our current national discourse. Swisher calls for "a less friendly relationship with tech" by the Biden administration, an "internet bill of rights" around privacy, and an investigation into antitrust issues.

Swisher, who hosts the New York Times podcast Sway, joins Ian Bremmer for the latest episode of GZERO World, airing on public television nationwide beginning this Friday, January 22th. Check local listings.

Countries must work together to harness tech and solve challenges, says DPM Heng

May 25, 2019 8:22 PM

SHANGHAI - Countries around the world should collaborate to develop technologies to solve the many challenges they face, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said Saturday morning (May 25) as he kicked off a forum on innovation.

New study proposes way forward for Greater Bay Area

March 30, 2019 5:00 AM

More affordable Hong Kong-style developments can be created to encourage people from the city to work and live in the Greater Bay Area of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau, a study commissioned by the territory's influential businesses said.

Way forward for Greater Bay Area proposed in study backed by powerful businesses in Hong Kong

March 29, 2019 8:37 PM

Hong Kong - More affordable Hong Kong-style developments can be created to encourage people from the city to work and live in the Greater Bay Area of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau, a study commissioned by the territory's influential businesses said.

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