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3M announces school zone transformations to increase pedestrian visibility and road safety

100 school commitment to serve as a global model in helping children get to school safely

Road traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for children five years and older worldwide, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To help protect the lives of our most vulnerable pedestrians – children – 3M announced today its commitment to increase safety and visibility in 100 school zones in 23 countries around the world by 2024.
3M's commitment to improve school zone safety centers on the belief that every child deserves a chance at an education.

Milliken’s ColorDirection 2023 Bold Unity: evoking a sense of belonging and familiarity

 In 2023, as the world celebrates a resilience greater than we could have hoped for, Milliken & Company’s ColorDirection Bold Unity presents a collection of connected tones powerful in impact and vulnerable in expression, colors that can sing gentle harmonies or raise the roof with vibrancy.

Closing the Cyber Gap: Business and Security Leaders at Crossroads as Cybercrime Spikes

The accelerating pace of digitalization, fuelled by COVID-19, has led to a record-breaking year for cybercrime.
A new survey reveals a wide perception gap between business executives, who think their companies are cyber resilient, and security leaders, half of whom disagree.
Ransomware attacks were up some 150% in 2021 and more than 80% of experts say it is becoming a threat to public safety
The report’s key insight is that cybersecurity is no longer a sufficient tactic – building resilience needs to be integrated into an organization’s strategy, especially since it can take 10 months to detect a security breach.

Most workers support vaccine and mask mandates for the workplace, global survey finds

If workers had to choose between getting vaccinated or undergoing frequent testing to keep their jobs, six times as many would choose vaccinations
While protective workplace mandates generally enjoy global support, health and workplace-related behaviour and attitudes vary significantly across regions
On average globally, two in three employed adults were working at least partially away from home just prior to the emergence of Omicron

Top 10 Emerging Technologies to Watch in 2021

The 10th anniversary edition of the World Economic Forum’s Top 10 Emerging Technologies report lists new tech trends poised to impact the world in the next three to five years.
Experts convened by the World Economic Forum and Scientific American highlight technological advances that could revolutionize agriculture, health and space.
Self-fertilizing crops, on-demand drug manufacturing, breath-sensing diagnostics and 3D-printed houses are among the list.

Financial Services Study Reveals Emerging Tech-driven Systemic Risks

Rapid technology adoption is giving rise to new risks, as exemplified by increased cyber attacks, operational disruptions and algorithmic biases
Seemingly isolated risks must be addressed before they grow and spread across the ecosystem
The findings compel financial institutions, financial and non-financial technology firms, policy-makers and regulators to work collectively on mitigation approaches


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