When many parts of the country, including some of the biggest markets, went into lockdown in March 2020 to contain the coronavirus outbreak, farmers, even the ones outside the quarantine zone, had to dump their crops by the roadside for lack of a way to bring the produce to where the buyers were.
“Now is the time to rethink what we want city centers to be like, to repurpose prime urban real estate for mixed use, and build urban areas with a focus on community, accessibility, inclusion, and sustainability,” said Paul D. Priestman, founder and chair of PriestmanGoode, a design consultancy out of the UK that counts Airbus SE and Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway as its clients.
PRIOR to the pandemic, barely anyone knew of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). These digital assets — like bitcoin and ether — are traded using blockchain technology. But unlike cryptocurrencies, they are unique (hence non-fungible).
ONE OF the most notable shifts seen during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is the growing use of digital payments. Although cash and coins are still used, electronic wallets and digital services were further appreciated for the conveniences they provide.
BusinessWorld entered the podcast space in a big way with a new product called B-Side, which allows our reporters to talk at length to their sources above and beyond the day-to-day requirements of spot news reporting. Here are some of the highlights of our podcast year, as well as an index of our notable pods, our own little way of adapting our journalism to the pandemic.
EVEN BEFORE the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic began to plague industries from the past year, significant issues such as the financial crisis of 2008-2009 and the ongoing trade and tariff tensions had impacted manufacturing.
SUPPLY CHAINS have no doubt encountered considerable disruptions when the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis hit almost all countries. Seeing several vulnerabilities in the supply chain, organizations have recognized the needed transformations through resilience, technology, and sustainability.
FACED with a worldwide pandemic and consequent global recession, more people have grown aware of social and environmental issues that pose risks to their everyday life. Sustainability has become such a powerful movement that, according to a global report from The Economist Intelligence Unit, commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund, there has been a 71% rise in online interest in sustainable goods around the world over the past five years.
THOUGH THE WORLD continues to grapple with the social and economic impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, much has changed since the virus’s outbreak. As vaccines reach more and more people by the day and society adapts to the pandemic’s more lasting effects, some semblance of normalcy is beginning to take root.
WHEN THE COVID-19 pandemic struck, most of the Philippine print industry had already been struggling. Digital media have been slowly draining away advertising, and some readers might have began to question the relevance of print newspapers at a time of instant information and communication. So, when the outbreak began, its impact was nearly lethal.