Finland is the world’s happiest country, according to an annual survey issued on Wednesday that put Burundi at the bottom of the happiness index and found Americans were getting less happy even as their country became richer. The U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s (SDSN) 2018 World Happiness Report ranked 156 countries according to their scores [...]

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(CNN) — Reindeer jerky, anyone? Finland is the happiest country in the world, according to the latest World Happiness Report. Norway, last year’s winner, came in second place in the 2018 report. It’s followed by Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland. Read the full article on CNN.

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Happy are the people of the Nordic nations — happier, in fact, than anyone else in the world. And the overall happiness of a country is almost identical to the happiness of its immigrants.  Read the full article in the New York Times.

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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Finland is the world’s happiest country, according to an annual survey issued on Wednesday that found Americans were getting less happy even as their country became richer.  Read the full article on Reuters.

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Not a day goes by when one doesn’t come across the term ‘ethical watchdog’. With enterprises mainstreaming AI applications and consumer AI taking off, concerns around data misuse, algorithmic bias abound. The recent GDPR guidelines that put the focus on the need for ethics and governance in AI is a laudable attempt to bring together [...]

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The global population is predicted to rise to 10bn by 2050, and the majority of those people will live in cities. Given that cities already account for 75 per cent of the world’s energy use and 76 per cent of carbon dioxide emissions, there’s a growing focus on how urban planning and design can reduce emissions and help [...]

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A 2-day (12/13 March) workshop on modern slavery, trafficking in human beings and access to justice for the poor and vulnerable, was also attended (and for the second time) by a Chinese official. The conference is the seventh meeting of the “Ethics in Action” initiative, which brings together a select group of religious leaders, theologians, [...]

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March 12th, 2018

Sustainable business growth

While some segments of big businesses are often accused of rent-seeking, the community’s innovative ideas, use of latest technologies, and international practices in upgrading human skills and tackling social vulnerabilities find no space in public discourse. Read the full article here.

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As a porn star sues President Donald Trump over a deal to keep her quiet about an alleged affair, and his White House is drained of everyone but his family, it’s hard not to think that America is entering into a period of decadence that rivals Imperial Rome in luridness. Even before the Daniels news, some historians and journalists compared Trump to famously degenerate [...]

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