Back to the Future: can the metaverse cities of tomorrow help with urban planning today?

The metaverse is deemed to be the future of society – specifically in our social interaction as well as in the sectors of gaming, finance, and entertainment. Because of this focus, the metaverse has gained a somewhat negative reputation, especially prevalent in developing economies where access, awareness and regulation are limited, as explored in my…

How fintechs are supporting entrepreneurs and necessary to a post-COVID recovery in Brazil’s favelas

Gazing down the dirt street, with houses stretching on either side. Houses that look like crooked teeth, wooden slats cobbled together with large gaps between, some constructed with only a partial roof, structures that can easily be destroyed when the rains come. A guard standing at the entrance, working on behalf of the traficante (drug…

Achieving India’s net-zero target: a distant dream or a certain eventuality?

The road to net-zero for India is strewn with challenges, the greatest of them all being reviving the country’s ailing electricity distribution companies. Climate action: where things stand now One of the most important and seminal events of this year is inarguably the Conference of Parties, better known as COP26, currently underway in Glasgow, Scotland.…