Live Webinar Preview: Financial Inclusion Efforts to Reduce the World’s Underbanked Population

An estimated 2.6 billion people around the world live with out regular access to banking services, hindering their ability to plan for the future, obtain credit or start a business. Access to formal financial resources is also a major challenge for refugees and similar groups. Read more about Zilient.org’s webinar designed to help broaden financial inclusion for the world’s underbanked population. Continue reading Live Webinar Preview: Financial Inclusion Efforts to Reduce the World’s Underbanked Population

Preparing for Disaster: Partnering for the Future

Natural disasters affect roughly 217 million people each year, and emerging markets are particularly vulnerable. To get ahead of these problems, the Sendai Framework creates alignment among state governments and the private sector, supporting their ability to work together to develop and implement a plan that reduces the loss of lives and livelihood when disaster strikes. Continue reading Preparing for Disaster: Partnering for the Future

3D Printing: More than Manufacturing

3D printing, also known as “additive manufacturing,” is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file, one layer of material (usually plastic) at a time. Pretty much anything can be 3D printed, from spare parts for aircraft to musical instruments, weapons, apparel, organs, and potentially, other 3D printers, too. Most 3D printing is currently used in manufacturing to do cheap rapid prototyping and test products—PwC estimates that 67% of manufacturers are already using the technology. More and more companies are now starting to plan how they will adapt to the technology, considered by some as the trigger … Continue reading 3D Printing: More than Manufacturing