EURECAT and Repsol have developed a methodology that will be made available to all agents involved in the management of air quality. The first phase of the work, carried out over 12 months and ending in December 2018, visualizes the improvement of the volatile organic components in relation to air quality and highlights the fact that all the parameters measured are below the minimum quantities established.read more
In the last decade the term VUCA has been used more and more to define the situations of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity that companies and institutions must face in a society like the current one that sees shifts in paradigms that have remained stable for many years.read more
The Hope Zone can be visited at Barcelona’s Reial Cercle Artístic until May 2019
Sustainable development (SD) is one of the strategic foundations of Aigües de Barcelona (the Barcelona Water Company). The Hope Zone, a virtual reality experience within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) developed in collaboration with Institut Cerdà, is proof of the company’s commitment to SD. It is unique initiative that, thanks to the innovative immersive extreme technology, allows visitors first-hand experience of the effects of climate change. It aims to be a wake-up call about the urgent need to act to avoid the effects of excess CO2.
What are the trends in crisis management for the coming years?
Companies are going to focus more on culture than on protocols as the means to manage crisis situations. Culture that will be translated in three basic aspects: firstly prevention, the capacity to be prepared in front of any situation, regardless of whether or not it is new or unexpected; secondly, the ability to analyse, and to know how to analyse what has been done in past situations; and thirdly, and very importantly, the ability to relate permanently to all environments.
The urban distribution of goods, food in particular, has to adapt to the social changes that demand new, better and reasonably priced services at a reasonable price. In urban areas these services must also be increasingly sustainable (friendly, peaceful, silent, healthy, environmentally friendly, etc.).
Whenever mobility related improvements are proposed in large cities, there is a debate on how to organise last mile distribution: improving mobility, efficiency, environmental impact and sustainability.