What’s TVET? In short, the Technical and Vocational Education Training provides skills to vulnerable population enabling them to take career opportunities and providing essential services to their communities. It has a bridging role to play in the rising of energy demand and unemployment.
However, this type of training faces several challenges that prevent it from reaching its full potential: a lack of quality during trainings, a lack of resources, a lack of equal access to training and an inadequacy within local markets. Thus, actions must be taken to help its development.
Despite the substantial, positive contribution to growth and innovation made by women, disparities still exist in access to education and economic opportunities that limit women from achieving their full sociopolitical power. Although women make up more than 50% of global population, and average 40% of the world’s labor force, women continue to lag in promotional opportunities, wages, and land ownership, and are inhibited in their pursuit of education and employment by lack of access to social and natural resources.
Both growing unemployment and lack of access to energy can be solved. Want to know how?
With a global unemployment that will reach 212 million in 2019 and 1.06 billion people without access to energy, urgent actions need to be taken to tackle this unfortunate trend. One of them could be entrepreneurship.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning: When it comes to supply chain processes, there's hype — and there's reality.
Some think of the technology as disruptive, but at its current level of maturity, AI is really more of a “foundational technology,” says Brian Tessier, vice president of global supply chain innovation at Schneider Electric. You could place it on the maturity curve near blockchain, he says.
Schneider Electric ranked 3rd in THE CARBON CLEAN 200™: The World’s 200 largest companies ranked by clean energy revenues. Discover it from the Greenest Data center in the world
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Corporate Knights & As You Sow, two organizations that are at the forefront of promoting environmental and corporate social responsibility released a ranking of the world’s largest 200 publicly listed companies that are providing innovative solutions for a clean energy future.
Schneider Electric survey of 236 leading companies reveals how companies are placed to tackle the new energy economy
The recently concluded 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos focused extensively on energy and environmental challenges that companies are facing to ensure they attain their sustainability commitments. Most of the corporate participants at Davos agreed that they need to integrate and advance their energy and sustainability programs on an urgent basis to address the issues arising out of rapid climate change.
How renewable energy can be reliable to power supply during extreme weather conditions
The recent wave of hurricanes in the US -- Harvey, Irma & Sandy -- have offered municipalities a reminder of the importance of installing assets that can provide resilient power in critical facilities. The need of the hour is to install advanced microgrids equipped with the latest technology that can perform on multiple levels during these extreme weather conditions and grid outages. Microgrids were chosen as one of the options to provide necessary resilience during inclement weather in the recent US Department of Energy’s 2017 Grid Reliability Study.
by Frederic Abbal, EVP, Schneider Electric Energy Division
Electric utilities and other power networks are in a unique position when it comes to improving sustainability. That’s because they have the ability to not just control their own carbon footprint but also promote more efficient, sustainable energy use for consumers.