Democrats such as Elizabeth Warren had their eye on business and the working class during the first 2020 presidential primary debate in Miami.2020 Electionsread more
The issue over health insurance marked the first stark divide among the candidates, and sparked a heated back-and-forth between many of the candidates on stage.Politicsread more
Huawei's legal chief told CNBC that the company makes "solutions for civil use."Technologyread more
Four candidates mentioned China — but none of the Democratic contenders brought up trade in the debate.Politicsread more
In a strategy to draw attention away from Wednesday's Democratic debate, President Donald Trump's reelection campaign bought out YouTube's "masthead," the leading...2020 Electionsread more
The Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday that is has found an issue with the Boeing 737 Max that the manufacturer must address before it lifts the grounding...Airlinesread more
The collapse of the deal potentially ended Sinclair's hopes of building a national conservative-leaning TV powerhouse that might have rivaled Fox News.Mediaread more
Huawei legal chief Song Liuping told CNBC that the company is in the "early phase" of talks with Verizon over paying royalties.Technologyread more
Virginia Sen. Mark Warner breaks down the idea behind a bipartisan bill he introduced to provide more transparency in Big Tech.Technologyread more
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday asked India to withdraw retaliatory tariffs that New Delhi imposed this month, calling the duties "unacceptable."World Economyread more
Wi-Fi 6 will be the next-generation wireless standard. Along with 5G, it will represent the next big shift in connectivity and data, said Irving Tan, senior vice president and...Shaping the futureread more
In just over thirty years the world's population will grow by 2.5 billion, the equivalent of doubling the population of China and India.
According to the World Resources Institute, the growing global population will not only mean an unprecedented demand for goods and services but will also put considerable strain on business.
This is largely due to a global middle class that is set to expand by 3 billion people (ten times the population of the United States) in twenty years.
Analysts are branding current business models 'too resource-intensive and wasteful' to meet future demand and remain within the planet's environmental limits. If businesses can't limit their resource consumption they won't last.
Some of the world's biggest companies such as Apple and General Motors have responded by joining the RE100, a collaborative initiative committed to renewable energy.
Still, if the current level of environmental degradation continues it will risk economic and human security.
Under the greatest threat is Africa.
The continent is facing such a dramatic surge its populace that by the end of the 21st century it will make up 36% of the world's population. Western NGOs and governments believe this population boom will have negative effects on the region's food and water security.
Activists, however, argue that Africa does have the resources to sustain its 2 billion people and that the concerns of Europe and the United States are borne out of a desire to preserve those resources for their own people instead.
If Africa does need a solution it's called a demographic dividend; whereby fast population growth creates a young workforce that drives economic growth.
But for both Europe and the US, who at the turn of the century consumed 80% of the world's resources, there is a need to start creating both a circular economy, where materials are reused rather than wasted, alongside a sharing economy.
With big business seemingly under threat, natural resource consumption and population growth will likely be at the top of world leaders agendas very soon.