One of the largest producers of carbon emissions is air travel, yet many view flying as a necessary enabler of tourism and international business. One promising way for consumers to take responsibility for their carbon emissions are voluntary carbon offsets (VCOs), which offer air travellers the opportunity to make a small donation to neutralise their carbon footprint. Yet there are conflicting recommendations as to how to encourage consumers to opt into these green initiatives.
We live in a world characterised by risk, uncertainty, and the unknown. The recent unforeseen impact from a sudden Covid-19 pandemic illustrates the point. Yet, we typically act as if we only confront identifiable risk events – out of convenience.
What can be done about a problem rooted in structures and cultures? We can begin by understanding its conditions. So says Bontu Lucie Guschke, who is a PhD student at CBS. Back in November, she won the Fonnesbæk PhD Prize for her research on harassment and discrimination in organisations.
In our digital age, companies need more than just a digital footprint to get ahead of the game. Increasingly, many companies – both large and small, established or start-ups – are implementing digital strategies.
Public trust in the Danish authorities is strong – can the digital transformation sustain that trust? What effects will a digital government have on citizen engagement, and will we still be able to hold the authorities accountable?
Alongside the many advances and benefits that digitalisation has brought along, there have also been fake news, addictive apps and the polluting of our social discourse. Associate Professor Attila Márton from the Department of Digitalization at CBS gives his view on how we can deal with what he calls digital trash.