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AI Impact Report 2024

AI Impact Report: From speculation to reality, addressing AI's potential and ethics for societal benefit.

Desalination Impact Report 2023

Check out our Desalination Impact Report to explore how desalination stands out as a game-changing technology that has proven valuable in making an Impact on Humanity.

Hydrogen Impact Report 2023

Check out the Hydrogen Impact Report to learn how hydrogen is being catalyzed around the world and plans for how it will power our future.

FII PRIORITY Compass – Executive Report

FII PRIORITY Compass aims to uncover humanity’s most pressing priorities, and help world leaders and decision makers identify the right pathways to solve for these priorities.

FII PRORITY Compass – Full Report

FII PRIORITY Compass aims to uncover humanity’s most pressing priorities, and help world leaders and decision makers identify the right pathways to solve for these priorities.

FII Institute’s Annual Report 2022: Charting a Course for Global Impact

Explore our unique impact model, learn more about our calls to action, and discover our achievements for 2022.

Cancer Vaccine Fairness: Tumor No More

This report examines the potential impact and challenges of cancer vaccines, proposing a debate about the best and most equitable way to put an end to cancer. It includes illustrations by Daniel Hertzberg, and discusses the need for studies with clearly defined plans to treat a defined number of patients, as well as the potential of mobile production facilities for mRNA.

Spotlight Series: Toilets for the Future

Discover the future of sanitation and its impact on global health in our comprehensive Spotlight Series Report, “Toilets for the Future.” This enlightening resource delves deep into the past, present, and promising future of sanitation systems worldwide, emphasizing reducing the global threat of infectious diseases. The report explores critical topics such as: The dire current […]

Lifting the language barrier

The FII Institute explores how technology can bridge linguistic barriers & create a more interconnected world through machine translation. Join us in shaping a more inclusive & compassionate global community

Powering up: A revolution in robotics and artificial intelligence

We are now living through the early stages of a similarly rapid revolution in robotics and artificial intelligence — and the effect on society could be just as enormous.

Sustainable Fashion: Radical Rethink Needed on Global Clothing Trade

Today’s throwaway clothing or “fast fashion” has negative environmental impacts at every stage of its life cycle. Current systems are not sustainable. We need to change what our clothes are made from, where and how they are produced, and how we dispose of them.

The Right to Nutrition: How to Feed The World

Progress made to reduce hunger in recent decades is now going into reverse. Only a concerted effort on many fronts will restore productivity to degraded soil and produce crops that can survive in the hot, dry conditions that are becoming common.

Spotlight Series: Disease Data

IN SEPTEMBER 2021, THE FII INSTITUTE launched its Global Infectious Disease Index (GIDI), providing valuable information to help health professionals and the general public assess the readiness and vulnerability of global healthcare systems in tackling endemic and emerging epidemic diseases. Since its launch, GIDI has acquired a reputation as a scientifically rigorous and credible resource, unique in its field, that serves as a transparent metric and a unified source of truth for anyone with an interest in infectious diseases.

Spotlight Series: Calling Flood and Fire

HOW TO PREDICT AND PREVENT NATURAL DISASTERS There is a critical need for better understanding of the behavior of wildfires and the causes of floods – to prevent, if not the disaster itself, at least the loss of lives. To get there, we need a combination of data and science-based monitoring systems with indigenous knowledge, as well as stronger regional and international cooperation.

Circular Carbon

Race is on to find solutions to slow down global warming! TO SLOW DOWN GLOBAL WARMING WE NEED TO REMOVE CARBON FROM THE AIR Numerous methods have been identified, both natural and technological, for extracting carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Experts are urgently investigating their viability, relative costs and potential trade-offs, synergies and downsides.

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Spotlight June 2022 – Teaching Robots

Can machines learn to walk and act in the real world in a similar way to how children do it? Starting from scratch, watching, copying, trying, failing, retrying? Learning to move is not as easy as learning to think – but the robots are getting closer.

Impact June 2022 – Digital Twin

A digital twin is the virtual version of something that happens or exists in physical space – whether a process, person, or object. The digital twin operates in the same way as their physical relative, and in real time, coded as a virtual model to carry out the same tasks or think in the same way. The concept of the digital twin has now moved out of industry and into everyday life with the rise of the Metaverse, as we start to see digital twins of ourselves likely to live, work, and play within it.

Redefining ESG Achieving Inclusive Global Sustainable Development

As we continue to battle a global pandemic, we need to rethink our approach to sustainability. For despite the progress achieved since the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted, and the growing alignment of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles with the SDGs, achieving just and inclusive sustainable development remains one of the major global challenges of our time.

The Nuanced Application of ESG: Event Recap

Nuanced ESG application was a dominant theme at the FII Institute Series inaugural ESG virtual event help on the 15th of April 2021. Speakers gathered virtually from around the world agreed that the tipping point for ESG in the global marketplace has passed. Today’s challenge is how ESG standards can be refined, standardized, and deployed across global markets to achieve maximum pact for society and the environment.

One-pager: Climate Bang for the Buck

Resources are scarce, and the challenge is huge: To fight climate change as efficiently as possible, we should globally invest in the mitigation technologies that can reduce greenhouse gases most efficiently. But what are they?

White Paper: FII Institute on ESG

An unprecedented series of recent supply chain disruptions have highlighted the need for alternatives to complex global systems. Fast and versatile, micro-factories the size of shipping containers can make supply chains more resilient and value creation more decentralized – with significant social and environmental benefits.

Two-pager: The Cigarette of Tomorrow

Cyber-Addiction and Cyber-Bullying pose serious risks for the health and wellbeing of the individual – especially for children and adolescents. How can society reduce these risks and increase digital wellbeing?

Spotlight Series: learning by founding social entrepreneurship in Refugee camps

The millions of inhabitants of refugee camps are often seen as people with zero options. And especially the young generation has next to no chances to get higher education and decent work. But entrepreneurship education can change that. Not for profit in the first place – but for a chance

One-pager: Zooming for Future

Home offices are far more sustainable than office-offices, we were told during the pandemic. But how much resources does working from home really save? And how sustainable will our post-COVID office-mix be?

Spotlight Series: Digital Magic Air

With 5G connectivity the air around us becomes magic – and our individual digital sphere will surround us continuously. And 5G even has the potential to be more than a data playground for the global elites. With a little help from space technology it can bridge the digital divide and create a level online playing field for humanity

One-pager: When Will We Meat Again

With skyrocketing food prices, the livelihood of billions of people is at risk. Plant-based alternatives to meat and milk can increase food security by decreasing livestock feed. The time is ripe for massive upscaling of meat and milk alternatives – and an equally massive down-scaling of prices.

One-pager: Vaccine Apartheid

The Covid-19 pandemics offered a great opportunity for the Global community to practice international solidarity. But the opportunity was missed, the multi-national institutions have failed to ensure equitable vaccine access. The prevailing “My-interest-first” policies have reduced the overall efficacy of the vaccination campaign and damaged the trust in global solidarity. International health policy needs a shift to humanity.

Impact Report 2022: Robotics Revolution

FII Institute publishes its fifth impact report as we enter a golden age for innovation in robotics. In the mid- 20th century, many scientists and writers envisioned the 2020s as full of highly intelligent robots of all shapes and sizes. While this might not have happened quite as imagined, things are now changing fast.

Spotlight Series: PRO ANTIBODIES

Pneumonia is, in most cases, a curable or preventable disease. But it remains the leading infectious cause of death globally among children under the age of five, disproportionately affecting the most deprived and marginalized. An effective and affordable vaccine is the best way to tackle this global challenge.

Ominous Omicron

Just as the world began glimpsing the light at the end of the tunnel of an arduous battle against the COVID-19 pandemic - bolstered by the development of several highly efficient vaccines - a new variant of “high concern” as designated by WHO has emerged. And, while the debate continues to rage about the origins of SARS-CoV-2 and how much of it, if any, was human influenced, there should be no doubt that humans shoulder the lion’s share of the blame for the emergence of the Omicron variant.

Annual Report – 2021

Explore the FII Institute's 2021 accomplishments and their commitment to global impact solutions.

Digital Coffee Table Book

WHAT IS HUMANITY? Humanity bears two distinct yet complementary meanings: the adjectives “human” and “humane” reveal the complexity of a notion that is both scientific and spiritual.

KSA: Partnering to advance health security

As previously witnessed with the major outbreaks of West Africa Ebola virus in 2014, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in 2012, and Zika in 2016, emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) have too often been neglected or perceived as distant problems. Despite repeated warnings of the increasing threat of epidemics and pandemics, both public and private sector actors have repeatedly failed to prioritize the forward-looking investments, systems, and structures that are necessary to ensure that vaccines, therapeutics, diagnostics, and other medical countermeasures and lifesaving tools are ready to deploy right at the outset of an outbreak to curb the spread of disease before it becomes a global health emergency.

Securing a future for coral reefs

ABOUT TWO-THIRDS OF THE GLOBAL extent of tropical coral reefs has al- ready been lost – 14 percent of that in the last decade alone, largely as a result of cli- mate change. Even if we reach the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement, 75–90 percent of those remaining are projected to disappear by 2035. Securing a future for coral reefs requires an all-hands-on-deck effort. We must mobilize scientists, technologists, innovators, policymakers and philanthropists. We need to develop and deploy at scale the next generation technologies and science that will enable us to conserve and restore coral reefs.

Fair shares green finance for a just transition

FII INSTITUTE publishes its fourth impact report as the world slowly begins to settle on its “new normal,” the boundaries of which are still being defined. The pandemic has caused tremendous loss and suffering but has also focused attention on the need for concerted action to pre-event and respond to future health and environmental crises.

Closing the gaps how technology is changing the face of education

FII INSTITUTE publishes the fifth of our report series as millions of children remain without access to basic education. The digital divide is growing wider between people and regions that have access to modern information and communications technology and those that don’t. It cuts across class, race and national borders, leaving the ‘haves’ with the highest-quality education available, and the ‘have-nots’ with little or no access to quality education.

EMERGING DISEASES AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change is a growing factor in the emergence of infectious disease. We need decisive action now to limit global warming, more investment in research to improve our understanding, and “One Health” policies that consider together the well-being of people, animals and ecosystems.

Executive Briefing: Preventing the Next Global Pandemic

Tuberculosis (TB) is among the world’s most lethal diseases, killing 1.4 million people each year, equivalent to more than 80% of the victims of COVID-19 in 20201 .The majority (66%) of new cases come from 8 developing countries2, but the threat of a global pandemic is real as cases of drug-resistant TB rise3 with a 10% increase between 2018 and 20194. As we emerge from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must learn from our mistakes and act now to develop an effective TB vaccine before TB brings tomorrow's global health catastrophe.

Whitepaper on Bio-diversity

WHY BIODIVERSITY IS ESSENTIAL TO SUPPLY CHAINS ECOSYSTEMS AND SPECIES IN JEOPARDY Deforestation is the greatest threat to biodiversity worldwide and the rate of species extinction is accelerating. But changes to our diet can help to save the planet.

Spotlight Series: Factory in a Box

An unprecedented series of recent supply chain disruptions has highlighted the need for alternatives to complex global systems. Fast and versatile, microfactories the size of shipping containers can make supply chains more resilient and value creation more decentralized – with significant social and environmental benefits.

Spotlight Series: Sustainable Farming

In the Green Revolution of the 1960s and ’70s, high-yield crops and agro-tech dramatically increased land productivity and food output. This time it’s different: To feed a growing population and to cope with harsh environmental constraints, agriculture must increase resource productivity and sustainability. This requires a New Green Revolution.

Spotlight Series – Fortifying Medical Supply Chains

Substandard and falsified medicines are a major threat to public health and responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths each year – mostly in low- and middle-income countries. Digital, AI-based control systems throughout the supply chain and at end-user level can help to curb the activities of the global counterfeit crime networks.

Ending Deforestation

Explore the pressing issue of deforestation, its impact on climate change, biodiversity, and human health, and the global action needed to address it.

A sustainable Future is within your grasp

We published this Impact report as the world sits at a crossroads, being pulled in two directions. Covid-19 has devastated economies as an estimated 1.6 billion workers globally face threatened livelihoods. Economic recovery and job creation are now a top priority. At the same time, we face a climate crisis that prevents us from firing up those engines of economic growth that have proved so environmentally damaging in the past.

Winning the battle against disease together

A report series as we face one of the greatest global challenges in recent history. Covid-19 is unprecedented in its scale, impact, and speed. At the same time, we may have a unique opportunity to shift our thinking on key health concerns, drive an exceptional level of global collaboration, and support the development of ground-breaking technologies.

Healthcare Equity – A Moral Imperative

The “Healthcare Impact report 2020” published by the FII Institute emphasizes health equity as a moral imperative. There’s a stark global health inequity exhibited by the vast difference in life expectancy depending on where one is born. Additionally, a double burden arises when healthcare costs exceed a certain percentage of household income, forcing difficult decisions […]

Don’t Forget Our Planet

Dive into a green recovery; explore nature-based solutions for a sustainable, resilient future.

FII PRIORITY Hong Kong Post Event Report

Explore the key outcomes and takeaways of the FII PRIORITY Hong Kong summit, which brought together over 1000 delegates and over 100 speakers to address ‘Megatrends Shaping Humanity.’

FII7 Key Sessions Summary

Check out the FII7 Summary for briefs and key insights from the top sessions that contributed to the groundbreaking dialogues that redefined "The New Compass."

FII7 Post Event Report

FII Institute welcomed over 6000 delegates from around the world to recalibrate “The New Compass” and embark on a collective journey to address humanity’s most pressing challenges. Check out the key insights and outcomes of FII7 in the Executive Report.

FII PRIORITY Summit 2023 – Post Event Report

The Global PRIORITY Summit returned in 2023 in Miami, attracting an impressive lineup of 86 world-renowned speakers and over 700 delegates to discuss pressing global issues, and the FII Institute plans to host the summit in Miami again in 22-23 February 2024.

FII6 Post Conference Report

The FII Institute proudly presents its Post Conference Report on FII6, Investing in Humanity: Enabling a New Global Order. This year's conference brought together leading experts from the fields of economics, finance, and international development to explore the ways in which investments can be directed toward creating a more equitable and sustainable global order.

FII PRIORITY Summit Post Event Report

A Summit to Define Humanity’s Highest Priority Enlightenment has often followed humanity’s darkest hours. In a time of extraordinary social and economic transformations and shifting geopolitical alliances. The Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute, in line with its mission to have a positive impact on humanity, has hosted a capstone summit to identify and explore the […]

Inclusive ESG For Emerging markets Post Event Report

WELCOME REMARKS FROM THE CEO OF FII INSTITUTE If the planet has huge problems – its temperature has warmed up to ice-cap-melting levels and its accelerating loss of animal and plant species has been described as a sixth mass extinction – it also potentially has  significant resources to devote to these problems. To stave off […]

#FII5 Post Event Report

WHAT IS HUMANITY? Humanity bears two distinct yet complementary meanings: the adjectives “human” and “humane” reveal the complexity of a notion that is both scientific and spiritThe Future Investment Initiative has come a long way in its first years, and this 5th anniversary showed, that it will continue on its dynamic and impactful journey, The success of FII to date is testament to the eagerness of the private and public sectors to play an active role in addressing the issues we face as a global commu-nity. By leveraging the enormous economic opportunities that will lie ahead in the post-Covid era, we will also catalyze the changes needed to achieve an equitable, prosperous future for all. HE Yasir Al-Rumayyan, Chairman of the FII Institute Board of Trustees.

Mobilizing ESG for A Sustainable Future The Post Event Report

With the beginning of economic recovery in sight, attention is turning to the kind of future we want to live in. we have an unprecedented opportunity to build a sustainable world characterized by just and inclusive growth.

Executive Briefing: Preventing the Next Global Pandemic

Tuberculosis (TB) is among the world’s most lethal diseases, killing 1.4 million people each year, equivalent to more than 80% of the victims of COVID-19 in 20201 .The majority (66%) of new cases come from 8 developing countries2, but the threat of a global pandemic is real as cases of drug-resistant TB rise3 with a 10% increase between 2018 and 20194. As we emerge from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must learn from our mistakes and act now to develop an effective TB vaccine before TB brings tomorrow's global health catastrophe.

Ending Deforestation

Explore the pressing issue of deforestation, its impact on climate change, biodiversity, and human health, and the global action needed to address it.

FII Institute’s Annual Report 2022: Charting a Course for Global Impact

Explore our unique impact model, learn more about our calls to action, and discover our achievements for 2022.

Annual Report – 2021

Explore the FII Institute's 2021 accomplishments and their commitment to global impact solutions.

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AI Impact Report 2024

AI Impact Report: From speculation to reality, addressing AI's potential and ethics for societal benefit.

Desalination Impact Report 2023

Check out our Desalination Impact Report to explore how desalination stands out as a game-changing technology that has proven valuable in making an Impact on Humanity.

Hydrogen Impact Report 2023

Check out the Hydrogen Impact Report to learn how hydrogen is being catalyzed around the world and plans for how it will power our future.

Cancer Vaccine Fairness: Tumor No More

This report examines the potential impact and challenges of cancer vaccines, proposing a debate about the best and most equitable way to put an end to cancer. It includes illustrations by Daniel Hertzberg, and discusses the need for studies with clearly defined plans to treat a defined number of patients, as well as the potential of mobile production facilities for mRNA.

The Right to Nutrition: How to Feed The World

Progress made to reduce hunger in recent decades is now going into reverse. Only a concerted effort on many fronts will restore productivity to degraded soil and produce crops that can survive in the hot, dry conditions that are becoming common.

Impact June 2022 – Digital Twin

A digital twin is the virtual version of something that happens or exists in physical space – whether a process, person, or object. The digital twin operates in the same way as their physical relative, and in real time, coded as a virtual model to carry out the same tasks or think in the same way. The concept of the digital twin has now moved out of industry and into everyday life with the rise of the Metaverse, as we start to see digital twins of ourselves likely to live, work, and play within it.

Impact Report 2022: Robotics Revolution

FII Institute publishes its fifth impact report as we enter a golden age for innovation in robotics. In the mid- 20th century, many scientists and writers envisioned the 2020s as full of highly intelligent robots of all shapes and sizes. While this might not have happened quite as imagined, things are now changing fast.

Fair shares green finance for a just transition

FII INSTITUTE publishes its fourth impact report as the world slowly begins to settle on its “new normal,” the boundaries of which are still being defined. The pandemic has caused tremendous loss and suffering but has also focused attention on the need for concerted action to pre-event and respond to future health and environmental crises.

Closing the gaps how technology is changing the face of education

FII INSTITUTE publishes the fifth of our report series as millions of children remain without access to basic education. The digital divide is growing wider between people and regions that have access to modern information and communications technology and those that don’t. It cuts across class, race and national borders, leaving the ‘haves’ with the highest-quality education available, and the ‘have-nots’ with little or no access to quality education.

A sustainable Future is within your grasp

We published this Impact report as the world sits at a crossroads, being pulled in two directions. Covid-19 has devastated economies as an estimated 1.6 billion workers globally face threatened livelihoods. Economic recovery and job creation are now a top priority. At the same time, we face a climate crisis that prevents us from firing up those engines of economic growth that have proved so environmentally damaging in the past.

Winning the battle against disease together

A report series as we face one of the greatest global challenges in recent history. Covid-19 is unprecedented in its scale, impact, and speed. At the same time, we may have a unique opportunity to shift our thinking on key health concerns, drive an exceptional level of global collaboration, and support the development of ground-breaking technologies.

Healthcare Equity – A Moral Imperative

The “Healthcare Impact report 2020” published by the FII Institute emphasizes health equity as a moral imperative. There’s a stark global health inequity exhibited by the vast difference in life expectancy depending on where one is born. Additionally, a double burden arises when healthcare costs exceed a certain percentage of household income, forcing difficult decisions […]

One-pager: Climate Bang for the Buck

Resources are scarce, and the challenge is huge: To fight climate change as efficiently as possible, we should globally invest in the mitigation technologies that can reduce greenhouse gases most efficiently. But what are they?

Two-pager: The Cigarette of Tomorrow

Cyber-Addiction and Cyber-Bullying pose serious risks for the health and wellbeing of the individual – especially for children and adolescents. How can society reduce these risks and increase digital wellbeing?

One-pager: Zooming for Future

Home offices are far more sustainable than office-offices, we were told during the pandemic. But how much resources does working from home really save? And how sustainable will our post-COVID office-mix be?

One-pager: When Will We Meat Again

With skyrocketing food prices, the livelihood of billions of people is at risk. Plant-based alternatives to meat and milk can increase food security by decreasing livestock feed. The time is ripe for massive upscaling of meat and milk alternatives – and an equally massive down-scaling of prices.

One-pager: Vaccine Apartheid

The Covid-19 pandemics offered a great opportunity for the Global community to practice international solidarity. But the opportunity was missed, the multi-national institutions have failed to ensure equitable vaccine access. The prevailing “My-interest-first” policies have reduced the overall efficacy of the vaccination campaign and damaged the trust in global solidarity. International health policy needs a shift to humanity.

Ominous Omicron

Just as the world began glimpsing the light at the end of the tunnel of an arduous battle against the COVID-19 pandemic - bolstered by the development of several highly efficient vaccines - a new variant of “high concern” as designated by WHO has emerged. And, while the debate continues to rage about the origins of SARS-CoV-2 and how much of it, if any, was human influenced, there should be no doubt that humans shoulder the lion’s share of the blame for the emergence of the Omicron variant.

Spotlight Series: Toilets for the Future

Discover the future of sanitation and its impact on global health in our comprehensive Spotlight Series Report, “Toilets for the Future.” This enlightening resource delves deep into the past, present, and promising future of sanitation systems worldwide, emphasizing reducing the global threat of infectious diseases. The report explores critical topics such as: The dire current […]

Lifting the language barrier

The FII Institute explores how technology can bridge linguistic barriers & create a more interconnected world through machine translation. Join us in shaping a more inclusive & compassionate global community

Sustainable Fashion: Radical Rethink Needed on Global Clothing Trade

Today’s throwaway clothing or “fast fashion” has negative environmental impacts at every stage of its life cycle. Current systems are not sustainable. We need to change what our clothes are made from, where and how they are produced, and how we dispose of them.

Spotlight Series: Disease Data

IN SEPTEMBER 2021, THE FII INSTITUTE launched its Global Infectious Disease Index (GIDI), providing valuable information to help health professionals and the general public assess the readiness and vulnerability of global healthcare systems in tackling endemic and emerging epidemic diseases. Since its launch, GIDI has acquired a reputation as a scientifically rigorous and credible resource, unique in its field, that serves as a transparent metric and a unified source of truth for anyone with an interest in infectious diseases.

Spotlight Series: Calling Flood and Fire

HOW TO PREDICT AND PREVENT NATURAL DISASTERS There is a critical need for better understanding of the behavior of wildfires and the causes of floods – to prevent, if not the disaster itself, at least the loss of lives. To get there, we need a combination of data and science-based monitoring systems with indigenous knowledge, as well as stronger regional and international cooperation.

Circular Carbon

Race is on to find solutions to slow down global warming! TO SLOW DOWN GLOBAL WARMING WE NEED TO REMOVE CARBON FROM THE AIR Numerous methods have been identified, both natural and technological, for extracting carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Experts are urgently investigating their viability, relative costs and potential trade-offs, synergies and downsides.

,

Spotlight June 2022 – Teaching Robots

Can machines learn to walk and act in the real world in a similar way to how children do it? Starting from scratch, watching, copying, trying, failing, retrying? Learning to move is not as easy as learning to think – but the robots are getting closer.

Spotlight Series: learning by founding social entrepreneurship in Refugee camps

The millions of inhabitants of refugee camps are often seen as people with zero options. And especially the young generation has next to no chances to get higher education and decent work. But entrepreneurship education can change that. Not for profit in the first place – but for a chance

Spotlight Series: Digital Magic Air

With 5G connectivity the air around us becomes magic – and our individual digital sphere will surround us continuously. And 5G even has the potential to be more than a data playground for the global elites. With a little help from space technology it can bridge the digital divide and create a level online playing field for humanity

Spotlight Series: PRO ANTIBODIES

Pneumonia is, in most cases, a curable or preventable disease. But it remains the leading infectious cause of death globally among children under the age of five, disproportionately affecting the most deprived and marginalized. An effective and affordable vaccine is the best way to tackle this global challenge.

KSA: Partnering to advance health security

As previously witnessed with the major outbreaks of West Africa Ebola virus in 2014, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in 2012, and Zika in 2016, emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) have too often been neglected or perceived as distant problems. Despite repeated warnings of the increasing threat of epidemics and pandemics, both public and private sector actors have repeatedly failed to prioritize the forward-looking investments, systems, and structures that are necessary to ensure that vaccines, therapeutics, diagnostics, and other medical countermeasures and lifesaving tools are ready to deploy right at the outset of an outbreak to curb the spread of disease before it becomes a global health emergency.

Securing a future for coral reefs

ABOUT TWO-THIRDS OF THE GLOBAL extent of tropical coral reefs has al- ready been lost – 14 percent of that in the last decade alone, largely as a result of cli- mate change. Even if we reach the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement, 75–90 percent of those remaining are projected to disappear by 2035. Securing a future for coral reefs requires an all-hands-on-deck effort. We must mobilize scientists, technologists, innovators, policymakers and philanthropists. We need to develop and deploy at scale the next generation technologies and science that will enable us to conserve and restore coral reefs.

EMERGING DISEASES AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change is a growing factor in the emergence of infectious disease. We need decisive action now to limit global warming, more investment in research to improve our understanding, and “One Health” policies that consider together the well-being of people, animals and ecosystems.

Spotlight Series: Factory in a Box

An unprecedented series of recent supply chain disruptions has highlighted the need for alternatives to complex global systems. Fast and versatile, microfactories the size of shipping containers can make supply chains more resilient and value creation more decentralized – with significant social and environmental benefits.

Spotlight Series: Sustainable Farming

In the Green Revolution of the 1960s and ’70s, high-yield crops and agro-tech dramatically increased land productivity and food output. This time it’s different: To feed a growing population and to cope with harsh environmental constraints, agriculture must increase resource productivity and sustainability. This requires a New Green Revolution.

Spotlight Series – Fortifying Medical Supply Chains

Substandard and falsified medicines are a major threat to public health and responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths each year – mostly in low- and middle-income countries. Digital, AI-based control systems throughout the supply chain and at end-user level can help to curb the activities of the global counterfeit crime networks.

White Paper: FII Institute on ESG

An unprecedented series of recent supply chain disruptions have highlighted the need for alternatives to complex global systems. Fast and versatile, micro-factories the size of shipping containers can make supply chains more resilient and value creation more decentralized – with significant social and environmental benefits.

Whitepaper on Bio-diversity

WHY BIODIVERSITY IS ESSENTIAL TO SUPPLY CHAINS ECOSYSTEMS AND SPECIES IN JEOPARDY Deforestation is the greatest threat to biodiversity worldwide and the rate of species extinction is accelerating. But changes to our diet can help to save the planet.

Don’t Forget Our Planet

Dive into a green recovery; explore nature-based solutions for a sustainable, resilient future.

FII PRIORITY Compass – Executive Report

FII PRIORITY Compass aims to uncover humanity’s most pressing priorities, and help world leaders and decision makers identify the right pathways to solve for these priorities.

FII PRORITY Compass – Full Report

FII PRIORITY Compass aims to uncover humanity’s most pressing priorities, and help world leaders and decision makers identify the right pathways to solve for these priorities.

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