University of The Arctic: PAME Launches Arctic Shipping Database. “The Arctic Council’s Working Group on the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) launched a comprehensive Arctic shipping activity database on February 7, 2019. The launch is a significant milestone in PAME’s work to improve knowledge of historical Arctic ship traffic activity and various factors that affect such activity, such as sea ice extent, meteorological and oceanographic conditions, and international regulations. The database will allow authorized users to analyze vessel traffic patterns, fuel use, and air emissions, among other economic and environmental conditions.”
Hankyoreh: KFTC to launch online database on chaebol. “The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) has launched a website that contains all the information it has collected on South Korea’s chaebol conglomerates and families.” A chaebol is a large family-owned business concern; Bloomberg has an overview. I tried to connect to the database for a quick look but the connection timed out.
Harvard Business Review: Stopping Data Breaches Will Require Help from Governments. “Not a month goes by without a major corporation suffering a cyber attack. Often state-sponsored, these breaches are insidious, difficult to detect, and may implicate personal information relating to millions of individuals. Clearly, the current approaches to safeguarding sensitive data are insufficient. We need to reorient expectations for the role of the private sector in cybersecurity. As the risk of cyberattacks has become better appreciated, we see an increasingly punitive focus on holding corporate America solely responsible.”
Danish Institute for Human Rights: Corporate respect for human rights: A driver for sustainable development. “A new database is created to inspire companies by illustrating how other companies’ concrete actions to avoid and address their salient human rights issues can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.”
CBC: Ottawa’s corporate registry rife with faulty information. “A public registry of federal corporations is riddled with thousands of errors and omissions because too many business owners are failing to keep the federal government in the loop about basic corporate information, says an audit by Corporations Canada. And when the federal agency confronted the delinquent corporations with those problems, fewer than half fixed them.”
Packaging Europe: FFI Launches International Cardboard Database. “The German Folding Carton Association ‘Fachverband Faltschachtel-Industrie e.V.’ (FFI) launches the implementation of an online cardboard database that will be available in German and English. This database is intended as a repository of all folding carton boards used in the industry together with their corresponding specifications and certificates.”
Business Green: New database to highlight benefits of integrated reporting. “The free database includes a wide range of studies and papers exploring how integrated reporting that brings together financial and non-financial metrics, including environmental and social data, leads to increased stock liquidity, better performance, higher market valuation and a longer-term investor base for the businesses that adopt it.” I didn’t have a good sense of integrated reporting, but this article helped me out.