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Issue 9: For a better world - how standards are improving lives across the globe
Standards are all around us, impacting all aspects of our lives from construction to nanotechnology, from energy management to health and safety, from the quality of your breakfast to protecting your online data. In this issue of Standards Outlook our BSI experts look at how standards are changing the world in areas that are essential to all of our futures.
In addition, we are delighted to have external contributions from Nikki Stopford, chair of the BSI Consumer Forum and Julie Hunt, chair of the Consumer and Public Interest Network (CPIN).
Issue 9 includes:
All voices heard – inclusion and diversity in standards making
Net Zero – from commitments to action
NSBs in the vanguard of the race to net zero
Fighting cybercrime and building trust
Hydrogen takes its place in the decarbonization toolkit
Standards support ethical artificial intelligence
International Projects takes on global challenges
BSI Identify brings construction into the digital age
Creating dementia-friendly communities
Speaking up for consumers – CPIN and then Consumer Forum
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Issue one - the trade issue
Issue one of Standards Outlook explores how standards improve trade around the world and at home. The trade issue examines:
the Commonwealth Standards Network
how BSI can help small business to unlock their potential through the use of Standards
AI in healthcare
Issue two - the innovation issue
BSI is pioneering new ways of collaborating with standards makers and users to ride the wave of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Read the innovation issue to find out about:
how BSI is working to bring ethics to innovation
the Future Standards Programme
Issue three - how to make standards work for you
Issue three focuses on how BSI is helping businesses understand how standards could assist them with the challenges they face, including:
how BSI is helping China to join the international standards community
the Commonwealth Standards Network (CSN)
PAS (Publicly Available Specification)
Issue four - the sustainability issue
The fourth issue of Standards Outlook focuses on how standards could help you do your part in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read the sustainability issue to find out about:
Industry decarbonization and the circular economy
Sustainable agriculture, biodiversity and climate change
Smart cities and communities
Diversity, inclusion and equality
Issue 5 - the digitalization issue
The fifth issue of Standards Outlook explores how standards can help your organization harness the power of digitalization.
Read the digitalization issue to discover more about the following topics:
Making the case for digital manufacturing
Building blocks for digitalization
''First, do no harm'' AI and medical devices
Educating energy - energy supply and digitalization
Standards virtual conference
Issue six - how to stay resilient in an uncertain world
The sixth issue of Standards Outlook focuses on how your organization can use standards to build and maintain resilience in an uncertain and dynamic world.
Issue six explores standards and resilience in areas including:
Environment, Social and Governance
Oil and Gas
Issue seven - how standards support international trade
In the seventh issue of Standards Outlook, BSI experts, as well as external professionals, demonstrate how standards should be perceived as essential business tools for the UK Government to help create new and innovative trade opportunities for companies in the UK.
Issue seven includes the following topics:
Making international standards work for trade agreements
Giving consumers a say in trade policy
Maintaining low friction access to the European market
How to build trust in digital trade
Case study: ‘Working with standards is critical to our brand.'
Issue 8 - How standards can accelerate progress towards a sustainable world for future generations
Following from COP26, the latest issue of Standards Outlook looks at how standards play a crucial role in steering us towards a sustainable world for future generations.
Issue 8 includes:
Carbon countdown – trust and transparency are critical to the fight against global warming
On the road to net zero – transport and energy decarbonization
Healthy mind, healthy body - recognizing the importance of mental health at work
Built environment – infrastructure finds its place in a system of systems
Sustainability in the agri-food sector
Lifting the lid on modern slavery
UN Global Compact - turning sustainability commitments into action