Climate Crisis: Is the Greta Effect enough?

Within a span of a year, Greta Thunberg’s weekly lone ranger act of skipping school to stage a climate strike outside the Swedish parliament has spread globally into what is known as the Fridays for Future movement. Despite being at the tender age of 16 and diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, Greta’s display of her commitment […]

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What does curbing a culture of convenient consumption mean for Muslim societies?

Reflecting on global efforts to lead more environmentally sustainable lifestyles, our co-founder, Sofiah Jamil, presents her two cents on what these developments mean for Muslim societies. Are Muslim consumers making better (ethical and environmentally sustainable) choices? Are Muslim business owners willing to provide these better choices to their clientele? Are the businesses that we are […]

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Digital Vulnerabilities amidst Digital Opportunities: Cybersecurity in ASEAN

While there are massive economic opportunities from promoting digital integration in ASEAN, the disparity amongst ASEAN member states’ cybersecurity preparedness capabilities are sources of potential weakness to cyber crimes. This edition of Birds-Eye-View highlights what the recent wave of cyber attacks and data breaches in Southeast Asia means for organisations and the increasingly online populations […]

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Talent and Development

by Dilip Kumar It has been said: “Knowledge is expensive but ignorance is even more expensive; human possibilities to learn are unlimited”. This should rank as a very useful guide to organisations as they set about the task of developing talent. It recognises that people are the strongest resource (and therefore must be nurtured) –  and […]

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China’s Vulnerability in the South China Sea

The Business Times published an opinion piece by Hornbills’ associate and China specialist, Mr Brendan Forde, on 5 November 2015. The piece provided a comprehensive summary of the existing arguments and analysis on China’s actions in relation to the South China Sea, which are mostly framed around what China is doing, rather than why. The […]

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Death by a Thousand polls: Australia and the problem of leadership change

The Business Times published an opinion piece by Hornbills’ associate, Mr Brendan Forde, on 6 October 2015. The piece discusses leadership change  in Australia, following the ascension of Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister after ousting the incumbent and fellow party member, Tony Abbott. Originally entitled “Death by a thousand polls”, the piece noted the role […]

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Pandemic measures during the Hajj

In a think piece “Ensuring Good Health During the Hajj in a Time of the H1N1 Pandemic”, Hornbills co-founder Sofiah Jamil – together with researchers at the RSIS Centre for NTS Studies – commented on the progress and prospects of H1N1 pandemic mitigation efforts in Saudi Arabia leading up to the annual Hajj pilgrimage in […]

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