Volunteers from the Thomson Reuters Global Resources (TRGR) office in Baar, Switzerland spent some time working the earth to create a new habitat for wildlife. The TRGR team worked tirelessly alongside volunteers from Birdlife International’s Zug office and planted over 1200 trees and shrubs comprised of 25 different varieties that are all native to this part of the country. The resulting hedge habitat connects a meadow to an adjacent woodlot and will provide a benefit to wildlife for many years to come. It’s a great example of a local environmental partnership. It’s also been an impressive display of teamwork and industriousness. I think everyone was surprised at how much has been achieved in one day. Tim Nixon shot the video below on site: (more…)
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By Vincent Baby, Vice President, Asset Owner Media, Thomson Reuters Global Resources
News is foremost about people. Policymakers, celebrities, analysts, experts, event witnesses, the man on the street – almost anyone can become part of the news or help report it. Journalists are trained to find, cultivate and question this vast cast of potential sources. But we’re still talking about a craft, not a science. There’s an infinite number of “contacts”, but very little hard data about people.
In this age of openness when everyone spills a rich trail of actions and opinions on the web, how can we use technology to collect and structure information about people? How do we create profiles of individual effectiveness, truthfulness or insight in order to hold accountable people in positions of authority? In short, how do we turn people data into actionable tools to inform decisions?
These are some of the questions that a cross-section of Thomson Reuters subject and technology experts are addressing during a weeklong workshop dubbed “It’s all about people!” in Baar, Switzerland. Hosted by Thomson Reuters Global Resources, the company’s centre of excellence for innovation and asset leverage, the group will investigate a series of use cases submitted by business units and pool cross-company expertise to flesh out what could become an exciting new content asset.