We First 5: #COP21, Oculus and Twitter Tail Spin

Simon Mainwaring / Other / 10 months ago

1. Facebook and Oculus Announcement
The big reveal from yesterday’s demo was the latest in Zuckerberg’s foray into VR – the upcoming release of a new headset at more accessible print points as well as a massive investment into VR content development, while also carving out funds specific to the education industry. Find out more here.

2. Climate Change Commitments Swing Into Action
Following the talks from COP21, we’re now going to see tangible action – the accord will officially come into effect – within 30 days to be precise – maintaining momentum, energy (and a little force) to move things ahead. Exciting times to see one of the most progressive environmental agreements come to reality so quickly. More here.

3. SDG’s and Sustainability Reporting
A year after launch, the UN SDG’s are gaining traction among non-profit and private sector stakeholders, though for the latter, integration and reporting on social environmental factors still remains a significant challenge. Read more.

4. #GivingTuesday Heading Our Way
As we approach the holiday season, it’s prime time for your brand to strategize and plan for how you’ll show up out in the world. #GivingTuesday – a massive movement now in its fifth year – offers a tremendous platform. Learn how you can make the most of your time and energies here.

5. Twitter Tail Spin
The social media landscape continues to change and challenge industry veterans – and Twitter is no exception. With news breaking that Google and Disney are out of the running in bidding on the company, Twitter could be facing challenging times ahead.

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