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How Asia Works Finance: The Merits of A Short Leash

November 26, 2014 • Asia - Pacific, Capitalism in the 21st Century, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Joe Studwell Deregulating finance for short-term gains may work in developed Western economies, and even then only at times, but premature deregulation has wreaked havoc in many poorer nations. Here Joe Studwell looks to East Asian economic history to argue that what developing economies really need is tight central-government financial control to

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Banking on Sustainability

November 26, 2014 • Climate Change & Society, SPECIAL FEATURES, Special Report: The Future is GreenComments (0)

Interview with Karin Ireton Business sectors worldwide are increasingly taking action on sustainability, and the financial sector is no exception. The World Financial Review talks to Karin Ireton, Head of Sustainability Management at Standard Bank Group,

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Dubai Investments Park: Setting New Benchmarks in Sustainability

November 26, 2014 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, EMERGING TRENDS, Frontier Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Middle East & Africa, SPECIAL FEATURES, Special Report: The Future is GreenComments (0)

Dubai Investments Park DIP, the largest integrated commercial, industrial and residential community in the Middle East

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Putting Executive Pay in Context

November 26, 2014 • Americas, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Europe, FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMYComments (0)

By David De Cremer Before the financial crisis executive pay in the finance sector had skyrocketed; bonuses were no longer given to reward hard and successful work, but rather automatically – no matter what the employee performance was. Below David De

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The Wind of Change Must Blow Waste Further up the Agenda

November 26, 2014 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Climate Change & Society, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, EMERGING TRENDS, Europe, SPECIAL FEATURES, Special Report: The Future is GreenComments (0)

By Jonas Törnblom Climate change, a shrinking planet and the increasing threat of weather-related disasters are problems that are not going away, but we still have time to manage their effects and reduce the likelihood of environmental and public health

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Can Capitalism Save the Environment?

November 26, 2014 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, Climate Change & Society, Governance & Regulation, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Tabitha M. Benney Developing economies can provide an invaluable contribution to the effort to prevent further climate change. Below Tabitha M. Benney illustrates how a better understanding of differing market economies is needed before policymakers try to

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Leverage For Good: The New World of Social-Purpose Finance

November 26, 2014 • Banking Innovation, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Climate Change & Society, FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Lester M. Salamon A revolution is underway on the frontiers of philanthropy. New charitable models hold the promise of leveraging for social and environmental purposes not just billions of dollars of charitable grants but hundreds of billions, indeed

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Sustainability: The Leadership Challenge

November 26, 2014 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Climate Change & Society, SPECIAL FEATURES, Special Report: The Future is GreenComments (0)

By Mike Peirce How do you solve a problem like climate change? There is no easy answer, and while business leaders are increasingly recognising the gravity of the problem, they often find themselves powerless to make a real impact beyond their own

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How Will China Rebalance?

November 26, 2014 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, China, EMERGING TRENDS, Global Capital Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global GiantsComments (0)

By Michael Pettis China urgently needs to rebalance its economy, but how it chooses to do so should not be constrained by undue focus on the value of the renminbi. In an edited excerpt from his book Avoiding the Fall, Michael Pettis looks at various

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ExecuJet: Taking off in Africa

November 26, 2014 • CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, EMERGING TRENDS, Frontier Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Middle East & Africa, SPECIAL FEATURES, Special Report: The Future is GreenComments (0)

Interview with Chris Frost While road and rail links in many areas of Africa remain underdeveloped, the business aviation industry is taking off. Here we speak to Chris Frost of ExecuJet, Africa about the role that non-scheduled aviation will necessarily play