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The Merits of Eco Governance in a Modern World

July 30, 2015 • Climate Change & Society, EMERGING TRENDSComments (0)

By Jonas Törnblom In this article, Jonas Törnblom discusses the unique way in which major urban development projects are governed in Sweden and calls for smarter approaches to planning and managing today’s cities using innovative waste policy functions, which replace traditional manual methods of collecting waste with sustainable fully automated

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Collective Life Capital: The Lost Ground of the Economy

July 30, 2015 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, EMERGING TRENDS, GLOBAL ECONOMY, In-depth, SPECIAL FEATURES, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By John McMurtry In this analysis, the author definitively explains collective life capital as the missing base of the economy under systemic attack by life-blind market globalisation, and exactly defines the life-value standards and compass to steer out of a

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Long Decisions: Exploring New Ways To Decide What To Do

July 30, 2015 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Editor’s Choice, EMERGING TRENDSComments (0)

By Michael Mainelli and Robert Ghanea-Hercock Today, with a smart phone, any individual on the planet has access to the power of most recorded knowledge. Over the past two decades, connectivity has spawned social networks, chat rooms, usenets, blogs, wikis,

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Civilised Cities: A New Model of Sustainable Urbanisation with Chinese Characteristics

July 30, 2015 • China, Climate Change & Society, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, GLOBAL ECONOMY, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Bao Zonghao The title of the civilised city, which is awarded every three years since 2005, has been the highest comprehensive accolade for Chinese cities. Hundreds of cities and their residents in 31 municipalities, provinces and autonomous regions have

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Overfished Ocean Strategy: Powering Up Innovation for a Resource-Deprived World

July 30, 2015 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Climate Change & Society, EMERGING TRENDSComments (0)

By Nadya Zhexembayeva For most of the history of modern business, we have enjoyed falling prices on nearly all raw materials, which has made us dangerously oblivious to the shaky foundations of our global market economy. But the tides are turning: the new era

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Recasting International Development in a Post-Recessionary World

July 30, 2015 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, EMERGING TRENDS, GLOBAL ECONOMY, World Development, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Stephen McCloskey and Gerard McCann Globalisation has been a mixed blessing for international development. Below, Stephen McCloskey and Gerard McCann argue that greater resilience is required from development sectors to demand policy intervention, while

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Globalization And Systemic Risk

July 30, 2015 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, EMERGING TRENDS, GLOBAL ECONOMY, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Ian Goldin and Mike Mariathasan For most of the world’s growing number of inhabitants, greater connectivity has been a blessing. The world is connected; individuals are connected, firms are connected, and governments depend on each other more than ever.

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Helping Disabled Youth Get Good Jobs

July 30, 2015 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Climate Change & Society, EMERGING TRENDS, Frontier Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMY, IndiaComments (0)

By Aneel Karnani, Kevin McKague, & Meera Shenoy People with disabilities comprise the world’s largest minority group and they face significant barriers to employment. But in most cases they are eager and willing to work, and can significantly increase a

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Global Brand Power: Experiential Positioning of a Brand

June 4, 2015 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, EMERGING TRENDS, GLOBAL ECONOMYComments (0)

By Barbara E. Kahn Building a strong global brand is all about creating that unique position in the market. Here Barbara E. Kahn illustrates the make-or-break importance of identifying a brand’s appropriate competitive set and reaching out to the right

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Leadership as the Search for Greater Coherence

June 4, 2015 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, EMERGING TRENDS, Global Giants, Governance & Regulation, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

By Nathan Harter Literature around leadership is not hard to come by, but there are few texts that examine the process of leadership from where it begins – in the leader’s mind. Below, Nathan Harter analyses how great leaders have embraced the often