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New Capitalism: A Holistic Approach to Development

September 26, 2014 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, EMERGING TRENDS, Europe, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

Interview with Jan Sturesson Jan Sturesson is Global Leader of Government and Public Services Industry at PwC. In the following interview with The World Financial Review, Jan answers some of today’s burning questions on sustainable development and argues that, if development is undertaken with a holistic approach, urbanisation does not have to be the

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Making Sustainable Attainable

September 26, 2014 • Banking Innovation, Capitalism in the 21st Century, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, FINANCE & BANKING, Personal Finance, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

By Ian Brooks From its early beginnings as a financially risky and purely philanthropic venture, Sustainable Investing has evolved into not only a viable but also a financially rewarding sector. Below, Ian Brooks makes the case for Sustainable Investment and


Sustainability: Getting Down to Business

September 26, 2014 • Climate Change & Society, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, EMERGING TRENDS, Europe, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

Interview with Nikos Avlonas As the Millennium Development Goals near their 2015 deadline, the role that the private sector must play in driving a global sustainability agenda is becoming clearer than ever. Below, Nikos Avlonas, founder and President of the


Cities in a Global Order

September 26, 2014 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, EMERGING TRENDS, International Relations, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Simon Curtis The remarkable transformation of the world’s major cities over recent decades has been widely noted as being driven by a restructuring of the global economy. What is less often remarked upon is that the relative empowerment of cities is


Is Effective Waste Collection the key to a Circular Economy?

September 26, 2014 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Climate Change & Society, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, EMERGING TRENDS, Europe, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

By Jonas Törnblom As urbanisation intensifies and sustainability climbs higher up the global agenda, new solutions to old challenges are more important than ever. Waste management is one such challenge, but by investing in cleaner, more efficient


The Brasília Consensus: Looking for a Second Wind

September 26, 2014 • Americas, Frontier Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMYComments (0)

By Lourdes Casanova and Julian Kassum This article examines Brazil’s hybrid development model, which combines macroeconomic orthodoxy with certain features of state capitalism, as well as pro-active social inclusion policies. Lourdes Casanova and Julian


Climate Change: Legal, Financial, Economic and Risk Management Issues

September 26, 2014 • Climate Change & Society, EMERGING TRENDS, Governance & Regulation, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Tapen Sinha Human activities have accelerated the process of climate change. Since dealing with climate change requires collective action across countries and across regions, their often-divergent incentives make such action difficult to achieve. Our only


The Hidden Advantage of Chinese Subsidies

September 26, 2014 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, China, Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

By Usha C. V. Haley and George T. Haley How did China move so swiftly in capital-intense industries without labour-cost or scale advantage from bit player to the largest manufacturer and exporter in the world? Below, Usha and George Haley argue that subsidies


Toward a New Global Russia: Leaving the BRICS Behind

September 26, 2014 • Asia - Pacific, Europe, Frontier Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMY, International RelationsComments (0)

By Terence Tse, Mark Esposito, and Olaf Groth While Russia’s growth in the early 2000s inspired confidence in its potential as a global economic powerhouse, falling international oil prices and foreign military exploits have slowed the pace of growth and


Climate Change: What It Means for Us, Our Children, and Our Grandchildren

September 26, 2014 • Climate Change & Society, EMERGING TRENDS, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By J. F. C. DiMento, P. Doughman and S. Levesque Most of us are familiar with the terms climate change and global warming, but not too many of us understand the science behind them. Below, Joseph F. C. DiMento, Pamela Doughman, and Suzanne Levesque discuss