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Skills and Knowledge: An Imperative for Lifelong Learning in the Digital Age

January 15, 2018 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital Transformation, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By Bitange Ndemo Today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world requires societies to adopt a culture of life-long learning. There is much the countries of the Global South can do to close the technology gap between them and the Global North, and capitalise on the many opportunities to empower people to be fit and ready for our …

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How to Make Finance a Force for Sustainability

January 13, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Business Ethics, Climate Change & Society, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Dirk Schoenmaker Traditional finance focusses on financial return, considering the financial sector separate from both society and the environment. In contrast, sustainable finance considers financial, social and environmental returns in combination. In a

Runaway Train Towards Full Digitisation of Money and Labour

January 2, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Personal FinanceComments (2)

By Peter Koenig   The other day I was in a shopping mall looking for an ATM to get some cash. There was no ATM. A week ago, there was still a branch office of a local bank – no more, gone. A Starbucks will replace the space left empty by the bank. I

Nuclear Power and Public Fear in the Era of Climate Change

November 25, 2017 • Climate Change & Society, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Scott Montgomery To discuss nuclear power requires discussion of public anxiety, particularly fear of radiation. Such fear exaggerates levels of actual risk and poses a hurdle to progress in non-carbon energy in the West, while nuclear power advances

The Changing Nature of Country Risk in the Age of Globalisation and Donald Trump

November 23, 2017 • EMERGING TRENDS, Global Capital Markets, On Donald Trump Administration, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By Michel-Henry Bouchet In today’s global economy, the concept of Country Risk has been evolving. In this article, the author elaborates on the changing nature of country risk, recent events to be considered, and how socio-political stability is a must for

Anatomy of the Global Economy and Its Implications for Protectionism

November 23, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Capitalism in the 21st CenturyComments (0)

By Sa’idu Sulaiman Can protectionism, a major component of mercantilism which was practiced in Europe from 16th to 18th century, be well-suited with the global economy in the era of globalisation? This discourse examines the framework of the global economy

Trump’s Asia Tour: From Old Conflicts to New Prospects

November 16, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Capitalism in the 21st Century, World Politics, International Relations, Editor’s Choice, Asia - Pacific, Dan Steinbock, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                                       Trump’s gruelling 12-day Asia tour was a quest for mega deals. US policies in Asia are shifting. The stress on competitive strategic visions is being redefined by historic bilateral

Crowdfunding and a Better World

September 3, 2017 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital Transformation, Climate Change & SocietyComments (0)

By Sentot Imam Wahjono The old adage “there is strength is numbers” is most evident in the field of crowdfunding. Projects and activities which seemed impossible to undertake have been supported by mass funding in different parts of the world. In this

Is Inequality a Clear Infringement of the Human Right to Health?

August 29, 2017 • EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Healthcare Reform, Climate Change & Society, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Claudio Schuftan Inequality in health is a morally significant fact in itself. Yet the current status of health inequality trends among and within countries shows that health inequalities are increasing. The long-term solutions to this worrisome situation

Food – Wars and Pharma – Trailblazing the Way to Human Demise

July 31, 2017 • EMERGING TRENDS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Healthcare ReformComments (0)

By Peter Koenig In this article, Peter Koenig connects the dots and sheds light on how food, drugs, and bombs all play together in the grand plan of the masters of the western world. Read on as the author calls out, “Be aware and stop falling into the