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UN Chief: Countries Bound for COP27 Must Make Climate Action ‘The Top Global Priority’

As government representatives begin the finalize the agenda for the COP27 climate change conference in Egypt next month, for pre-COP planning in

IFC on Climate Adaptation: It’s Everybody’s Business

By Louise Muth The impacts of the climate crisis are rapidly intensifying, as evidenced by this summer’s deadly heatwaves. Beyond

IFC: Ukrainian Refugees Access Finance via New Digital Data Corridors

Virtual channels among international financial institutions help refugees verify credit histories and re-establish their careers in host countries As a

Nicole Hu: Tackling Disaster with Data — and First-hand Experience

California-based One Concern lets tech do the thinking and take the fear out of preparation for disasters and extreme weather

Working from Home, or Living at Work? Hybrid is ‘Hell’, and a Return to Office may be Worse

The future of work is remote, and many of the world’s corporate heads — and workers — are ready to

IMF: Turbulence and the Lessons of History

Opportunities are born of crisis, but the lines that connect them are far from direct Events of recent years, and

Modern Modem Mobsters are Costing the World a Fortune

The internet has come a long way since the good old days of dial-up. It was slow but relatively safe.

Northern Ireland Shilly-Shally has Experts Fearful of New Trade War

The UK’s disentanglement from the European Union has been a source of instability in international trade, and is now giving

What You Need to Know About Stockholm+50

On 2 and 3 June 2022, world leaders and representatives from government, business, international organizations, civil society and youth will

Energy Sector Grapples with Hydra-Headed Problems of Global Supply and Demand

At the recent COP-26 climate summit in Glasgow, government officials and leaders of international organisations put the spotlight on the

Inflation, Used Cars, Silicon Chips and Supply-Demand: Links in a Worrying Chain

Chips — no, not the potato or chocolate kind, the electronic ones – are a driving force behind a spike

World Bank: Sustained Global Solidarity Needed to Achieve Global COVID-19 Recovery

The pandemic has affected virtually everyone in the world, but its impacts have been hardest on the poor and vulnerable,

Invasion of the Robots! Beware, Beware! Just Because We Can Doesn’t Mean That We Should…

AI, facial-recognition, machine learning… where should humans draw the line when it comes to automated ‘job theft’? Yogesh Patel gives

Permanent Output Losses from the Pandemic

In the World Economic Outlook, published October 12, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) slightly lowered its forecast for global economic

From the Black Plague to the Covid Crisis, Quarantine has Affected Maritime Trade

An overly familiar term in the 2020s, “quarantine”, dates from the 14th Century and is derived from quarantena — Italian

Home is Where the Mortgage is: 2008 Crisis has Lessons for Sector

Of all the sectors affected by the pandemic, the housing market has performed better than expected. In 2008, home loans

Where are We Going? Nowhere, Fast, According to Travel and Tourism Stats

Whether domestic or international, business or pleasure, travel is an integral part of modern life — no longer just a

Shock and Ore — India’s Love of Gold Goes Beyond Market Prices

Gold is considered the most valuable of all the precious metals — especially in Indian culture. While the fabulous ore