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Sri Lanka: Recovery, Redemption & Re-Birth

Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka’s most resilient and experienced politician, was gifted his country’s presidency by his political opponents, just as his nation had been declared bankrupt. Although critics question his legitimacy to be Head of State as he lacks a

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Many a Titter about Twitter as Musk Bungles his Big Purchase

Dust off your shovels! Elon Musk has bought himself into a $44bn hole, and you’re expected to dig him out of it…. Since Elon Musk’s official takeover of Twitter on October 28, the social media platform has been suspended in

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The Long-term Growth of Sustainable Investing

In April 2013, the concrete roof of a dilapidated factory in a densely populated district of Dhaka, Bangladesh, housing thousands of mainly female garment workers, caved in. A total of 1,134 people were killed and more than 2,500 injured. The

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The Queen is Dead, Long Live the King: History and Heredity Endure in Britain

When Queen Victoria was invited to officially open the new town hall in Manchester in 1868, she agreed — on condition that the city’s civic leaders remove a statue of Oliver Cromwell. The traditionally radical city refused, and the Queen

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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 the Democratic Republic of the Congo capital, Kinshasa, Secretary-General António Guterres told journalists in New York that the work ahead is

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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 slowing the pace of global warming, we must also protect our communities and adapt to living in a changing climate.

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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 psychologist, speech therapist, and owner of a therapy practice in Ukraine, Maryna Usenko helped children find their voice. But after

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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 events By HEATHER LEAH SMITH Extreme weather events are wreaking global havoc. The US suffered nine billion-dollar weather and climate

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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 embrace change… Working from home was supposed to be a stop-gap measure to enable professional continuity during pandemic isolation. It

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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 most recently the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine, have forced all of us to confront some of the

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