OECD: Key Takeaways From the Third OECD Conference on Private Finance to Realise the SDGs

The third annual OECD conference on private finance for sustainable development brought together more than 600 public and private actors to determine the steps ahead. There is an urgency for the private sector to shift more resources to sustainable development.

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Innovate to Overcome: Financing Health Systems Against NCDs

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for a growing global health burden — and 41 million mortalities each year. Low- to middle-income countries (LMICs) are disproportionately affected by NCDs. An estimated 97m people (or 1.4 percent of the world’s population) fell below

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Vibrant Manchester Outshining London as the Best Business City

Manchester’s ability to adapt and reinvent itself has replaced an industrial past with digital, creative and service industries. Now, regeneration and redevelopment have brought new vibrancy. During the Industrial Revolution, Manchester became the first industrialised city in the world. After

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Spain NAB: Setting Agenda for Spanish Impact Investment Market

At an estimated €90m[1], Spanish impact investment is considered an incipient market by European standards[2], well behind Germany, France, Italy and even Portugal. This market counts 14 impact funds[3], and has been developing slowly over the past 10 years out

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Real Cutting Edge in Cancer Care is Centred on Radiation Therapy

Swedish company Elekta brings together science, technology and clinical intelligence to revolutionise cancer care. For almost five decades, Elekta has been a leader in precision radiation medicine. Radiation therapy is a critical cancer treatment, used on its own or in

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SDG Lab at UN Geneva: Delivering the 2030 Agenda in Decade of Action Will Call for Co-operation and Courage

In 2020, to mark its 75th anniversary, the United Nations have initiated UN75, the largest and most inclusive global conversation on how to build a better future. The initiative intends to map out what works and what doesn’t within the

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OECD: Private Finance for Sustainable Development

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría opened the third edition of the annual PF4SD Conference, highlighting the urgent need to step up action to align finance with the SDGs. We are only a decade away from delivering on the SDGs, yet progress

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Ana Palacio: Europe on a Geopolitical Fault Line

Two months ago, in his address to the United Nations General Assembly, UN Secretary-General António Guterres expressed his fear that a “Great Fracture” could split the international order into two “separate and competing worlds,” one dominated by the United States

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UK Won’t ‘Move On’ After Brexit: It Will Move Forward

Many of the existential issues that have driven a period of prolonged introversion in the UK, hampering its international engagement, have now been laid to rest. Brexit will continue to be the defining prism through which the world views the

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It’s not Nuclear Physics: Pension Fund Chief Champions Ethics and Balance

Matthew Eyton-Jones is the CEO of a pension fund with a difference: it provides benefits to the staff and fellows of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva. That’s right, the same organisation which led the search for

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