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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Clarion Call to Unite Behind Push to Achieve SDG Targets

In September 2019, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced a Decade of Action for the SDGs — a clarion call to accelerate progress for people and planet. Amake-or-break aspect of this push is to unlock the resources needed to finance the

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Klaus Schwab: What Kind of Capitalism Do We Want?

What kind of capitalism do we want? That may be the defining question of our era. If we want to sustain our economic system for future generations, we must answer it correctly. Generally speaking, we have three models to choose

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Jim O’Neill: The Return of Fiscal Policy

As we enter the last quarter of 2019 (and of the decade), cyclical indicators point to a slowing world economy amid wide-ranging structural challenges. There are plenty of issues to keep one up at night, be it climate change, antimicrobial

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EBRD: Investing in Sustainable Infrastructure Helps Advance the UN’s SDG Agenda

At the beginning of this year, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) created the Sustainable Infrastructure Group (SIG). The bank merged its energy and infrastructure businesses to capitalise on synergies between these sectors. It delivers investments that ensure

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Nouriel Roubini: Four Collision Courses for the Global Economy

In the classic game of “chicken,” two drivers race directly toward each other, and the first to swerve is the “loser.” If neither swerves, both will probably die. In the past, such scenarios have been studied to assess the risks

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Delen Private Bank and Digitalisation: A Perfect Blend of Technology and Personal Service

Delen Private Bank is specialised in asset management and estate planning for private clients. Group Delen has over 41 billion euros in assets under management. Delen is one of the largest independent private banks in Belgium. CFI.co talked with René

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Simon Tribelhorn: Sustainability Matters

The Principality of Liechtenstein and its financial centre take a holistic approach to sustainability, aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. “Climate change” is a term on everyone’s lips, and a fourth summer of record heat in a relatively new

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