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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PwC Nigeria: Nigeria’s Finance Act Gets a Facelift to Attract Business and Investment

Earlier this year, Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari signed the Finance Bill 2019 into law as the Finance Act of 2019 — the first amendment to the country’s tax laws since 1999. The Act, which comprises 57 sections, seeks to amend

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World Bank Readies $160 Billion Emergency Aid Package

World Bank President David Malpass has joined IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva in urging bilateral creditors to extend debt relief to poor countries struggling to cope with the corona virus. “Many countries will need debt relief. This is the only

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Deflation, Inflation, and the Disappearance of Deficit Phobia

Inflation is, essentially, the expression of excess demand or, on its flip side, a sign of depressed supply. The trillions of freshly ‘minted’ dollars and euros that seek to maintain an equilibrium of sorts between supply and demand whilst the

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2020 UNCTAD World Investment Forum: More Important Than Ever in an Age of Worrying Trends

In December this year, Abu Dhabi will welcome government leaders, CEOs and investment stakeholders for the seventh biennial UNCTAD World Investment Forum (WIF). The forum’s mission is to promote investment for sustainable development. And there are worrying trends, as well

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Harvard Business School on Impact-Weighted Accounts: the Missing Piece in Economy Puzzle

Capitalism is in need of a renaissance. Despite headlines of strong global economic growth, there are signs that all is not well. Environmental advocates have been leading calls for change before the climate crisis produces irreversible changes to our world.

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Business in Times of Corona: The Dangerous Fruit of the Magic Money Tree

In one of life’s little ironies, it was not the senator from Vermont but the billionaire businessman from New York who brought social democracy to the United States. The massive federal aid package now working its way through Congress is

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Evan Harvey, Nasdaq: SDG Awareness and Action – A Report From the Global Exchange Community

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seek to alleviate social, economic, and environmental problems by the year 2030, but progress has been slower than necessary and scattershot in impact. Certain SDGs tend to attract awareness and action from companies if

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Joseph Stiglitz: The End of Neoliberalism and the Rebirth of History

At the end of the Cold War, political scientist Francis Fukuyama wrote a celebrated essay called “The End of History?” Communism’s collapse, he argued, would clear the last obstacle separating the entire world from its destiny of liberal democracy and

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Jim O’Neill: A Living Wage for Capitalism

At 3.6%, unemployment in the United States remains near its lowest level since the late 1960s. There are even signs that people who had previously dropped out of the labour force are being attracted back into it as employers scour

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