Evan Harvey, Nasdaq: Medium Is the Message – ESG Delivery and Market Distrust

Despite cultural assumptions surrounding content and interpretation, we tend to believe that the way we communicate is meaningful. “In operational and practical fact, the medium is the message” — this sturdy pronouncement from Canadian philosopher and social theorist Marshall McLuhan

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Business in Times of Corona: Time to Make America Great Again

The corona pandemic rapidly engulfing the world has led to a sudden reversal in the plight of the nation state as a concept. Rescued from well-deserved oblivion, even smaller countries that have traditionally embraced multilateralism as the only viable way

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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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UNOG on Perception Change Project (PCP): What Does the PCP Do for SDGs?

Negative news dominating the headlines leads people to believe that the state of the World is worsening. This is a misconception. Positive developments related to global challenges are happening every day — so why aren’t these stories being told? The

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Ian Fletcher, Director IBM IBV: The Trust Economy – What’s My Data Worth?

How Do Organisations Ensure We Get a Fair Return? The driving force behind “stakeholder capitalism” – the theme of this year’s World Economic Forum meeting at Davos – is the conviction that businesses should balance the needs of all their

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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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Q&A with the Executive Secretary of the UNCDF: Judith Karl

How would you sum up in three single words what characterises your team at UNCDF? Innovative Nimble Trusted What are you trying to accomplish? We aim to make finance work for the poor. In the current global financial ecosystem, finance

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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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