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UNCDF: Women as Builders of Inclusive Digital Economies

The dramatic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, at times, seemingly defies belief. Yet, every time there is an analysis of the pandemic’s damage — human, societal, economic — a recurring narrative emerges, one that is quite believable. That COVID-19 has

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OECD: Advancing the Global Agenda on Blended Finance and Sustainable Development Impact

In its efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development[1] and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda[2], the international development community has been working to promote the mobilisation of financial resources beyond official development assistance, across both the public and

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Evan Harvey, Nasdaq: The Board Perspective on ESG

Sustainability is a moving target. Though we might want uniformity, unanimity, and harmonisation — of standards, disclosures, and data points — there is mostly disorder. The signal of value is strong enough to hold our interest, but all the surrounding

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CBRE: Approaching Shadows of Data Opacity and Risk From Flexible Office Market

We live in a world that offers and value tailored convenience. We are accustomed to the smartphone, the internet, transit options and retail offerings delivering more flexibility than ever before. New business models cater for people’s preferences, disrupting retail and

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Asian Development Bank: Urban Transport Can Rebuild to Create a Greener Future

COVID-19 has resulted in drastic changes in travel behaviour. Society must now address how to better manage the mobility of people and goods for the post-pandemic period. The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the interconnected nature of life in the 21st

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Reimaging Leadership Post COVID-19: Dreaming Health, Social and Planetary Equity Into Being

To achieve a limitless mindset-based leadership, a leader not only needs to be a visionary, a good strategist, focused on executing and delivering results, possess diverse experience and background, and have a reasonable level of technical knowledge, but s/he also

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UNCTAD: COVID-19 Has Hurt Global Investment but the Recovery Offers the Chance to Build a More Sustainable Economy

The crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted investment and trade flows, but it arrives on top of existing challenges to the system of international production and trade. Flows of cross-border investment in physical productive assets stopped growing

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UNCDF and Convergence: Getting the Right Blend in Game-Changing Finance

In December of 2015, the global news website, Quartz, published a piece entitled “Both Venture Capitalists and Banks are Betting on Blockchain.” In the five or so years since this piece was posted, the debate over blockchain persists — whether

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Responsible Investment: What it Says on the Tin, with Added Punch and Attention to Detail

The rise of responsible investment (RI) as a crucial part of the financial industry has been one of the defining themes of the past two decades. Matt Christensen has been at the heart of it for most of those 20

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Otaviano Canuto on Central Banks and Climate Change: Turning Black Swans Into Green

There are three possible motivations for the engagement by central banks with climate change: financial risks, macro-economic impacts, and mitigation/adaptation policies. Regardless of the extent to which individual central banks incorporate the three prongs of motivations, they can no longer

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