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MIGA Exclusive Interview: Business Priority to Work With All People

Interview from February 2019, with Keiko Honda, Executive Vice-President and CEO of the World Bank Group’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA).  CFI.co: You have been at the head of MIGA for almost six years. Is there a key lesson that

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Håvard Halland and Justin Lin: How to Mobilise Private Capital for Climate Finance

The conclusion of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s most recent report is stark: climate action is far more urgent than previously believed. Action must include a wide range of initiatives, from improved regulation to continued technological innovation.

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The Roca Brothers: Community-Based Solutions for Food Security

To become the best is not necessary to go global. Spain’s three Roca brothers, celebrated as royalty in foodie circles, believe that food security begins at home. The brothers have repeatedly questioned the viability of current agribusiness models which see

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UN SDGs and Gun Control: UNODA to Coordinate Action on Small Arms Under UN Disarmament Agenda

The UN Secretary-General’s has a detailed action plan for disarmament in order to save humanity – including future generations – from weapons of mass destruction and forthcoming weapons technologies. The plan includes 40 action points to save the planet. The

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OCCAM, the UN-affiliated Observatory on Digital Communication: ICT Village Programme Impact in Stark Contrast to Wealth and Aid

It is calculated that the eight richest people in the world between them control the same amount of wealth as 2.5 billion of the poorest. How can the massive flow of technological innovations bring development and raise the overall level

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Amina J Mohammed: Energy for Sustainable Goals

If, by way of magic, cynicism and indifference could be banned, the world would undoubtedly be a much happier place. For United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J Mohammed (56) those two deplorable traits represent the principal obstacles to meeting the

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An Inspiring Trajectory

Amina J Mohammed has been called one of the world’s greatest leaders (Fortune magazine), Diplomat of the Year (Foreign Policy magazine), and Climate Warrior (Vogue). The UN Social 500 praised her for her transparency. On social media she shares her

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UNCTAD’s World Investment Forum: Looking for a Way Out of the Lucas Paradox

Any and all talk about a determined, sustained, and final push to eradicate poverty from the face of the earth revolves around a single question, one often lost in the peripheric chatter: How best to allocate the world’s savings? The

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Antonio Banderas: Poverty Steals Potential

Antonio Banderas saw his own country shake off its backwater status and emerge as a progressive nation, leaving poverty and want behind. He knows this can be done in under a generation, requiring but determination and dedication. In 1960, when

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Nikolaj Coster-WaLdau: Indomitable

Helping stave off the advance of the White Walkers who threatens the North, Jamie Lannister promises a very satisfying end to the Game of Thrones saga which is now approaching its grand finale. Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who earlier this

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