Investing in Africa’s health
The continuing success story behind the Global Fund has been halted by the pandemic and now, as the economy recovers, the combined efforts of African governments, donor countries and the private sector is once again needed to help restart Africa’s health systems
Biden’s trade war against himself
Being the leader of the free world these days comes with the heavy burden of balancing what is right for the country against what is right for the future of the planet. In trying to do both, the Biden administration is at risk of sabotaging both domestic and foreign policy
Fighting poverty traps
When the pandemic hit, many schools turned to digital learning. It has renewed efforts to help reshape education across the globe, making learning more equitable and inclusive, especially in low- and middle-income countries
Amazon’s satanic mills
In achieving logistics nirvana, in which the needs of consumers are met and their suffering passed on to its workforce, Amazon has created an Orwellian dystopia across its network, prompting calls for strikes and unionisation
The end of an economic illusion
The stories that governments make up about inflation have been a way of pulling the wool over their eyes, for stimulus spending cannot continue forever and will only push inflation higher if it does
US stops playing by the rules
Just five countries voted against a UN resolution to condemn Russian aggression, with China a notable abstention. With the US freezing Russia’s foreign-exchange reserves, it is setting a precedent that might make reserve currency holders, like China, nervous
The carbon price solution
We are now in a race against time to mitigate the effects of climate change. Calls for phasing out fossil-fuel subsidies and introducing a carbon price were largely ignored in 2015, but the financial markets must answer those calls now
Start-up culture goes global
The rapid expansion of mobile internet has provided better accessibility to a global market, sparking a start-up revolution. But while high-growth companies are appearing all over the world, they rely on local ecosystems that support entrepreneurial activities
We need partnership and innovation to achieve a more sustainable future
Monica Gimre is President and CEO of Sidel, a leading global provider of packaging solutions for beverages, food, home and personal care products. The company is at the forefront of one of the world’s biggest sustainability challenges: packaging. How we safely package and transport our products, and how we dispose of our packaging, is central to our attitudes to energy, waste and recycling.
Ireland sets out on its post-Brexit pathway
With the introduction of more robust regulation, Ireland has been busy building on the momentum of post-Brexit opportunities that has seen global firms set up base and employment thrive as the country attracts a mixture of home grown and international talent
How can leaders build the right people foundation?
Putting the right team of people together is crucial to the success of a company, but how can those charged with leading a company help to cultivate a productive, innovative and happy work environment?
Building business resilience in uncertain times
The pandemic has had a catalytic effect on many of the cultural shifts that were taking place across many industries. Those looking to survive and thrive in the future must take charge and lead the change that a green-minded, digital native workforce demands
Stuck at the back of queue
Special drawing rights issued by the IMF to help governments across the world tackle the pandemic disproportionately favour high-income countries. More needs to be done to ensure that those who need them most receive the funds
Where is all the money?
Amid all the talk of when and how to end or reverse quantitative easing (QE), one question is almost never discussed: Why have central banks’ massive doses of bond purchases in Europe and the United States since 2009 had so little effect on the general price level?
The nature-finance gap
The financial difference between activities that serve the environment and those that harm it is startling. It will take a global collective effort to mitigate the effects of climate change and embrace a low-carbon economy
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