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In 2015, global leaders made a stand against poverty, environmental degradation and inequality. The signing of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change represent a new global consensus on sustainable development.
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The Indian state of Sikkim in the foothills of the Himalayas may be small but it has big ambitions. This year, the state will introduce a new law to ensure that its development planning and citizen’s behaviour contributes to the SDGs.... Continue reading
Investors play a central role in the global economy, providing financing for businesses and new technologies, playing a role as stewards of companies whose shares they own or manage, and enabling individuals to live with decency in retirement. However, many institutional investors have focussed t... Continue reading
Sustainable business models could open economic opportunities worth up to US$12 trillion and add up 380 million jobs by 2030. Putting the Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals, at the heart of the world’s economic strategy could unleash a step-change in growth and productivity, wit... Continue reading
Scientists tell us that earth is overshooting its planetary boundaries at a rate far quicker than the average person would believe. This situation becomes rapidly compounded by the significant challenges of population growth, urbanisation, unemployment and rising socioeconomic inequality. To comp... Continue reading
It may seem like a stupid question, but why should we be interested in the role of ecosystem services in poverty alleviation? I am playing devil’s advocate here. If you have, like me, spent time with farmers in Tanzania, then the central role of ecosystem health in their agricultural work, ... Continue reading
The Steel industry is one of the major contributors to global CO2 manmade emissions - about 2.75Gt, or 6-7% of the total. Cement is not far behind. These two sectors are the giant emitters, way ahead of other industrial sectors. They are, of course, dwarfed by the power sector and the autom... Continue reading