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Globalization

GLOBALIZATION – World Trade

In his excellent recent works on the themes [of the] nature of globalization and expanding world trade – “The World is Flat,” and the earlier “The Lexus and the Olive Tree” – The New York Times Foreign Affairs columnist and book author Thomas Friedman brilliantly describes and elegantly frames the boundaries and frontiers of the new era that corporations and capital market players have entered, beginning in 1989. 

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News & Updates

December 3, 2021 STATUS REPORT: BUSINESS AMBITION FOR 1.5°CRESPONDING TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS

Source: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report

We faced an important dilemma. The IPCC report was a stark reminder that every tenth of a degree matters. There was a clear case to ratchet up ambition in corporate target setting, but also warnings that doing so could slow...

December 2, 2021 The first passenger flight powered by 100% sustainable fuel just took off

Source: Fast Company

United just ran a test flight with a fuel made from fats, cooking oils, and grease that results in 80% fewer emissions than regular jet fuel. Now it’s up to the government to allow it on commercial flights.

December 1, 2021 ESG Book aims to 'disrupt' sustainability sector with free data

Source: Reuters

HSBC, Deutsche Bank and Swiss Re have thrown their support behind ESG Book, a new environment, social and governance (ESG) data platform launched on Wednesday to 'disrupt' the market with a free "public good" service for...

Research & Insights

December 3, 2021 STATUS REPORT: BUSINESS AMBITION FOR 1.5°CRESPONDING TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS

Source: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report

We faced an important dilemma. The IPCC report was a stark reminder that every tenth of a degree matters. There was a clear case to ratchet up ambition in corporate target setting, but also warnings that doing so could slow...

October 14, 2021 Survey: Global sustainability overtakes personal health as consumers’ biggest issue

Source: The Packer

Consumers now rank the health of the planet as their number one concern, overtaking personal health which has been the top priority in recent years.

September 28, 2021 Sustainability Survey Report

Source: Get Smarter

GetSmarter just released a new survey report, Sustainability: The meaning, changing perceptions, and expanding agendas with interesting findings around how the shift toward sustainability affects individuals and organizations and...

Commentary & Opinion

October 27, 2021 Hyperinflation warnings are ‘totally ridiculous,’ economist and longtime bear David Rosenberg says

Source: CNBC

The longtime bear, known for his contrarian views, blames rising prices on Covid-19-induced supply side shocks. According to Rosenberg, it’s wrong to assume the impact will cripple the economy and feed into runaway inflation.

October 21, 2021 Commentary - How to build sustainable, healthier, more equitable food systems - print/audio

Source: World Economic Forum

Sadly, after many years of progress, the number of people suffering food insecurity in the past few years has begun to rise again rapidly. Notably, in 2020 up to 811 million people were severely undernourished – that is as many...

October 13, 2021 Jamie Dimon bashes bitcoin again, calling it 'worthless'

Source: CNN Business

Say what you want about JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, but he's consistent about his disdain for bitcoin. Dimon once again attacked the top cryptocurrency, calling it "worthless" during a virtual summit Monday.


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