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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

September 22, 2021 Xi may be moving China to economic system 'that doesn't exist anywhere in the world'

Source: Yahoo News

For a long time, analysts chalked Chinese President Xi Jinping's homages to Mao Zedong to "political stagecraft," but a Wall Street Journal examination of Xi's recent writings and speeches suggests they should be taking him much...

September 20, 2021 Oil could continue to climb to $100 per barrel: Stephen Schork - video

Source: YouTube/CNBC

Stephen Schork The Schork Group Principal joins the Yahoo Finance Live panel with the latest on the oil markets

September 20, 2021 Buildings account for 39% of global greenhouse emissions — that could be an opportunity for investors

Source: CNBC

Investing in sustainable buildings could offer a real solution to reducing emissions in one of the world’s most polluting sectors, said Taronga Ventures, an investment firm focused on sustainable innovation and tech.

Research & Insights

August 18, 2021 FuelPositive Commissions Study that shows Canada produces enough excess green energy today

Source: Yahoo Finance

Canada produces sufficient green electricity in off-peak demand hours to produce enough carbon-free ammonia (NH3) to replace the use of fossil fuels for 100% of the passenger and freight aviation and rail, passenger bus, freight...

July 22, 2021 One of the biggest myths about EVs is busted in new study

Source: The Verge

Over the life cycle of an EV — from digging up the materials needed to build it to eventually laying the car to rest — it will release fewer greenhouse gas emissions than a gas-powered car, the research found.

May 19, 2021 Secretary-General’s SDG Progress Report Recaps Pandemic Impacts on 17 Global Goals

Source: IISD

The UN has released an advance version of the UN Secretary-General’s annual report on SDG progress. The report will inform discussions during the July 2021 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development...

Commentary & Opinion

August 13, 2021 Can You Pass the Sustainable Information, Please?

Source: Sourcing Journal

Denim brands, I urge you to take a page from the denim mill playbook and use trade shows as a platform to communicate your sustainability efforts in clear and comprehensive ways.

August 12, 2021 The Future of Sustainable Packaging: Insights from Beauty Brands & Packaging Designers

Source: Sustainable Packaging

Sustainable Packaging is a leading issue in the beauty industry—we spoke to key players to help put things into perspective.

June 21, 2021 The pandemic has revived hope that a more sustainable world is possible

Source: The Guardian

Economic growth is inextricably linked to the climate crisis, but the past year has taught us that such growth isn’t essential


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