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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

June 16, 2021 Gen Z’s Shift To Digital & Sustainable Luxury Is No Joke

Source: Jing Daily

In a recent luxury panel discussion, a common theme among the panelists was the three major forces shaping the future of luxury: digital, new young consumer groups (Gen Z and Gen Alpha), and sustainability.

June 16, 2021 Blueprint for better: building a sustainable world

Source: Financier Worldwide

To help steer a path toward a more sustainable world, a raft of initiatives have been launched, among them the recent $1 trillion pledge by Bank of America (BofA) to achieve a low-carbon, sustainable economy by 2030.

June 16, 2021 Connecting Pharma To The UN Sustainable Development Goals At Chiesi Group

Source: Forbes

With a two-pronged focus on research and sustainability, a family-owned pharmaceutical company founded nearly 90 years ago in Italy is building on a future-minded business philosophy that takes a patient approach, both in its...

Research & Insights

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...

February 16, 2021 New Global “Wind Atlas” Propels Sustainable Energy for All Parts of the World

Source: Sci Tech Daily

Wind energy scientists at Cornell University have released a new global wind atlas – a digital compendium filled with documented extreme wind speeds for all parts of the world – to help engineers select the turbines in any given...

February 5, 2021 Renewables expected to replace coal by 2033, says Morgan Stanley

Source: The Hill

A new report from global wealth management company Morgan Stanley projects coal-fired power generation is likely to disappear from the U.S. power grid by 2033 and will largely be replaced by renewable energy resources.

Commentary & Opinion

June 1, 2021 How long will rising inflation last? We polled 30 market strategists, and here’s what they said

Source: CNBC

CNBC International conducted a survey of 30 high-profile market strategists to get their take on inflation, a key factor that the U.S. Federal Reserve will gauge to assess whether it should keep easy money flowing into markets.

May 19, 2021 The black box economy

Source: VOX

The pandemic economy has been strange and unpredictable from the get-go. Throughout the past 14 months, the twists and turns have been surprising:

May 18, 2021 Europe Failed Miserably With Vaccines. Of Course It Did.

Source: NY Times

When the pandemic reached Europe in the early months of 2020, it was every country for itself. France, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic rapidly introduced export bans on medical equipment. Italy, where the outbreak was most...


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