Friday, April 19, 2019

Harnessing the Digital Revolution for Sustainable Development

Financial digitalization — the digital revolution’s system-level transformation of the entire financial ecosystem — could catalyze global efforts to finance sustainable development. According to...

Let’s Get Real About Purpose

One year ago, BlackRock chairman and CEO Larry Fink wrote a letter to 500 CEOs asking them to rethink their sense of purpose. “To...

Latest Climate Science Must Mobilize, not Paralyse Us

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations body tasked with providing scientific evidence and consensus on climate change and its implications...

Data-Driven Gender Equality

At the current rate of progress, it will take more than 200 years to achieve gender equality and female empowerment at work. In many...

Lethal consequences of misclassifying Dolphins

The annual dolphin hunt in the Japanese town of Taiji began in September. By next March, despite global condemnation and mounting criticism from Japan’s...

A Low-Carbon Belt and Road

Discussions about climate action nowadays often focus on the largest past and current emitters. But, if one looks to the future, the biggest climate...

Migration Myths vs. Economic Facts

On 19 December, 2018, the United Nations General Assembly voted to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, with 152 votes...

Uniting Africa for Power

African countries are increasingly coming together. A landmark free-trade agreement was concluded earlier this year. East Africa has made great progress on free movement of people....

Taking Vaccines the Last Mile

A four-year-old girl recently came to the emergency room where I work as a resident doctor. She was writhing in pain, her body convulsed...

The Case for Digital Identification

Worldwide, more than four billion people are connected to the Internet, spending an average of roughly six hours per day on Internet-enabled devices and...

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