Out with the Old: Pope Francis

At an age when most people would gratefully embrace retirement, Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the CEO of a high-profile global organisation facing major challenges....

Paul Collier: Studying the Causes and Effects of Mass Migration

Sir Paul Collier CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) specialises in the political, economic, and developmental plight of countries...

Margaret Hodge: The Scourge of Tax Dodgers

The pinnacle of Margaret Hodge’s four decades in public life has arguably been the five years spent as the very high profile scourge of...

Europe: Bewildered and a Little Bewitched

Much of the focus of this winter’s World Economic Forum will fall upon Europe. For it is here where commentators expect the issues that...

The Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL) of UNCDF: Climate Change Impacts on Natural...

“For women, the road was crucial. It was hard to deliver babies because of access: we had to go to the hospital by boat...

Grant Thornton Hong Kong: Mergers and Acquisitions – Cultural Alignment for Successful Integration

Too often companies put together look great on paper but are fraught with management and structural problems that end up turning deals into busts....

Our Man in Tashkent Going Rogue: Craig Murray

For nearly twenty years, Craig Murray climbed the career ladder as a UK diplomat. In 2002, Mr Murray was appointed British Ambassador to Uzbekistan....

Financing the Future: Leveraging the Power of Investment

Projected growth rates for emerging economies are slowing down. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects their convergence with more advanced economies to take place...

Clive Stafford Smith: A One-Man Army for Justice

Clive Stafford Smith is a British lawyer specialised in civil rights and fighting death penalty convictions. He has spent much of his working life...

A Butterfly without Excuses: Progress Stalled

The ways of the world are quite often more straightforward than they at first glance appear to be. Whatever happens has a cause that...