Professional Services

Blowing the Whistle on Subprime Banks: Alayne Fleischmann

Whistle blowers revealing corporate wrong-doing can pay a high personal price for acting with integrity. History is littered with examples of organisations determined to...

Middle East: Qatar – Speak Softly and Carry a Large Bag...

Looking to buy up a fair chunk of the world around it, Qatar has set its sights on Asia and the US as it...

Micro Credit the American Way

Being short on cash is an expensive proposition: ask the Greeks or anyone whose luck has run out. The cash-strapped often spend more on...

Middle East: New Roads Leading to Teheran

There can be little doubt as to the economic importance of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). A tide of contrasting change has...

World Bank Group: Are Stars Aligning for Clean-Energy Financing?

One of the biggest bangs on the opening day of the Paris COP21 climate summit was without doubt the dual announcements by the Breakthrough...

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...

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

“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...

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

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif: Pragmatism as a Driver of Change

In April, the rising star in the House of Saud, Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (55) was named first in line for...

World Bank Group: Development Finance Frontline – Strategic Investment Funds

This is the first of a series of occasional interviews with senior strategic investment fund (SIF) professionals. Tasked with attracting private investors to priority...