Électricité de France (EDF): Thinking Big and Outside the Box

Determined to become the world’s largest supplier of renewable energy, Électricité de France (EDF) in July took an 80% stake in Hong Kong-based wind...

Rolls-Royce: Powering Flight Since 1914

Though the company has issued five profit warnings in less than two years, Rolls-Royce remains one of the world’s largest and most successful manufacturers...

Bhutan: Sustainable Happiness

At around the time Abba were raising a glass of Babycham to toast their number one chart success with Waterloo, the good folk of...

Winnie Byanyima: From the Bush to the Global Stage

Oxfam International’s dynamic director Winnie Byanyima possesses a most extraordinary CV. Her career includes working as Uganda’s first female aeronautical engineer, living in the...

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Waiting for the Age of Reason

Her life has been an extraordinary journey across varied political, cultural, and geographical landscapes. She is beautiful, intelligent, courageous, and quite outspoken. Author, campaigner, politician,...

A Synchrotron for Africa: Scientists Unite Behind Proposed Project

With the Zimbabwe dollar now relegated to history, the country’s resilient, albeit battered, economy is once again lubricated by a stable currency. Emerging from...

Troy Wiseman: Bamboo – A Sustainable Source of Fibre

Over the last ten years, REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) and REDD+ developments have proved that the price attributed to, and...

Patrick Awuah: Educating the Future Leaders of Africa

The prestigious and pioneering Ashesi University in Ghana is on a mission to educate a new generation of business leaders. Built on a hilltop...

Mo Ibrahim: Cleaning Up a Continent

Engineer, academic, expert, innovator, entrepreneur, and philanthropist: Mohammed Ibrahim is a rich and successful man who now applies his vast resources to fight corruption...

Europe: A Ship of Many Quarrelling States

For Europe, these are interesting times. At both geographic extremities of the continent, countries are dangling by a thread: the United Kingdom mulls a...