IFC: Corporate Governance Practices in the European Union

For the first time, European Commission Directive 2006/46/EC required all listed companies to produce a corporate governance statement in their annual report to shareholders....

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....

Heiki Paakkinen: Can Penguins Rule the Waves?

The energy trilemma – how to generate affordable, secure, and low carbon electricity – constitutes a struggle for most countries. There is an imperative...

North America: Canada – Political Upset Ushers in New Era

Around this time last year, a Canadian TV station ran a poll and found that most of the population thought the country’s politics grey...

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...

Jan Pronk: It Takes More than Good Intentions

The government of Sudan declared Jan Pronk persona non grata in October 2006, summoning the UN special envoy to pack his bags and leave...

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....

Queen Rania of Jordan: A Royal Force for Change

Recognising the need for change, Queen Rania of Jordan is not afraid to speak her mind: “We’ve witnessed frustrations boil over as young people...

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...