ESG

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...

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...

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