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EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The Natural Capital Debt Bubble


By Jonathan Hughes, Councillor at the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature)

A quiet but steady revolution is taking place in the environmental movement which is having profound implications for the business community.

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: President Obama’s Plan to Cut Carbon Pollution


We have a moral obligation to leave our children a planet that’s not polluted or damaged, and by taking an all-of-the-above approach to develop homegrown energy and steady, responsible steps to cut carbon pollution, we can protect our kids’ health and begin to slow the effects of climate change so we leave a cleaner, more stable environment for future generations. Building on efforts underway in states and communities across the country, the President’s plan cuts carbon pollution that causes climate change and threatens public health.

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The Rise of the Winner-Take-All Economy


By Chrystia Freeland | Jun 23, 2013

The rich are getting richer. That’s the conclusion of the World Wealth Report, the landmark annual study of the world’s millionaires, which was released this week by RBC Wealth Management and Capgemini Financial Services.

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Economic Worries and the Global Elite


By Chrystia Freeland | 19 June 2013

EDINBURGH – Here’s one sign the global elite is starting to get worried that capitalism isn’t working for the Western middle class. At the TED Global gathering in Scotland’s elegant capital city this week, much of the spotlight was on what’s going wrong with the 21st-century economy.

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The Perils of Authoritarian Overreach


By Chrystia Freeland | 6 June 2013

NEW YORK – The past week has been a lesson in the perils and the apparent inevitability of overreach. The most eye-catching example has been in Turkey, where what began as a few people protesting a planned shopping mall has burst into a mass revolt against the governing of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Tackling ASEAN’s Competitiveness Divide


By: Thierry Geiger | 12 June 2013

Competitiveness will feature prominently in the programme of the 2013 World Economic Forum on East Asia, taking place this week in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar’s capital. And rightly so: competitiveness is a critical driver of both prosperity and integration.

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Linking Agriculture and Biodiversity Can Help Feed the Planet


By Emile A. Frison, Julia Marton-Lefèvre  and Kanayo F. Nwanze

(Emile A. Frison is Director General of Bioversity International, Julia Marton-Lefèvre is Director General of IUCN, and Kanayo F. Nwanze is President of IFAD.)

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Smart Cities are Inclusive Cities


By Jonathan Hursh – Executive Director and Founder of INCLUDED

Up to one-third of the world’s population will soon live in a migrant slum. It’s the greatest issue of our century, changing life as we know it.

When migrants move to a city, they are looking for the same things as you and me. A better life for their children and a chance to work and study hard.

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Creating a Sustainable Healthcare Ecosystem in South-East Asia


By Harjit Gill, Chief Executive Officer, ASEAN and Pacific, Philips Electronics Singapore

In South-East Asia today, most countries face a difficult dilemma – Should limited resources be used to combat the rapid growth of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that take such a terrible toll on human life and economic development, or should those resources go towards expanded efforts to reduce the debilitating effects of poverty?

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Invest in Smallholder Farmers


By Estrella Penunia

The economy of the Philippines grew 7.8% in the first quarter of this year, outperforming China and the rest of Asia. The media announced the news proudly and happily because this is the third quarter in a row that the country’s GDP exceeded 7%.


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