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  1. Of recovery, resilience and rope climbing

    Will countries be able to manage the unwinding of fiscal and monetary policy as the global economy limps to normalcy post pandemic, and where could it all go wrong? Will we have inflation or deflation? What strategies will the world’s two largest economies employ to achieve sustainable growth? A panel of experts share their perspectives on the prospects for global economic recovery post-Covid-19.

  2. Diversity and Inclusion: No time like the present

    Covid-19 has exposed gender gaps in the labor force of developed and emerging markets. And while positive change is being seen around the world, driven by socially conscious investors, clients as well as the employees themselves and their organizations, much more work needs to be done before corporates and their boardrooms can be called truly inclusive.

  3. Understanding the legacy of Covid-19

    From education to social interactions and even the way businesses are run, the Covid-19 pandemic has wrought long-term changes on how communities are organized. Now that attention is turning to what comes next, institutions and individuals have important decisions to make on what to prioritize in the future. 

  4. Net-zero emissions: Not just a bunch of hot air

    Decarbonizing the global economy is an urgent necessity if climate change targets are to be met. According to estimates, to meet the Paris Agreement’s warming target, global carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector will need to fall by more than 70% by 2040, even as electricity generation grows by 46%. Despite the challenges this bold ambition presents, the case for optimism is tangible. What will it take to achieve the great energy transition?

  5. When it comes to improving financial markets, you don’t need to move mountains

    How can we design markets that work? And what opportunities will come from the acceleration of digital disruption brought about by the pandemic to the financial services industry? A ground-breaking Nobel-Prize-winning economic theorist from Stanford University and a renowned banking and technology executive and investor share their perspectives.

  6. Sustainable investing: An emerging collective conscience

    In the past few decades, nations across Asia have achieved remarkable economic progress but social and environmental issues persist. Insufficient access to healthcare and education, widening income inequality, and recurrent climate disasters continue to affect millions of people across the region. Investors can help tackle these challenges by focusing on ESG investing, and demand is growing for ESG-aligned portfolios. But is it possible to enhance risk-adjusted returns and build portfolio value in the long term through sustainable investing? Is it a fleeting trend, or is it here to stay?

  7. Shots in the arm: Covid-19 and technology are democratizing global healthcare

    The pandemic has created unprecedented societal and economic challenges and, with them, unprecedented opportunities. In healthcare, searches for ‘Doctor near me’ declined by 60% worldwide even as online consultations rose by 350% at the peak of the pandemic. How is technology disrupting and revolutionizing traditional healthcare and which trends will pick up pace in a post-pandemic world?

  8. Geopolitics: Making the case for multilateralism

    The US-China relationship, termed the most important bilateral relationship of this century, plays an outsized role in determining the global world order and fueling economic growth. Now, as the world looks to rebuild in the pandemic’s wake, the stakes are higher than ever for the two countries to mend ties and work towards the common good.

  9. Food security: Getting to the meat of the matter

    Food security: Getting to the meat of the matter

    With the global population forecast to top 9.6 billion by 2050, the biggest long-term challenge facing the world today is how to sustainably feed the planet’s dramatically increasing population, especially for the poorest and at a time when environmental issues are challenging established agricultural methods. How can sustainable technologies meet this challenge head on?

  10. Disruption Accelerated: Is it realistic to attain both Alpha and Sustainable Growth?

    Disruption Accelerated: Is it realistic to attain both Alpha and Sustainable Growth?

    After more than a year of Covid-19, the world is learning to adapt to its disruptive influence. With an economic recovery now underway, it is time to look ahead to a future that will inevitably be shaped by the trends initiated - and accelerated - by the pandemic.