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  1. Understanding central bank digital currencies

    Understanding central bank digital currencies

    In our latest podcast, Brian Blackstone catches up with economist Maxime Botteron to discuss the outlook for central bank digital currencies.

  2. Sustainability: Consumers in emerging markets ready for change

    Sustainability: Consumers in emerging markets ready for change

    With sustainability and ESG issues coming to the fore, sustainable disruption is on the way in the emerging countries. The Emerging consumer survey 2021 indicates a shift toward a more sustainable, healthier, and environmentally friendly lifestyle.

  3. How low-carbon investing can help fight climate change

    How low-carbon investing can help fight climate change

    Low-carbon investing approaches are gaining interest as investors focus on sustainability. Investors of all types can make an impact by investing in climate solutions at an early stage and using their power as a shareholder to push for change.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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. 

  9. 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?

  10. 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?