Global Matters


How social entrepreneurs made an impact at Davos 2019

 Over 3,000 leaders, including more than 50 heads of state, last month descended on the mountain town of Davos for the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2019, under the theme Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of

How much is nature worth? US$125 trillion

Between 1970 and 2014, there has been a 60% fall in the numbers of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. Plummeting wildlife populations have become a stark reminder that the planet and its resources are under tremendous pressure. The importance

Investment Association seeks clarity on ethical investing

The UK Investment Association (IA), the trade body for open-ended funds, has launched a consultation into the ethical, sustainable and governance (ESG) fund sector. The consultation will seek to agree a definition for ESG investing, and for the processes associated

Progress towards Europe’s climate and energy targets

With sights now set on the new 2030 targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions, renewable energy and energy efficiency, renewed efforts towards achieving these targets will be necessary. Following the political agreements between the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers

NZ Announced Record Investment in Low Emissions Vehicles

Low emission transport in New Zealand will receive a record boost totalling more than $11 million. “From 100% electric campervans for tourists to hydrogen fuel cell powered buses at the Ports of Auckland to solar panel charged electric vehicles and

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