Latin Americans are slipping back into poverty. Impact investing can reverse that worrying trend
Traditional solutions to address societal challenges – led by governments, international organizations and non-profits – are important, but by themselves they won’t be enough, especially if we are to meet the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Steps remain to fully integrate ESG
All investors seek the same thing: superior risk-adjusted returns. And in recent years, the integration of environmental, social and governance information into investment decision-making and portfolio construction has become a viable route to achieving that goal. Through ESG, we see things more clearly without having to give up anything.
Economic nationalism is on the rise, but the future of trade lies with cities
The Geneva and Istanbul-based World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) has 170 members, but over one-third are agencies from cities or regions, not countries, such as the Agency of Innovation and Development of Andalucia or ACI Medellín. A Columbia University study estimates that around 8,000 subnational trade and/or investment promotion agencies exist.
Cities and states are becoming increasingly powerful actors on the world stage
Instead of looking at foreign affairs in a state-centric way, one should also contemplate other actors such as cities and states (or cantons, counties, departments, districts, krays, länder, oblasts, okrugs, prefectures, provinces, regions, republics, territories, or zones).
Cities and Foreign Policy: The Opportunities Behind International Organizations, Networks and Forums
Participation in multilateral arrangements is often the first, and sometimes the only, opportunity for cities and states to engage with foreign partners.
ESG factors and risk-adjusted performance: a new quantitative model
New mathematical analysis, introduced in this article, demonstrates that companies that incorporate Environmental, Social and Fair Governance (ESG) factors show lower volatility in their stock performances than their peers in the same industry
Forget the nation-state: cities will transform the way we conduct foreign affairs
If the overwhelming majority of cities and states are conducting foreign affairs, and therefore thousands of brand-new actors are rising and adding their voices to global governance, how is it possible that we are not paying full attention?