Toilets for all: Expanding – and capitalizing on – waste resources

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London is proud of its sewers. In 1848 and 1853 cholera outbreaks killed 25,000 Londoners, and 1858 was described as the “Great Stink.” The disease was poorly understood, but the smell finally provoked action....

Caribbean Dreams – Economic Nightmares

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No-one still knows whether the industrial heart of the Bahamas can bounce back from what was probably the worst hurricane in its recorded history. Local, national and international  bodies are determined not to allow Dorian,...

Business in the Arctic: Infrastructure or investment? Which comes first?

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Listening to Polar regions. A Special Series by Global Geneva in media partnership with JONAA. ON 22 MAY 2018 A MEETING TOOK PLACE between the Arctic Economic Council, business and regional stakeholders in Sweden as well as the...

HSBC Sheltered Murky Cash Linked to Dictators and Arms Dealers

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A team of journalists from 45 countries unearths secret bank accounts maintained for criminals, traffickers, tax dodgers, politicians and celebrities. In the wake of Wikileaks, Edward Snowdon and other revelations in the public interest, including...

Brexit: A cliff hanger axing Britain’s own legs – and without a Swiss...

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Brexit, Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU), began as a nationalist vote to free Britain to make its own decisions. But it is increasingly turning into an axe likely to chop its own...

Zooming in on the circular economy

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First, the circular economy is not just about recycling. Lynda Mansson, Director General of the Mava Foundation (created by Swiss environmentalist and ornithologist Luc Hoffmann), made this clear in her opening address broadcast via...

This little piggy went to China: How China purchased a prime cut of America’s...

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The Chinese have been moving steadily into Africa cornering natural resources but often in a manner that offers little to ordinary people such as jobs. Americans may be surprised to know that this is...

New Business Model: Bookstores as Community Centres

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Printed books and book stores are not dead. Indeed, there are openings to explore different business models for the publishing industry by placing bookshops at the centre of their communities. The future is not...

Mega-mergers: can we still control agri-businesses?

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French Version included below The outcome of these three current mega-mergers is being discussed not just in Brussels and Washington: It affects us all; that is the view of three organisations (ETC Group, IUF, South...

Don’t Expect a ‘Grexit’: Greece Can’t Escape Europe

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The following article by Wayne Merry, a former US diplomat and a now a member of the American Foreign Policu Council, was first published in The National Interest http://nationalinterest.org Global financial markets currently obsess about the...

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‘People, planet, profit can be the new norm, with a COVID-19 sense of urgency’

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What is there good to say about the COVID-19 crisis? Dimitri de Vreeze, co-CEO of DSM, a big Dutch company producing health, nutrition products and materials, has one positive message for the planet from...

Taken For A Ride – A cautionary tale of wealth-management  

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Many expatriates may not feel comfortable placing their hard-earned income with Swiss investment advisors because of language or unfamiliarity with local customs. But relying on fellow foreign nationals operating out of Switzerland also has...

Is this the new face of philanthropy?

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Still in his 30s, Yonathan Parienti is a straggle-haired ex-banker in blue jeans. Now his mission is to bring social activists together via the Internet. For under-35s there’s no paradox. As Essential Edge contributing...

Calculating the cost of doing business

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This piece by Essential Edge contributor Peter Hulm was published 8 June, 2013. Sion, Switzerland -- The World Bank’s annual Cost of Doing Business Report, a key publication for development economists and journalists since 2003, hardly...

The UN must not fail the people of Myanmar…again.

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Earlier this month on 12 July, 2021, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution on Myanmar, the latest of a series of resolutions by UN bodies since the military coup that hit...

Is this the new face of philanthropy?

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Still in his 30s, Yonathan Parienti is a straggle-haired ex-banker in blue jeans. Now his mission is to bring social activists together via the Internet. For under-35s there’s no paradox. As Essential Edge contributing...
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My FTX crypto horror story

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FTX iced me out of its community channel because I showed it was a shambles even last January. Perhaps I should have known FTX was going to end in a meltdown. Back in January...
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‘Soon your planet will be punished’

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Is doomster fiction coming true? Well, maybe Geneva has the answer "American culture is now insane. In its cultural, social, and political behaviour, the United States resembles a baby almost uneducated and increasingly uninterested...
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Isn’t it ironic? Untangling the paradoxes of WEF at Davos

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What's the most exciting headline you can invent for WEF? Watching the WEF's closing-day discussion of the wide-ranging economic and social implications of computerized artificial intelligence on white-collar jobs, you might have found it ironic...

Climate change is NOT our main problem, says TV science star

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Rich states must not block poorer nations from developing their economies Climate change and its effects may be grabbing all the headlines at the moment.  And it is a huge issue. So you can’t  blame...
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Interested in ESG? Look at the facts, not opinions

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... learn what to do about it ESG investing has taken quite a wild ride over the past 20 years.  It first suffered outsider status and was frequently dismissed by the investment establishment as a...
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Reviving the Bahamas island of perpetual hope

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Five years ago Grand Bahama suffered its worst hurricane in the island's recorded history. And no-one could predict when it would bounce back. As a result of Dorian in September 2019, the second decade of...