Yes –or at least for developing countries-, according to ‘The Effect of Population Health on Foreign Direct Investments.’ The main conclusion of the three Harvard School of Public Health authors is that:
Probably not, but that won’t stop people from trying – at least not Eric Zimmerman, the man behind the Game Design Challenge. This year he has challenged game designers to concoct up something that could win the Nobel Peace Prize. The ideas include a game that aims to inspire players to spontaneously meet and carry out humanitarian acts such as food drives, another is meant to make players assume the role of their enemies – and see the human costs of their decisions.
On March 22, 2006, a new business-led European Alliance for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) was kicked off by the European Commission. It's goal: to reconcile Europe's economic and environmental ambitions.
I am happy to say that we are no longer the only World Bank Group blog on the block. (It would of course be hypocritical for a blog praising private sector development to unwelcome competition!) Our colleagues at the World Bank Institute have just launched the Poverty & Growth Blog. Click over, bookmark, subscribe and comment!
"The developed world has a responsibility to help developing economies meet their energy needs in an environmentally sustainable way… So at the World Bank meetings in April... I will propose a World Bank facility -- a 20 billion-dollar fund for developing economies to invest in alternative sources of energy and greater energy efficiency."
That’s Gordon Brown, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer.
‘Mapping the Global Future' is the latest unclassified report from the US National Intelligence Council. This forward-looking scenario based report focuses on the contradictions of globalization, the impact of the rise of China and India, and new security risks. More on specific topics below the fold.