A new word has entered the running for buzzword of the moment: “Resilience” seems to appear on every other page and is lauded at events as the focus for all. Indeed, academics, institutions and…

Marc Sadler |

This week, the Global Food Safety Partnership will hold its third annual meeting in Cape Town, just ahead of the holiday season when food safety issues are not on everyone’s minds. They should be…

Juergen Voegele |

The past five weeks have given us what may be defining moments on the road to a Paris agreement that will lay a foundation for a future climate regime. On October 23,  European Union leaders…

Xueman Wang |

Photo credit: Roman Kruglov / Flickr As part of our research of urban innovation ecosystems, our team has been working in New York City to identify successful policies to develop sustainable tech…

Victor Mulas, Hallie Applebaum |

As I mentioned in my previous blog, a renewed focus on Anti Money Laundering and Combatting the Financing of Terrorism (AML-CFT) regulations in Australia, the UK, and in the USA are impacting…

Sonia Plaza |

A woman walks by an Ebola awareness sign in Freetown, Liberia. ​© Tanya Bindra/UNICEF As the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa shows, the importance of reducing inequality could not be more…

Jim Yong Kim |

​Vikram Widge heads the World Bank Group’s Climate and Carbon Finance Unit. He spoke from the UN Climate Summit about the new Pilot Auction Facility for Methane and Climate Mitigation (PAF).  Q. U…

Isabel Hagbrink |

Ancient cities, like Mohenjodaro in modern-day Pakistan, emerged relatively recently in human history (photo courtesy of Saqib Qayyum used through a Creative Commons license.)​ The growth of large…

Chandan Deuskar |

_ Anthony Earley is the chairman and CEO of PG&E Corporation, the parent company of Pacific Gas and Electric. He spoke ahead of the UN Secretary-General's Climate Leadership Summit about…

Anthony Earley |

A dangerously warming planet is not just an environmental challenge – it is a fundamental threat to efforts to end poverty, and it threatens to put prosperity out of the reach of millions of…

Thomas Kerr |