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According to the new Wealth Equity Index, women accumulate only 74% of the wealth that men have at retirement.

Measuring wealth: a key step to effectively narrow the gender gap

By: EBR | Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Longstanding global societal and business inequities have disproportionately affected wealth accumulation for women

Long hours and bad workplace experiences are leading workers around the world to feel more stressed and disengaged.

Workplace well-being: Stress increasing since COVID-19 began

By: EBR | Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Employee well-being is stagnating, with COVID-19, long hours and bad workplace experiences all to blame, a new Gallup report says

Phase Down Finance can assist in managing the socio-economic consequences of transition while ensuring Paris-aligned outcomes.

What is ’Phase Down Finance’ and why it’s better than divestment to achieve decarbonization

By: EBR | Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Divestment from emitting assets doesn’t necessarily lead to their closure, leaving a gap in low carbon investment strategies

European Commission in May published its REPowerEU plan: a suite of policies intended to end the bloc’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels, while accelerating the green transition. It revolves around diversifying gas supplies, increasing the use of renewables and saving more energy.

How energy efficiency can break Europe’s gas addiction

By: EBR | Monday, July 11, 2022

At the beginning of April, a landmark UN report warned that if we want to avoid environmental catastrophe, it’s a case of acting “now or never”

If global warming is to be kept below 1.5 oC, the world must act now to reduce carbon emissions. Achieving this objective requires substantially lowering fossil fuel use through a clean energy transition.

Why a clean energy transition is also vital to safeguarding liberty

By: EBR | Monday, July 11, 2022

Two global crises have come to a head – climate change and the decline of democracy

Inflationary psychology - consumers buying now in anticipation of rising prices - could entrench an inflationary cycle and push economies into a recession.

What is stagflation and why are central banks concerned about it?

By: EBR | Friday, July 8, 2022

Stagflation is the difficult combination of economic stagnation and inflation, which was last seen in the 1970s

Species are already dying and changing their habitats, and the chances of reversing this damage are nonexistent or uncertain in a quarter of the areas covered by the study.

Biodiversity risks to linger at least a half century after global temperature peaks, study says

By: EBR | Thursday, July 7, 2022

Biodiversity risks are likely to persist for decades, even if global temperatures fall after peaking later this century, a new study finds

Building a pipeline of AI talent and projects requires technical as well as educational merit. For this, AI centres of excellence led by world-renowned scientific advisors are necessary.

How to build the next generation of AI talent

By: EBR | Wednesday, July 6, 2022

The benefits of artificial intelligence as a catalyst for economic growth are distributed unevenly across cities around the world. Consequently, so is its talent

"The US Federal Reserve has been the most aggressive with its interest rate hikes, while the European Central Bank has not yet raised rates".

Interest rate hikes vs inflation: How are different countries doing it?

By: EBR | Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Inflation rates are hitting multi-decade highs in some countries, prompting many central banks to increase interest rates

Green transport options will play a vital role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Green transport and cleaner mobility are key to meeting climate goals

By: EBR | Friday, July 1, 2022

The transport sector is responsible for 20% of global carbon emissions yet is often overlooked when tackling climate change

A group of young people recently filed a complaint with a human-rights court, targeting financial protections for energy firms and investors.

Is climate inaction a human rights violation?

By: EBR | Friday, July 1, 2022

The UN Human Rights Office clearly states that climate change threatens the enjoyment of life, food, and health

In many countries, more than 80% of travel and tourism spending actually comes from the domestic market.

What next for travel and tourism? Here’s what the experts say

By: EBR | Friday, July 1, 2022

In 2020 alone, the travel and tourism sector lost $4.5 trillion and 62 million jobs globally

Women are also 59% less likely than their male colleagues to be named on patents related to projects that they both worked on.

Women in science less likely to be credited for their work, study shows

By: EBR | Thursday, June 30, 2022

A new study reveals that women in science are 13% less likely than their male counterparts to receive authorship credit for their work

"Just transition and the centralization of positive people impacts as well as a shift to sustainability must be core to climate plans".

Here’s how to mobilize finance for a just transition and net zero

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The importance of a just transition to a sustainable economy is part of the 2015 Paris Agreement, for which finance is a major lever

Land degradation is accelerating a sixth mass species extinction and is costing more than 10% of world annual GDP, according to the United Nations.

COP15: new frameworks to reverse biodiversity loss and deforestation

By: EBR | Monday, June 27, 2022

COP15 has created opportunities for new frameworks to reverse biodiversity loss and deforestation

Agreeing on how to phase out the use of coal is a complex business for negotiators at any time, but especially now with high energy prices.

How replacing coal with renewable energy could pay for itself

By: EBR | Friday, June 24, 2022

The world may gain an estimated $78 trillion over coming decades by making this energy transition

The trade finance gap has reached $1.7 trillion and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are disproportionately affected.

How investing in trade finance can be profitable and help SMEs thrive

By: EBR | Thursday, June 23, 2022

Trade constitutes the backbone of every economy and 80-90% of global trade requires financing

The current energy crisis is focused on supply and overlooks the critical role demand-side actions can play in adding value to the energy system.

4 ways to unlock value from demand measures for flexible and resilient energy systems

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Led by the World Economic Forum, Accenture and Challenging Ideas we hosted a top-level roundtable with representation from the private sector, government and academia to highlight the importance of demand actions and its value to the system

Regulators with an eye on the future are harnessing the power of Regulatory Technology (RegTech).

What is RegTech and what does it mean for policymakers?

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Amidst the world’s current structural uncertainty, efficiency, clear accountability and effective collaboration in our regulatory systems have never been more critical

"Smart technology has limited impact without smarter regulatory frameworks and enforceable laws. Despite earnest promises to green up the supply chains, there are few incentives to track raw materials; why bother when these are seen as replaceable".

Why technology without regulation won’t save the forest

By: EBR | Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Agriculture has come a long way in the twenty-first century. From precision irrigation systems to face recognition in livestock to deploying drones for improved crop yield, emerging technologies are reinventing farm country

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