Before Covid-19, the world already faced an annual financing gap of around US$2.5 trillion required to attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 – the plan endorsed by world leaders to bring prosperity to all peoples and protect the planet. Governments alone will not be able to meet this target. Hence the importance of socially responsible “environmental, social, governance” (ESG) investing. Of the estimated value of $75 trillion of assets under professional management, more…
Posted on November 11, 2020
A reputation of integrity and “doing the right thing” influences how a business is perceived by its own employees, as well as consumers and investors, and increases the company’s value. Ethically run and socially conscious enterprises have a positive impact on employees and business partners, contributing to decent jobs and dignified working conditions.
Posted on June 18, 2020
The current crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, not only a health crisis, but a socio-economic one, poses tremendous threats to our lives and communities, yet at the same time opens up avenues to imagine and test on the ground “a new possible”. This happens also in the area of justice. Since March 2020, the enforcement of lockdowns has affected also the justice sector, disrupting the routine daily operations of the courts.
Posted on May 26, 2020
In Myanmar, poverty prevalence was reduced by half from 48.2 percent in 2005 to 24.8 percent in 2017. Combatting corruption, which has reduced leakages of the public purse, has also improved as indicated by Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index where Myanmar climbed up 40 places in the last 5 years.
Posted on December 6, 2019