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How to stop the poverty pandemic

How to stop the poverty pandemic

Globally, extreme poverty is increasing for the first time in 20 years. Although some poor countries are now receiving Covid-19 vaccines, the pandemic is set to drive nearly 150mn people into extreme poverty by the end of 2021, reversing decades of progress.

A taxing question for multinationals leaves stocks unscathed

A taxing question for multinationals leaves stocks unscathed

A global minimum corporate tax rate could deal a major blow to the multinationals which some governments allege shift billions of dollars in profits every year to low-tax havens, as well as triggering a fundamental reassessment of corporate earnings.

High stakes at sea in global rush for wind power

High stakes at sea in global rush for wind power

Global competition for offshore wind power is so hot that licence auctions now resemble the oil and gas competitions of just a few years ago, and some of the names are familiar too as global oil majors move aggressively into renewable energy.

Experts reject claim Covid has worsened behaviour in schools

Experts reject claim Covid has worsened behaviour in schools

Gavin Williamson’s claim that “out-of-control behaviour” could destroy the atmosphere in England’s schools has been rejected by teachers and children’s advocates, with experts saying there is no evidence pupil conduct has worsened since lockdown.

A Covid counterfactual for Europe

A Covid counterfactual for Europe

Imagine that the coronavirus pandemic, rather than undermining confidence in the European Union, had strengthened it. Imagine that Covid-19 had persuaded EU leaders to overcome years of acrimony and fragmentation.

The mother of news stories

The mother of news stories

In addressing climate change, “winning” slowly is the same as losing. We have only one chance to fix this problem before it becomes an existential threat, and the window for action is closing fast.

UN can help us build back better

UN can help us build back better

One year after the Covid-19 pandemic took hold, many of us are still grappling with the ‘new normal’.

UN can help us build back better

UN can help us build back better

One year after the Covid-19 pandemic took hold, many of us are still grappling with the ‘new normal’.

Green, blue, or brown: Fixing the colour of ESG debt

Green, blue, or brown: Fixing the colour of ESG debt

Globally, more than $40.5tn is now estimated to be invested using “environmental, social, and governance” (ESG) analyses.

Can Rory McIlroy close the deal at Masters this time?

Can Rory McIlroy close the deal at Masters this time?

Like Augusta National’s famous azaleas it is a storyline that pops up every April at the Masters: Will Rory McIlroy finally win a green jacket and complete the career slam?

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