Trade can make everybody better off – or not?

The broad generalization often made about trade is that it can make everybody better off. This economic principle is popularly proclaimed in the introduction to an economics textbook by Mankiw and Taylor, and therefore taught to many, if not all, students attending introductory courses in economics.

Moving from a linear to a circular economy

Closed cycles can be found in all aspects of life, except in our economy. In nature, the fallen leaves produced from trees nourish the soil with vital minerals which, in turn, serve plants to grow and fruits to form. Natural ecosystems do not produce waste and use all resources as efficiently as possible.

How do we build climate resilient societies?

Sustainable development involves a paradigm change in individuals’ behavior, enterprises’ purposes, and governments systems. This requires the alignment of societal interests and business models to incentivize environmentally-friendly practices and collective action.

Gender Imbalance at the Global Solutions Summit

The annual Global Solutions Summit brings together researchers, academics, policymakers and thought-leaders from inter-sectoral backgrounds to challenge today’s paradigms and discuss future collective action.

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