Can a Sustainability Taxonomy Make the World a Little Better?

Pictures from the Greek refugee camp Moria left me staggered. A desperately overcrowded camp on the margin between the Middle East and Europe stood in flames. The dancing fires and the dark clouds over the camp have been the expression…

Close the Infrastructure Gap!

In previous articles, we frequently talked about opportunities for economic development and what kind of policy measures have to be provided in order to facilitate sustainable and inclusive global economic growth. But regardless of which region in the world we…

Interview with Katarin Wagner – HSBC Head of Corporate Sustainability

Can you give us a brief overview of your work regarding sustainability? I am responsible for corporate sustainability for HSBC in Germany, which is integrated into the sustainability management of the HSBC Group on a global scale. I have been…

Climate finance: what to do with 100 billion USD? – Dorien Lugt and Jonas Hall-Andersen

Dorien Lugt (Netherlands) and Jonas Hall-Andersen (Denmark) were on IFLRY’s delegation to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP22) in Marrakech this year. Besides this article on finance, they wrote about their general impressions, the impact of the US presidential elections,…

Trade Agreements and Public Investment: The Path Forward for Sustainable Development

For the past 3 months, Sustainable Development has been one of the more frequented topics of conversation in the International Community, with Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, being the pinnacle of these discussions.…