SDGs

Scaling the Middle East and Africa’s female-led high-growth entrepreneurship

One in every three growth-oriented entrepreneurs globally is a woman. In developing countries, 17% of women are entrepreneurs, 35% aspire…

Gender equality in investment promotion: The need for a data-driven approach

The slow and stagnant process towards gender equality at a global level was reaffirmed as a pressing matter in 2015…

Good Food Finance Network publishes targets for sustainable food transition

The Good Food Finance Network’s High Ambition Group, a group of 11 influential institutions in food and finance, has unveiled…

HSBC ads ban increases greenwashing scrutiny of UK banking sector

A new ruling by a regulator in the UK challenges the banking sector's ability to make climate action claims, and…

Aluminium production is critical for the energy transition but hamstrung by high electricity costs

The energy transition is driving a huge surge in demand for aluminium, but the industry is facing huge capacity constraints…

Opinion: Energy transition could multiply mining in Africa and destroy the continent’s forests and carbon sinks

It is the greatest paradox of our age: in attempting to solve the problem of climate change, we are turning…

How has Covid-19 transformed digital payments and financial inclusion?

The Covid-19 pandemic reversed years of progress in many sectors, from tourism to transport, but it very much worked to…

Opinion: Haarlem’s ban on meat advertising is a raw topic right now, but it could become the norm

The city of Haarlem in the Netherlands isn't 'lovin’ it' anymore and is banning the advertising of meat products. Haarlem,…

Why is it so difficult to measure the progress of the SDGs?

In 2015, the UN identified 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), asking its members to meet them by a 2030 deadline.…

Beef leads as the food industry’s worst offender for greenhouse gas emissions

Land use and farm activities are shown by a study to be a significant source of food-related greenhouse gas (GHG)…