Japan will never close its gender gap unless it overhauls its whole approach to work and life, explains Yoko Ishikura.
Turning greenhouse gas emissions into a material as strong as plastic could move carbon out of the air, and plastic out of the world, for good.
Cities are a key part of any solution to preventing climate change and mitigating its effects. Thankfully, some of them are already turning things around.
Recycling almost everything we use is already possible. So why have global recycling rates stagnated, and what can we do about it?
We'll never reach gender parity until we start valuing the unpaid work done in the home, argues Joy Deshmukh Ranadive.
Your weekly digest of stories about how the gender gap plays out around the world – in business, health, education and politics.
From plastics to cement, this transition is reducing the environmental footprint of industries, often enhancing the finished product’s usefulness too.
Girls and young women are held back by harmful social norms, by lack of access to education and training, by inadequate reproductive health resources, and by the all-too-real risk of gendered violence.
Despite high-profile role models, in OECD countries, women held 30% of ministerial positions and occupied only 28% of seats in lower/single parliaments in 2016.
To combat its ‘throwaway consumer culture’, Sweden has announced tax breaks on repairs to clothes, bicycles, fridges and washing machines. Will it help to reduce waste?
Progress has been made, but there is still much to do if China is to win the war on pollution and deliver greener, smarter economic growth.
The United States is the only country with significant state capacity that has not improved its business regulations over the past dozen years, as seen in the World Bank’s Doing Business ...
Such a daunting and historical decision as Brexit cannot be made without the full and formal involvement of the city of London, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
The greater ease of movement of goods, services and people across Africa is essential to helping the continent grow.
The success of Cambodia's economy will be driven by the nation's entrepreneurs and the private sector, and not by more international assistance.
As more global tech firms enter Africa's markets, could greater local competition offset the disruptive downsides?
The USA may be able to look forward to the Fourth Industrial Revolution with confidence but innovative strength will not be enough to secure competitiveness on its own.
Experts are keen to draw comparisons between China today and Japan before its economic slowdown. They’re wrong.
Without reducing livestock production and consumption, the ambitions of the Paris climate agreement will be impossible, writes Jeremy Coller.
Responsible investing means not only green investing; it means investing in ways that do not reward fraud, bribery and other underhand practices.
In a new era of global competition, cities will compete with each other for talent and capital. This battle will be won or lost on the basis of liveability.
Forget supercomputers: one of the most impressive machines in the world is right there in your head. That's why scientists have been working to mimic it.
Thanks to technological advances, we no longer need to worry about running out of oil, says Chevron's CEO and chairman.
With a value of between $5 billion and $20 billion each year, illegal wildlife trafficking is the fourth most lucrative global crime.
Global multinationals will be best served by external affairs departments which are skilled at putting out fires as well as they are empowered to proactively engage with stakeholder, posi...
The travel and tourism industry has grown dramatically in the past decades, reaching nearly 1.2 billion international arrivals in 2015, compared to 25 million in 1950. That’s a growth of ...
As the global population swells towards 10 billion, our eating habits will have to change. Are plant-based proteins and synthetic meat the answer?
We can build cities and robots, we can land a probe on a meteor and mull the colonization of Mars - but can we understand the kilogram or so of grey matter that sits between our ears?