With Europe’s future seeming ever-more uncertain, economist Thomas Piketty has a radical plan to raise more tax and spend it on building a more equal society.
Societies around the world are grappling with the same challenges, despite local differences
The received wisdom among financial regulators is that they are better off being able to say, “We told you so” if something goes wrong, and that there is little downside in occasionally i...
The world is experiencing more freak weather events, earthquakes and other disasters than ever before, and one region is suffering more than most.
The financial system has undergone far-reaching changes since the 2008 Global Crisis. This column casts those changes in terms of shifts in the way financial intermediaries manage their b...
The naturalist tells world leaders: 'The continuation of our civilisations and the natural world upon which we depend, is in your hands.'
China, Russia and the West need to manage change together to tackle common challenges.
Studies have shown that climate change increases the frequency, duration and severity of drought - and that creates a greater fire risk.
Governments need to tackle excessive debt while growth is good, or they will find themselves unable to provide stimulus when the party is over.
Illegal logging and the encroachment of agriculture on the jungle is driving destruction of the rainforest in Brazil.
By using vaccines to prevent outbreaks of disease we can reduce the use of antibiotics, and lessen the chances of microbial resistance to the drugs.
Global GDP has trebled since 1980, yet labour income share has declined. A new social contract based on full employment and decent work would rebuild trust and restore genuine democracies.
Several US cities are building waterfront parks rather than solid sea defences to try and prevent flooding.
The challenge now is to invest in the billions of businesses that can adapt to a changing planet and help their communities be as resilient as possible.
Chennai is suffering a water crisis that has caused a debate about how to best deal with the challenges of providing clean safe water to everyone.