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Sustainable Investing as a Driver for Change in Asia
By Fiona Reynolds
Managing Director, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

Since the global financial crisis, many investors have woken up to the fact that looking at financial data in isolation does not in itself provide a clear picture about whether or not a particular..

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ENDING CORRUPTION IS ONE OF THE BEST WAYS WE CAN PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
By YURY FEDOTOV
Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime

The international community has started to fight back and now recognises that this crime is not the cost of doing business, but a dramatic drag on the ability of states and the private sector to pr..

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SECURING DEVELOPMENT FUNDS FOR A POVERTY FREE ASIA
By Claire Wee
Head Office of Anticorruption and Integrity, Asian Development Bank

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) strongly believes that weak governance and corruption hurt the poor most. Despite robust economic growth in Asia and the Pacific over recent years, the region remain..

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ACCELERATING CYBERCRIME RESPONSE AND MITIGATION
By David Piscitello and Dr. Stephen Crocker

Today, the burden of online criminal investigations falls on private sector actors for phishing, malware distribution, counterfeit goods, identity theft or other fraudulent acts. Online cybercrimes..

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INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT – THE ROLE OF PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
By MUKHISA KITUYI
Secretary-General of UNCTAD

Financing infrastructure to accelerate transformational change is among the key challenges of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Public investment continues to play a strategic role, but..

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AFRICA’S ROLE IN REGENERATING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
By SINDISO NGWENYA
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa – COMESA

Within the eastern and southern Africa regions, there is a remarkable increase in cross border investment in manufacturing,trade in services - including logistics and financial services. Africa’s..

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MEETING THE SKILLS GAPS IN EMERGING ECONOMIES
By NIKHIL SETH
UN Assistant Secretary- General, Executive Director UNITAR

All countries stand to benefit from having a healthy and well educated workforce with the knowledge and skills needed for productive and fulfilling work and full participation in society. The signi..

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ICD ENCOURAGES CHINA-OIC JOINT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
By ICD
Www.icd-ps.org

ICD Phone: (966-12) 6361400 Phone: (966-12) 6441644 Fax: (966-12) 644 4427 Email: icd@isdb.orgwww.icd-ps.org The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector(“ICD”) is a multil..

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INSPIRING TALENT STRATEGIES BY FOSTERING EMPLOYABLE SKILLS
By ALAIN DEHAZE
CEO of The Adecco Group @AlainDehaze

  A blueprint for aligning education to companies’ needs. The Adecco Group supports the four Recommendations to the Governments of the G20 countries to implement programmes to encourage e..

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G20 LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT MINISTERIAL MEETING
By Guy Ryder
Director General, International Labour Organisation

Statement at Session on Dialogue with Social Partners and Engagement Groups | Beijing, China | 12 July 2016. It is most welcome that G20 Ministers,with the leadership of China, have this year de..

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G20: ASPIRING TO A COMMON TAX LANGUAGE
By Chris Sanger
Ernst & young - Global tax policy advisor

While there are real benefits in increasing transparency between the taxpayer and the tax administration, and between tax authorities, calls to go further require far greater consideration. The G20..

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THE OECD-G20 PARTNERSHIP ON TAX
By Gabriela Ramos
OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa

More than ever it is clear that with robust tax transparency standards now established, the focus of OECD andG20 efforts must be on ensuring their consistent and global implementation. The outstand..

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MITIGATING CLIMATE CHANGE WITH LOW CARBON INVESTMENTS
By STOXX Limited
Zürich, Switzerland

Some investors may want to get the most out of the leading sustainable companies only, while others would consider companies and their whole supply chain additionally. STOXX Limited Selnaustrasse..

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THE ROLE OF ISLAMIC FINANCE TO STRENGTHEN INTERNATIONAL TRADE
By Dr Mohamed Ali
Chairman , IDB

Trade is a key ally in the fight against poverty, especially if additional measures are taken to improve education levels, strengthen governance and deepen the financial sector. World trade growth ..

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CREATING THE FRAMEWORK FOR CROSS BORDER TAX TRANSPARANCY
By ROBERTO BERNALES
International tax consultant and Professor of Tax Law of the University of Deusto

A long way has been walked since 2009 when the new era in tax exchange of information started.Today there seems to be consensus between most jurisdictions in the world on the steps taken and the w..

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GENDER PARITY IN THE GLOBAL WORKFORCE – AN ECONOMIC DRIVER
By Christine Lagarde
Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Women often face more restrictive collateral requirements, shorter maturity of loans, and higher interest rates than men.Removing discriminatory laws on property and inheritance rights can be a fir..

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OVERCOMING THE BARRIERS TO PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT
By HELEN WONG
CEO, Greater China, HSBC

COP21 in Paris last year was an historic turning point in the fight against climate change. The job of financing the change is as unprecedented as the agreement itself, with the G20 Finance Minist..

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BUILDING A FINANCIAL SYSTEM THAT INVESTS IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
By Scott Vaughan
President International Institute for Sustainable Development

We are seeing a new generation of micro-credit systems, crowd funding and peer-to-peer lending that can scale up the development and deployment of green technologies. Sustainable development is an ..

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Trade as a force for Good
By Roberto Azevedo
Director General WTO

We need to promote a well-informed,  calm and balanced debate,  and we need to continue working to reform  and improve the global trading system, to the benefit of all. Amidst the recent flood o..

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Infrastructure: A global asset class
By Scott Sleyster
Chief investment officer of Pramerica Financial Inc.

“For life insurers, long term investment strategies, such as infrastructure project investing, are vital to our liability-driven portfolio management process.” Accompaniments: •Pull quote: ..

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Revitalizing global partnership IBFD launches tax think tank for Africa
By IBFD

The International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) is a leading provider of crossborder tax expertise. Established in 1938, IBFD holds true to its original mission to promote the understanding..

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The OECD BEPS project:Striving for a lasting legacy
By Ernst Young

The first major challenge of the G20/OECD Project on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) has been met, with the publication of the 15 Action items in advance of the G20 Finance Ministers meeting. ..

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Inclusiveness, Implementation and International Tax Transparency
By Gabriela Ramos
OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa

To this day, economic growth remains unsteady and uneven across the globe. Important uncertainties such as the economic slowdown in emerging market economies, the strength of economic recovery in the ..

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Setting the foundations for economic stability
By EnriquePena Nieto
President of Mexico

Since 2008, the Group of 20 has been instrumental in placing the world economy on the track of recovery. As financial markets and economic growth regained steam, the G20 gradually evolved to an effici..

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