Water Wars: Fighting Over Earth's Most Precious Fluid

With global water use growing at more than twice the rate of human population increase in the last century, the issue of water security is quickly rising to the top. When it comes to life's most precious fluid, mankind has two very different choices: conflict or cooperation

UN Calls on Private Sector to Fight Corruption

corruption-stopThe United Nations Global Compact called upon the private sector to mobilize against corruption at a high-level meeting of business and civic leaders in New Delhi this week.

Lessons from India: Transparency, Sustainability and Dharma

mandala1_detail1What can investors learn from businesses in the world's biggest democracy?

A Little Money Goes a Long Way: A Record 137 Million Microloans Issued to the World’s Poorest in 2010

3402975163_07c23665ea_b"If you are talking about the...poorest segment, the question is, do they really see themselves in the long run? Do they have dreams? My experience most of them don’t. The only thing that concerns them is the day to day, how they will survive today and tomorrow." -- Gilbert Maramba, Negros Women of Tomorrow Foundation, Philippines

Indian Exceptionalism: Searching for the Big Idea in the World’s Biggest Democracy

6183703451_b927e6f093_b"Bold ideas are almost passe'." -- Neal Gabler, senior fellow, Annenberg Norman Lear Center, University of Southern California

Tapping Into Ancient Mercantilism: Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Investing in India

krishna_and_arjun_on_the_chariot_mahabharata_18th-19th_century_india"There is little interest in sustainable investment in India’s rapidly growing mutual fund and life insurance market at the current time." -- International Finance Corporation

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