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Libya's oil money has made it a major world shareholder

February 21st, 2011  |  Source: Guardian

The Libyan Investment Authority owns 3% of the FT, 7.5% of Juventus and a host of prime London properties

Libya's vast oil reserves have enabled it to invest more than $70bn (£43bn) around the world – making it a major shareholder in companies such as the Financial Times, Fiat and Juventus football club.



1M Green Jobs from Recovery Act Cleantech Investments

February 20th, 2011  |  Source: Sustainable Business.com


Investments in cleantech made through the Recovery Act (Stimulus bill) through the end of 2010 have created or saved nearly 1 million green jobs, according to a report released today by the Economic Policy Institute and the BlueGreen Alliance. 


Putting Poppies in the Gas Tank

February 8th, 2011  |  Source: The Atlantic


One man’s quest to tap Afghanistan’s taboo biofuel


Single-Tasking is The New Black

February 7th, 2011  |  Source: IMedia Connection


In a world of More, Better, Faster, Cheaper, studies are starting to trickle in about multi-tasking that, frankly aren’t looking so hot.

It’s an odd world we live in, isn’t it?




Political Risk Atlas 2011 shows long-term structural risks for emerging economies

February 2nd, 2011  |  Source: Maplecroft

Rising political risk sees Russia and Pakistan join Somalia, DR Congo and Iraq in Maplecroft's ranking of 10 most volatile business environments


Forecaster predicts the next crisis

February 1st, 2011  |  Source: Fierce Finance

Financial crisis always present opportunities for economists and forecasters to make a name for themselves. There were several who burnished their personal brands by fairly accurately calling the financial meltdown of the late 2000s. Nouriel Roubini, Robert Schiller, Meredith Whitney and a few others can lay claim to that status.


Preventing malnutrition: Why CSR is not working and why we urgently need new models for engagement

January 29th, 2011  |  Source: Valid Nutrition

By Guest blogger Dr Steve Collins

In these challenging economic times, a massive international investment opportunity is being largely ignored by the corporate sector. Traditional models that approach the treatment and prevention of malnutrition from the perspective of corporate social responsibility or charity, are not only failing to address the problem, they are also missing major opportunities for revenue growth.


Putting a label on the wind

January 28th, 2011  |  Source: Globe.net


In a direct response to increasing consumer demand for sustainable products, some of the world's leading corporations and non-profit organizations announced today their support for the development the first global consumer label identifying corporations and products made with wind energy.



Davos Man needs his image polishing

January 26th, 2011  |  Source: The Economist

FEW used-car salesmen are invited to join the business leaders, politicians, do-gooders and celebrities on the annual pilgrimage to the Swiss mountain village of Davos that is the World Economic Forum. More’s the pity—for their presence would probably increase the amount of trust that the public has in Davos Man and Woman.



Cracking the credit card code

January 22nd, 2011  |  Source: Mint.com


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