This paper compares job creation per dollar from various types of green investments vs. unsustainable investments. It also explores how to promote good jobs that have fair wages, job security, opportunities for career growth, safe working conditions, and are accessible for all.
Investors large and small need to grapple with the opportunities in low-carbon investment, as well as the risks and challenges of being stuck in the old, high-carbon economy, writes Caio Koch-Weser in The Economist Intelligence Unit.
With smarter anti-poverty and energy-access measures and a focus on sustainable finance, the future for Africa and the rest of the developing world can be bright, in more ways than one, writes Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in The New York Times.
Urbanisation is one of the most important potential drivers of productivity and growth in the global economy.
New research form the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the Coalition for Urban Transitions shows that well-designed, compact cities are better for investors as well as citizens and the environment.
The tourism industry significantly impacts climate change and will be drastically affected by it. But there is an opportunity for the industry, for tourists and for host communities to benefit from sustainable approaches to tourism, writes Felipe Calderon.