Davos 2018: The Annual World Economic Forum Meeting in Review

Davos 2018: The Annual World Economic Forum Meeting in Review

On 23 January, 2018, the World Economic Forum (WEF) commenced its 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting accordingly themed ‘Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World’ in Davos, Switzerland. As has been the case for past meetings, business leaders, international political heads, and economists gathered together to tackle the world’s most pressing issues of the past year, in order to improve the state of the world. [...]

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Time to Step it Up, Fashion Industry

Time to Step it Up, Fashion Industry

Social responsibility has never been more glamorous than it is today: fashion companies who incorporate ethics and activism into their businesses are seeing higher returns than their peers as Generation Z consumers, those influencing the direction of trend markets, make their choices based on more than a price tag. It’s cool to be green, it’s cool to stick up for women’s rights, it’s cool to buy garments made only with ethically-sourced labour –

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The direction of Iranian socioeconomic reform

The direction of Iranian socioeconomic reform

Only 1 in every 5 countries in the UN-defined Middle East-North Africa Region is democratic, with that number dropping to 1 in every 11 states which are fully democratic in practice. Out of the non-democratic remainder, the Islamic Republic of Iran has consistently made headlines for being the pinnacle of authoritarianism and false democracy for decades in the western world [...]

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The Behavioral Economics of New Year’s Resolutions

The Behavioral Economics of New Year’s Resolutions

Whether it is to become healthier, to save more and spend less, or to finally get your life organized, now is the time that those New Year’s resolutions are put to the test. If you are one among the 91% of us, you may not have had to look far because you can just recycle a failed resolution from past years. Luckily this time, that resolution can stick with some determination and a couple of lessons from behavioral economics.

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