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Podcast | Culture and the Creative Economy

Episode 1: Riding the Korean Wave

Podcast | China's food future

Podcast | China's food future

The Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index 2020 - Workbook

International trade has helped to lift hundreds of millions of people around the world out of poverty, but the benefits do not come without risk. Right or wrong, labour disruption, environmental degradation, and worsening inequality are frequently associated with trade. However, proactive and responsible policy can harness the good elements of trade while mitigating the bad, making for a more robust global trading community. 

The Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index 2020

Sustainability was gaining more traction in the years leading up to the Covid-19 pandemic. Firms stepped up commitments to corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Investors started incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into their asset allocation decisions. And consumers voted with their wallets to support sustainable production, purchasing goods with certified claims regarding their environmental impact and use of labour.

The Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index 2018

Yet the enthusiasm in Asia for trade does not appear to have waned. This broad societal consensus behind international trade has enabled Asian countries to continue broadening and deepening existing trading relationships, for example, by quickly hammering out a deal for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in early 2018 following the US’s withdrawal from its predecessor in 2017.

The Urban Transit Evolution

This new report, sponsored by Siemens UK, which reviews some of the urban mobility challenges facing well-established, congested cities. It provides a roadmap for city leaders to overcome these challenges, with a focus on factors to consider when making decisions around infrastructure projects and transport policies.

Key findings of the report include:

日本におけるスキルギャップの現状と キャリア強化・経済成長加速に向けた方策

Economist ImpactはGoogleによるサポートの下、人材のスキルギャップ・リスキリング・アップスキリングに関するリサーチを2022年11月から2023年1月にかけて実施した。本プロジェクトでは、アジア太平洋地域を拠点とする企業の従業員1375名(うち100名は日本を拠点とする)へのアンケート調査と、企業経営者・専門家を対象とした聞き取り調査が行われた。



Bridging the skills gap: Fuelling careers and the economy in Japan

Economist Impact, supported by Google, conducted a survey of 1,375 employees across Asia-Pacific (APAC), including 100 employees from Japan, between November 2022 and January 2023. It also interviewed employers and industry experts across the region to understand their perspectives on skills gaps, as well as reskilling and upskilling aspirations.

The survey respondents were drawn from across 14 markets in the region, out of which 11.8% were Gen Z (born in 1997-2012), 63.2% were Millennials (1981-96) and 25% were Gen X (1965-80). They all work in a diverse mix of industries.

When the chips are down: the semiconductor saga

Semiconductors, wafer-thin metal chips often smaller than a fingernail, are causing trade and geopolitical ripples around the world. The most recent semiconductor saga began with pandemic-induced disruptions in the global production and distribution of this critical input for a range of products, from smartphones to cars. It involved many of the top chip producers including the US, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and China—the top producer of electronics and machinery, which has been scaling up chip-making capabilities over the past decade.

Refugee Opportunity Index: Latin America and the Caribbean regional report

Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have traditionally hosted large immigrant populations. But the region is now facing a significant increase in intra-regional mobility owing to poverty, violence, climate shocks, political instability and the socio-economic fallout of covid-19. Masses of people continue to flee Venezuela, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala in record numbers, seeking refuge across the continent. As a result, LAC now hosts more migrants per capita than any other.

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