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What does the thirteenth WTO Ministerial Conference (MC13) mean for global trade?

Digital trade is a big concern at the MC13, which is being held in Abu Dhabi between February 26th and 29th 2024. It is a critical moment for the future of digital trade as the threat of barriers to data flows hangs over the conference.

Impact at Davos24: Uncertainty highlights the need for renewed trust

Impact at Davos24: Uncertainty highlights the need for renewed trust

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:

Behind the scenes: the sustainability of Australia’s production ecosystem

Episode 2: Behind the scenes: the sustainability of Australia's production ecosystem

Tackling Toilet Loss

Imagine you are a child and the only toilet in your school is out of order—and has been since the start of the school year. Sadly, this is the reality for at least 539 million school children around the world. Almost half of these children have no toilet in school at all. For the other half, a toilet may exist but have become unusable through a lack of basic maintenance. These children suffer the impact of Toilet Loss daily.

Toilet Loss is the economic and societal cost of neglected toilets. 

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