Culture for local development

Sustainable investment: A new landscape

In today’s changing global landscape, investors are increasingly seeking exposure to sustainable strategies. Examples of these include ESG funds and green bonds.

Finnish architecture and design: A natural fit

Finland has a reputation among designers, architects and artists for being a land, a nation, a culture that produces high-quality ...

These 25 climate actions can change our lives for the better

Climate change affects lives and livelihoods everywhere. We can and must act now to tackle climate change and make a better world for our children. We have ...

How policy can make a world of difference for small and medium-sized enterprises

Did you know that nearly all businesses in OECD countries are in fact small and medium-sized enterprises? Not only do these SMEs represent 99% of the number of ...

The platform economy can deliver for its workers too

Have you ever used your smartphone to hail a taxi? Order in lunch? Or to find the help you need, whether from a cleaner or a childminder? If you have, then like ...

Middling through

Every generation since the baby boom has seen its middle class shrink and the economic influence of that class weaken. Should we care? Yes, according to Under ...

Johnson & Johnson: Leading innovations for better health care

The OECD Health Ministerial Conference and ...

How responsible is H & M’s supply chain?

When an 8-storey building in Rana Plaza in Bangladesh crumbled in 2013, over a thousand ...

A guide for tackling fraud and corruption in EU investment funds

Fraud and corruption are undermining the impact of the European Structural and Investment Funds, with recent high-profile cases resulting in mass protests ...

Like adult, like child

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them,” said James Baldwin. Indeed, you ...

The cost of injustice

£3.5 billion. That’s the amount of money–nearly US$4.5 billion–the UK economy is estimated to lose every year due to unresolved legal issues and ongoing dispu ...

These 25 climate actions can change our lives for the better

Climate change affects lives and livelihoods everywhere. We can and must act now to tackle climate change and make a better world for our children. We have ...

OECD Environment at a Glance Digital Platform | Climate Change

Sustainable investment: A new landscape

In today’s changing global landscape, investors are increasingly seeking exposure to sustainable strategies. Examples of these include ESG funds and green bonds.

New signposts for green finance

Every year, Al Gore’s 2006 film “An inconvenient truth”, resonates more loudly. Faced with the growing environmental and climate crisis, the world of fina ...

Data vs deforestation: A breakthrough in supply-chain transparency

We are eating our way through tropical forests. Whether it’s a cappuccino for breakfast, a burger for lunch or a chocolate bar a ...

Digital planet: How smart technologies can help us solve our climate and infrastructure challenges

Back in the 1960s, when my dad wanted to make an international call for work, he had to order it 24 hours in advance. Today, he uses ...

Sweden's development lead

Since 2006, Sweden has delivered 1% of its gross national income (GNI) as official development assistance (ODA). In 2017, Sweden was the highest contributor in ...

Africa's Urbanisation Dynamics 2020

Africa is projected to have the fastest urban growth rate in the world: by 2050, Africa’s cities will be home to an additional 950 million people. Much of thi ...

Beyond humanitarian aid: Connecting the dots with development

Drought, floods, earthquakes, conflict, climate change: these are just some of the areas which humanitarian assistance is traditionally called on to address. ...

The platform economy can deliver for its workers too

Have you ever used your smartphone to hail a taxi? Order in lunch? Or to find the help you need, whether from a cleaner or a childminder? If you have, then like ...

How to shore up public finances against the unexpected

Natural hazards can lead to costly disasters, which is why public authorities must work hard to reduce risks and to be prepared financially. What can governments ...

Watching your basic behaviour

Forgetting to file your taxes on time. Not cleaning up after your dog when it leaves a mess on a public street. Driving above the speed limit. Why do we behave ...

Migrants wanted

Young people entering the labour market today are more educated than older workers approaching retirement. But do we have people with the rights skills in the ...

The funding crowd

“Every crowd has a silver lining,” said P.T. Barnum, America’s “greatest showman”. For businesses, Barnum’s play on words is especially true: crowds are be ...

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