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Assessing the Green Finance Boom: Prospects for a Market-led Sustainable Future?

Green finance now forms a key plank of the UK finance industry’s contribution to the campaign against climate change. There has been a huge global demand for green bonds, with the market raising $95bn in 2016 and on track to reach issuance of $123bn in 2017, according to Bloomberg. It has prominent supporters, including the Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, who recently claimed that “Green finance is a major opportunity…[increasing] the prospects for an environmentally sustainable recovery in global growth.”

Starts: Jan 23, 2018 6:15:00 PM

The World in 2018 - Daniel Franklin, Executive Editor of The Economist

Daniel Franklin, Executive Editor of the Economist, will give a guided tour of the trends, triumphs and travails that will shape the year ahead. Daniel Franklin is Executive Editor of The Economist and Editor (since 2003) of The Economist's annual publication, "The World in..."; which focuses on the year ahead.

Starts: Feb 12, 2018 6:15:00 PM

Visible Hands: Government Regulation and International Business Responsibility

A growing number of states are regulating the corporate social responsibility (CSR) of domestic multinational corporations relating to overseas subsidiaries and suppliers. Jette Steen Knudsen presents a new framework for analysing government–CSR relations: direct and indirect policies for CSR. Arguing that existing research on CSR regulation fails to address the growing role of the state in shaping the international practices of multinational corporations, she provides insight into the CSR issues that are addressed by government policies. Drawing on case studies, Knudsen analyses three key examples of CSR: non-financial reporting, ethical trade and tax transparency in extractive industries.

Starts: Feb 19, 2018 6:15:00 PM

What Has Been Delivered by International Criminal Justice? - Daniele Archibugi and Alice Pease

A new system of international criminal justice has been implemented in the last quarter of a century. This system comprise the more frequent recourse to universal jurisdiction by national judges, a battery of ad hoc tribunals and the investigations and trials carried out by the International Criminal Court. But which political aims have been really achieved? In light of the book Crime and Global Justice. The Dynamics of International Punishment, an attempt will be made to identify the current dead ends and, hopefully, a few fresh departures.

Starts: Feb 27, 2018 6:15:00 PM

Marketcraft: How Governments Make Markets Work - Steven Vogel

Modern-day markets do not arise spontaneously or evolve naturally. Rather they are crafted by individuals, firms, and most of all, by governments. Thus “marketcraft” represents a core function of government comparable to statecraft. This talk builds upon the recognition that all markets are crafted, and then explores the implications of this simple observation for analysis and policy.

Starts: Mar 5, 2018 6:15:00 PM

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