Supporting sustainable trade

At Davos  this year, politicians and policymakers are debating the next stage in the integration of  international trade, with giant regional free trade agreements set to transform  global  flows of goods and services. 

A safe bet in Europe

At the same time as it increases  its  global exports, Italy is  also  attracting ever  higher levels of foreign investment, especially from  companies in developing  countries  which are looking to secure a foothold in more stable economies.

Cyprus: stable finance, stable growth

As the world’s policymakers continue to grapple with the consequences of the global financial crisis, the remarkable recovery of the island economy of Cyprus has become a point of reference in the debate.

Mining breaks new ground

In the face of an extended slump in prices for metals and minerals, the largest mining companies are maintaining their investments supporting the communities affected by their operations.

Exchanging environmental commodities

Alongside the global banks, newer players in the financial sector are delivering innovative financing mechanisms for environmental investments.

Q&A: MasterCard South Africa

Mark Elliot, Division President: "Done right, mobile money can bring the banked world to the unbanked in ways that are useful in their daily lives."

Q&A with Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona

"Worldwide, and particularly in Spain, we have gone through a traumatic learning process. It’s not just an economic crisis; there is a political crisis underlying the economic one."

Q&A: Carbon Trade Exchange

Wayne Sharpe, Executive Chairman and Founder: "We want to provide the global scale and capacity needed to address the climate change problem."

Q&A: Avery Dennison

Dean A. Scarborough, CEO & Chairman: "Our goal in 2025 is to have 70% of our paper sourcing FSC certified, which is the highest standard of paper certification."


Michael Gill, Executive Director: "We have seen a broad consensus to move forward with the discussions in a productive manner."

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