Globally, extreme poverty is increasing for the first time in 20 years. Although some poor countries are now receiving Covid-19 vaccines, the pandemic is set to drive nearly 150mn people into extreme poverty by the end of 2021, reversing decades of progress.
A global minimum corporate tax rate could deal a major blow to the multinationals which some governments allege shift billions of dollars in profits every year to low-tax havens, as well as triggering a fundamental reassessment of corporate earnings.
Global competition for offshore wind power is so hot that licence auctions now resemble the oil and gas competitions of just a few years ago, and some of the names are familiar too as global oil majors move aggressively into renewable energy.
Gavin Williamson’s claim that “out-of-control behaviour” could destroy the atmosphere in England’s schools has been rejected by teachers and children’s advocates, with experts saying there is no evidence pupil conduct has worsened since lockdown.
Globally, more than $40.5tn is now estimated to be invested using “environmental, social, and governance” (ESG) analyses.
Like Augusta National’s famous azaleas it is a storyline that pops up every April at the Masters: Will Rory McIlroy finally win a green jacket and complete the career slam?