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THE WORLD AND THE FUTURE

The Shape of the World to Come – Part III: The Path to a New World Order
The Shape of the World to Come – Part III: The Path to a New World Order

The third part of our series on the Shape of the World to Come attempts to describe the transition to and the shape of the New World Order.  In this undertaking, we examine the opportunity for a peaceful transition to the future and the potential for a violent one.

The Shape of the World to Come – Part II:  The Key Challenges Facing the World
The Shape of the World to Come – Part II: The Key Challenges Facing the World

The second part of our series on the Shape of the World to Come presents the big issues that are driving people to support more extreme positions at the electoral box.  These issues might not only undermine some of the important progress achieved but also set the path for a new world order to emerge from conflict and competition.

The Shape of the World to Come – Part I: How the World is Progressing
The Shape of the World to Come – Part I: How the World is Progressing

In the first of a three part series on the Shape of the World to Come the Sign looks at the key elements of progress made globally.  Despite the challenges facing the world today, we live in a time of unprecedented progress and improving lives across a number of critical dimensions.

The US Election in Context – We Live in Revolutionary Times: The Prelude to the New World Order
The US Election in Context – We Live in Revolutionary Times: The Prelude to the New World Order

Both the Trump and Brexit votes have taken place within the context of revolutionary history. Looking ahead there is the potential for more revolutions to come, with significant implications for the world.

South China Seas: With Greater Power Comes Greater Responsibility
South China Seas: With Greater Power Comes Greater Responsibility

The ruling by the international tribunal in the Hague on the South China Seas dispute between the Philippines and China has significant potential security implications.  If not well handled, the ruling bears wide ranging risks for China on sovereignty disputes with India, Japan and almost all its neighbours and in domestic matters too.

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FROM THE FRONTLINE OF CHANGE

Featured : The Need for Conscious Capitalism. A brief discussion with Michael Gelb, best-selling author, about what businesses and investors can and should do to make capitalism more conscious and creative.

The Need for Conscious Capitalism

There has been a marked shift over the last several years with both investors and businesses increasingly developing a more holistic approach focused on both profit maximisation and having a positive social impact on various stakeholders including customers, suppliers, employees, and the overall environment. With the world facing unprecedented risks[1] in terms of rising inequality, environmental degradation[2], national populism[3], the urgency of investors and businesses adopting a more ‘conscious’ approach to capitalism is all the more important.

Michael J. Gelb and Raj Sisodia are two of the leading authorities on how businesses and leaders can evolve towards and benefit from a more comprehensive and caring approach to managing their various stakeholders. In their upcoming book, The Healing Organization: Awakening the Conscience of Business to Help Save the World, they discuss the need and rationale for businesses to transform, along with various examples of how companies have benefited by adopting such an approach. Greater Pacific Capital talks to Michael about their journey and what businesses and investors can and should do to make capitalism more conscious and creative.

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Addressing India’s Literacy Challenge

Addressing India’s Literacy Challenge
A brief discussion with Sourav Banerjee, India Country Director for Room to Read, a global non-profit organisation whose mission is to tackle the problem of childhood literacy across the developing world

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Revolution and Information Revolution

Revolution and the Information Revolution

A brief discussion with Jon Miller, the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Digital Media Group and Chief Digital Officer for News Corporation.

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Reflections on India in the BRICs; Who You Calling a BRIC?

Reflections on India and the BRICS; who you calling a BRIC

Interview with and article by Jim O’Neill, the former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management who coined the term “BRICS”.

Archived Articles

Pointing to the Future in      December 2019

Pointing to the Future

The Implications of India’s RCEP Withdrawal. India has announced that it is pulling out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations, with Prime Modi claiming that the negotiations did not reflect the RCEP guiding principles

New Era for China-Russia Relations.  The strategic partnership between Russia and China has been fortified by a keystone improvement in their energy cooperation, following the official launch of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline.

The India-China Competition Over Infrastructure in Asia.  India’s operational control over Iran’s south-eastern port of Chabahar is key to secure its economic and strategic interests in a region where China’s influence is rapidly increasing.

India and Australia: Reciprocity, Mutuality and Promise.  The first draft of India’s Australia Economic Strategy (AES) offers the potential for greater coherence, consistency, and the promise of much deeper engagement between two countries that have endured several decades of inertia.

Redesign Fiscal Policy to Fire Up Infrastructure Growth.  India’s infrastructure financing gap is huge and given fiscal resources are limited, the Indian government should scale up investment in rural areas, where 60% of the population lives, through public-private partnerships (PPPs).

China’s Medical Device Industry Looks Abroad.  In the last eight years, Chinese medical devices have moved up the value chain to include higher-tech devices like therapeutic and diagnostic equipment with an increased focus to sell these own devices abroad, especially in Africa.

The Evolution of Chinese Corporate Social Responsibility.   Over the next decade, Chinese businesses are expected to make substantial progress incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues into their decision-making given the rising intolerance to companies to shirking their social and environmental responsibilities.

Time for the Orchestrated Use of Three Different Economic Levers.  A nuanced combination of lower interest rates, fiscal expansion and a cheaper rupee is key to understanding the reasons for the underlying stress and helping the Indian economy recover.

Acting East: India in the Indo-Pacific.  India’s Act East Policy evolved naturally from the Look East Policy as a direct consequence of the nature of China’s rise; the inadequacies of the regional security order in Asia; and India’s own growing capabilities, profile, and obligations. By “Acting East,” India can play a meaningful role in managing China’s rise, incentivising its evolution into a more transparent, market-driven, status quo-oriented, and norm abiding power.

Why the US-China Trade War Could Re-escalate.  The “phase one” trade deal between the United States and China addresses only some of the US government’s concerns, and its remaining demands will be much harder to resolve. But while both America and China have an interest in the success of the open multilateral global trading system, current US policy is undermining that goal.

The Significance of the Recent France-India Maritime Dialogue.  The recent France-India maritime dialogue is an indicator of things of come on the maritime front in the Indo-Pacific. A host of factors are bringing France and India closer in the maritime realm like never before.