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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      August 2019

Pointing to the Future

New Delhi Remains Washington’s Best Hope in Asia.  For two decades, Washington has had high hopes for India on the global stage.  As a superpower in waiting it promises to be a crucial U.S. partner at a time of rising competition from authoritarian challengers.

Narendra Modi’s Nudge Diplomacy.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new strategic and foreign policy in the region has been formulated to reach out to its neighbours to tackle Pakistani terrorism while also strengthening regional connectivity.

What the Bifurcation of Jammu & Kashmir Tells Us About India’s China Strategy.  The Modi government has displayed a willingness to break from long-accepted norms in dealing with complex strategic issues.

Modi Must Make Sure Trump’s US Doesn’t Hyphenate India & Pakistan Again.  For the United States, “de-hyphenation” implied focusing on its relationship with India and Pakistan without obsessing about the state of their bilateral ties. India needs to prevent any change in its “de-hyphenating” stance between India and Pakistan.

It’s Time for India to Shed its Export Pessimism for Good.  A change in India’s stance on high-value addition and rules-of-origin in free trade agreements is critical for the country to grow its exports over the coming years.

Trump’s Foreign Policy Crisis Arrives.  Donald Trump may be facing his first real international crisis as president, prioritising trade concerns as China appears poised for a crackdown against pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong which could make a new Cold War all but inevitable.

Is a Crackdown Coming in Hong Kong?  With the Hong Kong government paralysed by mass protests, the chances of armed intervention from Beijing, once unthinkable, are rising by the day.

The Old World and the Middle Kingdom.  Europe is beginning to face up to the challenges posed by a rising China. Recent events have shown that European leaders are growing uneasy in a relationship that until recently both sides saw as immensely beneficial.

The Next Stage of the U.S.-China Trade War Will Be Much Worse.  The trade war between the United States and China has entered a new and dangerous phase, with both countries now adopting punitive measures designed to inflict significant economic harm on the other.

The Sources of Chinese Conduct.  More than 70 years since the start of the Cold War the United States and its allies again face a communist rival that views the United States as an adversary and is seeking regional dominance and global influence.

The Crisis of Anglo-American Democracy.  There is an obvious answer to the question of how the world’s two oldest and most venerable democracies installed disordered minds in power and enabled them to pursue unpopular policies. But there is also a deeper explanation.

Creating a National Electricity Market: India’s Most Important Power Sector Reform.  India’s Central Electricity Regulatory Commission’s proposal of creating a national market for the purchasing of electricity from any generator will maximise resource efficiency, bring down power procurement costs, and reduce renewable energy curtailment.