Entries by Yossi Behar

‘Business Call to Action’ report on inclusive business has been released

Companies recognize they won’t succeed in failed societies. Meanwhile, employees, consumers and other stakeholders are voicing their expectations for companies to also deliver societal value, not hinder and better yet – contribute to solve the most complex challenges of our time reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals. With the equivalent of just US $10 or […]

OECD: “It is time for a new finance paradigm in development”

The following article was written by a friend of YKCenter, Arthur Wood. On 27 November 1095, Pope Urban declared the crusades ostensibly a religious call, but one that reinforced the power of the spiritual over the temporal. To support the crusades, the church built a financial institution by leveraging the Templars under the Papal bull Omnes […]

Sustainable Brands: “Lack of US Climate Policy Putting Companies at Risk; Investors Demand Action”

As a record number of global investors calls on governments to accelerate action on climate change, a new CDP analysis shows that some of the largest U.S.-based corporations view climate change as an increasing risk to their bottom line and reputation among consumers and investors. The new State by state: An analysis of U.S. companies and cities across seven states report, […]

World Economic Forum: Blockchain can revolutionize the energy industry in Africa

In Africa, the demand for electricity largely exceeds supply. Nigeria’s shortage of 173,000MW (for a nation whose current energy needs is around 180,000MW) gave rise to large-scale imports of noisy and polluting power generating sets. Most sub-Saharan African countries experience the same. In rural areas in Rwanda, where over 70% of the population lives, only 18% […]

Weather Channel Reports: “Collapse of Our Civilizations”

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened the climate summit in Poland on Monday with a dire warning to world leaders: Act now to combat rising temperatures or there will be catastrophic consequences. “Even as we witness devastating climate impacts causing havoc across the world, we are still not doing enough, nor moving fast enough, to prevent irreversible and […]