Entries by Yossi Behar

NY Times: Pricing Carbon, an Interactive Map

The idea of putting a price on carbon dioxide emissions to help tackle climate change has been slowly spreading around the globe over the past two decades. This week, Canada’s federal government took the latest step when it extended its carbon-pricing program nationwide by imposing a tax on fossil fuels in four provinces that had declined to […]

Quartz: “Global warming” and “climate change” are disasters at conveying our environmental predicament

Welcome to the era of extreme weather. If you live in the US Midwest, you’re likely accustomed to laughing in the face of winter snow, ice, and freezing winds. But even the hardiest Midwesterner isn’t used to temperatures (including wind chill) falling below -50°F (-45°C); that’s because those are numbers that haven’t been seen in […]

‘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 […]