Stefaan Verhulst –
The quintillions of bytes in data we generate every day offer potential economic, cultural and political benefits. Here's how private data can be used for social good through the concept of data responsibility, according to New York University's Stefaan Verhulst.
Shamshad Akhtar –
Poverty eradication is crucially linked to energy access for the poor. By finding the sweet spot between policy and incentives, governments can engage the private sector in local energy provision, says ESCAP's Shamshad Akhtar.
There is a credit gap of US$2.6 trillion for helping SMEs access the credit needed to become climate resilient. Mark Malloch Brown, chair of the Business and Sustainable Development Commission, shares how microfinance can help.
Companies are sometimes blamed for driving deforestation, but small and medium enterprises can actually help solve the problem through sustainable forest management and businesses built on ecosystem services, says WWF Landscape FInance Lab founder Paul Chatterton.