THE LIFEWORTH REVIEW OF 2008

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Looking East

Dr Jem Bendell Adjunct Associate Professor, Griffith Business School, Australia Chew Ng Professor of Accounting, Griffith Business School, Australia Niaz Alam Board Member, London Pensions Fund Authority/Senior Associate, Lifeworth As 2008 drew to a close, some of the long-term implications of the financial crisis were beginning to be seen. The shift... Read more

Hungry bubbles

Dr Jem Bendell Adjunct Associate Professor, Griffith Business School, Australia Niaz Alam Board Member, London Pensions Fund Authority/Senior Associate, Lifeworth Barbara Wettstein Research Officer, UNI Finance Global Union Olivier de Schutter: speculation in commodity markets has contributed to hunger Money, money, money. by mid-2008 money was certainly... Read more

Glassed: women and CSR

Dr Jem Bendell Adjunct Associate Professor, Griffith Business School, Australia Sandy Lin Research Associate, Lifeworth In June 2008, the 18th Global Summit of Women was held in Vietnam. Known informally as the ‘Davos for Women’, the Summit attracted over 900 participants from 72 countries and regions.1 The list of sponsors for the Global Summit... Read more

Sexpenses

Dr Jem Bendell Adjunct Associate Professor, Griffith Business School, Australia Lala Rimando Business Editor, Newsbreak magazine, The Philippines Ms Claire Veuthey Research Associate, Lifeworth Consulting, Switzerland Eliot Spitzer: was timing of scandal ‘too convenient’? Those seeking more leadership from government and judiciary on promoting... Read more

Talking Turns

Dr Jem Bendell, Adjunct Associate Professor, Griffith Business School, Australia Chew Ng, Professor of Accounting, Griffith Business School, Australia An important shift in power in the past years, now hastened by the economic crisis that began in 2008, has been away from the Western world, towards the rest of the world, including the East. That shift... Read more

Islamic finance

In November 2008, the US Treasury Department announced that it would convene an ‘Islamic Finance 101’ Forum to teach Islamic Finance to US banking regulatory agencies, Congress and other parts of the executive branch in Washington, DC.1 Collaborating with the Harvard University’s Islamic Finance Project, the purpose of this Forum is ‘to help... Read more

From bail-outs to better capitalism

People began to realise just how bad the situation with the financial industry was when governments began bailing out major banks and insurers. They started in the US, in March 2008, with investment bank Bear Stearns. Then, in the space of ten days in September 2008, the two mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were taken over by the federal government... Read more

Inspi(RED) marketing or (RED)wash?

In June 2008 the largest student and alumni network on corporate responsibility, Net Impact, organised its first European conference; or, to be more precise, volunteers from the University of Geneva and INSEAD organised it ably for them. The efforts of students in bringing together hundreds of delegates for a packed programme indicates the importance... Read more

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