Avoiding wars of the scale of the two world wars has been a central concern of international politics. Theories, laws, norms, mechanisms, international and regional organisations that were created in the immediate aftermath of World War II, all tried to ensure that the devastation that was witnessed in the twoContinue Reading

On February 28, 2024, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued a groundbreaking draft guideline titled “Disclosure Framework on Climate-related Financial Risks, 2024” that will require banks and other regulated entities (REs) to make comprehensive disclosures on their climate risk management practices. The guideline recognises four thematic pillars, each requiringContinue Reading

The world is not doing well at preparing for its silver future. Indian Growth (Representative Image) India, however, is ageing more slowly than most, but it will help lead a world that is greying very fast. HT launches Crick-it, a one stop destination to catch Cricket, anytime, anywhere. Explore now!Continue Reading

Global Capability Centres – the oft non-market-facing offices of multi-national companies supporting global functions like technology, human resources, finance, or research and development – have scripted a story of success over the past three decades in India. Ever since Texas Instruments set up their first Global Capability Center (GCC) inContinue Reading

During the 27th meeting of the Conference of the Parties held in Sharm el-Sheikh in November 2022, India reiterated its pledge to achieve net-zero emissions by 2070. It submitted its Long-Term Low Emissions Growth Strategy, which indicated the low carbon transition pathways to follow in key economic sectors. Included inContinue Reading

At least four billion people around the world are yet to be covered by any form of social security, and therefore vulnerable to economic, social, and environmental shocks. This paper examines the state of social security in the Group of Twenty (G20) economies—home to 63 percent of the global population.Continue Reading

Rapid population growth and the expansion of metropolitan regions are defining features of India’s economic growth story. The number of Indian cities with populations above one million increased from 23 in 1991 to 53 in 2011. The average population density has also snowballed to 464 persons/sq km in 2020, 13Continue Reading