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Defining a New Social Contract: The Role of Business in Democracy

02.22.2021 | CIPE Insights | Andrew Wilson
Much of the world is increasingly concerned about inequality, climate change, and widespread political dysfunction. Over the past year, problems have been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic, also prompting new questions about whether the liberal democratic order established after World War II has ru...

The Role of Business in Building a Stronger American Democracy

01.21.2021 | CIPE Insights | Andrew Wilson
Though we have turned our calendars to 2021, the major challenges that faced the United States in 2020 have not yet abated. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated underlying inequities, while a bitterly contested election has laid bare our political divisions. Both took place against the backdrop of ...

Pricing Risk for Opportunistic Investment in Emerging Markets

01.15.2021 | CIPE Insights | Bill Endsley
Albania, Romania and North Macedonia have a degree of effective governance including the ability for citizens to petition the government and relatively free markets. The primary risk for investors in all of these countries is government regulation. While most of these countries have a favorable taxa...

Building Resilient Economies and Democracies in 2021 and Beyond

01.06.2021 | CIPE Insights
Building Resilient Economies and Democracies January is typically viewed as a time of transition and renewed hope for the future. For many, that includes a commitment to change and we can expect a lot of it in 2021. The new year starts with the slow rollout of COVID vaccines and intense debate over...

Businesses Must Build Trust for Post-COVID Rebuilding

09.21.2020 | CIPE Insights | Anna Kompanek
The Organisation for Economic Development and Co-operation (OECD) defines trust as a person’s belief that another person or institution will act consistently with the expectations of positive behavior. Trust in businesses and the economic institutions in which they operate is essential for the bro...

Innovation is a Necessity for Survival

04.28.2020 | CIPE Insights | Karim Shaaban
“Innovate or die” was coined by the father of business management, Peter Drucker. This concept cannot be truer and more urgent than now under the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic crisis.   Innovation is defined as an idea, method, process, product, or practical solution to meet a need...

The Urgency of Transparency

04.02.2020 | CIPE Insights | Karim Shaaban, Robert C. Harris
Editor’s Note: CIPE and partners around the globe are among those urging governments to ensure COVID-19 relief and response activities are transparent and corruption-free, so that citizens remain informed and receive the most benefit possible. The Lebanese Transparency Association has started ...
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