Emerging Markets

Behind the crisis in Sri Lanka – how political and economic mismanagement combined to plunge nation into turmoil

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa formally resigned on July 15, 2022, having earlier fled the country amid widespread protests in the Southern Asian nation. The man who replaced him, Prime…

Suriname is carbon negative but needs a plan for a sustainable future

Suriname is one of only three carbon-negative countries (along with Butan and Panama) Paradoxically the country is extremely vulnerable to climate change. Suriname is one of only three carbon-negative countries…

What a socially inclusive circular economy means for emerging markets

A circular economy is a multifaceted economic growth strategy that helps enterprises, society, and the environment all at the same time. Its purpose is to encourage reduced product waste, recycling, and…

Why the artisan industry needs a decentralized cross-border payment solution

The artisan industry is the second largest employment in the developing world, and the worldwide handicrafts market is predicted to reach $984.8 billion by 2023, according to NEST’s State of the Handworker Economy Report. So, why do so many craftspeople throughout the world, particularly in developing countries, live in poverty?

Africa

What a socially inclusive circular economy means for emerging markets

A circular economy is a multifaceted economic growth strategy that helps enterprises, society, and the environment all at the same time. Its purpose is to encourage reduced product waste, recycling, and…

Asia

Behind the crisis in Sri Lanka – how political and economic mismanagement combined to plunge nation into turmoil

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa formally resigned on July 15, 2022, having earlier fled the country amid widespread protests in the Southern Asian nation. The man who replaced him, Prime…

Latin America

Suriname is carbon negative but needs a plan for a sustainable future

Suriname is one of only three carbon-negative countries (along with Butan and Panama) Paradoxically the country is extremely vulnerable to climate change. Suriname is one of only three carbon-negative countries…

Brazil

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