A major United Nations meeting focusing on the world's least developed countries closed yesterday in Antalya, Turkey, with a call for greater support to the world's most vulnerable nations, and the adoption of an outcome document paving the way for further concrete action and progress in the years to come.
UK charities hope to take the investment world by storm next week, when they launch a platform to link investors with SMEs needing long-term capital to expand and benefit their communities in rural Africa, Asia and Latin America.
A High Court judge has blocked an attempt to launch a legal challenge over the government's use of taxpayers' money in Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) investments that harm the environment and undermine human rights.
Fundamental reforms are urgently needed at the British government-owned investment company, CDC Group plc, which is supposed to reduce global poverty, UK-based international development agency Christian Aid says today.
A church-backed microfinance institution has increased its field investments by one third, reaching out to poor people often excluded by the commercial banking sector in spite of the global economic downturn.
The main British party conferences were about to sidestep the economy, but the latest bank crunch has made the topic unavoidable, says Simon Barrow. But do politicians or the churches have anything meaningful to say?
When Ekklesia pointed out that the Church of England appears to be involved in the dodgy market dealing it rhetorically condemns, the main point of our argument was that the churches have a golden opportunity to invest in something much more exciting.