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Global Policy Innovations Program

A growing body of innovative scholarship offers promising strategies for sustainable development and a fairer globalization. Yet, these proposals have not been disseminated in a coordinated fashion. In response to this challenge, the Global Policy Innovations program provides a forum for pragmatic alternatives to the current global economic order.

Website: http://www.policyinnovations.org


Global Policy Innovations
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
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The Carnegie Council's Global Policy Innovations program aims to enhance and inform public debate on the existence of positive development alternatives by creating a centralized hub to serve two primary purposes:

1. An online magazine format to feature the work of partners associated with the project, and from the fairer globalization community more broadly.

2. A database of papers, organizations, and specialists that links the websites and databases of project partners.

Energy Security Depends on Where You Live
September 17, 2007 11:01 AM - , Global Policy Innovations Program

Your definition of energy security might just depend on where you live. For consumer countries like the United States, China, and Japan, energy security means reliable sources of supply. For producer states like Russia and Saudi Arabia, security equates to high prices and stability in global markets.

Offsets, the Indulgencies of Today?
August 25, 2007 08:19 AM - Saul Gomez, Global Policy Innovations Program

What do political heartbreaker turned environmental heartthrob Al Gore, British rockers Coldplay, and multinational banking giant HSBC have in common? They are all seeking to make personal and business activities carbon neutral. More and more, wealthy individuals and companies are offsetting their carbon consumption out of a sincere concern for the environment, for good public relations, and for economic value.

Brands Changing As Corporate Social Responsibility Grows
August 24, 2007 07:20 AM - Carol Holding , Global Policy Innovations Program

American companies in nearly every sector say they embrace corporate social responsibility (CSR) not only because it's the right thing to do, but also because it strengthens their brands. They also recognize that a stronger brand is a more valuable one, which is an important factor since the U.S. Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued standards this year for reporting how much brands and other intangible assets are worth.

The Tale of Sushi in the Global Economy
August 22, 2007 09:08 AM - Devin Stewart , Global Policy Innovations Program

Devin Stewart talks with writer Sasha Issenberg about his new book, The Sushi Economy: Globalization and the Making of a Modern Delicacy. "I think we have this idea that sushi is a product of ancient Japanese culture—the shoji screens and calligraphy scrolls behind the sushi bar are designed to lead us astray—but in fact it is the modern flows of goods, capital, people, and taste that makes the food possible."

Russia's Arctic Resource Race
August 18, 2007 01:29 PM - Alexandra Reihing, Global Policy Innovations Program

The space race may be over, but the war for control of vast Arctic energy resources got a little colder this month when a Russian mini-submarine planted its flag on the seafloor at the North Pole. The Kremlin's grand gesture, intended to signal Russia's reemergence as a geopolitical power player, has instead reminded the world of the Putin administration's quest to reassert state control over Russia's natural resources.

America's Day Of Reckoning
August 17, 2007 03:48 PM - Joseph Stiglitz, Global Policy Innovations Program

The pessimists who have long forecasted that America's economy was in for trouble finally seem to be coming into their own. Of course, there is no glee in seeing stock prices tumble as a result of soaring mortgage defaults. But it was largely predictable, as are the likely consequences for both the millions of Americans who will be facing financial distress and the global economy.

The Age of Extinction
August 12, 2007 07:25 PM - Philippe Cousteau and Phillip E. Clapp, Global Policy Innovations Program

This year's G8 summit in Germany was unusual in that, a month later, people are still talking about whether or not it achieved anything. But one breakthrough at the summit is undeniable: amidst all the talk of economic growth and exchange rates, a new statistic appeared on the agenda of the world's richest countries: extinction rates.

No Development, No Peace
August 11, 2007 02:09 PM - , Global Policy Innovations Program

When a war erupts, as in Darfur, most policymakers look for a political explanation and a political solution. This is understandable, but it misses a basic point. By understanding the role of geography, climate, and population growth in the conflict, we can find more realistic solutions than if we stick with politics alone.

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