Business

Africa & Innovation

This brief note takes a look at innovation and emerging economics in Africa. Rockefeller Foundation is situated in Nairobi, Kenya, and serves as the focal point for its work in the sub-Saharan region. Kenyan stock market is very vibrant, and in 2019 Africa would be a good bet for growth in stock markets. M-Pesa, an avatar (not to be confused with James Cameroon’s

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Theory of Change Certification Course 

Theory of Change Certification Course  Dr Helene Clark talking about the Theory of Change certification course offered by her non profit   The middle Road is proud to feature and showcase the Theory of Change Certification Course on the thought leader platform. This is a highly curated feature designed to promote the work of selected actors within the global social

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Episode 26: Social Impact Special on Understanding Biodiversity

Today, I will be covering a brief overview of the Biodiversity Ecosystem. In this educational video/podcast, you will know the origins of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the risks facing the global environment landscape, and the social and economic importance of nature-based systems. It’s prudent to know about the Strategic Plan for biodiversity from 2011 to 2020 with a peek

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Episode 25: Social Impact Special on Biodiversity with Nishant Malhotra

Hello, A very warm welcome to a very insightful and informative podcast from The middle Road platform. This is Nishant Malhotra, your host discussing a special social impact story on Biodiversity. In today’s educational podcast, I will share an overview of the biodiversity sector, why the persevering biodiversity sector is key to a more equitable future, its impact on the

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“The middle Road nominated as a top startup in 2020” by The Startup Pill

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives……. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve

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What is SOFR ? 

LIBOR, the benchmark rate for trillions of dollars of financial products is going to be phased out. One of the benchmark rates being pushed as a substitute is SOFR. So what is SOFR ? 

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Income Inequalities in Global Wealth

The Credit Suisse 2019 World Report is an eye-opener for understanding income inequalities worldwide. To start, the global income inequity has come down in the last two decades with the Gini Coefficient coming down. But the trend in the top 1 percent of the wealthy international individuals started reversing after the financial crisis, especially in America. In fig. Gini Coefficient is

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Episode 10: Nishant Malhotra on Sustainable Finance

Nishant Malhotra is the Sole Founder of Middle Road OPC Pvt Ltd (www.themiddleroad.org), an impact driven for profit startup based in Pune, India. An excellent overview of the Sustainable Finance with a focus on the Sustainable Bonds. The chat takes through a few selected milestones which led to the rise of Environment, Social and Governance ESG theme becoming mainstream. ESG here

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US Fiscal Stimulus “Mother of all Bazooka’s”

The Congress and the White House approved $2 trillion fiscal packages, the most considerable fiscal stimulus ever done in the US. To share a quick perspective, it’s about 10 percent of the US GDP; US GDP is ~ $21.9 trillion. Collective both of them are Mother of all Bazooka’s known to humans. The budget is well-rounded and has policies that address the risks posed by

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