Listen: Benjamin Franklin famously called on American business leaders more than two centuries ago to "Do well by doing good." To him, that meant creating companies that were not just about the bottom line, but also that helped foster happier and healthier communities. Now, as 2021 approaches and the world recovers from the greatest crisis of our lifetimes, sustainable investing is a bigger discussion than ever. What does it mean, and how does it not only help the environment and societies but also build your bottom line? That's the topic of the latest episode of Living Beyond Borders.
Listen: It was an election for the history books in many ways, with record voter turnout during an unprecedented global health crisis. And while President-elect Joe Biden emerged as the winner after securing close-margin victories in some key states, he will undoubtedly face a deeply divided nation when he takes the oath of office in January 2021.
In our latest episode of Living Beyond Borders, we're examining what the election results mean to the US, the world, and your wallet. From taxes to trade and climate change, our experts offer the facts and figures you need to know as America prepares for the Inauguration of the 46th President.
Listen: The pandemic has hastened an already growing trend in energy consumption globally—a shift from fossil fuels like oil and gas toward renewable resources. What nations and corporations stand to benefit from this new reality, and who stands to lose the most?
In the latest episode of Living Beyond Borders, moderator Caitlin Dean asks some geopolitical and economic experts--Luigi Pigorini, Head of Citi Private Bank in Europe, Middle East, and Africa; Ed Morse, Global Head of Commodities Research at Citi; and Robert Johnston, Managing Director, Global Energy and Natural Resources at Eurasia Group.
Listen: What will the cities of the future look like? Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the answer to that question was clearer: Urban areas around the world were on a trajectory of exponential growth, with 68% of the world's population expected to live in cities by 2050.
It's unlikely the pandemic can dramatically alter that unstoppable trend, particularly in developing nations. But it will no doubt be impacted by the economic and lifestyle changes this global crisis has brought, from New York to London to Tokyo and beyond.
Listen: As global competition and a ratcheting pandemic blame game erode diplomatic relations between the US and China, GZERO Media and Citi Private Bank are taking a look at what that growing schism means for the economy, consumers, and the world order. In geopolitical circles it's known as "decoupling," a move toward a creation of separate systems for the US and China, particularly when it comes to technology. It's the biggest global shift since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and has wide-ranging implications that could leave other nations stuck in the middle--or forced to choose sides.
Listen: Have you ever heard of Blue Zones? They're communities all around the globe—from Sardinia to Okinawa to Loma Linda, CA—where residents exceed the average human lifespan by years, and even decades. While they've been studied for the lessons we can learn about health, lifestyle, and environment, you don't have to live in a Blue Zone to experience increased longevity. It's happening everywhere. In fact, the number of people over 80 is expected to triple by 2050, reaching nearly half a billion.
Listen: Globalism came with big promises—free trade, open borders, and a rising tide that would lift everyone's boat, including members of the working class. But decades into the experiment and months into the worst global crisis in a lifetime, nationalist populism is on the rise. In this critical moment, is there a way forward that continues the economic boom of globalism while more equitably distributing its benefits?