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The road to 2030

The past two years have brought devastating setbacks for global development goals including poverty reduction, gender equality, and climate action. GZERO Media will gather an expert panel of leaders from politics, the private sector, and international organizations to discuss how to get back on a path to greater peace and prosperity.

Join us on Thursday, December 15th at 11 am ET / 8 am PT / 5 pm CEST for a Global Stage livestream discussion, presented by GZERO in partnership with Microsoft. The conversation will be moderated by Julia Chatterley of CNN International, with Ian Bremmer, President and Founder of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media; Dr. Omnia El Omrani, Youth Envoy for COP27 and SDG Champion; Hindou Ibrahim, Co-Chair of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change; Khadija Mayman, Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative; and Brad Smith, President and Vice Chair of Microsoft.

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Political Unrest When Governments Fail Struggling Citizens | Economic Empowerment | GZERO Media

Political unrest when governments fail struggling citizens

What happens when 1.4 billion people are cut off from the global economy because they don't have a bank account at a time of mounting crises?

"The geopolitical ramifications are potentially huge," Ali Wyne, senior analyst for Global Macro-Geopolitics at Eurasia Group, says during a livestream conversation on closing the global digital gap hosted by GZERO in partnership with Visa.

First, it was COVID. Then came the twin blows of the food and energy crises, aggravated by Russia's war in Ukraine. When people are struggling, Wyne adds, they'll look to their governments for solutions.

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Lowering Costs of Poverty With Digital & Economic Access | Economic Empowerment | GZERO Media

Lowering costs of poverty with digital & economic access

By the end of the decade, 70% of all new value in the global economy will come from digitally enabled businesses. The pandemic accelerated a push toward digitalization, especially in developing nations, yet nearly 4 billion people are still offline, and 1.4 billion don't have a bank account.

Expanding access to digital tools for individuals and small businesses is a no-brainer, but easier said than done. So, what can we do to expand digital trade further, come up with fairer and safer remittances and digital payments, and push to include everyone in tomorrow's digital-first economy?

To get some answers, GZERO hosted in partnership with Visa the livestream conversation "Closing the Gap: Digital Tools for Economic Empowerment," moderated by JJ Ramberg, co-founder of Goodpods and former host of MSNBC's Your Business.

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COVID Impact on Education & Geopolitical Consequences | Gerald Butts | Global Stage | GZERO Media

COVID's impact on education and its long-term geopolitical consequences: Gerald Butts

It's not just kids spending too much time on their screens because they got so used to doing everything remotely during the pandemic.

The impact of COVID-related educational disruption - and the growing inequality gap - could have big geopolitical fallout in the future. Why?

Because with diminished education comes fewer economic opportunities. That will likely exacerbate already deep divisions, says Eurasia Group Vice Chairman Gerald Butts.

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S3 Episode 9: US/China power struggle, the global political balance, and your finances

Listen: “China's ability to grow in unprecedented fashion came because they had really cheap labor, and wealthy countries around the world were very happy to take advantage of that labor. Those two things are no longer true,” said Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media.

From the state of the great technological decoupling to China's zero-COVID policy, the relationship between the US and China remains both critically important and deeply fraught.

In this episode of “Living Beyond Borders,” a special podcast produced in partnership between GZERO and Citi Private Bank, we’re assessing where the two nations stand today, and what some recent developments like a Chinese banking crisis, knock on effects of Russia's war in Ukraine, and a renewed debate over tariffs mean for the world and for your money.

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S3 Episode 8: How closing the gender gap drives economic growth

Listen: “Women make about 75% of all household consumption decisions, and control close to 100 trillion in wealth,” says Ida Liu, Global Head of Citi Private Bank. "Women can no longer be ignored."

On the latest episode of Living Beyond Borders, we look at the impact women have in 2022 on the U.S. and global economy. After some progress in the number of women in leadership positions and running businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic saw a setback for millions of women, especially those responsible for childcare. We'll look at how they are faring, and the gains women around the globe stand to obtain in the coming years.

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Ian Bremmer: Global Middle Class Erosion Making People Hungrier — And Angrier | GZERO Media

Ian Bremmer: Global middle class erosion making people hungrier — and angrier

Until recently, global development had been defined by globalization, especially when it comes to a growing middle class and poverty reduction.

Not anymore, Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer said during a livestream conversation about the global food crisis hosted by GZERO Media in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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S3 Episode 7: Future-proofing: How we fix broken supply chains

Listen: “Envision supply chains like a strand of Christmas lights. If one light goes out, then the whole strand will stop working,” said Eurasia Group’s Christina Huguet.

On the latest episode of Living Beyond Borders, we’re talking about the moment those lights went out—as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold and disrupted shipping, manufacturing, and labor all at once—and what it will take more than two years later to turn those lights back on and create more resilient global supply chains.

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