Future Cities: Addressing Complexity in the Age of Shared Value

Future Cities: Addressing Complexity in the Age of Shared Value

Across the world, new urban models are being invented and constructed before our eyes: from post- industrial cities seeking regeneration (Coventry, Detroit and Charleroi) to technological utopias striving to be world leaders (Masdar in the UAE and Songdo in South Korea) to over-populated megalopolises looking for fluidity (Mexico City, Lagos and Singapore for example). Despite the […]

#CSVContest | And the winners are…

#CSVContest | And the winners are…

We would like to thank all those who participated in the first edition of the #CSVContest. As a reminder, participants were asked to write a paper on the topic: “How can extractive industry stakeholders assure a fairer distribution of value?”. A jury from Mazars carefully reviewed all the submissions on the following criteria: Quality of the writing (clear, academic, […]

Taking a first step towards a better redistribution of value

Taking a first step towards a better redistribution of value

3.5 billion people live in resource-rich countries and the majority of them remain in poverty. Natural resources contribute substantially to a country’s wealth but many problems remain to be solved: corruption, inequality and underdevelopment. Since the independence of Papua New Guinea in 1975, 18 billion Kina (more than 5.5 billion US dollar) have been generated […]

Eradicating Corruption at Every Stage of the Welfare Creation Process

Eradicating Corruption at Every Stage of the Welfare Creation Process

In the early nineties, Richard Auty, a British economist, coined the term “resource curse”. This term addresses the phenomenon where resource-rich countries perform worse in terms of economic development than countries with fewer resources[1]. A comparison between resource-rich countries such as Nigeria, Venezuela, or Indonesia to countries like Singapore or Hong Kong is one concrete example of this […]