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'Green News Report' - January 29, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.29.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IMF calls for end to fossil fuel subsidies; PLUS: Some good news: fracking banned in Scotland, and great 'Fox News' for a change!... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

Doing Davos 2015

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Trisha de Borchgrave

Davos is ironically not about material luxury (only princelings, billionaires and those with a security entourage occupy the few hotels of grandeur), but about the fervor of connectivity with which deals can be made and the world can be changed.

Saudi Myths

Sam Husseini | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
Sam Husseini

Many are voicing surprise at the comments of IMF head Christine Lagarde following the death of the Saudi monarch. We see here the emptiness of a shallow diversity that seeks to put a woman in a prominent position while maintaining incredibly oppressive power dynamics.

Why 2015 Is a Make-or-Break Year for the Global Economy

Christine Lagarde | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
Christine Lagarde

The adoption of the IMF reforms by the United States Congress would send a long overdue signal to rapidly growing emerging economies that the world counts on their voices, and their resources, to find global solutions to global problems.

Women in Business Q&A: Anne-Juliette Maurice, General Manager, Hotel Plaza Athénée New York

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

The Hotel Plaza Athénée New York recently named Anne-Juliette Maurice its new General Manager. "I am joining a very professional team of women and ...

U.S. Should Agree to Democratize the IMF -- Or Get Out of the Way

Wu Zhenglong | Posted 01.12.2015 | World
Wu Zhenglong

In essence, the reforms have been crafted to democratize the IMF governance. Now, those sitting at the head of the IMF's table are either American allies, or its Western partners, whereas the developing countries are underrepresented as a whole. They do not have a say in the IMF decision-making process, or in protection of their fundamental interests.

Why 2015 Will Be the Year of the Powerhouse Woman

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 12.24.2014 | Women
40 Percent and Rising

My bet is that 2015 is going to be a year when we see powerhouse women rise, not just to add to the dialogue, but to take action and effect change on issues that matter to women everywhere. Here's why.

2014: The Year of the Heckler

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 12.18.2014 | College
Greg Lukianoff

The problem with granting heckler's vetoes over speech is that it incentivizes threats of disruption or violence from the least tolerant members of our society.

Women in Business: Carolyn Leonard, DyMynd

Laura Dunn | Posted 12.13.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

As the third female independent trader to ever own a seat at the CBOE, Carolyn's 21 years in the trading pits gave her a ringside view into the emotional ups and downs of volatile markets and the fear and greed that drive them.

Hype and Reality: American Economic Numbers

David Coates | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
David Coates

It is true that the rate of economic growth has quickened, but that rate is still low by pre-recession standards. In July the IMF actually cut the U.S. growth forecast for 2014 to just 1.7 percent, the CBO's in August was just 1.5 percent. These are not stellar growth numbers.

Concrete Action Needed This Week from the World Bank and IMF to Combat Inequality

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

At this week's annual meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF), the topic of inequality is buzzing. And rightly so given that extreme economic inequality is one of the largest barriers to ending extreme poverty.

Week to Week News Quiz for 8/29/14

John Zipperer | Posted 10.29.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

It's not quite 1914, but troops are on the move again around the world. Find out what's happening by taking the Week to Week news quiz. Here are som...

IMF Chief Under Investigation For Fraud

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2014 | World

PARIS, Aug 27 (Reuters) - IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been placed under formal investigation by French magistrates on Wednesday for her alleged ...

Watch: Wall Street's Secret Weapon: Congress

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Why haven't any big bankers been prosecuted for their role in the housing crisis that led to the Great Recession?

Stop Arguing and Listen: Commencement 2014, a Teachable Moment

Margaret Richardson | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Margaret Richardson

We protest thinking we are standing on principle but we are forgetting an essential piece of this confused controversy: dialogue.

Students at Four Colleges Have Shut Down Their Commencement Speakers. It's a Victory for Free Speech

Josh Joy Kamensky | Posted 07.22.2014 | College
Josh Joy Kamensky

Students have every right to object to the day they worked for being used to conduct ideological warfare. They have every right to add silly accessories to their caps or subtract underthings from their gowns rather than gird themselves for rebuttal.

Response to Smith's Treatment of Christine Lagarde as Commencement Speaker

Ella Genasci Smith | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Ella Genasci Smith

Disappointment in my fellow Smith students is an understatement. While I applaud the fervor of this activism and deeply believe in the power of protests to enact change, the negative responses to Madame Lagarde were misguided and mishandled.

How Smith College Turned Christine Lagarde's Cancellation Into a Win for Women's Voices

Penny Herscher | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
Penny Herscher

It is still so new that we, as women, have a strong voice. It needs to be heard and not suppressed, no matter how much we may disagree with some of the voices. The movement to suppress women's voices is alive and strong.

Faculty Are Not Happy Student Activists Ruined Commencement

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.16.2014 | College

A large group of faculty at Smith College are speaking out after a protest pushed International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde to c...

First Female IMF Leader Backs Out Of Smith Commencement Because Protests

AP | PAIGE SUTHERLAND | Posted 05.15.2014 | College

BOSTON (AP) — The managing director of the International Monetary Fund backed out of giving this year's commencement address at Smith College in the...

An Aging IMF

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

hen the IMF was founded in 1945, the world looked very different than it does today. One of the most profound differences is the structural demographic shift from "young to old," where by as soon as 2020 there will be a billion of us over 60, soaring to two billion by mid-century

Gen Y Report From the 2014 Women in the World Summit

Kaitlyn Rabach | Posted 06.08.2014 | Teen
Kaitlyn Rabach

One of my questions for Madame Lagarde was to ask her to define what it means to be a woman. "It means lots of things," Madame Lagarde responded. "It means being happy with yourself, being satisfied that you are helping other people and are giving love to other people."

Hillary Clinton Claims Partisanship Is Taking The Country Backwards

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday night that excessive partisanship flowing through the nation's political system is causing the ...

On a Global Stage, Women Are a Disruptive Force for Good

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Alexia Parks

"Our young women need better role models than Kim Kardashian." An African woman living in Uganda said this to me via SKYPE while I was sitting in a coffeehouse in California.

IMF Issues Inequality Warning

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 04.03.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that wide income inequality can slow economic growth and is proposing ways to redu...