In Amar Bhattacharya's interview he discusses the desperate need for additional finance to succeed in implementing measures for climate change mitigation. He stresses on the special need for countries like India to access capital, make this transition, and serve as an example for other emerging markets. He highlights the importance of the private sector in entering the green financing sphere as well as the need for the government to establish the blueprint and safety nets necessary to enable these private financiers to invest in green infrastructure.
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In his interview, Dr. Peter Wolff discusses the pillars and objectives of Germany's Marshall Plan for Africa and the need to integrate it into the global value chain. In the sphere of renewable energy, he argues that the most effective way of establishing a solid renewable sector is through market based strategies rather than government based ones. Although in some industries public private partnerships are the best measure, in others a more corporate lead approach is better.
In this interview Anastasia Likhacheva discusses the impact and a few of the positive externalities of the oil price drop, sanctions and counter sanctions on the Russian economy. Despite Trump’s obvious warmth towards Russia, she doesn’t foresee any major agreements signed between the two countries due to the roadblocks that can be placed by the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Senate. She further describes the role she sees Russia undertaking in Asian financial institutions like the NDB and the AIIB in the future.
Clas Neumann in his interview envisions the new type of globalisation that the digital economy has created. The increase in distribution of work and revolution of global supply chains. He discusses the winners and losers of the changes in the H1B visa systems, specifically the brain drain reversal, and the alterations the Indian business model needs to make to adjust to these changes. He further emphasises on the idea that for technology companies to foster and develop, their closeness to "innovation clusters" is most important. And describes the role of governments in enabling the cultivating of digital spaces and digital cities.
With Prime Minister Modi set to embarking on a four-nation tour in Africa, we recall the chat we had with Kapil Kapoor, Director of the African Development Bank, on the sidelines of The Gateway of India Dialogue, where he highlighted the kind of opportunities that have arisen in Africa to provide energy and food security.
Gateway House along with TEPAV, hosted the T20 Mumbai regional consultation meeting on the 19th of October, 2015. During the Joint Think Tank and Business Session, the panelists assessed 'the Impact of Geopolitics on Business'. The session was moderated by Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal University; founder member, Gateway House. The panelists included: Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Seshadari Chari, Yaduvendra Mathur and Ambassador Halit Bozkurt Aran.
The April 2 Iran Nuclear Framework Agreement with the P5+1 countries lays a straight path for the lifting of international sanctions on Iran. India has remained a close partner of Iran and Neelam Deo, Director, Gateway House, details what India will gain economically and strategically from a re-integrated Iran.
Neelam Deo and K. N. Vaidyanahtan discuss India's ambitious growth agenda in 2015 and factors it will be influenced by
KJM Varma, PTI Corresondent, Beijing, comments on the visit of Indian External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, to Beijing. He outlines three key takeways from her meetings with Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi and President Xi Jinping.
Nish Acharya, Visiting Fellow, U.S.-India Studies, Gateway House, explains why the U.S. and India are ideal countries to collaborate on manufacturing and innovation in clean technologies and why it will be an important part of bilateral cooperation on combating climate change.