2014

The Press Room contains a selection of news articles written about GIFT’s work. It includes footage from news channels across the world and televised interviews with Chandran Nair and other members of the GIFT team talking about globalisation, consumption and leadership in Asia.

It also includes press releases published by GIFT about each of our programmes and project partners from the past five years to the present day.



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UN seeks private sector perspectives for bringing electricity to off-grid communities - 16 December 2014

More than 30 business leaders from 19 countries, joined policy makers, international organizations and donor agencies, as well as members of Lao PDR’s private sector for an international forum, “Pro-Poor Public-Private Partnership: Scaling-up off-grid rural electrification in Lao PDR”

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Yuxin Hou on China’s New Foreign Aid Policy - 8 December 2014

Besides financial capital, appropriate technology, operational know-how, and scalable business models are also key. China’s new policy shows a move away from exclusively financial aid to more diverse support and capacity building. Link to Video

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A Brand New Perspective - September 2014

In a changing world, a Hong Kong based Pan-Asian think-tank seeks to provide companies with an alternative approach to business and to the world, reports guest writer Justin Wong

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Why the consumer party is over - July 2014 (German)

Chandran Nair gründete 2005 das Global Institute For Tomorrow, einen Thinktank, der ökonomisches Denken mit sozialem Engagement verbindet. Sein Buch "Der große Verbrauch" ist eine Fundamentalkritik des westlichen Wirtschaftsmodells

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甘肃牧草产业应有国际化视野 - 23 July 2014 (Chinese)

7月18日,由香港全球未来研究所和甘肃现代草业公司联合举办的“国际化视野下的甘肃牧草产业与企业发展交流会”在兰州皇冠假日酒店举行。本次交流会是甘 肃牧草行业首次与国际化对接,由香港全球未来研究所组织的来自8个国家、十几个全球企业的近30名高管参会, 与会人员进行了广泛交流和汇报。

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甘肃现代草业联手全球未来研究所 开创中国牧草产业发展新模式 - 22 Jul 2014 (Chinese)

甘肃现代草业发展有限公司和香港全球未来研究所联合举办的国际化视野下的甘肃牧草产业与企业发展交流会在兰州举行,来自中国、德国、日本、韩 国、新加坡、印尼、菲律宾及香港等9个国家和地区、14家知名跨国企业,包括帝斯曼、汇丰银行、欧力士、日本电气公司的24位商业精英进行了交流和汇报。

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皮克提忽视了自然资本 - 27 June 2014 (Chinese)

仅是经济资本再分配是不够的,这如同在一个没有食物的晚餐桌上平均分配银质餐具一样。忽略了万众资本之源,即自然资本,这实则是拒绝对世界状态进行科学求证。

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Die Mutter allen Kapitals - July 2014 (German)

Piketty und der blinde Fleck in der westlichen Wahrnehmung

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Inequality and the nature of capital: a reminder to economists - 12 July 2014

Developing-Asia’s impressive growth continues but faces a new challenge — inequality is on the rise. Over the last few decades, the region has lifted people out of poverty at an unprecedented rate. But more recent experience contrasts with the ‘growth with equity’ story that characterised the newly industrialised economies’ transformation in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Executives shown a fresh perspective on sustainability - 12 January 2014

On GIFT programmes, executives work with GIFT staff and local NGOs in developing countries to come up with business models for small community projects that can make returns for investors while fulfilling a wider social need. (Chinese version)