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Going green, driving development

From climate change to global inequality, businesses must become part of the solution, not problem, to today's big challenges, says Achim Steiner, head of the United Nations Development Programme.

"We are seeing new instruments emerge, for instance, in the capital markets. Green bonds, which essentially were irrelevant in the financial markets just five, 10 years ago, have virtually overnight risen to US$150 billion." - Achim Steiner.

YOU might say that Achim Steiner was born for his role as administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Born in Brazil to German parents in 1961, he grew up in an era shaped by the Cold War - when, as he put it, the divide between rich and poor was often demarcated by...

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