Published 3 months ago. About a 4 minute read. Heads up to retailers and suppliers: The Sustainability Consortium has moved its measurement and reporting system over to a new platform. What does this mean for retailers, and their suppliers? And will it offer more assurance to consumers?
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The new 'bottom billion' live not in poor countries but in middle-income countries. The rise of average per capita income in these new middle-income countries has occurred at the same time as large majorities of the populations of these countries still live below the poverty line. A new development narrative will be needed to address these changes.
Thanks to all involved. To what extent can the root causes of the gap between Western and African economic output be traced to cultural differences such as the rule of law, individualism, capitalism, and representative democracy? To what extent is African poverty a result of European colonialism and to what extent was European colonialism possible because of African poverty? Chicken or egg? I am doubtful of cultural explanations.