Don’t look up : Transforming the Amazon forest from a lung to a chimney

It is supposed to be the earth lung, but the Amazon rainforest is now emitting more carbon dioxide than it is able to absorb. Put differently, it is a source of CO2, rather than a sink! Reasons: Most of the emissions are caused by fires, many deliberately set to clear land for beef and soy … Continue reading Don’t look up : Transforming the Amazon forest from a lung to a chimney

Arab pension funds and ESG engagement

This report produced by the AMF and UNDP summarizes the results of a regional survey of Arab pension funds and their current level of engagement with Environment, Social and Governance. As for climate risks and opportunities integration, the road is still long. That’s why recommendations include, among others, adopting TCFD guidelines and developing internal capacity … Continue reading Arab pension funds and ESG engagement

Do higher ESG scores mean lower carbon footprint?

“Limits to Private Climate Change Mitigation” is an interesting working paper by the IMF on the link between ESG scores and carbon footprint. In principle, greater attention from climate-conscious investors, shareholders, regulators and the general public on ESG considerations should normally encourage firms to improve their ESG scores and, in the process, bring down emissions. … Continue reading Do higher ESG scores mean lower carbon footprint?

Migrations internes induites par le changement climatique : Que doit faire le Maroc ?

Un autre rapport qui nous rappelle à quel point le changement climatique est un énorme défi pour le Maroc ainsi que les autres pays du Maghreb. Ce rapport se focalise précisément sur l’impact des changements climatiques sur les migration internes des populations. Avant d’aborder les recommandations, le rapport énonce les observations suivantes : ** Les ressources en … Continue reading Migrations internes induites par le changement climatique : Que doit faire le Maroc ?

My latest report on financial inclusion in Maghreb countries (published by IKAM)

İKAM Country Report Series, the analysis of the relevant countries in terms of research, education, institutions, finance, implications, and policies is desired to be done to reveal the existing state the Islamic economics in today’s world. In this context, İKAM publishes its 10th Country Report prepared by Wail Mohamed Aaminou on Maghreb Countries (Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia). … Continue reading My latest report on financial inclusion in Maghreb countries (published by IKAM)

Selected quotes from the book: The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness (2020)

In this book, Morgan Housel shares 19 short stories exploring the strange ways people think about money and proposes advices to how to make better sense of one of life's most important topics. Here are some selected quotes from this book: On social comparison There is no need to risk what you have and need … Continue reading Selected quotes from the book: The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness (2020)

Are universities of the past still the future?

Here are selected quotes from “Are universities of the past still the future?” report. " What if the precipitous changes induced by COVID-19 pandemic are also signals that universities in advanced economies have reached peak international students, peak undergraduate degrees, peak campus and peak rankings? " " by 2030, a quarter of universities in the … Continue reading Are universities of the past still the future?