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Planet Palm

Fatal fat

Issue 91 - summer 2021
Jocelyn C. Zuckerman describes in a short and interesting way how palm oil became the most widely used vegetable oil on earth.

Energy transition in the desert

Power from the desert

Issue 81 - May | June 2019
Just 10 years ago, the idea was exotic: in the deserts of North Africa and the Middle East, electricity was used to power local and ...

The black swan

The unexpected

Issue 86 - spring 2020
Black swans are found in nature, but this is extremely rare. Similarly, the Lebanese financial mathematician and writer Nassim Nicholas Taleb uses the metaphor ...

The Spirit of Green

Green in spirit

Issue 91 - summer 2021
William D. Nordhaus shows how one can best meet global challenges with “green thinking”.

The Business of Changing the World

Transformation

Issue 82 - May | June 2019
The founder of the Devex platform Raj Kumar is considered one of the big voices of the international development community. In his new book he outlines how innovative companies, ...

The paradox of prosperity

Create markets

Issue 86 - spring 2020
At the beginning of 2020, the renowned Harvard professor Clayton M. Christensen died who, as a pioneer in innovation management, shaped the concept of "disruptive innovation". In his last ...

Fact check sustainability

Faithful to the facts

Issue 92 - Fall 2021
The physicist Thomas Unnerstall formulates a list of priorities in terms of sustainability.

The moment of lift

Girl Power

Issue 82 - July | August 2019
With her foundation, Melinda and Bill Gates are among the largest private donors in the world. About her encounters and experiences in the context of her international ...

Plagues and the Paradox of Progress

(Un) healthy world

Issue 87 - summer 2020
Covid-19 influences world events enormously. Thomas Bollyky, health expert at the ... explains how epidemics and parasites have plagued and shaped people and states in the past.

The Cost Benefit Revolution

Politics by numbers

Issue 77 - September I October 2018
Cass Sunstein, a law professor at Harvard and an adviser to the Obama administration, is considered one of the most prolific and most-cited lawyers in the US. In his latest book ...