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  • Exchanges and proposals on industry with the Chinese Embassy in Paris 11 June 2020 On June 11th, Joel Ruet exchanged views on the international situation with the Chinese ambassador in Paris and French personalities including former ministers Hubert Védrine and François Loos, former Elysée diplomatic advisers Maurice Gourdault-Montagne and Jean-David Levitte, experts Emmanuel Dupuy, Barthelemy Courmont and General Jean-Bernard Pinatel. Several speakers pointed out… Lire la suite
  • On Africa and the “Pangolin effect” 20 April 2020 Issue Brief, by our Board Member, Mamadou Lamine Diallo, former Head of Political Cabinet to the President of the Commission of the African Union. Diallo sets out directions for African leaders framing their destiny, in contrast with China's vision for the Continent, with the backdrop of a note by the… Lire la suite
  • The Bridge Tank’s 2020 Davos – Highlights 23 January 2020 As each year, Davos is too hectic to come into a post. Here are, beyond our own organized "Innovation Lunch", some highlights. We started with a TV interview on this year's theme on sustainable environment at the 50th World Economic Forum - . The Davos forum of course lags… Lire la suite
  • Unlocking Finance: The Key Factor for Investment on Green Projects in Africa 1 November 2019 A significant change in how investors approach green projects is underway. The fight against climate change requires and will require increases in the amount of capital being devoted to green projects. This underlines the importance of mobilizing financial actors from the private sector. Their awareness of this need and on… Lire la suite
  • Research Paper: One Belt One Road and the Reconfiguration of EU-China Relations 1 March 2018 At the 2017 Davos Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasized the merits of globalization and called for more effective measures and structural reforms to establish equitable governance and build new growth models. The “One Belt One Road” (OBOR) initiative has been accelerated with the Chinese presidency of the G20… Lire la suite
  • Policy Brief: Transfers of Knowledge & Technology : the ultimate Development Challenge and key role of Entreprises 1 February 2018 Technology transfer, coupled with the formation of knowledge, has long been an objective targeted by development policies. Issues related to climate and environmental transitions have reinforced the perception of the importance of technology transfer from the North to the South as a means to clean development. The Clean Development Mechanism… Lire la suite
  • France Might Miss The Great African Transformation 15 September 2017 No French diplomat was present at the launching of the African Union “2016 Transition Report” in New York on September 21st. Is it because it is an internal matter of the African Union, or is it symptomatic of a French disregard for the  transformation of the continent ? In either case,… Lire la suite
  • Non-Aligned Capitalism 14 August 2017 EMERGING COUNTRIES, OR THE NEW INDUSTRIAL RELATIONSHIP OF THE WORLD The rise of emerging economies is one of the greatest transformations of the twenty-first century. However, they are still poorly understood. They neither converge towards a capitalist-liberal model in a process of unification, nor can be considered as centralized and… Lire la suite
  • New Silk Roads: Globalization According to Beijing 31 May 2017 Chinese President Xi Jinping has presented to twenty-nine heads of state and government "a project for the next century that will benefit the world" at a Forum on "The New Silk Roads" which has just ended in Beijing on 14 and 15 May. Joël Ruet explained this new investment policy… Lire la suite
  • The 7th ISPI China Watcher Annual Conference 29 May 2017 On 10 May 2017, Ms. Xieshu Wang, associate researcher of the Bridge Tank, was invited to the 7th ISPI China Watcher Annual Conference, held at the local of Assolombarda Confindustria Milano Monza e Brianza in Milan, Italy. Main speakers included the President of ISPI, the President of Fondazione Italia-Cina, the… Lire la suite
  • The Young Indian Entrepreneurship summit in Bangalore 27 March 2017 Confederation of Indian Industry hosted the Young Indian Entrepreneurship summit at the Taj Vivanta in Bangalore, India on 11th March 2017. Indu Krishnaswamy of the Bridge Tank participated in this day long summit which centered on the theme " - Challenging tradition, transforming world".   The panels, composed of serial… Lire la suite
  • Insights into Emerging Economies n°8 – Perspective on China’s investments and a close-up on clean energy storage in the Global South 7 February 2017 Although China’s growth experienced a moderate slowdown in 2015, its foreign investment on the other hand soared. Officially set up in December 2015, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is showing the Asian giant’s firm intention to move away from a strategy based on mass production towards a logic of… Lire la suite
  • Summary of Side Event “Structuring New Markets Linked to Climate Change: South-South Business Models for After the COP22” 6 December 2016 The Side Event “Structuring New Markets Linked to Climate Change: South-South Business Models for After the COP22”  was organized in the Green Zone of the COP22 on November 16, 2016. The speakers included: Thomas Eymond-Laritaz, Director - APCO Global Solutions (Moderator); Abdeldjellil Bouzidi, Economist, Manager at Emena Advisory, Member of the Public… Lire la suite
  • Report: Sustainable Development & Intellectual Property: Access to Technologies in Developing Countries 1 November 2016 Sustainable development, this meta-project that aims to secure development without harmful consequences for humankind and the environment, is of great necessity as our planet is threatened by climate change. In developing countries in particular, it requires the large-scale deployment of “clean” or environmentally sound technologies. The role of industrial property… Lire la suite
  • Guangzhou – Pre-G20 Meeting Senegal-China 5 September 2016 El Haj Kassé, Minister-Counsellor of the Senegalese President Macky Sall and Board Member of the Bridge Tank, was a member of the Senegalese presidential’s delegation which arrived in Hangzhou,China, for the upcoming G20 Summit on September 4th and 5th. President Macky Sall had a pre-G20 meeting with Chinese companies on… Lire la suite
  • Africa Wants its Own, West-free, Path to Development 24 August 2016 “At the 27thsummit of the African Union (AU), which took place in Kigali on the 17thand 18thof July, as a first,the AU’s invited none of its partners: France, the United States, the United Kingdom, China, the European Union, had to read the press… This was neither an oversight nor an… Lire la suite
  • Bengaluru – Spirit of Innovation at the 12th India Innovation Summit 1 August 2016 Indu Krishnaswamy, from The Bridge Tank attended, the 12th Innovation Summit hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) held on July 28th and 29th. The event was held in Bengaluru, India and was focused on "Celebrating the Entrepreneur". The 2 day event brought together entrepreneurs, Corporate C-Suite teams from… Lire la suite
  • Tangier – MedCOP, towards a mediterranean environmental agenda 27 July 2016 The Bridge Tank participated at the MedCOP Climate Conference in Tangier, Morocco on the 18th and 19th of July, as part of the preparations for the COP 22. This year’s MedCOP conference was organised by the regional Council of the Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima, it is the second conference of parties of… Lire la suite
  • Tangier – Water, a key issue for climate change 26 July 2016 The Business Dialogue under the theme “Water and Climate Change” organized by the CGEM (General Confederation of Moroccan Companies) took place in Tangier on July 17. Joel Ruet, chairman of The Bridge Tank, was invited to join the prestigious panel of this event alongside stakeholders working in on water issues… Lire la suite
  • Dar Es Salaam – Law, A Driver For Sustainable Development in Africa 22 July 2016 On the 1st and 2nd of June, the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO), an agency of the United Nations, will organise the first conference of its' programme "Achieving the Agenda 2063 and Agenda 2063: The Rule of Law as a Driver for Africa's Sustainable Development".  The Bridge Tank, whose president… Lire la suite
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