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Davos debrief: capitalism must do better

Davos debrief: capitalism must do better

As Bono noted at an event Friday evening high in the Swiss Alps, there were two notes all could hear hanging in the air over Davos. First, the message from Pope Francis demanding that attention be paid to inequality and poverty, how “wealth must serve the people not rule them.”And secondly, Mandela’s imperative legacy that…

Watch Live: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Bono at Davos

Watch Live: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Bono at Davos

Listen to perspectives in a live webcast of a panel at the 2014 World Economic Forum from Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, ONE Cofounder Bono, Save the Children CEO Jasmine Whitbread, and Prudential Group Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam.

In honour of the man who could not cry

This post was first published by TIME As an activist I have pretty much been doing what Nelson Mandela tells me since I was a teenager. He has been a forceful presence in my life going back to 1979, when U2 made its first anti-apartheid effort. And he’s been a big part of the Irish consciousness even…

Bono on Nelson Mandela’s legacy

It was as if he was born to teach the age a lesson in humility, in humour and above all else in patience. In the end, Nelson Mandela showed us how to love rather than hate, not because he had never surrendered to rage or violence, but because he learnt that love would do a…

And the winner of the 2013 ONE Africa Award is… ANSAF of Tanzania!

I am very excited to announce that the winner of the 2013 ONE Africa Award is Agricultural Non-State Actors Forum (ANSAF) of Tanzania.   This afternoon I was joined by ONE co-founder Bono, CEO Michael Elliott and Board Chairman Tom Freston to present the prize to Audax Rukonge, Executive Secretary of ANSAF.  The ceremony was…

Bono on CNN: AIDS is ‘on the run because of American leadership’

Bono on CNN: AIDS is ‘on the run because of American leadership’

Bono appeared on Fareed Zakaria’s Global Public Square Sunday morning and praised U.S. leadership for their commitment in the fight against HIV/AIDS: The AIDS stuff – the United States is so far out in front. You know, you deal with Syria. You deal with Iraq. You deal with all these quagmires. Well, guess what? The…

Bono strikes out at oil companies for blocking anti-corruption rules

ONE’s co-founder Bono took aim at the oil industry today for trying to kill new US rules that would help prevent corruption by requiring oil, gas and mining companies to make public what they pay for the rights to extract natural resources in developing countries.   Speaking on a panel moderated by President Bill Clinton…

More to the poverty discussion than China

This post was originally published on CNN World. Global Public Square recently published a thoughtful piece on how global poverty rates are falling fast. It argued that one country in particular is almost solely responsible for this dramatic trend: China. Meanwhile, it said progress in the rest of the world “has been much, much slower –…

We did it! Europe takes historic stand against corruption

We did it. After months of our hard campaigning, last night European leaders reached a deal that requires oil, gas, mining, and logging companies to publish the payments they make to governments. Previously, these payments were made in secret, fuelling corruption; but this victory will help promote accountability.  Now citizens will be better able to…