It has been a busy summer for One World Initiative Advocacy’s staff and broadcast crew. Having conducted a series of interviews with a variety of guests and experts in their fields, by both OWI founder Sophia Luo in New York City and Bruce Shutan on the west coast, our organization is now reaching out for cutting-edge features and interviews with some of the world’s top advisors in global economics and the world if finance and investment, as well as continuing our efforts in support of combating the climate crisis worldwide.
Our recent interviews with top educators and permanent representatives to the United Nations has bee n highlighted by our most recent set of insightful conversations with Dr. Chantal Line Carpentier, Chief of the UN Conference on Trade and Development in the New York office of the Secretary General and a longtime authority on international trade and the global economy.
Mixing serious data with her ebullient laughter, the effervescent Dr. Carpentier became entranced with economic modeling while growing up in northern Tibet. Seeing the connection between agriculture and the environment directly affecting international trade, she consulted to organizations such as the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank, and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Agriculture, Agriculture Canada, Environmental Defense Fund and the European Union.
Focusing on today’s economic forces, she stressed the important relationship trade has on economic activity. She predicts a worldwide general economic slowdown due to a myriad of crises—the pandemic, the climate crisis, refugee immigration, the war in Ukraine, supply chain problems and rising financial uncertainty.
She points to the importance of reasoned, efficient trade policies that lead to a global economy that is sustainable. Without such policies, she predicts a growing economic slowdown that could lose a decade’s worth of growth.
She touts the value of wiping out unsustainable debts for developing nation as a means of sparking economic growth—and has written a book on the need for ethical investing as a guide to building a more sustainable, ethical and green society for the future. She urges corporations and governments to use investments as a tool for building an economy that is sustainable in the future.
A strong advocate for inclusion, she calls on greater participation by women coming into economic and trade activities, stating we need the diversity of thought that women provide—calling for more women in the fields of economics, finance, trade and science.
Future programming will focus on furthering the importance of strengthening the global economy and encouraging further cooperation between the nations, corporations and the people of the world—the core mission of One World Initiative Advocacy.