Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at an exhibition of cook stoves alongside Dr. Kalpana Balakrishnan, a cook stove researcher, during a visit to Chennai in India on July 20, 2011. Clinton is a long-time advocate of using clean-burning cook stoves in kitchens, instead of more traditional stoves that burn wood or solid fuel releasing toxic fumes into poorly ventilated cooking areas in many poor regions around the world, a problem mainly affecting women and small children. Photo: Agence France-Presse
Tilak K. Doshi
Opinion

Opinion

Tilak K. Doshi

What would Adam Smith say about the rush by banks to stop funding coal power plants?

  • Banks are rushing to end the funding of new coal power plants, based on corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • Coal power plants are still needed by many people in the developing economies of Southeast Asia

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Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at an exhibition of cook stoves alongside Dr. Kalpana Balakrishnan, a cook stove researcher, during a visit to Chennai in India on July 20, 2011. Clinton is a long-time advocate of using clean-burning cook stoves in kitchens, instead of more traditional stoves that burn wood or solid fuel releasing toxic fumes into poorly ventilated cooking areas in many poor regions around the world, a problem mainly affecting women and small children. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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