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Book Review: The Defiant Optimist

I often don’t do book reviews, apart from my annual listing of my best reads. But this one simply couldn’t wait, considering the impact it had on me. The author of ‘The Defiant Optimist’, Dureen, is one of the accomplished Bangladeshis creating waves in the international domain. Her checkered career in investment banking, microfinance, development finance, media, social entrepreneurship, and academia held her in good stead when she founded Impact Investment Exchange (IIX).

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Facilitating Renewable Energy-Led Sustainable Growth

The post-pandemic economic recovery has taken a hit due to the prolonged Ukraine-Russia war, which has had ramifications across a multitude of sectors, including the global energy market. The sanction-induced demand-supply mismatch has contributed to volatility in natural gas and oil prices, putting pressure on the balance of payments and destabilizing energy-importing countries like Bangladesh. 

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