economic geography

Economic geography is the study of the location, distribution and spatial organization of economic activities across the world.


Massive Investment Fund Drops Eleven Companies Linked to Destructive Environmental Practices

This Landsat 7 image shows the difference between plantation and intact forest in part of Malaysian Borneo. Source: NASA, May 27, 2003.This Landsat 7 image shows the difference between plantation and intact forest in part of Malaysian Borneo. Source: NASA, May 27, 2003.

The Government Pension Fund Global in Norway (GPFG) has cancelled funding for 11 companies that operate in various deforesting activities like palm oil production and coal extraction.

Climate Change and Development

Climate change in the Sahel has resulted in dried lakes, unemployed fishermen, droughts, flooding, conflict, and food insecurity. Map: Millennium Ecosystem Assessment report on Ecosystems and Human Well-Being Desertification Synthesis.Climate change in the Sahel has resulted in dried lakes, unemployed fishermen, droughts, flooding, conflict, and food insecurity. Map: Millennium Ecosystem Assessment report on Ecosystems and Human Well-Being Desertification Synthesis.

Researchers with the London School of Economics and Political Science published a report as part of the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies project that looks into reconciling economic development and poverty alleviation with climate change.

What Does the Acronym BRICS Stand For?

Map showing location of BRICS countries.Map showing location of BRICS countries.

The term “BRICs” is an acronym developed from the names of countries that are in a similar stage of newly advanced economic development. So what does BRICs stand for? BRICs in simple terms refer to countries that financial analysts all over the world believe offer excellent opportunity for long-term economic growth and […]

Geography of Fortune 1000 Companies in 2014

Heat map showing clusters for Fortune 1000 companies.Heat map showing clusters for Fortune 1000 companies. Hawaii and Puerto Rico are not shown. Click on the map for a larger image.

The 2014 listing of Fortune 1000 companies were mapped out in order to understand the answers to such questions as which states have the most Fortune 1000 companies and where are there geographic clusters of Fortune 1000 companies.