The Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere programme (GEDB) conducts transdisciplinary research on the challenges of global change and sustainability.
The Global Economic Dynamic and the Biosphere (GEDB) programme conducts actionable science to drive cross-sectoral change for people and the planet.
We create alliances with key actors in society and combine multidisciplinary insights in novel ways.
A sustainable future requires a better understanding of the relationship between the economy, societal development and the living planet. GEDB’s research has two main themes: Biosphere Finance and Global Health and Biosphere Stewardship.
Studies how corporate finance affects the biosphere and how the power of the financial sector can be reoriented to strengthen ecosystems and societies.
Focus in this theme is on how human health depends on biodiversity, including new diseases and food systems.
between the biosphere & global economic dynamics of various forms are becoming more and more apparent. Examples range from the emergence of new zoonotic infectious diseases to heat waves, floods and fires devastating ecosystems, undermining agricultural production and disrupting international supply chains. Such interconnections are at the very heart of research conducted within the GEDB.
GEDB is a research programme at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. It is funded by the Family Erling-Persson Foundation.
17 Dec 2023
GEDB researcher Malin Jonell and her team have received a SEK 10 million grant from the Swedish research...
17 Dec 2023
A relatively small number of powerful financial institutions, such as investment companies, pension funds,...
13 Nov 2023
To truly understand and mitigate the environmental impact of corporate activities, it is essential to...
26 Apr 2023
The Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere programme (GEDB) is happy to announce the Annual Report...
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MSc, Finance & HR Administration
MSc, Research assistant
PhD, Research Fellow
Associate Professor, Senior Academy Researcher
Daniel Avila Ortega
MBA, Research assistant