How can leaders build the right people foundation?
Putting the right team of people together is crucial to the success of a company, but how can those charged with leading a company help to cultivate a productive, innovative and happy work environment?
Building business resilience in uncertain times
The pandemic has had a catalytic effect on many of the cultural shifts that were taking place across many industries. Those looking to survive and thrive in the future must take charge and lead the change that a green-minded, digital native workforce demands
Stuck at the back of queue
Special drawing rights issued by the IMF to help governments across the world tackle the pandemic disproportionately favour high-income countries. More needs to be done to ensure that those who need them most receive the funds
Where is all the money?
Amid all the talk of when and how to end or reverse quantitative easing (QE), one question is almost never discussed: Why have central banks’ massive doses of bond purchases in Europe and the United States since 2009 had so little effect on the general price level?
The nature-finance gap
The financial difference between activities that serve the environment and those that harm it is startling. It will take a global collective effort to mitigate the effects of climate change and embrace a low-carbon economy
Finance to feed the world
The global food system is unsustainable. While it is worth approximately $8trn annually, its negative impact is valued at roughly $12trn. And this is not the system’s only contradiction
View from Singapore: one year of the VCC structure
At the start of 2020, Singapore introduced a new corporate entity structure, the Variable Capital Company (VCC), and by June the number of incorporated VCCs had grown to over 300. This has now sparked the interest of larger asset managers, and helped to further solidify Singapore’s reputation as a leading financial centre
The digital revolution
The technological advancements during the last decade have been – quite simply – life changing, but at what price? Are we heading down a road where the big tech companies have too much power, money and influence?
Banks’ changing climate
The topic of climate change has emerged as a major challenge for central banks, although its extent and the immediate consequences remain highly uncertain
Russia’s bear economy
The lack of confidence in the Russian economy has stemmed from at least two major sources, the fall in the price of oil and the international economic sanctions imposed on the country – what now?
Is kindness in leadership the key to recovery?
We are often given the impression that to be successful in business, leaders must be detached, cool and hyper-competitive.
Is stagflation coming?
First came a global pandemic, then national lockdowns, furloughing, redundancies and insolvencies. A vaccine roll-out and easing of restrictions pointed to better times, but could another problem be headed our way?
The rise of ESG and the importance of compliance
Environmental, social and governance issues have shot up the corporate, social and political agenda over the past 18 months; ‘ESG’ is the acronym du jour, and the need to align business models with these concerns has never been greater.
How can banks respond to the open banking revolution?
Open banking possibilities are endless, yet many banks are still stuck in the dark ages. It’s time for banks to move with the times
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