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
Quantum computing is finally having something of a moment
An increasing number of breakthroughs are taking place in the world of quantum computing, all of which will have fascinating repercussions.
China leads again in race for economic recovery
Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it, and the US has shown no signs of learning from China on the best way to recover in the most difficult of times
Critical minerals and the new geopolitics arena
Relationships are important in all walks of life and countries now need to ensure the business supply chains for rare and essential minerals are secured
Rethinking capitalism in the post-pandemic world
The challenges faced due to COVID-19 are daunting, but also offers an opportunity to hit the reset button in a way that hasn’t been possible during the last 75 years
The disconnect problem found in the stock market
With no sign of clear skies ahead, the markets present the illusion of having already weathered the pandemic-induced economic storm. But how accurate is this view?
The myth of the stand-alone CEO: a mentality shift to succeed in business
There is a flawed perception that certain companies will sink or swim based solely on who the figurehead is. A closer look will always show a strong team and well thought out delegation.
The passing of the baton: three steps to a successful succession process
CEO succession is one of the most important, if not the most important, joint responsibilities of the Board of a company. It has a huge impact on the company’s future and is a critical business continuity issue.
Turning claims into money without the related risk and expense
Debenhams, Jaeger, Laura Ashley and TopShop are just a few of the high street names having gone – or being on the brink of going – into administration in the UK following a trading year obliterated by COVID
How businesses can reduce their cost-to-serve to survive the recession
At the start of August, the UK was plunged into its deepest recession on record. While this is hardly a surprise, given how COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the global economy, it has added to the pre-existing level of uncertainty, for both businesses and people.
Securitisation – the antidote for non-performing loans
With the pandemic continuing to cause intense global economic strain, the NPL market looks likely to swell in volume, and banks must now look at removing these loans as efficiently as possible
What would a Biden term mean for oil?
With two trillion dollars in green energy spending set aside for his first term, Biden is clearly looking at jumpstarting an economy suffering the considerable impact of COVID-19, if elected. With a climate policy geared towards a Green New Deal, where would this leave the fossil fuel industry?
How long will the China vs. US fight continue for?
Relations between the US and China are at breaking point. With both economies set to suffer significantly from further discord, the need for civility has never been greater
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