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Towards “net-zero” finance

“Net-zero” is the new objective of sustainable and responsible finance, imposed by the need to tackle the climate crisis. Major institutional investors and the world’s largest asset management compan ...

The Evolving Economy

Would you trust a robot with your grandfather? Stories of lonely elderly people and social robots

Taking the form of humanoids, seal pups and lamps, the small social robots designed to interact with elderly people are proving very beneficial - especially among those who are lonely or affected by ...

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Sustainable diets: A new theme on the menu for investors?

The shift towards a more sustainable diet continued throughout 2020, illustrated by a ramp up in targets for emissions and food waste from a number of leading players in the food industry.

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Boomers Are Going to Drive a Silver Surge

Companies long to partner with the Kardashians. Over the past couple of years, we have seen beauty leader Coty Inc., for example, strike cosmetics deals with both Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner to a ...

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Why central banks want to introduce a digital currency – and the potential risks

Central bank digital currencies may soon become a reality. With the COVID-19 pandemic definitively clearing the way for electronic payments, plans for the creation of Central Bank Digital Currency (C ...

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Decade of Transition: The Changing Climate for Sustainable Investment

This Decade of Transition content series looks at how environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment will play a fundamental role in achieving a more sustainable future. Part 1 focuses on the ...

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Gene editing: The biotech bringing potential new investment opportunities

The coronavirus pandemic has made biotechnology front page news. The arrival of multiple vaccines in record time has starkly highlighted how innovative – and versatile – the sector can ...

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All eyes were on biotech in 2020: Some investor observations

It is now a year since the WHO declared an International Public Health Emergency after the first international case of a novel coronavirus infection was identified outside of China. We remain right i ...

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It’s a match: How do dating apps make money?

Online dating is now widely, and increasingly, accessible thanks to the adoption of smartphones - those in the market for romance can now easily search for potential partners using a variety of crite ...