IFC: After Glasgow, Four Steps to Keep Us On Track

The UN Climate Conference in Glasgow saw a flurry of commitments and proposals to limit temperature rises to 1.5°C. While there was concrete headway on several fronts, COP26 also underscored the enormity of the task still ahead. Four clear signposts

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Women’s Brain Project – Shattering the Status Quo: Investing in Women in STEM

Representation matters. The now classic TV show The X-Files starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson inspired more women to pursue careers in a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) field. So much so, that this was referred to as “the

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CBRE: Tech Adoption Accelerating Across Real Estate Industry

The expanding deployment of technology, from connectivity and hardware upgrades to machine learning and AI, means that almost every feature of the property industry can evolve quicker than ever. Real estate had been slower to integrate new tech than other

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Lord Waverley and Paul Baker: The Promise, Potential and Pitfalls of Britain’s Relationship with Africa

The concept of Africa Rising is truer today than ever. Despite the pandemic disruption that has caused the continent’s first negative output growth in 27 years, Africa’s performance over the past decades has been remarkable. Many African countries have made

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Erickson Davis: Forging Strong Relationships in European Capital Markets After a Return to the Fold

Don’t tell Erickson Davis you can’t go home again. Davis, an American citizen, re-joined investment bank KBW (Keefe, Bruyette & Woods) in April 2019 as Head of European Equities. Such was his impact, across both borders and product lines, that

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Home is Where the Mortgage is: 2008 Crisis has Lessons for Sector

Of all the sectors affected by the pandemic, the housing market has performed better than expected. In 2008, home loans were at the epicentre of one of the largest economic downfalls in history. The packaged selling of risky loans led

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IBM on Banks’ Reinvention Imperative: Don’t Leave Money On the Table!

The ability to change and digitally adapt has been a defining feature of business during the pan-demic. According to IBM, the Institute for Business Value (IBV), almost 60% of business lead-ers said they had already begun dramatically accelerating their companies’

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Spain NAB: ‘Impact-Washing…? It’s a Thing, and to be Avoided at All Costs

The Spanish impact investment market is catching the eye of mainstream financiers — with increasing frequency. With that attention comes the risk of “impact-washing”, which — according to the GIIN’s latest annual survey — ranks as the main challenge for

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La Maison Guerlain: Its Sweet History Sure Smells of Success

The House of Guerlain story begins in 1828, when Pierre-François Guerlain opens his first boutique on Rue de Rivoli, Paris, selling vinegar, scented soap… and cosmetic gorgeousness. Parisian high society loved the beautifully packaged products; 12 years later, Guerlain had

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World Bank on Sustainable Recovery: The Need for Long-Term Financing

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every country’s health system and economy to a degree not seen for a century or more. In developing countries, mounting an adequate response to address these simultaneous shocks has created fiscal challenges, especially for those

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