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The AIQ Podcast: Embracing neurodiversity at work

12 Jan 2022

Employers have considerable room for improvement when it comes to the working experience for neurodivergent individuals. But a little more understanding and some fairly simple adjustments could make a world of difference.

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Investing for climate action: Easy as SBTs?

11 Jan 2022

With governments struggling to turn words into action on climate change, investors can ensure the private sector plays its part by pushing firms to adopt science-based targets, argues Rick Stathers.

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Lessons from tech and military: Why asset managers need to be agile to stay effective and relevant

22 Dec 2021

Asset managers must promote diversity of thought if they are to future-proof their businesses and provide clients with great service. They can learn valuable lessons on how to do this from tech companies, military leaders and ancient philosophers, writes Apiramy Jeyarajah, head of UK wholesale at Aviva Investors.

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A tough job: Decarbonising heavy industry

20 Dec 2021

Heavy industry and heavy-duty transport are responsible for nearly a third of global carbon dioxide emissions. While reducing emissions from these sectors will be difficult, the transformation will create opportunities for investors.

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The social transition: Investing for a more equitable world

14 Dec 2021

Recognising that being a good corporate citizen is the right thing to do and pays off is something investors and the financial community need to think harder about, argue Vaidehee Sachdev and Matt Kirby.

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No more lip-service on diversity and inclusion – three principles for financial institutions to follow

13 Dec 2021

In part two of our series on intersectionality, Apiramy Jeyarajah, head of UK wholesale at Aviva Investors, and Mitesh Sheth, outgoing CEO of Redington, explain what investment organisations can do to maximise the return on their most important assets – their people.

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Waste not, want not: An investor’s guide to the circular economy

10 Dec 2021

Using the examples of electronics, food, autos and fashion, we explore the benefits of, and challenges to achieving, a more circular economy.

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Restoring and caring for the natural world: An interview with John Willis

9 Dec 2021

Scientists around the world have highlighted the need to tread more lightly on the planet, halting then reversing the decline of the natural world. But the financial community, including investors, has been slow to respond.

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Thinking outside the box: Embracing neurodiversity at work

30 Nov 2021

Enabling neuroinclusion in the workplace still has a long way to go, although better understanding and simple adjustments could make a world of difference.

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What does the data say? Parcels, the (other) Amazon and COVID-19

26 Nov 2021

In this month’s instalment of our visual series on topical data themes, we look at the steep increase in deliveries, the continued deforestation of the Amazon rainforest and the rise of COVID-19 in Europe.

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The tyranny of “fit”: If businesses want to maximise their potential, they need to be intersectional

24 Nov 2021

Employees are a company’s greatest asset. Leaders must take an inclusive, intersectional approach to enable them to give their best, argues Apiramy Jeyarajah.

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Beyond borders: Reflections on a historic COP meeting

19 Nov 2021

COP26 was billed as ‘the most important meeting in history’. Steve Waygood had a front row seat and shares his thoughts on the climate conference.

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