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The future of pharma: Increased returns or the age of biotech?

8 Dec 2021

After decades of low returns on research and development (R&D), the healthcare sector is producing a slew of innovations, from drugs to diagnostics. But with many coming from new entrants, will big pharmaceutical companies manage to keep up with the times?

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The cost of climate change: A big threat to sovereign debt?

3 Dec 2021

Governments around the world are struggling to avert a climate catastrophe. Regardless of whether they succeed, climate change threatens adverse consequences for government bonds, although market impacts are likely to vary.

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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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Credit: The long and short of ESG investing

25 Nov 2021

Credit is an asymmetric asset class. The upside is a coupon payment and limited capital appreciation; the downside is a default to zero. For all maturities and bond types, ESG integration can play a crucial role in mitigating risk.

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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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What does the data say? All eyes on Glasgow

29 Oct 2021

In this month’s instalment of our visual series on topical data themes, we focus on climate change as the world turns its attention to the COP26 summit in Glasgow.

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The AIQ Podcast: Counting emissions and accounting omissions

27 Oct 2021

Increasing numbers of governments and companies are committed to reaching net zero. But how sound is the carbon data on which these commitments are made?

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Grow the pie: An interview with Alex Edmans

22 Oct 2021

Interest in ESG investing is expanding at a seemingly exponential rate – and with it the risks of greenwashing only grow. However, Alex Edmans explains why he believes it is possible for companies and investors to create win-win situations for all stakeholders.

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A fair COP: Why social justice is vital to climate action

22 Oct 2021

For too long, issues of justice and equality have been left out of the climate conversation. But policymakers, companies and investors are slowly beginning to acknowledge the social dimensions of climate action.

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We need to talk about waste: Tackling renewable energy’s dirty secret

21 Oct 2021

Renewable energy has a vital role to play if the world is to combat climate change. But its widespread adoption comes with a price. As older installations come to the end of their useful life, countries urgently need to work out what to do with the waste.

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