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  • Know your limits: An interview with Nafeez Ahmed

    29 Aug 2022

    Warnings that natural systems are close to breaking point are not new – but how will we respond? Combining what we know with existing technologies could offer a remarkable opportunity to rethink our world, as Nafeez Ahmed explains.

  • The burning issue: Avoiding ESG fatigue

    25 Aug 2022

    How can we face existential problems and stay positive? Abigail Herron contemplates simple steps to protect momentum and avoid burnout.

  • Strategies to change the financial system: An interview with Natalie Mangondo

    16 Aug 2022

    Can society reform the system that has enabled growth but simultaneously brought the long-term health of the planet into question? UN Climate Change High Level Champions Finance Youth Fellow Natalie Mangondo contemplates choices and change with AIQ.

  • Zero-COVID: China’s costly policy error

    10 Aug 2022

    Beijing’s ideological battle to stamp out COVID-19 appears increasingly misguided as the rest of the world learns to live with the virus. But the impact of China’s approach will be felt far beyond its borders.

  • What does the data say? Are we close to 1970’s-style stagflation?

    29 Jul 2022

    In this month’s instalment of our visual series on topical themes, we look at whether the global economy is heading towards stagflation.

  • Investing in a just transition to net zero: A Q&A with Nick Robins

    30 Jun 2022

    Reaching net zero by 2050 will require significant injections of capital. But it is also an opportunity to rethink social relationships, as Professor Nick Robins explains.

  • Supply chains, painkillers and gene editing: ESG risks in pharma

    29 Jun 2022

    Reflecting on ESG risks in the pharmaceutical industry, Sora Utzinger discusses supply chains and counterfeit medicines, access to painkillers, and the ethics of gene editing.

  • What does the data say? Biodiversity loss: From horror to hope

    24 Jun 2022

    In this month’s instalment of our visual series on topical themes, we explore the world of biodiversity.

  • Levelling up for a new social contract

    21 Jun 2022

    The global financial crisis of 2007 and the COVID-19 pandemic widened social inequalities, with vulnerable communities hit the hardest. Governments, investors and companies all have a duty to address the issue.

  • Antimicrobial resistance: Q&A with Dame Sally Davies

    10 Jun 2022

    Resistance to antibiotics is already killing millions. Professor Dame Sally Davies, UK Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance, spoke to AIQ on the latest developments to counter antimicrobial resistance Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the UK and globally.

  • Deep water: Ten threats to marine ecosystems

    8 Jun 2022

    Our air, weather, food, the health of diverse marine life and millions of jobs all depend on the ocean. But we have not done well as custodians of marine ecosystems. Here, we set out ten ways where human actions threaten the health of an essential environment.

  • Is stagflation set to make an unwanted return?

    18 May 2022

    Surging inflation is leading to fears the world economy could be heading towards recession. While there are diverging views on whether we are entering a new era of stagflation, the medium-term growth-inflation trade off looks set to worsen with big implication for asset prices, argue Michael Grady and Peter Fitzgerald.

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