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Nuclear: From pariah to saviour?
28 Feb 2020
As the old saying goes, desperate times call for desperate measures. Despite lingering public anxiety around safety, there are growing calls for the world to look again at nuclear power as part of the solution to the climate crisis.
How capitalism can help solve the climate crisis
28 Feb 2020
Despite the increasing clamour for a global ‘Green New Deal’, Steve Waygood explains why a complementary International Panel on Climate Finance (IPCF) is also needed if we are to rise to the challenges ahead.
Biological annihilation: The facts behind the threats to biodiversity and ecosystems
28 Feb 2020
Over 100 billion people have walked the planet, making a gigantic stamp on the Earth. Around three quarters of the land and around two-thirds of the marine environment have been significantly altered by humans, impacting the carbon cycle and changing the prospects for many species.
Are investors too complacent about the coronavirus?
21 Feb 2020
In the latest of our editorial series, Link, AIQ brings members of Aviva Investors’ investment strategy, equity and debt teams together to discuss the prospects for financial markets and the world economy in the face of the coronavirus epidemic.
Cwtch: Has capitalism gone cuddly?
18 Feb 2020
In the first of a new editorial series, Link, AIQ brings together people from across Aviva Investors to debate topical themes. Mirza Baig and Stephanie Niven consider whether CEO claims about running businesses for multiple stakeholders rather than shareholders alone is a grand idea or just plain grandstanding.
The Insurer: Maurice Tulloch on climate risk, insurance and closing the protection gap
11 Feb 2020
The former Aviva CEO talks to AIQ about how the insurance industry is working to assess and manage the catastrophic risks of climate change.
The Policymaker: The US response, green technology and climate regulation
10 Feb 2020
Ken Alex, former adviser to Californian governor Jerry Brown, discusses US policy, carbon capture and storage and the need for regulation to combat the effects of climate change.
The Behavioural Expert: Bestselling author Cass R. Sunstein on nudging and climate change
29 Jan 2020
The Harvard academic and bestselling author talks to AIQ about the power of social conformity and what behavioural economics can teach us about tackling climate change.
There may be trouble ahead: Five charts that point to longer-term stress on the US economy
17 Dec 2019
The inversion of the yield curve has prompted concerns the US economy is on the brink of a recession. But investors should be more worried about the potential lasting effects from a continued deterioration of the country’s public finances over the next decade, says James McAlevey.
The AIQ Podcast: Link - The power of connected thinking
5 Dec 2019
This latest episode of the AIQ Podcast explores the role of connected thinking in technology, business and the environment.
A question of trust: What’s behind blockchain technology
15 Nov 2019
A lot has been said about how blockchain may spark a technological revolution across every corner of the economy – not only in finance, but also areas such as medicine, marketing and supply chain management. What is less clear is how it could pose a hefty social challenge as well.
Supply chain wars
14 Nov 2019
With the US and China locking horns, we take a deeper look at the tangled and complex web of multinational relationships in the global economic ecosystem.