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#Coronavirus pandemic provides perfect platform for corporate paradigm shift

#Coronavirus pandemic provides perfect platform for corporate paradigm shift

| May 31, 2020

French dairy company Danone made headlines this week with the announcement it plans to adopt the ‘Enterprise a Mission’ legal framework, aligning itself closely with environmental, social and governance (ESG) ideals in its business outlook. The step is distinct from, but consistent with, Danone’s ongoing attempts to achieve B Corp verification by 2025, which would make […]

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How the EU fails on #money-laundering

How the EU fails on #money-laundering

| May 29, 2020

EU member states undoubtedly sighed in relief when the European Commission announced a €1.85 trillion economic recovery package to help the bloc through the coronavirus-induced economic slump in the coming years. As Commission president Ursula von der Leyen rightly argued, the package should be “Europe’s moment” – which makes the fact that this moment of triumph is […]

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Lady Justice to decide whether #TransportForLondon will close forever

Lady Justice to decide whether #TransportForLondon will close forever

| May 22, 2020

Like that of a story someone would eventually make into a movie – the opening scene is of a young fellow called Ajit Chambers standing in City Hall presenting his incredulous business plan to then London Mayor – Boris Johnson. A plan showing how to make £200 million by opening London’s Disused Tube Stations as […]

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Contract dispute in #Egypt underscores perils for investors

Contract dispute in #Egypt underscores perils for investors

| May 13, 2020

Over the past few weeks, Egypt’s economy has been plunged into disarray, erasing some of the nation’s recent economic success. Now, Egypt and other countries throughout North Africa are looking hard at foreign investment, as they struggle to find a path forward amidst an unprecedented oil crisis and a collapse in tourism. In Egypt’s case, its pitch to foreign […]

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International collaboration in the field of #ICT research is a central cog in the wheel in tackling the global challenges of today

International collaboration in the field of #ICT research is a central cog in the wheel in tackling the global challenges of today

| May 11, 2020

  Researchers and scientists from all over the world are working together to find a vaccine to combat Coronavirus. Companies from Europe, China, USA, Australia and Canada are at the forefront in seeking to find medical solutions to tackle Covid-19. But there is one common denominator in the work of all these specific research programmes. […]

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#BeltAndRoadInitiative – Time for some European realpolitik

#BeltAndRoadInitiative – Time for some European realpolitik

| May 5, 2020

“The BRI comes closest to a plan to help mitigate existential threats to the developed world,” Sir Douglas Flint said at a recent talk hosted by British think tank Asia House. The UK’s Special Envoy to the BRI emphasized that this includes “climate change, population growth, and economic inequality”, writes Oliver Stelling. Today (5 MAy), a […]

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What should Europe’s Farm to Fork strategy learn from #COVID-19?

What should Europe’s Farm to Fork strategy learn from #COVID-19?

| April 24, 2020

In his recent discussions with MEPs regarding the European Union’s Farm to Fork strategy (F2F), Commission vice president Frans Timmermans insisted the F2F is weeks but “certainly not months” away. That strategy, originally meant for release in March, is meant to make Europe’s food supply healthier and more sustainable for both consumers and the planet. […]

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