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  • Sasha Scott, the founder and CEO of the Inclusive Group
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    • Sustainability
    Reading time: 4 minutes

    Biodiversity is important – not just for ecosystems, but for organisations, too. Sasha Scott says ‘A heterogeneous workforce with cognitive diversity boosts creativity and innovation. An inclusive corporate culture is crucially important in translating these benefits into better results.’

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    • Sustainability
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    Cardano’s Stefan Lundbergh in conversation with Margaret Heffernan about how society, businesses and governments can navigate the uncertainty that has arisen due to corona crisis and climate change. Heffernan shares her thoughts on the differences between preparing and planning, uncertainty and risk, and decision making and decision defending.

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    • Investment
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    Throughout history, public health crises have been observed to have immediate effects on inflation. A short while after this tends to be disinflationary. This report explores this theory.

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    • Investment
    Reading time: 3 minutes

    Last week, gold was once again in the headlines as its price exceeded US$2,000 for the first time.

    Have such heady valuations propelled the ‘barbarous relic’ to unrealistic heights? Has gold outlived its usefulness in portfolio construction?

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    • Investment
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    Exploring potential ramifications of a negative interest rate scenario for UK LDI.

  • Margaret Heffernan
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    • Sustainability
    Reading time: 5 minutes

    Climate change is ‘the most overpowering and tragic example of wilful blindness’, claims the successful American entrepreneur, author, management guru and TED speaker Margaret Heffernan. One of her books is entitled Wilful Blindness, which means turning a blind eye or burying your head in the sand.

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    • Investment
    Reading time: 2 minutes

    A video response to the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee with a rather unremarkable update on their Monetary Policy plans.

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    • Investment
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    We’ve been considering the multiple economic dilemmas presented by the onset of a new fiscal era, and the range of potential implications for investors.

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    • Sustainability
    Reading time: 5 minutes

    Neoclassical economic theories are no longer relevant. They are the reason why the earth’s resources have been depleted so as to jeopardise the future. They have created a world in which extreme poverty abounds and the rich just get richer. That’s the contention of English economist Kate Raworth, who champions a new economy mirroring nature, in which responsible ESG policies are the norm.