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Major winners & losers through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Nigel Wilcock, Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Development, provides analysis on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, arguing that “the landscape is most definitely being tidied up after years of confusing approaches”.
social value

Social value: A better investment all round

Paul Styler, Director of Infrastructure Solutions, ETL, argues that social value can be a greater driver for investment over financial gain.
covid-19 cities recovery

Why the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic needs cities

Alex Godson, Strategic Communications Manager and Pietro Reviglio, from Eurocities, explore why recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic needs cities
finance world, Dirk Schoenmaker

How can the finance world transition into sustainable investment?

Professor Dirk Schoenmaker discusses how the world of finance is just beginning to acknowledge to the idea of sustainability - here, he explores what the future could bring.
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Growing pains: Creating value in the maturing cannabis market

Liam McGreevy, CEO of Ethnopharm Ltd, explains his thoughts on creating value in today’s maturing cannabis market, including how the firm can help both new and established businesses make sense of this.
EU response to COVID-19, Horizon Europe

Economic and scientific experts discuss EU response to COVID-19

Here we summarise a discussion with experts on the EU response to COVID-19 and the role of Horizon Europe in this pandemic.
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Facebook cryptocurrency: Libra needs to focus on data protection

Facebook’s cryptocurrency, Libra, faces renewed questions from regulatory authorities on how it will protect user data and prevent money-laundering.
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Where to start in pursuing the ‘American Dream’ of prosperity

The pursuit of the ‘American Dream’ of prosperity and success is an attractive aim for many business leaders: How do they get there?
Economy of wellbeing, economy and wellbeing

The Economy of Wellbeing: A holistic approach to tackle future challenges

Minister of Social Affairs and Health in Finland, Pirkko Mattila, explains how The Economy of Wellbeing is a means to taking a holistic approach to tackle future challenges.
Bitcoin value hits

Bitcoin value hits record high of nearly $10,000

Bitcoin value hits a new high in its record-breaking trajectory, rising 4.5% to $9,700, nearly 10 x its value at the start of the year
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Changing regulatory rules in financial institutions

Jean Noël Georges at Frost & Sullivan explains how RegTech providers can aid financial service organisations in meeting changing regulatory rules
The Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay mined cryptocurrency through users CPUs without notice

File sharing site The Pirate Bay briefly placed code on its page that mined Monero digital coins from its users without their prior knowledge
economic roadmap

Dissecting the government’s new economic roadmap

Dr Julian Francis, Director of Policy and External Affairs, ACE, discusses the government’s new Industrial Strategy and economic roadmap

How standards benefit the UK economy

Daniel Mansfield Head of Policy Engagement at BSI discusses how standards contribute to the UK economy, and focuses on the stand-out sectors  Independent research by Cebr (Centre for Economics and Business Research), commissioned by BSI, the UK’s National Standards Body and funded by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills,...

The “place” in economic Development

In view of the significant transformation towards a knowledge-based economy which is taking place, as investment and people are now more mobile than ever before, so does the consideration of the quality of a place also become much more important. The most important component of this transformation is a much...

Competency Based QCF Procurement Qualifications

Following a collaboration between Awarding Organisations, Gateway Qualifications and ABC Awards, together with members of the Procurement & Supply Chain Management Association (PSCMA), the relevant Sector Skills Council and Employers, a comprehensive suite of “competency-based” QCF procurement qualifications have been developed to replace the suite of “old” Supply Chain...
Starting pay in Scotland rises

Starting pay in Scotland rises

According to the latest figures, the starting pay for permanent jobs in Scotland has increased Figures from the latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs has revealed there was an increase last month in the starting wage for many permanent jobs. The increase was attributed to the lack of available...
Inflation holds at a record low of 0.0 per cent

Inflation holds at a record low of zero

Disposable incomes have received a boost as inflation rates remain at a record low of 0.0 per cent Inflation, which is measured by the consumer prices index, held at zero in March, remaining unchanged from February. The data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed current inflation is at...

Innovating growth in Ireland

Deirdre Glenn, Manufacturing, Engineering and Energy Research Commercialisation Manager at Enterprise Ireland speaks to AG about how the organisation is supporting innovation throughout the country Ireland is one of, if not the, leading Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) countries in Europe, offering key commercial environments for companies to develop their research...

A new green growth model for SMEs in the EU

Antonello Pezzini, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) explains the importance of European companies creating sustainability strategies European companies are progressively building sustainability into their strategies, together with a new culture of innovation, with a view to securing competitive advantages. It is widely believed, from top management down...

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