Companies, Coronavirus, Pharma / 25.11.2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has not only demonstrated the significant impacts that human health risks have on economies and societies, but also the importance of investing in preventative healthcare, including safeguarding our ability to treat infectious diseases with existing antibiotics. As the World Health Organization calls...

Companies, Coronavirus, Economics, Financial Institutions, Good practices, Impact investing / 30.09.2020

"How do we take into consideration externalities in companies’ reporting?" The debate about reforming capitalism is strong.   The Egyptian-born British multimillionaire Sir Ronald (Ronnie) Cohen is a dyed-in-the-wool capitalist who, at the age of 75, aims at transforming the mind-set of today’s capitalism to a more...

Climate change / 22.08.2020

"A relevant question we all need to ask ourselves as citizens, consumers, workers, savers, investors, in our daily life as well as when we are on holiday. Everything is tightly interconnected, the environmental disaster at the Mauritius and our personal habits at home", states Daniela...

Companies, ESG, Green bond, Tech / 04.08.2020

Alphabet has launched one of the largest sustainable bond offerings to be ever recorded, devoted to funding ongoing and new green and social justice-oriented projects. Sustainable bonds are not without risk of social washing and investor monitoring is much needed. The Covid-19 pandemic has boosted the offering of socially-related bonds,...

Companies, Corporate Governance, ESG, ESG Rating, Fashion / 04.08.2020

The modern slavery case at Boohoo shows the importance of investigating firms' ESG practices more deeply. The Manchester-based online fast-fashion retailer Boohoo has launched an independent review of its domestic supply chain after the Sunday Times published an investigation affirming that workers manufacturing its products at a...

Companies, Coronavirus, Corporate Governance, Fashion, Tech / 21.07.2020

Suppliers of international tech and fashion companies, such as Apple, Nike and Calvin Klein, have been exploiting forced labor from ethnic minority groups, mostly Uighurs, detained in the Xinjiang region, China. Organizations have already started to take action. Several investigations carried out in the last year by The...