How to use Sustainable Finance to mitigate negative externalities

It’s interesting to think about what externalities meant to business years ago, before the current context with SDGs, corporate responsibility and ESG criteria gaining ground. The general opinion was that they had no impact on profitability. Indeed, for many decades, economists considered the impact of production and consumption on the …

How to successfully upskill in six steps

Many companies are desperately looking for candidates to fill their increasing job vacancies. Meanwhile hundreds of millions of unemployed, overqualified or under-skilled workers do not, or no longer, have the relevant skill sets required to fulfil specific roles. This lost workforce represents an incredible loss in growth and economic prosperity. …

From niche to global spotlight: the rise of ESGs

ESG. This acronym has been gaining strength and importance throughout the European institutions’ agendas and across industries, both locally and globally. Even if you’ve only heard the term in recent years, this pillar towards a greener economy has been around for a while. How did ESGs move from being niche …

How much can the older workforce impact the OECD economies?

Our Golden Age Index 2018 shows that the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) is gradually improving towards a greater engagement of older individuals in the workforce. Weighing an average of seven indicators that reflect the labour market for workers over 55 years, the Index shows that countries like …

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