The question we need to ask ourselves post-COVID is not, ‘Has the hotel industry become more elitist?’ or ‘How are hotel and hospitality brands securing returning custom through customer loyalty schemes?’

but ‘Are luxury hotels exclusively the preserve of hired assassins?’

InterContinental Group’s ‘Mr and Mrs Smith’ discount seems to…


Every day we tell each other stories; stories are like glue. They bond us through shared experiences. The story we told ourselves this year was that we had to unite in the face of a deadly virus, and everyone had to tighten their belts and reduce discretionary spending to avoid…


David Attenborough has been activating behind the scenes for several years across international forums like the ECB and WTO for us to redouble our efforts on climate change.

His recent documentary, ‘Life on Our Planet’, revealed alarming facts about the rate of global warming and its consequences.

Bourneo’s rainforest has…


Common Risky Online Actions

Are you guilty?

How to minimise professional risk

i) Clicking on unknown links and opening email attachments — hover your mouse over the link to see the return address, and check the website to verify the domain

ii) Reusing passwords across accounts — use a random…


A CDP report on the textile industry suggests supply side reform could dramatically reduce capital outlay on managing groundwater pollution liability and minimising wastage, through more recycling and circular economy measures.

Microfiber plastics can pollute the freshwater supplies that utility companies rely on. According to the CDP report, “The washing…


Refinitiv expands its due diligence offering with a real-time monitor of NGO campaigns; fines, class action suits and shareholder proxy votes, with a new business partnership with Sigwatch.

Risk management is taking on vast new parameters of environmental and social governance, as the importance of non-financial considerations takes centre stage with the EU’s announcement of a Green Deal, a projected $1trillion capital injection to fund more sustainable use of natural resources and energy over the next decade.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/09/what-is-the-european-green-deal-and-will-it-really-cost-1tn


Who is missing hugging? When was the last time you hugged someone without wearing PPE or a face mask? While we all appreciate the necessity of maintaining our personal space and not inflicting our personal hygeine and our bacterial/viral footprint on our friends and family, and we all have to…


Debt is still the preferred instrument for infrastructure projects, though banks especially in Holland which lead the impact investing field, are increasingly going to capital markets with special purpose instruments such as green bonds; and incentive-linked loans targeting KPIs like lowering emissions and waste resources.

Christine Shim, Palladium Group, director…


Crypto assets are increasingly valued as a hedge against fiat volatility and there is intense discussion over whether Bitcoin should be classed as a new ‘safe haven’ asset.

Social trading platform HedgeTrade has brokered a new business model where multiple parties can benefit from successful trades. …


Crypto assets are increasingly valued as a hedge against fiat volatility and also as an alternative way of holding capital. …

Jessica King

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