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Opinions are often created through absorbing and repeating stereotypes but few of us are prepared to admit it when challenged. I however, am making just such an admission right here, right now! When you say alcoholic drinks or India, I don’t think of either the industry or the country as being at the forefront of ...
by Adrienne Lawler
Sep 10, 2019
The worry around BREXIT is so enormous and wide-ranging, that it’s hard to know where to begin in addressing the issues. Some are real, some unfounded, some a deliberate work of fiction while others only just emerging as the tableau of complexity unfolds. What is clear, is that the answers around either a solution or ...
by Adrienne Lawler
Sep 9, 2019

This post first appeared at: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/business-school/knowledge/finance/flying-blind-in-climate-change/ The lack of empirical evidence on the performance of low carbon infrastructure and clean tech is acting as a brake on private sector investment – that needs to change, quickly Last month, thousands of schoolchildren across the globe walked out of classes in protest against a lack of action by politicians …

by Adrienne Lawler
Sep 2, 2019

This post first appeared at: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/business-school/knowledge/finance/dangers-subsidy-free-renewable-energy/ Almost all European countries want to get rid of subsidies for renewable energy projects, but exposing producers to greater market risk may be both inefficient and counterproductive There’s a growing sense of alarm among clean energy investors. From the remarks and statements of various market commentators, it seems the …

by Adrienne Lawler
Sep 2, 2019

The Rise of the Tobacco Exclusion Dr Rachel Melsom, Director, Europe, Tobacco Free Portfolios Ms Clare Payne, Director of Communications, Tobacco Free Portfolios, How finance is making the world better by doing that which was once shunned – reducing the investible universe The boardroom agendas of businesses across the globe are strikingly similar despite each …

by Adrienne Lawler
Sep 1, 2019

The following article was originally published in “What I Learned This Week” on August 8, 2019. To learn more about 13D’s investment research, please visit our website. The above quote comes from a WolfStreet article recapping Clover Technology’s leveraged-loan blow-up last month. A private equity-owned recycler of cell phones and inkjet cartridges, Clover had lost two key customers, a …

by Adrienne Lawler
Aug 27, 2019

Whilst the temptation might be to shout ‘ME!’ the answer may not always be so easy to understand. In an excellent article evaluating the strengths and weaknesses found in newly elevated CEO’s, Institutional Investor explains why things sometimes go wrong, no matter how great the candidate. The old rule that asset management chiefs rise from sales or …

by Adrienne Lawler
Jul 23, 2019

At first glance, you could be forgiven for thinking that the difference is their location but look at this article in Reuters and you’ll see it’s far more than that. If regulators give their approval, Scotland’s first new stock exchange in nearly 50 years will launch this year to list securities with measurable environmental or …

by Adrienne Lawler
Jul 18, 2019

At the risk of sounding like a Turkey voting for Christmas, it’s not all about events. No really. Let’s be honest, if you’re going to stand up and speak to a crowd of a 1,000 (or more people) you are going to do your level best to ‘say the right thing’. The important question however, …

by Adrienne Lawler
Jul 12, 2019

Let’s be honest, when you or I think about the kind of person who might change the world or have an impact in how we do things differently, the image that springs to mind isn’t one of an elderly pensioner waiting at the post office for their weekly income to be dished out by a …

by Adrienne Lawler
Jul 10, 2019
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