Focused Thinking

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Volatility

What's on the horizon for the global economy?

Our weekly updated overview highlights the key releases of global economic market data from around the globe and provides an economic outlook for the rest of 2021 by region.

3 min read | September 2021

Sustainability

Making a Mark - The Emergence of Impact Finance

An unconventional branch of finance looks set to play a bigger role on the world stage amid a growing realisation that urgent action is required to meet climate targets.

5 min read | September 2021

Sustainability

"Decarbonization is a Business Opportunity to be Maximized"

María Victoria Zingoni, Executive Managing Director at Spanish energy giant Repsol, told Nomura Greentech that the company is transforming its business by adding solar and wind farms to become net-zero by 2050.

7 min read | August 2021

Technology

Investing in the Art and Collectables Market: A $1.7 Trillion Asset Class

Investment in the art market, which has traditionally been limited to the ultra-wealthy, is now experiencing a shift in investor access and demand driven by securitization and technological improvements.

5 min read | August 2021

Central Banks

Indonesia: A worrying wave hits hard

The Indonesian government has introduced more stringent measures to tackle the resurgence of Covid-19 cases amid the spread of the delta variant and low vaccination rate.

2 min read | August 2021

Sustainability

AI for Stock Selection – the ESG Connection

We introduce a novel AI-based technique for rating company ESG quality. Our method employs a unique Natural Language Processing (NLP) approach to analyse earnings call transcripts, uncovering ESG-relevant narratives and extracting ESG signals we can use to guide stock selection.

4 min read | August 2021

Sustainability

The New ESG Playbook

EU Sustainable Finance Rules Start to Take Shape

3 min read | July 2021

Emerging Markets

Thailand: The long road to a tourism recovery

Our TRIPTracker index indicates there's still a long way to go before tourist arrivals to Thailand recover.

3 min read | July 2021

Sustainability

ESG: Fad or Future?

As ESG investing gains momentum, we explore the factors that point toward this being more a genuine lasting shift than a short-lived fad

9 min read | July 2021

Sustainability

How can companies visualize invisible value?

Why investors need more than data...

2 min read | July 2021

Economics

Introducing Cassandra: Our early warning model for financial crises

Cassandra is currently highlighting six economies – including the US, Japan and Germany – that could be subject to a financial crisis in the next 12 quarters.

2 min read | June 2021

Sustainability

Paul Polman: Embedding ESG in Business is the Right Thing to Do

Businesses must move from corporate social responsibility to being responsible social corporations.

5 min read | June 2021

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