EconomyWeb | Global Economic Outlook

Business Insight

By in Business on February 2, 2017
BUSINESS • Insight
Recharging economies: The EV-battery manufacturing outlook for Europe
As uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) increases, the EV-battery market represents an opportunity for European players. We assess the potential and look at factors guiding the location of production capacity.
Business Perspective
683: Why It’s Time to Finally Worry about ESG
May 21, 2019
Robert Eccles, a visiting professor of management practice at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, says that the global investment community's interest in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues has finally reached a tipping point. Large asset management firms and pensions funds are now pressuring corporate leaders to improve sustainability practices in material ways that both benefit their firms' bottom line and create broader impact. They're also advocating for more uniform metrics and industry standards. Eccles is the author of the HBR article “The Investor Revolution."
Consumer Insights
A growing demand for ethical innovation in technology
May 13, 2019
The reckoning of the importance of ethics in tech and the need for new approaches to steer innovation in the right direction have been rapidly gathering steam, and not just among regulators. For example, last year saw the formation of the Center for Humane Technology, a coalition of ‘deeply concerned tech insiders’ aiming to re-direct…