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Planning for prosperity: Assessing family business future-readiness in South Asia and South-east Asia

    

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The emergence of "ocean risk" and how to tackle it

The first-ever Ocean Risk Summit reminded the world about the need to address human vulnerabilities arising from ocean deterioration.

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Whose Customer are you? The Reality of Digital Banking

This report, the fifth in The Economist Intelligence Unit’s series on the future of retail banking, marks a significant shift in the strategic concerns of banking executives worldwide. Previous reports tracked the shift in customer expectations and its likely impact on distribution and product design. Now the focus is firmly on implementing open banking and dealing with its consequences.

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Planning for prosperity: Assessing family business future-readiness in South and South-east Asia

Family-owned companies in Asia have new hurdles to overcome given the rapid pace of change in technology and markets. With the significance of family connections and customer loyalty diminishing, executives must acknowledge the pressing need to change their ways of doing business.

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Optimizing data in a transparent world

Transparency ranks as one of asset owners’ and asset managers’ top concerns, (1) but simply sharing more data between both sides does not always lead to better investment outcomes.

Instead, asset managers need to find a balance between fulfilling external transparency requests and protecting competitively differentiating knowledge, while asset owners need to find a balance between understanding what data they need to reach their investment and fiduciary goals and what data could lead to information overload.

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Unlocking green infrastructure investment

Green infrastructure investment isn’t happening at the speed and scale needed to meet the UK’s policy goals. UK government must intervene now to unlock private-sector investment, via long-term commitment, strategic public spending and issuance of a sovereign green bond, argues Alex White, senior policy officer at the Aldersgate Group.

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Blending capital to fill the ocean’s fisheries finance gap

Overfishing is one of the world’s persistent environmental challenges. It results in fewer fish in the sea, less food on plates and ultimately decreased jobs along our coasts. For these reasons, global leaders agreed to the target to end overfishing as part of goal 14 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Experience to date has shown that this target can be met (albeit not likely by the 2020 target date), but it will cost money.

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Balancing long-term liabilities with market opportunities

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How are institutional investors’ strategic objectives being impacted by economic and political factors? In a global environment fraught with risk, to what degree are these investors able to act tactically while maintaining their long- term strategic focus?

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