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The risk of rumour during a turbulent trading cycle

The risk of rumour during a turbulent trading cycle

“Bonkers” has become the standard description for the current level of market volatility that we are all grappling with.  Every day, my contacts share stories of extraordinary trades and unprecedented losses…

Becoming fusion capable – interview with Richard Dinan

Becoming fusion capable – interview with Richard Dinan

Nuclear fusion has the potential to provide almost endless clean fuel and the potential for new types of innovation. Its practical application continues to be elusive though there are signs that the first reactor – ITER – may be close to delivering viable power.

Green hydrogen value chains chart the road to net zero

Green hydrogen value chains chart the road to net zero

The announcement by the International Energy Association that coal, gas and oil production must stop now to hit the net zero target by 2050 is a stark reminder that setting ambitious targets is the easy part of decarbonising energy.   There is strong appetite for...

Location, location, location: the new talent battleground?

Location, location, location: the new talent battleground?

Location continues to be a critical consideration as global businesses and their ambitious, purpose-driven employees plan the future. Promoting a back to the office strategy, Goldman Sachs boss David Solomon prompted the discussion earlier this year. Many businesses...

Is Incremental Change Our Common Super Power?

Is Incremental Change Our Common Super Power?

With diversity high on the agenda for every client we work with, we continue to look at our role in helping them to deliver against their goals throughout our work.   It highlights the fact that every day, there is the potential to make a difference, and that...

Why having a family shouldn’t stop your ambition

Why having a family shouldn’t stop your ambition

We spoke with Verena Hefti, the founder of Leaders Plus, a social enterprise supporting working parents during maternity leave, shared parental leave and beyond to discuss how to address the unique pressure of combining parenting with a leadership career.

The search for skills to support the energy transition

The search for skills to support the energy transition

Following a global hiatus in energy recruitment at the outset of the pandemic, we’ve seen a subsequent acceleration in the hunt for talent. We examine the factors which are now driving the search for skills in the energy sector.

Progress happens outside the comfort zone

Progress happens outside the comfort zone

What can be done to ensure commitment translates to action? We spoke to several senior ethnic minority professionals with experience working in leading City firms to find out why businesses need to step outside of their comfort zone to guarantee results when it comes to diverse hiring.

Respecting the differences

Respecting the differences

“Don’t let anybody tell you you’re different.” When Kasase Kabwe was at the airport, flying away to boarding school in Britain at the age of 13, this is what his father said to him.

Digitalisation, diversity, a global outlook – and virtual cake

Digitalisation, diversity, a global outlook – and virtual cake

Having navigated Danske Commodities through the acquisition by Equinor and now the challenges posed as a result of Covid-19, CEO Helle Østergaard Kristiansen spoke to us about leadership, diversity and company culture in an age of virtual working.