Is Sustainable Investing Phasing Out the Coal Industry?

BHP (BHP:NYSE), an Anglo-Australian oil and gas company, confirmed on Tuesday 18 August 2020 that it will begin scaling back on its thermal coal business and that it will start selling its older oil and gas assets in an...

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What more can governments do to ensure people wear the right kind of mask?

TIME magazine published an article on the effectiveness of homemade masks on 24 August 2020 and spoke to the controversy and confusion around them. In March, top US public health officials told the general public that masks were not needed...

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Which face masks do the job they are intended for?

Researchers from Duke University in the US published a study in Science Advances where they used a simple method to determine the efficacy of the different types of masks that are now on the market as a result of...

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Will an innovative healthcare IT system change healthcare as we know it during Covid-19?

West Kent Health, a GP lead Federation comprised of 55 practices, was featured in Healthcare Newsdesk on 16 August 2020 thanks to its Vision Shared Care Solutions - intelligent healthcare software that facilitates the appointment process and provides easier...

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Could the mental health fallout of the pandemic spur growth in the healthcare sector?

Charles Cathlin, the chief executive of TruGenomix - a private biotech company, spent the better half of the lockdown months trying to galvanise investors about the potential of his company to transform the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD...

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Part I – What part will new tech play in economic recovery?

R-Zero Systems, a San Jose based company incorporated in April 2020, has developed UV-C (ultraviolet-C) portable units that can disinfect a room in minutes. Co-founders Ben Boyer and Eli Harris's vision is to expand the use of UV lights as...

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Will cooperation between Healthcare firms continue as a trend, increasing healthcare M&A?

Siemens Healthineers (SHL.DE) announced that it would acquire Varian Medical Systems (VAR) on the 2nd of August 2020 for USD 16.4bn. Siemens will purchase all of Varian's shares for $177.50/share in cash; a 24% premium. The deal will be financed...

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Will smaller biotech companies challenge or replace the current cohort of Big Pharma?

The Financial Times released an article on 14 August 2020 highlighting the significant increase in healthcare IPOs of companies that are working towards a Covid-19 vaccine. According to Martin Steinbach, Head of EY’s IPO and listing services EMEIA, “2020’s initial...

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Now healthcare and technology are becoming increasingly intertwined, will this lead to a successful vaccine?

Soo Aleman, a researcher and physician at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, released a study on 29 June 2020 that showed that individuals who had been infected by SARS-CoV-2 either did not develop any antibodies or if they...

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Will the UK government consider CBD an investment opportunity and bring legislation up to date?

Global Market Insights published a report in February 2020 on the cannabidiol (CBD) market, forecasting a global market value (in terms of revenues) of USD 89bn by 2026 up from $3bn in 2019; a striking 3,036% increase, which is...

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