VCI – future leisure and transport depend on it

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The persistence of declining mental health

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Productivity vs. Data Privacy

Microsoft rolled out its new 365 Teams feature to track productivity in October 2020. In November Microsoft's productivity tracking feature was criticised heavily and eventually scaled back in December. There is a legitimate and not to be underestimated concern about...

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ESG Indices Outperform

Investor’s growing interest in ESG is driving funds into sustainable investments. Companies must develop sustainable policies now or risk falling behind. Key Points: S&P Global forecasts that assets in sustainable investment products in Europe will reach €7.6trn over the next...

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The incorporation of smart technology into agriculture can help farmers manage risk

Nespresso, in partnership with Blue Marble Microinsurance (a UK company), launched a pilot weather index insurance program in 2018 to provide coverage for crop losses due to climate shocks. The programme assists small and independent farmers in Colombia in the...

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Is the cost of monitoring employees at home worth the erosion of trust?

Venturebeat, a US tech website, raised potential concerns about the emergence of AI surveillance of employees at home. Employee monitoring from cameras to keyboard clicks is nothing new, but this is a potentially unwelcome extension. We think there is...

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Is this the death of the office?

The wider tech community has been arguing, for some time, that the physical corporate office is outdated and outmoded and that the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis signals its final death knell. And yet the great tech giants of silicon-valley have...

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How workplace culture can make a difference

When I co-founded ACF Equity Research, with our MD Christopher Nicholson, we were very clear that we wanted to be different. A different kind of research house. With very different values to those of our competitor set. We believed...

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Empowering Women in Blockchain – Dinner and Data

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THE NHS: Another 70 years of success

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