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Weapons manufacturing is not sustainable. No excuses.

With the advent of ESG investment, investors have been excluding the defence sector from their strategies for many years now. The war in Ukraine has reignited the debate about sustainability and investments in the defence sector. Do we need to challenge the practice of exclusion? Here is the frank and very clear opinion of our partner, Candriam.
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Next Stop: Biodiversity

Biodiversity loss has become a top concern. Facts are alarming: the variety of species of animals and plants is collapsing, ultimately endangering the survival of human beings.
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Cancer: a public health imperative

Scientific and technological advances now mean that curing some types of cancer is no longer a pipe dream. In addition to better disease control, interdisciplinarity will be one of the main components of this transformation. As with other areas of medicine, funding will be a key driver for change.
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Cessation of tobacco use: a civic-minded investment!

Tobacco is considered as the leading risk factor of many chronic diseases. It is, for example, the cause of one-third of all cancers. Without radical treatment, the best way to reduce the highly avoidable associated mortality is to quit smoking.
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One small click, one major problem?

How can the environmental cost of the e-commerce boom be fairly assessed? Nowadays, as every industry and trade sector claims transparency over its environmental impact, and to be working on mitigating it, it would seem particularly timely to examine the issue from the specific viewpoint of its impact on climate change.
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Artificial intelligence: a revolution is underway

Artificial intelligence (AI) is about to revolutionise the diagnosis, surveillance and treatment of several diseases. Driven by technological development and research progress, growth in the AI market will surge over the next decade. An explanation.
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How to invest in Chinese equities?

Today, international investors can access the Chinese equity market, which is one of the largest and most dynamic in the world, via China A-Share class equities. Investors should be aware however that although this market has many advantages, it is best suited to active qualified investors.
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Hydrogen power enabling a virtuous decarbonisation loop

Hydrogen is already attracting large inflows of “smart money” from sophisticated investors as recent technological advances are making hydrogen a potential catalyst for closing the loop of renewable energy generation. A very important part in achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement will play carbonneutral sources of energy, including new types of fuel and technology for road transport and aviation.
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Pandemic: the game-changer

After a year of twists and turns, 2020 is ending in the same funny old way it started. In early November, in the space of barely a few days, two major events – Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential campaign and the discovery of anti-Covid vaccines (with, going by the clinical trials, a very high efficacy rate) – are bringing new perspectives to our world and our economy.
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US elections: get your programme here!

You think that social inequalities, the healthcare system, the Covid epidemic and global warming will be the main preoccupations among US citizens when electing their next president?
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In Search of Paradise Lost

Once upon a time, there was a small Pacific island called Nauru, whose per capita income, back in the 1970s, was, globally, second only to Saudi Arabia …
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Can aviation turn the sky blue?

The Covid-19 crisis creates a once-in-a-generation window of political opportunity to tackle other global issues with bold and far-reaching measures.