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  1. Sustainable thinking. Always long-term oriented.

    Sustainable thinking. Always long-term oriented.

    Burkhard Varnhold reflects on long term perspectives, ESG and investor behavior.

  2. Holistic thinking. More important than ever.

    Burkhard Varnholt reflects on the framework conditions for ESG investments and the aims of the UN’s Agenda 2030.

  3. Robotics & Automation: The productivity paradox

    Robotics & Automation: The productivity paradox

    Advances in technology herald the dawn of a new era. Artificial Intelligence or “A.I.” enabled by super-fast computers and accessed over high-speed wireless internet connections, will revolutionize the way we work and live.

  4. Millennials’ values

    Millennials’ values

    Recently, consumer analysts and strategists have observed how consumer companies are aggressively targeting their product developments, marketing, and sales initiatives at the new generation, the millennials. Generation Y (20–35 years of age) and Z (below 20 years of age) are increasingly shaping future consumption as well as investment and business trends.

  5. Green is healthy. Also for bonds in the portfolio.

    Green is healthy. Also for bonds in the portfolio.

    Green bonds allow investors to combine their financial interests with direct contributions to environmental and climate protection. The green bond market is a rapidly growing segment with high potential. Clarity is ensured through consensus on definitions and a longstanding track record. Ideal access is offered to investors through a combination of professional investment processes, traditional selection criteria, and sustainability aspects.

  6. Real Estate Strategies: Focus on the European real estate cycle

    Real Estate Strategies: Focus on the European real estate cycle

    Commercial real estate markets in Europe are still in excellent shape. The economic drivers are intact, rental price growth is positive in most locations while supply risks are limited.

  7. Sustainable investing. MSCI Enabled.

    Sustainable investing. MSCI Enabled.

    Already prior to the introduction of ESG as a compelling investment approach, another relevant development took place in the financial sector: indexing. Advances in technology and finance have today made it possible to create an index quickly and efficiently using virtually any criteria whatsoever, an index that can be exactly replicated in a corresponding passive fund.

  8. Performance and sustainability. In harmony.

    Performance and sustainability. In harmony.

    Integrating environmental, social and corporate governance factors into operational management is not a luxury anymore, and it hasn’t been for some time now. In fact, companies that do so achieve better and more sustainable results compared to the broader market.

  9. What can Digital Health do for China?

    What can Digital Health do for China?

    Healthcare systems around the world have gotten out of balance over the past couple of years. Demographic shifts toward aging society, among others, has led to a growing cost issue for most of them. Cost and capacity issues usually can be solved by increasing efficiency. So, how can efficiency be improved within global healthcare systems?

  10. Hardware hacking and its consequences

    Hardware hacking and its consequences

    As we observe the growth in global data traffic, driven by entertainment content and corporate data, a notable (and previously almost non-existent) part of the new “datasphere” is emerging.