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Economics & Finance

When Investing Has an Impact

In late 2010, four highly-paid (INSEAD MBA) financiers walked away from lucrative jobs and set up a private equity company to prove that creative and equitable investment can change the world. They call it “responsible capitalism”.

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Going Green – Or Else: The Dilemma Facing Abu Dhabi

With depleting gas supplies and a looming power shortage Abu Dhabi is looking to nuclear and renewable energy to fuel its ambitious development plans. Is the oil titan going green?

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Health Care and Social Networks: Creating an Online Patient Community

Matt Golosinski

Can an online medical data-sharing platform accelerate research, improve treatment and create a powerful forum for those with life-changing diseases? Thousands are reaching out to PatientsLikeMe.

Leadership & Organisations

Dream your way to success

It’s not all about business plans and spreadsheets and getting to the next goal. The picture of real success is at least partly in your mind.

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From Port Sunlight to Sao Paulo

Sustainability is no longer an optional extra for companies trying to prove their CSR credentials. If it isn’t in your corporate DNA, you won’t last.

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Combatting diabetes: Some things money can’t buy

INSEAD Knowledge

Faced with a deadly and expensive diabetes epidemic, Gulf states are looking at innovative business marketing techniques to promote healthy behaviour and keep a cap on spiralling health costs.
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Leadership & Organisations

Corruption: A piecemeal solution

As Russia struggles to shrug off a corrupt legacy from its Soviet past, businesses are taking a step-by-step approach to managing the “informal practices” putting their companies at risk

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Shaking up the energy mix

Providing new, secure and sustainable sources of energy in the U.K. today requires more than pipes and grids; Centrica chose a new business model and a growing roster of global partners.

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Putting poverty on hold

Small businesses drive growth, even at the bottom of the pyramid.

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Can big business partner with NGOs?

What do companies delivering bottled soda have in common with NGO’s delivering food to a drought area? Quite a lot, it seems. Whether for commercial or humanitarian reasons, it all boils down to logistics.

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What price energy security?

Increasing demands from a growing world population, civil unrest, terrorist attacks, human mistakes, natural disasters… all add up to a future full of “ifs” for the energy industry.

Economics & Finance

Betting on the little guy

Unemployment in the EU is making many politicians sit up straight. The jobless rate rose to a seasonally-adjusted 10.7 percent in January – up seven-tenths from the same month last year. As expected, EU leaders have made job creation one of their biggest priorities. The big question is how to stimulate employment in a diversified economy. Brussels believes it has the answer in small and medium-sized enterprises.

Leadership & Organisations

Putting Arab women in the picture

Three Emirati marketing graduates recognised from their vast network of contacts that many women faced the same challenge: they were “time poor but mind active”, and searching for ways to contribute to the region’s social and their own personal and professional, growth.

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Entrepreneurship awards and grants: are they worth the chall

Grants are a vital part of early capital-raising for many social enterprises. But can the distraction in competing for these awards affect the development of the business?

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Changing the way people give

New donation platforms are reducing inefficiencies in charitable giving by minimising risk. But there still remains a missing component.