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‘Do good’ intentions boost ESG funds. Plus: when to hold and when to fold thematic funds; watchdogs split on crypto and inverse risk; demand for advisory services rises; China cross-listings signal demand
Economic reforms are starting to take effect, but human rights abuses and social problems are a block to full investor trust
Young Chinese designers on the rise; online databases help recover stolen watches; high hopes for Scottish gold mine; genderless designs pique men’s interest; Nicholas Bowman-Scargill on reviving his family’s business; how Bovet watch blossomed under new ownership; Hatton Garden slowly rises from lockdown
In this issue: US philanthropists join the fight for racial justice; investors pile into the industry underpinning cryptocurrencies; private jets gain popularity but come with a fog of costs; homebuyers reappraise their requirements
Banking success gives new life to Vienna’s finance hub aspirations but the industry is haunted by dirty-money scandals. Plus: Erste Group CEO interview; why foreign residents are drawn to the Viennese lifestyle; and Austria’s bustling start-up scene
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As the food investors fret about sustainability, new metrics are emerging to guide their decisions. Plus: peatland emissions; fair play for rooibos farmers; carbon offsets; planet-friendly packaging; data versus deforestation in Brazil
Why a focus on basic literacy and numeracy pays off in low-income countries; the case for lessons in local, not colonial, languages; Ethiopia’s sex-ed row goes viral; ‘Bad Students’ in Thailand; improving education in Brazil and Nigeria
Prime minister Yoshihide Suga has vowed to build a ‘green society’, but the country’s dependence on fossil fuels will be hard to break. Plus: climate-proofing the Olympics; ESG incentives; whalers face extinction; nuclear dilemma; Sony’s man on a mission
The consultancies most recommended by clients and peers, rated by sector and specialism, plus: health consultancy check-up; the future of work; restaurant rescue; the gender gap; coronavirus contracts; Brexit
In this year of summits, the United Kingdom Committee for Unicef (Unicef UK) has invited experts to set out policies that governments and companies should pursue to help the next generation overcome the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, and economic inequity
London’s jewellery quarter was knocked by the pandemic but new premises and different ways of working help its revival
Emerging talents are producing innovative, dynamically coloured high jewellery pieces
A traceable supply chain from the Cononish mine may command a premium, but the native metal is in high demand
Wealth accumulation has coincided with persistent inequality — and even banks are concerned
An impressive piece of micro-engineering developed around the McLaren Speedtail’s distinctive ‘teardrop’ silhouette
From the ‘Rolex Rippers’ to street thugs, crooks like an expensive watch because it is easy to pass on. Database is helping the trade to fight back
The woman behind the Jacqueline’s Choice events picks items including a stylish Emmeline necklace and a Barbara Crowe bangle bought in the Sixties
Nicholas Bowman-Scargill went from Rolex to Asda while restarting his great-grandfather’s 175-year-old watch company
Pascal Raffy bought out the venerable Swiss brand after being besotted with its watches
‘Men aspire to that quintessential male image. If a superstar is comfortable wearing a brooch they are too’
Digital tokens offer a way to buy and own shares in instantly recognisable works by bankable, international artists
An exposé provides a how-to guide for the aspirationally wealthy across America
The latest annual ranking of businesses by revenue growth puts a UK energy provider at the top. Explore the 2021 list plus in-depth analysis
Recent high-profile legal disputes highlight the fraught business of leaving wealth to loved ones
Wealthy individuals see rich potential in the industry underpinning blockchain
Demand for luxury properties has narrowed to those that suit lockdown conditions
Some ride bikes formed from carbon fibre or titanium that could cost £5,000 or more
Black Lives Matter protests persuaded some donors to give, but others still have doubts about treading on sensitive ground
Words of advice and caution for those keen to emulate the entrepreneur’s success
Few rich people are outspoken advocates of paying tax
Buyers need to understand usage and maintenance charges, as well as the purchase price
Hydrogen backers confident of avoiding another false dawn; how the EV revolution is forcing grids to evolve; UK’s ageing reactors bring nuclear question to a head. Plus: Is energy on the cusp of a new era?
Businesses with a strong online presence have been turbocharged by pandemic-led digitalisation
Luxury houses have looked beyond traditional European launches and expanded digital channels
Rule changes have created a bureaucratic burden for sellers to France or Spain in particular