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Copylab in Ireland: 33 is the magic number!

Copylab in Ireland: 33 is the magic number!

Now home to 20 of the 25 largest financial services firms globally, the country in many respects is barely recognisable from the Ireland of the late 80s and early 90s when the IFSC was in its infancy. It punches well above its weight through a combination of a highly educated work-force, a good quality of life, a pro-business regulatory and fiscal regime, and an English-speaking, common law legal infrastructure.
It is also noteworthy that Ireland will soon become the only English-speaking member of the European Union. In that regard, a recent EY report noted that some 29 financial services companies have relocated staff or services from London to Dublin as a result of Brexit, making Dublin the most popular relocation site for the sector, ahead of both Luxembourg (25) and Frankfurt (24).

Pollution and Pandemic: Sustainable Investing in Asia

Pollution and Pandemic: Sustainable Investing in Asia

Asia might not be the first place that springs to mind when you think about sustainability. Air pollution, deforestation and a growing problem with plastics may be closer to your initial association. But with Asia set to dominate the global economy – with a growing middle class and subsequent rise in purchasing power – the continent will play a huge role in setting the tone for sustainable development. In this post, we explore how Asia is tackling environmental issues and what impact the coronavirus epidemic could have on responsible investing in the region.