225 years ago today. The first ever vaccination – against smallpox, the great killer of the time
14th May 2021 by

The pandemic has reminded us of the critical role played by vaccination in our lives. Its impact beg...

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Supply chains set to transform as companies start to reshore
9th May 2021 by

Major new opportunities are starting to appear in today’s New Normal world, as I describe in a...

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Competence starts to replace charisma as a key factor in politics as the pandemic continues
2nd May 2021 by

The appalling tragedy in India reminds us that the Covid pandemic is very far from being solved. And...

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Biden’s Earth Day Summit puts plastics recycling on the fast track
25th April 2021 by

Plastics has long been the ‘odd one out’ in terms of recycling. Steel, aluminium, glass,...

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Pandemic leads to ‘baby bust’ as births decline in most countries
18th April 2021 by

A year ago, many were suggesting the lockdowns might produce a “baby boom” as couples sp...

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Americans hunker down on spending as the pandemic’s impact continues
11th April 2021 by

US stock markets have been hitting new records recently, as investors swoon over the idea that the $...

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Smallpox was the first vaccination to change the world – now we have a new opportunity to improve our lives
3rd April 2021 by

Chart 1: Increased life expectancy led to a dramatic increase in GDP/capita The pandemic has reminde...

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COP 26 set to accelerate development of the 15-minute city
28th March 2021 by

One of the good things to happen in the pandemic over the past year is that ‘cooking has becom...

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Circular economy set to replace today’s broken global supply chains
21st March 2021 by

The Great Freeze in Texas has confirmed once again the problems with today’s global supply cha...

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China’s dual circulation policy aims to reduce debt reliance
14th March 2021 by

Every now and then, people wake up to the fact that debt is only good news when it adds to growth. O...

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