Purpose: A Lifeline To Survive In The New Reality

Jane Lawrie, Leadership |  Dramatic change was already going to be a hallmark of the 2020s, but no one could have predicted that a global pandemic would have caused the economic and societal destruction we’ve witnessed these past months. It has forced leaders across the world to focus on why their company does what it does, according […]

TAIPEI TIMES – HSBC Investing In Local Communities and Youth

Over the past decade, HSBC Taiwan Ltd (匯豐台灣商銀), in cooperation with Eden Social Welfare Foundation, has been investing in local communities, children and youth to cultivate local creative talent. HSBC Holdings PLC is focusing on future skills as a key component of the bank’s sustainability strategy, supporting customers, employees and communities, to help them gain […]

HSBC – Five Key Questions For The UK Economy

By Elizabeth Martins, Senior Economist, HSBC The UK government faces tough decisions as it tries to control coronavirus at the same time as reopening society and reigniting economic growth. We look at five key questions that could help determine their tactics – and the country’s economic outlook. How prevalent is the virus? Infection rates have […]

BBC NEWS – What Jobs Are Available Post-Lockdown?

By Bill WilsonBusiness reporter, BBC News Covid-19 has had an impact on nearly all aspects of life, including people’s work. The world of work is changing – and some sectors appear to be in a much stronger position than others. According to the latest jobs market report from employment website CV-Library, the number of job […]


Once dismissed as a virtuous endeavour that compromised investment returns, the ability to gain a more holistic view of risk by considering environmental, social and governance factors is increasingly appreciated by investors. We assess the evolution of ESG across asset classes, as well as its role as a risk mitigator and opportunity spotter. With money […]

BBC NEWS – Coronavirus: Has Covid-19 made more people want to be their own boss?

By Matthew MurrayBBC News “It’s the best thing I’ve ever done”, says hairdresser, Anne-Marie Harben who set up her own business last month. You might be forgiven for thinking that the creation of new start-ups might have radically slowed down during the Covid-19 pandemic, but that’s not necessarily the case. The number of new businesses […]