High-level meeting to discuss potential solutions for transforming cities

  For immediate release: Tuesday, August 27 2013     High-level meeting to discuss potential solutions for transforming cities   A series of high-level events addressing some of the world’s most critical challenges is being kicked off today with a meeting devoted to the transformation of cities. Organised with the participation …

Accountability to society still not a high priority for many banks and insurers

A Shocking Report from THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT!, Hazel Henderson, Editor For immediate release: Tuesday,18th September 2012 Accountability to society still not a high priority for many banks and insurers, finds Economist Intelligence Unit study Five years on from the start of the financial crisis, being a socially responsible corporate …

Businesses are bullish on the prospects for Sharia-compliant products and services,according to new research from the Economist Intelligence Unit

Press release For immediate release: Wednesday, May 9th 2012 Businesses are bullish on the prospects for Sharia-compliant products and services, according to new research from the Economist Intelligence Unit A global survey of C-level and senior executives shows that demand for Sharia orientated products and services is strong, and expected …

A proactive response to regulation can boost the competitiveness of financial institutions, according to new research

Press release Press enquiries: Joanne McKenna: +44 (0)20 7576 8188 or [email protected] For immediate release: Wednesday, June 29th 2011 A proactive response to regulation can boost the competitiveness of financial institutions, according to new research Seven in ten say proactive compliance can create a competitive advantage. A wave of financial …

Policy uncertainty hindering corporate Australia’s low-carbon strategy

Press release Press enquiries for Economist Intelligence Unit: Joanne McKenna: +44 (0)20 7576 8188 or [email protected] For immediate release: Monday, May 16th 2011 Policy uncertainty hindering corporate Australia’s low-carbon strategy Current uncertainty around Australia’s future environmental policies is hindering the development and implementation of corporate carbon-reduction strategies, according to a …

When it comes to energy efficiency, business leaders see regulation as a good thing

Press Release For immediate release: Monday, March 14th 2011 Press enquiries Joanne McKenna: +44 (0)20 7576 8188 or [email protected] When it comes to energy efficiency, business leaders see regulation as a good thing While around half of executives say energy efficiency initiatives have helped improve their organisation’s bottom line in …

When it comes to energy efficiency, business leaders see regulation as a good thing

While around half of executives say energy efficiency initiatives have helped improve their organisation’s bottom line in the past three years, and four in five believe that energy efficiency will play a more important role in their business in the future, most are still grappling with how to implement enterprise-wide …

South Korea tops the EIU’s inaugural government broadband index, Japan comes a close second

From the publication of The Economist Group With ambitious targets for both the speed and coverage of next-generation broadband networks, the developed countries of South-east Asia score highest in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s government broadband index (gBBi), the first-ever index to assess countries on the basis of government planning, as …

Microfinance becoming globally recognized, commercial viability improving, Microscope says

Report by the Economist Intelligence Unit provides global ranking for business environment in microfinance Microfinance is rapidly shifting from a niche product to a globally recognized form of finance, with technology allowing the industry to lend and offer financial services to low-income populations and entrepreneurs around the world, according to …