3 min read · May 13th · Indonesia’s capital Jakarta – plagued by pollution, flooding and heatwaves – tops risk assessment ranking
Of the 100 cities worldwide most vulnerable to environmental hazards all but one are in Asia, and 80% are in India or China, according to a risk assessment.
More than 400 large cities with a total population of 1.5 billion are at “high” or “extreme” risk because of a mix of life-shortening pollution, dwindling water supplies, deadly heatwaves, natural disasters and the climate emergency
9 min read · Sep 16th · Tech giants are increasingly making up more of the Fortune 500, but the world’s biggest companies by market cap ar
Many are former monopolies or massive conglomerates that have grown in the public space, such as South Africa’s Naspers and India’s Reliance Industries.
Banks were the most commonly found at the top of each country’s stock market. Closely behind were oil and gas giants, mining companies, and former state-owned corporations that drove most of a country’s wealth generation.
6 min read · Aug 9th · To survive, banks and credit unions must build the digital infrastructure and competitive mindset that can make an organization future-ready.
The banking ecosystem is experiencing a level of disruption that has never occurred in the past. The combination of accelerating consumer expectations, competition from fintech and big tech providers, a dramatic shift in traditional business models, and the slowness to embrace change by many legacy financial institution leaders is putting the long-term viability of many organizations at risk.
Relevance begins with data and analytics
The lack of data and analytics maturity is not caused by banking executives not understanding or believing in the importance of using data to drive results. Most firms are challenged by the scope of what’s needed.
~13 min read · Jul 24th · Some things simply sound too good to be true, but when money is involved, our judgement can become clouded. This is often the case with Ponzi schemes, a type of financial fraud that lures investors by…