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Not much more than a year has passed since the then-15 year old Swedish girl Greta Thunberg began spending her school days outside Sweden’s parliament. Holding a sign saying “School strike for climate”, she called for stronger action on global warming.
While recent meetings in Europe between Prime Minister Johnson and his counterparts in Brussels, Germany and France may have brought increased hope that a revised deal can be negotiated for Britain’s departure from the EU, it is still the case that a ‘No Deal’ exit remains a distinct possibility. This would see the UK leave the EU at the expiry of the Article 50 extension, at 11 p.m. on 31 October.
While M&A activity in Europe has declined markedly year to date, deal value in the U.S. has remained relatively strong compared to last year.
Järvaveckan har på kort tid blivit en omtalad mötesplats för politiker och medborgare. Det beskrivs ibland som en ny Almedalsvecka, men i Stockholm och med särskilt fokus på integrationsfrågor. Det är ingen träffande beskrivning. Det är möjligt att Almedalen var en bra jämförelsepunkt eller ambition i början. Nu har Järvaveckan, som i år arrangerades för fjärde gången, emellertid funnit en egen form.
In 2018, Asia eclipsed Europe (excl. the UK) for the first time in the number of activist campaigns. The clear hotbed is Japan where these campaigns increased by 40% to 47, more than in any other country outside the U.S. Dealing with the challenge to more pro-actively communicate with capital markets Japanese companies will provide a valuable lesson to their peers in Europe and Asia.
Stories are patterns that connect cause and effect. This helps us to make sense of the world around us. My own industry is built on its ability to structure and tell stories. But what makes a good one?