NFTs could be more than just the latest “get rich fast” craze
The three big auction houses are embracing the concept…
… boosting the recognition (and market value) of digital artists
Eating too much meat is bad for the health, the environment and the conscience
The market for plant-based substitutes is transitioning from niche to mainstream
Sensory experience, price and availability: the three hurdles to mass adoption
Outdoors too, technology is transforming our lives
Smartwatches: from a fashion item to a health essential
Digital innovation is making sport safer and… more fun!
The trend towards ESG investing continued unabated in 2020
Social and Governance issues took centre stage, in a troubled context
Diverse leadership brings clear benefits – not just in the corporate world?
Scientists are making rapid progress in deciphering the mechanics of ageing
Much extended human lifespans no longer belong to the realm of fantasy
Plenty of beneficiaries beyond transformational or technology companies
A new cycle begins, with Sony and Microsoft’s next-generation consoles
The entire food chain stands to benefit
Other tech, but also media, actors are vying for a part in this 10th art
The Covid-19 pandemic has upped the speed of digitisation of financial services
Online lending, P2P transactions, mobile wallets, cryptocurrencies: fintechs are reshaping the industry
Regulators will be the ultimate judges, balancing the benefits and risks of an increasingly cashless society
Day trading platforms like Robinhood have attracted scores of new users this year…
… contributing to a self-fulfilling rally in equities, but also greater polarisation and volatility
History is not kind as to how such bubbles end – although the turning point may not be imminent
Building a hydrogen eco-system will be key in attaining carbon-neutrality targets
Investors have been flocking into companies that promise a revolution in transportation
For less hyped and more indirect investment opportunities, look rather to the industrial space
Virtual competitions helped keep fans, broadcasters and sponsors satisfied during lockdown
The Covid-19 pandemic may well be serving to accelerate the transformation of the sport ecosystem
Streamlined events, less travel, greater digitalisation: the characteristics of tomorrow’s sporting world?
The Covid-19 shock is driving individuals, companies and governments to look inward
Supply chains, particularly – but not only – in critical industries, stand to be overhauled
Reshoring and greater operational resilience will, however, come at a certain cost
As they ease lockdown measures, authorities are unveiling ambitious schemes to increase cycling
Demand for e-bikes, in particular, is booming – a silver lining of the coronavirus
A thriving biking ecosystem offers many opportunities for investors
Exiting lockdowns will take time and involve systematic testing & tracing
Defeating Covid-19 requires an effective vaccine – still at least 12 months away
Cooperation, between countries but also companies, will be essential in this effort
Social distancing brings many challenges but also the opportunity to study and work differently
Artificial intelligence (AI), chatbots and extended reality are transforming the online learning experience
Remote working is a win-win solution – for employees, employers but also the environment
At the time of writing, more than 3 billion people are confined to homes across the world due to COVID-19.
Remote work is now undoubtedly becoming the “new normal” for many businesses, even with the presence of children at home.
Remote Work has always been one of the sub themes in our DECALIA Circular Economy strategy, given the benefits it creates on environment, productivity and morale.
While the speed of adoption was supposed to be gradual, given the severity and magnitude of the current lockdown, Remote working is now being adopted by almost everyone. However, we must ask ourselves, is this change in working behavior here to stay?
At the time of writing, Italy, Denmark, Belgium, Spain, and France have all gone on nation-wide lockdowns. The UK, and we assume many others, are likely to follow suit, soon.
There is no precedent for almost entire populations working from home, with schools and borders shut.
These are truly extraordinary times, and not a scenario any market participant was betting on just four weeks ago.
While the depth of the crisis took us by surprise, consumer patterns have shifted to businesses we know and like. It looks like staying at home is forcing entire populations to live more like Millennials!
A new era of space exploration is dawning
Governments, but also private investors, aim to send humans to distant orbits
The toughest challenge may well lie in drawing up the laws of a Galactic Republic
Almost one in five couples now meet online
US Match Group and Chinese Momo own the most popular dating apps…
… with Facebook well equipped to join the fray
2019 may well be be remembered as the turning point for ESG investing
The range of ESG vehicles is fast expanding, with large asset managers joining the fray
As money continues to pour into this space, ESG rating systems will need to improve
Millennials, as well as Generation Z, have spun the wheel of fashion back three decades
In furnishing, cars and entertainment too, a form of nostalgia prevails
Brands can serve to unite generations – and deliver value to investors