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Cryptocurrency Fever

You would be familiar with the latest craze in tech and if you are yet to get acquainted with it don’t fret as we hope this brief explanation should get you basic knowledge, enough to buy your first bitcoin or “satoshi*”. Now, depending on your level of previous knowledge you would have to forgive us for a back to basics approach.

So what is all the fuss about? Have we come to the end of commerce as we know it? There have been different opinions from various thought leaders. Richard Branson, famed founder of the Virgin Group said ‘Bitcoin is one of the most important innovations of our time - it will transform the way we do business’. While Goldman Sachs, a global investment bank recently backtracked on their ‘no to bitcoin’ stance by conceding to their investors that indeed, bitcoin is money. Almost similarly, Jamie Dimon, CEO, JP Morgan shamefacedly admitted that he regretted calling bitcoin a fraud. Now, there are of course other less enthusiastic commentators who are careful to differentiate between cryptocurrencies and the underlying blockchain technology. Senior Analyst, Ron Insana of US TV broadcaster CNBC is convinced that bitcoin will crash, calling bitcoin a bubble. He said ‘when excessive optimism far outweighs normal rational expectations, crashes occur — and this will be the case with bitcoin.’ With such diverse opinions, it’s no surprise that very few really know what all this is about.

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Business and Environmental Sustainability

In today’s economic environment businesses are facing increasing levels of scrutiny surrounding environmental sustainability and have therefore been placed in the spotlight like never before. Businesses are now playing a leading role in the fight against climate change, aiming to achieve globally agreed sustainable development goals, ultimately ensuring a secure future for 9 billion people by 2025. Businesses are now widening their focus beyond profit in efforts to consider how they are able to create value in the broader society.

As a result of this, many companies are now actively pursuing varying targets that go far beyond earlier worry for reputation management. Examples of this would include, saving energy, developing green products, and retaining and motivating employees, all of which help companies capture value through growth and return on capital. In a research study by Mckinsey & Co. results show that a larger percentage of executives stated that they believed an increasing sustainable approach to business was having a positive effect on both their companies’ short and long-term value.

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