Speed up clean-tech adoption

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A Chatham House report calls for policy makers to cut radically the time for clean technologies to be implemented. Even when technically and financially attractive, adoption takes decades. This can be changed – a big strategic opportunity for firms in relevant sectors, as well as massively important to society – see my note.

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New global power-brokers

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A helpful report from McKinsey Global Institute to get a sense of who will be pulling strings of global investment in future. Although smaller overall than pensions/insurance/mutual funds, petrodollar and Far-East Sovereign funds are large enough to have a big impact. If your business is in a sector where these groups start active investment, better hope they act wisely. One sovereign wealth fund, for example, engages in what can only be described as 70s-style corporate portfolio management, based ...

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