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All at Sea

The Future of Offshore Wind in Europe

Offshore wind is clean and renewable and can be deployed well away from public view. It is well supported by the public and governments as a way of meeting renewables targets. However, the future is by no means assured. Supply constraints, logistical difficulties and technical concerns present...

Sunken Treasure

Opportunities and Threats in a Maturing Subsea Market

Over the past four years revenues in the subsea oil and gas sector have been growing at an impressive rate. The next five years are expected to bring a period of consolidation and a number of challenges that could present opportunities for companies in the sector.

OEM After Sales Strategy

The case for innovation

With sales of new cars slowing and profit margins decreasing, after sales is becoming an increasing important source of revenue for many OEMs. But they face stiff competition in this arena from new players intent on seizing a share of the after sales market.

Microfinance on the Rise

A Socially Inpsired Business Model about to Emerge into an Asset Class

Microfinance has already reached millions of households worldwide. This practice of extending small loans to very poor people for self-employment projects does not limit itself to developing countries but can also be found increasingly in European countries. As a result of the unmet demand for...
Financial services

Online Gambling: All In?

How the Opening of the Online Gambling Market Across Europe Can Benefit Media and Telecom Companies

The online gambling market is progressively opening throughout Europe. Many telecom operators and media companies looking for new revenue opportunities have a card to play, thanks to their privileged access to customers. However, these players need to carefully elaborate an entry strategy...

Tourism industry in turbulent times

Identifying ways out of the global economic crisis

The economic crisis’ impact on the tourism industry has become apparent with a delay, but is currently putting existing business models under pressure. The set phrase that travel is the last thing consumers compromise on is no longer valid. Generally declining demand for travel in the leisure and...

Automotive After Sales 2015

Rapidly declining profit margins in the new car sales business together with the continuous extension of car life are making the after sales business increasingly important. At the same time, growing consolidation in the after sales market is putting OEMs’ market share at risk. In a comprehensive...

Islamic finance comes of age

With the recent announcement by the Saudi capital market of four IPOs in April 2009, Islamic finance is riding high. The traditional values of Islamic finance are growing in appeal for Western investors seeking a safe haven from the current financial storms. With capital market regulators in the...

Low Carbon London

Now is the time for action - and London leads the way! A Victorian terraced home with a twist, No.1 Lower Carbon Drive, opened on the 4th of December to provide Londoners with examples of ways in which they can alter their homes and domestic lifestyles to reduce the city’s CO2 emissions....

New Report: integrity + innovation = performance

The Sustainability Value Formula examines how leading companies are building long-term sustainable performance through an intense focus on integrity and innovation. This paper brings clarity to the issues of where and how corporate responsibility delivers value to the firm – issues that until now...