Sustainability: more than just hot air?
With the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this month, and ever-increasing concern about the impact of human activity, it is important to have a comprehensive framework in which to assess the impact. This article suggests one such framework by considering the economic, social and environmental impacts of long-distance transport.
Carbon pricing is often recommended by economists as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, in practice, several different carbon prices are used in the aviation sector. What are each of these prices, and why do they differ? And are carbon markets even working correctly? Given the unfolding… Read More
Improving consumer engagement with financial services (and why banning commissions might be a bad idea)
The remuneration of financial intermediaries has been the subject of debate across Europe for several years. In its recently published Retail Investment Strategy (RIS), the European Commission has proposed to impose a (partial) ban for insurance intermediaries to receive inducements when independent advice is provided, or products are sold… Read More