Strategic Movements for the Future of Retail Trade

Measures of social distancing impose this new reality of life, which entails changes in the planning and daily life of citizens. These measures of social distancing will continue to exist, despite the forced closure of the market, and impose this new reality of life, in which traders and citizens will have to adapt. For their …

The Opportunity for Change for Businesses After the Covid-19 Era

After the Covid-19 era, opportunities arise for both governments and businesses. More specifically, governments and businesses, respectively, operated in isolation, before the onset of the pandemic, resulting in unsustainable economies and societies dependent on state support. Governments can now create stronger, more resilient, and more just societies. On the other hand, companies can advance this …

Artificial Intelligence and the Digital Transformation of Business

The digital transformation of businesses is based on the collection and utilization of data generated in an efficient, useful and profitable way. The framework of transformation, Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Transformation Framework, combined with the use of advanced analysis methodologies in cloud computing technologies, are key tools of success. The Data Analytics and Artificial …

What Does “Climate Neutral” Business Mean?

The number of companies announcing that they are or will become climate neutral is growing. Accepting a company as “climate neutral” means that they will absorb more greenhouse gas emissions than they produce. It is the trend of the time, companies to realize the changes that are taking place and in turn try to co-shape …

Income Increases in the EU are Imperative

Due to the difficulties faced by households in coping with rising energy costs, EU member-countries’ governments have entered the process of supporting household electricity bills through a subsidy policy. Sure, such a policy – covering subsidized electricity increases – is a humanitarian benefit, but it is not enough, as it only covers part of the …

Why Do Problems Continue in the Global Supply Chain?

The problems in the global supply chain continue unabated and do not normalize over time. This is due to parameters that exist and maintain the complex distortions in the specific area of economy and trade, reaching the limits of its operation with several chances of fragmentation and collapse. The reasons for the problems Two years …

Project Funding Guide from the European Recovery & Resilience Fund

Both the European Recovery & Resilience Fund and the Recovery and Resilience Facility mechanism were set up to upgrade the production model of the EU member-countries. Addressing at the same time the challenges posed by pandemic Covid-19 response measures. It is certain that the rapid provision of financing from this fund to productive investments will …

Teleworking and Cyber Security Gaps in Business

A large percentage of CEOs believe that their current cybersecurity budget should increase to 40% of their total annual business budget. Recent global research of the EY Global Information Security Survey 2021 (https://www.ey.com/en_gl/ cybersecurity/cybersecurity-how-do-you-rise-above-the-waves-of-a-perfect-storm by Kris Lovejoy) showed that the forced shift of companies to teleworking in order not to reduce or interrupt their productivity …

Evergrande Group: Will Destroy China?

Evergrande Real Estate Group or Evergrande Group, a real estate giant with 200,000 employees and 3.8m jobs indirectly dependent on its operations and with debts more than $300 billion, forced Fitch to downgrade the company to the CC investment grade it shows high probability default. Moody’s did the same the day before. The company is …

What Business Borrowing with ESG Criteria Means?

The pressure to put green development and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria at the heart of corporate decision-making has led to the creation of two new types of loans, Green Loans and Sustainability Linked Loans. The basic principles of both types of loans were created by the EU Loan Market Association. More specifically: In …

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