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London’s future goes beyond finance

January 29, 2024

Lord Mayor touts city as home to more scientists and engineers than bankers and insurers Rt Honourable, The Lord Mayor of London, Professor Michael Mainelli First published FDi Intelligence, January […]

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Young Leaders – Not just a vehicle for the norms of yesterday

January 2, 2024

By Lauren Mason This blog is adapted from a speech given at the event “Leadership in the Face of Global Challenges” held at the UK Mission to the EU in […]

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It’s not broken; it´s working the way it was designed (part 1)

November 22, 2023

Jennifer Schwalbenberg Strategy, Governance, Sustainability, Trustee, Advisor, Consultant Giants’ Shoulders Capital I have had the privilege recently to work with several start-ups and scale-ups, each exploring what it means to […]

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It´s not broken; it´s working the way it was designed (part 2)

November 22, 2023

Jennifer Schwalbenberg Strategy, Governance, Sustainability, Trustee, Advisor, Consultant Giants’ Shoulders Capital In Part 1, I highlighted an example of the need for innovation in the financial system. Innovation necessary to […]

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Lord Paddy Ashdown Becomes Honorary Citizen of Pristina

July 30, 2023

In a ceremony organised for the 24th anniversary of the liberation of Pristina, the Municipality of Pristina has posthumously awarded the title “Honorary Citizen of Pristina”, to Lord Paddy Ashdown, in […]

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NATIONAL NOSTALGIA – BRITAIN’S LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE PAST

July 13, 2023

Cristina Z Cortes  10th July 2023 In 1962, Dean Acheson, US Secretary of State, famously categorised our problem: “Great Britain,” he said, “has lost an Empire but not yet found a […]

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Tackling Complexity Through Systems Thinking

July 10, 2023

Christopher Gleadle: Opening remarks – Global Conversation with Sir Danny Alexander, July 5th, 2023 When Robert and I founded the Paddy Ashdown Forum it was on the platform of two […]

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Unusual Poll: Widespread skepticism in China towards invasion of Taiwan

June 7, 2023

By Lars Stroman (published in Taipei Times on 24 May 2023) Not even a dictatorship can completely ignore public opinion. An attempt has now been made to measure the level […]

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THE ROLE OF TURKIYE IN PROMOTING STABILITY AND PROSPERITY IN S.E. EUROPE

May 25, 2023

Paul E M Reynolds, May 2023 Overview This article is based on a speech given at the Istanbul Security Forum in Turkiye, organised by the Turkish Presidency, on May 3rd 2023. […]

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ESG, And Net-Zero. Whose Truth?

April 25, 2023

First Published: Pamphleteers Blog, Long Finance, Z/Yen “Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.” Warren Buffet, 1994 While human knowledge has grown immeasurably over the last hundred years, tackling […]

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