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Accelerating Towards a Sustainable Future
A recent report by the World Economic Forum outlined concerns that sustainability could be slowing down on the agenda for Boards due to the volatile global economy. Criticaleye Content Intern Grace Palmer talks to senior leaders about how to hold true to their sustainability commitments while navigating myriad social and economic headwinds.

Featuring commentary from:

Lorcan O’Connor, Group CEO, Córas Iompair Éireann 
Dominic Emery, Board Mentor, Criticaleye; former Chief of Staff to the CEO, bp
Catriona Schmolke, Board Mentor, Criticaleye; NED, Scottish Water 
Mohan Sodhi, Professor of Supply Chain Management, Bayes Business School
Summer Reads, Podcasts and More
Summer provides an opportunity for senior executives to recharge and take some much needed rest and relaxation. We asked a selection of Members from Criticaleye’s global Community what books and podcasts they are planning to get stuck into during their long-awaited breaks in the sunshine.

Featuring commentary from:

Devyani Vaishampayan, Non-executive Director, Saietta Group and Board Mentor, Criticaleye
Rachel Barton, Senior Managing Director - Strategy Europe Lead, Accenture
Charlie Wagstaff, Managing Director, Criticaleye
Francesca Ecsery, Non-executive Director, Air France and Board Mentor, Criticaleye 
Chin Seng Lee, Executive Development, Singapore Management University and Board Mentor, Criticaleye
The Great Acceleration
Sustainability has evolved from a ‘nice to have’ to a critical imperative for businesses the world over. Accenture’s Toby Siddall talks to Criticaleye about why speed is of the essence when it comes to driving the green agenda.

Featuring Commentary From:

Toby Siddall, Managing Director & Sustainability Lead, UK & Ireland, Accenture
Navigating China's Business Landscape
Despite its rapid economic growth and many opportunities, doing business in China can be challenging for both domestic and foreign companies. Senior Editor, Bridgette Hall talks to the Criticaleye Community on managing uncertainty and the road to business success in China.

Featuring Commentary From:
Curtis Chen, Chief Strategy Officer, Aegon
John Shelley, Independent NED, Standard Chartered Bank (China) Ltd
Ian Stone, Independent NED, Tencent
George Yip, Professor of Marketing and Strategy and Associate Dean for Executive Programmes Imperial College Business School

Quarterly Equity Capital Markets Update
This report by London Stock Exchange reviews capital markets activity over the first quarter, including a focus on the Tech & Consumer Internet sector and a look at the Green Economy Mark.

Key points include:
  • £16.3bn has been raised in London through IPOs & FOs in Q1 2021
  • There were 25 IPOs in London in Q1 2021 (16 on the Main Market, 9 on AIM)
  • 71 percent of Main Market IPOs have traded above the offer price