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Date
Publication
Monday 11 Jan 2021
Corporate Change & Technology - Part 2
Thursday 14 Jan 2021
Innovative Lawyers: Digital Lawyers 3
Monday 18 Jan 2021
The Future of AI & Digital Healthcare (Single Sponsor) - Burst 3
Thursday 21 Jan 2021
FT Health: Future of Antibiotics - Burst 4
Friday 22 Jan 2021
FT Health: Future of Antibiotics - Burst 5
Monday 25 Jan 2021
Corporate Change & Technology - Part 3
Tuesday 26 Jan 2021
Cyber Security & Society

Cyber Security and Society

The Financial Times proposes to publish this FT Report on 26 January 2021.

We plan to include the following features (please note that this list is provisional):

 

Could an Increased Interest in Coding fill the Cyber Security Talent Gap? 

What can be done to Encourage more Women into the Industry?

Jobs in cyber security have historically been in large demand globally. A 2019 report found that 4m additional people were needed in the US only, besides the 2.8m people already employed in the field. Another think-tank report found that the skills gap is shrinking for the first time in years, thanks to people learning coding skills during the pandemic and a short term fall in global demand. Some start-ups have taken advantage of lockdowns to raise their profiles, inciting people interested in programming to reconvert or jump start careers in the industry. Is this the start of a shift for jobs in the field, or just a fad?

 

Cyber Security and Health 

When a Finnish psychotherapy centre was hacked, its clients were blackmailed to keep the data private. What impact does weak cyber security have on patients? Cyber attacks on the UK’s NHS highlighted the dangers of attacks on hospitals. This could happen at any time again, and could also happen in smaller clinics, private hospitals and dental practices. So what would a data breach or hack do to those patients? It could derail their plan to get better, whether that is a delayed operation, key data missing to compare the spread of cancer, or the mental health impact of their condition being publicised. What safeguards can society and people put in place to protect citizens?

 

Cyber Security and Human Rights 

Authoritarian regimes are using cyber police units to monitor marginalised groups, prompting widespread concerns among human rights groups. What technologies are these cyber police units utilising and are their techniques set to be used on the wider population?

 

Hacking as a Gateway to far Worse

Revenge porn and social media hacks can be precursors to domestic violence or to large-scale fraud. This can result in financial losses, relationship breakdowns, or much worse. What are the implications and what support do victims have access to? Are governments taking countermeasures? What are the social and financial costs?

 

Cybersecurity and deep fakes (AI)

An analysis of the deep fake landscape and the systems being designed to try and counter them. What impact are they having on society?

 

 

Day to Day Services Migrating Online

Voting, banking, shopping, filing taxes, buying and selling houses. Is it possible to expand online voting and have free, fair, and secure election results? In the US, practically everyone files their taxes online, in addition to conducting bank transactions (eg buying and selling houses). What technologies can guard against the cybersecurity threat? 


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Tuesday 26 Jan 2021
Sudan After the Revolution
Wednesday 27 Jan 2021
Business and Society

Business & Society

The Financial Times proposes to publish this FT Report January 27, 2020.


We plan to include the following features (please note that this list is provisional):

 

Business v Social Obligations

We explore through case studies how business has tackled specific clashes between their business obligations and social obligations.

 

How Business Does Diversity in Practice 

We explore the role of the chief diversity officer and interview them to eke out best practice.

 

Innovation and Society

Socially useful inventions that came out of business or government has spawned inventions that have been great for business. 

 

Universal Basic Income

Given the interdependence of business and society for the longer-term viability of capitalism, has the time come for universal basic income?

 

Business & Art

At a time when public purses are under greater strain than ever, but play a vital role in supporting the arts in many countries, how can business continue to support the arts at a time when museums have come under pressure to give up certain types of sponsorship?

 

Business and Charities

What can business teach the management of charity/ non-profit sector? 


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Saturday 30 Jan 2021
Watches & Jewellery: January
Wednesday 03 Feb 2021
Call for Entries: Europes Leading Patent Law Firms
Monday 08 Feb 2021
Business Education 2021 (1) - Global MBA Rankings

Business Education: 

Global MBA Magazine

The Financial Times proposes to publish this FT Report on 08 February, 2020

We plan to include the following features (please note that this list is provisional):

Introduction

2020 was the year of revival for the MBA as the pandemic-fuelled recession reversed years of declining business school applications. But can the MBA bull run continue into 2021 when ongoing challenges getting to campus and the need to teach classes on Zoom rather than in a lecture hall reduce the attraction of postgraduate management education?


Editor’s Letter

A column looking at developments in business education and our coverage. 


Rankings, Data, Analysis

What does this year’s latest FT ranking of MBA courses tell us about trends in the market? Plus an explanation of the criteria for a place in the list. 


Management Column

Andrew Hill, the FT’s management editor, explores current thinking around leadership.


Professor’s Column

A business school professor shares thoughts and research on challenges facing business today.  


Localisation

Travel restrictions have forced many of us to work at home - or closer to it - and the same has been true for business school students. There are also other factors pushing people to learn on programmes in their home countries rather than abroad, which might make this a long-term trend. 


Tuition Fees

Many students hoping to come to campus to learn and network with classmates and tutors have been forced to take what they see as an inferior alternative with online-only classes. Yet fees have not been cut or refunded. Is this a sustainable position for business schools? 


Sustainable Business

Sustainability is an increasingly important issue for many students. This piece looks at how business schools are responding to this in their MBA teaching. 


Teaching Empathy

Business schools face pressure to integrate empathy into the curriculum and teach the next generation of managers how to manage in more enlightened ways to motivate and improve workplace wellbeing.



Profile

An interview with a successful graduate about their MBA and career progress. 


Charting MBA Data

The FT’s rankings team use charts to explore trends in the data that went to make up this

year’s top 100 list.


Going Online

What we have learned from the mass experiment in taking full-time MBA courses online during the pandemic. 


Whether to go to Business School

Is 2021 the right time to apply to business school? This piece looks at the factors a potential applicant needs to consider before committing to a full-time business education.


How to get to Business School

A practical guide to choosing a school, preparing your application and interviewing for a place on a full-time MBA degree programme.


Technology

One of the FT’s tech team explores developments that will affect business and our working lives


Student Views

A collection of opinions on topics of the day from a sample of the current generation of MBA students.


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Wednesday 10 Feb 2021
FT Health: Future of Antibiotics - Burst 6
Thursday 11 Feb 2021
Innovative Lawyers: Digital Lawyers 4
Tuesday 16 Feb 2021
Luxembourg: Data & Innovation
Thursday 18 Feb 2021
UK s Leading Management Consultants

UK’s Leading Management Consultants


The Financial Times proposes to publish this FT Report on February 18, 2021


We are likely to include the following articles (please note that this list is provisional):


The Financial Times and its partner Statista, the data company, propose to publish this report on February 18, including a listing of consultancies recommended by clients and peers, rated in 29 sectors and specialisms. 


In an extraordinary year, with business facing unprecedented challenges and change, how did consultants respond to help clients - and what will 2021 bring, with the ongoing pandemic and Brexit? 


Articles by FT journalists are likely to include (please note that this list is provisional):


The Future of Work

Consultants have long worked remotely and flexibly, but the pandemic has tested the resilience of firms' systems for enabling work outside the office and put pressure on companies with an office-centric approach. How have consultants adapted to the new reality of work and how are they applying their experience to help their clients? 

 

Government

The government's reliance on management consultancies has been highlighted - sometimes controversially - during the Covid 19 crisis, when it has spent billions of pounds on the big firms. What are the pros and cons of relying on outside expertise and what have we learnt? 

 

Turnround Consultancy

UK hospitality is one of the businesses worst hit by coronavirus. The restaurant sector was already challenged by oversupply and rising rents, rates and wage bills. Of the 15 largest casual dining chains, most have undergone some form of insolvency process, while in the food-to-go sector several called in experts to help them adjust to people working from home rather than city centres. Consultants have helped clients reduce estates, pivot to delivery and advise on financing to see them through the crisis. 

 

Brexit

Since the 2016 referendum, consultancies have been increasingly busy with work around Brexit. As the UK enters a new relationship with Europe in 2021, what role are consultancies playing and are they expecting a boom year in this work?


 

Diversity

Focus on gender diversity and inclusion has increased in consultancy in recent years, with new networking initiatives from industry bodies and some of the big firms. What challenges do women face in consultancy and is it becoming a more equal place to work? 

 

Health

The sector has been at the forefront of the pandemic - how has consultants’ role in the NHS and private health changed amid the coronavirus crisis?



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Monday 22 Feb 2021
The Future of AI & Digital Healthcare (Single Sponsor) - Burst 4
Tuesday 23 Feb 2021
Ghana & the New Economy
Ghana and the New Economy
The Financial Times proposes to publish this FT Report over September 22nd, 2020


We plan to include the following features (please note that this list is provisional)

The coronavirus pandemic has hit African economies hard, even as the virus itself seems to be taking a slower course than in other parts of the world. Ghana has been praised for having one of the continent's best testing strategies, and it seems to have a handle on the pandemic. But the country, once the fastest growing economy in the world, estimates that GDP growth for 2020 will fall to 1.5 per cent, on the back of its partial economic lockdown and the oil price crash, which has delayed major projects around the world.

Oil
In November 2019 1.5bn barrels of oil were discovered off the coast of Ghana, adding to the country’s existing production averaging 200,000 barrels a day. This article will address how the country is using new technology to streamline production.

Smart City
Ghana signed a MoU in 2019 for a $500m smart city project with Chinese partners and outside investment. The project aims to create a nationwide wifi network. This article will analyse the plans for Ghana’s smart cities. 

Politics
Ghana’s government has unleashed a drive for cashless services to increase efficiency and cut out corruption. The country’s high rates of mobile phone and banking use could support this shift. This article will address how blockchain is being used by the state to digitise public life, ranging from hospital records to legal documents. 

Gender
Gender equality and technology have come in pairs in Ghana and the government is pushing girls to study STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. The UN has praised female-led start-ups in the region, while tech incubators have been awarded for their inclusion of women. 
 
Fintech
Mobile Money users shot up six-fold between 2012-2017, with 58 per cent using financial services. The high rate of mobile phone use, alongside developments including interoperability in 2018, which standardised mobile money between different networks, creates the potential for Ghana to become a regional leader in fintech, driven by start-ups.

Sustainable Energy
Several entrepreneurs in Ghana have focused on sustainable energy, including a wave energy plant. This article will investigate how new technology is being used in solar, wind and hydro power. 

Gold
Gold has long been a valuable resource for a country known during British colonial rule as the Gold Coast. This article will assess how initiatives are aiming to update the industry, for example by removing toxic mercury from the mining process, and what that means for its future. 

China
Omnipresent in Africa, China has not missed out on Ghana. It recently signed a $42.6m deal with the country to promote economic and technical cooperation with Ghana. We assess the role played by China in Ghana’s new technological developments. 

Cocoa Industry
In 2016 Ghana exported $2.27bn worth of cocoa beans. It is now being helped by new technology developments such as new space satellites, which increase traceability of the beans that are typically hidden beneath canapes. 

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Wednesday 24 Feb 2021
Health at Work 2021 - Microsite (Single Sponsor)
Thursday 25 Feb 2021
Investing in Senegal
Monday 01 Mar 2021
FTfm Special: Diversity in Asset Management
Tuesday 02 Mar 2021
Early List Publication - FT 1000: Europes Fastest-Growing Companies
Thursday 04 Mar 2021
Innovative Lawyers: Digital Lawyers 5
Monday 08 Mar 2021
Assessing the SDG s / Global Goals
Monday 08 Mar 2021
Business Education 2021 (2) - Online Learning
Monday 08 Mar 2021
Women in Business 1
Tuesday 09 Mar 2021
Women at the Start
Monday 15 Mar 2021
FTfm Special: Real Assets - Burst 1
Monday 22 Mar 2021
The Future of AI & Digital Healthcare (Single Sponsor) - Burst 5
Monday 22 Mar 2021
FT 1000: Europes Fastest-Growing Companies
Monday 22 Mar 2021
Remaking Europe: Healthcare

Remaking Europe: Healthcare

The Financial Times proposes to publish this FT Report in 2020


We plan to include the following features (please note that this list is provisional):



The Covid-19 pandemic dramatically changed the way we live and work, precipitating changes in areas like healthcare, education and logistics that would otherwise have taken decades to push through. 


Healthcare systems, traditionally slow to change, have had to adopt new practices overnight. 


Many of Europe’s deep tech startups are now seeing a new demand for their solutions. These are the technologies that will help shape the post-pandemic world, and many of them are emerging from outside the traditional European technology hubs such as London, Paris and Berlin. The profile of these startups is also more diverse than the typical business, with, for example, more female founders bringing in a different perspective.  


We will also be paying particular attention to the financing of such startups: where is funding coming from, and what sources are available, whether private, public and pan-European?


Each piece in this report will look at different areas undergoing rapid change, and would include a list of “challenger” companies, identified on the basis of factors such as recent strong growth, recent fundraising, or technical breakthrough. 


Remote Healthcare.  

Remote consultations became the norm during the pandemic, but the challenge now will be to take this further —not just consulting your doctor remotely, but using wearables to monitor health in a different way, keeping patients out of hospitals wherever possible.


AI to Speed up Drug Discovery.

The pharmaceuticals industry, stuck in a rut for years with increasing costs and slower pipelines, has been forced into a big shakeup. A number of trials are underway to see if AI can help speed up the drug discovery process.


Covid-19 Treatments.

A vast array of technologies have been developed to help manage the pandemic, from rapid testing solutions to breathing monitors, cough trackers and using genomics to identify patients most likely to get a severe reaction to Covid-19. But how easy has it been for them to get their solutions adopted by national health services? 


Mental Health Issues

Were also highlighted during the pandemic, and many startups offering remote and automated solutions saw huge demand for their services. Have we started to break taboos about discussing mental health and could some of these products start to be integrated into the workplace, for example? 


The Hospital of the Future.

From making MRI machines far more portable and affordable to the iKnife that can “smell” cancer cells, medical equipment is developing very rapidly. How will it change the way hospitals are built and run in the future — will a hospital even exist as the big centralised institution, if operations can increasingly be done in a decentralised way? What kind of savings might some of these new approaches offer? 


Funding.

Where will the money for Europe’s healthcare revamp come from? There has been a recent increase in VCs interested in investing in this emerging sector, and there is money from government initiatives as well. Will it be enough to create the wide-scale changes needed? 


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Friday 26 Mar 2021
FT Wealth 2021 - March
Monday 29 Mar 2021
FTfm Special: Real Assets - Burst 2
Wednesday 31 Mar 2021
Early List Publication - FT Asia-Pacific High Growth Companies
Tuesday 06 Apr 2021
Investing in Mauritius
Investing in Mauritius
The Financial Times proposes to publish this FT Report over 28 October 2020


We plan to include the following features (please note that this list is provisional):

Overview
Mauritius has come through the pandemic with among the lowest cases of any African nation after swift action by the government of Pravind Jugnauth. But the island is now facing its first recession in decades, and the financial offshore centre that drove its economic success is also increasingly under siege from the EU, India, and African countries. How will Mauritius rebuild and is this a turning point for its economic model?
 
Banking and Finance
Earlier this year the European Union blacklisted Mauritius over alleged weaknesses in laws against money laundering and terrorist financing, a decision that may become final later this year. The Mauritian government says that it was not given a fair hearing. How transparent is its financial system? What is at stake in the EU’s designation? How is the Mauritian government responding?
 
Plus we survey the Mauritius financial sector, the outlook, risks and opportunities
 
Interview We talk to a political or business leader
 
Food Security
Disruptions to global food exports in the pandemic have put Mauritius, one of the world’s most densely populated countries, on notice about the potential vulnerability of its food supply. What is the country doing on this issue and how might investors respond?
 
Tourism, Leisure and Travel
Like tourist and leisure industries around the world, Mauritius faces the task of rebuilding in the wake of the pandemic and global disruptions to travel. What will it take to rebuild? What is the new normal and the future of Mauritius as a destination for travel and tourism?
 
Chagos Islanders
Mauritius won a major legal victory last year when the international court of justice said that the UK should hand back control of the Chagos Islands to the country. The territory is now marked as Mauritian on UN maps. How are Chagos islanders and their descendants and diaspora adapting to this development? How might it define future international relations for Mauritius?

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Friday 09 Apr 2021
Call for Entries: Diversity Leaders
Saturday 10 Apr 2021
Watches & Jewellery: April
Monday 12 Apr 2021
FTfm Special: Real Assets - Burst 3
Monday 12 Apr 2021
#Tech FT: Ethical Business & Big Tech
Tuesday 13 Apr 2021
Early List Publication - FT The Americas Fastest-Growing Companies
Thursday 15 Apr 2021
Risk Management 1: Financial Institutions
Thursday 15 Apr 2021
FT Asia-Pacific High Growth Companies
Monday 26 Apr 2021
FTfm Special: ETFs

FTfm Special Report: ETF’s

The Financial Times proposes to publish this report in 2020

We plan to include the following features (please note that this list is provisional):


The Battle of the ESG Indices. 

There is a proliferation of indices that rank companies according to environmental, social and governance performance, but companies often rank very differently. We examine which indices are dominant at the moment, in terms of investment in ETFS tracking them, and which are the fastest growing.


SIDEBAR

If you want to ignore commercial rankings and focus on making sure your investments are aligned with the UN’s sustainable development goals, what ETFs are available? We explore the options and showcase an interactive digital tool (produced by TrackInsight, a data partner of the FT, in collaboration with Unctad) that helps select ETFs which reflect specific SDGs


Negative Interest Rates and Fixed Income.

Are negative interest rates having an impact on fixed income ETF flows? And if so, what should investors bear in mind before investing in different categories such as sovereign bonds, investment quality corporate bonds and high-yield.


Growth vs Value ETFs. 

After turbulent political events such as Brexit and the election of a new US president, with the roll-out of coronavirus vaccines to look forward to, many are wondering whether the popularity of growth ETFs -- that focus on companies that are expected to outperform their peers, such as the US Big Tech ‘Faangs’ - will wane and there will finally be a return to ‘value’ ETFs, which invest in companies that appear to be cheap.


Gold ETFs. 

Gold ETFs were a significant driver of the rise in gold prices over the past year, but with the fear of the fallout from the pandemic receding will ETFs continue to play a significant role in the direction of gold prices in the year ahead.


Active ETFs. 

The rise of the new category of active non-transparent ETFs has sparked a number of applications from US mutual fund providers to convert their products into ETFs. Is this likely to continue and will the new products finally get the go-ahead in Europe?





China vs US. 

Trump’s order to ban US investors from holding stakes in Chinese companies with connections to the military caused shock waves for the ETF industry because many of the companies are included in indices tracked by the funds. What are the prospects for 


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Wednesday 28 Apr 2021
The Future of Energy
Wednesday 28 Apr 2021
Illicit Trade and Services
Thursday 29 Apr 2021
Investing in Education
Thursday 29 Apr 2021
FT The Americas Fastest-Growing Companies
Saturday 01 May 2021
Collecting: Frieze (New York)
Monday 03 May 2021
FTfm Special: Responsible Investing 1
Tuesday 04 May 2021
Technology: Latin America

Technology: Latin America

The Financial Times proposes to publish this FT Report on May 01st, 2020


We plan to include the following features (please note that this list is provisional):


Introduction

Latam tech is coming of age. After a slow start, the arrival last year of major investors such as Japan's Softbank and Chinese players such as Tencent have brought a flood of new money. Investment in 2019 totalled around $5bn and the number of venture capital firms active in the region is growing fast. 

 

Interview with leading tech fund investor in the region


Tech for Good

While Brazil is not likely to create a new social network or score a moonshot, there is a great deal of space for technology to improve people's lives in a country with huge social needs, whether in terms of tech-enabled education programmes to improve literacy, healthcare programmes to lower the cost of care or group buying to reduce the price of basic goods. 


Incumbents Play Catch-up

Brazil's old guard companies embrace tech. Some of the country's biggest companies - banks Itaú and Bradesco and beverage giant Ambev - are offering "fast tracks" to start-ups to supply innovations. The companies know they can't attract the talent that start-ups do, so their thinking is this "fast track" is a way to obtain cutting edge tech. 


Mexico Tech

Why does Mexico, Latin America's second biggest economy, not have a single unicorn? Part of the answer relates to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his tech problem. López Obrador's vision for the economy is one fired by fossil fuels and powered by state-led development. Tech is not a word often heard in the government's vocabulary. 


Colombia Tech

Despite President Duque's enthusiastic rhetoric promoting what he likes to call the "Orange Economy", tech companies in Colombia have had mixed fortunes. Uber's experience is a sobering lesson: following a battle over regulation, Uber exited the country earlier this month amid acrimony. 


Medellin

Better known as the hometown of one of the world's most notorious drug traffickers, Colombia's second city is re-inventing itself as a tech hub. Chosen as the only city in Latin America to host one of the Centres for the 4th Industrial Revolution, Medellin is now working on cutting-edge blockchain and AI projects. 


Montevideo

Tiny Uruguay has become an unlikely software star. Supportive government policies, a well-educated population, low costs and good internet access mean the country of 3.5m now exports software to more than 52 nations. 

 

Buenos Aires

Argentina has been the premier origin of Latin America's unicorns, with retailing giants such as Mercado Libre (Latam's Amazon). But will the new Peronist government promote the knowledge economy or will their protectionist and statist bent undermine all that? 


Chile

A look at Start-up Chile, a public start-up accelerator created by the Chilean Government for high-potential entrepreneurs. Today, Start-Up Chile is the leading accelerator in Latin America and among the top 10 globally. 


Company Profiles


Brazil Fintech

Known for its high costs and bureaucracy Brazil’s economy remains dominated by five big, traditional banks. The flipside is that this is making it an increasingly attractive target for agile technology start-ups.


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Investing in Chile
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We plan to include the following features (please note that this list is provisional):

Politics
Since the end of Pinochet’s military dictatorship 30 years ago, Chile has been one of the most stable democracies in the region. But the return to power in 2018 of Sebastián Piñera, after he became Chile’s first rightwing president to be elected in half a century in his first 2010-14 term, has seen him struggle to implement his business-friendly reform programme. What can be expected of Piñera’s second term?
 
Economy
Chile has long been held up as the example to follow by other Latin American countries after the unprecedented economic growth of the past 40 years that saw it become one of the richest nations  in the region, having been one of the poorest – a phenomenon known as the “Chilean Miracle”. But in recent years Chile’s economic performance has been disappointing. Can Chile ever escape the middle-income trap and become Latin America’s first developed nation?
 
Interview with a senior politician or business figure
 
Trade & Investment
As one of the region’s most open, stable and prosperous economies, Chile is regarded as a safe investment destination and a reliable trading partner, with more free trade agreements than any other country in the world. How can Chile harness organisations such as APEC to boost its trading prowess and enhance its standing with investors? Or the Pacific Alliance closer to home, and the rival Mercosur group?
 
Copper
As the world’s leading copper producer, the red metal has been the linchpin of Chile’s economy for decades, accounting for almost half of its exports. While this has helped to drive growth, it also leaves Chile exposed to price fluctuations and demand from China, while ageing mines and falling ore grades are requiring heavy investment. What is the future of Chile’s copper sector?
 
Lithium
Chile dominated the world lithium markets for decades, with some of the largest and highest-quality proven reserves. But despite soaring demand for use in mobile phones and electric cars, Chile’s production has flattened thanks to strict regulations, and the country is in danger of falling behind competitors like Australia. Can Chile’s lithium sector overcome its challenges, and even build batteries locally?
 
Tourism
A more than 2,600-mile-long strip of land wedged between the spine of the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, Chile is a country that is blessed with some of the most striking and diverse landscapes in the continent – from the Atacama desert in the north, to the lakes, forests and glaciers of its Patagonian south. This article examines how Chile is making the most of its tourism resources.
 
Company Profile
This piece looks at a company that is playing a leading role in the diversification of Chile’s economy away from its dependence on copper mining, so reducing the effects of “Dutch disease” associated with an over-reliance on natural resources.
 
Disaster Management
Earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, floods, fires – Chile suffers them all. But as a member of the Pacific “Ring of Fire” countries, Chile has won a reputation as the example to follow when it comes to disaster management, thanks to rigorous building codes, evacuation simulations and preparation, which allowed it to escape a 2015 earthquake that measured 8.4 on the Richter scale virtually unscathed.
 
Renewable Energy
Until recently, Chile was a major energy importer. But in the last few years, a revolution in its renewable energy sector has greatly reduced its reliance on imports. What challenges does Chile face to becoming energy self-sufficient and how feasible is its goal to produce all energy from renewable sources by 2040?

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