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Sandy Jayaraj

Sandy Jayaraj

Sandy has 25 years' financial markets experience at PwC and Morgan Stanley, 4 years at sustainability intelligence company Curation. He is a director of Point Rider Group and NED at Yellow Submarine.

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Sunday Brunch: healthcare, underrepresentation and the flaw of averages

Increasing diversity in clinical trials is one of the foundations of health equity

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Is the corporate DEI panic finally over?

That's the headline for an article in The FT that caught our eye this week. In June of last year when the US Supreme Court overturned affirmative action for college admissions meaning that race could no longer be considered as a factor in university admissions there has been

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Ethics training prevents normal people veering off course

Joachim Klement who is an investment strategist at Liberum and author of the excellent Klement on Investing blog recently published a piece titled "Normalisation of deviance" highlighting some interesting research from University College London. It concluded that if people keep on telling lies, people become desensitised as their

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Labour exploitation in supply chains

Anti-slavery charity Unseen have found that incidents of labour exploitation across the food industry are rising. Unseen received a record number of calls to its modern slavery helpline, with a significant number of cases involving agriculture, farming, hospitality, and manufacturing sectors. They identified 49 cases of modern slavery in agriculture

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What caught our eye - three key stories (week 20, 2024)

Here are three stories that we found particularly interesting this week and why. We also give our lateral thought on each one. Read in full by clicking on the link below. 'What caught our eye' like all of our blogs are free to read. You just need to

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Sunday Brunch: stronger for longer, not strongest for shortest

Offshoring has retraced recently driven by cost, nationalism and ESG. But is complete retrenchment the right move?

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Hemp as a transition material?

Regular readers will know that we see the built environment as one of the key areas to focus on for transitioning to a more sustainable world. It is an integral part of societal existence and a major resource consumption problem (40% of global raw materials) and decarbonisation problem (as much

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'Rioting' farmers and the importance of engagement

A Vox article caught our eye this week titled 'How rioting farmers unraveled Europe's ambitious climate plan.' The article discusses the ongoing conflict between farmers in the European Union (EU) and the EU's efforts to implement environmental regulations through initiatives like the Green Deal

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The refinery of the future

Refineries are important parts of the current industrial complex as they process crude oil into useful products such as fuels and feedstocks for various important chemical processes. Of course we know that burning fossil fuels is a major contributor to man-made greenhouse gas emissions so cutting down our use of

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What caught our eye - three key stories (week 19, 2024)

Here are three stories that we found particularly interesting this week and why. We also give our lateral thought on each one. Read in full by clicking on the link below. 'What caught our eye' like all of our blogs are free to read. You just need to

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The global burden of disease due to infection

John Rex in his excellent AMR Solutions newsletter highlighted an excellent analysis of the global burden of disease due to infection by Naghavi et al published in The Lancet.  The 'burden' measured in disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) that are lost due to the disease both from death or incapacitation

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Deforestation and zoonotic diseases

Forests are a significant ecological and economic resource that sequester carbon and provide habitat for wildlife and livelihoods for communities.  A number of activities cause deforestation including the clearing of forests for commercial crop cultivation (e.g. soybean, palm oil, and wheat) and for livestock grazing especially in tropical regions

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