Africa Oil Week: Lights Out?

As I was getting ready to leave my hotel room, what I assumed to be a power cut had descended the room into darkness, silenced the radio and switched off the Wi-Fi. It was my first experience of load-shedding in...

20th Oct 2022

EXPO 2022 – a time for leadership

Numbers were up massively on last year’s post-pandemic EXPO Real and people were still smiling, happy to be able to catch up in the autumn sunshine over a Bavarian beer and a Pretzel. While no one denied that storm clouds...

7th Oct 2022

Focusing on EPCs alone won’t help us achieve net zero carbon

As the real estate industry manoeuvres to meet stiff carbon reduction targets, we asked Simon Crowe, founder of Low Carbon Alliance, a consultancy established in 2010 advising investors and occupiers on delivery of Net Zero ambitions, what he made of...

30th May 2022

Indaba is finally back with attendance at the level seen in 2020

Indaba is finally back with attendance at the level seen in 2020 It’s been two years in the waiting and the making, but here we are at last: the Cape Town Mining Indaba and 121 Investor Conference, probably the most...

17th May 2022

MIPIM 2022 – la Rentrée

Speculation about MIPIM, one of the two major international real estate conferences, has been rife over the past few months. Are you going? Are we going? Is it going to be worth it? Well, here we are, along with an...

14th Mar 2022

Change to MiFID regulations – what does this mean for small caps?

A welcome change to research coverage: FCA scraps MiFID research rules on small-caps. Late in 2021, the FCA  announced a change in legislation for sell-side research. From  March 2022, rules on sell-side research for companies with a market capitalisation of...

25th Jan 2022

All hot air: why companies must now assess their greenhouse gas emissions

In the quarter century since the first adoption of the UN’s Kyoto Protocol, greenhouse gas emissions and the wider impact of human activity on the environment have become increasingly greater concerns for governments, businesses and the general public.  And as...

17th Jun 2021

Social licence more important than ever

Mining will always be unique in comparison to most other sectors due to the paramount importance of working alongside the communities in which they operate. The emphasis on all stakeholders, rather than just shareholders, over the past decade has led...

26th Mar 2021

The property sector is adapting, albeit temporarily, to life without MIPIM

Today, in normal circumstances I would be flying to sunny Cannes for the annual MIPIM real estate conference. Instead, I shall be doing the same thing I have been doing pretty much for a year – putting on jeans, t-shirt...

15th Mar 2021

Changing currents: green hydrogen and the renewable energy revolution

Climate policy is dominating the political and news agendas across the globe as governments enact measures to meet net-zero emission goals in Europe, the UK, China, South Korea, Japan, Canada, among others. Renewable energy is at the heart of these...

1st Mar 2021