Smarter London Together: engaging with City Hall’s ambitious plans for a digital London

A fundamental strength of London is its flourishing technology scene. The city is now a key hub for Medtech, EdTech, innovations in mobility, as well as the global hub for FinTech, LegalTech and professional services. Yet, the pace of London boroughs to grasp some of...

The case for ESG due diligence

ESG: moving beyond due diligence as a red flag exercise Higher asset prices and more competitive bidding has driven an increase in the breadth and depth of due diligence, including ESG. ESG due diligence on B2C assets has increased as consumers and retailers have become more concerned about ESG issues, such as consumer protection, waste and recycling, and ethical sourcing. ESG due diligence on B2B assets has also increased as clients focus more on responsible...

REF 2021 is coming – here’s how you can make an impact

What is REF? The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is used to assess the quality of research at UK universities, and determine funding for the next 7 years. The next REF review will take place in 2021, and will assess universities’ research outputs, environment, and impact. A total of £2 billion will be allocated in total, with those with the best ratings receiving the highest proportion of this. The importance of the REF ‘impact’ score should not be...

FemTech – a journey for women’s healthcare

Solutions for both women’s healthcare and technology innovation have been charged with lacking in progress – menstrual health, breast screening, sexual health tests and contraceptive methods have largely remained stagnant in development and innovation in the healthcare spaces. Yet, over the last five years, investment in FemTech companies has skyrocketed, whilst smart FemTech solutions are beginning a fruitful journey of NHS employment. Is FemTech the new solution to change women’s...

The ESG risks your business could be facing

Some of the biggest ESG risks that businesses face today relate to new or possible legislation, as well as increasing expectations and scrutiny from politicians, regulators, the media, and campaigning organisations, on how businesses are demonstrating responsible behaviour. Download the eBook here While many of the biggest risks that companies face are sector-specific – driven by new regulations designed to address...

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Martin Summers 29th May, 2019 Insight
ESG
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European Elections – GK insights

GK adviser, David Laws, give us his analysis on last week's European Elections. “The results of the European elections represent the worst performance by the Conservative Party in its history and will have an immediate impact on the Conservative...

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David Laws 28th May, 2019 Insight 3 min read

Genomes – the very definition of personal data

Technology companies hold a frightening amount of personal data on us. From every location we have ever visited to everything we have ever searched, companies such as Google have a comprehensive profile of each and every one of us. As an experiment, I recently tried downloading all the data that Facebook and Google hold on me. Ironically, the files were so large, and downloading them took so long, I ended up crashing my computer. Nevertheless, a quick Google search (because I wasn’t going...

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Andy Peel 28th May, 2019 Insight , Strategy 2 min read

Mental Health Awareness Week is almost upon us – and at GK, we take our employees mental health very seriously.

Mental health problems can affect any person, any day of the year. This week, I want to highlight top tips and practices for staying well at work. Reclaim your lunch break Your lunch break is your time to recharge your body and mind - reclaim your lunch break by taking the time to make use of summer sun and clean air. Get together...

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Sarah De Rosa 15th May, 2019 Impact , Insight , Strategy 3 min read