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Charlotte’s latest blog posts

Accelerated trends

30 June 2020

In June I looked at how the current covid crisis is accelerating current trends. One post discussed how working-from-home has become ubiquitous among professional services and a follow-up imagined how work patterns should evolve. It was also time to take a closer look at whether investments tilted towards environmental, social and governance factors could protect…

Reducing risk by investing responsibly

30 June 2020

Responsible asset allocation helps investors to look beyond financial metrics and reduce risks associated with a company’s environmental record, its management and its attitude towards its employees and society. For example, an analysis of a company’s steps to reduce its impact on the environment and mitigate climate change can help investors to reduce the risk…

Creating a better working environment

19 June 2020

Recent work-related conversations have fallen into a pattern. They open with a discussion about how we feel about being at home five days a week. Many say they enjoy the extra time freed up by not commuting and how much easier it is to be productive in the quiet of your own office. These sentiments…

The future of the office

12 June 2020

At the end of February I stood in a meeting room in the City looking into a nearby office block. Rows of workers sat staring silently at computer screens. I thought: “Why bother travelling for an hour to not talk to colleagues and stare at a PC screen? Couldn’t you just do that at home?”…

Longer term impacts of Covid-19

29 May 2020

This month I started to assess the economic impact of Covid-19. To help those struggling with the economic slowdown, a post shared some tips gleaned from the uncertainty of freelancing. A recently published article looks at how the current crisis is making it more important for companies to look after the financial wellbeing of their…

Staying happy and productive in an economic slowdown

07 May 2020

Freelancing for 14 years has proved good practice for life in the time of the Covid-19 crisis. When the lockdown was imposed, I share my top tips for how to work well from home. The uncertainty associated with being your own boss is now proving a useful experience as the economic slowdown starts to bite….

Tackling uncertainty

30 April 2020

Last month I noted the Covid-19 crisis is forcing us to be better communicators. To help those who want to write well, I recently shared my top tips gleaned from working as a journalist over the last 16 years. The pandemic has highlighted our attitudes to uncertainty and risk. This creates significant difficulties, even for…

Uncertainty, risk and control in the time of Covid-19

30 April 2020

The Covid-19 crisis has brought our relationship with uncertainty into sharp focus. It has shaken our feeling of control and called into question how we quantify risk. While the confusion created by the virus has made everyone feel more exposed to risk, some are more used to quantifying these hazards. Asset managers and pension schemes…