News and Trends

News and Trends

Tech solutions for greater financial inclusion

While significant progress has been made across the globe to improve financial inclusion, it is estimated that about 1 in 3 adults still does not have access to financial services, representing 1.7 billion unbanked people.  Various commitments to this cause have been made by governments via initiatives such as the G20 High-Level Principles for Digital … Read more

Unboxing 3 key trends in packaging innovation

We’ve become used to seeing key areas of our daily lives be revamped and transformed through digital breakthroughs: AI personal assistants, contactless phone payments, robot-powered stores, personalised and cross-channel shopping experiences…the examples are countless. Packaging is among the omnipresent elements of our lives, that we may not pay much attention to, but is also being … Read more

A new AI-led approach to credit risk and retailer financing

It can be a real struggle to find the funds to grow in visibility and size for a retail business, especially in the age of giant online marketplaces of the likes of Amazon and Alibaba.  Small merchants are more vulnerable to volatile demand and to disruptions in the supply chain, making their lack of liquidity … Read more

How to measure the potential of an intrapreneurial project

At a time when entrepreneurship is king and startup collaborations are growing, it may seem a bit old-fashioned to innovate internally, within a large group. However, large corporations do not necessarily rhyme with worn-out methods. In fact, intrapreneurship is making a comeback, as seen by the multiple programmes and projects launched by JC Decaux, Siemens, … Read more

5 Tech Trends in Health & Safety at Work

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, an effective health and safety programme can save a company $4-6 for every $1 invested through increased productivity and higher employee morale. Indeed, research has shown that properly implemented health and safety measures in the workplace help reduce absences and sick leave, keep employees engaged, increase productivity … Read more

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