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New issue of Business & Finance digital – What to expect from Vol. 58, No. 2

By Business & Finance
01 June 2021

The latest digital edition of Business & Finance was launched by the Business & Finance Media Group on Tuesday, June 1st, with compliments to readers.

The latest digital edition of Business & Finance was launched by the Business & Finance Media Group on Tuesday, June 1st. As Managing Editor, Sarah Freeman, writes: “With the country on the cusp of reopening fully and a post-Covid era beckoning, we look to some of the other issues that have been dominating public discourse, namely Sustainability and the advancements in technology and gender balance in the boardroom. 

“In this issue, we showcase a number of Disruptors who are shaking up traditional mores and looking to inspire new ways of reaching goals. These Disruptors are the thought leaders, change makers and renowned experts in their respective fields whose fresh and unique takes make for fascinating reading.

David McCourt

“This digital issue will offer narratives of disruption and revolution with our cover story featuring David McCourt, where he speaks about the decline of community in urban areas and how short sighted business people and politicians have become. He posits that Ireland is perfectly placed and has all the right characteristics of a disruptor and could lead a revolution to change how policy makers think. 

“We focus on the increasingly urgent issue of climate change with Professor Sir David King who spoke to our Deputy Editor David Monaghan about how time is running out and says the biggest challenge to rectifying the damage done to the environment comes from those who think their vested interests are at stake. 

Professor Sir David King

“We also hear from leading environmental entrepreneur Norman Crowley who speaks with candour about the need to follow the lead of the ‘clever optimists’ in order to provide some balance to the ubiquitous dystopian visions of our future.

“Also featured in this issue is Executive Director, International Business, Ibec and champion for women’s rights, Jackie King, who talks about the barriers women face in work and at home including higher performance standards and penalising mothers for taking advantage of flexible working options. She says more generally that gender segregation is one of the major barriers and that the root of this lies in education. 

“We talk about the upcoming Dublin Tech Summit taking place on 17 June and the third Business Show – Sustainability which will culminate in a virtual summit on 22 September bringing together expert speakers from around the globe to discuss and share issues as varied and diverse as Climate Repair, Sustainable Development Goals, the path to zero carbon and much more. 

“We also feature reflections from the Tanaiste Leo Varadkar, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and other business leaders on the state of US-Ireland economic relations.”

The paywall is lifted for a limited time only. You can read the latest issue here, with compliments.