December 2016

  • Brexit Bowl – Christmas Edition

    The political hangovers of 2016 are sure to last longer than this year’s Christmas party season. Reality will soon take over. Our Christmas ‘Brexit Bowl’ brings you the latest from the UK and Brussels, and also from across the Atlantic, courtesy of FTI Consulting’s geopolitical intelligence team. Washington, Brussels and London have become scenes of…

  • Winter Package is coming

    The 2016 Winter Package is the most important deliverable of the European Commission’s Energy Union project, contributing to all its dimensions: Energy security, integrated energy market, energy efficiency, decarbonisation and R&D and innovation. Its size (1000 pages of core text) is as impressive as its ambition. This package aims at nothing less than creating the…

  • Brexit and Private Equity: Business as Usual?

    Global Private Equity (PE) assets under management have been rising in recent years, reaching a new high in June 2015 at $2.4 trillion. A similar trend can be seen in Europe where PE is increasingly considered an important funding channel for businesses in Europe. The outcome of the Brexit referendum appears not to have bucked…

  • UN Sustainable Development Goals – a new role for business?

    One year after the adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) the European Commission unveiled its Communication on the next steps for a sustainable European future: European action for sustainability. It maps EU’s policies that contribute to the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and launches a reference indicator framework to measure…

  • What NOw Italy?

    A few weeks ago, FTI Consulting tried to assess what was really at stake with the approaching Italian referendum, acknowledging that according to the polls, it did not appear likely the reform measures would be approved. Yesterday’s vote confirmed such expectations, with 59.1% of the record 33 million voters rejecting the proposed constitutional change. The…

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