Economic Development

Vibrant Economy

March 07, 2016

Europe

Vibrant Economy

March 07, 2016

Europe
Brian Gardner
Contributor, The Economist Intelligence Unit

Brian Gardner is a managing editor for The Economist Intelligence Unit's thought leadership division in EMEA. His research has covered a range of business strategy issues focused primarily on energy and sustainability or financial services. Prior work has included consulting and research work concerning energy systems and regulatory frameworks. He holds an MBA from HEC Paris, a master’s degree in urban planning from Columbia University in New York City and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from American University in Washington, DC.

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A vibrant economy could accelerate economic progress across the UK

This series of blog posts and infographics, sponsored by Grant Thorton, seeks to explore how a vibrant economy can be scoped, shaped and developed in the UK.

With insights from leading experts across the UK's businesses, cities and public and third sector organisations, this series aims to stimulate ideas and actions that can create a vibrant economy – one which realises the shared potential of companies, cities, people and communities across the UK.

BLOG POSTS:

The network paradigm and the city: Bas Boorsma Director, Internet of Everything, Northern Europe, Cisco 

Open for business? Aengus Collins, Country Forecast Director of the Economist Intelligence Unit 

Disrupting Finance, The P2P view: Giles Andrews, CEO and co-founder of Zopa 

Devolution and the future of public services: Duncan Sim, Senior Policy and Projects Officer at ResPublica 

Inequality and the future of work: Diane Coyle, Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester 

Investing in future skills: Dame Fiona Kendrick, Chairman and CEO of Nestlé UK and Ireland 

Recruitment and retention: A driver for transforming corporate culture? Pamela Hartigan, Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Saïd Business School 

Financing the UK’s infrastructure: private and public gains: Gershon Cohen ,Head of infrastructure funds at Aberdeen Asset Management. 

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