Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Commonwealth can save not only Britain, but humanity itself…

Oct 19, 2011

Not long ago in these pages we discussed how Whitehall sees the Commonwealth as key if Britain is to withstand the challenges of a globalising world. For Chandran Nair, the Commonwealth also has a crucial significance, not only for Britain, but for the very sustainability of capitalism and humanity itself. After seeing our original post, he

Who are the world’s greenest companies?

Oct 19, 2011

The latest issue of Newsweek leads with an interesting ranking of the world’s 100 greenest companies. The criteria include an assessment of the businesses’ footprint, their policies to manage it, and the transparency of their self reporting. The company ranked number one is Munich Re, provider of global risk solutions. American founded computer giant IBM

The mood in Whitehall is that the Commonwealth could be Britain’s biggest asset…

Oct 14, 2011

On Friday, we participated in another fascinating discussion at Asia House, attended by senior ministers, diplomats and business leaders. This time the subject was Britain’s role in the new world order. Perhaps counter to expectations (given the rather gloomy view westerners have of their long-term prospects these days) the general mood in the room was that

China needs to look West

Oct 14, 2011

On Thursday we co-hosted an expert led discussion on the outlook for China with the indispensable Asia House. The (brilliant) speakers were Sir Christopher Hum (HM Ambassador to China, 2002 – 2005); Professor Danny Quah of the London School of Economics and Asia House’s Chief Executive Roddy Gow. We touched on some of the bottlenecks which

Chartwell is proud to sponsor Editorial Intelligence’s Comment Awards 2011 …

Oct 14, 2011

Next Thursday the winners of the 2011 Comment Awards, run by the brilliant media, analysis and networking business Editorial Intelligence, will be revealed at a star-studded breakfast in London. A record 16 awards are up for grabs this year, including new awards for the Twitter Commentator of the year and Independent Blogger. We are sponsoring the Columnist

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