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As the Government of the United Kingdom fast approaches a crucial stage of the Brexit negotiations, ESCP Europe's London Campus proudly supports the Brexit Forum Series - an exclusive member-to-member event organised by the French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain (FCCGB).

Taking place in London at the FCCGB premises, the Brexit debates provide advice and best practice guidance for Franco-British businesses. These timely discussions have helped attendees to assess the latest developments and strategies around this crucial topic and to benefit from regulatory input. The forum is aimed at Heads of Brexit Task Forces, Heads of Strategy, Heads of Corporate Affairs in charge of Brexit and others with associated duties.

Posted by Kudzayi Ngwerume at 0:00 - 0 Comments

A recent report has shown that in addition to conflict, climate change is contributing to food insecurity across some parts of the continent: ''224 million people are now reportedly under-nourished on the continent, an increase of over 20 million in recent years. The reasons for this are complicated but related to the increasing pressures of extreme weather events. Rising temperatures and a greater prevalence of droughts across the continent has led to repeated crop failures.'' Widely read and widely shared, this topic is not trending in Africa.

Africa's environment is under serious threat, and along with it the very livelihoods of it's people. The Guardian report on the cocoa industry in Ivory Coast highlighted how the country's rainforest cover is being destroyed at a staggering rate- going from covering 25% of the country to just a mere 4% in just two decades.


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As the UK government moves into a key phase of work on Brexit, ESCP Europe's London Campus has commenced its year long sponsorship of the high impact Brexit Forum linking member organisations of the French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain.

Campus Dean, Professor Simon Mercado remarks: "through this established mechanism for member engagement, the Chamber is providing our sectors and organisations with great insight and an environment through which we can share intelligence and discuss collective action on this major development.  It is absolutely fitting that ESCP Europe, which has had a strong voice on Brexit, associates itself as sponsor with this key CCFGB Forum".

Posted by Aris Theophilakis at 4:29 - 0 Comments

When I finally had the chance I joined my ESCP Europe peer and friend Oz to see whether I could contribute in any form or shape to his health tech idea in Silicon Valley. It took me to many inspiring and impressive people, to Stanford lectures (deja vu) and to many long winded discussions around health, innovations, VC vs angel funding, the world, the election, the chance of doing good, Steve Jobs favourite restaurant and what makes for a great business model.

What do entrepreneurs need for businesses success worldwide?

Here are some observations:

Posted by Kudzayi Ngwerume at 9:23 - 0 Comments

''In addition to meeting the immediate environmental challenges that we face, we also need to focus more acutely on the potential economic and societal risks that may arise as transition to a low-carbon and environmentally secure world accelerates,'' 2018 WEF Global Risks Report.

The fossil fuel era is coming to an end. Renewable energy makes business sense and investors are noticing. At the end of 2017, a number of leading international banks publicly announced their intentions to divest from coal. Some of these big names included ING, The World Bank and Axa. And earlier this week Lloyd's Bank of London joined them announcing they would begin '' excluding coal from its investment strategy from 1 April.''

Posted by Sebastian Carru at 0:00 - 0 Comments

Managing this project, for the development of the community of small businesses, with my peers at ESCP Europe, was possibly the hardest challenge of all during my Master.

Not only because it was hard to empathize with high street managers but also because we needed to show them concrete chances of short term results. In other words, it was hard to convey our "enterprise-case-studies-based" knowledge into something of value, something relevant for small businesses.

Posted by Sebastian Carru at 5:25 - 0 Comments

"Ad fraud" Is BIGGER Than Ever.

At the end of July, Procter & Gamble, the FMCG giant, reported a massive cut on digital advertising spending over the previous quarter of about $140 Million because of Brand Safety and Ineffective Ads. P&G's Chief Financial Officer, Jon Moeller, indicated as major reasons for this decision, fake traffic generated by bots and inappropriate content associated with their advertisements. On the same note, also spending on agencies was cut due to transparency issues.

Ad fraud indeed is a problem and it costed advertisers around $7.2 Billion last year. The prediction is even worse: according to Business Insider this number could double to $16.4 Billion in 2017 and reach soon $50 billion during the next decade, if not addressed effectively.

Posted by ESCP Europe Business School at 6:14 - 0 Comments

Our 12th Annual Careers Fair took place yesterday at the London Campus of ESCP Europe.

We welcomed a great number of companies from a variety of sectors and industries, such as finance and investment banking, consultancy, insurance, aviation/engineering and energy, all of whom had the opportunity to talk to more than 400 students.

Posted by ESCP Europe Business School at 11:08 - 0 Comments

ESCP Europe's London School and Campus has been shortlisted for the prestigious UK Business School of the Year 2017 award at the 13th annual Times Higher Education (THE) awards ceremony in November this year.

Referred to as the 'Oscars of the higher education sector', the THE Awards recognise the innovation, talent and dedication of British business schools and their parent universities. In the main Business School category, the judges were looking for business schools that demonstrated exceptional performance and initiative in areas including innovation, research, student experience, teaching, corporate and alumni engagement.

Posted by ESCP Europe Business School at 6:33 - 0 Comments

A week-long workshop to challenge traditional business models in the beauty industry with disruptive innovation.

On Monday 24 April, Brynhild Dumas (Director of Executive Education & Business Development, ESCP Europe) and Dr Marie Taillard (L'Oréal Professor of Creativity Marketing and Director of the Creativity Marketing Centre on the ESCP Europe London campus) launched the challenge by thanking L'Oréal, a dynamic and well-known partner of ESCP Europe and by encouraging the students coming from ESCP Europe and IFM.

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