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China’s efforts to encourage businesses to cut emissions and improve carbon data transparency are critical to achieving a sustainable future. From the national emissions trading system expanding and opening to foreign investment, to carbon cutting incentives for individuals, there is a rising tide of carbon-related initiatives across China.
Is Your Global Value Chain Sustainable? Europe’s Rules Herald New Era of Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence (CSDDD)
New rules in the EU that will force large companies to check their value chain for any negative human rights and environmental impacts have inched closer.
Europe’s AI regulation gets real : what to know (and do) about the EU AI Act as it nears finalisation
Two long years since the release of the first draft in April 2021, the European Union’s (EU) proposed Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act) has passed a major milestone. On 14 June 2023, the European Parliament agreed (by a significant majority) to a final negotiating position on the AI Act. This brings the AI Act one (significant) step closer to becoming law. The next (and final) step is the commencement of trilogue negotiations on the final form of the AI Act between the European Parliament, Council of Europe and the European Commission.
The UK Supreme Court in a landmark judgment (Philipp v Barclays Bank UK Plc  UKSC 25) has unanimously held that a bank does not have a common law duty to customers to refrain from acting on their instructions where the bank believes the customer is the victim of an authorised push payment scam.
14 July 2023
From Australia’s pilot projects to Jamaica’s JAM-DEX, the UK’s budding Britcoin and China’s ever-expanding e-CNY, there is significant movement in central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) globally. Here, we take a journey around the world in CBDCs. Which countries are experimenting? Which have already implemented? And where is there resistance? For more on CBDCs, see our related insight on how they’re reshaping the payments industry.
19 May 2023
Artificial intelligence (AI) has captured the attention of the world over the last 12 months. From AI chatbots to AI-generated art and inventions, AI has the potential to radically transform our economy, our society, and humanity.
19 April 2023