All articles by Isaac Hanson

Isaac Hanson

How private equity keeps failing brands like Red Lobster

Casual dining chain Red Lobster has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and private equity is once again being blamed.

Industry takes: how will the EU’s AI act impact financial services?

The EU’s landmark AI act passed through parliament last week. Industry experts weigh in on what it might mean for the FS sector.

Industry takes: what does Blackrock’s $10bn IBIT mean for crypto investors?

As Blackrock’s Bitcoin ETF became the fastest in history to hit $10bn, industry experts weigh in on what this means for crypto markets.

What are sustainability-linked loans and why are they struggling?

Sustainability-linked loans were once the darling of green banking, but, faced with greenwashing allegations, they are falling out of favour.

Regulators make crypto more attractive to institutions – NYU professor

Zack Michaelson, of Publicis Sapient and NYU, explains how regulation is shaping crypto and why CBDCs are attracting interest.

Venture capital funding for decarbonisation has stalled since 2022 – report

After record investments in 2022, decarbonisation-related deals crashed in 2023, reflecting a poor global economic outlook.

Higher inflation will lead investors towards variable assets

As inflation becomes more variable, so too will the assets favoured by investors, according to a new report.

Net zero and its discontents: behavioural economist David Lewis on ESG

Behavioural economist Dr. David Lewis explains the backlash ESG is facing in North America, and suggests how to counter it.

Corporate sustainability “needs improved ESG standards and tools”

Global industry leaders are embracing ESG issues but diverging reporting standards pose a challenge to corporate sustainability, a business event heard.