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Studies and Reports  VC and private equity: Where in the world to invest post-COVID?

Alexander Groh; Heinrich Liechtenstein; Karsten Lieser; Markus Biesinger The United States remains the top spot for investors, according to the 2021 VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index. How do the other 124 countries -- from Albania to Zimbabwe -- stack up, taking COVID into account? Read article

Studies and Reports  Banking on resilience: Preparing our financial system to face natural disasters

Patrick Bolton; Harrison Hong; Marci Kacperczyk; Xavier Vives The third report in the IESE-CEPR Future of Banking series provides the latest perspectives on how resilient the financial system is to natural disasters and climate change-related events and what can be done to improve its resiliency. Read article

Research Papers  How a company's financial structure affects its stock returns

Teng Huang; Anil Kumar; Stefano Sacchetto; Carles Vergara To diversify a portfolio of stocks, choose companies with different financial structures. Why? Because the stock returns of companies with similar levels of financial flexibility are more closely correlated. This finding is even more pronounced in times of crisis. Read article

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Applying Responsible Ownership to Advance SDGs and the ESG Framework, Resulting in the Issuance of Green Bonds G. E. Jonsdottir; Throstur Olaf Sigurjonsson; Ahmad Rahnema Alavi; Jordan Mitchell