Investing responsibly for alpha“We are insanely prudent”, says Mikael Spångberg, CEO of Brummer & Partner’s multi strategy fund in describing the firm’s characteristics.
Brummer & Partners, founded in Stockholm in 1996, is a leading European hedge fund manager that brings together portfolio managers pursuing different investment strategies in a single corporate group.
Spångberg was asked to talk about the future of investing and explains the need for investment diversification and highlights how risk adjusted returns and responsible investments are even more key into the new decade.
“In the end, it is about being flexible and able to evolve, to keep control over risk levels and to create value for investors in a responsible way”, Spångberg states.
The future of data utilisationJumptuit provides intelligent searching for data empowerment
Jumptuit Founder, Chairman and CEO Donald Leka addresses how the decentralization and democratization of data will augment the abilities of individuals and their encompassing communities, resulting in smarter citizens, smarter businesses and smarter government services. Jumptuit improves the quality of life of individuals with smart data and insights that can only be derived from a broad and deep spectrum of dynamic cross-market sector data.
Jumptuit’s Acuity Engine generates insights driven by the unique characteristics of individuals, communities, businesses, cities and regions, improving the formation and implementation of public policy. Jumptuit’s smart data solutions are designed to benefit established cities with older infrastructure and developing cities and regions, always taking into account their distinct characteristics. Jumptuit Smart City addresses the challenges created by growing urban populations while propelling economic growth and environmental stability.
Enhancing Transit for the FutureCreating intelligence, safety, and efficiency in public transit
Luminator Tech Group has joined TBD Media Group to take part in the Davos 2020
Luminator Technology Group (Luminator) delivers a fully integrated, cost-effective, and
reliable suite of technology solutions that deliver intelligence, safety, and efficiency to
Combining strategic engineering, product development and smart acquisitions, Luminator is
aiming to connect transit passengers to vital information while supporting the operational
objectives of efficient transit operations. More importantly, they do this sustainably,
building products and solutions that last, and are able to withstand harsh temperatures and
Safety is one very significant social issue and one that is getting more attention in public
transportation. Driver, passenger, and even community safety are a top priority. One of the
ways Luminator is continuing to invest in development is through strategic partnerships
with customers, local police, and other law enforcement organizations to determine how
they can use video and other data points in the transit system to create a more secure
Joining us in Davos, they’ll be discussing how they are developing solutions to enhance the
intelligence, safety and efficiency of transit in response to rising populations and the
urgency of climate action.
Henkel – Relevance Through Change
The ability to be relevant is crucial to any company around the world; relevancy cannot be achieved without remaining engaged with consumers and ensuring that products and services remain useful and in keeping with the needs of the time. German multinational company Henkel AG has products in use all around the world in many areas of society. Their ability to remain relevant is at the forefront of their operating strategy.
Henkel has been operating for over 140 years with portfolios that focus on adhesive technologies, beauty care with laundry and home care – products that are prevalent in that day-to-day lives of people all over the world. Their ability to remain relevant is driven by constant change, Henkel place great importance on the identification of upcoming trends and, through a strong culture, their powerful drive for change.
An important priority for modern businesses is the need to operate sustainably. Henkel sees sustainability as something that is in the DNA of their company and something that has been a priority for a long time. Over 60 years ago, Henkel was one of the first companies to run sustainability quality checks and, since then, have continued to work towards creating sustainable values.
In order to create meaningful and sustainable values along their entire value chain, Henkel believes that clear and transparent goals are critical. “We have defined for ourselves very ambitious goals.” Sylvie Nicol of the Henkel Management Board explained. “Towards 2030 we want to be 3 times more efficient in comparison to 2010. That means that – every year – we need to improve our efficiency by 5 to 7 percent and that comes with very precise and concise goals.”
One such goal is to become a climate positive company. To do so, Henkel intend to reduce CO2 emissions by 75% and to source electricity from exclusively renewable sources by 2030. Another goal is to completely transform their packaging where, by 2025, Henkel intends for all packaging to be recyclable, compostable or reusable. The clear nature of Henkel’s goals means that their sustainable progress will be very visible. This proves that the company’s desire to be more sustainable is not simply hype.
Over the next few decades, Henkel expects the speed of innovation to accelerate, with the demands of consumers continuing to develop. Transparency, efficiency and improvement will be key areas of focus for companies going forward. Henkel further predicts that areas like digitalization, a ‘hot issue’ of today, will be a normalised part of business.
Henkel is a company with a big present in the everyday lives of people around the globe. Their willingness to anticipate trends and make significant change to their strategies is a big reason for their continued relevance and, should this continue, they will no doubt continue as a big industry player in years to come.