The skills to meet global challenges and industry ambition

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Dr Ronnie Palin, Life Sciences sector manager at Skills Development Scotland, explains how Scotland’s skills and learning system is responding to the COVID-19 crisis. News of the recent breakthroughs of COVID-19 vaccines and announcements of significant growth in testing capacity are hugely encouraging and represent a striking reminder the crucial role Scotland’s life science sector […]

Scottish business community can deliver a sustainable future

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Later this month CMS is joining forces with The Scotsman to bring together leading business and academic figures for the Leadership for a Sustainable Future event. Insights will be shared by a range of specialists including Zoë Arden, Fellow, Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership; James Withers, CEO, Scotland Food & Drink; Liz Lowe, Head Of Sustainability, Great […]

Courageous collaborations required to help shape a positive future

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Ahead of The Scotsman’s free to attend webinar Leadership for a sustainable future on Wednesday 25th November we hear the thoughts of its keynote speaker Zoë Arden, Fellow of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership Volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. Four words that sum up these unprecedented times. A second UK lockdown underway, […]

Leadership for a sustainable future – Webinar

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CMS Scotland is delighted to be working in partnership with The Scotsman to deliver a virtual event on leadership for a sustainable future. Sustainability has increasingly been on the agenda of business, investors, funders, the public sector and third sector. The pandemic has accelerated change and sharpened focus in this area. These challenging times are […]

Open Banking and the financial data revolution

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Revolutions pit the old order against the new.  An unlikely source of just such a clash is currently happening in financial services. The Open Banking revolution, as it has come to be known, is a direct result of the EU Directive on payment services (PSD 2). This rather dull sounding piece of legislation is ripping open the banking sector’s […]

Dragon’s Den

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Dragon or Yes Man: what type of investor are you? Active managers can be selective Have you ever watched Dragon’s Den, where hopeful participants pitch business ideas to panel of millionaire entrepreneurs, seeking financial backing?  Each entrant is systematically grilled on every aspect of their business, on sales, revenues, the growth forecasts, environmental impacts.  If […]

Let the megatrend be your friend

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Think longer term and avoid the market noise The world’s five biggest companies used to be the US giants of oil & gas, soft drinks and pharmaceuticals.  Now, all five of the world’s biggest companies are tech-related companies and have become household names and part of everyday life.  The relentless rise in technology related companies […]