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In July 2014, José Manuel Barroso's EU Commission proposed the Circular Economy package, a legislative package regulating levels of waste, recycling and incineration. The purpose was to reduce waste, improve resource efficiency, create jobs and stimulate economic growth.
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A recent poll put the NHS at the top of voters concerns in the UK, comfortably ahead of immigration and the economy. Meanwhile, the media has been awash with tales of Accident and Emergency Departments failing to meet targets that stipulate they must see patients within four hours. Moreover, the Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband has apparently promised to ‘weaponise’ the NHS as a key theme of his General Election campaign. It is therefore safe to say that healthcare is currently at the top of the political agenda.
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In the past several years, “inequality” has become a watch word. The 99 percent movement, executive pay and bank bailouts all made headlines following the financial crisis. There is growing recognition that vast income inequality is not good for the economy as a whole. But in thinking about inequality, in this country and around the world, there is more in play than just income inequality.
I was recently in Jackson Hole, Wyoming producing a video for a client -- the first in an episodic series, thoughtfully crafted to be an authentic expression of the client’s brand and to evoke a mood that is uniquely achieved through video.
Jan 27, 2015
Elections are interesting things. A couple of months ago the United States shook itself up and a couple of days ago Greece reminded us that di̱mokratía is a Greek word. Soon it will be the turn of the UK.
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Whether it’s you, a trend-setting brand or a non-profit organization, our avatars, the images that represent us everywhere from social media to gaming worlds, are an opportunity to express ourselves and reveal some of our personality. But how do others interpret them?
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With such complexity at play, several colleagues in APCO’s Sustainable Growth practice group have identified “5 Watch Outs” we believe will gain even greater attention in 2015 and likely mature into full-blown priorities for business and policy leaders over the coming years.
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