Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
The Arctic is the real barometer of global risk
27/09/16

The Arctic is the real barometer of global risk

Professor Gail Whiteman from the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business discusses Arctic ice melt and its impact on business.

Why Britain should play the long game with its Brexit strategy 21/09/16

Why Britain should play the long game with its Brexit strategy

With patience and a degree of moral ambivalence, the UK may find an EU that is increasingly open to the idea of free trade without free movement of people says Kim Kaivanto.

The Arctic just had the warmest winter on record. The repercussions will be global 16/09/16

The Arctic just had the warmest winter on record. The repercussions will be global

What happens in the Arctic doesn't stay in the Arctic, explain Gail Whiteman and Jeremy Wilkinson.

View the blog post on the World Economic Forum website
Forget the FTSE 500: the Arctic is the real barometer of global risk 16/09/16

Forget the FTSE 500: the Arctic is the real barometer of global risk

Rapid changes in the Arctic are a warning sign that our social-ecological-economic system is out of whack, argue Gail Whiteman and Jeremy Wilkinson.

View the blog post on the World Economic Forum website
Greenland’s ice sheets are disappearing faster than predicted - here’s why you should care 16/09/16

Greenland’s ice sheets are disappearing faster than predicted - here’s why you should care

Gail Whiteman and Konrad Steffen outline three key reasons why melting in Greenland poses significant global economic risks.

View the blog post on the World Economic Forum website
Dropping the plan to ban junk food ads in prime time was a bad move – the UK will regret it 24/08/16

Dropping the plan to ban junk food ads in prime time was a bad move – the UK will regret it

The food industry says it wants to help in the fight against obesity – but it needs regulation, argues Gillian Hopkinson.