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The Twelfth Annual William Pitt Seminar

This year's William Pitt Seminar brought macro-economics and mindfulness together to ask ‘Are we too busy to get anything done?’ Why, in a world with unprecedented technological advances, countless digital tools for boosting productivity, and numerous apps, courses and books to help individuals improve the way they work, are we so worried that we aren’t fulfilling our potential? The twelfth William Pitt Seminar – ‘The Productivity Paradox: Are we too busy…

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Painting the Town Green: Responsible Investment

Ethical investments is a complicated field but one that is very much worth taking the time to understand, and build policies around.     To this end, Andrew Cates, Pembroke’s Bursar, spent Thursday morning at a Responsible Investment Forum hosted by Positive Investment Cambridge.  Bursars from 16 different colleges came together with fund managers and representatives from Environment Social and Governance groups to discuss possibilities from solar panels to investment policies.  The meeting ranged from responsible investment, through the complexities of the investment market and the limitations of the older College buildings. Thank you to the Bursar for his account of the morning. Yesterday I spent the morning at a…

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