Interpreting the UK's new tariff regimeListen
US hospital policy and Certificate of Need laws in the wake of covid-19 with Mercatus CenterListen
Ways to engage: EU public consultationsListen
More or less trade in the fight against covid-19?Listen
The first 100 days of the Geopolitical Commission and beyondListen
COP25 debrief with GC sustainability teamListen
What comes after Spain’s election?Listen
The future of finance with Paul Myners and Huw van SteenisListen
Risks under the radar: Anticipating supply chain risks for the UK food and drink sector
The 2018 shortage of CO2 highlighted the large scale reliance on CO2 in the food and drink industry and the fragility of the supply chain delivering CO2 into the market. In this report commissioned by the Food and Drink Federation, Global Counsel examines other potential risks that may currently be underestimated within the food and drink sector and sets forth a framework…
The looming risks of China’s corporate social credit system
China’s corporate social credit system (SCS) is set to be rolled out on a large scale this year. It rates, sanctions and rewards companies operating in China based on a long list of metrics and imposes strict rules that Beijing says aim to root out “untrustworthy” companies. With the social credit system, it could be argued that Beijing is also more strictly enforcing…
The GOP tries to flip the script on climate change
Heading into the 2020 elections, the Democrats have a clear lead over the Republicans in voter confidence in their handling of energy and environmental policy. Joe Biden leads Donald Trump on both policy themes by substantial margins (see charts).
US policy update: prospects for further US stimulus and the race for the Senate
This US election cycle, GC team members in the Washington, DC and London offices are holding a series of conversations on the elections and wider US policy issues, and how each might impact investors and companies on both sides of the Atlantic. Below is a brief extract from the sixth conversation in the series, which explored the prospect of further US stimulus and the…
What matters for post-covid supply chain policy in DC?
Trade & Manufacturing
Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, headlines of breakdowns in US supply chains and the inability of the US to meet the demand for essential goods like personal protective equipment (PPE) have taken over the news cycle. Through these challenges, the pandemic has brought to the forefront US reliance on Chinese manufacturing. But how will this policy issue manifest…
Is it time to care about social care in the UK?
One key result of the covid-19 crisis in the UK has been an acute realisation that what happens in community settings at local levels matters to public health and to the overall sustainability of the NHS. The conditions in care homes have become a pressure point for the government in managing the pandemic, as it has across the EU and US. Is this likely to produce…