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    Innovation and Sustainability

    October / November 2021

    Welcome to the October/November edition of Business Comment magazine, themed Innovation and Sustainability.

    The theme is entirely appropriate given that Scotland is hosting the UN Climate Change conference, COP26, this Autumn. The Chamber, working in partnership with City of Edinburgh Council, has been organising and running a series of ‘stepping stones’ events in the lead-up to the conference to showcase the work underway in Edinburgh to help meet our net zero carbon targets – 2045 for Scotland and the even more ambitious 2030 for the Capital.

    Inside Business Comment there are articles on the Chamber’s support for the ambitious plans to create a Renewables Hub at Leith Docks; how our agriculture sector is contributing to the push for net zero; the extraordinary range of work being carried out at the University of Edinburgh both in terms of their own push for operational net zero and their world-leading research; and a whole range of useful and informative articles on issues as diverse as mentoring on climate change through to how tackling climate change can be reflected in contracts.

    We hope you enjoy the magazine.

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    Economy and Resilience

    August/September 2021

    Welcome to the August/September edition of Business Comment magazine, themed Economy and Resilience.

     As Covid restrictions relax further, we are beginning to see cautious signs of optimism across the economy. The city’s streets are busier, the Edinburgh Fringe is in full swing and clubs, bars and restaurants are welcoming back customers in large numbers. 

    With that being said, we are only now beginning to realise the scale of the damage the pandemic has caused to our economy, businesses and people. Now, more than ever, we must work together to ensure Edinburgh can Build Forward better for current and future generations.

     In this edition, we hear from you, the Edinburgh business community that has played such a vital role in the economic restart of the city. Articles from our members include; how businesses are re-orientating their business models towards sustainability and net-zero, the importance of putting the mental wellbeing of staff at the forefront, the future of the city centre landscape and how to maximise your membership in this unpredictable time.

     In our special reports, we hear from Mark Currie (Director of Operations at the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland – RHASS) who discusses the adaptability of the RHASS during the pandemic. We also hear from David Horne (Managing Director of LNER) who provides insight into the modernisation of LNER trains and the future-proofing of digital services for customers on-board LNER services between Scotland and England. In addition, we hear from Gordon Dewar (Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport) who explains the vitally important link the City of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Airport play within the local and national economy. 

     We will be working collaboratively and engaging with members and key stakeholders to explore how we build a sustainable, successful and inclusive economy for the future we all want.

    We hope you enjoy the magazine.

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    Community, Culture and Heritage

    June/July 2021
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    Digital and Data

    April/ May

    Welcome to the April/ May edition of our Business Comment magazine, themed Digital, Data and Connectivity.

    In this edition, we focus on the impact digitisation, data and connectivity has had on our ability to innovate and adapt as we gradually emerge from the restrictions of the global pandemic.

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    Internationalisation and Connectivity

    February/ March

    Welcome to the February/ March edition of our Business Comment magazine, themed Internationalisation and Connectivity.

    In this edition, we focus on the importance of internationalism and global cooperation as we face a public health crisis unprecedented in modern times. Articles from our members include; advice on new rules, new paperwork, new obstacles when exporting, keeping connected close to home throughout the pandemic and how to navigate your international payments with the effects of Brexit.

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    Transport and Infrastructure

    December/ January

    Welcome to the December/ January edition of our Business Comment magazine, themed Transport and Infrastructure.

    In this edition, we focus on the work being done by our business community as they continue to develop sustainable travel links and foundations which envision a green, accessible and connected city. Articles from our members include; active and sustainable travel in your workplace, the future of public transport and digital connectivity in the rail industry.

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    Innovation and Sustainability

    October/ November

    Welcome to the October/November edition of our Business Comment magazine, themed Innovation and Sustainability.

    In this edition, we hear from the business community as they continue to innovate and develop sustainable practices to ensure they emerge smarter, more resilient and more able to thrive for years to come

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    People, Skills and the Future Workplace

    August/ September

    Welcome to the August/September edition of Business Comment magazine, themed Skills, People and the Future Workplace.

    In this edition, we hear from the business community who are doing all they can to retain their talent, and by doing so put themselves in the best possible shape for future recovery. Articles from our members include; planning your workforce for the future, the digital transformation, and borderless workspaces.

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    Economy and Resilience

    June/ July

    Welcome to the June/July edition of Business Comment magazine, themed Economy and Resilience.

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    Digital and Data

    April/May 2020

    Welcome to the June/July edition of Business Comment magazine, themed Digital and Data.