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Spotlight HeidelbergCement: Cementing a Carbon-Neutral Future September 14, 2021

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For 150 years, HeidelbergCement’s products have been used to build houses, traffic routes and commercial and industrial facilities. Because of its role as one of the largest manufacturers of building materials in the world, the firm takes a leadership position in the industry’s responsibility to…

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Spotlight Straumann: Dental Dominance and Digitization September 08, 2021

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Straumann Group is the No. 1 brand in global dentistry materials and the leader in implant and restoration products for esthetic dentistry, the field dedicated to improving the appearance of the teeth and gums. Founded in 1954 when Reinhard Straumann established the Dr. Ing. R….

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Spotlight Sofina: Pioneers in Family-Led Corporate Innovation August 31, 2021

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Based in Brussels, Belgium, with offices in Luxembourg and Singapore, Sofina is a family-run investment company with equity holdings in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. Founded in 1898 as an engineering company, today’s Sofina provides late-stage equity capital. Its unique differentiator is that it only…

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Spotlight 3i Group: Innovators in ESG-Focused Private Equity August 31, 2021

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A private equity and venture capital company based in London, UK, 3i Group invests in mid-market companies. Its unique strategic approach aims to cover costs with income from investments and fees, thereby minimizing dilution of capital. 3i describes its collaborations with investees as responsible and…

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Spotlight Carl Zeiss Meditec: A Vision in Innovation August 24, 2021

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Carl Zeiss Meditec was formed in 2002 when the medical device business was spun off from the larger Zeiss Group, a leader in optical, semiconductor and electronics manufacturing equipment founded in 1846 in Germany. Today, the publicly traded Carl Zeiss Meditec is one of the…

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Breakdown July 23, 2021

Posted by Steven Vannelli, CFA in Economy, Knowledge Leaders, Markets

We believe the technology sector is broadly breaking down. ​​​​​That’s the bad news. The good news is that the correlation between pure growth stocks and pure value stocks has plunged. This means that growth only explains about 5% of the movement in value stocks right…

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Spotlight Subsea 7: Submerged in the Energy Transition June 28, 2021

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Subsea 7 works under the water, at all depths, providing engineering, construction, specialty technologies and maintenance for the offshore energy industry from traditional oil rigs to renewable energy. As owner and operator of one of the most advanced fleets of ships and remote-operated underwater vehicles…

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Spotlight B&M European Value: The UK’s Essential Retailer June 25, 2021

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With 600 stores in the UK, B&M European Value is a leading British retailer of discount goods, including groceries and general merchandise. It’s this company’s unique business model which differentiates B&M and keeps it growing consistently. By focusing on stocking a limited assortment of only…

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Germany-based Evonik is a world leader in specialty chemicals, describing its contribution as “those small amounts of material that make a big difference.” Big indeed: this year the company began delivering the lipid nanoparticle shell for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, a protective shell that transports…

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During the pandemic, Brussels, Belgium-based materials manufacturer Solvay provided hydrogen peroxide, hand sanitizer, face shields and financial assistance to families in distress. Founder Ernest Solvay, who believed mankind’s progress would be driven by science and took a humanitarian view on corporate growth, would have approved….

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