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INSIGHT & ANALYSIS

The CBI is the UK’s most effective and influential business group. Our policy experts produce insight and analysis that cover a broad range of policy issues affecting companies of all sectors and sizes. For more information about the areas we cover visit our business issues section.

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  • Report People & skills

    Competitive advantage

    01 March 2015 - 

    In 2014 the CBI made a public commitment to become more diverse in who we speak for and as an employer. The CBI Board approved a target of 30% female representation at CBI events and throughout our policy making processes - and we quickly set about working towards this.

  • Report People & skills

    Tomorrow's world

    01 March 2015 - 

    The UK's ability to grow and succeed depends on the skills and knowledge essential to high-value sectors. Many of these rely on a supply of STEM skills – but there simply aren't enough young people pursuing study or careers in these sectors.

  • Report Financial services

    Stepping up

    24 February 2015 - 

    Fixing the funding ladder for medium-sized businesses

  • Insight Brexit & EU negotiations

    European business leaders back Prime Minister's drive for competitive EU

    18 February 2015 - 

    Read the letter from 21 European business federations - together speaking on behalf of over 2.5 million businesses and employing more than 50 million people - backing EU reform.

  • Report Technology

    The business vision for a digital single market in Europe

    02 February 2015 - 

    How the European Commission's digital strategy can unlock growth, job creation and business innovation.

  • Case study Innovation

    Best of both worlds - coverage

    30 January 2015 - 

    More and more businesses of all sizes are benefiting from partnerships with universities for research, innovation, skills and professional development.

  • Case study Innovation

    Getting the most out of skills

    27 January 2015 - 

    Tips for getting started, and what to watch once you're going, in sharing skills between businesses and universities.

  • Case study Innovation

    Best of both worlds - in action

    27 January 2015 - 

    Examples of business and universities working together to share skills, research and innovation.

  • Insight Energy

    8 ways business is helping to protect the environment

    20 January 2015 - 

    The world is facing a number of environmental challenges; from global warming to resource efficiency and the UK has long been at the forefront of the effort to tackle these issues. Business understands its environmental impact and is taking action to be part of the solution creating a greener, low-carbon and more sustainable economy.