Articles & Contributions from Members & Partners


Aberdeen Standard Investments Release “Powering up the Talent Chain”

Aberdeen Standard Investments have launched their social mobility report, Powering up the talent chain, created in collaboration with the Social Mobility Pledge, founded by Justine Greening MP. The Pledge team selected them for the report in recognition of their best practice approach. The Full report can be find via this link:


McKinsey Global Institute release ‘Digital ID: A key to inclusive growth’

McKinsey Global Institute, supporter of the Asia Scotland Institute, have released a report entitled ‘Digital ID:  A key to inclusive growth’. The full 128-page report (PDF – 2MB) can be downloaded here. In the report, McKinsey Global Institute looks at what digital ID is; how it can unlock value and key countries.        

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A new era for Japan is a chance to deepen friendships

Institute Director, David J Birrell, has written an article for The Scotman. To read the article via The Scotsman click here. Scotland has for many generations forged international relationships which in turn have led to new trading opportunities and academic partnerships facilitated by cultural exchanges and sporting events. While we have every reason to be…


McKinsey Global Institute release Digital India: Technology to transform a connected nation

Following on from global managing partner of McKinsey & Company, Kevin Sneader’s presentation to Asia Scotland Institute members at Appleton Tower, Edinburgh in February we are delighted to feature a report by McKinsey Global Institute entitled ‘Digital India:  Technology to transform a connected nation’. The full 144-page report (PDF – 3MB) can be downloaded here.…


Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation – March 2019 Newsletter

  The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation is proudly a partner of the Asia Scotland Institute.  March 2019 updates: ECCI sets dangerous ideas loose on the public for #EdSciFest Some of the UK’s bravest thinkers will unleash their most challenging sustainability ideas at ECCI on 6 April for Edinburgh’s annual science festival. ECCI helps drive to transform 10 industries in…

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Historical Chinese Sculptures and the Ann Paludan Archive

Art historian Ann Paludan (1928–2014) pioneered the study of historical Chinese sculptures. Marking the online launch of the Ann Paludan Image Library, this study day will explore past and present research on this subject and consider its future with prominent scholars in Chinese art history. The programme includes: Introduction to the Study Day and launch …

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