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Lobbying for Change: Find Your Voice to Create a Better Society

Lobbying for Change: Find Your Voice to Create a Better Society

A. ALEMANNO

Icon Books Ltd

2017



'We need effective citizen-lobbyists – not just likers, followers or even marchers – more than ever. I have no hesitation in lobbying you to read this book.'Bill Emmott, former editor in chief, the EconomistMany democratic societies are experiencing a crisis of faith. Citizens are making clear their frustration with their supposedly representative governments, which instead seem driven by the interests of big business, powerful individuals and wealthy lobby groups.What can we do about it? How do we fix democracy and get our voices heard?The answer, argues Alberto Alemanno, is to become change-makers – citizen lobbyists. By using our skills and talents and mobilizing others, we can bring about social and political change. Whoever you are, you’ve got power, and this book will show you how to unleash it.From successfully challenging Facebook’s use of private data to abolishing EU mobile phone roaming charges, Alberto highlights the stories of those who have lobbied for change, and shows how you can follow in their footsteps, whether you want to influence immigration policy, put pressure on big business or protect your local community

Rational Investing - The Subtleties of Asset Management

Rational Investing - The Subtleties of Asset Management

H. LANGLOIS, J. LUSSIER

Columbia University Press, USA

2017



Many investors believe that success in investing is either luck or clairvoyance. In Rational Investing, finance professor Hugues Langlois and asset manager Jacques Lussier present the current state of asset management and clarify the conundrum of luck versus skill. The core of Rational Investing is a framework for smart investing built around three performance drivers: balancing exposure to risk factors, efficiently diversifying bad luck, and taking advantage of relative mispricings in financial markets. With clear examples from model multi-asset-class portfolios, Langlois and Lussier show how to implement performance drivers like institutional investors with access to extensive resources, as well as nonprofessional investors who are constrained to small-scale transactions. There are few investment products, whether traditional or alternative, discretionary or systematic, fundamental or quantitative, whose performance cannot be analyzed through this framework. Langlois and Lussier illuminate the structure of financial markets and the mechanics of sustainable investing so any investor can become a rational player, from the nonprofessional investor with a basic knowledge of statistics all the way to seasoned investment professionals wishing to challenge their understanding of the asset management industry

Unione civile e convivenza - Commento alla l. 20 maggio 2016, n. 76 aggiornato ai dd.lgs. 19 gennaio 2017, nn. 5,6,7 e al d.m. 27 febbraio 2017 prefazione di Gilda Ferrando

Unione civile e convivenza - Commento alla l. 20 maggio 2016, n. 76 aggiornato ai dd.lgs. 19 gennaio 2017, nn. 5,6,7 e al d.m. 27 febbraio 2017 prefazione di Gilda Ferrando

G. BUFFONE, M. GATTUSO, M. M. WINKLER

Giuffrè Editore, Italie

2017



Avec la loi du 20 mai 2016, n. 76 et les décrets législatifs du 19 janvier 2017, nos. 5, 6 et 7, le législateur italien a enfin offert reconnaissance et protection juridique aux unions homosexuelles par l'établissement de l'union civile entre personnes de même sexe, occasion qui a paru propice à l'instauration d'une discipline de cohabitation de fait. Il a donc opté pour une pluralité de modèles familiaux (mariage, union civile, coexistence hétérosexuelle et homosexuelle), avec une réforme qui, après une longue attente, remet la famille en mouvement aujourd'hui. Le travail, un an après l'approbation de la loi n. 76 et avec un cadre réglementaire maintenant complété grâce aux décrets d'application qui sont entrés en vigueur le 11 février 2017, ainsi que le décret du ministère de l'Intérieur du 27 février 2017, propose une analyse complète des innovations législatives en examinant les perspectives interprétatives proposées par la doctrine et les solutions d'application proposées par la première jurisprudence, avec les répercussions et les difficultés relatives. Le volume étudie également les questions liées à la filiation, avec une révision des dispositions sur l'adoption, la procréation médicalement assistée et la gestation pour autrui ou la maternité de substitution, sur laquelle la loi est greffée en exhortant une réflexion renouvelée sur les catégories juridiques jusqu'à aujourd'hui réduit. avec ses rechutes et ses difficultés. Le volume étudie également les questions liées à la filiation, avec une révision des dispositions sur l'adoption, la procréation médicalement assistée et la gestation pour autrui ou la maternité de substitution, sur laquelle la loi est greffée en exhortant une réflexion renouvelée sur les catégories juridiques jusqu'à aujourd'hui réduit. avec ses rechutes et ses difficultés. Le volume étudie également les questions liées à la filiation, avec une révision des dispositions sur l'adoption, la procréation médicalement assistée et la gestation pour autrui ou la maternité de substitution, sur laquelle la loi est greffée en exhortant une réflexion renouvelée sur les catégories juridiques jusqu'à aujourd'hui réduit

Actualités de la protection juridictionnelle dans et par l'Union européenne

A. VAN WAEYENBERGE, ET AL.

Larcier, Belgique

2016



L'ouvrage analyse, à destination des praticiens, les dernières évolutions de ce principe pluriel dans et par l’Union européenne

Brand Valuation

Brand Valuation

L. PAUGAM, P. ANDRÉ, H. PHILIPPE, R. HARFOUCHE

Routledge

2016



In the new economy where value drivers are shifting from tangible to intangibles resources, brands are the most familiar asset. They are well known by consumers, perceived as a critical component of enterprise value and often motivate large mergers and acquisitions. Yet, brands are a complex intangible asset, and their valuation is a difficult task requiring a variety of expertise: legal, economic, financial, sector-specific and marketing. Using rigorous methodologies, an analysis of the world of the new economy and an inquiry into the limits of modern valuation technics, this book offers empirical and theoretical background to the key issue of brand valuation. It provides answers to the many questions that arise when attempting to value a brand: How to understand the origin of brand value? How to assess its value objectively? Why valuations of some brands by consulting firms differ so widely? How to understand that some brands are valued millions of euros when the companies that own them are losing money?Brand Valuation explains the economics and finance factors explaining the value and volatility of brands and presents the most commonly used methodologies to value brands such as the cost methods, the excess earnings approach, the relief-from-royalty method or the excess revenue approach. The methodologies covered are illustrated with numerous examples allowing the reader to grasp the advantages and limits of each valuation techniques. The book presents the relevant context of brand valuation including the applicable existing accounting and valuation standards and also discusses the models developed by consulting firms


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