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Liaison uncomfortable – innovation and risk aversion

Leading MEP Malcolm Harbour, Chairman of the Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee, told the FERMA roundtable that making Europe more innovative will be the big European issue over the next 18 months, and that risk management had a role to play. “Innovation is required to make Europe sustainable as a powerhouse of the global economy. We are pretty good, in many cases very good, at world leading research but we sometimes may not be so good at converting this into sustainable enterprises. We have to create the right sort of environment, and we are looking for financial instruments that will make it happen,” he said. Continue reading