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Feb 14 2018

ICPSR: Scheduled website maintenance 18 February 2018

On Sunday, February 18, from 11 p.m. to Monday, February 19, 5 a.m., the ICPSR website and all its special topic archive sites will be down for maintenance.

We will be expanding the ICPSR offering via the Cloud to allow for increased availability and redundancy as we continue to move the ICPSR Archonnex technology forward and expand its features, functionality, and supportability.

We apologize for the inconvenience as we work to improve your data-user experience.

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Feb 06 2018

Ovid scheduled maintenance 11 February 2018

Dear Ovid Customer:

This message is to inform you we have scheduled maintenance work on Sunday 11 February 2018, starting 2pm:

While we expect the impact to be minimal, users may experience service instability for about 6 hours, starting from 2pm onwards when using the following tools and components:

• OvidMD
• JBI Tools
• Ovid Administration Tools found at ovidsp.ovid.com. This includes administration of links, changing passwords, updating your Deposit Account, Online Journal Codes or Ovid Personal Accounts.
• eTOC sign-up
• Ovid Web Services

Please note that AutoAlerts will be delayed for a few hours while the maintenance work is completed.

Access to the main Ovid platform (OvidSP) is not affected.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this downtime may create, and thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to continuously improve the Ovid platform, products and overall user experience.

If you have any comments or need assistance, please contact us at support@ovid.com.

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Feb 01 2018

JapanKnowledge service suspension 28 February, 2018

Schedule of JapanKnowledge service suspension due to the system maintenance. The system maintenance includes the change of HTTPS protocol for all access to JapanKnowledge service and we might have to ask you to change links to JapanKnowledge and confirmation of some settings.
We appreciate very much for your patience and understanding.
10:00-16:30, Sunday, 25th February 2018
All JapanKnowledge service (JapanKnowledge Lib, JK Select contents and JKBooks)

1. Change the URL link(s) to JapanKnowledge services.
http://japanknowledge.com/library ⇒ https://japanknowledge.com/library/
*Although the Old URL will be redirected to the new URL for some period (app. 1 year), we would like to ask you to change it shortly after you receive this email.
2. Add https URL(s) to IE’s “Trusted sites”
*This is only for those who have already added old URL(s) to “Trusted sites”
3. Check the settings of your remote access software/hardware.
*This is only for those who access to the service through remote access software/hardware.
4. Register new MARC record for your OPAC system.

Please click the link below for details.
http://japanknowledge.com/support/a.html?id=67#versionEN

Please feel free to ask us for more detail at b2b@japanknowledge.com

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Jan 26 2018

System maintenance (Asahi Shimbun Kikuzo) 4 February 2018

We will be performing our system maintenance on February 4 (Sun.) from 9:00 to 11:30.
During this period, all services of “Kikuzo II Visual for Libraries” will be unavailable.

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聞蔵Ⅱビジュアルをご利用のみなさま

日頃、聞蔵Ⅱビジュアルをご利用いただき、誠にありがとうございます。

弊社では以下の日程で「聞蔵Ⅱ」のシステムメンテナンスを予定しております。
メンテナンス中はすべてのサービスが停止いたします。

【メンテナンス実施日】
■ 2018年2月4日(日)9:00ごろ~11:30ごろ ※約2時間30分停止します

なお「聞蔵Ⅱ」のサービス画面にも、メンテナンスのお知らせを掲載いたしました。

ご不明な点などがありましたら、お問い合わせください。
ご協力のほど、どうぞ、よろしくお願い申し上げます。

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Jan 24 2018

Industries in 2018 Webinar

In November 2017, The Economist Intelligence Unit published ‘Industries in 2018′, an annual report which assesses how six industry sectors – automotive, consumer goods, retail, financial services, healthcare and telecoms – will develop globally in 2018.

This year’s report highlights how high levels of political risk will hang over investment decisions, despite better economic conditions. It also examines how sweeping changes will challenge traditional business models, mainly driven by technology.

On Thursday February 1st, we will host a follow-up webinar to dive deeper into our analysis and forecasts for each industry, identifying the key strategic business issues to look out for in the year ahead.

DATE:   1st February 2018 (Thursday)

TIME: 3.00pm-3.45pm China Standard Time

QUESTIONS: Contact The Economist Intelligence Unit

Click here to register for this webinar.

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Jan 19 2018

EIU tutorial videos

To find the information and data you need quickly, The Economist Intelligence Unit has produced a new tutorial library for your easy reference.

The library can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
http://www.eiu.com/Support/Tutorials.aspx

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Jan 18 2018

Announcement on Passport content download

There is a change in the way academic users will download content beginning on Monday, 22nd January 2018. When users click the button to download in PDF, Word or Excel format, they will be presented with the pop-up box. Upon entering their name and email address, the pop-up box will disappear and they can proceed with their download. The reason for this change is to increase security for the benefit of Euromonitor International and the subscribing clients.

Euromonitor International will not use any information collected for the purpose of marketing or any direct contact with end users, this procedure exists only to ensure continued proper use of our research.

In summary:

– As a measure to increase security with guest user Passport subscriptions, an additional step has been added to the download process
– When a guest user tries to download, they will be prompted to enter their name and email
– This information will be logged in our internal systems
– The screenshot below is an example for academic clients

 

 

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Jan 17 2018

ESG Trends to Watch 2018

ESG Trends to Watch 2018

Linda-Eling Lee and Matt Moscardi highlight five current ESG trends that investors should keep front-of-mind through 2018.

Sifting for Management Quality in Emerging Markets
As investors grow their allocations to emerging markets, how can they ensure ESG quality among their stocks? One way is to compare the companies’ ESG ratings with ESG sovereign (country level) ratings.

First Steps to Climate Scenario Testing
A Financial Stability Board task force is advising investors and managers to bring climate scenarios into their portfolio risk modelling, which means expanding the view of climate risk beyond the carbon contribution of their equities.

Acceleration of ESG into Fixed Income Investing
Fixed income’s slower adoption of ESG analysis could soon change. As investors push to align their ESG frameworks across asset classes, potentially stronger credit analysis is adding a pull factor.

Looking Beyond Sustainability Disclosure
Companies are boosting the volume of voluntary disclosures and sustainability reports they provide. Investors need to combine them with other ESG signals to get the full picture.

The Year of the Human
As AI takes on tasks traditionally performed by humans, companies will need people with greater skills for the jobs that remain. How will investors identify companies that nurture human capital?

Click here to read the blog post.

Click here to read the paper.

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Jan 09 2018

The link between ESG and stock performance

MSCI’s latest ESG report used a discounted cash flow (DCF) approach to analyze 10 years of ESG Ratings data of over 1,600 stocks (constituents of the MSCI World Index universe) to identify how ESG characteristics have affected stock performance.

We looked at three channels to see how ESG information embedded within companies is transmitted to the equity market. We wished to test the following rationales:

1. Cash-flow channel: are high ESG-rated companies more competitive and therefore generate abnormal returns, leading to higher profitability and dividend payments?

2. Idiosyncratic risk channel: are high ESG-rated companies better at managing company-specific business and operational risks and therefore have a lower probability of suffering incidents that can impact their share price?

3. Valuation channel: do high ESG-rated companies have a lower exposure to systematic risk factors and therefore would have a lower cost of capital, leading to higher valuations in a DCF model framework?

The Results: Our research shows that ESG has affected the valuation and performance of companies both through their systematic risk profile (lower costs of capital and higher valuations) and their idiosyncratic risk profile (higher profitability and lower exposures to tail risk), and that changes in a company’s ESG characteristics (ESG momentum) may be a useful financial indicator in its own right.

Click here to read the full paper.

Click here to read the blog post.

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Jan 05 2018

System maintenance (Asahi Shimbun Kikuzo) 14 January 2018

We will be performing our system maintenance on January 14 (Sun) from 11:00 to 11:10.
10:00 to 10:10(Japan local time).
During this period, all services of “Kikuzo II Visual for Libraries” will be unavailable.
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聞蔵Ⅱビジュアルをご利用のみなさま

日頃、聞蔵Ⅱビジュアルをご利用いただき、誠にありがとうございます。

弊社では以下の日程で「聞蔵Ⅱ」のシステムメンテナンスを予定しております。
メンテナンス中はすべてのサービスが停止いたします。

【メンテナンス実施日】
■ 2018年1月14日(日)11:00ごろ~11:10ごろ ※約10分間停止します

なお「聞蔵Ⅱ」のサービス画面にも、メンテナンスのお知らせを掲載いたしました。

ご不明な点などがありましたら、お問い合わせください。
ご協力のほど、どうぞ、よろしくお願い申し上げます。

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