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"We cannot help but reflect on what COVID-19, the worst pandemic in a century, has taught us. One of the most important lessons is that global problems more than ever require multilateral solutions."

Multilateralism is a principle, not an option

China and the EU need to join forces to provide more global public goods and set a good example of global cooperation

"At a time when more than half of Americans say the pandemic has negatively affected their mental health, employees are needing and increasingly demanding additional support from their employers."

The priority for workplaces in the new normal?

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it painfully clear that the wellbeing of the workforce is in jeopardy

"By supporting manufacturing and production ecosystems to become more resilient, sustainable and inclusive, we can enable manufacturers and their ecosystems to become the driving force behind a new wave of booming global economic and social prosperity."

Manufacturing can be the engine of global recovery

COVID-19 has given the world a sharp reminder that manufacturing and production sectors – and their enabling supply chain ecosystems – remain the most real and significant force in the global economy

"The beautiful dream of an open and free internet, serving as a global agora of unlimited free speech to provide for more popular participation in U.S. democracy, just crashed and burned one more time."

How to Deal with US Social Media: Mr. Biden, Revoke Section 230

In the aftermath of the attack on the Capitol, incited and planned over platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, many are calling for changes

"When the UK voted for Brexit in 2016, Scots divided by almost two to one in favor of staying in the EU. But Scotland was bound by the UK-wide result: it was forced to leave the EU along with England, Northern Ireland, and Wales."

Brexit and the Gradual Disintegration of the United Kingdom

Brexit may well contribute to the breaking up of the United Kingdom. Only a brave gambler would bet on both Scotland and Northern Ireland still belonging to the UK in 2040

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"Governments around the world introduced or expanded digital financial transfers in response to the severe damage inflicted by the COVID-19 crisis on economies and livelihoods."

Analyses

7 lessons COVID-19 taught us about improving digital payments

Thursday, January 14, 2021

COVID-19 has accelerated the digitization of the economy. As the need for social distancing grew, digital payments, which used to be nice-to-have, transformed into a daily necessity in many countries

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"In recent weeks, the EU received a lot of criticism for the investment agreement it has concluded with China. It was established under high pressure from Angela Merkel who wanted to make the agreement the icing on the cake of the German EU Presidency in the second half of last year."

World

Boris Johnson makes EU blush with sanctions against China

Thursday, January 14, 2021

London will punish companies that profit from forced Uyghur labour. This pushes the EU even more into a corner

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“As the world moves towards increasing techno-nationalism, the possibility of complete digital disintegration requires sober analysis.”

World

EU companies in China warned to ‘prepare for the worst’ in digital decoupling

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Digital decoupling between China and the United States could severely impact EU businesses in China and they should “prepare for the worst” and may be forced into a costly separation of their international operations

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Management

How corporate leaders can apply ESG tools to help overcome global challenges

Thursday, January 14, 2021

The gradual pace of social progress is occasionally punctuated by periods of rapid change

"The COVID-19 pandemic saw wild animals roaming empty streets and a drop in emissions in many places around the world."

Analyses

2020 did not actually help the environment. Here’s how 2021 could

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

During 2020, many of us saw images of deserted urban areas being reclaimed by animals and heard reports of carbon dioxide emissions plummeting as transportation ground to a halt

"We are surrounded by smart devices – at home, at the office, in the streets. According to IoT Analytics, by the end of 2020 the number of connected devices around the globe will reach 21.7 billion, and 54% of them will be part of the internet of things (IoT)."

Management

4 essential steps CEOs should take to minimize digital risk

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The accelerated shift towards digital space with the pandemic has changed the corporate world

“We must stand up immediately to every violation of the independence of democratic institutions, . . . to every inflammatory and hateful speech by demagogues, to every disinformation campaign and fake news.”

Europe

Europe’s Weak Defense of Its Democracy

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump should be enough of a warning. EU leaders must speak up about the fragility of their own democracy and democratic institutions in Europe

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"The German Chancellor will be stepping down later this year and has always made a great ado about deep appreciation of the United States."

World

Merkel’s EU China Policy: Double Crossing Joe Biden

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Surprisingly, Germany’s veteran Chancellor is replicating Gerhard Schroder’s moves to poison the transatlantic relationship — in her case by eagerly doing China’s bidding inside the EU

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“It is no longer acceptable in our view that platforms take some key decisions by themselves alone without any supervision, without any accountability, and without any sort of dialogue or transparency for the kind of decisions that they’re taking.”

Europe

‘No longer acceptable’ for platforms to take key decisions alone, EU Commission says

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

It is “no longer acceptable” for social media giants to take key decisions on online content removals alone, following the high profile takedowns of US President Trump’s accounts on Facebook and Twitter, the European Commission has said

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"We all have our own part to play in creating the world we’d like to see, but it’s certainly clear that even small spheres of influence can have momentous impacts with the right actions."

Business

Social enterprises can change entire industries

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Social enterprises certainly act as influential drivers for the sustainability transition. Yet other individuals and businesses should also consider playing their part and become recognized as contributors to a better world

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I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Management

Teams in Evolution – and Revolution – After the Pandemic

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

How sensemaking can help you cope with unplanned, constant changes in your team

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"Establishing a common US-EU agenda on other issues than climate change will be tough."

Europe

The EU needs to update its ABC of external relations

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The European Union’s New Year Resolution must be to brush up on its ABC of foreign policies

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EU Actually

Will the Green Deal cause food shortages?

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The green sustainability plans of the European Commission are increasingly criticised in the European Parliament, who fear that the Green Deal will cause food shortages in the EU

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Brexit and the Gradual Disintegration of the United Kingdom

Brexit and the Gradual Disintegration of the United Kingdom

Brexit may well contribute to the breaking up of the United Kingdom. Only a brave gambler would bet on both Scotland and Northern Ireland still belonging to the UK in 2040

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Manufacturing can be the engine of global recovery

Manufacturing can be the engine of global recovery

COVID-19 has given the world a sharp reminder that manufacturing and production sectors – and their enabling supply chain ecosystems – remain the most real and significant force in the global economy

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