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Risk functions will also have to cope with additional, emerging risks—from cyberattacks to contagion in global markets and losses made due to the increasing use of models to make decisions (losses that are not uncommon but seldom reported).

The future of bank risk management

By: EBR | Friday, April 15, 2016

Banks have made dramatic changes to risk management in the past decade—and the pace of change shows no signs of slowing. Here are five initiatives to help them stay ahead

Consumers around the world are quickly adopting digital banking. Incumbents only have a short period to adjust to this new reality or risk becoming obsolete.

Strategic choices for banks in the digital age

By: EBR | Friday, February 27, 2015

If the last epoch in retail banking was defined by a boom-to-bust expansion of consumer credit, the current one will be defined by digital. This will include rapid innovation in payments and the broader transformation in systems enabled by digital technologies.

But the fact remains: globally women are astonishingly scarce in the higher spheres of corporate management.

What’s Keeping Women from the Corporate Heights?

By: EBR | Friday, February 27, 2015

The motivation for this article lies in surprising, even shocking, research findings released recently highlighting reasons that contribute to this sad state of affairs: the multiplicity of conscious and unconscious biases against women (by both genders); the career expectations patterned for men; and the lack of sponsorship available for women.

The main highlights of the discussions referred to the need of fostering an entrepreneurial culture as a solution to youth unemployment. The representatives from different sectors agreed that the aim should be to enable young people to have a good combination of strong entrepreneurial skills and entrepreneurial attitudes. The Junior Enterprise concept was recognised as a solution and presented as a win-win model in bridging the gap between education and businesses.

230 Junior Entrepreneurs and over 70 guests attended the International Congress on “Entrepreneurial Skills for Youth”

By: EBR | Thursday, March 20, 2014

The International Congress on “Entrepreneurial Skills for Youth”, organized by JADE, took place between 6th and 9th of March, in Brussels. The event gathered 230 Junior Entrepreneurs, of over 22 nationalities, representing 45 Junior Enterprises.

‘Access’ is the key word. As Stanimir says: ‘The issues facing us, especially in this economic crisis, are access to healthcare and medicines, access to information, to screening and to the right treatments at the right time. Patients also need equal access to clinical trials and, from there, innovation.´

Access all areas: Taking STEPs towards patient-centric healthcare

By: EBR | Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) is putting patients at the centre of its newly-launched STEPs campaign.

To regain the trust of citizens, (who are also voters and tax payers), politicians need to demonstrate their efforts to ensure fairness.

Tax reporting: are business leaders aware of what is coming their way?

By: EBR | Tuesday, June 18, 2013

As a business leader, following relevant legislative developments can be challenging. Even more so if these developments take place at the EU level, because it could take years before they actually impact your business.

In this new analysis Frost & Sullivan details and analyses 12 New Mega Trends that will drive growth and innovation in the UK. "These are new areas of growth in key industries that will help economic development, boost private sector investment and promote partnerships with overseas companies," explains Frost & Sullivan Partner Sarwant Singh.

Frost & Sullivan: These are the New Mega Trends that will Shape a Future Britain

By: EBR | Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Exclusive analysis to be launched during Frost & Sullivan's Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL) congress GIL 2013: Europe in London

The current economic situation in Europe is making matters worse, especially for women given the higher temporary or part-time nature of many jobs. Currently there is an ongoing legislative procedure in the European Parliament regarding the impact of the economic crisis on gender equality since 2008 the employment rate of women has decreased significantly.

Connecting Agendas - A global drive for women

By: EBR | Monday, February 4, 2013

European Commissioner Viviane Reding spearheaded the proposal to initiate quotas for the representation of women on company boards which was adopted on November 2012. The initiative has triggered intense reactions and debate has only just begun.

Strategic networking is the toughest but most essential if managers want to become business leaders. Contact with peers and with senior executives in your field is vital and encourages managers to look beyond their industry as well.

Networking is vital for successful managers

By: EBR | Friday, January 20, 2012

Managers today juggle more responsibilities than ever and for many of them networking becomes an afterthought. Herminia Ibarra, INSEAD Professor of Organisational Behaviour says that’s a potentially fatal career mistake.

Santa Claus is flexible and innovative. Like all good exporters, he leads the market in terms of consumer tastes and trends. For instance, Santa knew when wooden toys were making way for plastics and electrical goods. He’s always up on all the latest technology.

Santa Claus as a Symbol of the Global Economy

By: The Globalist | Tuesday, December 27, 2011

For those who think economics is the "dismal science," consider this: Santa Claus is a symbol of the global economy. As Tim Harcourt explains, Santa is a long-term, sustainable exporter operating a global business in many different markets.

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