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A recent Environmental Defense Fund study of 600 executives at companies with $500 million or more in earnings shows that the belief in balancing profits with environmental stewardship is strong.

How tech can help businesses balance profit and purpose

With the US administration turning its back on the Paris Climate Agreement, demands for corporate climate leadership are mounting

As an industry, wine couldn’t be more different than the low-quality, high-volume food industry. Wine’s dual function as a high-end food product and investment instrument means wine producers have had a long, ongoing interest in sustainable value based on quality.

Big Food Is Ripe for a Revolution

By: EBR | Friday, November 1, 2019

The wine industry shows how eco-friendly production can benefit both companies and consumers

Developing critical thinking is becoming more important as policy-makers around the world grapple to equip their citizens with the right education.

This is the most in-demand soft skill that companies want

By: EBR | Friday, November 1, 2019

Three-quarters of American companies say they have difficulty recruiting the right people, with critical thinking among the top requirements, according to the Society for Human Resource Management

By relying too heavily on cool stories to attract investors, ventures may end up compromising on real impact.

Crowdfunding for Impact?

By: EBR | Friday, October 4, 2019

Individuals seem increasingly keen to invest in ventures that create social impact, and crowdfunding platforms are making this easier than ever

The disagreement between the CNIL and Google then led to a €100,000 fine from the French data protection watchdog.

Google wins landmark ‘right to be forgotten’ case in blow for privacy advocates

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Google has fended off a landmark legal challenge from the French data protection authority after the EU’s top court ruled that the search engine giant does not have to apply ‘right to be forgotten’ rules globally

Under the EU Package Travel Directive of 11 December 2015, tour operators have been required, since 1 July 2018, to ensure their customers are repatriated. The directive also provides travellers who have booked a package holiday with a refund before departure, in case a company files for bankruptcy.

Thomas Cook collapse will put new EU directive to the test

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The collapse of Thomas Cook, the world’s oldest travel company, will put the new EU Package Travel Directive to the test. Although the directive allows for the repatriation of holidaymakers, refunds for trips already booked are not guaranteed

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US-China trade tensions have negatively affected consumers as well as many producers in both countries. The tariffs have reduced trade between the US and China, but the bilateral trade deficit remains broadly unchanged.

Here’s how a trade war between the US and China could reshape the global order

By: EBR | Friday, May 31, 2019

US-China trade tensions have negatively affected consumers as well as many producers in both countries. The tariffs have reduced trade between the US and China, but the bilateral trade deficit remains broadly unchanged

Glen Nager, Huawei’s lead counsel for the case, said Section 889 of the 2019 NDAA violates the Bill of Attainder, Due Process, and Vesting Clauses of the United States Constitution. Thus, the case is purely “a matter of law” as there are no facts at issue, thereby justifying the motion for a summary judgement to speed up the process.

Huawei takes U.S. government to court

By: N. Peter Kramer | Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Huawei takes further action against the U.S. government to halt illegal proceedings against the company by filing a motion for summary judgment as part of the process to challenge the constitutionality of Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (2019 NDAA)

Fitting in is a fraught concept for women with working lives across multiple cultures. They have learned to understand and benefit from the challenges and opportunities of standing out in a cultural context. INSEAD Organisational Behaviour Emeritus Professor Linda Brimm has done years of research following professionals (of both genders) with hybrid cultural identities, whom she calls “Global Cosmopolitans”.

What Makes for Inclusive Working Cultures?

By: EBR | Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Interventions designed to increase women’s cultural fit can also create a better working environment for everyone

The world of work is going through a period of arguably unprecedented change at the hands of machines; automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are the new kids on the employment block.  Employers need more from their people than ever before if they are to stay relevant and competitive. And similarly, employees expect – even demand – more from the organizations they work for.

These 4 trends are shaping the future of your job

By: EBR | Friday, February 15, 2019

Whether you’re an optimist pointing to predictions of job creation or you’ve been worrying that a robot might be after your job, one thing is for certain

Fast technological change means that the people operating constantly evolving machines need to learn new skills – quickly. Our current education system adapts to change too slowly and operates too ineffectively for this new world.

What the next 20 years will mean for jobs – and how to prepare

By: EBR | Friday, January 18, 2019

The next two decades promise a full-scale revolution in our working lives. Before we look into the next 20 years, let’s take a quick look at the present – and something once considered paradoxical

The 2016 New Skills Agenda aimed to improve the quality of skills on (the supply side _labour force) training and to make the skills acquired more visible and comparable from one country to another. Data on ICT skills should also be improved in order to better anticipate developments and help people make better career choices. Skills acquired in non-formal ways should also be assessed and validated

The role of digital transformation in labour markets and business ecosystem

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Information and communications technologies (ICT) play an increasingly important role in our professional and private lives, and digital competence is of growing importance for every individual

We expect the keys to success will be just as different in 10 years’ time. Several developing trends are likely to fundamentally reshape the future competitive environment, including the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence, the changing global economic order, and increasing scrutiny of the broader contribution of business to society, to name just a few

5 ways for business leaders to win in the 2020s

By: EBR | Thursday, January 3, 2019

The winners in business have shifted markedly in the last decade

UK security officials issued a new public warning to Huawei, saying the Chinese company must fix problems in the equipment it provides to British networks or risk a further deterioration in an increasingly strained relationship. This warning came straight after receiving the message from the American ally that the security of their telecoms networks and supply chains must be safeguard

Huawei in heavy weather

By: N. Peter Kramer | Monday, December 3, 2018

Germany and Britain are preparing for auctions for 5G, the superfast service that will enable a new generation of digital products and services

Ten things to know about competitiveness

By: EBR | Friday, October 19, 2018

Even as globalization has led to unprecedented gains for many from the movement of goods, services, people and ideas, there are those who have lost out – economically, politically or culturally

The work landscape in 2022

By: EBR | Friday, October 12, 2018

I am likely stating the obvious but it needs to be stated as often as possible – the world is changing and it is changing fast

Ten years after the fall of Lehman, corporate debt may be next bubble

By: EBR | Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Ten years after the financial crisis, the seeds are being sown for the next potential meltdown

5 things to know about the future of jobs

By: EBR | Friday, September 21, 2018

The future of work is increasingly becoming today’s reality for millions of workers and companies around the world

Lessons for Europe from China’s astonishing startup success

By: EBR | Friday, September 21, 2018

When I moved to China in 2014 to start my company, the country was still in the slow process of opening up its massive economy and developing its major foreign policy initiative, One Belt One Road

Why Asia's future is female

By: EBR | Friday, September 14, 2018

Asia is a powerhouse of growth in the global economy. From the 1980s onwards, economic development across the region has lifted millions out of poverty and doubled Asia's share of the world economy. However, signs are there that things are moderating

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The Brexit negotiations near to an end…

N. Peter KramerBy: N. Peter Kramer

On Sunday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his cabinet that while he could see a ‘pathway’ to a deal, there was ‘still a significant amount of work’ needed to get there

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